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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
On this week's Global Music Show, Amy Cooke joins host Stanton K for a look at the music of Miriam Makeba, the renowned South African singer and civil rights activist known as 'Mama Afrika'. Tune in at 4pm.

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Hey, isn't that 80s Dance thing at Cat's Cradle coming up soon? Like, 9pm this Saturday? The only reasonable way to prepare for something like this is to listen to the 80s Dance Thursday Night Feature, starting at 9pm. A rotating cast of WXYC DJs will be dishing out the hits till midnite.

Round off your Radio Week with a healthy dose of The Inside Track, where new albums get played in their entirety. This Friday at 9pm hear the calamitously named Stereo Death Breakdown, a 1969 album by Ian Anderson's Country Blues Band, rediscovered and now newly remastered and re-released by Fledg'ling records.
Monday, March 23, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC

Monday, February 23, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
First up on the Inside Track, where new albums get played in their entirety, is dubstep producer Zomby's album Where Were You in '92? It seems as though it's finally time to look back on the days of acid trance with a nostalgic ear. Why not tune in Monday at 9pm? The Inside Track returns on Friday at the same time with MVⅇ and the Golden Road, who are keeping the fire of psychedelic folk burning with their latest album, Drone Trailer, courtesy of DiChristina Records.

The Global Music Show, a monthly collaboration between UNC Area Studies and WXYC, welcomes Brazilian composer of contemporary classical music, Sergio Roberto de Oliveira to WXYC a for a survey of his recent album, Sem Espera, and a discussion of the influence of Brazilian popular music on his work. Listen 4pm this Wednesday, hosted by Andy K.

Like it or not, some of the most important long distance communications you will make will be with a phone, and The Feedback Farm accepts this fact. More and more phones are produced and used each day, and though most are used responsibly, some aren't. You should probably use your phone to call The Feedback Farm, this Wednesday at 9pm.

This week's Thursday Night Feature is all about Carolina Soul. You won't want to miss the sixth annual installment of hot soul from the Carolinas, hosted by Jason Perlmutter at 9pm.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
Monday, February 16, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
Hear Volume 2 of Sublime Frequencies' Guitars from Agadez series, featuring Group Bomino, on Monday's Inside Track, where a new album is played in it's entirety. The album was recorded in and around their home city of Agadez in 2007, but the ethnically Tuareg band has since been forced into exile due to violence between the Nigerian government and Tuareg Separatists. Bomino shares stylistic elements (and a few members) with Group Inerane, who were featured on Volume 1. Tune in at 9pm.The Inside Track returns on Friday at the same time with Charlemagne's Big Thaw, the latest record from Colossal Yes, Comets on Fire's Drummer's side project. Valentine's Day has come and gone, but amorous feelings still appear to be in the air at the WXYC broadcasting station. Join Jackie H. and Ellis D. for the history of the Make-Out Mix, this week's Thursday Night Feature - 9pm. Music Director Jon P. gives you a look at the latest and greatest records to come by the station on the New Music Show, Sunday at 5pm.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Bomb Knocks Out Student Radio Station in Parallel Universe
If you tuned in last night/this morning during the hours of 9:30PM-6AM, you might have mistaken WXYC's broadcast for John Cage's 4"33' stuck on repeat for 8 1/2 hours. What happened was some wise crack phoned a bomb threat in to the Student Union, forcing the station to shut down and evacuate. Needless to say we're back on the air in one piece, but do look forward to a hopelessly stale string of songs about bombs and fire for the next few weeks ad nauseam.
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