Tonight’s Thursday Night Feature on WXYC is a double! Starting off at eight, spike your egg nog with a little soul. Nanci O Is Hip Hop brings the fourth annual edition of her Christmas special, featuring hip hop and soul from the Carolinas and beyond, including an exclusive interview with recently retired independent rapper Shelly B! Then at ten, Gwen brings us her lesser-known Christmas favorites and yours, along with readings from poems and stories.

Dec 19 2013 - 8:16am
Feb 14 2014 - 3:23pm

Hey y'all, we're still voting on our favorite albums of 2013 over at WXYC, but one of our music directors, JJ Lang, has already made a mix of some songs from his favorite releases this year.

Dec 16 2013 - 12:35pm
Feb 13 2014 - 3:23pm

WXYC's Top 94 Records for the week of Sunday 12/8/13 - Saturday 12/14/13:

Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL)
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1 (17) Lonnie Holley - Keeping A Record Of It (DUST-TO-DIGITAL)
2 (17) RAUM - Event Of Your Leaving (GLASS, HOUSE)
3 (16) Chris Forsyth - Solar Motel (PARADISE OF BACHELORS)
4 (15) Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain (HYPERDUB)
5 (15) Lucrecia Dalt - Syzygy (HUMAN EAR)
6 (14) Circuit Des Yeux - Overdue (BA DA BING!)
7 (14) John Wizards - John Wizards (PLANET MU)
8 (14) Larry Nozero - Time (180 Proof)
9 (14) Rodion G.A. - The Lost Tapes (STRUT)
10 (12) Danny Brown - Old (FOOL'S GOLD)
11 (12) Deltron 3030 - Event II (75 ARK)

Dec 16 2013 - 12:21pm
Feb 9 2014 - 1:23pm

Tune in nine to midnight for a retrospective on jazz pianist Bill Evans, of the eponymous and famed trio. An alum of Miles Davis's ensemble, Louisiana schooling, and the New York jazz scene, Evans innovated and championed equal interplay among individual voices in an ensemble, a feature along with his stellar piano work that makes the Bill Evans Trio sound eminently recognizable.

Dec 12 2013 - 6:12pm
Feb 6 2014 - 10:23pm

WXYC's Top 103 Records for the week of Sunday 12/1/13 - Saturday 12/7/13:

Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL)
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1 (17) Daniel Bachman - Jesus I'm A Sinner (TOMPKINS SQUARE)
2 (17) Robbie Basho - Visions of the Country (GNOME LIFE)
3 (14) John Wizards - John Wizards (PLANET MU)
4 (14) Kuupuu - Sisar (EM)
5 (14) Natural Snow Buildings - Daughter of Darkness (BA DA BING!)
6 (13) Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain (HYPERDUB)
7 (13) Lonnie Holley - Keeping A Record Of It (DUST-TO-DIGITAL)
8 (13) William Winant - Five American Percussion Pieces (POON VILLAGE)
9 (12) Beautiful Swimmers - Son (FUTURE TIMES)
10 (12) Burton Inc - L.A. Will Make You Pay $$$ (JAZZMAN)

Dec 8 2013 - 7:48am
Feb 3 2014 - 7:23pm

Tonight’s Thursday Night Feature on WXYC remembers Frank Zappa on the twentieth anniversary of his death. Popularly known for his novelty songs like “Yellow Snow” or “Dancing Fool,” Zappa is considered by the music world to be one of the most important serious composers of the twentieth century. He composed and performed all kinds of music, from doo-wop to pop, rock to jazz, and classical and electronica to musique concrete, as well as and pieces impossible to categorize but uniquely identifiable as Zappa creations. Tune in 9PM to midnight for this retrospective, hosted by WXYC’s own chief engineer and erstwhile DJ, Howie Hoyt.

Dec 5 2013 - 2:27pm
Feb 2 2014 - 3:23pm

WXYC's Top 99 Records for the week of Sunday 11/24/13 - Saturday 11/30/13:

Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL)
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1 (18) Nath Family - Sounds of The Indian Snake Charmer Volume Two (HANSON)
2 (14) Danny Brown - Old (FOOL'S GOLD)
3 (14) Kuupuu - Sisar (EM)
4 (14) Lonnie Holley - Keeping A Record Of It (DUST-TO-DIGITAL)
5 (14) William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor? (LUAKA BOP)
6 (13) Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (WONDALAND ARTS SOCIETY/BAD BOY RECORDS)
7 (13) Saboten - Floor et Satie (EM)
8 (13) William Winant - Five American Percussion Pieces (POON VILLAGE)
9 (12) Daniel Bachman - Jesus I'm A Sinner (TOMPKINS SQUARE)

