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Submitting Music to WTJU

How to submit music to WTJU

Whether you're promoting a major-label recording or you've recorded a CD in your home please read this before submitting your recording.

95% of programming at WTJU is music! WTJU has eclectic music programming: so eclectic that we actually need to have music directors for each major genre plus a subgenre or two! This is our quirk, not yours, so the following information is here to make it easy for you to get your material on-air at WTJU!

Airplay Tracking Contact Information

Email wtju@virginia.edu or call 434-924-0885 if you have additional questions before sending your recording(s).

Contact advice before you mail: Please provide ample information about your recording

Right sample request:
  • "Hi, my group plays an eclectic blend of jazz and salsa... though we are unique we have been compared to _________. If you would like to learn more about us check out our website. May we send you our CD? What is your address?"

Wrong sample requests:

  • "Hi, do you accept music CDs?"
  • "Hi, are you interested in my CD? Here's my website."

Contact advice after you mail, Airplay Tracking:

Correct contact for each genre is under Musical Genres Accepted

Email Contact (preferred)

WTJU receives between 30 and 100 recordings a week that are then distributed among several music directors. Please follow these tracking hints:

  • Wait a minimum of eight days (depending upon mailing method) before contacting us.
  • Include detailed information about the recording you are tracking so that your email is delivered to the correct music director.
  • Please be patient if you do not hear back immediately as all of our music directors are volunteers and are not at the radio station every day.

Phone Contact

Music Directors are volunteers and may be at the radio station only once a week. Some do not have "regular" office hours. Phone numbers and office hours of each genre's staff are listed below

Media Formats Accepted
  • CD
  • CDR (high speed burns not accepted)
  • DVD
  • LP
  • 12" EP
  • 45 rpm
  • MP3 files
  • WAV files
  • Other Downloads

We can and do play all of these formats.

Musical Genres Accepted

Jazz, Blues & Soul Music & related

Contact: David Eisenman

Attention David Eisenman davideisenman@hotmail.com or wtju@virginia.edu
Office Hours: Monday 5:30-7:00 PM (EST/EDT)
Phone: 434-243-8833

Musical Categories

  • Blues music: Country, Rural & Electric
  • Classic Soul & R&B
  • Funk
  • Jazz music: From the roots of jazz to Contemporary (WTJU does not feature "lite jazz")

Rock Music & related

Contact: Nick Rubin

Attention Rock Directors wtjurockdepartment@gmail.com
Office Hours: Tuesday, Noon-2:00 PM (EST/EDT)
Phone: 434-924-8995
Contact: Nick Rubin or Colin Powell
Attention Rock Directors wtjurockdepartment@gmail.com
Office Hours: Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM (EST/EDT)
Phone: 434-924-8995
Musical Categories
  • Garage
  • Indie (and most variants)
  • Punk/Hardcore/EMO (and most variants)
  • Rock (and most variants)
  • RPM (Electronica, Downtempo, Dub/Techno, Experimental, etc.)
  • Underground HipHop

Folk, Americana Music & related

Contact: George Dayton

Attention George Dayton gdayton29@hotmail.com
Office Hours: Thursday, 10:00-Noon & 2:30-4:30 PM (EST/EDT)
Phone: 434-924-8995
Musical Categories
  • Acoustic and New Acoustic
  • Alt-Country, Rockabilly and Classic Country & Western
  • Americana (and world-wide variants)
  • Bluegrass/Old-Timey
  • Cajun/Zydeco
  • Celtic & British Isles
  • Folk
  • Singer-Songwriter

World Music & related

Contact: Bruce Koplin

Attention World Music Director wtju@virginia.edu
Office Hours: Irregular
Phone: 434-924-0885
Musical Categories
  • International & Worldbeat
  • Reggae, Dancehall, etc.

Classical Music & related

Contact: Bradley Daigle

Attention Bradley Daigle wtju@virginia.edu
Office Hours: Irregular
Phone: 434-924-0885
Musical Categories
  • Classical music: from Early Music to Contemporary

Other miscellaneous genres

Contact: Program Director

Attention Program Director wtju@virginia.edu
Musical Categories
  • Avant Garde/Experimental
  • Lesbian/Gay
  • Soundtracks
  • Subgenre music that falls between the cracks!

WTJU does not currently feature classical cross-over music, new age, MTV-style pop music, Modern Rock, lite-jazz, pop R & B, contemporary urban or commercial rap/hiphop (Our sister station here at UVA, KISS-FM features the last three genres.)

Where should I send my recording?

US Mail Address:

WTJU-FM
PO Box 400811
Charlottesville VA 22904-4811
USA
Attention: (appropriate music director)

Shipping Address (FED-EX, UPS, Airborne, etc.):

WTJU-Studios
2nd Floor Lambeth Commons
University of Virginia
Charlottesville VA 22904
USA
Attention: (appropriate music director)

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