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Friday, April 17
Not in English
When: 
Friday, April 17 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mare
Category: 
Folk

In languages from all over the modern and ancient world, revel in the beauty of the human voice. Mouth music--yours only at WTJU, your station for diverse, original programming. Support independent radio with your pledge.
Pillars of Hercules
When: 
Friday, April 17 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ann Porotti
Category: 
Folk

Called by the Greeks the “Pillars of Hercules,” two high cliffs at the easterly Straits of Gibraltar guard and define the Mediterranean Sea. In 1995, traveler writer Paul Theroux wandered that old Hellenic route, dropping in on Gibraltar, Spain, the Riviera, Croatia, Sardinia, Greece, Albania, Morocco, the Levant and Israel. Join Ann Porotti for her musical journey into 21st-century Mediterranean music.
Aloha Kika Kila
When: 
Friday, April 17 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Folk

The Hawaiian steel guitar ("Kika Kila") sound has been considered by some as the predecessor of the blues slide steel guitar. It surely has had an impact on the tradition of blues, western swing and other music forms on the mainland. Come join the Jazz Messenger, Brian Keena, for a program of the best in Hawaiian steel guitar. From Tau Moe to Bob Brozman, we'll take a "kamaha'o" musical journey to the South Pacific you won't want to miss! Aloha kâkou!
Americana Goes Global
When: 
Friday, April 17 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig & Sandy Goodson
Category: 
Folk

Hear Americana heroes like Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, Tim O’Brien, Taj Mahal and others as they explore tunes and textures with amazing musicians from around the world, like Ali Farka Toure and others. Expect rootsy rhythms and inspired playing guaranteed to surprise and delight. Join hosts Sandy and Steve and let your ears do the traveling.
World a' Reggae
When: 
Friday, April 17 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Folk

The seeds sown from Bob Marley's legacy continue to sprout around the world. Our effort to support the Sound Choice in Central Virginia travels globally to witness reggae from the UK, Africa, Germany, Madagascar, Japan, Hawaii and all points in between.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Friday, April 17 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, April 17 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Emma Potter & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Emma Potter and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Lunasa
When: 
Friday, April 17 05:06PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall
Category: 
Folk

Take an in-depth listen to the band on the cutting edge of Irish music, including side projects and live recordings.
Danza Caribe
When: 
Friday, April 17 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Arnaldo & Miguel
Category: 
Folk

A roundtrip to the Caribbean music, culture and magical places.
Gypsy Jazz
When: 
Friday, April 17 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

An overview of the Gypsy jazz guitar tradition started by Django Reinhardt. Running from the 1930's until present day, we will explore the music of Django's contemporaries and the "Gypsies" of today who are keeping the tradition alive. We'll hear from Romane, Frank Vignola, Oscar Aleman, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, Mark O'Connor, and others.
African-American Guitar Master Plug-In
When: 
Friday, April 17 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

The musical development of the electric guitar changed the face of jazz and blues into rhythm ’n blues and hillbilly and r&b into rock & roll. The instrument itself has become one of the super icons of our age. Who led the way? Join Professor Bebop and check out the contributions of Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Elmore James, and Jimi Hendrix.
Saturday, April 18Back to Top
Jean Shepherd
When: 
Saturday, April 18 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins
Category: 
Folk

"The Jean Shepherd Show" is back for another late night marathon! A master storyteller ("The Christmas Story"), Beat-gen Shepherd was arguably the greatest radio personality of the mid-twentieth century. Tune in and listen to recordings from the Jean Shepherd archive with Mark Haskins.
Old Vinyl--Folk Music Archives
When: 
Saturday, April 18 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Melody Man
Category: 
Folk

Join The Melody Man in an exploration of folk sounds from the LP archives.
Crank of Dawn
When: 
Saturday, April 18 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Crank of Dawn
Category: 
Folk

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. Join us for a special Folk Marathon edition.
Good Times
When: 
Saturday, April 18 06:30AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett & Peter
Category: 
Folk

No cheating, no fighting, no killings, and especially not no hangings. "Leftover Biscuits" is going to party! It's going to be an old-time Saturday night, Alabama jubilee, and high-toned dance all rolled into one.
Atlantic Weekly I: Songs of Hardship, Songs of Hope
When: 
Saturday, April 18 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mark, Sumner, Sandy & Steve
Category: 
Folk

Tune in for a musical exploration of the music of tough times and the traditional and temporary acoustic songs that lift hearts and spirits with a sense of common cause. From Woody Guthrie to Darrell Scott. Join your regular announcers Steve, Sumner, Sandy and Mark.
Folk Dance Calendar
When: 
Saturday, April 18 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brad Sayler
Category: 
Public Affairs

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 II: Ireland's Sliabh Luachra
When: 
Saturday, April 18 10:03AM
Hosted by: 
Kevin & Mark R.
Category: 
Folk

A few jars, then leg it! Here's dance music to rattle the windows of home and pub, with a shower of songs, deffo! Binneas an cheoil, the sweetness of music, from Cork, Kerry, and Limerick! 
Alligator LIVE
When: 
Saturday, April 18 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Tetzeli
Category: 
Folk

In what has become a yearly tradition here at WTJU, Charlottesville's very own Alligator will play a two-hour live set of Grateful Dead for the grateful heads. Tune in and $how your gratitude!
The CGPs: Music of the Five Certified Guitar Players
When: 
Saturday, April 18 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen
Category: 
Folk

