Turn Me On
Join DJs Dirtbag & Wild Thing from 1-3am on Monday mornings, right after Radio Wowsville. Your Sunday late-nights are going to be filled with grooves new and old, spanning everything from funky electronic to garage rock. We'll spin the tracks that'll burn your midnight oil in all the right spots, so tune in and vibe out.
Tune in to Soundboard, WTJU's discussion program about news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. The Monday edition of Soundboard is hosted by Robert Packard and Grace Boyle. Each week's show includes local food, wine, and gardening segments with Megan Headley and Guinevere Higgins, as well as Central Virginia Legal Aid News.
The Jazz Messenger
The depth, diversity and often contrasting ideas of jazz & blues programming is reverently represented each Monday morning with an emphasis on hard bop, modern, soul jazz and scrapyard blues, as well as a sampling of current releases and reissues. Brian invites you to take a full, deep breath and begin your week on the downbeat with one hundred twenty minutes of hedonic tones, jazz classics, featured artists and organized chaos.
From the Dixie-fried sounds of the Southern soul centers of Muscle Shoals, Memphis, New Orleans and Shreveport to the Uptown Rhythm and Blues shots from the Northern cities of Chicago, Detroit, New York and Philadelphia, Rum Cove puts you in a Situation that is Sooo Soulful!
The Broadcasting System
It's about getting into it. Lightning Bolt gets into it, and so do Tony Conrad and Stereolab. Ralph Peer recorded Jimmie Rogers and the Carter Family getting into it in Bristol. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is all about it. They get into it in the forests of Bali and they surf slack-keyed on it in Hawaii. It's called transport, and only music - every kind of music - does it for me. How about you? Two hours spent deep in it, with Tyler.
Back Up and Push
Back Up and Push! Every Monday afternoon from 4-6 pm Sandy and Annette look back at Bluegrass and Old Time tunes of yesteryear, and push forward to the music of today and tomorrow. Along with traditional Bluegrass and Old Time, we’ll throw in some Folk, Local Favorites, plenty of Live In-studio performances, and the latest news of festivals and other venues for live music. So buckle up for the ride on Monday afternoons from 4-6 with the best picking and strumming around on Back Up and Push!
Folk Dance Calendar
A listing of traditional dance activities in the WTJU listening area... New England contra dancing, square dancing, English, Scotch, Irish, and International folk dancing are a few of the many different forms of folk dance available in and around Charlottesville. Also airs Saturdays at 10am
The Early Music Show
Journey back through eight centuries before the time of J. S. Bach with the first-millennium troubadours and the meditative, sacred music of Hildegard; the sublime motets of Josquin and the foot-tapping dances of Praetorius; the rich English anthems of William Byrd, and much more.
The broad range of that modern music we call jazz is all subject to exploration. Expect a sampling of classic jazz, post-bop, standards, contemporary jazz, and new releases with a smattering of avant-garde and even electronica. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue may all be found on Anything Goes .
Electrical noises. Shouting. Classic indie rock. Rap. Oldies. Singing saws. Country dubstep. Dad rock. Atonal blues. Freak folk. Garage. Proto-punk. Post-punk. Psych-punk. Holy Money and Scaroline can never decide what they like the most. There's no high like this.
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Tune in to Soundboard, WTJU's discussion program about news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. The Tuesday edition of Soundboard features BackStory, with the American History Guys, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
The only radio program in Central Virginia that features women's music exclusively, Eclectic Woman spans all musical genres and the globe with a variety of rich perspectives. Expect a fresh and tantalizing musical menu of singer-songwriters, women of color, and womyn's music, spiced liberally with traditional, blues, world, jazz, rock, avant-garde, and instrumental music. The Eclectic Woman show also features music and occasional news updates which specifically serve the gay and lesbian community.
Around This Town
Join Sabra on Tuesdays from 4-6 pm as she throws her musical nets over the acts coming to the Central VA area, and tries to pull some of them in for live appearances before their concerts. She might even share a few of the new releases that have come into the station.
Featuring modern and mainstream jazz, including bebop, hard bop, funk, avant-garde, and European jazz. You will hear the cutting edge of today's jazz artists while celebrating the masters of the past and the tasteful experimentation of the future.
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Join Ralph Graves (Radiostar) every Wednesday morning as he runs the gamut of music from the middle ages to the present. Since 1984, Ralph's not aired the same work twice (on purpose, that is), nor run out of great music to share with you. Wake up Wednesdays to the most wide-ranging classical program you'll hear anywhere!
