Celebrating 60 years: Special Shows June 2-11

From June 2 through June 11, we’ll have a variety of special shows to celebrate 60 years of WTJU, including some hosted by WTJU alumni. You can check out the full schedule below. For all things 60th anniversary related, check out our overview page.

June 2 – Friday

Jazz at 100
Alum-Hosted Jazz Show: Left Coast Sets Sail
Alum-Hosted Show: ON WITH THE SHOW: REUNION EDITION
Alum-Hosted Broadway Show!

June 3 – Saturday

After the War, Out of the Hills
Diamond Jubilee
Notable Irish Musicians Visit Cville Over the Decades
1979
Alum-Hosted Rock Show: Eclectic Garage Sale Baboon
Alum-Hosted Rock Show: Rock n’ Ruin
Jumpin on Three Score
Dealing from the Bottom of the Decades
Alum-hosted show: Peace, Love and Radio
Alum-Hosted Jazz Show: Focus on Sanity
The Art of Recorded Jazz

June 4 – Sunday

Six Decades of Gospel Music
JazzCzar’s Best : 35th Anniversary Show
Tell Us A Tale
Sunday Opera Matinee: Dialogues of the Carmelites
Celebrating with Pomp and Circumstance, Part 1
Opus 60 for the 60th Birthday of WTJU, Part 1
60 Years of the Blues, Part 1
“Thoughs” Were the Days

June 5 – Monday

1997
A Musical Time Machine: Classical Recordings, 1957
That Old Black Magic Of Keely Smith
Motown
60 Years of Minimalism: Electric, Symphonic, Acoustic
60 Years of The Folk Tradition
60 Years of Baroque: 1690-1750
Sparklehorse

June 6 – Tuesday

Chopped ‘n Screwed
Six Decades of Gospel Music
Music of the ‘60s
Professor Bebop’s Special 1957 Extravaganza
Six Decades of Eclectic Evolution
Sire Records
Around This Town These Last Six Decades
What’s Opera, Doc?
The Marsalis Family

June 7 – Wednesday

Music in the Age of Jefferson
Celebrating Virginia
Africa 1957
Pink Floyd Early Daze
Starting in 1957
New Music for a New Station
Chick Corea: The Musician
Roxy Music: From Glam Rock to Avalon

June 8 – Thursday

Fresh Out Of The Box
Hot Off The Press
Living National Treasures
Sixty is the New Sexy
Cosmic American Jamboree Celebrates 1957
1982
1957 & Beyond
Piano Compositions, Op. 60
Chuck Berry

June 9 – Friday

Classical Music of the Cold War
Jazz at 100
60 Years of Jazz Guitar
The World in 1957
The Axelrod Chronicles Revisited
60 Years of Old Time Music
Broadway Sing-Along
Vanessa Peters on Lambeth Live
Nothin’ But The Blues 1957 Style
CMJ – Left of the Dial

June 10 – Saturday

Into The Cities, You Send Me
60s For The 60th!
Then And Now
Inna Venable Soundclash
Lesser Luminaries of the Folk Rock Scene
Alum-Hosted Rock Show: The Mr. Bill Show
Alum-Hosted Show!
Dead In C’Ville
Gather ‘Round Charlottesville II
Funky Fusion Free-for-All
45/45/60

June 11 – Sunday

The Prog Metal Progstravaganza
1957, Part 2
1957 Gospel
Vocal Voices
Tell Us a Tale
Sunday Opera Matinee: Vanessa
Celebrating with Pomp and Circumstance, Part 2
Opus 60 for the 60th Birthday of WTJU, Part 2
60 Years of the Blues, Part 2
Hanging on the Telephone – 60 Years of WTJU


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June 2 – Friday

Jazz at 100
9:00am – 10:00am

Rus Perry

Hour 14 of the history of recorded jazz.


Alum-Hosted Jazz Show: Left Coast Sets Sail
10:00am – 11:00am

Hal Dean

An hour dedicated to exploring the music of John Carter.


