30 April 2015

Spotlight on India March


Hello everyone! I hope that you are all having a wonderful day. Today we are spotlighting another student by the name of India March. Some of you may recognize her because she is apart of W&J's girls' basketball team. What you may not know, is that India is WNJR's PSA Director and also has her own show, March Madness. On her show she exhibits a strong love for music. The genres she plays range from rock to country music and talks about whatever may be on her mind that day! So relax and take an hour out of your day to catch March Madness tonight at 8:00PM on wnjr.org or 91.7 FM. Have a great day!

Global Perspectives with Joseph Jorjoliani and Aaron Walayat

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On Last Friday's show Aaron Walayat discussed his study abroad in Hon-Kong and trips to other East Asian countries. He touched upon the history of China Hon-Kong reunion and Taiwan China relations. His remarks has been very informative and engaging. Did you know that Hon-Kong still remains a special administrative region in China and Taiwan a small island in Pacific Ocean is named Republic of China?
Mr. Walayat has traveled all around the world, beginning with his Magellan projects in Turkey and Spain, he reached Singapore, China, Japan, Cambodia and the countries most of us did not know existed.
Aaron Walayat is an International Studies major at the Washington and Jefferson College.

Listen here

28 April 2015

Seinabo Sey

 


 Swedish artist Seinabo Sey has gave the world a brand new sound. The mixture of her R&B voice and world beats surprisingly work well together. Sey's music gives you something to dance to while also providing you with lyrics that will make you think. Do you think you're missing out on something good? Well don't fret. We have Seinabo Sey right here on WNJR Radio 91.7 FM. Tune in!

Icky Blossoms


Well it's official, the school year is almost over! With the last day of classes on the 5th you may be looking for a way to celebrate...look no further! Icky Blossoms, an electro-pop group, will be playing in Pittsburgh on May 5th at Mr. Small's Theater. So take a breather before finals and head on up to Pittsburgh to check them out!

27 April 2015

Street Fair


This Saturday, May 2nd, from Noon to 6:00PM, W&J will be holding a Street Fair!  The event will take place on Olin and Burnett Lawn.  This year's Street Fair is medieval themed and will featured numerous events including crafts, a bouncy castle, a chalk drawing contest, and "Pie a Pi Phi."  WNJR will be supplying the music for the event, so be sure to stop by with your requests!  In the event of rain, the fair will be moved to the Ski Lodge.  Hope to see everyone there!

24 April 2015

Work-Study Staff Applications for 2015


We are now accepting applications from W&J students for work study staff positions for Fall 2015. The application form has details about the positions, responsibilities, pay, and how to apply. Note that you must be eligible for federal work study.  Hiring begins immediately!

Gaming Den

Hey, Hey, Hey, Everybody
Welcome to the Gaming Den

Today I would like to finish off with the final transformation that is available in the game, The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask and that is the Fierce Deity Link. If you would like to learn about the other transformation masks you can find them here (Deku Scrub, Goron Link, Zora Link)


The only way to get this mask is to collect all 20 of the non-transformation masks. Then upon entering the final location you are able to play 4 mini-games and afterwards trade away the 20 masks to obtain the Fierce Deity Mask from the kid that has Majora's Mask.
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Source: Zelda Wiki

The abilities of this mask are so great, you are restricted to using them during just the Boss Fights in the game. The weapon he wields is a double helix 2-handed sword, meaning that Link is not able to use a shield. But to compensate the sword shoots laser beams, much like in the older Zelda games.

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Source: Zelda Wiki
There are many theories surrounding this mask especially since there is not much information as it is just given to you at the end of the game but one that I will share is that this mask may have been used as a transformation to Adult Link form. This is supported by the fact that each area of the game has some transformation but not the Ikana Canyon and this mask may have been used to get to higher ground or be more powerful. This also may be the case because the build and size of Fierce Deity Link is very similar to Adult Link. The other theories I will leave for you guys to find out.


Tune in Thursday's at 9pm to listen The Ravanator for Video Game Music inspired from Majora's Mask on wnjr.org or 91.7 FM

23 April 2015

New Changes to Our Twitter



Hello ladies and gents! I hope you're all having a fantastic day and are looking forward to the weekend. Anyone who has been on our twitter knows that we post a lot on a weekly basis, but what you guys don't know is that we've changed some things.

Some of you may or may not have noticed, but the WNJR staff are starting to initial our tweets. I would've loved to put it in our twitter bio, but that has a word count and it is very limited. So the following are the names and initials of WNJR's tweeters, but all the tweets that are not initialed will belong to me, the Events and Publicity Director. But for now blank tweets may not all belong to me. So look forward to that in the next 1-2 weeks. And we're off:
  • Joseph Jorjoliani- JJ
  • Maia Ervin- ME
  • Margie Keisling- MK
  • Samara Silverstein- SS
  • Sarah Knizat- SK
  • Passion Williams- PW
  • Nick K.- NK
  • Jess Perman- JP
  • Ravneet Singh- RS
  • India March- IM
  • Dr. Anthony Fleury- AF
  • Prof. Bill Cameron- BC
Thank you all for reading and enjoy your weekend!

