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Guide to the WXDU Records, 1977-2001

Abstract

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 was founded in 1983 when former station WDUK-1600AM switched to a FM signal.

Collection contains public records files, including correspondence and other materials related to FCC matters, program guides, clippings, a DJ handbook, and other materials. Materials range in date from 1977-2001.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
WXDU (Radio station : Durham, N.C.).
Title
WXDU records 1977-2001
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains materials pertaining to FCC matters including correspondence, employment reports, insurance policies, license applications and renewal, public service announcements, program guides, and other materials concerning the operation of the station. Other materials include a DJ Handbook, April 2000, list of board members, announcements, flyers, and clippings. Materials span the dates of 1977-2001.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

WDUK, 1977-1983, undated
Box 1
WXDU, Public File, 1995
Box 1
FM Translator, public file, 1987-1995
Box 1
License Renewal, public file, 1993; 1995
Box 1
Public Service Announcements, public file, 1995-1996
Box 1
Employment reports/Ownership reports, public file, 1988-1995
Box 1
Insurance Information, public file, 1987
Box 1
Miscellaneous FCC Communications, public folder, 1983; 1991-1995
Box 1
Program Guides, public file, 1986-1995
Box 1
Records (taken from WXDU website), 2001
Box 1
DJ Handbook, 2000
Box 1

Historical Note

WXDU, a non-profit student run radio station, was founded in 1983 when former station WDUK-1600AM switched to a FM signal. Whereas WDUK broadcasts were limited by the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) to a range that barely covered the Duke University campus the new FM station WXDU could broadcast throughout the entire Durham community as well as the Duke University campus. The mission statement of WXDU proclaims that, as a member of the Duke University Union, [it] exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • WDBS collection, 1949-1983. (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], WXDU Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The WXDU Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980, 1995-1996, 2001 .

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006

Accessions 80-190, A95-70, A96-19, A2001-18 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.