Chet Atkins coined the "degree" CGP, tagged it on the end of his name, and at first, left people to wonder. Country Guitar Picker? Crafty Gifted Player? Noooo...... Certified Guitar Player! A well-deserved title, even if he did anoint himself. Chet only handed out a total of four CGP honorary awards to other musicians. Join Aer Stephen as the music of the five certified guitar players--Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, Jerry Reed, and Steve Wariner--amaze and delight. With your pledge of support, you can be a CGP, too--"Cash-Giving Provider."
Jumpin' with Lucinda & Friends
When: 
Saturday, April 18 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt & the Monster of Happiness
Category: 
Folk

Join Matt and the Monster of Happiness for two hours of jumpin' Americana music from Lucinda Williams and such friends and collaborators as Gurf Morlix, Bo Ramsey, EmmyLou Harris, John Prine, Steve Earle, Elvis Costello and many more. We'll have rare tracks, live recordings, and old favorites from a woman who has got the whole Americana world jumpin'!
Bob Dylan and Weird America
When: 
Saturday, April 18 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka & Jay Hertel
Category: 
Folk

The Basement Tapes marked yet another turning point in Bob Dylan’s career, from folk-rocker-poet to backwoodsman steeped in the spooky Appalachian laments, music that critic Greil Marcus termed “weird America.” Join us for an evening in which we dip into the great Gothic dramas of American traditional music performed by the likes of Dock Boggs, the Carter Family and Clarence Ashley, as well as modern interpretations by the likes of Judy Collins, the Howard Fishman Quartet and, of course, Bob Dylan and The Band.
World Turning
When: 
Saturday, April 18 07:30PM
Hosted by: 
Ron, Ginger & Mare
Category: 
Folk

Our special edition of "World Turning" is in three sections: Part One focuses on the music of Mali. Enjoy the classic sounds of Ali Farka Toure; the Tuareg desert rock of Tinariwen, the blind husband and wife duo of Amadou et Miriam, the great guitarist, Habib Koite, and many others. The roots of American blues and rock n’ roll run deep in this amicable West African sub-Saharan republic of moderate, tolerant Muslims. Part Two explores the influence of world music on some uniquely American traditions that patchwork country and bluegrass with the music of Hawaii -- featuring slack key guitar master Led Kaapana with special guests Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and friends, from Nashville. Part Three explores the sounds of the cool blue north in Scandinavian songs and dances. Hear both traditional and modern sounds from Varttina, Garmarna, Hoven Droven and others in a celebration of the end of snowy weather, and warm your thoughts toward a contribution to independent radio.
Fathers and Sons
When: 
Saturday, April 18 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

The folk/blues era of the early 60s led many young enthusiasts, including James Luther Dickinson, to seek out their musical heritage and led to the folk and blues revivals of that decade. The process is cyclical and has occurred in a new blending in the north Mississippi hill country in the form of the musical passage from Otha Turner and RL Burnside to Dickinson’s sons as the North Mississippi Allstars.
The Folkies of Rock
When: 
Saturday, April 18 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore
Category: 
Folk

Blurred lines between rock and folk music, resulting in amazing, timeless music for everyone. Long sets by the likes of: A.A. Bondy, Eric Bachmann, Vetiver, Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, M.Ward, and others.
Sunday, April 19Back to Top
BBC News
When: 
Sunday, April 19 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Public Affairs

BBC Programming
BBC News
When: 
Sunday, April 19 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Public Affairs

BBC Programming
Off Air
When: 
Sunday, April 19 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Category: 
Off the Air

Sunday Morning Coming Down
When: 
Sunday, April 19 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett
Category: 
Folk

How Johnny Cash's janitor made good. Two hours of the work of Kris Kristofferson and friends.
Gospel Favorites
When: 
Sunday, April 19 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry & Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

Terry and Rebecca will play their favorite gospel numbers, the staples of “In the Spirit.” They’ll play your favorites too, the stirring and inspiring songs that you keep calling for. Whether it’s the Golden Gates, the Harmonizing Four, Mahalia Jackson, Reverend Gary Davis, Eric Bibb or the Blind Boys of Alabama, you can help shape the show with your requests.
African Jazz
When: 
Sunday, April 19 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jazz Czar
Category: 
Folk

Music of liberation and freedom. Join the Jazz Czar and Africanophile Craig Swingle, who lived in Mali for more than two years. Artists will include Salif Keita, Bembaya Jazz, Fela Kuti and Tabu ley Rochereau.
Weirdo Stringed Instruments
When: 
Sunday, April 19 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall
Category: 
Folk

Nyckelharpas, kanteles, hardanger fiddles, berimbaus, koras, citterns and more--boxes with strings that you don't learn about in music class.
Willie Nelson
When: 
Sunday, April 19 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pinetops Stephen, Lonesome George & Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

Willie Nelson has been performing and writing songs for over 50 years, many of them now considered classics. Before he became well known, artists such as Ray Price, Faron Young and Patsy Cline scored hits with songs he wrote. In the 70’s, he helped country music break away from Nashville conventions as part of the Outlaw Country movement and he’s been pushing musical boundaries outward ever since. Join Pinetops Stephen, Lonesome George and Rebecca..
The Prism: LIVE from the Archives
When: 
Sunday, April 19 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones
Category: 
Folk

