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!

25 October 2018

Introducing Cassidy Paris

Introducing 15 year old Cassidy Paris from Melbourne, Australia. Following in the footsteps of female rockers Avril Lavigne, Pink and Lzzy Hale, Cassidy Paris promotes girl power by bringing back female-fronted melodic pop rock.

Cassidy Paris has released her debut single ‘Talk About It’, co written by Canadian singer Paul Laine (Darkhorse, The Defiants, ex Danger Danger). The song brings back hooks and a very catchy chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. Cassidy goes on to say, “I can’t wait for my debut single to be released. I plan on playing live anywhere and everywhere, whether it be unplugged with my acoustic guitar or with my band plugged in and electric”.


Although only 15, Cassidy Paris has grown up with music from a very early age. Her dad, a musician himself has taught her the ropes by attending concerts around the world. With influences ranging from the classics such as Heart, Kiss, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, and Def Leppard to more recent artists like Taylor Swift (lucky enough to meet her idol Taylor Swift at the age of 8 years of age), H.E.A.T and Biters, Cassidy Paris is ready to make her own mark on music.

Cassidy has launched her single by playing a number of acoustic dates at a number of schools within Melbourne,

You can catch Cassidy's debut single "Talk About It" right here on 91.7FM WNJR Washington / Pittsburgh!

03 May 2018

New Artist to Watch: Kohli Calhoun

Hey guys, before we leave for the summer I wanted to let you know about a new artist. Kohli Calhoun is a Brooklyn based singer songwriter, she had issues with a former producer who she left in 2008 which led to a personal dark period. She was helped by a songwriting community that got her back in touch with her artistic side again, and in the past year she put together a whole album and had it released. My personal favorite of her singles from that album is "Take me away" here is a video of her performing that song live:
If you want to hear more of Kohli Calhoun you can go to her website where you can see her tour dates. She'll be playing in Newark and Colombus Ohio which are both fairly close to Washington, so if you're interested you should go see her live in August. Or you can listen to WNJR and hear her on the radio anytime!

27 April 2018

ATO's Tau Chef Cook-Off

Hello y'all! As the year comes to an end, the Alpha Pi chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at W&J is having their philanthropy event, Tau Chef Cook-Off. Many organizations and sports teams are coming together to compete to create their own and best dish on campus. This year's ingredient is bacon! All donations will be given to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Support a great cause this weekend, Saturday April 28th from 11am to 2pm. If you are a student or staff member at W&J, you can enter the event for $5. If you are a community member, you are also welcomed for a small fee of $10. Come and enjoy great food for a great cause!

Two Musical Events This Weekend!

Hey everybody this weekend there are some cool music related events happening! The first is happening tonight at Church of the Covenant, the W&J choir and camerata singers will be performing Mozart's "Requiem" and the camerata singers will be performing a few other short songs. This is going to be a beautiful night of music, and it's free so you should come out and support the choir! 
Source: W&J Arts Series
There will also be a performance on Saturday night by the African Dance group Kulu Mele at the Olin theatre at 7:30pm. Here is a blurb about their group: "Kulu Mele’s repertoire includes traditional/folkloric West-African and Afro-Cuban dances that includes celebratory, sacred, spiritual and ritualistic dances, accompanied by live traditional drumming. Kulu Mele also performs contemporary American hip hop, exploring the development of dance genre, tracing its lineage from traditional to contemporary." This event is free for W&J students. Kulu Mele is also going to be leading a free beginner hip-hop workshop at 2pm which is also free and being held at the Olin Theatre on Saturday. So go to the afternoon workshop and then support the last Arts Series event this year!!

Have a fun weekend everybody!