I Love WXYC
If radio stations were people, commercial pop stations would be salespeople of the most overbearing variety while college radio stations would be the babbling sketchball on the corner that’s either brilliant, insane, or both.
It’s hardly a mind-blowing revelation that cities with college radio stations consistently have the most interesting sounds on the airwaves, but the Triangle is exceptionally well-endowed. As all good college stations do, WKNC and WXDU regularly play good music that is grossly underrepresented, but Chapel Hill’s WXYC plays an absolutely stunning array of aural mayhem, much of which wouldn’t even be considered “music” by casual listeners.
On days when I scroll through the thousands of albums stored on my computer’s hard drive and find nothing that inspires, I take comfort in the fact that I can tune in to WXYC and hear something that I’ve probably never heard before. For that alone, WXYC has my undying loyalty.