During the sixteen years Fred Boyce ran the Prism Coffeehouse, unbelievable artists from around the world played in Charlottesville. Ranging from American acts such as John Jackson, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Vassar Clements, and Doc Watson, to the Celtic sounds of Andy Irvine, Paddy Keenan, Kevin Burke, to the African Griot and N'goni master Cheick Hamala Diabate, and Iraqi Oud master Rahim Al Haj, the Prism was, as Mike Seeger once described it, "the best listening room on the east coast." Tune in as we air segments from some of those magical shows (and more) here on WTJU
Van Morrison
When: 
Sunday, April 19 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Eisenman
Category: 
Folk

Join the "Induced to Judder" Krewe for a joyous request show in a celebration of the special blend of blues, pop, jazz, and Celtic folk that is the music of Van Morrison. We'll feature his new release "Astral Weeks Live" and other rarities. Long live the Man and his music!
Snooks Eaglin
When: 
Sunday, April 19 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Reverend Sevren
Category: 
Folk

Many consider Snooks Eaglin to have been the last of the old great New Orleans blues men. Join us for a tribute to the man and the people he worked with.
Monday, April 20Back to Top
Off Air
When: 
Monday, April 20 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Category: 
Off the Air

No-Label Acoustics
When: 
Monday, April 20 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins
Category: 
Folk

Digital recording technology and the Internet have transformed the recorded musicscape, allowing remarkable songwriters and bands to produce their music without ties to major labels. Join "Atlantic Weekly" host Mark Haskins for three hours of some of the finest acoustic music from the last year--music without labels.
Leonard Cohen
When: 
Monday, April 20 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Freddy FreeRoamer
Category: 
Folk

This uncompromising singer/songwriter is one of the most successful of the last 40 years. Now 74, Cohen began as a published, award-winning poet who in his early 30’s turned to writing and singing songs in his poignant, searching style. His distinctively scratchy monotone voice delivers an enigmantic combination of sound and meaning.
Grass Jazz
When: 
Monday, April 20 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Gerald
Category: 
Folk

Join Gerald Watts for a folk version of "Funhouse" with 90 minutes of the best instrumentals from many different bluegrass styles--David Grier, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, and more. Tune in, turn on, and support independently programmed radio!
John Martyn-The Tumbler
When: 
Monday, April 20 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rob & Pete
Category: 
Folk

Join Rob Nowicki and Pete Marshall as they showcase the career of the recently late and lamented Scottish songwriter, singer and guitar player extraordinaire. Listen-Enjoy-Pledge!
Jocelyn Pook
When: 
Monday, April 20 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Robyn
Category: 
Folk

Violist/composer/producer Jocelyn Pook’s orchestral style and long list of film, television, and dance score credits may at first sound more suited to classical than folk. Add in her myriad world influences, unorthodox production sense, and collaborations with the likes of Natacha Atlas, Keziah Jones, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, and her work suddenly falls squarely into the unclassifiable, but undeniably beautiful. Join Robyn for a two-hour crash course in Pookology 101 and hear for yourself!
Democracy Now!
When: 
Monday, April 20 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Monday, April 20 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Emma Potter & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Emma Potter and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Donovan
When: 
Monday, April 20 05:06PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty
Category: 
Folk

This Scottish singer songwriter and guitarist emerged from the British folk scene during the mid 80’s with his own unique style, bending folk, jazz, and pop music.  He became a huge success first in England and then in America selling millions of records.  This special two-hour show will focus on his career from the mid 60’s to the present.
Bluegrass: Movin' On
When: 
Monday, April 20 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter & Emmett
Category: 
Folk

Bluegrass returns to the WTJU airwaves, as Peter and Emmett head out the door, hit the road, hitch a ride, load up the wagon, catch a train, sail off to sea, and fly off into the wild blue yonder in search of traveling tunes.
Milwaukee's Home Brew: BoDeans
When: 
Monday, April 20 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel & David Soyka
Category: 
Folk

Milwaukee's seminal roots rock band, The BoDeans, were winners of the 1987 Rolling Stone reader's poll as Best New American Band. Their signature sound features the harmonies of lead singers Sammy Llanas and Kurt Neumann over their timeless heartland rock.
Honkytonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels
When: 
Monday, April 20 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Folk

Inspired by the children's book by the same title, it's an overview of the vocalists who pioneered country music--Hank, Maybelle, Ernest, Patsy, and more.
Tuesday, April 21Back to Top
BBC News
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Public Affairs

BBC Programming
Digeridoo Dreamtime / Uncle Dave Macon
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Crank of Dawn
Category: 
Folk

The eerie, quavering sound of the didgeridoo has contributed to numerous musical genres. First-nation and non-native players will be showcased along with a tutorial on the interaction of voice and instrument and a discussion of its possible psychoactive effects. / Uncle Dave Macon was the first featured musician on the Grand Ol Opry. His powerful voice and intricate and fiery banjo picking were highly influential on his successors.
Sons do Brasil (Sounds of Brazil)
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Arnaldo
Category: 
Folk

Tune in for an energetic collection of Brazilian rhythms brought to you by "Danza Latina" co-host Arnaldo.
Big Blue Diamond: Willy DeVille
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Folk

This singer and songwriter has been producing some of the most interesting and incredible music, beginning in 1974 when he fronted the band called Mink DeVille. If you think you might like to hear Latin rhythms mixed with do-wop and soul, join Charles Peale for ninety minutes of ghetto love songs.
Ride Right In
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