Alum-Hosted Show!
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Still Bill


Alum-Hosted Show: ON WITH THE SHOW: REUNION EDITION
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Scot Safon & Amy Heinrich

This Reunion weekend, Class of 1982’s Amy Heinrich and Scot Safon resurrect their WTJU Broadway music show (1980-82) for one night only. Songs about friendship, time, memories, choices…..and anger, bitterness and regret. All Broadway….and a little Off.



June 3 – Saturday

After the War, Out of the Hills
6:30am – 8:00am

Paul Josey

With the nation’s economy back in full swing, the studios returned to recording a new sound in country music, a diverse group of men and women, while the nation’s population began moving into the towns. The brick ranch homes dotted a new, car-centric suburban design and university attendance was on the rise, eventually leading us to 1957 and the birth of our university radio station. Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, George Jones and a young Johnny Cash topped the country charts. We’ll wander back to the sounds of the new young Americans.


Diamond Jubilee
8:00am – 10:00am

Terry Carpenter

On Saturday June 4th during WTJU’s 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary, tune in to Atlantic Weekly Part 1 to hear songs about Diamonds, Anniversaries and maybe even one or two about Jubilees. All in remembrance of 60 great years of music on your favorite radio station, WTJU.


Notable Irish Musicians Visit Cville Over the Decades
10:00am – 12:00pm

Kevin Donleavy

A look at some of the Irish musicians who came through Charlottesville over the last six decades


1979
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Goldfinger

The music that was happening when Reggae Vibrations went on the air in 1979, and what came before to bring it to that level…


Alum-Hosted Rock Show: Eclectic Garage Sale Baboon
2:00pm – 3:00pm

The Eclectic Baboon

The Eclectic Baboon returns from the ancient past to host the sleaziest, greasiest, trashiest radio show on the airwaves and still find a way to downgrade its low standards.


Alum-Hosted Rock Show: Rock n’ Ruin
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Mlle. Spot

Timeless Rock n’ Ruin from way back to present- still alarming goats and pagans everywhere. Dig it.


Jumpin on Three Score
4:00pm – 6:00pm

David Soyka and the Monster of Happiness

When Abraham Lincoln referred to a “score,” he wasn’t talking about baseball (or a successful meeting in a bar) —a score is twenty years, and three scores are equivalent to 60 years. So in honor of WTJU’s Three Score Anniversary, we’re playing things in three—sets of three from the same artists, trios, maybe something from a certain artist’s latest “Triplicate” album, and let’s not forget the Haden Triplicates.


Dealing from the Bottom of the Decades
6:00pm – 8:00pm

John Fisher

Hitting the Grateful Dead highlights from 1967, 1977, and 1987


Alum-hosted Rock Show: Peace, Love and Radio
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Radio Stu

Sounds of the 1960’s or so, featuring surf music, Motown, British invasion, heavy metal, acid rock, etc. Past shows have featured The Electric Prunes, The Beau Brummels, Dick Dale, The Who, The Guess Who, The Beatles and Smokey Robinson. Tune in to find out what’s next.


Alum-Hosted Jazz Show: Focus on Sanity
9:00pm – 10:00pm

Ed Creskoff

A mix of hard bop & contemporary jazz with funk & world influences


The Art of Recorded Jazz
10:00pm – 11:00pm

Tom Sobolik

To celebrate 100 years of jazz recording we take a look at some of the men and women behind the boards and their inextricable contribution to the sound of the music through its history. From Manfred Eicher and Rudy Van Gelder to Terrace Martin and Floating Points, we will examine how the art of recording and production shaped some of the most important jazz records of yesterday and today.


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June 4 – Sunday

1957, Part 1
6:00am – 9:00am

John Donohue

Join us as we explore the music of 1957, including premieres and famous conductors of the time. We will also play with the theme and feature all things 7, such as the seventh symphonies of composers.


Six Decades of Gospel Music
9:00am – 11:00am

Rebecca

After the Golden Age of Gospel in the 1950’s there were many developments, including Voices for Civil Rights, Gospel Funk, the Mass Choir sound, as well as some of the older stars like Mavis Staples and the Blind Boys of Alabama joining forces with younger rock musicians.


