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Thursday, March 27Back to Top
Classical Music of Ancient Lands
When: 
Thursday, March 27 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mare
Category: 
Folk

Countries far older than ours have traditions that have informed our government, our religion, and our music. Tune in for a musical, spiritual journey to India, Greece, Eastern Europe and Asia.
The Doctor Is In
When: 
Thursday, March 27 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett Boaz
Category: 
Folk

Maybe Doc Watson can't treat your bunions, but he can sure cheer you up. He'll have some help from Merle Watson and the rest of the family as well as Clarence Ashley, Jean Ritchie, Bill Monroe and Merle Travis.
Rivanna Rambler
When: 
Thursday, March 27 11:55AM
Hosted by: 
Leslie Middleton
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Travel to the far corners of the Rivanna watershed to learn about its rich heritage: a blend of natural and cultural history, local environmental issues, and personal narrative about the Rivanna River on down to the Chesapeake Bay. Weekly updates of The Rivanna Rambler radio show (MP3 Podcast, written narrative, and photos) are available at http://rivannarambler.blogspot.com
Cosmic American Lunch
When: 
Thursday, March 27 Noon
Hosted by: 
George & Pinetops
Category: 
Folk

What are country boys 'n girls doing when they're not drinking, cheating, loving, shooting, sleeping it off, dancing or just rambling 'round? That's right, they're eating. And there are plenty of country songs to prove it. Join Pinetops Stephen and Lonesome George as they whet your appetite with hefty portions of country cookin' tunes, from rare to well done, during the spring 2008 Folk and Rock marathon.
Folk Dance Calendar
When: 
Thursday, March 27 1:57PM
Hosted by: 
Brad Sayler
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

The Folk Dance Calendar is a weekly summary of folk dance opportunities in the Charlottesville area. It includes listings for Contra, English, Irish, Scottish, International, and many other forms of folk dance. Thursdays at 1:57 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM.
LIVE from Gravity Lounge
When: 
Thursday, March 27 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen & Jason Way
Category: 
Folk

Aer Stephen is joined by the man behind the curtain at Gravity Lounge, sound engineer Jason Way, to bring you a collection of unique and stellar performances recorded Live From Gravity Lounge. Jason has been archiving the hundreds of shows, and he and Aer have selected some of their favorites to spin for you this afternoon as we kick off this fundraising celebration at WTJU. National artists like Iris Dement, Cephas & Wiggins, Chris Smither, Asylum Street Spankers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Livingston Taylor, Peter Case, The Wiyos, Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra, Richard Shindell, Leon Russell, Jen Chapin..... and closer to home like Paul Curreri, Corey Harris, Old School Freight Train..... these are just a few of the hundreds! You have your favorites. We will try to fit in your requests, and take you on a trip that brings gravity to life.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Thursday, March 27 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

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, March 27 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Nikki Melton 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
If I Had a Song -- the Seeger Family
When: 
Thursday, March 27 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Phyllis White
Category: 
Folk

Once upon a time, 1932, two pioneering composers, musicologists and American folk music enthusiasts were married and musically raised up 3 of America's greatest folk musicians and ethnomusicologists, Pete, Peggy and Mike ,who among them play a score of instruments and have played on scores of recordings. Hear many of them on a special Folk and Beyond tribute.
Local Singer-Songwriters LIVE
When: 
Thursday, March 27 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Annette Kastner, Sandy Snyder, Blue O'Connell, Robyn Kells & Joyce Dudek
Category: 
Folk

Here is your chance to sing your own song on the radio! For a minimum $25 pledge to WTJU you can come to the WTJU live studio and perform your song on the air. If you have a recording of your song, and would prefer to play that instead of performing live on the air, for the same pledge we will play your recorded song. If you have friends with hidden talent, you can sponsor them. Just make sure they are available to come to the station on Thursday, March 27 between 7 - 9 p.m. What a great way for an up-and-coming star to get some exposure, or for an established local performer to say THANKS to WTJU for promoting your music! If any of this sounds like fun to you, contact us at wtju@virginia.edu or come on down to the WTJU studio at Lambeth Commons during the show! All local singers, professional or amateur, boy or girl, are welcome!
Willy DeVille: Willy Fest 2008
When: 
Thursday, March 27 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Eisenman & Michael Stock
Category: 
Folk

There's no Nelson here, just a celebration of the 31-year musical journey of singer-songwriter Willy DeVille. We'll explore from his 1977 debut to his latest 2008 release "Pistola", soulful crooning, pulse-pounding hard driving rock to a wonderful blend of Latin and old fashioned R&B that takes you from the backstreets of NYC to the banks of the Big Easy.
Bollywood Blast
When: 
Thursday, March 27 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gwen Kirk
Category: 
Folk

Join Gwen for two solid hours of non stop Hindi film music, including hits from films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Namastey London, Dhoom, and more! Chak de phattey!
Friday, March 28Back to Top
Jean Shepherd
When: 
Friday, March 28 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins
Category: 
Folk

Most widely known as the author and narrator of the Christmas story, Gene Shepherd's greatest achievement was his late-night radio show in the 1960's and 70's. Every weeknight, beat-gen Shepherd would tell endless tales of his childhood or his experiences after being drafted into the army. His commentary on modern society and thoughts on the passing of such notables as Jack Kerouac were like nothing ever heard on AM radio-seldom heard since. From the Jean Shepherd archives, tune in to 2 hours of the master of late night radio with Mark Haskins.
Hungarian Folk vs. Gypsy Music
When: 
Friday, March 28 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ilona Kastenhofer
Category: 
Folk

Hungarian folk music is often thought to be identical with Hungarian Gypsy music. It is not so, even though both are delightful. Tune into Ilona's special folk marathon show to hear the difference between the two and enjoy a morning of great Hungarian tunes.
Folk/Jazz Fusion
When: 
Friday, March 28 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Phyllis White
Category: 
Folk

Some of folk music's most interesting and exciting sounds combine folk and jazz elements from cultures and countries spanning the globe, from klezmer to Celtic, Africa to the Americas-Grisman, Baka, Rasha, Rubin, the Easy Club, and many more. Join us for a fascinating musical journey.
Virginia Autoharp All-Stars LIVE
When: 
Friday, March 28 Noon
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder, Blue O'Connell & special guest host, Todd Crowley
Category: 
Folk

