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91.1 WTJU 2007 Fall Marathon Fundraiser

First, thank you for 50 years of support of 91.1 WTJU. By calling in your pledges and telling us you enjoy the high quality of music that our volunteers work so hard to produce, you help to assure WTJU's place on the airwaves for years to come. Despite the myriad methods of discovering new music available today, only independent radio allows you to hear the important classics of the past alongside cutting edge new music, all brought to you by your friends and neighbors in the Charlottesville community.

We're already planning and looking forward to another 50 years of inspiring shows on WTJU, so please stay tuned. To set the tone, we will feature adventurous programming, all laid out for you inside this guide to the Fall Fundraising Marathon featuring one week of classical music followed by a week of jazz and blues.

Call with your pledge of support to 434-924-3959 or 924-3418 or pledge online. Happy listening!

Gary Funston


Welcome to the 2007 Fall Fundraiser on WTJU-FM. We in the Classical Department are joining forces with our Jazz Department to bring you two weeks of great music. During the first week we take center stage, bringing you uninterrupted classical music for eight days. It all begins with Mozart's sublime opera Le nozze de Figaro, but you will also hear all kinds of classical music, from chamber music to great symphonies, from early music to 21st century compositions, and, yes, even more opera. The Jazz Department follows us with seven days of their unique take on jazz and blues. It's going to be great fun for us to present it to you. We're all volunteers, but WTJU depends on you, our listeners, for vital financial support. This is a special event for us, and we hope you will find it special too. So mark the schedule with your favorites and enjoy our gift to you of great music. Thanks in advance for your support.

Tim Snider,
Classical Director


WTJU's Fall Marathon shifts gears to a full week of jazz treats. As always, some shows look to the masters of the past, like Miles, Monk and Ellington, whose music is still so vital today. 2007 saw the loss of at least three giants of jazz: Max Roach, Joe Zawinul and Michael Brecker. Their music and influence will be examined in depth this week.

Some of our DJs will attempt to identify a few of those artists who are shaping the future of the genre, including Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, and Bill Frisell (who is performing in town on October 29). Along the way be uplifted by the timeless joys of blues, funk, soul and R&B.

Be sure to mark your calendars to enjoy live performances by some longtime friends of the local jazz and blues community, as both the Free Bridge Quintet and blues man Ralph Rush return to our studios. Anticipation is high, too, for live electric blues by the Ian Gilliam Trio and gypsy jazz by the Rick Olivarez Trio.

Please help WTJU bring audio delight all year long by pledging your support during our Fall Marathon. We look forward to hearing from you!

Gary Funston,
Assistant Jazz Director

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