JazzCzar’s Best : 35th Anniversary Show
11:00am – 12:00pm

JazzCzar

This June marks 35 years Aaron the JazzCzar has been broadcasting on WTJU (thanks to Jahan Ramazani & Steve Harris), so tune in for the JazzCzar’s best– to include such artists as Joe Henderson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, David Murray, World Saxophone Quartet, The Either/Orchestra, Steve Tibbetts/Mark Anderson, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Oliver Nelson, Bill Evans and others.


Tell Us A Tale
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Peter Jones

Listen to some of our favorite stories and songs which have been released since 1957.


Sunday Opera Matinee: Dialogues of the Carmelites
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Ann Shaffer

Join us for a complete performance of Francis Poulenc’s great opera, premiered at La Scala in 1957. A great opera has its debut in the year that a great radio station, WTJU, had its debut, half-way around the world.


Celebrating with Pomp and Circumstance, Part 1
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Michael Latsko

Regal music appropriate for celebrations and ceremonies to commemorate WTJU’s 60th anniversary, including: G.F. Handel: March from the Overture to the Occasional Overture; Gordon Jacobs: Flourish For An Occasion; Herbert Howells: Siciliano For A High Ceremony; Conrad Susa: March For A Joyous Occasion; and more.


Opus 60 for the 60th Birthday of WTJU, Part 1
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Penelope Ward

To celebrate the 60th birthday of WTJU, we will be featuring two shows dedicated to composers who wrote an Opus 60 (or BWV, or Hoboken, or Torres, or Kirkpatrick, or…!) for chamber ensemble. This will include well-known and not-so-well-known compositions, all united by 60.


60 Years of the Blues, Part 1
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Bill Adams

Shakers and innovators that keep the blues a vibrant force in music


“Thoughs” Were the Days
11:00pm – 1:00am

Don and Brother Breakdown

People take pictures of each other, just in case someone thought they had missed it. Radio Wowsville presents a show about cherished memories, the glorious past and the lure of nostalgia. In honor of WTJU’s 60th anniversary.


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June 5 – Monday

1997
1:00am – 3:00am

Rick

The year in rock


A Musical Time Machine: Classical Recordings, 1957
6:00am – 9:00am

Federico

Join us as we listen to classical recordings made in 1957. Music by Mozart, Bach, Debussy, and other composers, performed by some of the greatest artists, such as Gieseking, the Juilliard Quartet, and so on.


That Old Black Magic Of Keely Smith
9:00am – 12:00pm

Charles Peale

Keely joined the Louis Prima Band when she was only 17 or 18 years old. Charles Peale will be playing music from the Prima years. Many albums were recorded, including some very enjoyable live performances. Also we will explore her solo years recording for Frank Sinatra’s label Reprise. She recorded an album dedicated to the songs of Sinatra late in 2001 and we’ll play songs from that record and also some music from Sinatra and Keely’s two musical influences, June Christy and Ella Fitzgerald. There was not much music from that time that was wilder and more energetic than Louis and Keely.


Motown
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Rum Cove

The Run Cove provides two hour of his favorite Motown hits and obscurities from Junior Walker to The Funk Brothers featuring Earl Van Dyke.


60 Years of Minimalism: Electric, Symphonic, Acoustic
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Tyler Broadcasting System

Two hours ignoring genre and considerations of high and low culture. Expect Glass, the Basic Channel label, Ramones, and a maximum of four notes per selection.


60 Years of the Folk Tradition
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Ryan

The folk songs and tunes pre-1957 and today!


60 Years of Baroque: 1690-1750
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bill Robertson


Six Decades of Jazz – A Sampler
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Sean Grzegorczyk

Jazz is a living art form and the Anything Goes crew will expose your ears to selections from the 7’s of the past 60 years – 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007 and on to this year. Discover tunes sampled from the last 60 years decade by decade. Expect to hear some Miles, Monk, Hancock, Corea, Metheny, Mehldau, Frisell and more on this special show marking this new sexagenarian station and acknowledging this alumni week.


