Listening Online


To listen to WXYC on your computer, you'll need software that will play one of our audio streams. We now have 2 streams to choose from, a 128k MP3 stream and a 96k OGG stream.

Almost any player will play our MP3 stream provided you are using a broadband internet connection. RealPlayer will play it as will Windows Media Player, Winamp, and Quintessential Player, among others. (Click on the player names to be directed to the websites where the software can be downloaded.)

FM Reception


Tune your FM receiver to 89.3 MHz

The map below shows WXYC's signal coverage

How to listen to WXYC


If you're in the Chapel Hill area, tune your FM receiver to 89.3 MHz. The WXYC broadcast tower is located on Jones Ferry Road west of Carrboro; coverage extends into the near sides of Durham, Wake and Chatham Counties.

For remote listeners, select one of the MP3 or OGG streams. [help]

On November 7, 1994, WXYC became the first radio station in the world to offer a continuous live Internet simulcast of its off-air signal.

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