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Tune in to Orange County Special this Sunday at 10am for a highlight on old time, blues, and religious music distinctive to North Carolina w/ folklore grad students Emily Hilliard and Steve Kruger. The show will cover themes of outlaw murders, mill songs, stars of early NC radio, black banjo and stringband music, and feature an interview w/ 4th generation banjo player and ballad singer Rick Ward.

Dec 10 2010 - 8:37am
Feb 21 2011 - 7:23am

before you call in - Les Rallizes Denudes is SUPPOSED to sound like that

Dec 7 2010 - 5:10pm
Feb 3 2011 - 10:23am

We're partying at the Pinhook on Friday night! Come join us.


Nov 29 2010 - 1:16pm
Feb 2 2011 - 7:23pm

MAKE is on The Backyard Barbecue tonight! They are loud and will almost surely drown out the choir that practices every Sunday night next door to WXYC. Tune in at 8 PM to find out what happens.

Nov 28 2010 - 2:21pm
Feb 1 2011 - 4:23pm

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