• This Saturday: UVA prof talks hip-hop and canonization on Radio Freedonia

    The 9-CD Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap has just been released, and it brings the usual thorny issues that arise around canonization, especially when an august institution canonizes a rebellious cultural phenomenon. How do we define the parameters of the art form? What criteria do we consider for inclusion? Who gets to decide? Join […]

  • Elisa Ambrogio & Nathan Bowles on Radio Freedonia this Friday Jan 9

    Elisa Ambrogio & Nathan Bowles Radio Freedonia Friday, January 9, 2015 2pm (ET) Elisa Ambrogio & Nathan Bowles will be joining Radio Freedonia this Friday from 2-4pm before their show at the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar as separate acts, opening for Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band. Elisa Ambrogio Limbo as the space between […]

  • Archived “Radio Freedonia” with Bob Nastanovich available till Dec 26

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    Indie rock legend Bob Nastanovich stopped by WTJU’s long-running rock show “Radio Freedonia” on Friday December 12th. The charter member of Pavement and Silver Jews is UVa Class of 1989 and was, unsurprisingly, a WTJU DJ. When Bob got to the station he immediately began rifling through the vinyl in the library, spinning some fave […]

  • Host Profile: Dave Gibson

    Name: Dave Gibson Radio Name: Mr. Chilps Show: Rock Marathon: Gentle Prog (formerly hosted Hot and Cold Skulls, Friday, 2 – 4 p.m.) Day Job: Moving Image Archivist at Library of Congress How long have you been a host at WTJU? 7 glorious years Why did you become a WTJU host? Wanted to become involved with the WTJU community […]

  • Host Profile: Jordan Taylor

    Name: Jordan Taylor Radio Name: Sister Pirate Jenny (2017- current), Helvidius (2006-2016) Show: Radio Freedonia, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. Day Job: Teacher, St. Anne’s Belfield School – American Studies, Literature and Film Volunteer: The Bridge Progressive Arts (Board Member and sometime programmer since mid2000s) How long have you been a host at WTJU? I think […]

  • Host Profile: Nick Rubin

    Name: Nick Rubin Radio Name: Poubelle Show: Radio Freedonia, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. How long have you been a host at WTJU? Since summer 2004 Why should someone tune into your show in particular? I pretty much just want to share good vibes and a wide variety of good tunes that fit the day’s […]

  • Here’s what our rock DJs think you should listen to on Bandcamp

    The modern world affords us many opportunities to discover new music: Live shows, record stores. Zines, blogs, books. Social media. The algorithm. Radio.  In honor of this month’s Bandcamp Friday, which gives listeners the chance to support touring and recording musicians in a time where most can neither tour nor record, we’re offering you another: Recommendations from WTJU […]

  • 2019 WTJU Rock Top Tens!

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    Sharon Von Etten Amyl and the Sniffers Well! The end of the year finds the WTJU Rock DJs in a reflective mood – peruse their top tens – albums, singles, and concerts are all represented – and find your kindred spirits/arch nemeses! Rick Clark, “Radio Wowsville”: Remind Me Tomorrow Sharon Van Etten (Jagjaguwar) Triumph, getting […]

  • LISTEN: Celebrating the life of indie rock poet David Berman on Sat, Nov 16

    On Saturday, November 16, friends, alums, and community gathered at the Stage at WTJU to remember the life of David Berman. David was an indie-rock poet, leader of the band Silver Jews, and former WTJU DJ. He died on August 7. From 2 – 4 p.m., we aired two hours of David Berman’s music on […]