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October-November 2012 DONATE!   
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From the GM's desk...
Making a sound choice

Ah, election season. A barrage of political ads impelling us to vote for one guy and not that other guy. It's tiresome. It's not even that I mind talking politics. My issue is that so many political communications have so little real content or substance.

During this time of making choices in elecitons, I'm reminded of WTJU's slogan: "the Sound Choice in Central Virginia." You have so many media choices in front of you virtually all the time. Not just radio, but also video, audio, and text from all sorts of digital and non-digital sources.

Sadly, like our politics, most media choices offer very
little in terms of real content or substance.

But WTJU offers tremendous content, deep and varied. Real substance that is at once entertaining and edifying.

So you choose us. And we appreciate you for it.

On Tuesday, Nov 6th, we'd love to see you down at The Southern in Charlottesville. We're holding an election night party -- see the story in this newsletter. No matter what your political choices may be, WTJU is a good choice for your election night festivities.

Nathan Moore
Nathan Moore
General Manager

WTJU-FM, University of Virginia

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Upcoming Shows & Specials

Here are a few of the WTJU events and program specials coming down the pike:

Tues, Nov 6, 7:00pm 'til late: WTJU hosts an Election Night party at The Southern! Happy hour starts at 7pm, live election returns start at 8pm, music starts at 8:30. Come on down!

Sat, Nov 17, 9:00am: Husband/wife duo Allan Carr and Jane Rothfield will stop by Atlantic Weekly for a visit with host Steve Kindig.

Sun, Nov 18, 7:00pm: WTJU co-presents a Virginia Folklife event with Wayne Henderson and Gaye Adegbalola at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall in Charlottesville.

Wed, Nov 28, 5:00pm: The David Wax Museum performs on Cosmic American Jamoboree, live from the stage of The 
Southern Cafe & Music Hall.

Dec 3-9: CLASSICAL MARATHON. Save the date for the 2012 Classical Marathon, "A Musical Offering"!

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Celebrate the end of election season with WTJU!

WTJU Election Night party posterPartisan gridlock got you down? Ready to celebrate the end of this election season? Then come to WTJU's ELECTION SPECIAL! WTJU is throwing an election night party at The Southern on Tuesday, November 6th, featuring bands in the music hall and live election returns in the bar.

We kick off with a happy hour 7-9pm. The Rick Olivarez Trio plays their gypsy jazz starting at 8:30. The Positive Collective brings their reggae groove around 10:00pm. And Left and Right lay down some indie rock around 11:30.

The door charge is $10, or just $5 with an "I Voted" sticker. The door benefits WTJU.


Live from the WTJU Studios

Chatham County Line (11:24)
Chatham County Line stopped by WTJU's Sunset Road for a few live tunes on September 7th. In this first segment, they played "Wildwood" and "Crop Comes In

WTJU airs "War of the Worlds" - still available for listening online

War of the Worlds posterLast week, WTJU gave listeners a special Halloween treat: an adaptation of the original 1938 CBS radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater.

Welles' iconic production showcased the power of radio at that time. Produced by Lewis Reining and Rebecca Barlas, the station's modern adaptation was a fun way to experiment with storytelling at WTJU.

The original CBS production was realistic, using a news-bulletin format that was reported to have frightened listeners who believed it was a real Martian invasion. WTJU's adaptation did not appear to create any mass hysteria, but it was a fun night of radio drama and creative expression.

You can hear the entire WTJU broadcast of War of the Worlds at

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Live from the WTJU Studios

Whitehorse (31:06)
Whitehorse stopped by WTJU's Back Up and Push with host Sandy Goodson. Canadian couple Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland make up the band. They recently released The Fate of This World Depends on This Kiss."

WTJU broadcasts from OpenGrounds during the inaugural Tomtoberfest

Nathan Moore interviews Morgan Estabrook at UVA Open GroundsOn October 27th, the organizers of the TomTom Founders Festival hosted the first-ever "Tomtoberfest" on The Corner, an event featuring innovation, live music, parties, and more.

More than 50 bands performed at this year's Tomtoberfest, including Robert Jospe, Invisible Hand, the Downbeat Project, and more.

WTJU hosted a two-hour live broadcast from the patio of OpenGrounds, a new UVA initiative to encourage collaboratation across boundaries that creates new ideas that make an impact. We played some good music,  hosted the Downbeat Project live, and interviewed five UVA innovators about their research and work.

Check out the photos and audio recordings from the day!

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Newsletter Editor: Nathan Moore

Contributors: Nathan Moore, UVA Innovation, Rebecca Barlas, Peter Jones

General Manager: Nathan Moore


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