• Nov 22 Gather ‘Round: Tim & Mollie O’Brien/Kruger Brothers

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up!   In honor of Thanksgiving, tonight’s two concerts […]

  • Guest Interview With Cut Chemist, performing at the Jefferson Theater on Nov 15

    Interview done by Henry Booth on behalf of UPC PKG Last week I was able to get ten minutes of Lucas MacFadden’s time to talk to him about the Renegades of Rhythm tour he is currently on with DJ Shadow. MacFadden, better known as Cut Chemist, is a member of the hip-hop group Jurassic 5, […]

  • Nov 15 Gather ‘Round: Chieftains & Friends in NC (2005)

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up!  This week’s concert comes from a 2005 […]

  • WTJU Presents: I’ll Sing For You (A Film by Jacques Sarasin) Nov 16

    WTJU and the Bridge PAI present a screening of “I’ll Sing For You” a film by Jacques Sarasin about the life of musician Boubacar “KarKar” Traoré. In the sixties, the people of Mali awoke each morning to the sound of Boubacar “KarKar” Traoré’s voice on the radio, singing of independence. But KarKar, like his native […]

  • WTJU needs YOUR help to make a 10-week free concert series possible

    WTJU (with the Ix Art Park) has applied for a $25,000 grant to host a 10-week series of free outdoor concerts in 2015. And we need your help to make it happen! The grant is through an organization called Levitt Pavilions, and grants are judged in two phases: 1) a public voting phase, then 2) […]

  • Nov 8 Gather ‘Round: Jim Hurst & Missy Raines at The Prism (1998)

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up!  This week’s concert comes from a 1998 […]

  • WTJU has adapted “War of the Worlds” for modern-day Charlottesville. You’re welcome.

    This year, enjoy a special Halloween treat courtesy of WTJU: an adaptation of the original 1938 CBS radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds,” by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater. The original CBS production was realistic, using a news-bulletin format that was reported to have frightened listeners who believed it was a real […]

  • RIP: iPod Classic

    As part of its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch, Apple “gave away” copies of the new U2 album “Songs of Innocence,” instantly available to iTunes Store account holders (whether they want it or not) for five weeks prior to its official launch in physical and downloadable formats you have to pay for.  From a […]

  • Folk & Beyond looks back at the 2013 Colorado Floods

    On September 9, 2013, a slow-moving cold front stalled over Colorado, clashing with warm humid monsoonal air from the south.  This resulted in heavy rain and catastrophic flooding along Colorado’s Front Range from Colorado Springs north to Fort Collins. The situation intensified on September 11 and 12. Boulder County was the worst hit, with over […]