Some of them never roped a cow, but they sure knew how to sing about it. You might think of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Riders in the Sky and Patsy Montana. Plenty of others have sung about the open range, including Dan Hicks, Lead Belly, Bing Crosby, Willie Nelson, Laurie Lewis and even Townes Van Zandt. Whoopie ti yi yo!
Americana Noir
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen
Category: 
Folk

The "Americana Noir" movement, a genre coined by Aer Stephen, may not be a catch phrase yet, but all it takes is one person using it, and then pretty soon two, and then 4 and 8 and .... and then like with Alice's Restaurant, the momentum takes over, and the movement is in play. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings lead the way, but many others also glow in the darkness - like Fred Eaglesmith, Ryan Adams, Amy LaVere, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gil Landry, Barling and Collins, The Whispertown 2000, The Felice Brothers - and perhaps your favorite, played for a pledge. Help shape the genre and join in the movement.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Emma Potter & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Emma Potter and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Madagascar Mania
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 05:06PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig & Jim Ralston
Category: 
Folk

Not the animated movie, but the real place. This island off the southeast coast of Africa is home to a rich variety of the planet’s most exotic plants, animals – and music. Totally unlike any other African music you’ve ever heard. You’ll hear extraordinary fingerstyle guitar, gorgeous a cappella harmonies, and intoxicating rhythms. Join longtime fans Steve and Jim for two hours of acoustic and electric sounds from Madagascar.
21st-Century Coffeehouse
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Phyllis White
Category: 
Folk

Catch presently performing folk musicians from Pete Seeger, credited with popularizing folk music in the U.S., to his grandson's band, The Mammals. In between, hear samplings of old-time, bluegrass, new acoustic, international, singer-songwriter, and folk fusions. Call with a request and a pledge to support your local independent and diverse radio venue.
Eric Andersen
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka & Dusty
Category: 
Folk

One of the charter members of the Greenwich Village folk revival in the 1960s, Andersen penned the quintessential song about the Civil Rights movement, but his career has spanned far beyond the folk and protest realm to country, ragtime, poet-songs, and spoken word. Take off your thirsty boots, and stay for awhile as we explore the life and times of, in the words of Bob Dylan, “the great ballad singer,” Eric Andersen.
Andrew Bird
When: 
Tuesday, April 21 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore
Category: 
Folk

Exploring the prolific, profound and continually inventive work of the mad scientist of contemporary music, who holds forth with violin, guitar, glockenspiel, uncanny whistling, vocals and whipsmart lyrics. We'll draw from Andrew Bird's most recent release this year all the way through his massive catalogue, possibly even back to the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Dave will be playing his (and your) favorite Bird songs, and accepting all Bird calls and pledges.
Wednesday, April 22Back to Top
The Microphones/Mount Eerie: Feel the Pull
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Matt Pysher & Liz Tenney
Category: 
Rock

For all the power amps, guitar straps, and drum sticks out there... feel the pull of Phil Elverum in his many guises. This is the Microphones and friends show.
The Mighty Horns of Rock: Powerful, Exciting, and/or Surprising Brass Arrangements in Rock Songs
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore
Category: 
Rock

Powerful, Exciting, and/or Surprising Brass Arrangements in Rock Songs. bands to include, but not excluding anything appropriate:  parts and labor, the beta band, stereolab, rocket from the crypt, midnight oil, the boss + the e streets, broken social scene, etc etc etc...all possible requests honored for horny rock.  insomniac horn fanatics welcome...
For Those About to Rock: The 2009 Rock Marathon Preview Extravaganza
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
All-Star Cast
Category: 
Rock

Join a crack team of WTJU Rock DJs for a preview of the various, diverse, and sundry music coming your way for the next five days.
Toronto vs. Brooklyn
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick
Category: 
Rock

TBA
UVA Today
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 11:55AM
Hosted by: 
U.Va. Office of Public Affairs
Category: 
Public Affairs

UVA Today, a weekly program produced by the Media Relations staff, features University news of community-wide interest. New shows air Wednesdays at 11:55 a.m. and are archived on the UVA Today News Blog [link to: http://uvatoday.org/blog/?cat=14].
The Little Label That Could: Stax Records
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Colin Powell
Category: 
Rock

The Stax name is synonymous with American soul music. Formed in 1959 in Memphis, Tennesee, "the little label that could" grew throughout the 1960s to include such legendary acts as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Booker T. and the MGs, and Issac Hayes. Join Colin on Wednesday, April 22 at noon and shake to two hours of exuberant, funky, and downright soulful music from one of America's greatest record labels.
Beware of Bonnie "Prince" Billy
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dominic DeVito
Category: 
Rock

From child actor to Johnny Cash collaborator, Louisville's Will Oldham, aka Palace Brothers/Songs/Music, aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy, has been confounding expectations for nearly two decades. Tune in for two hours of the man and his music as we celebrate his new release, Beware. Pledge your support for WTJU and a chance to get tickets to see his upcoming show at Fry's Spring Beach Club.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Emma Potter & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Emma Potter and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Radiohead - A Brand New World
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matthew Simon
Category: 
Rock

