Donate To WKDU

WKDU can use your support. Consider a Donation!

As the Philadelphia area's largest free-format station that broadcasts on the FM dial, WKDU is in a unique position. We go where other stations don't - in supporting the Philly area music community by spinning local music and broadcasting local bands on air, in playing genres and styles ignored by other stations, and in maintaining a diverse schedule of radio programming entirely operated by student and alumni DJs.

100% of the money donated to WKDU goes right into making the station better. Donations fund things like equipment upgrades, programming license fees, new merchandise like hoodies, shirts, and music releases, and this website!

Donate To WKDU!

We could use your support. Consider a Donation!

As the area's largest free-format FM station, WKDU has been offering its unique blend of programming since 1970. We play what other stations don't - we support the Philly music community by spinning local artists and having them perform on-air. We play genres and styles ignored by other stations and maintain a diverse schedule of radio programming entirely operated by student and alumni DJs.

Though we are supported by Drexel University via an annual budget, competition for funding among student organizations has reduced this budget significantly. It is for this reason that we are asking for listener support. If you love our station, college radio in general, or want to support an amazing outlet for non-mainstream artists, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.


Live @ WKDU: Interview With Kevin Lyman, Creator of Warped Tour

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Kevin Lyman is one of the most influential figures in the music industry. Aside from his involvement in many festivals and production companies, Lyman is the founder of Warped Tour. Since 1995 then the tour has been traveling across the world every summer featuring some of the best up-and-coming acts along with the biggest names in punk rock.

Live @ WKDU: Little Owl

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

If you visit the Little Owl Bandcamp, you are treated with this abstract description, "Music is my escape from reality, it is my meditation and my medication. I love music because it is a glimpse into the mind of the artist, it is true empathy...being able to feel a certain way, experience an emotion just by hearing a sound. music is magic." A little baffling at first glance, Little Owl is...

WKDU Presents: PhilaMOCA Tuesday Tune-Out w/ Modern Baseball & Sam Cook-Parrott (of Radiator Hospital)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:30pm

Philadelphia Mausoleum Of Contempory Arts All Ages

WKDU is curating the October edition of PhilaMOCA's Tuesday Tune-out series! We pick local bands to do a live set, followed by a surprise film of their choice. It's October, so be prepared for something haunting!
This week is Philly up and comers Modern Baseball. These guys keep getting bigger, so catch them before they get huge! We've heard word that their film choice will be "out of this world!!"

WKDU Presents: PhilaMOCA Tuesday Tune-Out w/ Address

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Philadelphia Mausoleum Of Contempory Arts All Ages

WKDU is curating the October edition of PhilaMOCA's Tuesday Tune-out series! We pick local bands to do a live set, followed by a surprise film of their choice. It's October, so be prepared for something haunting!
This week features local punk band, Address. Since it's Halloween-time, expect a very special set from this four-piece. Don't skip this show!

[Interview] Radioactive Releases: The Music of Three Mile Island

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:00am - 9:00am

Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh recommended that pregnant women and young children evacuate the area near Three Mile Island in March 1979. Maybe he should have included musicians too....

Tune in to Idle Noise on Wednesday April 9 from 7 - 9 a.m. as we welcome special guest Tom Quinn, musical artyfact enthusiast and curator of Tapewrecks, a blog devoted to rescuing the analog sounds from your last dying tape deck. To mark the 35 year anniversary of the Three Mile Island disaster, Tom will visit Idle Noise. He'll spin songs that evolved from the radioactive filth that spewed forth from Three Mile Island.

Tune in to hear local, stateside and international selections from 1979 - 2012. Check out the entire toxic compendium and commentary assembled by Tom Quinn and Sean Kilcoyne in the excellent Tapewrecks blogpost at http://tapewrecks.blogspot.com/2014/03/radioactive-releases-music-of-three.html

"These songs and other assorted cultural detritus tell a story about how humans of different cultures and belief systems respond to complex, traumatic events. It really becomes a sort of unofficial "people's history." - Sean Kilcoyne

Live @ WKDU: Yazan

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Yazan is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from New York, playing a blend of rural country blues, folk, and psychedelia.

Also, he plays a 3PM show at Sit & Spin records on 10/25.

Live @ WKDU: Sofistifunk (Spooky Halloween Edition!)

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:00pm

West Philly's sweat-inducing dance party will be the ghost in your machine. They'll be on air to play some tunes and talk about their Halloween party goin' down on the 31st at Dahlak Paradise.

WKDU Supports: Punk Rock Flea Market

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:00pm - Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Punk Rock Flea Market Dome All Ages

You know what it is. WKDU, as always, will have some real estate at the upcoming Punk Rock Flea Market. Bring your friends and check out all the cool stuff there is to see and grab some KDU swag while you're at it. This just got extended to 3 DAYS so take advantage!