Virginia boasts more famous autoharp players than presidents with Bryan Bowers near the top of the list. At the turn of the previous century, there were more autoharps in this country than guitars. And, the earliest country music recordings took place in Bristol VA in the 1920s featuring the autoharp with both the Carter Family and the Stonemans. Join us in this unusual radio broadcast, as we revive this once-popular American parlor instrument and listen to Virginia All Star Autoharpers playing the autoharp in both traditional and innovative ways. We will start at the beginning with Sara and Maybelle Carter, Pop Stoneman ,Kilby Snow, & Cecil Null, all Hall of Famers, and continue on to include current Autoharp recording artists like Bryan Bowers, Mike Seeger, Betty Waldron, & John Hollandsworth, among others. We'll slip in Karen Mueller or the Englishman Mike Fenton, here and there, to show how our Commonwealth has spawned a'harpers country- and worldwide. We have also arranged live performances during the show by Will Smith and local favorite, Judie Pagter. Will was once a C'Ville resident and manager of the Prism Coffee House, and is one of the most innovative AH players we have today. Judie, who lives in nearby Staunton, has carved out her own niche in the autoharp world as a member of Country Ham, the well-known string band.
Better Must Come
When: 
Friday, March 28 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger, Adam & Robert
Category: 
Folk

Rhythm-resistance-rebellion, the three R's of Reggae. In our own pre-election frenzy, we thump the drum with the reggae movers-and-shakers in a Poli-Tricks style. the music that was always saying something about injustice, says something to a country that has forgotten its own. All The Heavyweights: Delroy Wilson-Spear-Meditations-Inner Circle, and of course, Marley. Support WTJU, and the candidate who sees a Bigger Picture.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Friday, March 28 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

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, March 28 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Nikki Melton 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
Mozaik
When: 
Friday, March 28 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Larry & Pete
Category: 
Folk

Join Larry & Pete for an in depth look at Mozaik, the groundbreaking international stringband supergroup founded by Ireland's Andy Irvine, with fellow members Donal Lunny(Ireland/Japan), Bruce Molsky(USA), Rens Van Der Zalm(Holland), Nikola Parov(Bulgaria), and sometime alumnus Tony MacManus(Scotland/Canada).
Maná: Mexican Rock
When: 
Friday, March 28 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Miguel
Category: 
Folk

Come join MiG and Rafael as they take you on a journey with one of Mexico's biggest Rock bands, Maná. A band that was formed in the 80's in Guadalajara, Maná covers the groups they admired (Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Police) but eventually dared to write their own rock. Twenty million albums have been sold and they've won four Grammys, and five Latin Grammys, in their twenty-three-year career! Danza Latina is proud to present Maná. Tune in and enjoy some Mexican Rock!
North Mississippi Hill Country Blues
When: 
Friday, March 28 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Folk

Most people think about the delta when they hear Mississippi blues, but its counterpart from northern Mississippi's Hill Country is more raw and tumultuous. We'll hear from legends like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough and younger carriers of the flame like the North Mississippi Allstars and Jimbo Mathus.
New Folk/Blues/World Explorers
When: 
Friday, March 28 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

A Tribute to Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Otis Taylor. These three stellar artists have explored the roots of the blues and built vibrant interpretations on that foundation mixed with influences from around the world and their own creative genius. Harris, Hart, and Taylor have brought us music that is both new and ancient. Explore the musical universe of these great composer-performers who were once labeled "new traditionalists" and who continue to expand the borders of those traditions. Professor Bebop hosts.
Saturday, March 29Back to Top
Money!
When: 
Saturday, March 29 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett Boaz & Peter Jones
Category: 
Folk

Whether it's Etta Baker's one thin dime, Dave Dudley's quarter for the jukebox, Bascom Lamar Lunsford's last gold dollar, or Jim and Jesse's two-dollar bill, we're all about the cash as we prove that while love of money may be the root of evil, the lack of it is worse.
Folk Dance Calendar
When: 
Saturday, March 29 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brad Sayler
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

The Folk Dance Calendar is a weekly summary of folk dance opportunities in the Charlottesville area. It includes listings for Contra, English, Irish, Scottish, International, and many other forms of folk dance. Thursdays at 1:57 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM.
Atlantic Weekly's 20th Anniversary Show
When: 
Saturday, March 29 8:03AM
Hosted by: 
Cinder, Sumner, Kevin, Mark, Paul, Sandy, Steve & Mark
Category: 
Folk

It's Atlantic Weekly's 20th anniversary! Join the Saturday morning celebration as all our hosts bring you favorites from both sides of the ocean-Celtic, American Folk, Irish, New Acoustic and beyond. More than the continuation of a 20-year Charlottesville radio tradition-this special show will be a party!
Alligator LIVE
When: 
Saturday, March 29 Noon
Hosted by: 
Scott Lloyd & Bill Tetzeli
Category: 
Folk

Just out of prison on $10 bail, Charlottesville's own Grateful Dead tribute band, Alligator, comes to WTJU for a very special in-station concert as part of WTJU's folk marathon fundraiser. Tune in and join Sunshine Daydream and Alligator in support of the best music in Charlottesville-WTJU!
Caribbean Cruise
When: 
Saturday, March 29 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bruce of Radio Tropicale
Category: 
Folk

Please join Bruce of Radio Tropicale and his special guest guitarist Rafael Scarfullery for two hours of music from many ports of call in the Caribbean. Rafael was born in the Dominican Republic and now lives and teaches here in central Virginia. We will feature Rafael on guitar as he prepares for an upcoming spring concert at Sweet Briar College. So come listen to music from the warm zone on the Sound Choice in Central Virginia, WTJU.
Buck & Covers
When: 
Saturday, March 29 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt Combs & the Monster of Happiness
Category: 
Folk

Few artists have had a more profound impact on the Americana scene than Buck Owens. Buck's 'Bakersfield blend' of country, folk and western swing influenced scores of artists including the Beatles, Ray Charles, EmmyLou Harris and Merle Haggard. Join Matt and the Monster of Happiness for original tunes and cover versions of the music of Buck Owens and the Buckaroos! Lonesome George will be taking pledges.
What Were They Thinking?
When: 
Saturday, March 29 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt Combs, the Monster of Happiness & a cast of thousands
Category: 
Folk

