WTJU officially welcomes two new classical announcers to the fold: Steve Myers and Gregory Cox. Steve is alternating with Ilona Kastenhofer on “Classical Comfort,” heard Friday mornings from 6 to 9 am. Gregory has joined the "Early Music Show" rotation; the show airs Mondays from 5 to 7 pm; and he will also be alternating with Ann Porotti on "Portrait of the Artist," heard Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 pm.
Gregory Cox comes from a family steeped in classical music, and he has studied keyboard, French horn, and Spanish classical and Flamenco guitar. He has a deep appreciation for fine music of all genres. In his broadcasts he aspires to entertain and educate.
Steve Myers grew up in England, and came to the US in the 1980s. His experience includes commerce, public affairs and the media, as editor, radio host, producer, foreign correspondent, author, speechwriter, teacher, and businessman. Among others things, he parachuted out of a plane in Angola, swam across the Zambezi River, was hugged by Pope John Paul II, and was once arrested by the KGB!
He moved to Charlottesville in 2011. Today he edits an online newspaper, runs a nonprofit foundation and a small business. Steve is convinced that he was accepted as an American citizen because he learned how to eat hamburgers and pizza without silverware and wear shorts in public! Steve's philosophy, in the words of Adam Lindsay Gordon:
Life is mostly froth and bubble; two things stand like stone:
Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.