Name: Rick Clark
Show: Radio Wowsville, Sunday, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Day Job: Hotel Manager
How long have you been a host at WTJU? 5 years
Why did you become a WTJU host?
I’ve always loved sharing the music I love with others and discovering new music. Hearing the great original programming on WTJU when I first moved to Charlottesville was a big part of it, too!
Why should someone tune into your show in particular? What do you want to share with the world? Just great music
Tell us about one of your biggest gaffs while in the studio?
Accidentally playing two songs at once and not noticing until my cohost pointed it out.
Favorite moments in the air studio?
Sharing the airwaves with the great Don Harrison, all of the great WTJU marathon shows, and all the fantastic fellow DJs and regular listeners.
If you could interview anyone on air, dead or alive, who would it be?
I’d love to see if Vercingetorix would be into doom metal.
What are your guilty pleasures?
Double chocolate cake, the 90s X-Men cartoon, Kelly Clarkson
How has it felt being a radio host during this pandemic?
It’s been one of the few things keeping me sane.
What are your passions outside of music?
Writing, baseball, the MCU, fantasy and SF novels
Why does WTJU matter?
It helps provide a huge sense of community here in Charlottesville. Becoming a part of the WTJU family was the first thing that made me feel at home here after moving from NoVA
OPTIONAL: Would you rather be a famous singer or be able to bring your favorite deceased singer back to life?
It’d be cool to have Chris Cornell back. Or Tom Petty. Or Bowie… Cobain. Otis. Yeah, I’d want to bring someone else back.