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Kids go on the air: Thanks to WTJU

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wtjuTune into WTJU’s sister station, WXTJ 100.1 FM – WXTJ.fm – to hear shows this weekend (Aug. 3-5) created by 36 students in grades 3 through 8 who attended the station’s 2018 summer camps for aspiring media creators.

“Our studios have been filled with high-energy young people who produced radio shows ranging from interviews and storytelling to music sets that they curated as DJs,” said station general manager Nathan Moore.

For three weeks in a row in July, staffers guided kids through listening and sound, music discovery, studio tools, and recording and editing. There was a field trip to The Jefferson Theater and Sidetracks downtown, plus a mystery game using radio clues.

In this fifth year of the broadcasting camps for kids, there were three sessions, each lasting five days, with a cap of 12 students per session to ensure a hands-on experience.

“What WTJU is really good at is music discovery and bringing people together through shared music experiences,” said Moore. “It only makes sense that we would extend that mission to include kids in the Charlottesville area. WTJU’s summer camps empower kids to find their voice, tap into the local music scene, and get creative on-air.”

Individual shows are posted at:

About WTJU 91.1 FM

Founded at the University of Virginia in 1957, WTJU 91.1 FM offers non-commercial radio broadcasting, digital media, live music concerts, and educational programs. WTJU is also home to WXTJ 100.1 FM, freeform student radio; Teej.fm, a local podcast network; and CharlottesvilleClassical.org.

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