WTJU Observes Black History Month With a Week of Special Programs

January 28, 2010 — Black History Month on WTJU-FM sounds like soul, jazz, blues, gospel – and a bit of country and western.

The University of Virginia's radio station (91.1 FM) will kick off its second annual week-long celebration of Black History Month on Monday. Special programming will conclude on Feb. 7.

"This truly is a musical lovefest by the DJs," said David Eisenman, WTJU's jazz and blues director.

View the full schedule here. Some of the highlights of the week's programming include:

Monday at noon: "The Soul of Black Country & Western" will feature music by Joe Tex, Arthur Alexander and Bobby Womack, among many others on the "Soulful Situation" show. The host is Robin Tomlin.

Wednesday at 9 a.m.: "Left of Cool" will showcase the jazz guitar of two great artists, Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, with host Larry Minnick.

Thursday at 9 p.m.: A live, in-studio performance during Eisenman's "Induced to Judder" show will feature local jazz/funk bluesmen The Powerhouse Trio, with Jamal Millner on guitar, Houston Ross on bass and Jeff Louderback Jr. on drums.

Feb. 7 at 9 a.m.: "In the Spirit" will air a tribute to one of the finest vocal quartets, The Swan Silvertones. Terry Carpenter is the host.

"Each show is a unique personal expression provided by talented and inspired volunteer DJs," Eisenman said, noting that the station is streamed live at www.wtju.net.

More Black History Month observances at U.Va. are listed here.


WTJU-FM is a 52-year-old noncommercial community radio station at the University of Virginia. Staffed mainly by volunteers, the station (91.1 FM) presents original, rich and diverse programming of music, news and public affairs around the clock. For information, visit www.wtju.net or call 434-924-0885.