Formed in 1985 as "On A Friday" as a group of musicians that practiced Friday's in their music room at a school in Abingdon, Oxforshire. Radiohead has spanned a tremendous carer as a band with basic rock instrumentation to the electric heavy sounds that has made them one of the most popular bands in the world. Taking their name from a Talking Heads song in 1991 they have so many great tunes we cannot help but to honor them in the best way we know how -- A 2 hour Radiohead lovefest on the WTJU Rock Marathon. Tune in and enjoy.
Zappa Live(s)
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary & Brother Jimmy
Category: 
Rock

Gary and Brother Jimmy will call up the spirit of the late genius composer/guitarist/provocateur Frank Zappa, using some of his most exciting live recordings.  Listen for recently released material by his Grand Wazoo big band and other rarities, plus Zappa classics like Bongo Fury, Live at the Roxy, and everything else we can squeeze into two hours.  Requests considered within FCC guidelines.
1959
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop & Friends
Category: 
Rock

Alaska, Hawaii become states; Castro takes Cuba; Elvis in the army; Berry, Domino, Holly, Jackie Wilson, Coasters, Drifters, Motown's 1st releases, Everly Bros, Johnny Cash.
Do You Eno?
When: 
Wednesday, April 22 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius & Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

Producer, svengali, conceptualist, oblique strategist. From glam rocker to the pioneer of ambient, Brian Eno's career is a microcosm of music in the late 20th century. We'll test before and after science, explore another green world, we'll listen to music discretely. There'll be no pussyfooting but there will be music for airports. Generative Aesthetics, Minimalism, and much much less from Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno. Here come the warm jets.
Thursday, April 23Back to Top
Negativland: No Other Possibility
When: 
Thursday, April 23 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

Two hours of cultural subversion from Negativland,  the masters of copyright infringement. Do you know how many time zones there are in the Soviet Union? How might changing Coca-Cola's formula deter torture? And what is the proper song to follow a long distance dedication for a deceased pooch called "Snuggles"?
Tangerine Dream
When: 
Thursday, April 23 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

Synthesizer Surrealism reverberates through your soul. Before krautrock, before ambient, before new age, there was first...Tangerine Dream. Close your eyes and spy the streams of spectral starlight. Ride the lava light waves of sound through mysterious chambers of your spiritual psyche. This is space music for some mighty distant spaces.
Orange Juice and Pulp
When: 
Thursday, April 23 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Charlie Foxtrot
Category: 
Rock

Poor old souls and common people unite Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 AM as dj Charlie Foxtrot squeezes out a tall glass of 80's Scottish post-punk and British drama-rock. A tangy start to your morning, 100% freshness guaranteed.
Roy Orbison
When: 
Thursday, April 23 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Rock

From Wink, Texas to Sun Records, solo stardom to Traveling Wilbury, welcome to Goldfinger's contribution to the Spring Folk Fund Drive as we musically trace the theatrics, tragedies and triumphs of The Other Man In Black.
The Blood In Your Beer: 15 Years at Bloodshot Records
When: 
Thursday, April 23 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Reverend Sevren
Category: 
Rock

For fifteen years one label has kept the spirit of outlaw country alive and been the voice of honky tonk insurgency.  Celebrate the revolution as we survey the history of Bloodshot Records and raise your glass to the last dead cowboy with modern day balladeers like Jon Langford, Neko Case, Detroit Cobras, Old 97's and many more.
Rivanna Rambler
When: 
Thursday, April 23 11:55AM
Hosted by: 
Leslie Middleton
Category: 
Public Affairs

Travel to the far corners of the Rivanna watershed to learn about its rich heritage: a blend of natural and cultural history, local environmental issues, and personal narrative about the Rivanna River on down to the Chesapeake Bay. Weekly updates of The Rivanna Rambler radio show (MP3 Podcast, written narrative, and photos) are available at http://rivannarambler.blogspot.com
Insurgent Country
When: 
Thursday, April 23 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pinetops Stephen & Lonesome George
Category: 
Rock

In the early 90s, in an homage to their musical influences, the band Uncle Tupelo combined the do-it-yourself ethos of garage bands with the do-it-yourself struggles represented in early country music, taking the combination just a bit further than before.  This struck a chord with many similar fledgling bands, prompting Bloodshot records to release in 1994 a compilation of what they called "insurgent country", which they described as music that "applies a steel-toed boot to the rhinestone-encrusted ass of commercialized country crap."   Tune in to hear Lonesome George and Pinetops Stephen as they bring you those early country insurgents with a trip or two to the bands that influenced this country-rock revival of the 90's.
Look on the Bright Side of Life: The Whistlin' Show
When: 
Thursday, April 23 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matthew Simon & Danny Shea
Category: 
Rock

Whistle while you work on Thursday April 23rd for the WTJU Rock Marathon. We're not whistling down the wind or whistling Dixie here folks. We are going to bring you 2 hours of songs that contain the universal mouth operated instrument we're all born with. That's right.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Thursday, April 23 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Thursday, April 23 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Emma Potter & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Emma Potter and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
The Day the Music Died
When: 
Thursday, April 23 05:06PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen & John Whitehead
Category: 
Rock

Aer Stephen welcomes the return of musicologist (among other things) John Whitehead and together they take you back to that fateful day 50 years ago, when in the wee hours of February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly (22), Richie Valens (17), J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson (28), and pilot Roger Peterson (21), all went down in the cold driven snow in the 4 seat Beechcraft Bonanza B35 V-tail charter plane minutes after take-off.  All so very young. The music of the fallen will be celebrated, including that of future "cowboy" star Waylon Jennings (21 and Buddy Holly's bass player at the time) and the Belmonts, who were the 4th headliner on the tour.
Cigarettes and Croissants: French Rock
When: 
Thursday, April 23 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lady D
Category: 
Rock

