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WTJU ALUMNI WEEKEND PROGRAMMING
Friday 6/1 - Sunday 6/3 + 1 Monday show!

Welcome to Special Programming celebrating WTJU's 50th Anniversary! During this weekend, many alumni of the station will guest-host programs of the sort they hosted back in their day. Check out the schedule of reincarnated shows below (highlighted so you may see them at a glance), then tune in for some time travel with alums of the Sound Choice in Central Virginia!

Fri 06/01|Sat 06/02|Sun 06/03|Mon 06/04

Friday, June 01Back to Top
Classical Comfort
When: 
Friday, June 01 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ilona Kastenhofer
Category: 
Classical

Ease into your Friday morning with soulful, comforting, classical music. From long ago to yesterday, be surprised and taken by the beauty of classical sound.
Stef-o-Scope
When: 
Friday, June 01 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Stephanie Nakasian
Category: 
Jazz

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.
No Name
When: 
Friday, June 01 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Wasiq Khan
Category: 
Jazz

TBA
Dreamland
When: 
Friday, June 01 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "The Firehouse Dog" (Tom Grant)
Category: 
Eclectic

Eclectic mix of wide variety
Breakfast on Broadway 25th Reunion Show
When: 
Friday, June 01 Noon
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Scot Safon and Amy Heinrich
Category: 
Broadway

Broadway tunes
What the Future Holds
When: 
Friday, June 01 1:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Mike Buck
Category: 
Rock

Freeform current releases with an emphasis on minor keys and darker themes
Big Band Calvacade
When: 
Friday, June 01 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Jerome Parsons
Category: 
Jazz

Big Band Music
Return of the Tadpole Queen
When: 
Friday, June 01 3:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Sally Hawkridge
Category: 
Rock

Favorite golden oldies and newer alt rock
Rocket Theater
When: 
Friday, June 01 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Erik" (Erik Morrison)
Category: 
Rock

Mid 70s alt rock, Lou Reed, Bowie, Numan, Kraftwerk, Mott the Hoople. I'd play stuff most people probably don't hear much. If you have too much 70s stuff, I can switch it up to play pretty much any kind of rock from the late 60s on.
The Eclectic Woman -- 20 Years of Catching Up
When: 
Friday, June 01 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Jannequin Bennett
Category: 
Women's Music

Rising stars, fallen stars, red giants, white dwarfs and pulsars of the women's music scene for the last 20 years.
POPKRAZY
When: 
Friday, June 01 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum DJ Robot A. Hull Xavier Tarpit (Robert Hull Sr.)
Category: 
Rock

Lost sounds of the '60s and '70s. Disposable trash from the gutters of your mind. Future soundtracks for hipster TV and web ads. Some of these songs may make you puke, but, hey, you ain't never gonna forget 'em!
No Name
When: 
Friday, June 01 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Elizabeth Atkinson
Category: 
Hip Hop
Electrons Spinning Around a Nucleus of Improvisation
When: 
Friday, June 01 8:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Hal Dean
Category: 
Jazz

Exploration of the ways that jazz and other improvised music have been influenced by, and have influenced, technology.
A Guitar Supreme
When: 
Friday, June 01 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Cody Wright
Category: 
Rock

Join your host Cody Wright for an hour of over-the-top guitar playing, in genres ranging from rock to jazz fusion. Fusion fans will take interest. These guys can play!
R'n'B of 1957
When: 
Friday, June 01 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Rus Perry
Category: 
R&B

Screaming Jay's "Frenzy", Little Richard's "Ooh! My Soul", Fats Domino's "I'm Walking", Howlin' Wolf's "Sittin' on Top of the World", Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" - Explore 1957, one of the golden years of Rhythm and Blues, just as it was being discovered by cross-over audiences and being redefined as Rock 'n' Roll.
Professor Bebop
When: 
Friday, June 01 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Rhythm & Blues: 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
Saturday, June 02Back to Top
HEAVY METAL for HOUSEWIVES
When: 
Saturday, June 02 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Jimmy Blackford
Category: 
Rock

Staged recreations of infamous Honor Council Trials from yesteryear set to sitar versions of 60s bubble-gum hits.
No Delayin Radio Show
When: 
Saturday, June 02 2:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum DJ Rob A (Rob C. Hull)
Category: 
Hip Hop

Classic Hip-hop music from the youngest rap radio DJ's in the 80's. DJ ROB A is also an independent hip-hop artist and label President for Rugged Soul Records.
Old Vinyl
When: 
Saturday, June 02 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Melody Man
Category: 
Jazz

Old Vinyl, there's nothing like it! So tune in to the Melody Man as he digs through his collection and brings you any of hundreds of old vinyl recordings collected from the '50s to the '80s. Albums not spun for maybe two decades that may surprise you, if not the DJ. Could be cabaret, folk, jazz, rock or who knows what from many storage boxes.
Sunrise Magazine
When: 
Saturday, June 02 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Crank of Dawn
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

