Sign up for WTJU’s June 65th birthday celebrations!

Since its inception, WTJU has been a different sort of radio station. Hundreds of volunteer hosts creating their own shows, sharing excellent and eclectic music. Over the years, we’ve built a sort of fellowship of misfits at UVA. And it feels like home.

Now WTJU 91.1 FM is turning 65 years old.

Join us for these celebrations:

EARLY JUNE: WTJU & WXTJ REUNIONS

WTJU is celebrating its 65th birthday in-person during the first two weekends in June 2022. WTJU’s reunions are open to anyone who’s been a host, volunteer, or supporter of WTJU or WXTJ.

WEEKEND #1: Graduated ~1980s or before

REGISTER HERE for the celebration dinner.

All events are free and open to the public except the dinner.

Friday, June 3:

  • 5 – 8 p.m. Open house, station tours, story recording, hanging out at WTJU’s stage, drinks and light fare
  • 8 – 9 p.m. Live music at WTJU’s stage: The Gladstones. Straight, old school rock ‘n’ roll of every variety, led by Bob Girard and Charlie Pastorfield.

Saturday, June 4: 

  • 5 – 6 p.m. Happy hour, hanging out at WTJU’s stage
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Celebration dinner at Vivace Italian Restaurant. Register here.

Throughout the weekend 

  • Alum guest hosting shows on WTJU

WEEKEND #2: WXTJ + Graduated ~1990s or after

REGISTER HERE for the celebration dinner.

All events are free and open to the public except the dinner.

Friday, June 10:

  • 5 – 8 p.m. Open house, station tours, story recording, hanging out at WTJU’s stage, drinks and light fare
  • 8 – 9 p.m. Live music at WTJU’s stage: The Jean Jeanies. Classic David Bowie covers.

Saturday, June 11: 

  • 5 – 6 p.m. Happy hour, hanging out at WTJU’s stage
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Celebration dinner at Vivace Italian Restaurant. Register here.

Throughout the weekend 

  • Alum guest hosting shows on WTJU & WXTJ

CHECK OUT OUR APRIL 1 ON-AIR BIRTHDAY PARTY

On Friday, April 1, WTJU celebrated our birthday with a special three-hour broadcast.

Listen to a one-hour audio documentary about WTJU’s history and present, produced by award-winning public radio producer and WTJU alum Aaryan Balu:

Watch the video of our two-hour live broadcast featuring four live performances spanning WTJU’s eclectic music genres. Each artist or band is also a WTJU host. Performers included:

  • Chelsea Holt & Matt Fritts (classical)
  • Pete Marshall, Ryan Marley Grant, and Andy McLeod (folk)
  • Bill Adams (blues)
  • New Boss (rock, world)

Listen to WTJU’s birthday messages! We asked our listeners to share their birthday messages, and then we aired them on April 1. You can listen to the voices of WTJU listeners sharing their greetings here:

 

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