Sparklehorse
11:00pm – 1:00am

Jimmy Bullis

Ghosts of Charlottesville Past, Mark Linkous’s Sparklehorse rides again for two hours across his discography and collaborations. Some selected covers of his music included as well. Secretly the best Charlottesville related musical alum celebrated here in full.


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June 6 – Tuesday

Chopped ‘n Screwed
1:00am – 3:00am

Maggie

Chopped ‘n Screwed highlights music with a slow, molasses-like drip, encompassing selections from DJ Screw’s hundreds of mixtapes to OG Ron C


Music of the ‘60s
6:00am – 9:00am

Andrew Morgan

Celebrate WTJU’s 60th anniversary with music from the 1660s, 1760s, and 1860s! Andrew continues the Tuesday tradition of melodic, accessible works while paying tribute to the ’60’ in 60th Anniversary!


Professor Bebop’s Special 1957 Extravaganza
9:00pm – 12:00pm

Professor Bebop

The Professor continues his week-by-week survey of the overall musical soundscape at the on-the-air-birth of WTJU. Though the real broadcasts were all classical, there was wonderful jazz, R&B, rock’n’roll, country and pop all around. Here’s a scratch at what we could have sounded like if TJU had opened with programming like our current full spectrum of sound. New releases included Sonny Rollins’ Saxophone Colossus, Art Blakey’s “Orgy In Rhythm,” Frank Sinatra’s “Swingin’ Affair,” Martin Denny’s “Exotica” and new releases and hits from Elvis, Pat Boone, Chuck Berry, The Isley Brothers, Little Richard and Sonny Boy Williamson among others.


Six Decades of Eclectic Evolution
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sandy Snyder

The Eclectic Woman show has been representing all genres of music for several decades. Let’s imagine what would have been played on the show if it had been around for all of WTJU’s six decades. Four songs per decade since 1957 could start with Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald, Odetta and Brenda Lee.


Sire Records
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Dave and DJ Slim Pickem

Celebrating the wide swath of artists in the Sire Records catalog


Around This Town These Last Six Decades
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Cameron

Cameron looks at some of the folk acts who have played around this town these past 60 years.  There will even be a LIVE performance from Chapman Stick player Greg Howard!


What’s Opera, Doc?
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Xavier Taylor

We’ll take a listen to What’s Opera, Doc? and operatic works that premiered between 1956-57: The Ballad of Baby Doe, Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Noye’s Fludde.


The Marsalis Family
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Tim Beeghly

For over 35 years the collective jazz music of father Ellis Jr., brothers Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis have brought us an interest in and appreciation of jazz music that we have not seen or heard play out as a family affair. Join Tim Beeghly as he pays tribute to the five musicians that make up the first family of Jazz.


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June 7 – Wednesday

Music in the Age of Jefferson
6:00am – 9:00am

Ralph Graves

Join us as we explore the classical music popular in Jefferson’s time, from Samuel Arnold to Antonio Vivaldi.


Celebrating Virginia
9:00am – 12:00pm

Larry Minnick and Jon Lohman

Jon Lohman joins Larry Minnick for a showcase of music made in Virginia as part of the annual Richmond Folklife Festival, curated from the many years of live recordings made at the festival.


Africa 1957
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Steve Kindig

1957 was a time of change in Africa. Most of the continent was still ruled by Europe, but the wave of independence that had begun in north Africa spread to sub-Saharan colonies. Musically, Africans were fusing Western styles and instruments with folkier indigenous sounds. Big bands filled nightclubs with the irresistible rhythms of highlife and rumba. We’ll explore that and more on this special show.


Pink Floyd Early Daze
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Wicked Sharkie

Let your mind explore the psychedelic beginnings of Pink Floyd, from ’67 – ’69, Piper at the Gates of Dawn through to Ummagumma.


