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WTJU

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Description

WTJU-FM is a noncommercial educational radio station licensed by the FCC to the Rector and Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.

WTJU Mission Statement * To present original, rich, and diverse programming of music and other forms of expression free from the direct constraints of commercial interests, reflecting the broadest educational goals of the University. * To provide the University and surrounding communities with a significant alternative to other broadcast media within the station's service area. * To provide educational, entertaining music and public affairs programming, and information on issues and events of interest to the community. * To serve as a communications link between the University and surrounding communities, bringing the resources of the University to its neighbors, providing opportunities for participation in the creation of programming and the experience of broadcasting, and fostering closer contact among different groups. * To archive selected recorded material acquired or produced by WTJU.

Pieces

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Emerging from the Jay McShann Orchestra from Kansas City and relentlessly curious about how to play the new music he heard in his head, Charlie Par...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"Three Sacks of Truth"

  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 28:10
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Some of the same forces that launched Bebop as a break from Big Band Swing, also fueled the birth of Rhythm and Blues – the rise of independent lab...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"The Miller, The Song, And Their Donkey" and "Feather"

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:02
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“By the early 1940s … a new approach to small-combo jazz playing was developing, characterized by a more flexible approach to rhythm, a more aggres...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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"The Legend of Slappy Hooper" and "Sody Sallyratus"

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:13
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"Frederick/Beardream" and "Stellaluna"

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:09
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Although Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Woody Herman soldiered on, mostly keeping bands on the road into the 1970s (Ellington) and 1980s (Basie an...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the very dance-oriented swinging music of the Big Bands was the most popular music around. Never had jazz been m...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"Clever Tom and the Leprechaun" and "Seven at One Blow"

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 28:10
  • Purchases: 1
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"Wally the Worry-Warthog" and "Chocolatina"

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 26:13
  • Purchases: 1
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In the last hour we heard from prominent Swing Era soloists Chu Berry, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Hodges and Lester Young, featured in small group settin...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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While the jazz of the thirties was predominantly remembered as coming from orchestras and big bands, seminal soloists continued to record memorable...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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"The Story of Ferdinand" and "Lazy Jack"

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 28:08
  • Purchases: 1
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By far the most commercially successful of the stride pianists, he made his reputation (and his living) through comedy. “He wasn’t witty, if that w...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Jazz has often been understood through the lens of the conflict between art and commerce. In the 1930s, several artists successfully blurred these ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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"Hansel and Gretel"

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 28:06
  • Purchases: 1
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"Prince Sparrow" and "Jorinda and Joringel"

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 27:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Billie Holiday began recording at 18 years old in 1933 in a session with Bennie Goodman and was musically active until her death at 44 in 1959. Ell...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"The Relatives Came" and "The Widow's Broom"

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 28:05
  • Purchases: 1