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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.

College Radio Primer

The College Radio Primer covers a particular era or musical scene that was crucial to the development of what we think of as modern College Radio (which kinda-sorta began with the FM radio era in the early 70s, and really began to flourish in the early 80s).

Local Radio Station Comps 76-89

Flying Nun Records

Stiff Records

Homestead Records

K Records

Sublime Frequencies

Athens GA 

Shoe Gaze

Brit Pop 

The World Turned Upside Down: Billy Bragg and the Red Wedge Tour

Wanna Buy A Bridge? Rough Trade 78-81

Halloween Special

Geek Rock

Blitz Kid Bop: British New Romantics

Saddle Creek

Manchester 1977-1985

Northern Soul

Delible: Disappearing Independent Hit From the Golden Age of College Radio 85-80

Inside the Batcave and Beyond: 80s Goth


Let X = X: The Music of Laurie Anderson

Cracks in the Cosmic Egg: German Psychedelia (1968-1978)

Brave Exhibitions: The Australian Underground (1976-1986)

NC Music from the 70s & 80s

Incest in Music part 53: In Which Country & Rock Get It On

Wham Bam Thank You Glam with Alison

We're Not Crazy: The No Wave Scene 77-83

I Don't Mind If You Forget Me: an evening of music by Morrissey

The Songs That Saved Your Life: an evening of music by The Smiths

San Francisco Avant Garde Scene (78-84)

4AD: The Classic Years

New Zealand Sound 1979 - Present

Columbus Ohio!

You Can Miss Out of School: Small Faces and Kinks

 MixTape Madness Part I

Hope and Anchor? UK Pub Rock Scene

Mid-90s dark indie scene in Chicago and Louisville 

Early 70s artrock 

Post Punk 1979-1980 

Manchester Scene 1989-1991 

Bands from Japan with Mystic Horse