WXDU 88.7 FM Duke University Radio PLAYLISTS: Current | Past 10 Days LISTEN NOW: MP3 / Other
Make a Request
919-684-8870
919-684-8871
make a request online
(
or tweet it @WXDU!)
Contact Us
WXDU 88.7 FM
PO Box 90689
Duke Station
Durham, NC 27708
919-684-2957
email
WXDU's Mission
WXDU, as a member of the Duke University Union, exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming. WXDU seeks to give its staff the freedom to pursue their personal aesthetic within the framework of a cohesive format. WXDU aims to provide the listener with an alternative viewpoint untainted by commercial interests. WXDU resolves to maintain good relations with the music industry without compromising its integrity and nationally recognized commitment to quality programming. WXDU resolves to remain a laboratory where all members are free to make and learn from their mistakes.
NOW PLAYING:

Blogs

WXDU presents Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard @ Duke Coffeehouse April 1

WXDU is proud to announce that it will be presenting Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard at the Duke Coffeehouse along with local favorites, Billy Sugarfix and the Wigg Report. The show will be Friday, April 1st at 9pm! Tickets will be $5 at the door or free with Duke ID. Hope to see y'all there!

"Born and raised Lower East Sider Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His band Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard also has a schizophrenic existence, ranging between contemplative folk narratives and distortion-fueled garage rock. "

Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard- http://www.last.fm/music/Jeffrey%2520Lewis%2520%2526%2520The%2520Junkyard?ac=jeffrey

Billy Sugarfix- http://www.myspace.com/billysugarfix

The Wigg Report- http://www.thewiggreport.com/

 

 

'I Liked You Better' checks in with HNMTF!

 Tune in at 6pm on Sunday as Bull City indy-stalwarts Hammer No More the Fingers join Savannah and Slip n Slide in the studio to chat about their upcoming release "Black Shark", out April 5 on Churchkey Records.

 

 

 

Slam Dance 2011 Round Three Voting Has Begun! The Sick 16!

Click here to go to the brackets!

Slam Dance 2011 is our answer to spring sports insanity.  The Nobody's Driving crew put together an highly unscientific list of their favorite punk bands, put them into brackets and are spinning it out to the listeners to decide!

You can vote on all or just some of the pairings -- just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.

 

 

Cracks in the Cosmic Egg: German Psychedelia 1968-1978 - Tonight 8pm to 10pm

Call it krautrock, or Kosmische, or something else entirely. The music that came out of West Germany in the late 1960s and 1970s fused psychedelic rock, modern and minimalist classical music, and free jazz into one of the most compelling and influential sounds of its era. Tonight's College Radio Primer will feature the mind-expanding sounds of artists such as Can, Ash Ra Tempel, Neu!, and Tangerine Dream. This music would go on to influence artists such as Afrika Bambataataa, Stereolab, and Radiohead. Tune in!

 

Science in the Triangle: interview with musicians from our History Department

  "What does music and musicians from our university's History Department have to do with Science in the Triangle?" was Tessa's reaction to my guest list for this coming Sunday.  My reply and idea is that SIT is intended to help to dispel the notion that science in our region is only about bio-engineering and genomics and nanotechnologies that daunt to the point where we forget that the woman next to us in Harris Teeter may be one of these scientists.  Plus, an interesting tenant of the Research Triangle Park is The National Center for the Humanities and it was not located there by accident.  I also kidded Tessa that when Steve Jobs introduced the iPad2, the stage was set at the street corner of Liberal Arts and Humanities.

On this coming Sunday, March 13, my guests will be Laurent Dubois, Reeve Huston and Bill Reddy.  All are pretty good amateur musicians as a jam session at Reeve's home two years inspired an idea for SIT- let's show the human dimension to science in our Triangle region.

The show's format is 30 minutes so we'll hustle to introduce our guests, hear them play some, ask them about their field of study and its relationship to science in the Triangle and ask them to play some more.

 

Mecanikill? on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out

 Check out hometown industrial/experimental/electronic hero Mecanikill?

www.myspace.com/mecanikill

 

And tune in tonight at 6pm as they chat with the "I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out" crew!

 

 

 

Slam Dance 2011 Round Two is up!

Click here to go to the brackets!

Lots of BIG upsets in round one with several regional bands pushing through to round two.  If you aren't familiar with some of the bands, then check them out!  Be an informed voter!

Slam Dance 2011 is our answer to spring sports insanity.  The Nobody's Driving crew put together an highly unscientific list of their favorite punk bands, put them into brackets and are spinning it out to the listeners to decide!

You can vote on all or just some of the pairings -- just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.

We will announce the winners and play more of their music next Tuesday night during Nobody's Driving, 10-midnight!

 

 

Slam Dance 2011 Round 1 Winners Announced Tonight at 10pm!

 

Who won?

 

Who lost?

 

Who battles each other next week?

 

Tune in and find out!

 

Brave Exhibitions: The Australian Underground (1976-1986) Tonight 8-10pm

In the 1970's & 80's, Australia had one of the edgiest music scenes in the entire world.  Unfortunately, no one outside of the country paid too much attention to it.  Tonight, College Radio Primer dives head first into the freakish abyss that is Aussie punk/post-punk by focusing the bands that influenced generations to come (The Saints, Radio Birdman, The Birthday Party) as well as the underappreciated groups who were equally as exciting (Voigt/465, Primitive Calculators, Scattered Order, etc.).  Tune in and hear some of the most daring and original bands in rock history.  Tonight 8-10pm!!