Le tour eiffel...Cigarettes et croissants en cafés...Les chanteuses d'amour. Tune in to hear some of the best french rock music of the past 50 years.
1969: The Ruby Anniversary
When: 
Thursday, April 23 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Poubelle, Professor Bebop & friends
Category: 
Rock

Man on the moon. Nixon's comin'. Woodstock. Altamont. The Amazin' Mets. And absurd amounts of incredible music. It's the Year of the Rooster and the Age of Aquarius. It's 1969.
When it Pains, it Roars: Pacific Northwest Punk
When: 
Thursday, April 23 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ramona Sparks & Phil Free
Category: 
Rock

"When it Pains, it Roars" will examine the unique and influential early punk rock from Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. 
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Sic Semper Tyrannis: Virginia Punk & Hardcore
When: 
Friday, April 24 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sam Richardson
Category: 
Rock

Sic Semper Tyrannis - Punk and hardcore music from all over the Commonwealth.  That's right, a show featuring ALL VIRGINIA punk and hardcore bands from the early 80's up to today.  There will be tons of great Charlottesville bands featured like The Landlords, Riot Act, The Elderly, and more! There will also be giveaways from VA punk record labels like HUSS and Grave Mistake.  Tune in on Friday April 24 from 1-3am and crank your stereos up!
Three Dudes from Pedro: MINUTEMEN and friends
When: 
Friday, April 24 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Nick Rubin
Category: 
Rock

d. Boon, Mike Watt, George Hurley. They were MINUTEMEN, and for all-too-brief a period, they wrote and played some of the most creative music to come from the LA punk scene. MINUTEMEN didn't rewrite the rules of punk; they just proved there weren't any. Please join Nick in the wee hours of Friday morning, April 24, for three hours of MINUTEMEN, from The Punch Line to Ballot Result and everything in between, including all four sides of the colossal Double Nickels on the Dime.
I Believe in You Lambchop
When: 
Friday, April 24 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

Large in size and quiet of voice, Kurt Wagner's orchestra of accompaniment has produced some gorgeous, dark, and deeply satisfying music for almost two decades. We will survey the career with some time for the special penchant for covers.  The Early recordings on Merge, their score for Murnau's Sunrise, and deep cuts from Nixon, Ohio, and the C'mon dual album. Cum' on, feel the quiet.
The Noise Made by Broadcast
When: 
Friday, April 24 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Andrew
Category: 
Rock

Come back, come back to Birmingham and the second year of dark spacey beauty from a quartet of English geniuses. We'll survey a decade of material, from proper LPs like TENDER BUTTONS to diverse EP and B-side work. So be sure to tune in: we'll have time to work it out. 
Inner Space: The Can Show
When: 
Friday, April 24 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

When some people hear the phrase "Seventies Rock," they think of sweet bands like Chicago or Aerosmith; but for me, the coolest rock band of the 70's will always be those krautrock legends: Can. Highly influential, yet never quite imitated, this core group of four Germans and their rotating cast of Japenese and American collaborators recorded some of the grooviest experiments of the 70's, and they were probably the funkiest art band of all time.  We'll try to include their greatest hits as well as outtakes, Peel Sessions, etc., ranging from their lost first album in 1969 to their reunion in 1986.
Velvet Underground
When: 
Friday, April 24 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Velvet
Category: 
Rock

Two hours loaded with hits.  The Velvet Underground in several (maybe not all) its manifestations; Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico; albums, bootlegs, albums produced, collaborations (fortunate and unfortunate); stories, but mostly music to make you feel good.  Join me, grab a double Pernod, and enjoy.
Rock Concert Calendar
When: 
Friday, April 24 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Keicy Tolbert & James Ford
Category: 
Rock

A weekly digest of Charlottesville rock shows and related happenings
Prince Buster
When: 
Friday, April 24 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Rock

Boxer, self-promoter, and the man who created original Jamaican music with ska: that's what he tells us--Goldfinger verifies. From his Soul Shack to pioneering experimentation with dub, Cecil Bustamante Campbell is still a force to be reckoned with... support WTJU's Spring Fund Drive, or he'll send "Al Capone" after you.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Friday, April 24 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, April 24 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Emma Potter & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday at 5pm as news director Emma Potter and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie
When: 
Friday, April 24 05:06PM
Hosted by: 
Ramona Sparks, Phil Free & Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

"Ziggy Played Guitar" will be two hours of pure genius from bowie's early career that changes rock and roll forever.
Once Upon a Time Called Right Now: Parliament/Funkadelic
When: 
Friday, April 24 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

Join us for two hours of pure uncut funk, from classics to cosmic slop, with Parliament/Funkadelic on Friday evening, April 24. Uncle Jam wants YOU!
1979
When: 
Friday, April 24 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

TBA
Culinary Affection
When: 
Friday, April 24 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Rock

Is your baby “sweet as pie”? Are her kisses sweeter than wine? Do you have times when you need your hambone boiled or some sugar in your bowl? Join Professor Bebop for two hours of love in the kitchen.
Saturday, April 25Back to Top
La Discothèque
When: 
Saturday, April 25 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Liv
Category: 
Rock

