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Monday, February 13
Preview Show
When: 
Monday, February 13 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Zak Krone
Category: 
Rock

A look at what's to come in the 2012 Rock Marathon

Max's Kansas City
When: 
Monday, February 13 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Golden Spur and Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

Andy Warhol called it the place where "pop art meets pop life" and Max's Kansas City was indeed the place where all those gutter superstars, post-punk idols, and New York School artists gathered.
Mickey Ruskin's oasis became a watering hole/breeding ground/mixed metaphor runamuck for the Lower Manhattan scene. Bob Marley opens for a young Springsteen, Debbie Harry brings you your drink while Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe titter in the corner. The Velvet Underground plays their final show and everyone enjoys an exuberant elegy to Nixon's political passing.

Doo-Wop
When: 
Monday, February 13 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

Making a triumphant return from last year's marathon, DJ Hummingbird Feeder hosts another hour and a half of nothing but doo-wop.

Muscle Shoals Soul
When: 
Monday, February 13 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Rum Cove
Category: 
Rock

Down home beats from the delta

WTJU on WTJU
When: 
Monday, February 13 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tyler Magill
Category: 
Rock

WTJU alums who went on to greater musical fame, if not achievement, as DJing is a pinnacle in itself.

Democracy Now!
When: 
Monday, February 13 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.

Virginia News
When: 
Monday, February 13 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Ellie Stanton & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5 p.m. as news director Ellie Stanton and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu

Girl Choir LIVE!
When: 
Monday, February 13 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore
Category: 
Rock

Live in-studio performance by Girl Choir

WTJU Top 50 Tracks Countdown
When: 
Monday, February 13 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore
Category: 
Rock

We count down #50-41

1962
When: 
Monday, February 13 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
B-Side, Hummingbird Feeder and Brother Breakdown
Category: 
Rock

Take a trip in the wayback machine to the WTJU of yore. All the best from 1962.

Paul's Boutique
When: 
Monday, February 13 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matthew Simon
Category: 
Rock

All the songs the Dust Brothers sampled from while working on the Beastie Boys "Paul's Boutique"

MF Doom & Friends
When: 
Monday, February 13 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mitchell Olivier
Category: 
Rock

Hip hop and a metal mask

Tuesday, February 14Back to Top
Larry Levan
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Victor Szabo
Category: 
Rock

Exploring the credits and remixes of Larry Levan

Post Industrial History Lessons
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

History as you've never heard it before. From obscure wars and forgotten times to great figures and famous happenings, the past is summed up and redreamed in ways you've never heard before. Sonic surreal soundscapes about times gone by. We are a product of our past. History class has just taken a right turn into the bizarre.

Pastoral Electronica
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore
Category: 
Rock

Bucolica? Perhaps. …Electronica ear candy to start your day right in a beautiful place out in the country...

Songs About Boys
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Elizabeth Rhodes and Michael Babus
Category: 
Rock

“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story...” is a great classic opener for a song about a BOY who is moody, sweet, loves too much, a tad mean, a rebel, a whiner, a hero, a warrior, and a bit emo. Join Us, Liz Rhodes and Michael Babus, on Valentine’s Day! We will take you on a musical Odyssey with Songs about Boys that will break your heart, or make your heart flutter for your secret crush.

Not Every Grrrl is a Riot Grrrl
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Elizabeth Rhodes
Category: 
Rock

"Being typecast as a Riot Grrrl isn't exactly the worst insult, but it's still lazily lumping an entire gender together rather than listening to the music being produced, and shows how limited our vocabulary for talking about women in music is." Ladies who rocked out and changed the music vocabulary in the early 1990's.

Valentine's Day
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Emily Gawlak and Mounika Garlapati
Category: 
Rock

...it's a greeting card holiday. Fight back with Emily and Mounika.

Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Delight Show
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore
Category: 
Rock

Batten down those hatches for a quiet storm...join Dave from 'Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Rocke Show' as he brings you tunes to stay abed for an afternoon...keep the phones close so you can call in pledges of support between bouts of, as the man says, "conspicuous squeaketasqueaketa"....

Democracy Now!
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.

Virginia News
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Ellie Stanton & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5 p.m. as news director Ellie Stanton and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu

Mountains LIVE!
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Matthew Simon and James Ford
Category: 
Rock

Live in-studio performance by Mountains

WTJU Top 50 Tracks Countdown
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matthew Simon and James Ford
Category: 
Rock

We count down #40-31

1972
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Poubelle and zé steev
Category: 
Rock

Take a trip in the wayback machine to the WTJU of yore. All the best from 1972.

Spanish Rock
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Liz Lowenstein
Category: 
Rock

¿Crees que la música rock es sólo para los norteamericanos? Españoles de rock también!

The Tycoon of Teen: Phil Spector
When: 
Tuesday, February 14 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Poubelle and Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

Join Helvidius and Poubelle as they sample the mad genius of ace songwriter and epic producer Phil Spector. They'll unearth and dust off lesser-known collaborations, and of course, they'll revisit the famous Wall of Sound that defined an era and influenced artists from the Beatles to Bruce Springsteen. Listen to the Beach Boys: "I know you're gonna love Phil Spector."

Wednesday, February 15Back to Top
Dance Music
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Alex Donaghy and Joy Merten
Category: 
Rock

Turn up the bass and keep those feet moving! It's a dance party up in here!

Late Night Rock
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
None
Category: 
Rock

WTJU rock staples keep you going through the wee hours.

Swinging London
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Rock

The UK music scene in the mid-sixties was an exciting blend of musical styles – some of which wouldn’t be defined until long after the fact. We’ll do it all: psych, freakbeat, mod, pop, Northern soul, R&B, and more from the bands who gave the UK its distinctively groovy sound: Twinkle, Amen Corner, Tintern Abby, the Flirtations, Two of Each, The Quick, Vashti, Small Faces, et al.

Broken Social Scene Vs. New Pornographers
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick
Category: 
Rock

Canada's oldest indie rivalry squares off featuring side projects as well.

UVA Today
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 11:55AM
Hosted by: 
Marian Anderfuren, Jane Ford & Rob Smith
Category: 
Public Affairs

UVA Today Radio Show is a weekly five minute show that provides news and information about the University of Virginia of interest to the greater community. Look for new editions of the show every Wednesday at 11:55 a.m. on WTJU. The program is presented by staff of the University of Virginia's Office of Public Affairs.

West African Guitar
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ruhi Andre and Steve Kindig
Category: 
Rock

West Africa stretches from the Sahara to the Atlantic Ocean. The region’s music is wildly diverse, but one thread that runs through it is the guitar. Whether wailing or whispering, it speaks many languages: Desert blues from Mali, calypso-influenced highlife from Ghana, hypnotic mbalax from Senegal, and of course, simmering Afrobeat from Nigeria. Steve and Ruhi introduce you to some of their favorite guitar gods, from the 70s to today.

Deeper Into I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Baconfat
Category: 
Rock

If you have a favorite Yo La Tengo record, it's probably I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One. Listen as we celebrate 15 years of this landmark album with live versions, obscure b-sides, and songs that informed the creation of this album during the glorious middle period of the Clinton years.

Democracy Now!
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.

Virginia News
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Ellie Stanton & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5 p.m. as news director Ellie Stanton and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu

Fire Tapes LIVE!
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Emily Gawlak and Mounika Garlapati
Category: 
Rock

Live in-studio performance by Fire Tapes

WTJU Top 50 Tracks Countdown
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Emily Gawlak and Mounika Garlapati
Category: 
Rock

We count down #30-21

1982
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Victor Szabo
Category: 
Rock

Take a trip in the wayback machine to the WTJU of yore. All the best from 1982.

