23 February 2017

The Come Back: Jo Jo



The Come Back: JoJo
We all know JoJo as the teen idol that stole our hearts with "Too Little Too Late"and "Leave" in 2004. Then she hit us with her remix of "Marvin's Room"by Drake that took over YouTube with over 44 millions views. Now she has graced with her latest album "Mad Love" including features such as Pittsburgh's own Wiz Khalfa, Alessia Cara and Remy Ma. This album is very powerful with many anthem songs like "FAB" and "Apologies". My personal favorite track on this album is "Mad Love" it gives an R&B with rifts and runs of classic hits! I enjoyed the journey through this art and I hope that listeners take the time to experience this album as the hand crafted, thoughtful art that it is. JoJo's voice is powerful and soulful she is bound to making music for a long time. 

Artist Spotlight: Big Wild

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Big Wild is a relatively new name to the electronica genre.  A native of Lancaster, Massachusetts, Jackson Stell first began DJing, producing, and composing music as a teenager.  When Stell moved to California, he was inspired by the surrounding landscape and began producing rather atmospheric and chill tracks.  In 2015, Big Wild caught the attention of music duo ODESZA, and they signed him to their Foreign Family Collective name.  Big Wild released the song Aftergold under the name, and he just recently released a new EP titled "Invincible." The EP features tracks with catchy beats and chill vibes including songs like I Just Wanna, When I Get There, and Invincible.  Be sure to tune into WNJR to hear some of these songs and more artists similar to Big Wild!

20 February 2017

Happy Birthday, Rihanna!


On February 20th, 29 years ago, a wonderful and influential soul was born in this world. I am speaking about the one and only, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, also known as her stage name, Rihanna. This pop star began her music career in 2003 when Evan Rogers had her sing a couple of demos, which landed her a contract with Syndicated Rhythm Productions. After that, Def Jam Records signed her, and in 2014, she signed with Roc Nation Records. Her talent has earned her 8 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 12 American Music Awards, 8 People's Choice Awards, and others. Not only does she influence others through her music, but she is also a trend-setter. From showcasing her own fashion line, to modeling for designer brands, she can be considered a powerful person in the music and fashion industry. Once again, happy birthday, Rihanna!

It's V-Week!

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Today until Friday is V-week, there will be a week long radio show discussing different issues that women deal with. The show will be panels made up of different students, and faculty talking about their experiences and what they have learned throughout their lives about the topics. On Friday and Saturday there will be the performances of the Vagina Monologues to finish off the week. The Vagina Monologues are individual monologues written by different women talking about the sometimes humorous, sometimes taboo parts of being a woman in the world today.

The schedule for the V-week panels:
Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm - Beauty standards and body image
Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm - Intersectional feminism through identities (race/ethnicity, ableism, sexual orientation, etc.)
Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm - Media representation (film, TV, music, etc)
All of them will be on WNJR 91.7 fm!

17 February 2017

FlashBack Friday: Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

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Happy Friday! As the week ends and the weekend begins, it's time for a flashback song that many of you may know. Singing sensations Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat partnered together for one of the most memorable love songs known as "Lucky." Reaching over 100 million views on YouTube, the hit single also won the pair a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The king of love songs and queen of vocals made a successful and meaningful song that will be around for many generations to come so without further ado, here is the hit single "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. Enjoy, have a great weekend, and tune into WNJR Radio 91.7FM!