Relive the funky vibes of a bygone era with the orchestral sounds of pure disco à la Discothèque avec Liv as she spins forgotten rarities, revamped edits, and beloved classics…sans the gaudy polyester!
Cold Chillin' Records
When: 
Saturday, April 25 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Evan Cunningham
Category: 
Rock

One of the most legendary and influential labels in hip-hop, Cold Chillin' Records was responsible for some of the greatest albums of the 80s-90s hip-hop transition. From the Juice Crew and Bridge Wars to the youthful Words of the Genius, come listen to one of the hip-hop labels that was going hard early.
Dirty Rumours: Fleetwood Mac is Back
When: 
Saturday, April 25 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Sporty Rooster
Category: 
Rock

Wake up bright and early (for the Foxfield races, duh!) and pregame to the ultimate dysfunctional pop band - Fleetwood Mac. Three hours of rumours and sweet little lies begin at 6 A.M. on Saturday, April 25th.
Please Please Please: James Brown from 1956-1974
When: 
Saturday, April 25 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

Join us for a four-hour tribute to Mr. Please Please himself, the Godfather of Soul, the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business, the Amazing Mr Dynamite ... Jaaaaames Brooowwn!!!  We'll start with his earliest cuts in the 50's with the Famous Flames, continue through his pioneering funk innovations in the 1960's, and wrap up with his work with the JB's in the early 1970's, while also taking time to explore his many side bands, protegés and collaborators like Fred Wesley, Lyn Collins, Marva Whitney, the Nat Kendrick Band, and Maceo and the Macks.  Get Down!
My Flower Is Drippy: Essential Psych
When: 
Saturday, April 25 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison
Category: 
Rock

Do you hear colors? Can you see vibrations? Are you living on a steady diet of incense and peppermints? Let WTJU guide you, Yogi-like, into the sonically audacious world of '60's psychedelic music. For two hours, Don Harrison and the merry Wowsville pranksters will compile some of the freakiest, trippiest and more deliciously absurd slices of the aural jelly fireball ‹ everything from Hendrix, the Byrds, Love and "the" Pink Floyd to Dantalion's Chariot, Euphoria, Freeborne and other obscure mind-expanders.
Bubblegum Beat
When: 
Saturday, April 25 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brother Jimmy
Category: 
Rock

Tune in with the gang of "The Garage Sale" and sing-along: Give me more, more, more/ Of that bubble gum music/ Make me feel so good/ Oh, I never want to lose it/ Let me dance, dance, dance/ To that bubble gum music/ If you really want to turn me on. 
The Beatles
When: 
Saturday, April 25 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop, Frank Saxon & Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Rock

Join Professor Bebop, Dusty Garwood, and super-fan and collector Frank Saxon for a two-hour visit of the greatest and rarest recorded moments by the most amazing Fab Four. Lots of commentary from Frank whose goal has been to collect every recorded musical moment by the group. Requests are absolutely welcome!
International Rock
When: 
Saturday, April 25 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ramona Sparks & Mike Parisi
Category: 
Rock

Don't confuse this with 'World Music' - be prepared in for 2 hours of international mayhem, with Algerian funk, Niger resistance tunes, Japanese psych, Brazilian punk, and more. A widespread representation of all that makes people rock.
1989
When: 
Saturday, April 25 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Velvet & Lady D
Category: 
Rock

A trash-tastic look at the totally rad year of 1989 in all its glory: the good (De La Soul, the Pixies, The Stone Roses), the bad (Richard Marx, Debbie Gibson), the ugly (Whitesnake), and the just plain dumb (the debut of Keanu Reeves).  The Velvet and Lady D bring you the songs you hate to love and love to hate from the year that brought us the Nintendo Game Boy, The Simpsons, and Heathers.
Bird Is the Word
When: 
Saturday, April 25 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Josh McLaughlin
Category: 
Rock

Flock together with birds of a feather and tune in for two hours of rock music from a bird's eye view that will give you the Rockin' Pneumonia and the Avian Flu.
Sunday, April 26Back to Top
The Sample Show
When: 
Sunday, April 26 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Zak Krone
Category: 
Rock

Have you ever wondered where some of your favorite Hip-Hop beats originated? Spend an evening with Zak Krone to find out. We'll be going over classic tracks from De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, Gang Starr and more. Then we'll pair them with the songs that they lifted their sound from including Lou Reed, Jean Jacques Perrey, James Brown, and Funkadelic. Get educated (and besides, how else are you going to hear Nancy Sinatra and Wu-Tang in the same playlist?).
Australia Dreaming
When: 
Sunday, April 26 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
John Bethune
Category: 
Rock

A scenic romp around Australia's music scene, both current and historical.  Including: Alternative rock, rock, electronica, folk, blues, Aboriginal, new age and much more. You may be surprised of how adaptable Australians are with other country's music styles and particularly how they make it their own. 
The Fall: Don't Talk to Me
When: 
Sunday, April 26 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
David Kardos
Category: 
Rock

The earlier years, and selections from the recent past. Mark E. Smith and his numerous bandmates, Smith in his varied and progressive paranoia. This is the music of tachycardia and missionary killers and the half-remembered great ideas you had between the hours of 6 and 8 in the morning, which, fittingly, is when this program will air. Drink a jar of coffee, and then take some of these. Tune in and become the 500,001st Fall fan.
Music to Cause a Movement
When: 
Sunday, April 26 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison & Dan Poarch
Category: 
Rock