We've all heard it-that out-of-place cover song that makes your head tilt, and you have to ask yourself, Is that really Olivia Newton John singing "Ring of Fire?" or Johnny Cash doing Bruce Springsteen? Just what were they thinking? Join Matt, the Monster of Happiness, Lonesome George and a cast of thousands as they play the worst of the worst, one long hour of the most miserable cover songs you could imagine. From Dolly Parton's rendition of Stairway to Heaven, to Captain Kirk and Mister Spock, you'll hear the worst, but only if you pledge. Due to the thankfully short nature of this show, you may want to send in a pre-marathon pledge with your request to make sure your favorite hideous creature gets played. Tune in, have some fun and bring a long the groan-o-meter!
Accordion Death Squad LIVE
When: 
Saturday, March 29 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Folk

The Accordion Death Squad, Central Virginia's only purveyors of Balkan-klezmer-ragtime-doom metal-old time circus music, take to the airwaves live from the WTJU studio. Honoring the past and blazing into the future with wild abandon -this is 21st century folk music.
A Tale of Two Labels: Bloodshot & Yep Roc
When: 
Saturday, March 29 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Madame Twang, Uncle Willy & Jay
Category: 
Folk

Join Madame Twang, Uncle Willy and Jay for a rollicking tour of the catalogues of stalwart indie labels Bloodshot and Yep Roc, highlighting artists old and new who are the past, present and future standard bearers of roots rock. Only on the sound choice in central Virginia, WTJU 91.1 FM.
Lou Reed -- Walk on the Folk Side
When: 
Saturday, March 29 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka
Category: 
Folk

When you think of Lou Reed, cofounder of the seminal pre-punk rock band the Velvet Underground, you might think of distorted guitar feedback, Andy Warhol, songs about transvestites, street hustlers, S&M and drugs. Chances are, you don't think?folk artist. Yet, here's what veteran Greenwich Village folkie Eric Anderson says about the man: "Lou is another original sixties first-wave songwriter out of New York along with Ochs, Neil, Paxton, LaFarge, Dylan and myself. You might say, same town, different subways." Join us for an exploration of the folkie side of Lou Reed. We'll hear covers from artists such as June Tabor, Elizabeth Cook, Cowboy Junkies, Chris Whitely and Joe Henry, among others, as well as acoustic Velvet Underground demos with John Cale, Reed singing Dylan, and even his music for Tae Chi meditation. And, of course, we'll be waiting for the man, himself.
Sunday, March 30Back to Top
Folk Crossovers: Cale, Rea & Lovett
When: 
Sunday, March 30 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Freddy Freeroamer
Category: 
Folk

Listen in and hear three musical crossovers who appeal to Folk, Rock and Jazz genres. Each plays guitar and sings; songs from mellow to bold. Lyrics are key, and the spirit of these songs comes through strongly. This Jazz guy, Freddy FreeRoamer, enjoys J.J. Cale, Chris Rea (English), and Lyle Lovett exceedingly, and predicts you will also. You'll recognize a good beat and a good message when you hear it-call it what you wish, Folk in this case.
Favorite Gospel Quartets
When: 
Sunday, March 30 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

The gospel quartet, men who took the older style of the jubilee quartet and set meticulous harmonies against a roaring lead voice, developed their style in the pre-war years. Join Terry as he visits with the Norfolk Jubilee Quartet, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Swan Silvertones, the Spirit of Memphis, the Sensational Nightingales, the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, the Southernaires, and many, many more favorite quartets.
Lined-Out Hymns
When: 
Sunday, March 30 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Scott Matthews
Category: 
Folk

The tradition of lining-out an unaccompanied hymn during a church service stretches back to seventeenth century England and Scotland. Today, lined-out hymn singing lives on in the Presbyterian churches of Scotland's Hebrides Islands, in the Old Regular Baptist churches of central Appalachia, in some black Primitive and Missionary Baptist churches in the South, as well among Baptist Creek Indians of Oklahoma. This show will present examples from each tradition and highlight commonalities and distinctions among them. The slow and solemn style of lined-out hymn singing distinguishes it from the Sacred Harp or shape-note tradition and fuels the music's emotional and spiritual power. Despite its scarcity, lined hymn singing remains one of the most moving expressions of religious conviction found in any musical tradition.
Reigning Cats & Dogs
When: 
Sunday, March 30 Noon
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones & Jen Hoffman
Category: 
Folk

Tune in as we pull out some cat and dog tales & tunes. When you call in those pledges, let us know whether felines or canines reign supreme in your household.
LIVE From Merlefest
When: 
Sunday, March 30 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall & Peter Jones
Category: 
Folk

Join Pete & Peter as they not only present THREE hours of live material from past Merlefests, but also look forward to what artists will show up in Wilkesboro this year (24-27 April) for some of the best in bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Zydeco, Country, Gospel, Songwriting, Celtic and who knows what else? Sam Bush, Nickel Creek, Feufollet, the Cottars, Rory Block, Tim O'Brien, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Allison Brown, John Cowan, the Chieftains, John Paul Jones (of Led Zeppelin), and course Doc Watson are but a few of the artists who have performed at what is arguably the finest music festival in North America.
The Original Folk Rockers
When: 
Sunday, March 30 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

Who were those artists who connected the nation and world with the folk and blues tradition that had been lost to the pop sounds of the 40's and 50's and then exploded its vitality into a new pop sound? Join Professor Bebop for a look at the roots and extensions of such artists as John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), Dino Valenti (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), and, of course, Bob Dylan and the Byrds. The electrification of folk created a musical exploration that opened the door for one of the most creative and influential musical periods of all times.
Mando Mafia LIVE
When: 
Sunday, March 30 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

Rebecca hosts Mando Mafia live in the studios of WTJU, back in action again after a two year hiatus, with new member Collin Gallahue. www.mandomafia.com
Hedningarna/Garmarna
When: 
Sunday, March 30 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Robyn Kells
Category: 
Folk

Wild and wooly as a reindeer's pelt and refreshing as a cloudberry tart, Hedningarna and Garmarna are two of the most original (and unpronounceable) bands to emerge from the Nordic folk-rock explosion of the last two decades. The first hour will focus strictly on these two groups and their kaleidoscopic output, while the second hour will branch out into their many relatives on the Nordic musical family tree (Loituma, Triakel, Boot, the Hurdy-Gurdy Project, and more) and solo releases.
Music, Trance & More
When: 
Sunday, March 30 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Crank of Dawn
Category: 
Folk

