15 February 2019

Black History Month W&J Events

We're about halfway through February but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Black History Month here on campus! Tonight there is R&B Yoga with the Black Student Union at 7:30PM in the dance studio in the new gym (Ross Recreation Center)! It's gonna be a great time, so relax, work out, and enjoying some throwbacks and popular R&B hits! On Saturday (Feb. 16th) at the Hub Alley hear Kai Roberts perform, he will be telling his story of dealing with his anxiety and panic disorder through interactive dialogue and hip-hop music. Be Prepared for good music, meaningful messages, and an overall good time. And while you're at the Kai Roberts performance you'll be able to spy some people from WNJR helping out with the audio! Finally, be sure to send an email to Taylor Grinage at grinagetd@jay.washjeff.edu by Sunday Feb. 17th to request an invitation to the Second Annual Black Legends Ball! The Ball will be on Saturday February 23rd at 6:30pm in the Rossin Ballroom. It will be an great night celebrating Black History Month, the keynote speaker will be Mark Weir, founder and CEO of LEADS- Leadership: Exploring and Developing Success LLC. Come dine, dance, and network! And be sure to attend the BSU bi-weekly meetings at 7:30pm in the Media Room!

08 February 2019

The Grammy Awards

Hey everybody! The Grammy's are coming up in two days, on February 10th at 8:00pm. This will be the 61st annual Grammy Awards and I just want to go over a few of the biggest categories: Album of the year, Song of the year, and Best new artist.
Album of the year nominations- "Invasion of Privacy" by Cardi B, "By The Way, I Forgive You" by Brandi Carlile, "Scorpion" by Drake, "H.E.R." by H.E.R., "Beerbongs & Bentleys" by Post Malone, "Dirty Computer" by Janelle Monae, "Golden Hour" by Kacey Musgraves, "Black Panther: The Album" by Various Artists.
Song of the year nominations- "All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar & SZA, "Boo'd up" by Ella Mai, "God's Plan" by Drake, "In my Blood" by Shawn Mendes, "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile, "The Middle" by Zedd, "Shallow" by Lady Gaga, "This is America" by Childish Gambino
Best new artist- Chloe x Halle, Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, H.E.R., Dua Lipa, Margot Price, Bebe Rexha, Jorja Smith
I think my choices for these three categories would be "Dirty Computer" for Album of the year, "This is America" for Song of the year, and Dua Lipa for Best new artist. What and who do you hope will win? Be sure to tune into WNJR 91.7 to hear some new artists and past (and maybe future!) Grammy winners! Here is Janelle Monae doing a really cool live performance of one of the singles from her album "Dirty Computer"

29 January 2019

21st Century Girl: Radio Feature

 21st Century Girl:
Want to be featured on air?!
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21st Century Girl Carmen J. is looking for any new musical artist wanting to promote their music on air! Those of you who do not know what her show is about she discuss current events such as politics, hip hop and "the culture" on her show. She is open to all artist being featured. It is her last semester so if you are interest you can DM her on all her social media platforms @carmenjcarroll or email her at carmen@wnjr.org.
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J Cole: Middle Child

J. Cole Drops Single:
 "Middle Child"
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Photo Courtesy of Billboard
If you don't know by now J. Cole has dropped a new single and it has everyone talking! Some regard the single as an anti-feud track while others regard it as J. Cole coming back to maintain his spot as one the greatest. He names it Middle Child because within the family dynamic people tend to forget the middle child but Cole made his declaration that he will not be forgotten or pushed aside. Cole makes references about not being concerned about the competition and if he did make a diss record it would no be for fame, money, clout, or recognition but just because he can. And not only can he make a diss record but he could also potentially ruin someone's career with merely his words. This type of rhetoric is not new to the rapper. He has been in feuds before with his song False Prophets. Cole is not the one to shy away from controversy and telling you how it is whether it is from doing drugs to beefs with the greatest.

01 November 2018

WATCH OUT ALBUM: Last Day of Summer

 Watch out Album: Last Day of Summer

 Hello WNJR listeners! We are back after a little reconstruction of the page! No worries though, we are back stronger and better than ever! As all know, I am here to give you the scoop and the best new artists and albums of the year! This week I am proud to announce an artist and album that has been shocking nation with her craft.

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Photo Courtesy of: Vibe

Summer Walker was introduced to the world with the R&B bop "Girls Need Love." It the airways and instantly became hit. After the single was released soon came the highly anticipated album: Last Day of Summer. This album can be recognized as pure R&B, Summer reveals her insecurities of love, beauty standards, etc. If you haven't done so yet be sure to listen to her single and album!