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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.


Brickside Music Festival Tomorrow!

WXDU's annual music festival in collaboration with Duke Coffeehouse is happening tomorrow (4/7) at the Coffeehouse on Duke's East Campus! Join us from 2 PM to 2 AM for twelve hours of music, food, and vendors, featuring Xiu Xiu, Laurel Halo, Bill Orcutt, and more. Tickets for Brickside can still be purchased at the Duke Box Office or online.


Friday 4/6: 8-9am - Filmmakers Anna Moot-Levin and Laura Green Discuss "The Providers" Documentary with Dr. Leslie Hayes

DJ Robby will host filmmakers Anna Moot-Levin and Laura Green Discuss "The Providers" Documentary with Dr. Leslie Hayes, Friday 4/6 from 8-9am.

The documentary is about rural health care in northern New Mexico. It'll be a bit of a change-up from Robby's normal format, but should be really interesting. The documentary will be shown at the Full Frame Festival this weekend. Tune in at 8am Eastern!



Tashi Dorji/Nathan Bowles Duo this Friday 10/20 at the Pinhook!

Tashi Dorji and Nathan Bowles will be playing a benefit show for Durham for All this Friday at the Pinhook. The show will start early with doors at 7:00 so come start your Friday night off right! 



Dead Rider in studio Sunday 10-15 at 5:00 pm

Dead Rider (Drag City Records) will stop by for a chat during the 5-6 hour Sunday afternoon with DJ's Stingy and Crowmeat Bob ahead of their show that night at Neptune's in Raleigh with Enemy Waves in support. Please tune in for what will certainly be unpredictable radio.


Isasa Radio Session on WXDU Monday, July 24 @ 5:00 PM

Tune in next Monday, July 24th at 5:00 PM to catch a live set from Spanish guitarist Isasa (


WXDU Presents: Amirtha Kidambi's ELDER ONES w/ La Plastique

Join us for an evening of FREE improvisational music Tuesday, April 18 at the Duke Coffeehouse (BYOB!). Music will start at 8 PM. All are welcome!

On their new album, Holy Science, Elder Ones investigate and explore different channels of creative music through free improvisation, experimental art rock and carnatic vocal. Learn more about Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones at her website: http://www.amirthakidambi.com/

La Plastique (https://laplastique.bandcamp.com/releases) is a trio whose sound fuses together keyboards and modular synth with electronically manipulated lap-slide guitar. Their work at once evokes progressive electronic groups like Heldon as well as the late-career electric ramblings of John Fahey (see "The Mill Pond").


2017 Brickside Ticket Purchases

The annual Brickside Festival @ the Duke Coffeehouse is April 1st. Artists this year include WXDU favorites Ævangelist, Open Mike Eagle, Sarah Louise, MAKE and more. Tickets may be purchased online this year via this link, in person at the Duke box office, or over the phone (919-684-4444). 



Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Horse Lords on WXDU

Horse Lords will be joining legendary German experimental music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius live on WXDU for an interview and collaborative in-studio performance on Thursday, March 23rd at noon. Roedelius will play a set at Kings on the 22nd and Horse Lords will play at Neptune's the night of the 23rd. 


LIVE! In the studio: Al Riggs and the Big Sad - Sunday 2/26

Perennial WXDU faves (and most prolific Triangle band ever) Al Riggs & the Big Sad will be performing live on the air this Sunday, February 26, starting at 4pm. Tune in!


WXDU Spring 2017 Training- Information Session

Tuesday, January 17th from 7-8PM at the Duke Coffeehouse

WXDU is hiring new DJs for the spring semester. No prior experience is necessarry, just a willingness to explore new music and push your aesthetic boundaries. Come to our orientation to learn more about WXDU's goals and expectations while enjoying some free food (vegan options)! Anyone interested in musical or non-musical programming is welcome. 

Have any questions? Can't make the orientation time? No worries, email training@wxdu.org and we'll take care of you.