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.
Leftover Biscuits
When: 
Saturday, June 02 6:30AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

Roots of country music with a smattering of recent stuff that stays true to the roots. Heavy on string bands, early country artists, and traditional ballads, but anything that eventually became or influenced country music is fair game. Listen long enough and you will hear 17th century dance music, Hawaiian guitars, and prison chants with ax accompaniment.
Atlantic Weekly, Part I
When: 
Saturday, June 02 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig
Category: 
Folk

Atlantic Weekly delivers a fresh, eclectic mix of folk music that focuses on sounds from this side of the Atlantic. The show presents contemporary artists alongside old favorites, featuring American singer/songwriters, bluegrass, Americana, roots, and more.
Mercy
When: 
Saturday, June 02 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Rag-time Willy" (Bill Emory)
Category: 
Folk

Texas, North Carolina and Twin-Oaks, Baker, Holcombe and Schmidt. Singer-songwriters that take a licking, keep on ticking. Ticking ticking ticking toward discovery or death. Doesn't matter which, the truth is in the ticking.
International Odyssey
When: 
Saturday, June 02 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Ginger McCarthy
Category: 
World

Lively music from around the world!
The Eclectic Baboon
When: 
Saturday, June 02 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Aaron J Margosis
Category: 
Rock

Tune in and hear some of the stuff Aaron's gotten into since he left the station.
That Girl
When: 
Saturday, June 02 Noon
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "That Girl" (Elizabeth Hull)
Category: 
Rock

The wild swans at Coole
No Name
When: 
Saturday, June 02 1:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Mary" (Mary Wallace)
Category: 
Rock

Hey! Not much new here! If you're stuck in the past like me, you might hear something you haven't heard in a while. I know I'll be dancing around the studio!
Rock n' Ruin
When: 
Saturday, June 02 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Spot" (Marcia Doran)
Category: 
Rock

Whiz Bang Radio rides again - scaring cats and heathens alike
The Fabulous Fandango Hotel
When: 
Saturday, June 02 3:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Gate Pratt
Category: 
Rock

Broadcasting live from the Plum Lounge, high atop the fabulous fandango hotel, in scenic Hogwaller, Virginia. There's always a vacancy, so take your shoes off and set a spell. Serving a smorgasbord of aural delights featuring a tasty selection of new and vintage finds fresh from the sweet town garbage dump.
Jumpin' on the Bed
When: 
Saturday, June 02 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt Combs
Category: 
Folk

Join us for 90 minutes of one of life's grand and truly guilty pleasures. We'll bring you the best of Americana and roots music along with timely artist interviews, in-studio appearances and a focus on new releases. Tune in and start jumpin'!
The Old Home Place
When: 
Saturday, June 02 5:30PM
Hosted by: 
Shaun Harvey
Category: 
Folk

I ran a-way to Charlottesville, and listened to bluegrass on WTJU! Bluegrass music enthusiasts take turns at the helm of our only all-bluegrass show, from the First Generation to the last, bluegrass is alive and well on 'TJU. This show is dedicated to the memory of Ray Spears, long-time host of The Old Home Place, who passed away December 11, 2005.
Peace, Love and Radio
When: 
Saturday, June 02 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Radio Stu" (Stuart Jones)
Category: 
Rock

Acid Rock, Surf Music, Motown and Heavy Metal from 1962-1973
The Mr. Bill Show
When: 
Saturday, June 02 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Mr. Bill" (Bill Branner)
Category: 
Rock

Magical music that flows and surprises
Focus on Sanity
When: 
Saturday, June 02 8:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Ed Creskoff
Category: 
Jazz

Mix of old and new jazz, hard bop and avant guarde styles. Range of artists - Johns Coltrane to Zorn, Ron to James Carter - playing mostly instrumental and sometimes experimental pieces. If you like grooves, slaps and honks and dislike vibes this is for you. Requests welcome.
The Green Dolphin Café
When: 
Saturday, June 02 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Rusty" (Rusty Trainham)
Category: 
Jazz

The Green Dolphin rolls down the awning, wipes off the tables, and tunes up that old stage piano for a special Charlottesville appearance. Don't miss these vintage Charlottesville jazz performances.
Night of the Living jazz
When: 
Saturday, June 02 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum David Heath
Category: 
Jazz

Jazz!
Transmutating Drag Racing Lactating Mamas vs. the Dead Rabbit Gang
When: 
Saturday, June 02 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Miss Anthropy" (Anna Ravegum)
Category: 
Rock
Sunday, June 03Back to Top
Bachelor #1
When: 
Sunday, June 03 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Bachelor #1" (Jonathan Mark)
Category: 
Rock

Bachelor #1 will reprise the music he played back in his radio days, 1986 - 1988
Pure Pop for the Upwardly Mowtown
When: 
Sunday, June 03 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Hugh Shannon
Category: 
Rock

