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Guide to the WXDU Records, 1963-2013

Summary

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.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.09.13.0007
Title
WXDU records
Date
1963-2013
Creator
WXDU (Radio station : Durham, N.C.)
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains materials pertaining to FCC matters including correspondence, playlists, Music Forums notebooks containing comments by DJs and staff on station happenings, DJ manuals, event flyers and publicity, employment reports, insurance policies, license applications and renewal, public service announcements, program guides, board member and staff lists, clippings, and other materials concerning the operation of the station.

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warning Access to the Collection

Collection is open for research.

warning Use & Permissions

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.

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How to Cite

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

Contents of the Collection

1. Container List

1 boxes
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
Reports on WXDU, 2003, undated
Box 1
Budget, 2004-2005
Box 1
Show Reviews & Set Lists, 1990s
Box 1
Correspondence, 1985-1997
Box 1
Guidelines/instructing, 2007
Box 1
Board Meeting Minutes, 2007
Box 1
Playlists, 1995
Box 1
WDUK Manuals, circa 1981
Box 1
Bumper Sticker, undated
Box 1
Clippings, 1996-1997
Box 1
Ideas!!, 1983-1996
Box 1
AM to FM, 1981-1983
Box 1
WXDU DJ Handbook, circa 1993
Box 1
Flyers and Playlists, 1995
Box 1
Playlists, 1994-1995
Box 1
Station Manuals/Publications, 2005-2007
Box 1
Promotional Flyers/Events Descriptions, 2007, undated
Box 1
Admin Records, 1983, 1994
Box 1
Promotional Materials (Sample), circa 1990s
Box 1
Fundraising: Lists of People/Members, 1993-1996
Box 1
FM License Apple, 1982
Box 1
Map of Proposed Transmitter Tower, 1982
Oversize-folder 1
Financial, 1976-1977
Box 1
Financial, 1983-1984
Box 1
Financial, 1994
Box 1
PSAs (Public Service Announcements), 1994
Box 1
Sample of Flow Sheets, 1993-1994
Box 1
DJ Training Manuals, etc.., circa 1987-1993
Box 1
Staff Attendance and Phone Lists, 1983-1997
Box 1
WDUK 1600 AM Budget Reports/Constitution, circa 1982-1983
Box 1
WXDU Board Positions, Correspondance, etc. Policies Procedures, 1990-1993, undated
Box 1
Duke U. Radio Board, Constitution, Minutes, Misc. Correspondance, 1987-1991
Box 1
Handwritten Playlist Reports, circa 1996
Box 1
CMJ Speciality Reporting Fax Sheets, circa 1996
Box 1
Music Forum, 1994
Box 1
Music Forum, 1995
Box 1
Music Forum, 1996-1997
Box 1
Music Forum, 1997
Box 1
WXDU Records Library Catalog, circa 1990s
Box 1
Event Flyers, 1987-1997
Box 1
Music Forum, undated
Box 2
Photographs, 1986, 1996-2003, undated
(5 folders)
Box 2
Program Logs, 1960s
Box 2
Playlists, 1985 April 27
Box 2
Playlists, circa 1990s
Box 2
Playlists and charts, 1985-1992 and undated
Box 2
Program Guides, 1986-2002
Box 3
Posters and Flyers, 1987, 1991, 1997, undated
Box 3
Posters, 2011-2013, undated
Box 3
Posters and schematic, 1997 and undated
Oversize-folder 1
 

Historical Note

Biographical/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.

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Provenance

The WXDU Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980, 1995-1996, 2001, 2017, and 2018.

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.

Accessions UA201.0073 and UA2018.0024 added and collection level information updated by Tracy M. Jackson, October 2018.