Some things in life make such a difference they become a necessity. WTJU is one of those things.
Since 1957, WTJU has a cultural hub for the Charlottesville community, airing tremendous and eclectic music curated by real humans. We broadcast around the clock at 91.1 FM; run a local podcast network at Teej.fm; organize a bevy of free community concerts; host summer youth radio camps; and air student-run freeform radio on our sister station WXTJ 100.1 FM.
WTJU is earmarking CrowdRise donations for a special project: to finish building WTJU's new mobile studio.
Since 2017, WTJU has been slowly renovating an old 1971 camper. This 15-foot pull-behind camper is a really cool opportunity to take WTJU's community radio service out into the community itself in a big way! We're turning the camper into a mobile recording studio + pop-up concert venue + food truck. We plan to use it both as a StoryCorps-style recording booth to record stories AND a mini-performance venue from which we can broadcast live pop-up concerts from around town.
Progress on the mobile studio renovation has stalled a bit, and we need to raise about $3,000 to finish the project. Funds will pay for an air conditioning unit, mobile generator, portable stage risers, and pro audio gear for the mobile studio.