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Volunteer profile: WIll Courtney

Who: Will Courtney

Joined WTJU: I contacted Rebecca about DJ-ing for the Folk department in the Summer of 2010, after completing my first year at UVa. I listened to a few programs during my first year, and I thought that volunteering at WTJU would be a great way to be more involved at the University. I shadowed Walk Right In for a few shows, and was eventually placed with George on the Cosmic American Jamboree. I have been alternating weeks with George during the semester since then, and I hope to be able to continue doing so until I graduate. I have learned a ton about music broadcasting, and the Charlottesville community during my time, and I can easily see myself being involved in community radio for many years to come.

Day job: I am a Third-Year undergraduate student with majors in Economics and Government. I hope to work for a year or two on Capitol Hill after graduation before eventually pursuing a degree in Law. Of
course, plans have a way of changing...

You're on a desert island. What five albums do you bring?
Picking five Desert Island albums is an impossible task for anyone, but I will give it my best shot. Hopefully this eclectic mix will last me long enough to be rescued:
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
  • Puccini: La Boheme
  • Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold as Love
  • The OId 97's: Wreck Your Life
  • Bomb The Music Industry!: Goodbye Cool World

What is something most 'TJU-ers don't know about you?
I have been rowing competitively since my Freshman year of High School, and I currently sit in the first varsity eight for Virginia Men's Rowing.

Favorite radio show besides your own?
I am a regular listener to a variety of shows in the Folk and Rock departments, but the one program that I am especially careful not to miss is Reggae Vibrations on Friday afternoon. I am impressed and intimidated by all of our DJ's immense knowledge of their respective genres, and this is especially true of Reggae Vibes; I am a huge fan of Ska and Reggae, but I could not imagine putting together such consistently great sets week after week. In addition, the enthusiasm of everyone involved with the show puts me in a great mood for my weekend.

Favorite time of day to listen to the radio?
I usually leave a gap in my academic schedule of a few hours between my morning and evening classes, and that time is perfect for radio!

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