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Images from the Past of WTJU

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are from the University of Virginia yearbook, Corks and Curls.

  Joel (?) "pop" director
The first
group of student volunteers at WTJU, 1958 WTJU's first staff, Spring 1958
1st Year
Matthew Lucas covers a 24 hour on-air shift, 1959 As the city's only FM radio station until 1961, WTJU is highly covered in Charlottesville's Daily Progress. This and the next photo come from the station's first Exam Marathon, 1959.
exam marathon kick-off, 1959  
gains a stronger transmitter, 1961 Charlottesville Daily Progress, 1961
Announcers and Board members, 1961 WTJU staff 1961
members, 1966 1966's WTJU officers, in their new studio in Humphrey's Dormitory
announcer, 1966 WTJU announcer, 1966
Deejay, 1972 WTJU announcer, 1972
announcers prosper at WTJU, 1977 WTJU announcer, 1977
By the late seventies, WTJU enjoys an equal ratio of female and male announcers.
new equipment WTJU purchases lots of new equipment in the late '70's thanks to successful fundraising during its 20th anniversary in 1977.
fair 1981 WTJU staff recruits new announcers during fall activities fair, 1980
WTJU staff
photo 1981 WTJU staff, 1981
WTJU's new
studio in Peabody Hall, 1988 In 1983, WTJU moved its studios to Peabody Hall. By the time this picture was taken in 1988, the statation's announcers were quite accustomed to the significantly larger space!
1992, WTJU
announcer WTJU announcer, 1992
Corks and Curls staff photo, 1992 WTJU staff, 1992 -
This is one of the last pictures the UVA yearbook, Corks and Curls, includes for WTJU. In 1993, the Dean of Students Office hires Chuck Taylor to be the station's full-time manager; without a student-run board, student volunteerism at WTJU drops until 1996.

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