Host Profile: Dusty Garwood

Name: Dusty Garwood

Radio Name: Dusty

Show: Jazzmania, alternating with the JazzCzar,  Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Day Job: Retired

How long have you been a host at WTJU? Since 2001

Why did you become a WTJU host? David Eisenman talked me into it.

Why should someone tune into your show in particular?
My show has the perfect background music for getting your Sunday brunch started!

Favorite moments in the air studio?
Getting calls from listeners about a particular song I played and the memories that it brought them.

If you could interview anyone on air, dead or alive, who would it be?
Paul McCartney

How has it felt being a radio host during this pandemic?
Being really connected with the listeners, more than before!

What are your passions outside of music?

Why does WTJU matter?
This station gives our listeners something that they don’t get from any other station!!

How have you seen WTJU change in your time here? How have you seen Charlottesville change?
Becoming more digital/computerized. Cville is a continuous/evolving community and always will be.

What could WTJU do better? We are doing it!

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