WTJU presents a century of African-American protest songs and politically meaningful pop tunes. Join us for a timely retro soundtrack to the struggle. The perfect Sunday morning wake up call. From the Golden Gate Quartet to Curtis Mayfield to Public Enemy, the Radio Wowsville community coalition will remind you to Free Your Mind. With your support for community radio, the rest will follow.
Carry Me Back to Funky Virginia
When: 
Sunday, April 26 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Colin & Don
Category: 
Rock

Colin and Don take you on a Sunday morning journey through soul music recorded right here in the Old Dominion. Featuring artists well-known and obscure, from Richmond to Roanoke, the Tidewater to Tazewell. Learn how to do the Baco Walk, the Peacock, and the Soul Clap. Tune in April 26th at 10am for two hours of guaranteed funkiness from our neck of the woods. 
Nautical Adventure: "The Open Field" on the Open Seas
When: 
Sunday, April 26 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Tanner & Kimmy Gibbler
Category: 
Rock

Join the boys of The Open Field on a rip-roaring high seas adventure.  Our quest for treasure will navigate through modern takes on old rags, old takes on modern equipment, and sea-shanties with little musical accompaniment besides whiskey.
The Urge to Merge: 20 Years of Merge Records
When: 
Sunday, April 26 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

TBA
The Late, Great Silver Jews
When: 
Sunday, April 26 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Andrew & Jeff Barrett
Category: 
Rock

For many of us, recent news of the Silver Jews having called it quits was somewhat distressing. WTJU's rock marathon presents a timely opportunity to remember the Silver Jews' many brilliant releases, beginning with early-90s releases "Dime Map of the Reef" and "The Arizona Record" and continuing through last year's "Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea."  We'll take advantage of Silver Jew David Berman's Charlottesville connection, surfacing early, little-heard recordings, and unearthing an old interview of Mr. Berman conducted in these very studios. Whether you're a Silver Jews devotee, or a music lover likely to enjoy some lo-fi, noisy, country rock with a healthy Pavement connection, make sure to join us from 4-7pm on Sunday, April 26. Supper's on us folks, this show's bound to go aluminum.
Sonic Youth's Expressway to Yr. Skull
When: 
Sunday, April 26 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jeff Carlin
Category: 
Rock

Sonic Youth embodies many characteristics that set community radio apart from its corporate counterpart -- unconventional, endlessly inventive and exploratory, steeped in the history of cutting-edge art, but occasionally iconoclastic.  They've achieved widespread acclaim in their 28 years, and continue releasing vital, important, and just plain great new music.  Tune in as Jeff Carlin brings you 2 hours of favorites and rarities from Thurston, Lee, Kim, and Steve, including raw, dirty rock, arty avant-experimentalism, and bliss-out feedback noise.  And open your wallet to support the only station in central Virginia with an "Expressway to Yr. Skull," WTJU Charlottesville.
1999
When: 
Sunday, April 26 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dominic DeVito
Category: 
Rock

1999 was the highest-grossing year for the recorded music industry ever. It also represented a kind of artistic nadir for popular song. Remember the big Y2K scare? We were all in the throes of Santana, Cher, Ricky Martin, Savage Garden, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Smash Mouth - what better way to signify the impending end of civilization? Of course, there was some great music released that year as well, and that's what you'll hear as we run through the best of what the independent music world had to offer a mere decade ago. And we'll even play your request for "Mambo #5" for a VERY generous pledge.
The Return of the Meanest Jukebox in Town
When: 
Sunday, April 26 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison & Tyler Magill
Category: 
Rock

Radio Wowsville is acting single and drinking doubles at the Meanest Jukebox in town. Park your riding lawnmower in back and join tour guides Lefty Frizzell, Hank Thompson, George Jones, Charlie Rich, Hank Snow, Skeeter Davis, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, Dave Dudley and (sniff, god love him) Johnny Paycheck for a drink that is anything but watered-down. Gracious tips for community radio are mandatory or you may not make it out of this honkytonk alive. With Tyler "Not Clem" Magill and Don "Clem" Harrison.
Monday, April 27Back to Top
Venetian Snares - More Violent and Sick than Anything You Can Imagine
When: 
Monday, April 27 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

Over the past 10 years, Winnipeg-based miscreant Aaron Funk has recorded over thirty releases worth of dense, aggressive hyperactive electronic music; jumping from complicated breakcore anthems in multiple time-signatures, to thoughtful jittering glitchbeat workouts, Venetian Snares carries on the tradition of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher as a torch-bearer of forward-thinking electronic music.  For two hours, we'll explore everything from his earliest face-smashing gabbercore pummelers to his recent lush, floor-stomping 8-bit breakdowns.
Acid Mothers Temple - Underground Freakout From the Cosmic Inferno
When: 
Monday, April 27 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

What's that spooky, far-out sound? Why, it's none other than the Acid Mothers Temple, a prolific collective of contemporary Japanese musicians who have melted together the weirdest parts of classic hard rock, artsy avant-folk music, droning minimalism, groovy krautrock, and over-the-top guitar noise to create a new plateau of heavy psychedelia. Tune in to conclude the marathon and zap your mind with a wide-selection of brain-melting excursions, courtesy of Acid Mothers and the Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out!!

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