In the fine tradition of WTJU, whatever the hell I want to play, along with my two sons!
Off Air
When: 
Sunday, June 03 3:00AM
Classical Sunrise
When: 
Sunday, June 03 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Deborah Murray
Category: 
Classical

Sublime! Sensual! Soothing! Hear the best in classical music, a perfect accompaniment to a Sunday morning. Tune in for a diverse blend of music from all styles and periods, from JS Bach to Enrique Granados, harpsichords to brass ensembles.
No Name
When: 
Sunday, June 03 7:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Jay Casey
Category: 
Classical
Kaye Lazar's Cavalcade of Fun
When: 
Sunday, June 03 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Kaye Lazar" (Kevin Kravitz)
Category: 
Classical

Plenty of enjoyable classical music, phone call-ins and requests, plus a few rarities selected by the host!
Music of Russia
When: 
Sunday, June 03 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Harry Swope & UVA '88
Category: 
Classical

A compilation of "gems" of past and present Russian Music
Jazzmania
When: 
Sunday, June 03 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Aaron
Category: 
Jazz

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 924-3418.
The Early Music Show
When: 
Sunday, June 03 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Nicolette McGrath Norris
Category: 
Classical

Choral and instrumental works from before 1750
Tell Us a Tale
When: 
Sunday, June 03 Noon
Hosted by: 
Jen Hoffman
Category: 
Children

Tell Us A Tale is the premiere children's radio broadcast in Central Virginia, featuring outstanding stories and music from around the globe. In addition to the fun folktales and tunes (including visits from some of their musical friends), they also sometimes do live shows around the area. Whether you are three years old or are collecting social security, gather round the radio for Tell Us A Tale!
Sunday Opera Matinee
When: 
Sunday, June 03 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ann Shaffer
Category: 
Classical

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.
Evensong
When: 
Sunday, June 03 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Latsko
Category: 
Classical

Evensong treats you to the best in choral music, the perfect accompaniment to a summer's eve.
Just a Few Friends
When: 
Sunday, June 03 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Penelope Ward
Category: 
Classical

Spend your evening in a salon filled with the intimate strains of fine classical chamber music, from early to modern.
Trance and Dance
When: 
Sunday, June 03 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Will Kerner
Category: 
Electronica

Recent releases including hybrid genres with diverse ethnic influences.
No Name
When: 
Sunday, June 03 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum Todd Pontius
Category: 
Rock
Radio Wowsville
When: 
Sunday, June 03 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
A. Larry Bethesda and Grandpa Ulysses Ezekiel "Grandpa" Cole Rock
Category: 
Rock

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 for the past eight years, Radio Wowsville is broadcast via nuclear warhead from a cave / sound lab in Grottoes, Virginia. Join our listener!
Monday, June 04Back to Top
Don Ricardo's Sunday Night Lecture Series
When: 
Monday, June 04 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Colin Powell and Joe Mier
Category: 
Rock

Lessons in hip hop, indie rock, and whatever else the Don comes across
Off Air
When: 
Monday, June 04 3:00AM
Dawn's Early Light
When: 
Monday, June 04 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
John Delehanty
Category: 
Classical

Start the work week on a classical note with Dawn's Early Light. Dawn awakens with Bach then moves through an array of periods and styles, never forgetting the musicality of the human voice.
New Month, New Music
When: 
Monday, June 04 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Nick Page
Category: 
Jazz

Nick Page and a special guest play the month's new jazz releases from nine 'til noon on the first Monday of every month.
Soulful Situation
When: 
Monday, June 04 Noon
Hosted by: 
Robin Tomlin
Category: 
Soul

Tune in to Robin Tomlin as he puts you in a Soulful Situation. From the Dixie-fried sounds of the Southern soul centers of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Memphis Tennessee; New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana; to the Uptown Rhythm and Blues shots from the Northern cities of Chicago, Detroit, New York and Philadelphia. You can hear the best of the soul hits and obscurities right here on WTJU as Robin puts you in a Situation that is Sooo Soulful!
Songs I've Loved
When: 
Monday, June 04 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Alum "Philip" (Philip McEldowney)
Category: 
Rock

Music from the late 60s and early 70s to the present: early Who, Pink Floyd, Queen, ELP, and Vangelis; some strange stuff (electronic, opera, Woodstock) Canterbury groups such as Soft Machine, Kevin Ayers, Caravan, National Health, Hatfield; other alternate British groups - Julie Driscoll, Curved Air, M, Marianne Faithful; and some very different music - the Iowa Good Guys, Carl Sandburg, Hank Wangford, Brubeck's Lois Armstrong (Real Ambassadors), maybe a song from the classical music opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, etc.
Black Circle Revolution
When: 
Monday, June 04 3:00PM
Hosted by: 
Phil Free
Category: 
Rock

Black Circle Revolution will take your ears for a spin with the punkest, countriest, noisiest, sludge metal pop show you'll hear. Experience two hours of aural power ranging from Dead Milkmen to the Dead C and back again.

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