Visit WTJU’s new exhibition “Radio Relics”

You are warmly invited to visit WTJU’s new, micro-museum exhibition this summer…

Radio Relics traces WTJU’s storied history of broadcasting for our community. As part of our 65th anniversary celebrations, WTJU has curated photos, artifacts, and t-shirts – so many t-shirts! – spanning more than six decades.

The exhibition is free and will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 3 through July 29. The museum space is a renovated, vintage camper parked behind WTJU’s studios at 2244 Ivy Road in Charlottesville.

“It’s important to reflect on the history of the radio station. It’s very community focused, and the reason it’s been around so long is that the community keeps it going,” said Paige Waterhouse, exhibition curator, WTJU producer, and UVA student. “Putting this together made me realize how many voices and people have helped keep it going. And that’s what makes it special.”

WTJU’s Radio Relics exhibition shows off some of the artifacts we have collected over the years, many contributed by former WTJU General Manager Chuck Taylor. We want to collect, preserve, and share ALL the stories, photos, and sounds of WTJU. These stories are a part of us, and we also keep finding great artists and musicians whose work is still relevant, or who have been forgotten or erased.

We’re currently raising funds for a new initiative: the Chuck Taylor Fund for WTJU History. Email WTJU General Manager Nathan Moore if you’d like to learn more about this fund. Or DONATE TODAY to help us collect, preserve, and share WTJU’s past and carry it forward into the future.

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