Dec 1 2013 - 10:34am
Jan 29 2014 - 8:23pm

WXYC's Top 92 Records for the week of Sunday 11/17/13 - Saturday 11/23/13:

Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL)
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1 (20) Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (WONDALAND ARTS SOCIETY/BAD BOY RECORDS)
2 (20) Robbie Basho - Visions of the Country (GNOME LIFE)
3 (18) Unicorn Hard-On - Weird Universe (SPECTRUM SPOOLS)
4 (17) John Wizards - John Wizards (PLANET MU)
5 (17) Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain (HYPERDUB)
6 (16) Saboten - Floor et Satie (EM)
7 (16) William Winant - Five American Percussion Pieces (POON VILLAGE)
8 (15) Run The Jewels - S/T (FOOL'S GOLD)
9 (15) Tchicai/Kohlhase/Fewell/McBee/Hart - Tribal Ghost (NO BUSINESS)

Nov 24 2013 - 10:49am
Jan 29 2014 - 7:23pm

Guile hosts tonight's ¡Thursday Night Feature on WXYC! exploring alternative and indie sounds from Latin America. Travel along, nine to midnight, at 89.3 FM Chapel Hill, www.wxyc.org.

Nov 21 2013 - 3:17pm
Jan 28 2014 - 3:23pm

WXYC's Top 99 Records for the week of Sunday 11/10/13 - Saturday 11/16/13:

Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL)
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1 (18) Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (WONDALAND ARTS SOCIETY/BAD BOY RECORDS)
2 (15) Saboten - Floor et Satie (EM)
3 (15) V/A - LGBT Rights For Russia Now (SELF-RELEASED)
4 (15) William Winant - Five American Percussion Pieces (POON VILLAGE)
5 (14) Kelela - Cut 4 Me (FADE TO MIND)
6 (14) Tchicai/Kohlhase/Fewell/McBee/Hart - Tribal Ghost (NO BUSINESS)
7 (14) Unicorn Hard-On - Weird Universe (SPECTRUM SPOOLS)
8 (13) Hookworms - Pearl Mystic (GRINGO)
9 (13) MC Zulu - Outlaw Speakerbox (PERCEPTION 2020)

Nov 17 2013 - 11:44am
Jan 23 2014 - 11:23pm

Tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC digs up NC metal and hardcore -- bands like Corrosion of Conformity, Buzzoven, Tooth, MAKE, Bedowyn, Between the Buried and Me, Daylight Dies, Snake Baptist, Curtains of Night, and Bloodsoaked. Tune in or dig your grave! Hosted by Chad, nine to midnight, only on 89.3 FM Chapel Hill, www.wxyc.org.

Nov 14 2013 - 1:50pm
Jan 23 2014 - 10:23pm

Love college radio?

Nov 14 2013 - 6:03am
Jan 23 2014 - 7:23pm

WXYC's Top 95 Records for the week of Sunday 11/3/13 - Saturday 11/9/13:

Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL)
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1 (20) Tchicai/Kohlhase/Fewell/McBee/Hart - Tribal Ghost (NO BUSINESS)
2 (19) Kuupuu - Sisar (EM)
3 (19) Saboten - Floor et Satie (EM)
4 (18) Kelela - Cut 4 Me (FADE TO MIND)
5 (16) Danny Brown - Old (FOOL'S GOLD)
6 (16) Taku Unami/Moe Kamura/Tetuzi Akiyama - Hontatedori (COMPARE NOTES)
7 (15) Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (WARP)
8 (14) Hanno Leichtmann - Minimal Studies (MIKROTON)
9 (14) Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (WONDALAND ARTS SOCIETY/BAD BOY RECORDS)
10 (14) Lonnie Holley - Keeping A Record Of It (DUST-TO-DIGITAL)

Nov 11 2013 - 12:17pm
Jan 23 2014 - 12:23am

Y'all. We're back at it. CUAB and WXYC are excited to present the next show as apart of the Plus One Series. This Tuesday, November 12, Tri Angle Records artist Evian Christ will be destroying the Great Hall. Tickets are only $5 for students and only an extra buck will get a friend in.

Nov 10 2013 - 4:58pm
Jan 20 2014 - 11:23pm

TICKET GIVEAWAY #3: The first person to walk up to our table in the pit and do the macarena will win two free tickets to the WXYC Semi-Annual '90s Dance!
http://youtu.be/XiBYM6g8Tck

Nov 8 2013 - 5:57am
Jan 17 2014 - 2:23pm