Just Can't Get Enough: Early Synth Pop
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Nick Rubin
Category: 
Rock

Open your heart and revisit the first flowering of switched-on joy.

Waste Your Youth: Punk and New Wave from the Two Germanys
When: 
Wednesday, February 15 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gabe Cooper and Simon Strick
Category: 
Rock

Burma Shave and Benny Propain bring you the best punk rock from the country with a wall in its heart. Join us to hear the first punk bands from the Federal Republic, who rebelled against the Anglo-American stranglehold on German pop, as well as subversive sonic explosions from behind the Iron Curtain.

Thursday, February 16Back to Top
Disquieting Dreams
When: 
Thursday, February 16 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

Two hours of the darkest of dark ambient music. We'll explore early examples of the genre from the '70s and 80's, shiver along with the great masters of the '90's and '00s, and even hear from some of the newest creepy soundsters of today. Dark ambient...music for SCAREports?

Radiance: Basic Channel's Dub Techno
When: 
Thursday, February 16 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Victor Szabo
Category: 
Rock

Does not compute

A Mille Plateaux de L'Electronica
When: 
Thursday, February 16 05:00AM
Hosted by: 
Victor Szabo
Category: 
Rock

Does not compute

The Ambient that House Built
When: 
Thursday, February 16 07:00AM
Hosted by: 
Victor Szabo
Category: 
Rock

Does not compute

Motown
When: 
Thursday, February 16 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ann Porortti
Category: 
Rock

What great musical enterprise began in 1963 and ended in 1970? No, it's not the Beatles, it's Motown. As the British invaded, Detroit fought back.

I Wanna Testify: Detroit Soul and R&B
When: 
Thursday, February 16 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brother Breakdown
Category: 
Rock

Detroit Soul isn't just about Motown. It's about the four hundred labels that packed into Detroit in the 1960s, from the shady, one-off back-room affairs to the polished, refined challengers to the Gordy throne. It's about dusty, long forgotten singles emblazoned with names like Ric-Tic, Tri-Phi, D-Town and Mutt, and the almost-were, tragically-forgotten musicians behind them. Join Brother Breakdown for a deeper look at the Soul of Detroit.

David Byrne
When: 
Thursday, February 16 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matthew Simon and Danny Shea
Category: 
Rock

Carry the Zero darlings Danny and Matthew pay homage to rocker, author, cyclist David Byrne. The Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and 10 years later we celebrate the works of his solo career, his record label "Luaka Bop" and his work with the Talking Heads.

Democracy Now!
When: 
Thursday, February 16 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.

Virginia News
When: 
Thursday, February 16 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Ellie Stanton & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5 p.m. as news director Ellie Stanton and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu

Corsair LIVE!
When: 
Thursday, February 16 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Zak Krone
Category: 
Rock

Live in-studio performance by Corsair

WTJU Top 50 Tracks Countdown
When: 
Thursday, February 16 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Zak Krone
Category: 
Rock

We count down #20-11

1992
When: 
Thursday, February 16 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Zak Krone and Michael Babus
Category: 
Rock

Take a trip in the wayback machine to the WTJU of yore. All the best from 1992.

Music to Watch the Girls Go Cry: The Music of Andy Votel
When: 
Thursday, February 16 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius and Baconfat
Category: 
Rock

Crate-digger and global oddball DJ Andy Votel has spent nearly a decade finding, mixing, and releasing some of the finest in global psychedelia and funk. From the pathbreaking Turkish psych reissue of Selda all the way to the the box set of genius arranger Jean-Claude Vannier released this year, Andy Votel and the crew at Finders
Keepers records have cast their light into the deep forgotten recesses of the pop music scene.

BCR Presents Suicides and ODs
When: 
Thursday, February 16 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Phil Free and Ramona Sparks
Category: 
Rock

A punk rock salute to those who are no longer with us.