Starting in 1957
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Lonesome George and Peter

A look back at some of the finest in folk from the last six decades


New Music for a New Station
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Kyle Chattleton

Join us as we explore the music freshly composed during WTJU’s earliest days! From Walton to Takemitsu, and Jolivet to Ussachevsky, we’ll be celebrating all things classical music and W.T.J.U.!


Chick Corea: The Musician
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Michael Shelton

We celebrate the musician Chick Corea, including live recordings at the Blue Note in New York City in 2011 with multiple groups.


Roxy Music: From Glam Rock to Avalon
11:00pm – 1:00am

Stevik and Annie DiBlanco

1972’s debut album of Roxy Music greatly influenced glam rock and kicked off the musical careers of both Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno. We’ll explore Roxy’s impressive catalogue of music through 1982, when their eighth and final studio album “Avalon” was released.


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June 8 – Thursday

Fresh Out Of The Box
1:00am – 3:00am

Sean

2017 is a historic anniversary for WTJU-FM. It also happens to be a year full of fantastic new music! Join Sean for a special edition of Straight from the Crate celebrating 60 years of the Teej with two hours of fresh new tracks.


Hot Off The Press
6:00am – 9:00am

Francesca da Rimini

Klemperer, Gould, Beecham, and Boult. Join Francesca as she samples great classical recordings that debuted the same year as the great WTJU.


Living National Treasures
9:00am – 11:00am

Dan Chaldekas

The Japanese designate their elder artists and artisans with the title of Living National Treasure. It’s time to honor those elder men and women of jazz in this country for the contributions they have made. Those who have reached their 80’s and beyond, in many cases, are still performing and teaching – Sonny Rollins, Carla Bley, Cecil Taylor, Benny Golson, Houston Person, Randy Weston, Jimmy Cobb – all heard on another National Treasure – WTJU.


Sixty is the New Sexy
11:00am – 12:00pm

Sandy and Louise

As WTJU celebrates its 60th anniversary, we are showcasing Wild Women that recorded when in their 60’s, such as Ida, Aretha, Ella, Bonnie, Sippie, Marcia, and more!  Tune in to hear the great music WTJU is known for, proving that Sixty is the New Sexy!


Cosmic American Jamboree Celebrates 1957
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lonesome George

In 1957, country jukeboxes played lots of honky tonk, rockabilly and even some boogie and western swing. Join us for 2 hours of the country music your parents and grandparents listened to in 1957 as we celebrate WTJU’s 60th birthday.


1982
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Matthew

The first CD player was sold. TIME’s “Man of the Year” was the computer. Rocky fought “Clubber” Lang. 1982 was a fun year for Rock with the likes of The Go-Go’s, The Human League, Prince, Duran Duran, Adam Ant. Tune it in for a special edition of Carry the Zero, which has been airing Thursday afternoons for the past 11 years.


1957 & Beyond
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Peter Jones

Peter looks backward and forward for the folk and beyond…


Piano Compositions, Op. 60
7:00pm – 9:00pm

John Delehanty and Andrew Pratt

Join John and Andrew as they air the best Op. 60’s for the piano in honor of WTJU’s 60th Anniversary.


Chuck Berry
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Juddermeister

Chuck Berry gave us rock n’ roll as we know it! Join the Juddermeister for a tribute to the man and his songwriting skills as presented by the many artists that covered his music, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and a few surprises!


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Friday – June 9

Classical Music of the Cold War
6:00am – 9:00am

Tim Snider

Sixty years ago the world was in the midst of the Cold War. Yet out of the deep freezes came some of the 20th Century’s finest music. Warm up your Friday with some great music from the Cold War Era.


Jazz at 100
9:00am – 10:00am

Rus Perry

Hour 15 of the history of recorded jazz


60 Years of Jazz Guitar
10:00am – 12:00am

Brian Keena

Join us as we explore sixty years of jazz guitar including Grant Green, John Scofield, Bill Frisell and many more… from Wes Montgomery to Adam Larrabee.


