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Afroz Taj and John Caldwell, UNC Asian Studies professors and hosts of WKNC's Geet Bazaar, present "Courtesan Cabaret" on the Global Music Show this Wednesday (11/24) at 9 PM. Listen at 89.3 FM or stream at wxyc.org to hear their commentary on Bollywood song-and-dance numbers performed by courtesans, tawaifs, or "item girls."

Nov 24 2010 - 6:17am
Jan 28 2011 - 12:23pm

Another update to our iPhone app. Now you can favorite tracks you hear and check out the album art. Interface tweaks and bug fixes included.

Nov 22 2010 - 5:54pm
Jan 28 2011 - 12:23am

For those who weren't able to catch it, here's a fresh look on WXYC from STV (starts at 2:00).

Nov 22 2010 - 5:28pm
Jan 26 2011 - 2:23pm

John Harrison of Chapel Hill band North Elementary is on The Backyard Barbecue tonight. Tune in at 8 PM to hear an acoustic set and interview!

Nov 21 2010 - 2:37pm
Jan 25 2011 - 4:23pm

tonight at 9pm: the feedback farm delves into the depths of hippie subculture! call in with your questions about HIPPIES! ...but don't harsh the vibe man.

WXYC 89.3 FM

Nov 17 2010 - 12:07pm
Jan 25 2011 - 3:23pm

on The Backyard Barbecue tonight at 8: Chris Wimberley and Erika Libero from
Carrboro's Nightsound Studios join us to talk about the Nightsound Studios Presents: Musical Chairs compilation of local bands doing local covers.

Nov 14 2010 - 2:07pm
Nov 15 2010 - 3:24pm

Catch a last minute interview with Dave Tompkins (How to Wreck a Nice Beach, The Wire, Vocoder/Miami Bass Enthusiast) TODAY AT 3PM on WXYC. Some really great vocoder jams will be spun and a good time will be had by all.

He's giving a reading at Flyleaf Books tonight!

How to Wreck a Nice Beach read (Dave Tompkins discusses his vocoder book)

Nov 12 2010 - 9:38am
Jan 22 2011 - 6:23pm

Discover hardcore emo's DC roots, starting with the mid-80s Revolution Summer, and follow the rebel sulk through the years to present day acts like local band Systems. 9 to midnight, hosted by Hoang on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC.

Nov 11 2010 - 6:12pm
Jan 21 2011 - 1:23pm

Come to the Vocoder talk at 6:30pm in the Kenan Music Building, room 2030! Dave Tompkins will be there discussing his new book "How to Wreck a Nice Beach"!! See you there!

Nov 11 2010 - 1:22pm
Jan 18 2011 - 5:23pm

Jason Perlmutter and Brendan Greaves will be on the air tonight at 8pm to discuss and preview songs from "Said I Had a Vision". The LP documents the work of NC soul/gospel musician and band organizer David Lee, and it is the first release on Chapel Hill's newest record label Paradise of Bachelors. You won't want to miss this one!

Nov 10 2010 - 7:26am
Jan 18 2011 - 5:23pm
Nov 9 2010 - 1:34pm
Jan 18 2011 - 12:23pm
Nov 9 2010 - 1:12pm
Jan 17 2011 - 5:23pm

Lo fi or no fi. The Templeton Mixer was a video mixer built by the National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET) in 1970 and gave us some trippy results like yon video. Read more about the Mixer and other experiments at http://www.rdlx.com/ncet/mixer/tempmix.html.

Nov 8 2010 - 7:26am
Jan 17 2011 - 5:23pm

Butterflies is on The Backyard Barbecue tonight at 8 pm! Tune in for a live set, and to hear about their newest record.

Nov 7 2010 - 2:37pm
Jan 17 2011 - 1:23pm

16 years ago today WXYC became the first radio station in the world to officially simulcast its fm radio signal online!

WXYC Chapel Hill, North Carolina - 89.3 FM
The Backyard Barbecue is WXYC's local music show. Tune in Sundays from 8 to 9 PM to hear live sets and interviews from North Carolina bands like these:

Nov 7 2010 - 8:26am
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