Tune in to Soundboard, WTJU's discussion program about news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. The Wednesday edition of Soundboard features With Good Reason, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and From the Vault, produced by the Pacifica Radio Archives.
Left of Cool
Modern Jazz programming designed to give your morning a lift. Left of Cool is a place where improvising musicians of all styles can come together and see what's possible. Searching for that common thread, acoustic or electric, experimental and eclectic -- whatever sounds good!
From the Old World to the New, from the villages to the cities where it all flows together, immerse yourself in the dance music of the world. Rhythm is the universal language on your sonic life raft, WTJU. Show frequently features guests and guest hosts from countries around the world.
He is known as a truly "good-natured guy," respected for his taste in a wide range of music from rock'n roll, folk, soul, rap, noise, avant-garde, jazz, punk, french pops; as an enthusiast of indie/underground rock; someone with a unique word or two to say about fast foods and TV dramas relaxing on a couch in his rented house in Charlottesville where he's been living since 1998; and as a lover of music blogs from around the world (with apologies to Presspop and Dump).
Cosmic American Jamboree
Country and Americana hot off the griddle.... the newest, best releases and guest appearances from artists without Spandex, plastic surgery, pitch correction or fear of alienating key demographic markets. Pull up to the bar while your new friends pour you two hours of pure country and Americana comfort.
The Listening Room
The Listening Room is a place where you can come and experience the breadth and depth of classical music since the beginning of the last century. We'll discover beautiful music from every corner of the globe, and explore music fresh off the computer screen. There will be regular features and interviews with people in the community, touring artists, and experts from the university and beyond. Whether it's music for the stage, the screen, the church, the concert hall, or your local tavern, come and hear something new.
Enter the Living Time zone for an eclectic blend of Blues, Jazz and Jazz tangents. It's a musical journey that works you from the inside out, hits you when you're not looking and keeps you coming back for more. On a weekly basis, co-hosts Gary & MichaelShelton alternate, featuring the standards and the offbeat, the classics and the obscure, and, on occasion, the works of local artists living or visiting here in town as well as those from all over the world. We'll also honor your requests as well as showcase live sets and interviews. So step out of your musical comfort zone. At Living Time, the message is in the mix. The experience is second to none.
Turn towards the future sound and experience the eclectic electronic blend of Bad Blood hosted by DJ Versus and Emcee Vey on air every Wednesday night from 11 to 1am. Tune in for an unholy mixture of techno, ambient, electronica, house, electro, minimal, drum & bass and beyond.
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The Hep Imp Show / Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza
[ The Hep Imp Show alternating with Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza ]
The Hep Imp Show: Strange sounds from remote ledges of the cutting edge.
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: Live improvised sound collage experiment. Audio stew, made while you listen, add your own ingredients, repeat, release, now somehow in its 18th year. Audio archives: lastever.org
A balanced blend of crisp notes freshly blended and roasted every Thursday morning. Your refined barista, Paula, skillfully mixes a well-rounded cuppa classical to smoothly get your day started. Spanning the centuries, from Ockeghem to Cowell, Boulez to Brahms, an elegant brew is waiting for you.
Tune in to Soundboard, WTJU's discussion program about news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. The Thursday edition of Soundboard is hosted by Nathan Moore and Rebecca Barlas. Thursday's show connects national issues to Charlottesville with segments from Democracy Now. And regular weekly segments include: To Your Health, getting the scoop on health and wellness with Jennifer Anyaegbunam, and UVA Today, featuring interviews with faculty, staff and students about research and news at UVA.
All That Jazz
Thirty years and still running, All That Jazz remains committed to all the "bops", global influences and the New. Join Ann Porotti in her continuing salute to the luminous, continuously changing archive that is Jazz. Always, more music and less talk.
Exploring the music of Mexico, Central and South America, the Black Atlantic and beyond. Deepest South is neither a Putamayo-centric "World Music" show nor your step-dad's field recordings from his Peace Corps days. Instead we bring you genre-agnostic sounds that redefine how we listen to Latin communities across the globe.
Carry the Zero
Veteran WTJU Rockers Danny and Matthew bring you Carry the Zero every Thursday afternoon. It's A ROCK SHOW! ...with quotients of pop, funk, psychedelic, and calculated beats. You do the math. It's enough rock to make your wave function!