The World In 1957
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Jordan

As WTJU celebrates its 60th year on the air, join Jordan for a special 1957 edition of World Turning as we survey recordings from around the world made in the year of WTJU’ s birth. From Egypt and Om Kalsoum’s epic tarab performances to Argentina and Athualpa Yupanqui’s glorious guitar ballads, 1957 saw the creation of many classic recordings from every corner of the globe.


The Axelrod Chronicles Revisited
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Baconfat

Didn’t get enough of David Axelrod and his immaculate productions during the Rock Marathon? DJ Baconfat picks up where Helvidius and steev vee left off with more from the Axe, whose musical career stretched back to the dawn of WTJU before he passed away earlier this year. Groove to some incredibly funky drums and haunting arrangements, with appearances by luminaries such as Lou Rawls, The Electric Prunes, and Cannonball Adderley.


60 Years of Old Time Music
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Pete

Sunset Road’s Pete explores the resurgence of Old Time music over the 60 year history of WTJU, from the Folk revival to the current scene.


Broadway Sing-Along
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Brad Sayler

Do you remember when you left the theater singing those memorable songs from the great Broadway Musicals? Tune in for two hours of Broadway’s most singable sing-alongs. Who knows—maybe there’s a place for you on Broadway after all.


Vanessa Peters on Lambeth Live
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Vanessa Peters

Lambeth Live welcomes national touring singer/songwriter Vanessa Peters out of Texas, in for a special concert broadcast. You are coming out to be part for the studio audience, aren’t you?  Lambeth Live is held at Open Grounds on the UVA Corner at 1400 University Ave. (Directions)


Nothin’ But The Blues 1957 Style
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Peter Welch

There was no “Nothin’ But The Blues” on WTJU in the station’s first year in 1957, but we’ll go back into our time machine, sneak into the studio, turn on the transmitter, and bring you the hot blues releases of that year (with no payola involved!).  1957 was at the height of the rock & roll era, but it was also a great year for dozens of classic blues recordings coming out on labels such as Chess, Vee-Jay, Atlantic, Excello, Federal, King, Ace, Cobra, Specialty, Imperial, and more.


CMJ – Left of the Dial
11:00pm – 1:00am

Dave Donahue

Born in 1978, CMJ, the College Media Journal, was a response to the sterility of FM radio, taken over by corporations that blandly programmed away anything that smacked of innovation. CMJ linked far-flung college radio stations, which had little pressure and much more freedom to play new music, by consolidating and disseminating their playlists and tipping programmers to the newest sounds from around the world. The exposure on college radio gave new musicians a chance to be heard, promoted their tours and helped them break out in the days before todayÕs “instant media”. CMJ helped spur the alternative movement, giving music fans an antidote to lowest common denominator radio. WeÕll take a look at some of the bands that bubbled up through the muck thanks to CMJ, this week on The Kitchen Sink, Friday night at 11:00 on WTJU.


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Saturday – June 10

Into The Cities, You Send me
6:30am – 8:00am

Paul Josey

Both creating a more cohesive, unified and marketable sound, while country music sulked in bar rooms, in the 50s, the blues went right to the heart and kept the hips swaying.  Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Sam Cooke, the Platters and many more highlight the evolution of blues finding its popular rhythm and groove.


60s for the 60th!
8:00am – 10:00am

Sumner Brown

Music from the 1960s, both the original and modern reinterpretations, in honor of WTJU’s 60th anniversary


Then and Now
10:00am – 12:00pm

Cinder Stanton

British and Irish musicians are a durable lot. People like Maddy Prior and Martin Carthy, Alan Reid and Archie Fisher, and Andy Irvine and Dolores Keane have been recording since WTJU first began broadcasting the folk music of the islands in the North Atlantic. We’ll sample old and new albums by them and other favorites from over four decades.


Inna Venable Soundclash
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Goldfinger and Tyler Broadcasting System

A left-and-a-right to the head of Babylon… with love in our hearts


Lesser Luminaries of the Folk Rock Scene
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Sister Pirate Jenny

From San Jose to Sao Paulo, eruptions of rock-folk pockmarked the globe in the late 60s and early 70s. We will keep an eye on the lesser lights from Meic Stevens in Wales or Erasmo Carlos in Brazil, but the small private press reissue will get some heavy attention. The times were a-changing and we are gonna get a-tuned.