Our resident naturalist will discuss human nature from the perspective of altered states of consciousness derived, primarily, from listening to music. Shamanic trance technology will be described, and recordings of a wide variety of musical genres designed to entrance will be played. We will round out the show with a few old time banjo songs that most listeners have not heard.
Monday, March 31Back to Top
Folk Strings
When: 
Monday, March 31 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones
Category: 
Folk

Guitars, banjos, fiddles (violins after beer has spilled on them), cellos, violas, mandolins, tsimbls (klezmer hammer dulcimer), and anything else with strings is fair game. Music from Matt Haimovitz, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Mando Mafia, Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun, Mother Maybelle Carter, Alicia Svigals, and so many more to help get the day started. So tune in as these great artists tune up just for you!
The Gypsy Road
When: 
Monday, March 31 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

What a long strange migration it has been, from India to America over a period of a thousand years. Gypsy or Roma (common term for Gypsy people) music features sounds and instrumentation that have changed as part of this everlasting migration creating a rich and varied musical repertoire, rooted in vocal improvisations, rapid tempo changes, universal stories of life on the road, and tragedies of lost love. Terry will be your guide to the finest artists from Eastern and Central Europe and beyond.
Afropop
When: 
Monday, March 31 Noon
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig & Jim Ralston
Category: 
Folk

Your Monday blues won't stand a chance against this 2-hour onslaught of bubbling polyrhythms, gleaming guitar riffs, and scorching horns. Find a sunny spot for lunch and soak in the entrancing vibes from half a world away.
Coal Country
When: 
Monday, March 31 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Goodson & Friends
Category: 
Folk

Out of the Coal Camps and towns of Southern Appalachia comes music of a culture that few of aware of. Unknown to middle- and upper-class America ,the Industrial age and the high demands of energy today have created a way of life for thousands who have sacrificed to support their families. Join Sandy Goodson, Ron Short and Jon Lohman for a glimpse into "The Music Of Coal"
Democracy Now!
When: 
Monday, March 31 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

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, March 31 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Nikki Melton 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
Harps Encore
When: 
Monday, March 31 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Cinder Stanton
Category: 
Folk

Two hours of the melodious tones of many strings, from the psaltery of medieval Europe to the folk harp of the Andes; from the kora of West Africa to the Celtic harps of Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Gordon Lightfoot & Kris Kristofferson
When: 
Monday, March 31 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Folk

Emerging as singer-songwriters in the 60's, Gordon and Kris earned fame by having their songs recorded by other popular artists of the day, before becoming popular for their own voice and songs. Both are popular today and still making records. Please join Dusty Garwood for 2 hours of great music
The Old Home Place Comes Home...
When: 
Monday, March 31 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter & Emmett
Category: 
Folk

While it has not been 10 long years since the Old Home Place left the WTJU airwaves, it has been too long since bluegrass reigned supreme on WTJU. So join us for two hours of nothing but the best in bluegrass, and maybe even join Jim & Jessie in throwing a "two-dollar bill" our way.
Electric Neil: Into the Black
When: 
Monday, March 31 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Waterface & Nick Rubin
Category: 
Folk

"'What is the color when black is burned?' I don't know, I guess it's kind of a charcoal color, but what the f*** am I talking about?" -- Neil Young

Waterface returns to WTJU and promises to bring the rust. Join Nick Rubin and Waterface as they explore the ever-evolving music of Neil Young just as Neil has finished the European leg of the Chrome Dreams Continental Tour. WTJU celebrates the occasion with two shows during this Marathon similar to the two sets of Neil's recent tour-one acoustic, and one electric. As the hour is late, tonight's the night we go Into the Black, revel in the voltage, spin the sonic feedback, and let old black sing. Two hours of Electric Neil-old favorites and unearthed nuggets-don't be denied.

Tuesday, April 01Back to Top
Acoustic Spring Morning
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins
Category: 
Folk

From guitarist Peter Rowan to cellist Yo Yo Ma; vocalist Eva Cassidy to string band Uncle Earl-a celebration of the arrival of Spring. Start your day (and April) with Atlantic Weekly's Mark Haskins as he brings you songs and special features for a Spring Friday morning-rain or shine.
Classic Songs, Fresh Performances
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Folk

Join Charles Peale as he plays two hours of the great songs from the past, sung by rock singers & folk singers recording in the present. Can the contemporary musicians deliver the goods? Can they possibly do justice to the "Great American Songbook"? Are there any Sinatras or Fitzgeralds around today? Turn on your radio and find out. You may hear Eva Cassidy, Carly Simon, Bryan Ferry, Alex Chilton, Boz Scaggs or k. d. lang try out their vocal cords on "Stardust" or "As Time Goes By". One way or the other, this promises to be a morning of terrific music, so please don't miss this one time event!
Simon & Garfunkel: Sound of Silence, Sounds of the World
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

This duo captured hearts all over the world with their sweet singing and brilliant songwriting. There's even an asteroid named for them! We'll listen to early favorites, little-known recordings, samplings from their solo careers and the work that introduced many of us to the sounds of World music. The Monster of Happiness will bring phone-answering skills and enthusiasm!
Little Feat
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Timothy
Category: 
Rock

With Lowell George, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, Little Feat has always been known for their stellar guitar sound. But instrument for instrument, no other rock band comes to matching their talented rhythm section. Bill Payne, Kenney Gradney, Richie Hayward and Sam Clayton are some of the best in the business. Put them all in one band, add vocalists Craig Fuller & Shaun Murphy, call them "Little Feat" and you have the greatest rock band America has ever produced. Tune in April 1st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm when Timothy brings you their best studio and live recordings. Believe me?"Feats Won't Fail You Now".
Democracy Now!
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

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, April 01 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Nikki Melton 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
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
DJ M Bison
Category: 
Rock

"The Emperor of Qawwali", born into a 600-year old family tradition, produced some of the most compelling, enveloping and transcendental music of the last century. We will draw on his 125+ albums and pick out many of his greatest studio and live recordings both from his traditional Sufi devotional music and his ventures into fusion with other genres. Do not miss this grand treat for the ears and the soul.
Saxophone Rock
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mike Parisi
Category: 
Rock