Friday, February 17Back to Top
DOOOOOOM Metal
When: 
Friday, February 17 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Michael Babus
Category: 
Rock

LISTEN AND DIE

Overnight Rock
When: 
Friday, February 17 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
None
Category: 
Rock

WTJU rock staples keep you going through the wee hours.

Music For Future Gentlemen
When: 
Friday, February 17 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Kevin McVey
Category: 
Rock

Pop a squat, grab a pipe, and watch the sun rise with Emcee Vey and Music For Future Gentlemen. This steam-powered joy ride exemplifies the electrifying blend of synthesized sounds and house beats with the unique touch of 1930s and '40s swing. From the early adopters Jimmy Luxury and Mr. Scruff to 2011's revival of Lindy Hop, WTJU's only Swing House show will keep you moving and energized all through the morning.

Incompetence is the Purest Form of Sincerity
When: 
Friday, February 17 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
James Ford
Category: 
Rock

WTJU takes a charming dive into the world of happy-go-lucky outsiders who refused to let their lack of ability prevent them from being loud and proud about what they had to say. From brilliant bands like Beat Happening, Daniel Johnston, and Half Japanese, who valued personal expression over technical skill -- to truly incompetent savants like the Shaggs, Human Skab, and Wesley Willis, who made up for their total lack of proficiency with exuberance to spare -- we'll take a trip through the the silly, the wild, and the adorable, to prove once and for all that incompetence is the purest form of sincerity!

Songs About Steve Albini
When: 
Friday, February 17 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Zak Krone
Category: 
Rock

The work of everyone's favorite surly producer... wait, no... "engineer"

Our Station Could Be Your Life
When: 
Friday, February 17 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Zak Krone
Category: 
Rock

Michael Azerrad hand-picks a soundtrack from the '80s and '90s underground.

Shaking Up Orange Street
When: 
Friday, February 17 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Rock

Kingston's "Beat Street" is Orange Street... where a cluster of amazing studios set up shop: including Augustus Pablo, Niney the Observer, Prince Buster, and (the now "late") vocalist, Winston Riley, who took the name of his group and founded Techniques Studio... and almost single-handedly launched reggae into its progression.
Take a walk with Goldfinger down the sultry sidewalks and check out the sounds coming from the back door... and pledge your support for the Magnificence.

UVA Today
When: 
Friday, February 17 03:55PM
Hosted by: 
Marian Anderfuren, Jane Ford & Rob Smith
Category: 
Rock

UVA Today Radio Show is a weekly five minute show that provides news and information about the University of Virginia of interest to the greater community. Look for new editions of the show every Wednesday at 11:55 a.m. on WTJU. The program is presented by staff of the University of Virginia's Office of Public Affairs.

Democracy Now!
When: 
Friday, February 17 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.

Virginia News
When: 
Friday, February 17 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Ellie Stanton & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5 p.m. as news director Ellie Stanton and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu

Borrowed Beams of Light LIVE!
When: 
Friday, February 17 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Emily and Mounika
Category: 
Rock

Live in-studio performance by Borrowed Beams of Light

WTJU Top 50 Tracks Countdown
When: 
Friday, February 17 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Emily and Mounika
Category: 
Rock

We count down the top ten!

2002
When: 
Friday, February 17 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lady Nocturne
Category: 
Rock

Take a trip in the wayback machine to the WTJU of yore. All the best from 2002.

Songs You Couldn't Play on the Radio
When: 
Friday, February 17 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Robert Packard
Category: 
Rock

Throughout the years, social norms have changed and morphed to suit the times. What used to be considered "obscene" 30, 20, or even 10 years ago may be permissible now. Join Robert on a musical exploration of censorship throughout the ages, as we delve into songs that'd make your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents blush!

