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City Charlottesville, Virginia[1]
Broadcast area City of Charlottesville
Albemarle County, Virginia
Greene County, Virginia[2]
Frequency 91.1 FM
Branding "91.1 WTJU"
Format Variety[3]
Owner University of Virginia[2]
(The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia)
Sister stations WXTJ-LP
First air date May 10, 1957[4]
Call sign meaning W Thomas Jefferson's University
Technical information
Facility ID 69145
Class B1
Power 1,500 watts
Height above average terrain 325 meters[1]
Transmitter coordinates 37°58′55.50″N 78°29′2.00″W / 37.982083°N 78.48389°W / 37.982083; -78.48389[1]
Webcast WTJU Webstream
Website WTJU Online

WTJU is a Variety-formatted broadcast radio station.[3] The station is licensed to Charlottesville, Virginia, serving the communities in Albemarle and Greene Counties.[1] WTJU is owned by the University of Virginia and operated under their licensee, The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia.[1]


The station was founded in 1955 and began broadcasting in 1957.[5] Funds were put forward by the Kappa Delta Pi fraternity to help the Department of Speech and Drama get a radio station on the air.[5]

Long-time general manager Chuck Taylor retired at the end of 2009. [6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Web. WTJU Facility Record, Federal Communications Commission, audio division, retrieved August 20, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. FCCdata.org - powered by REC - WTJU-FM, REC Networks, retrieved August 20, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. Arbitron Station Information Profiles, Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings, retrieved August, 2023.
  4. Book. PDF. Broadcasting Yearbook 2010, ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V., retrieved August 20, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Web. Station History, WTJU, retrieved August 20, 2023.
  6. Web. Longtime WTJU General Manager Chuck Taylor leaves with secret plan, Brendan Fitzgerald, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, January 12, 2010, retrieved August 20, 2023. Print. January 12, 2010 .

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