22 April 2015

 If the album cover doesn't get you intrigued, would telling you that Ceschi has combined hip hop with a little punk make you want to listen? Ceschi's Broken Bone Ballads introduces a new sound as he "bends genres" to give listeners a smooth, satisfying rhythm. With songs such as, "Say Something" and "Bite Through Stone", Ceschi's flawless lyrics prove that he deserves a spot in the hip hop game.

Don't just take my word for it though, check it out for yourself !!

21 April 2015

Kevin Garrett

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope everyone's week is going great. I recently found one of the most talented singers evs (yes "evs"is a word). Anyways, imagine combining Sam Smith with Usher. That gives us new Roc Nation artist Kevin Garrett. Who knew an R&B voice could sound so perfect over Pop beats?! Obviously Kevin Garrett because that's what his sound consist of. Whether he sings a ballad or speeds it up with a dance song, his talent is undeniable. Tune into WNJR Radio 91.7FM for a listen!

Kygo - Firestone

The Norwegian DJ is at it again. Check out Kygo's new hit, Firestone. First released on December 1st, 2014, Firestone has made its way into the top spots on charts all over the world. This includes the number 1 spot in Norway and the UK. It's about time we show some love for Kygo in the states, so check out this song and keep you eyes and ears open for more Kygo in the future!

20 April 2015

Hallelujah




Are there any Panic! At The Disco fans out there? Well you’ll be excited to hear that after announcing drummer Spencer Smith's departure from the band, Panic! At The Disco have released a new song, "Hallelujah," ahead of an upcoming album! The front man, Brendon Urie, announced the new song on the band’s official website along with a very enthusiastic message to the fans. You can check out the official website here to listen to the new song or you can download it off of iTunes. Let me know what you guys think of it!

Lime Cordial

Hanging Upside Down

Happy Monday!  I wanted to make sure you guys were aware of the magic of Lime Cordial...and I'm not talking about the drink!  Their new album was just released in January and I just got a hold of it last week in the studio.  Hailing from the northern beaches of Sydney Australia (P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney?), this India Pop band is not necessarily fresh on the scene.  They've already released two albums previously and toured several times.

To learn and listen more visit http://www.limecordiale.com/  to find out what they're really about.  My favorite song is "Famous".  Happy Listening!

17 April 2015

Gaming Den

Hey, Hey, Hey, Everybody

Welcome to the Gaming Den

Today I will continue the masked adventure through the  third transformation of The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask. Want to learn about the previous 2 masks? Head over to my first post here about the Deku Scrub or here for the Goron Hero.

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Source: Zelda Wiki
Today's mask is the Zora's Mask which allows you to transform into the lead guitarist and Zora Warrior, Mikau.

After rescuing Mikau from the sea, as he float unconscious, you find that he was trying to save the lead singer's, Lulu, eggs. They are part of the band the Indigo-Go's.

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Source: Zelda Wiki
With the Zora transformation you are able to traverse the sea just as well as Link can traverse the land. This warrior is equipped with razor sharp fins which also double as a viable boomerang, even for collecting items that are far away. This transformation also has the ability to create a barrier of electricty at the cost of magic, which is very useful if you accidentally get swallowed up by a Like-Like. Also while you are swimming you are able to zoom at great speeds cloaked in an electric barrier, much like the Goron.

Unfortunately, the Zora transformation is weak to fire, much like the Deku transformation.

Want to learn more? Tune in this Thursday from 9pm to 10pm to listen to The Ravanator on 91.7 fm or wnjr.org

Talain Rayne




Hey there!  I wanted to let you know about a band that I charted a few weeks back called Talain Rayne.  From Philadelphia PA, Jonny Kapps, Jonathan Seiler, Brandon Anthony Keeks and Benjamin Bachman make up the band.  





Talain Rayne  

Attic Lights 


 


Check out their website http://www.iamtalainrayne.com/ which has links to all of their other social online media.  My favorite song is What do we have to lose?  Look em up, yo!

Veronika Bozeman "What Is Love"



Everyone stop what you're doing and listen to an upcoming artist
Veronika Bozeman. She's an exceptional singer and first reached her
minute of fame on the hit TV show Empire. Many people will be expecting
to hear from her more next season on Empire and hopefully we will see
some acting too! She has over one million views on her "What is Love"
video and is receiving more each day!