Blues Rock
When: 
Friday, February 17 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Rock

Muddy waters told us, “The Blues Had A Baby and Called It Rock and Roll,” but once that baby entered adolescence it transformed its heritage into the now dominant form called Blues Rock. Join Professor Bebop for an in-depth celebration of the next-generational transformation of the blues into this new hybrid, ranging from the contributions of Elvis and Carl Perkins through Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to the current Blues Rockers of today.

Saturday, February 18Back to Top
In Perfect Imperfection
When: 
Saturday, February 18 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Robert Packard
Category: 
Rock

Music isn't always about perfect production, pristine sound quality and amazing acoustics. Sometimes, it's about the raw spirit and soul behind the song. Join No Soap, Radio!'s Robert for a look into the most perfect of imperfect recordings. Featuring gravelly vocals, unusual instruments, strange arrangements and who-knows-what-else, it's two hours in perfect imperfection!

John Lennon
When: 
Saturday, February 18 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ponch
Category: 
Rock

Taking the listener down the provocative and addictive lane of an artist in popular music that transformed a generation X2, and exploring the inroads and outroads of everything he touched in the musical culture. Here's John Winston Lennon (4 Way Apple Anthology).

Twee-Pop
When: 
Saturday, February 18 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Caroline Bruce
Category: 
Rock

Start off your Saturday morning with a blend of vibrantly dulcet and sentimental tones. From Allo Darlin to the Smiths, you'll be happy you didn't have the Maudlin Career of some of these artists.

L'angelo Misterioso Covered
When: 
Saturday, February 18 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Rock

L’Angelo Misterioso Covered- A loving tribute to the "quiet Beatle" George Harrison as performed by the man and the many great artists that played with him and covered his music, from the Beatles through his solo career along with George's work with others including Jack Bruce, Jackie Lomax, and the Traveling Wilburys. Hosted by Dusty Garwood.

Cinema Soundtracks
When: 
Saturday, February 18 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore and Zak Krone
Category: 
Rock

Sometimes movies are the best playlists. Songs and sounds from our favorite films.

Woodsist
When: 
Saturday, February 18 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Joy Merten and Alex Donaghy
Category: 
Rock

Founded in 2006 in Brooklyn by the members of the band Woods, Woodsist Records has been putting out great lo-fi, psych, and folk releases ever since. The label has amassed a collection of 7”s and LPs released largely by bands from Brooklyn and the San Francisco garage scene. Join us for two hours of the weird and the wonderful. You'll hear psych/drone from Sun Araw, freak folk from founders Woods, garage from the Fresh & Onlys, Sic Alps, and Thee Oh Sees, psychedelic noise-pop from Crystal Stilts, and more, including Kurt Vile, Real Estate, Ducktails, White Fence, Matt Valentine, Moon Duo and others.

Before They Were Famous
When: 
Saturday, February 18 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brother Jimmy and B-Side
Category: 
Rock

Before the days of cutting himself with glass onstage, Iggy Pop was the drummer in a surfy instrumental band playing covers of songs like "Louie Louie" and "Twist & Shout." Bob Seger led a glorious organ-powered 60s garage group prior to becoming the king of 70s schlock rock. Join Brother Jimmy the Truth and B-Side as they look at the passion-fueled dreams of musicians BEFORE they were famous. From Alice Cooper and Wilson Picket to Roy Orbison and Paul Simon, we will spin the genre roulette touching on blues, early rock 'n' roll, soul, pop, and of course garage as we dig through a storied musical past.

That Girl and Spot in the Land of 1000 Dances
When: 
Saturday, February 18 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
That Girl and Spot
Category: 
Rock

Can she dance? She can dance to the east, dance to the west, dancin' with the boy that she loves the best! That Girl and Spot spin songs with a great beat that you can dance to from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Listen, donate, and come on down to the WTJU studios to dance with us!

Brasil's Jovem Guarda and Beyond
When: 
Saturday, February 18 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
zé steev
Category: 
Rock

A uniquely Brazilian iteration of the 1960s international rock style, with its own television show to boot! We'll jam on the Jovem Guarda artists themselves and track the sound's influence out into the thickets...

