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WTJU’s new exhibition ‘Radio Relics’ opens two-month run on June 3

WTJU’s new exhibition ‘Radio Relics’ opens two-month run on June 3

WTJUThis summer time, WTJU’s micro-museum opens a new exhibition, “Radio Relics,” that traces WTJU’s storied history of broadcasting for our community.

As aspect of the station’s 65th anniversary celebrations, WTJU has curated photographs, artifacts, and T-shirts – so many T-shirts! – spanning additional than 6 decades.

The exhibition is no cost and will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from June 3 through July 29. The museum place is a renovated, classic camper parked guiding WTJU’s studios at 2244 Ivy Street in Charlottesville. Far more info at WTJU.net/radiorelics.

“It’s important to mirror on the heritage of the radio station. It is extremely community focused, and the purpose it is been all-around so extensive is that the local community retains it going,” explained Paige Waterhouse, exhibition curator, WTJU producer, and UVA pupil. “Putting this together produced me understand how lots of voices and persons have aided maintain it going. And which is what would make it distinctive.”

WTJU’s Radio Relics exhibition exhibits off some of the artifacts we have collected over the a long time, several contributed by previous WTJU Basic Manager Chuck Taylor.

“We want to obtain, preserve, and share all the tales, shots, and sounds of WTJU,” said Nathan Moore, present-day WTJU Typical Manager. “These stories are a portion of us, which is explanation more than enough. But we also continue to keep obtaining excellent artists and musicians whose work is nonetheless pertinent, or who have been neglected or erased.”

WTJU has introduced a new fundraising initiative: the Chuck Taylor Fund for WTJU Heritage. Donations are being recognized at wtju.internet/donate to aid gather, protect, and share WTJU’s earlier and carry it ahead into the potential.