Like grabbing a 20 dollar bill off the sidewalk? Or like stepping on a rusty nail? Finding a saxophone in your song is an unexpected surprise that can alternately give you religion, or herpes of the ears. Hide the Valtrex and unfurl your hairshirts, we'll be gazing only upon the rocking visage of this two-faced horn Janus for 120 minutes of reeded, blow-by-blow heaven.
Pink Floyd
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Rock

Pink Floyd is the most widely known space rock band in the world. Since the mid-60's their music has been at the forefront of progressive electronic and experimental special effects. Their sound is as fresh today as then. I will be playing selections from their many years of incredible recordings.
Space Disco 3000
When: 
Tuesday, April 01 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
The CEO & DJ Atom
Category: 
Rock

Finally, disco is back. Check in with The CEO and DJ Atom for a show that celebrates the far-out, danceable sounds of electro-disco. We'll explore the mutant disco of Cristina and Was (Not Was), the electronic sounds of classic German and Italo disco and check out the new wave of disco sounds courtesy of LCD Soundsystem, Chromatics and Daft Punk. This is a can't-miss show for anyone who wants to experience the dance floor of the future.
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Weird Texas Rock
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
David
Category: 
Rock

On The Red Crayola's first album, every song begins with a couple of minutes of clanging, screaming, power tool use, bongos, and tape-machine trickery. Buried among the drug-and- theory fueled madness are some absolutely priceless pieces of late sixties art-rock, beautiful little songs, and inspired musical representations of bad feelings. And they get more accessible from there on out. Tune in for two hours of The Red Crayola, their friends, collaborators, and those they inspired.
Archival Sonic Youth
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
Nate Maddrey
Category: 
Rock

Delve deeper into a band that helped define our generation. Playing bootlegs, rarities, demos, and the like.
Dream Babes
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Rock

In the mid 1960's an army of mini-skirted young girls stormed the UK charts -- and some even connected with US audiences. In their wake they left catalog of mod pop tunes that capture the soul of Carnaby Street. The Radiostar spins tunes by Petula Clark and Lulu as well as UK-only hitmakers like Vashti Bunyan, the Breakaways, Samantha Jones and Twiggy.
The Two Sides of Neko Case
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry & Brandy
Category: 
Rock

Neko Case is a true original. From the country noir of her solo work to the power pop of the New Pornographers she travels a unique and varied musical path. Tune in as two fanatics show their love for all things Neko.
Oscar
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 11:55AM
Hosted by: 
Jacob Canon
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

This weekly program focuses on research and studies from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. Topics will vary from Physical Sciences, Psychology to Medical Research and Current Events.
Afrobeat: the Next Generation
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 Noon
Hosted by: 
Bruce of Radio Tropicale
Category: 
Rock

Join Bruce of Radio Tropicale as he talks to Michael Shereikis, leader of Chopteeth and other members of DC's own Afrobeat band as part of two hours of the newest followers of Fela Kuti - playing serious grooves with a serious message. This next generation of Afrobeat has continued to use this dance music as a means of resistance, and to fight AIDS and address inequality worldwide.
WTJU Rock Calendar
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Nick Rubin
Category: 
Rock

A weekly digest of Charlottesville rock shows and related happenings.
The Velvet Underground: A Reason To Keep Living
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 2:03PM
Hosted by: 
Dominic DeVito
Category: 
Rock

Tune in for two hours of transvestites, sadomasochists, junkies, Sunday clowns, speed freaks, femme fatales, lonesome cowboys, and misanthropes. And that's just the hosts.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

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, April 02 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Nikki Melton 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
Skinny Legs & All: the Soul of Joe Tex
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Colin Powell
Category: 
Rock

The Joe Tex sound was at times gritty, at times silky-smooth, a blend of boisterous preacher-style spoken word and heart-wrenching vocals. A brilliant performer often overlooked in favor of more commercially successful acts, Joe Tex is nonetheless one of Southern soul's finest. Join Colin for two hours of sweat-drenched prophesying sure to make you happy, sad and everything in between.
Scandinavian Pop
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dante
Category: 
Rock

The Loving Sounds of Static presents a journey to the epicenter of the modern pop explosion! You'll be lulled, cajoled, rocked, and stupefied by this aural onslaught from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Strap on your headphones: these tunes will have you bopping along until the glaciers come home!
Songs in Three: Spinning Yarn with Galaxie 500
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Danger Dimples & DJ Primogeniture
Category: 
Rock

Got nostalgia? Us too. Toboggan through the snowy streets of Boston in the late '80s with Damon, Naomi and Dean. DJ Danger Dimples and DJ Primogeniture present searing psychedelia and atmospheric pop with Galaxie 500, their influences and their offshoots.
1968
When: 
Wednesday, April 02 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Helvidius & DJ Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

1968 was The Year Everybody Lost Their Mind. And made incredible music. Join Helvidius and Poubelle and explore the embarrassment of 1968's riches, from The Graduate to the Grateful Dead, from Cream to Cash. We're peaking, man!!
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Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV
When: 
Thursday, April 03 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

Throbbing Gristle formed Industrial records in 1976 and began a subversive musical movement that greatly influences alternative culture today. When their mission terminated in 1981, Genesis P-Orridge then formed Psychic TV and continued to break ground in the experimental/avant garde music world. Enjoy 2 hours of mid-blowing sonic mayhem from the founders of Industrial music.
The Guided By Voices Gamut
When: 
Thursday, April 03 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Baconfat & DJ Danger Dimples
Category: 
Rock

Hey are you coming - please don't be late. Baconfat and Danger Dimples spin three hours of Robert Pollard goodness to make your evil speakers blow. In doing so, we'll try to answer the eternal question: Demented pop genius, or raging alcoholic in serious need of an editor? The band is just about to get started, so throw the switch - it's rock and roll time.
The Noise Made By Broadcast
When: 
Thursday, April 03 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Andrew Blossom
Category: 
Rock

Three hours of dark spacey beauty from a consortium of English geniuses. We'll draw from proper albums like THE NOISE MADE BY PEOPLE and HA-HA SOUND and from lesser known (at least on this side of the pond) EP work. And we'll throw in a bit of the music that's inspired the band -- namely, the psychedelic classic THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Probably: the best morning you've ever heard.
1978
When: 
Thursday, April 03 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Mucho Maas
Category: 
Rock

