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WXDU 88.7 FM
PO Box 90689
Duke Station
Durham, NC 27708
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.

specialty music shows

Most of the schedule at WXDU consists of what we call Playlist Shows.  These shows are basically open format and play music from all genres.  We take special effort to include new music in these shows and each week our Music Staff adds about a dozen new releases to the mix.

Other shows at WXDU focus on a specific genre of music.  You can see some descriptions below:

Bull City Cosmic Hoedown: (Tuesdays 6pm-8pm)  BCCH features roots music from the back-roads fo America -- vintage blues, country, honky-tonk, cajun, old-time string bands, gospel, jug bands, New Orleans R&B, sacred steel, western swing, and plenty of songs about food.  Lots of vinyl and 78's, as well as the occasional live preformance from local and touring trad/roots groups.

Azucar y Candela: (Wednesdays 6pm-8pm) Specializing in dance rhythms of the Latin Carribean, Azucar y Candela is the place to go for old school salsa, timba, and the latest Latin jazz -- from the folkloric roots in Cuba and Puerto Rico to the modern sounds of Havana and New York.

Funk Disco Dance Friday: (Fridays 6pm-8pm) FDDF brings the pre-party every Friday with a solid helping of world-wide dance music, both old and new -- not just funk and disco, but also hip-hop, reggae, techno, electro, house, new wave, afrobeat, italo, and more.

Mondo Mundo: (Saturdays 2pm-4pm) WXDU's world music show features music from all corners of the earth, from filed recordings of Bahamian work songs to gritty Senegalese hip-hop and Parisian cafe music. You'll even here some music that hasn't got a name yet!

Out There a Minute w/ Jazz Deejays: (Sundays 10am-12pm) Bearing tremendous respect for the art and history of jazz, our programs feature a challenging range of styles.  These include but are not limited to: hard bop, free jazz, avant and straight-ahead.

Polyphonic Perversity: (Sundays 12pm-2pm) A show for contemporary, avant-garde "classical" music in its multiplicity of guises and incarnations. 

Divaville Lounge: (Sundays 2pm-4pm) Two swellegent hours of classic jazz and pop vocalists, big band, and lounge/exotica.

Local Live: (Sundays 4pm-6pm) WXDU is committed to nuturing the local music scene, and our resident local music guru is here to do just that.  Presenting the best and brightest local bands, new and classic releases, and the occasional live performance on Sunday afternoons.

Who's Got the Cuckoo??!!: (Sundays 9pm-10pm)  WXDU's weekly, hour-long blast of sounds from across th spectrum of garage rock.  From wild '60s sounds up to the present day, we offer a variety of delights, often with a particular theme.  Dig it!

Music & Spirituality: (Tuesdays 4pm-5pm): Hosted by Rabbi Elana, Campus Rabbi at Duke, this talk show explores the concept that music is essentially spiritual, is our soul’s inherent language, and has the power to change us. Each week a unique guest joins Rabbi Elana in the station for conversation interspersed with music selected by the guest as their spiritual songs.


Old Show That Are No Longer On The Air:

Regurgitate Guts, Beyond Good and Evil, & Lock Up Your Children: Former weekly metal shows.

College Radio Primer: The College Radio Primer covered 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).

Nobody's Driving: Hardcore and punk show.