The WTJU recorded music collections highlight a wide variety of rock, jazz, folk, world, and and classical music, with a focus on music not typically heard on commercial broadcast stations. WTJU also houses a largely haphazard variety of station documents, playlists, communications, flyers and other ephemera, and houses a good number of paintings by Steve Keene, a WTJU alum.
College or university
Performed music, Still image, and Text
Pressed LP disc, Pressed 45rpm disc, Optical disc, Analog audiocassette, Photographic print, Text document, and Other
Audio disc, Computer disc, Audiocassette, and Sheet
English and Other
Rock Music, Folk music, Jazz music, Classical music, and World music
The recordings collection is only available at the station itself, and does not circulate. The text and communications collection is primarily off-limits but researchers can contact station management.
Station management may decide whether a researcher can access the storage space where text documents are held; station management also controls access to the recordings library for any outside researchers.
WTJU-FM began in 1957 as a carrier current station and currently broadcasts at 91.1FM in the Charlottesville, VA market. Throughout its development, the educational station has always stuck to public affairs and especially music programming with an orientation outside of and often oppositional to mainstream commercial broadcasting. WTJU has broadcast a wide variety of classical, jazz, folk, world, and rock musics in its six decades and continues to operate with its educational mission at the forefront. The recordings constitute one of the largest and most diverse collections in Central Virginia.