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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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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
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In the mid-1930s, jazz orchestras led by drummer Chick Webb and clarinetist Benny Goodman rose to prominence with the arrangements of Edgar Sampson...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:06
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"Henny Penny" and "Raven's Light"

  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
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In the last hour, we heard Count Basie emerge as an exciting new voice from Kansas City. In this hour, we return to New York to follow Duke Ellingt...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"Big Anthony and the Magic Ring" and "Mysterious Giant of Barletta"

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 28:07
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In the eleventh hour of Jazz at 100, we followed Count Basie through the Benny Moten Band in Kansas City and heard his first recordings as a leader...

  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"The Man Who Kept the House" and "Fearless Jack"

  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 28:05
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"Abiyoyo" and "Three Wishes"

  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 28:02
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We have to remember that the clarinet dominated the reeds throughout the 1920s. Sidney Bechet made a stand with the soprano sax and Frankie Trumbau...

  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:55
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In this hour, we’ll explore the early jazz of Kansas City and the Territory Bands.

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"Coyote/True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" and "Cinderella's Rat"

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:03
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"How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears" and "The Rainbow Bridge"

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:05
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In the last hour, we listened to the pioneering jazz orchestra of Duke Ellington. Large jazz ensembles, such as Ellington’s, soon to be known as “B...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
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In previous programs in this series, we have listened to Stride pianists and jazz orchestras from New York. In this hour, we’ll return to Harlem to...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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"Stone Soup" and "The Foolish Husbands"

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 28:11