Athens Rock
When: 
Saturday, February 18 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Golden Spur
Category: 
Rock

Grab a golden bowl, some eyeliner and a musical saw while we explore one of the South's best music towns. With guest DJ Grace Elizabeth Hale, author of Cool Town: Athens, Georgia and The Promise of Alternative Culture in Reagan's America.

DEMOlisten Derby
When: 
Saturday, February 18 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Golden Spur and Darlin Darlin
Category: 
Rock

In 1969, the first rock bootleg "Great White Wonder" was floating around the black market. Soon there was a phenomenon of illicit albums being created by the "Other Recording Industry." Join Oogum Boogum with guest DJs, WTJU alumni, Josh McLaughlin and Paul Grewal for a very special history of rare music.

Sunday, February 19Back to Top
Folk Punk
When: 
Sunday, February 19 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Ceebs
Category: 
Rock

Formulaically, folk punk is punk music with folk instruments. Musically, it's a genre full of drugs, heartbreak, and anarchy. Join DJ Ceebs with special guest DJ Bearwave.

Mystery Sea
When: 
Sunday, February 19 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Timothy Conlon
Category: 
Rock

Ambient music from Belgium? Since 2001, the Mystery Sea label out of Brussels has been producing limited edition music based on the various composer's experiences with water. Join Timothy for three hours of the best of Mystery music as he navigates these endless and ever deeper Seas.

San Francisco Sound 1965-69
When: 
Sunday, February 19 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Greg
Category: 
Rock

The San Francisco Sound from 1966 to 1969 was an exhilarating mix of black and white blues, folk, and several forms of rock; from psychedelic to rockabilly to folk rock and the British scene. Fillmore West, Winterland, and the Avalon Ballroom each had their own music turf and followers. FM radio, with its high quality stereo sound, was new and thriving. We will be playing music you would have heard in concert and over the air between '66 and '69.

Super Infinity - Boredoms + Related Projects
When: 
Sunday, February 19 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Victoria Long
Category: 
Rock

Hear the sounds of the Boredoms + related projects outta the Land of the Rising Sun. The influential Japanese rock band is at the center of a network of collaborations mostly connected to Osaka, Japan. During these two hours, we'll hear field recordings that Yoshimi made on a mountaintop...draw the connection between John Zorn and the esoteric Oomoto sect...hear snippets of a performance by 77 drummers in Brooklyn (including Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale) and so much more. So place your hands on the power tree and get ready. 

Death From Above… DFA Records
When: 
Sunday, February 19 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Zak Krone
Category: 
Rock

A Salute To DFA Records

Smile Sessions Show
When: 
Sunday, February 19 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison
Category: 
Rock

In 1966, Brian Wilson produced what he called “a teenage symphony to God.” It became the most famous “lost” album in rock ‘n’ roll history. Last year, Capitol Records finally released those legendary sessions, unleashing a new appreciation for the work that Wilson conceived 45 years ago with cohort Van Dyke Parks and his often-confused (but always sweet-sounding) band. Join Don Harrison and Radio Wowsville as they pay tribute to “Smile” and all of the incredible music that (despite an official non-release) it has influenced over the years. It’s all in support of community radio and your monetary pledge.

Virginia Funk and Soul
When: 
Sunday, February 19 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Colin Powell and Don Harrison
Category: 
Rock

Do you know about Little Tommy? How about the Randolph Brothers? Does the mention of Sir Guy make you move like a chicken? It really doesn’t matter because the Virginia Funk and Soul spectacular is going to bring you up in step with the Old Dominion’s great, often obscure, indigenous funk vamps and mournful soul ballads –classic cuts by Mr. Wiggles, Lenis Guess, the Soul Duo and many more ear-bending artists from the ‘60s and ‘70s. It’s the show that will make you ask: “What? That was from Virginia??!!” Yes, Funky Virginia. So don’t touch that dial, Mr. Hackenbush – join Colin and Don from Radio Wowsville, and some very special guests, as they put some pep in your step and some glide in your stride. You’ll want to have the rugs pulled back and the beverages cooled while you make your call to pledge.

