News & Updates

Monday, February 23, 2009
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
Monday, February 16, 2009
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.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I hardly need to tell you all, but Sports are and have been for several years a major source of entertainment and excitement for people the world over. Join the Feedback Farm on Wednesday at 9pm for the Big Game, competition, pep talk, blurring of spectator/spectatee boundaries, several sports, and more.

At various times in recent history, some guys/gals wanted to broadcast music over the radio, but The Man just wouldn't let them, not without a license and all this paperwork. But you know what? They did it anyway. Howie Hoyt brings the music of Underground FM (Part II!) to the Thursday Night Feature. 9pm's the time.

Music's great and all, but it doesn't hold a candle to being Informed - WXYC News can help you get there, every Sunday at 5pm. This week: Matt B reports on the evolutionary science behind fingerprints, Jackie H will discuss the Ackland exhibit At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750 in connection with the impact of big industry, and Chris will tell you what exactly is going on in Washington, where the Stimulus package is headed, and what it tells us about Obama's ability to realize his agenda goals.
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