Andrew and the Contessa bring you a melodious mix of romantically inspired music, from symphonies and concerti to nocturnes and tone poems. Luxuriate in a lush variety of works by the masters of emotive music and experience a world where the quality of music is not strained.
Wild Women and Friends
Taking our title from the Ida Cox song, "Wild Women Don't Get the Blues", our Eclectic Woman spinoff show will continue to emphasize women artists in Jazz and Blues, but we'll be branching out to include some of those boys we love. Tune in to hear the Classic Blues women, Jazz women, piano, mellow standards and some bending of the rules - kind of like those "blue notes" in a new dimension.
Black Circle Revolution
Stay up and explore the outer limits of rock and roll with Black Circle Revolution. Two vinyl-heavy hours of classic and new punk, stoner metal, garage rock, psychedelic freak-outs, and the best riffs you've never heard from the past 30 years to the present. Join Phil Free and Ramona Sparks for an audio adventure guaranteed to ease the pain.
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Tune in to Soundboard, WTJU's discussion program about news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. Whether we're talking about city politics, scientific innovations, or the local music scene, you'll get to hear in-depth discussion about stories that matter. The Friday edition of Soundboard is hosted by Lewis Reining and Jennifer Marley, and is a production partnership between WTJU, Charlottesville Tomorrow, and C-Ville Weekly.
With an ear for the beat -- singers who swing and swingers who sing with their instruments; from blues to big bands to bop and Latin; past, present and the young lions and lionesses of the future...
Take a sound journey with us and reflect on the creative contributions that people all over the planet are making through music. Enjoy a world of diversity in voices and instruments--celebrate the fragile experiment that is humanity.
One salt-rubbed hunk of indie rock
1 Florin, Post-Punk Gold
1/4 Cup, Whine Pop Vinegar
1/3 Mole, Brazilian Tropicalisimo
2 Bunchs, Wilted Soul and Psychedelia
2 Omicrons, Electronic Ambience
1 Candela, Forgotten Funk
1 Blessed Blast, Japanese Noise Bands
Dash of bitter insouciance
Salt-n-Pepa to taste
Braise Weekly. Cooks between 2 and 4 PM on Friday afternoons on 91.1 WTJU.
Hear the full range of musical traditions in folk, bluegrass, new grass, celtic, old time, country, singer/songwriter, blues, world and any other roots-based music. Pete brings you the old and the new, be it local, regional, national, or international, with an emphasis on who's coming to perform around Charlottesville and Virginia.
Take a weekly trip into Heptown. Professor Bebop ankles down Swing Street, slips into Blues Alley, checks out the Museum of the Rhythm and the Blues, catches the service at the Cathedral of the Broken Heart and slips down Palpitation Boulevard to Soulville.
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No Soap, Radio!
Two elephants were sitting in a bathtub debating the difference between a duck, when they found out why a motorcycle has no car doors. But we don't care about their conversation, we care about what they're listening to! Tune in and follow along, for a curiouser and curiouser mixture of sound that's not entirely unlike music, right at the cusp of the weekend. With so many genres, we had to make up a few, it may just be the real reason the chicken crossed the road.
On the Edge
" I always have the listener in mind first "
Call or email me with your request ~A positive blend of new & old deep cuts in popular music of yesterday & today ~
A music experience that becomes addictive following every visit to my show ~
A penetrating and irreverent look at events in pond, forest and cobweb: Our resident naturalist, the Crank of Dawn, focuses on all aspects of nature and the environment, with regard to understanding our surroundings and treating them more respectfully.
Tune in every Saturday morning from 6:30 til 8am for stories and music from the early roots of American Country, Bluegrass and Blues music. We'll hear about the famous acts and the not so famous. From the Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon and the Monroe Brothers to the less-heard sounds of Kelly Harrell, Washington Phillips, and the Golden Melody Boys. Jug bands, string bands, shape note singers, and even classic country and bluegrass artists from the 50s and 60s are all likely guests to round out the show and start your weekend right. Leave a message or request on our Facebook page (and give us a thumbs up!).
Atlantic Weekly Part I
For twenty years, Atlantic Weekly Part I has been providing listeners with a Saturday morning wake up call of acoustic music. From contemporary singer-songwriters and Americana to the bedrock traditions of bluegrass and old-time string bands, we will have you singing and dancing around the kitchen during your first cup of coffee. Tune in and explore the insightful lyrics and musical diversity that can be found only outside the limits of commercial radio.
