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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.


100th Show "Spectacular"

On Friday August 6, I am hitting my 100th WXDU broadcast milestone and I'm doing it in style with an 8 hour show (2PM-10PM)

2-4: Rotating Genre Show - Long Format Noise/Drone/Ambient
4-6: Rotating Soul Show - almost 100% Northern Soul
6-8: Funk Disco Dance Friday (FDDF)
8-10: No idea. I'll just grab things off the shelves. I also love requests.

Tune in 88.7FM / http://wxdu.org


Mel York and Alison Martlew of the Butchies on Sunday 7/18

Mel York and Alison Martlew of legendary queercore band The Butchies will be on with Savannah and Joey O at 6 pm Sunday, July 17th on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out! We'll be discussing their reunion show at the Cat's Cradle which be happening on Wednesday, July 21st.  The Cuntry Kings will be hosting, and local favorites Pink Flag will be opening.  Check it out!


Intergalactic Blam! plays live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown - Tues July 6th at 7pm

Intergalactic Blam! - A high-octane old-time string band featuring musicians from Durham, Hillsborough and Boston, will be playing live on-air during "The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown" tonight (Tues) during the 7:00 hour.  Expect total chaos and destruction of stringed instruments as planets collide.


J is heading to the Pitchfork Music Festival (and bringing back lots of stuff)

 I will be on site and behind the scenes at the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival at the beautiful and quaint Union Park in Chicago, Illinois June 16-18. Check back here or on our Facebook page for exclusive photos and, hopefully (keep those fingers crossed), announcements for interview air times as well as other surprises!!!

Check out this enormous line up! So many heavy-hitters and up-and-comers. These are some XDU's favorite artists, all in one place.


Hope to see you there!

(just look for the sweaty WXDU t-shirt)


  • Modest Mouse
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Michael Showalter
  • Wyatt Cenac
  • Robyn
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Liars El-P
  • The Tallest Man on Earth
  • Sharon Van Etten



Happy Birthday America, Sunday July 4 noon-4 pm

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 4 as we celebrate Independence Day! In this special four hour program from 12-4 pm, we'll hear a song for each of the United States. We'll hear classics like "Georgia On My Mind" and "Pennsylvania Polka," and rare tunes you might not have heard before. Every state will have its time to shine. And DC too!

Remember to tune in at noon, 2 hours early for this celebration of the United States in song!


Sacred Steel Guitar music live tonight on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown"

Mt. Airy, NC's own Sacred Steel Guitar gospel group "DaShawn Hickman and Steel Moven" will be playing live on your radio tonight (Tues) around 7pm on  "The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown" here on WXDU.


Ella Fitzgerald Tribute, Sunday 4/25 2-4 pm

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 25 from 2-4 p.m. as we celebrate the birthday of Ella Fitzgerald! We'll hear her earliest recordings with the Chick Webb orchestra, selections from her groundbreaking Songbook series, her collaborations with legendary bandleaders like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, and even hear her shatter a glass for Memorex. Tune in for an afternoon of incomparable jazz singing by Ella, First Lady of Song.


Mandolin Orange to perform live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown -- Tues April 20th 7pm

 Tune in to The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown during the 7:00pm hour on Tues April 20 to hear a live performance and interview with Chapel Hill's Mandolin Orange.  This exciting young folk/bluegrass duo has been burning up the club circuit and outdoor festivals with their fiddle and mandolin playing and their tight vocal harmonies.  Andrew Marlin and Emily Franz have been drawing large crowds wherever they play and have gotten a lot of attention for their wonderful duet singing and original songs, as well as covers of classic country and bluegrass tunes.     Last year they released an EP and are now about to release their first full-length album, "Quiet Little Room", with an album release party at Local 506 on May 1st.





The Words That I Manifest

Hip-Hop legend and GangStarr founder Guru has passed away yesterday morning (April 19) after a long battle with cancer.
Rest In Peace.



Free Electric State: Live Interview, 11 April 2010 @ 6:00 PM

Tune in for conversation with Free Electric State. We'll be chatting about their soon-to-be-released full-length album Caress, which will be released on Churchkey Records on April 20th.

We welcome your questions: send them in via our online request line (on the left hand side of our website) at any time during the program.

Tune in at 88.7 FM in the triangle area or at wxdu.org worldwide.