Host Profile: Rick Clark

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.

More Recent Posts

  • Marking COVID Remembrance Day on May 25

    This year, radio stations around the country are marking May 25 as COVID Remembrance Day. Several WTJU hosts will mark the occasion by airing the music of some artists who have passed away. We’ve all gone through a very difficult year. And while it’s not over, here at WTJU, we want to take a moment […]

  • WTJU 91.1 FM to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

    WTJU 91.1 FM has been approved for a $20,000 Arts Education grant to support the development of an online jazz history curriculum. Adapted from WTJU’s Jazz at 100 radio series, this project will creatively engage students around the unique story and passion of jazz music. WTJU’s project is among the more than 1,100 projects across […]

  • 39 Tomorrow’s Warriors, the Sound of London, Part 2

    Tags: , , , , , ,

    Shabaka Hutchings In the last hour, we began to explore the new London scene anchored by a broadly diverse set of players who share encouragement by the innovative educational group Tomorrow’s Warriors. We featured music by Nubya Garcia, one of three tenor stars who are breaking out of the scene and in this hour we’ll […]

  • New Blues News – 5/11/2021

    New Blues News – 5/11/2021 Reverend Shawn Amos – The Cause Of It All (Put Together Music): “We brought the ancestors into the room,” says The Reverend Shawn Amos, likening himself to the griots of West Africa, a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who keep oral tradition alive, binding the people together with […]

  • New Jazz News – 5/11/2021

    New Jazz News – 5/11/2021 Airmen of Note – The 2021 Jazz Heritage Series (Self-produced): “The spring season for The U.S. Air Force Band buzzes with excitement, as each of the performing flights prepares for upcoming virtual concerts and educational outreach missions. For the Airmen of Note, the spring means the blossoming of the annual […]