Folk Dance Calendar
A listing of traditional dance activities in the WTJU listening area... New England contra dancing, square dancing, English, Scotch, Irish, and International folk dancing are a few of the many different forms of folk dance available in and around Charlottesville.
Atlantic Weekly Part II
The Celtic-flavored second half of Atlantic Weekly is based in Britain and Ireland but with excursions north to Scandinavia and across the channel to the Continent. Hear harps and bagpipes, slow airs and quick jigs, new songs and old ballads.
The tradition of Roots and Culture in the Old Dominion endures. Set upon the solid foundation of bedrock Nyabinghi chants, syncopated Ska and rumbling Rock Steady, your selectors build the framework of the positive Word, Sound and Power of Reggae. Riddim for the Next Generation...
Brother Jimmy "The Truth" and B-Side host the sleaziest, greasiest, trashiest radio show on the airwaves. Get a Garage, Punk, Rockabilly, Soul and Psychedelic fix by listening to The Garage Sale on Saturday afternoons 2pm to 4pm. It's pure psychotic rock radio fury and fun.
Jumpin' on the Bed
Tune in for two hours of musical mayhem as the Monster and David provide you with high-energy Americana to end your Saturday afternoon and start the evening off right. New releases, timely artist appearances and interviews are a staple. You'll hear a blend of rock, folk, country, blues and rockabilly to liven up your Saturday PM. Tune in and start jumpin'!
Bringing you the best of the Grateful Dead and attendant offshoots, descendants, friends, influences and predecessors, from Bob Dylan, New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Jefferson Airplane and Robert Hunter to David Grisman, the Kentucky Colonels and mucho mas. In the strangest of places...
The Groove Tube
For a fist full of funk, enter the Groove Tube. We´ll play funk that´s swinging, rocking, jazzy, new school, old school, international and intergalactic. From Bootsy to the Breakestra, from Fela to Funkadelic, from James Brown to that Daptone sound, you´ll hear it all. So get on up, sway those hips, shake that booty down, and let the Groove Tube be good to your ear hole.
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Must Be the Buzz Talkin'
Looking for the perfect late night soundtrack? Look no further than Must Be The Buzz Talkin', the show that brings the brashest, funkiest blend of chamber pop, folk punk and euro trash thrash. It's the show with more soul, sass and jive than you asked for.
Trance on the Porch
DJ Mark has been spinning since 2000, laying down deep progressive house and trance grooves both on the radio and in clubs across the midwest, including the U Lounge, Dante's, and Europe Nite Club, and has opened for internationally renowned DJs like Markus Schulz.
Jazzmania presents a diverse blend of modern and classic jazz as well as other forms of creative, improvised music..."a veritable smorgasbord of jazz." Comments and requests appreciated at 924-3959.
Tell Us A Tale
Heard on stations all over the world, Tell Us A Tale, while technically a children's program, is so much more. Offering stories, tales and tunes collected from six of the seven continents (still working on Antarctica), this show appeals to listeners of all ages. So whether you are three years old getting an allowance, waiting tables in college, drawing a pension or collecting social security, gather 'round the radio each Sunday for Tell Us A Tale! Check out the Tell Us A Tale music blog for each week's playlist.
Sunday Opera Matinee
The only non-syndicated weekly broadcast of opera in Central Virginia coming to you year round, regardless of the season! Hosts Ann Shaffer and Tim Snider share their favorite recordings, old and new. Plot synopsis and historical background are provided.
The King of Instruments / Evensong
Michael pulls all the stops to present all manner of music for the monarch of musical instruments -- silvery to stentorian, sublime to bombastic, full of pomp and circumstance. From June thru September the King rests and Evensong treats you to the best in choral music, the perfect accompaniment to a summer's eve.
Walk your troubles away listening to the early blues. Songsters from the '20s and '30s, field recordings from the '40s and '50s, rediscovered greats from the '60s, and modern acoustic artists who draw on the blues tradition are featured here.
Raw Music from the 20th and 21st centuries: Airing its genre-busting blend of progressive hootenanny, provocative commentary, and sprawling pop music history lesson on WTJU since 1995 (or 1996), Radio Wowsville is broadcast via nuclear warhead from a cave / sound lab in Grottoes, Virginia.