Guide to the WXDU Records, 1963-2013
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.
- Record Group
- WXDU records
- WXDU (Radio station : Durham, N.C.)
- 1.5 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], WXDU Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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.
- WDBS collection, 1949-1983, (University Archives. Duke University.)
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The WXDU Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980, 1995-1996, 2001, 2017, and 2018.
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.