News & Updates

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tonight's TNF: The Roots of Modern Dancehall

Rub-A-Dub Style -- 9 to midnight.
Tonight's feature explores music from the newly released book by Beth Lesser, "Rub-A-Dub Style: The Roots of Modern Dancehall," an unprecedented volume that covers the emergence of Dancehall music in Jamaica in the 1980's. Tune in for three hours of Jamaican music from the 80's and early 90's as well as a live interview with Nuno Gomes, creator of the book's cover art, design and layout.  A free download of "Rub-A-Dub Style" can be found at:

Friday, June 1, 2012
This Week on WXYC

Did you know that it's June? If yes, keep reading!
Friday (tonight) on the inside track, you can hear all of the new release by Alkibar Gignor, entitled La Paix (Mississippi/Change). Alkibar Gignor is known as the “town band” of Niafounke, in northern Mali – also the hometown of Ali Farka Toure. At times, they draw on Toure’s lovely acoustic style, but the band prefers to rock out with electric guitars, thudding drums, and in-the-red vocals.  Fans of early Tinariwen and Group Bomobino will love this. Tune in at 9!
On Sunday, tune in at 10 for three hours of the Orange County Special's signature traditional and neo-traditional sounds. 
Then, at 1, Hell or High Water will continue its series on WPAQ-Mount Airy's "Merry-Go-Round" radio show with music from Rob Golan and his Band from Chapel Hill, recorded live on January 12, 1985. The Merry-Go-Round, which began airing in 1948, is one of the oldest live radio programs in the country. You can hear archival broadcasts the first Sunday of every month on Hell or High Water. 
At 2, Broken Music will deliver an hour of lengthier and more difficult pieces of music that do not ordinarily fit into WXYC's schedule of programming. It won't be Dopesmoker again, but that's the only promise we can make. 
Finally, at 9, the Sportsrap panel will discuss possible ACC realignment along with Carolina Baseball and, of course, the NBA Playoffs. 
Monday, the inside track will be the new Pulse Emitter release, Aeons. Pulse Emitter is the new project of Daryl Groetsch, a prolific ambient artist from Portland, OR. Sit back and let the waves of cosmic synthesizer wash over you. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
WXYC New DJ Hiring

WXYC is hiring new DJs for Summer 2012! No prior experience is necessary. All UNC students are welcome to apply.

WXYC is comprised of around 100 active student DJs a semester and boast over 70,000 pieces of music within the station library.The station broadcasts live from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Student Union 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. WXYC is credited with the first internet radio broadcast in the world. 

We are looking for students with an interest in a variety of musical genres who are willing to explore new music and expand their tastes. 

We're hosting a station open house in the radio station from 5-6pm on Tuesday, May 22; we're located in RM 3420 in the Union. Afterwards there is an interest meeting in Union Room 3205 at 6pm. At the interest meeting we will discuss basic info about the station, our mission and what we expect from new DJs. You will also get an application and sign up for a short, 10 minute interview time.

If you can't make the meeting but are still interested in applying, or if you have any other questions, please contact us at:

Monday, April 2, 2012
Fusion Youth Radio!

This week's topic is: Immigration and the DREAM Act.  

Tune in this Sunday at 5pm.

The bi-weekly show is produced in collaboration with Sacrificial Poets and WXYC. FYR LIVE features youth spoken word artists, music, audio documentaries, and discussion around questions of social justice and concepts of community. The program creates bridges across traditional gaps between the university and the town by bringing high school students to the UNC campus and serves as a forum for discussing upcoming events and emerging issues. FYR is produced for youth by youth.

Monday, April 2, 2012
The Inside Track

4/2 K.S. Chithra - K.S. Chithra - Wild and wonderful sounds from a 1980s Kollywood songstress.

4/6 Sidi Touré - Koïma - The latest full-length from this Malian songwriter and guitarist draws on the traditional music of his city Gao, as well as desert blues and ornate western acoustic forms.

Tune in Monday and Friday at 9pm.

Monday, March 26, 2012
The Inside Track

3/26 - Matthew Shipp Trio - Elastic Aspects 
The latest album from Matthew Shipp (performing this Thursday!), loose be-bop and solo improvisations. 
3/30 - Robbie Basho - Twilight Peaks 
Relegated to an obscure cassette in the 1980s, this guitar soli master's final record has now been restored and reissued for the first time.

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