Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Mac McDonald Everyday Shop & Cafe Children's Golf Classic

Monticello Media is pleased to team up with Mac McDonald and Virginia Oil to present a golf tournament benefitting pediatric oncology at the UVA Children's Hospital. The tournament, to be played May 11th at the Keswick Club, will also feature Ladies Professional Golf Association star Morgan Pressel.

We are thrilled to have a local company like Virginia Oil and the Everyday Shop and Cafe join our efforts with our fundraising mission. Mac’s golf tournament is for a great cause and we want to do everything we can for the UVA Children’s Hospital. The Everyday Shop and Cafe has brought a lot of support to the table.

UVA Children’s Hospital is a leading center for children’s healthcare in the region, recording approximately 100,000 patient visits annually. Most of these children and their families come from the local community, from all levels of need and income. A sizeable percentage is treated for a variety of different childhood cancers.

Morgan Pressel, who will play a nine-hole exhibition the morning of May 11th prior to the tournament, has been a major supporter of cancer research. Her mother, Kathy, died five years ago from cancer complications and Pressel has worked with the American Cancer Society as well as St. Jude’s Hospital assisting with pediatric oncology research.

Tickets for the Pressel exhibition will go on sale soon and will be available at all Everyday Shop and Cafe locations. All proceeds from the exhibition and tournament will benefit pediatric oncology research at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Forbes ranks Charlottesville # 11

Forbes ranks Charlottesville # 11 in its "Best Small Places for Business and Careers." But I guess we already knew that.



Saturday, March 21, 2009

Darius Rucker and our gang from Thursday's show in Charlottesville

Capitol's Darius Rucker with the WCYK "Your Country 99.7" Charlottesville, VA crew. Pictured (l-r) are me; PD Lisa Allen; Rucker; Randy Garrison and wife, Promotion Dir./morning host Pam Garrison; and their son Taylor.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Darius Rucker put on a fabulous show

Darius Rucker put on a fabulous show tonight at the Paramount. The crowd was absolutely electric as he sang his hit singles (as heard on WCYK!) as well as some great covers (Hank Jr.'s "Family Tradition" and Prince's "Purple Rain") and, of course, some hits from Hootie and the Blowfish. If you get the chance to see him, do it.

Thanks to Pam Garrison (morning drive on "Your Country 99.7") and Lisa Allen (afternoon drive) for letting me tag along to the Meet & Greet.


Darius at the Paramount

Come and see Darius Rucker tonight at the Paramount! Say hello to the "Country 99.7" gang.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Listen to "Generations 102.3" and "Hot 101.9" on your iPhone

You can now listen to Charlottesville's "Generations 102.3" and "Hot 101.9" on your iPhone. This is in addition to "Tom @ 107.5" which has already been online for a few days. From your iPhone, go to the App Store, search for "Generations 102.3" and/or "Hot 101.9," and select for the FREE installation.

From you computer, follow these links:

Generations 102.3 (WZGN):


Hot 101.9 (WHTE):

Try us out!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Listen to "Tom at 107.5" on your iPhone

You can now hear "Tom" in real time on your iPhone. Take us with you when you work out; listen anytime without a radio. And it is FREE.

Just tap the "App Store," search "Tom @ 107.5," and tap "Free" to install. That's all there is to it!

From your desktop, just follow this link (and enjoy Tom!):


Watch for more of our stations soon.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Brief Introduction

I am writing as the President of Monticello Media, our six station radio group in Charlottesville, VA. Monticello Media is "un-corporate" radio. It is owned by my wife (Loree) and I, and our partners, Paul and Suzanne Stone. We have no corporate office (unless you count my office at home).

We take our public service requirements very seriously. We believe in local radio. Local news, local entertainment, local information, local personalities, local public service. If it happens in Cville, we want to be a part of it. We believe that you can get music anywhere; it is other elements which make the difference and keep you coming back.

We have a great staff. You've probably been listening to many of our on-air personalities for years. We want to make a good thing even better. If you have ideas for improving our service to you, or listener and/or our advertiser, please let me know: georgereed@cvillestations.com.

And above all, keep listening!

WCYK-FM, www.country997.com
WHTE-FM, www.1019hot.com
WZGN-FM, www.generations1023.com
WWTJ-FM, www.1075tom.com
WCHV-AM, www.wchv.com
WKAV-AM, www.wkav.com

George Reed
Monticello Media