Tune in to celebrate the birthyear of DJ Mucho Maas and its best jams.
Rivanna Rambler
When: 
Thursday, April 03 11:55AM
Hosted by: 
Leslie Middleton
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Travel to the far corners of the Rivanna watershed to learn about its rich heritage: a blend of natural and cultural history, local environmental issues, and personal narrative about the Rivanna River on down to the Chesapeake Bay. Weekly updates of The Rivanna Rambler radio show (MP3 Podcast, written narrative, and photos) are available at http://rivannarambler.blogspot.com
I Remember Television
When: 
Thursday, April 03 Noon
Hosted by: 
DJ Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

In the studio again after 30 years, Television might be close to making their first bad song. From 1973 to 1978, television created one absolute masterpiece that comingled free jazz, psych jams and the punk ethos. We will follow them from the mid-70s demos with Brian Eno up to the interstellar guitar apotheosis of Marquee Moon and into their solo careers. Imagine a 60's San Franciso guitar band dropped into the gutter on the Lower East Side in the mid-70s and then crank up the volume.
God Save The Kinks
When: 
Thursday, April 03 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Danny & Matthew
Category: 
Rock

The Kinks are the most underrated, underappreciated band to play the Rock and Roll Music, despite the fact they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. There, we said it. This Spring they will be honored in the WTJU Rock Marathon in a special edition of Carry the Zero. Danny and Matthew will prove why The Kinks are indisputably rock's most literate, witty and insightful songwriters. Along with some of Rock's greatest guitar riffs, their stack of rocking hits, and their ability to bring a transvestite into the top 10 make these "outsiders" of rock accepted by lovers of all music. It's the least we can do
Democracy Now!
When: 
Thursday, April 03 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

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, April 03 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Nikki Melton 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
Acoustic Neil: Out of the Blue
When: 
Thursday, April 03 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Waterface & Nick Rubin
Category: 
Rock

"There's a lot of frustration in trying to get music out when you're the only one who hears it,
especially if you have something in your head that's not normal." - Neil Young

After the Electric Neil of Monday night, we flip the record and kick it back. Waterface and Nick Rubin are back for two hours of Acoustic Neil, as this evening we come Out of the Blue. We'll spin your favorite acoustic requests, as well as treat you to yet unreleased masterpieces performed on the recent tour, and other nuggets destined for the ever-threatened archives. Whether it is old but new to you, new and fresh, or a familiar tune you just have to reprise.... you want to be tuned in for this one.

Sushi, Rock & Sake: A Tribute to the Tokyo Rose
When: 
Thursday, April 03 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
MC Secretary & The Extreminator
Category: 
Rock

For roughly a decade Charlottesville proudly laid claim to one of the greatest off-the-radar rock clubs in the country. Countless indie luminaries and up-and-comers came to our little town mainly due to word of mouth and the tireless work & generosity of one man: Atsushi Miura (with a big debt to Darius Van Arman as well). This little basement that could was home to the legendary (Sleater-Kinney, Neutral Milk Hotel, Will Oldham) and totally off the wall (Borbetomagus, Oneida). Most importantly, of course, it was a breeding ground, watering hole, and rite of passage for local talent (Curious Digit, Vitamen, Parker Paul, Gulf Coast Army, Barling & Collins, Union of a Man and a Woman, True Love Always, etc. etc.) Help us celebrate the memory of this amazing institution as we share our favorite performances and tales from the trenches. And no, the sushi isn't free.
In Love With The Modern World: Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
When: 
Thursday, April 03 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
100 Bad Guys With Swords
Category: 
Rock

Often optimistic but always bittersweet, Jonathan Richman and his Modern Lovers bring you two hours of music to soundtrack all the honest and awkward moments of your life. Expect Jonathan's take on girlfriends, New England, Martians, Gumby, and, of course, Pablo Picasso.
DC Punk & Beyond
When: 
Thursday, April 03 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ramona Sparks & Phil Free
Category: 
Rock

Featuring three decades of blazing DC punk and hardcore, this show pays tribute to the scene that made DC famous. Spanning from the late 70's until now, and from your favorite Dischord bands to more shortlived, obscure, weirdo rock, this show will remind you that our nation's capitol is actually capable of producing something worthwhile.
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Message from Milano -- Italo Disco
When: 
Friday, April 04 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Toolshed
Category: 
Rock

As New Yorkers were lighting bonfires of disco records, disco fever was taking blaze in Italy. The synthesizer was put to task as Italy began pumping out amazing disco jams with killer melodies and faux-English vocals. You might not remember Den Harrow, Forbidden Fruits, or Plastic Mode, but your feet sure do. Tune in for two hours of unstoppable grooves.
WTJU Invented the Remix
When: 
Friday, April 04 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
The CEO
Category: 
Rock

Remix culture is an important part of modern pop music as mash-ups and club remixes invade virtually every modern genre of music. Led by French Rcords labels, club DJs in Baltimore and New York City and a slew of laptop-wielding tinkerers on the internet an explosion of creative reworkings of Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, New Wave and even Oldies is breaking into the mainstream. If you want to know what Diplo, Justice, The Rub, Rod Lee, Cousin Cole and the rest of the internet have been up to you need to check out this show.
Hungarian Rock Behind the Iron Curtain
When: 
Friday, April 04 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ilona Kastenhofer
Category: 
Rock

In Hungary, behind the iron curtain, rock music became a voice against dictatorship. Creative "double talk" by rock musicians spoke clearly for freedom. Tune into Ilona's special rock marathon show on Friday morning, April 4th from 6-9 a.m. to listen to these tunes from the 60s and 70s.
Le Raccordement Francais
When: 
Friday, April 04 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Popeye Doyle
Category: 
Rock

Come explore the widely experimental and diverse musicians spanning the styles of pop, new wave, reggae, and rock with the elegant stars and glorified sex symbols from France. Get your crepes and champagne ready as Francophile DJ Popeye Doyle brings you the finest french tunes from Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsborg to Justice and Air. Vive la France!
Songs about the Big Apple
When: 
Friday, April 04 Noon
Hosted by: 
D-Mo
Category: 
Rock