15 Years Of Brighten The Corners
When: 
Sunday, February 19 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Baconfat
Category: 
Rock

Hey! Listen to us! We're on the stereo! Celebrating 15 years of Pavement's 4th LP with a smorgasbord of rarities, live cuts, and original versions of covers the band was playing at the time of the album's release in February 1997.

Disco 12" Exhibition
When: 
Sunday, February 19 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison
Category: 
Rock

The 12-inch record has wider spacing between the grooves than a regular vinyl album does and is often played at 45-RPM. The invention of the 12-inch came about as an accident during the Disco era but what happened next was no accident. Join Don Harrison and the Radio Wowsville Stylus Stylists as they not only recount the history of the 12-inch single – it’s influence and its dance club experimenters – but compel you to shake your body to the best disco dance sounds of the mid-to-late ‘70s, everything from the Jacksons to Donna Summer and Sylvester to lesser known wonders such as Gary Toms Empire and Double Exposure. Mirror balls and afro wigs are optional. Boot shaking is assured. It’s all for your monetary pledge to WTJU.

Let's Get Pretentious
When: 
Sunday, February 19 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Kevin McVey
Category: 
Rock

Humor us for a moment while we get tragically hip here at WTJU and bring order to the polarizing world of dubstep and its variants for two whole hours. Class is in session and Emcee Vey will be bringing you the facts - differentiating the experimental and polyrhythmic underground of the often mislabeled dubstep genre with its more oppressive bass wobble focused counterpart, "brostep," that you've undoubtedly heard taking fraternities and Michael Bay film trailers by storm! We've listened to the worst of it and filtered out the rubbish, tune in and learn what all the best real dubstep, future garage, and purple music have to offer-- only at 91.1 WTJU!

Classic Crock
When: 
Sunday, February 19 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison
Category: 
Rock

OK, so here’s the deal: Every so often, we allow this half-delusional laid-off classic rock DJ named Don Arlo two hours of airtime (usually during the Radio Wowsville show) to “really rock the place” with playlists filled with the likes of Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, Heart, Steve Miller Band and the Guess Who. Why do we do this? Well, Don Arlo’s specialty is playing the “deep cuts” – the stuff you rarely hear on the commercial stations. Maybe that was why he was laid off. And maybe that’s why he’s so perfect for WTJU. So get the Led out and make that call. Support community radio while you still can. There is unrest in the forest, and there is trouble with the trees (FYI: the maples want more sunlight and the oaks ignore their pleas).

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Contemporary Retro-Synthesizer Revival / Vintage Synthesizer Vault
When: 
Monday, February 20 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

In recent years, experimental, noise, and drone musicians have been trading in their grit and attitude for the warm, raw, and sometimes corny sounds of vintage synthesizers; we'll take a closer look at some of the best contemporary retro-synth wizards like Emeralds, Oneohtrix Point Never, Caboladies, James Ferraro, and Keith Fullerton Whitman. The freshest frontier in electronic music just might be a gaze backwards into its dated and thoroughly un-cool past.
After learning about the contemporary practitioners, we'll wrap up the Marathon by journeying back into electronic music's past, discovering the electronic pioneers who reached for the outer limits in the decades between when hippies and academics discovered synthesizers and when New Age made it embarrassing and lame. Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream are obviously the kings of this genre, but we'll also hear from Cluster, Klaus Schulze, Brian Eno, Terry Riley, Isao Tomita, and Wendy Carlos. Now that the internet age is irrevocably upon us, let's all take a moment to remember that space travel was possible even with 1970's technology.

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