Alum-Hosted Rock Show!The Mr. Bill Show
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Still Bill

A combination of rock + hip hop, some old, mostly new.


Alum-Hosted Show!
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Howard Mitchell


Dead In C’Ville
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Bill Tetzeli

Tune in for two hours of Dead in C’ville, music of the Grateful Dead and associated vibrations performed live here in Charlottesville. From the famed 1982 U-Hall Grateful Dead concert to performances by Robert Hunter and Bruce Hornsby, to drummers Bill and Mickey shaking up the Downtown Mall, you’ll hear it all, here on WTJU.


Gather ‘Round Charlottesville II
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Peter

Gather ‘Round plays a concert from one of the many acts who have come through Charlottesville over the last sixty years.


Funky Fusion Free-for-All
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Jus Joe

Join DJ Jus Joe as he reaches into the 70’s for some funky, jazzy, free-form vibes. We’ll explore the crossover from traditional jazz to the funkier, rock-like beats generated by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, the Crusaders, Weather Report and possibly even Steely Dan.


45/45/60
11:00pm – 1:00am

Jessica

Late 50’s, early 60’s pop and doo wop on 45’s.


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Sunday – June 11

The Prog Metal Progstravaganza
1:00am – 3:00am

Jeremy

Two hours of the best progressive metal


1957, Part 2
6:00am – 9:00am

John Donohue

Join us as we explore the music of 1957, including premieres and famous conductors of the time. We will also play with the theme and feature all things 7, such as the seventh symphonies of composers.


1957 Gospel
9:00am – 10:00am

Terry Carpenter

On June 11th during WTJU’s 60th Anniversary week, Charlottesville’s favorite gospel show, In the Spirit, will be playing some of the great Gospel songs that were released in 1957, the same year that WTJU got its start. We will hear songs from the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Soul Stirrers, the Gospel Wonders and other great groups, all in support of 60 years of WTJU.


Vocal Voices
10:00am – 12:00pm

Dusty Garwood

Listen on a Sunday morning to voices popular in jazz, R&B and other contemporary music to help get your Sunday Brunch started, including Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, and many more.


Tell Us A Tale
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Peter Jones

Listen to some of our favorite stories and songs that have been released since 1957.


Sunday Opera Matinee: Vanessa
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Tim Snider

Join us for Samuel Barber’s Vanessa, a premiere for the Metropolitan Opera in honor of WTJU’s Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration.


Celebrating with Pomp and Circumstance, Part 2
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Michael Latsko

Regal music appropriate for celebrations and ceremonies to commemorate WTJU’s 60th anniversary, including Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, and William Walton’s Coronation March.


Opus 60 for the 60th Birthday of WTJU, Part 2
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Penelope Ward

To celebrate the 60th birthday of WTJU, we will be featuring two shows dedicated to composers who wrote an Opus 60 (or BWV, or Hoboken, or Torres, or Kirkpatrick, or…!) for chamber ensemble. This will include well-known and not-so-well-known compositions, all united by 60.


60 Years of the Blues, Part 2
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Bill Adams

Shakers and innovators that keep the blues a vibrant force in music.


Hanging on the Telephone – 60 Years of WTJU

Don and Brother Breakdown

Telephones have set the scene for drama, angst and melodious sentiment in popular music for more than 60 years, from Chuck Berry to Electric Light Orchestra, New Edition to the Fall.

In honor of WTJU’s 60th Anniversary, and in conjunction with the station’s nine days of special ’60 Years of Radio’ programming (June 3-11), Colin Powell and Don Harrison of Radio Wowsville will present a special two-hour radio program, “Hanging on the Telephone,” that celebrates busy signals, party lines, private numbers, missed connections and smooth operators. So put your ears on speed dial, WTJU alumni and all those “listening in,” and help Wowsville celebrate WTJU’s 60 years of radio with a big conference call!


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