From Morningside Heights to Coney Island and back again, join Sans Serif for a musical journey through and beneath the streets of New York City.
WTJU Rock Calendar
When: 
Friday, April 04 1:57PM
Hosted by: 
Nick Rubin
Category: 
Rock

A weekly digest of Charlottesville rock shows and related happenings.
Telegram Sam: T-Rex & Evolution
When: 
Friday, April 04 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Rock

Gnomish, somewhat creepy Marc Bolan made memorable music. Glam, yes, but chunky,back-beated and mind sticking... and, thirty years posthumously, commercial. We mark his trail from the cover of CREEM, to the bands that "cover" the style, contemporarily: Kasabian, Sondre Lerche. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Where else would you get a show like this than WTJU? If you love it, Support It!
Democracy Now!
When: 
Friday, April 04 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

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, April 04 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Nikki Melton 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
In Their Own Time: The Genius of the Bee Gees
When: 
Friday, April 04 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Don, Davis & Rachael of Radio Wowsville
Category: 
Rock

Yes, we said "Genius." This two-hour tribute show to the most successful brother act in popular music will concentrate on Barry, Robin and the late Maurice's early over-the-top orchestra '60's rock period when the brothers created some of the most inscrutable, delectable, melodic pop of the day. But take this in hand: Your trio of co-hosts will have NO PROBLEM putting on tight Disco pants and pulling out some '70's "Jive Talkin'" for a monetary pledge. We're All-Purpose Gibb here at the Sound Choice.
Joy Division
When: 
Friday, April 04 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ramona Sparks & Phil Free
Category: 
Rock

Although they were only around for 4 years, Joy Division's groundbreaking sound and influence lasted long past Ian Curtis' death in 1980. Take a trip back to the early days of Warsaw in 1976, listen to their characteristic haunting moodiness reach maturity in live performances and rare tracks, and follow the rest of the band into the beginning of New Order.
1988
When: 
Friday, April 04 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Margie "The Showstopper" Ortiz
Category: 
Rock

Margie "The Showstopper" Ortiz plays all the hits from 1988.
Screamin'
When: 
Friday, April 04 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Rock

Once of the most under-appreciated vocal techniques by music critics, screaming has often separated the rockers from the popsters. The Professor will bring his favorite screaming moments (Little Richard, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, his favorite Beatle scream, etc) and encourages YOU to call with your suggestions and your pledges. All styles accepted, but at least one good scream is expected in every tune!
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This Is How We Chill: 1993 in Hip Hop
When: 
Saturday, April 05 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Toolshed
Category: 
Rock

Some say 1993 was the end of the Golden Age of hip hop. Whatever. 1993 was full of bangers, so let's revisit them with two hours of the finest tracks from 15 years ago. Enter The 36 Chambers. Midnight Marauders. Doggystyle. Buhloone Mind State. Return Of The Boom Bap. 1993 was an epic year for rap bangers, with classics from both old-school and new-school artists. Strap on your British Knights and throw away your brother's Slayer mixtapes cuz we're taking you back to rap 15 years ago.
Pre-Millennial Deep-Space Eno-Spawn Post-Rock Jamz
When: 
Saturday, April 05 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ M Bison
Category: 
Rock

Lie down, put on your headphones, and get ready to levitate. We'll bring you a steady diet of the warmest melodic spacey goodness that ever made a home in your ears. Not sparse and not harsh, you'll find yourself melting away to the likes of Spiritualized, Tortoise and Paik. What a way to end (or begin) your day!
Paul McCartney
When: 
Saturday, April 05 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Rock

Paul McCartney - Out of the former Beatles, Paul McCartney by far had the most successful solo career. I will be playing some of his music while with the Beatles, but the focus will be on his efforts with the band "Wings" as well as his solo albums. Please join me, Dusty Garwood, Saturday April 5th from 6 - 8:00am for 2 hours of the music of Paul McCartney.
Goin' Back: The Byrds
When: 
Saturday, April 05 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Josh McLaughlin
Category: 
Rock

Before they started suing one another over naming rights and donating the (Byrd) seed of life to Melissa Etheridge, The Byrds were something special: An American rock & roll band with a signature sound and a talent for genre-busting stylistic innovation. Tune in as your hosts Josh & Bryant retrace the winged migration of this pioneering American band-from their birth in the nest to their final touch down in that big Byrd house in the sky.
1998: Gettin' (WT)Jeffy(U) Wit It
When: 
Saturday, April 05 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Baconfat & Brandy
Category: 
Rock

Ten years ago, DJ Baconfat moved to Charlottesville and got a show at WTJU. Uncle Chuck hasn't slept well since. Relive the year that Napster killed music on "1998," the show that tries to help you forget that the pop landscape was once dominated by people named Celine, Puff, Usher, and Shania. Oh wait.
John Cipollina -- Mercurial Guitar
When: 
Saturday, April 05 Noon
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Rock

Co-founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service and the first wave of West Coast psychedelic music, John Cipollina possessed a unique guitar style and sound that exploded with melody, fire, and electricity. Join Professor Bebop for a celebration of his progressive creativity with and beyond the days of Quicksilver and some good, rockin' music.
Black Lung Records
When: 
Saturday, April 05 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brother Jimmy & Rev. Vandy
Category: 
Rock

Bump from Black Lung Records joins Brother Jimmy and Rev. Vandy for an overview of the label's history.
American Cosmic Music: Gram Parsons & Beyond
When: 
Saturday, April 05 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Lincoln Doolittle
Category: 
Rock

From his work with The International Submarine Band, The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers to his influence on Emmylou Harris and countless other musicians, Gram Parsons legacy has grown far beyond his tragically short life. Listen and enjoy as we explore his music and the surrounding microcosms.
The Golden Age of Indie Rock
When: 
Saturday, April 05 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
The CEO
Category: 
Rock

From 1991, when Pavement's venerable 'Slanted and Enchanted' debuted through the end of the 90s was the golden age of indie rock when bands like Yo La Tengo, Chavez, Spoon, Modest Mouse and others fomented a rock and roll revolution that wouldn't fully realize itself until years later. Join us as we celebrate the music from the 90s that paved the way for today's indie rock hegemony.
When Prince was Prince
When: 
Saturday, April 05 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

When you were his, he gave you all of his money. He gets delirious whenever you're near, he feels for you, and he wants to be your lover - why you wanna treat him so bad? On Saturday night, join Poubelle for two hours of His Royal Badness - because when Prince was Prince, he was unstoppable.
The Future of Dub
When: 
Saturday, April 05 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Atom
Category: 
Rock

DJ Atom of Reggae Vibrations explores the future of Dub music, following the smoky trail of echoes from the heart of Kingston, Jamaica. Listen as the dubwise sound infects and blends with British and American punk, German minimal techno, Japanese noise, UK garage, and more.
Sunday, April 06Back to Top
2008
When: 
Sunday, April 06 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Mucho Maas
Category: 
Rock

A Tristero exlusive: Mucho Maas's pet faves of this year so far.
Russian Experimental/Industrial
When: 
Sunday, April 06 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

What does Time magazine's Man of the Year Vladamir Putin dance to? Well, probably not this. However, the changes in the former Soviet Union have led to an amazing outpouring of dark and eerie experimental music. Wander through the mysterious passages of the post-modern Russian soul, visit strange disturbing music festivals, and listen to the frantic other-worldly wailing that characterizes this most unique and creative subculture of Mother Russia. A show for the brave.
Murder Ballads & Other Music Most Foul
When: 
Sunday, April 06 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

Lynching, strangulation, shootings through the heart, corpses wrapped in movie curtains, frame-ups, snitches and disasters of several magnitudes. Murder and crime have been fertile creative germs for many musicians from the Victorian street ballad to 2008's Hopscotch Willie. join Helvidius for two hours of the finest in murder ballads from the turn of the century to Nick Cave, Dylan and Jim White.
The Canadian Invadian
When: 
Sunday, April 06 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ M Bison
Category: 
Rock

The Canadians are coming, and we're too pre-occupied with our Southern Border to notice. But these illegals don't bring cheap, quality labor with them, instead their trying to foist their "culture" on us. Well, okay then, maybe it's not so bad after all. Tune in for of Montreal, Caribou, the New Pornographers, and many other top-notch Hoser bands. How else would you spend your Sunday morning, eh?
A Man & His Music: Sam Cooke
When: 
Sunday, April 06 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Dan & Don of Radio Wowsville
Category: 
Rock

Sam Cooke's voice was like pure butter. His astonishing career spanned all kinds of genres and moods and audiences, but he all made it sound like Sam Cooke. Join Don and Dan as they explore Cooke's aural legacy as a testifying Soul Stirrer, smooth pop hitmaker and gritty soul man. Tune in. He'll send you. From gospel to soul to pop, the late, great Sam Cooke could do it all.
The Fiery Furnaces: Sing For Me
When: 
Sunday, April 06 1:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Baconfat
Category: 
Rock

If the idea of cramming ten pounds of awesome song ideas into a five-pound bag excites you, this is the show not to miss. Two hours of pop-prog goodness with the most exciting, innovative, and fun brother-sister duo to hit the scene since Richard and Karen Carpenter.
Southern Soul
When: 
Sunday, April 06 3:00PM
Hosted by: 
Colin Powell
Category: 
Rock

Forget about Motown. Join Colin for an afternoon of the tough, raw Southern soul sound heard in places like Memphis, Tennessee and Muscle Shoals, Alabama during the 1960s and early 1970s. Friends like Otis and Aretha are sure to make an appearance, along with a number of less commercially successful (but equally soulful) acts originating below the Mason-Dixon line.
My Morning Jacket in Reverse: The Evolution of Modern Rock
When: 
Sunday, April 06 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
Nate Maddrey
Category: 
Rock

It's easy to hear familiar influences in contemporary rock music, but not always as simple to identify them. This situation seems dire, but do not lose hope: we will trace and identify many of these influences by starting with currently recording band My Morning Jacket and working backwards, effectively creating a not necessarily typical phylogeny of modern rock, and music as a whole. Listener input is invited, and also required.
Mission of Burma
When: 
Sunday, April 06 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt Pysher & Liz Tenney
Category: 
Rock

We're on a mission to bring you highlights from the career of this influential post-punk band as we chronicle their rise, fall, and re-rise after almost 2 decades of dormancy. We'll include all the hits as well as live performances, interview snippets, and rarities.
The Beach Boys & Smile
When: 
Sunday, April 06 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don, Davis & Rachael of Radio Wowsville
Category: 
Rock

Brian Wilson built a sandbox in his living room in 1966 and changed rock 'n' roll forever by beating the Beatles to the Space Race. Well, no - Not exactly. What the leader of the Beach Boys, along with lyricist Van Dyke Parks, did was create rock's first great "unreleased masterpiece," a complex, beautiful, expansive set of songs unheard for nearly forty years. Now it's time to cart off your vegetables and dig the worms all over again. Your Wowsville Dumb Angels have got two hours of stellar unreleased tracks, soundalikes, remakes, tributes and selections from the long-awaited final release, all designed to make you "Smile." Brian Wilson's 1966 art-rock opus, Smile, still sends out "Good Vibrations."
Record Roulette: Wowsville vs. Garage Sale
When: 
Sunday, April 06 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJs of Garage Sale vs. Radio Wowsville
Category: 
Rock

The Radio Wowsville crew takes the Garage Sale guys in a battle of randomly picked music and wits where you, the listener, get to be the judge and jury and determine who is the champion.
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Wilco
When: 
Monday, April 07 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Sporty Rooster
Category: 
Rock

The rock marathon may be approaching its finale, but not before two hours of one of the greatest bands making music today. Once proclaimed "the midwestern Radiohead," Wilco continues to spit out albums that defy everything you'd expect from them - but still keep you pressing "repeat." Jeff Tweedy and company's latest release, 2007's "Sky Blue Sky," is yet another example of this, and DJ Sporty Rooster will bring you bits and pieces of everything Wilco, from last year's release all the way back to the alt-country rocking of "A.M."
Steel City: Sheffield Rocks (and Bleeps)
When: 
Monday, April 07 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
Toolshed
Category: 
Rock

Come explore the sonic landscape of this Northern English city that produced giants in both rock and electronic. Sheffield gave birth to Jarvis Cocker, The Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, The Arctic Monkeys, Warp Records and more. Come explore the sonic landscape of this Northern England city. From wailing guitars to moody computers, Sheffield has produced some of the best bands in the past 30 years.

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