16 April 2015

Spotlight on Passion Williams

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Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and that you're excited for the weekend. Today I will be shining a spotlight on a host at WNJR and a student here at Washington & Jefferson College. Ms. Passion Williams is a sophomore and hosts a radio show, Music With Passion, that explores all kinds of hip hop music and if that's your thing then Music With Passion is the show for you. She is also an employee of the WNJR radio station and won third place at this year's Talent Show in which she did a superb job! So if you would like to take a break from the world for a good hour tune in at 11pm on wnjr.org or 91.7FM and listen to Passion's radio show! Have a great day you guys!

Spring Concert at Washington & Jefferson College




 
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Brace Yourselves and join us as Student Government Association brings an American hip hop recording artist Mike Stud and a hip hop DJ Brandon Glova, better known by his stage name DJ Bonics, to campus. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday April 18th, with performances starting at 9:00 p.m. on Olin lawn. Please bring your student ID with you for free admission including a wrist band. Entrance for faculty, staff, and community member

We want your voice on the radio!



Are you a community member that loves our station? A staff or faculty member looking for a creative outlet to express yourself? A student with an interest in how the radio station works?

Everyone is welcome to come to WNJR or drop our station manager an email (sarah@wnjr.org) to learn more about hosting your own radio show! It's fast, easy, and never too late in the semester to get your show on the air!

14 April 2015

Jarell Perry

 



 Everyone loves to listen to something new. For the "R&B lovers," I have found something for us! Jarell Perry is his name, rhythm and blues is his game (corny? yeah I know). His voice sort of sounds like ice cream on a summer day, I mean, if ice cream could have a sound. The point is, it's something everyone can enjoy. His smooth voice combined with his slow beats gives listeners a relax feel. His talent is undeniable as he makes every note he hits sound effortless. Are you feeling intrigued? GOOD! We have Jarell Perry right here on WNJR Radio! Tune in to 91.7FM for a listen.

Coachella

Perhaps you saw the craziness online or on the snapchat story, but the first weekend of Coachella just wrapped up. This festival is a weekend long event featuring some of the top artists in the industry. The festival is know for its famous attendees such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna, Adam Levine, and so on. Coachella is so popular they had to split it into two weekends, the second one being just a few days away! The lineup includes names such as AC/DC, Drake, Jack White, Kaskade, and David Guetta, just to name a few. To read more on the festival check it out here.


10 April 2015

Gaming den

Hey, Hey, Hey Everybody

Welcome to the Gaming Den

Today, I will continue on my talk of the transformation masks in the game, The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask. Don't understand what is going on? Head over to my previous post here.

The second mask you come around to is the Goron Mask.
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Source: Zelda Wiki
This mask allows you to transform in to the once great Hero of the Mountain Village, Darmani. With this hero's skills you are able break boulders with a single punch, pound the ground much harder than Mario, and roll with great speed and strength, flattening enemies wherever you go. Unfortunately you can't leap over skyscrapers in a single bound, that is reserved for Superman.

The one fatal flaw of this monster of a fighter is that he can not swim for even if it is to save his own life. Which is unfortunate because I always find myself drowning right when I get the mask and I jump off of the cliff down to the pond below in order to test the rolling mechanic. *Sigh* Another thing I'd like to note is how his Super Spiky Spinny Mode consumes magic, like temporary almost invincible mode.

Also the tough hide of the Goron transformation grants protection from most fires and lava, but not Captain Keeta's fire wall, which is weird.

Want to learn more? Tune in this Thursday from 9pm to 10pm to listen to The Ravanator on 91.7 fm or wnjr.org

YouTube's Path To Discovery

YouTube's Path To Discovery



As many of you know, YouTube is a place that many artist or just ordinary people can display their talents for the whole world to see. Artist such as Justin Bieber, Austin Mahone, Carly Rae Jepsen, and many more have  put up one simple video on YouTube, not realizing it would change there lives forever. One of the many artist that are currently on the rise to fame is Tori Kelly. Tori has been posting videos on YouTube since she was 14. She got signed at the age of 12 but because of conflicting ideas, she was released from Geffen Records. After posting videos, she did a cover of Frank Ocean's song "Thinking About You" with her friend Angie Girl. This video received over 22 million views and now she has over a million subscribers! She later auditioned for American Idol, but
did not make it to the top 24. She released her own album with her own record label and made it to the top ten pop albums on iTunes. Finally, Tori reached her goal and got signed to Capitol Records in 2013 and now is making new music everyday! 

09 April 2015

New Publicity Director


Hello Everyone! My name is Amina Brown and I am WNJR's new Publicity Director am I am just saying hello. One of my jobs is to make sure our Twitter, Facebook, and Blog stay as great as it is. Also, if there are any events or tours you would like to take of the wonderful WNJR studio, feel free to contact me at amina@wnjr.org and we'll set something up! Stay listening to WNJR because Making Contact will be on at 5 today. Thank you and have a great day!

08 April 2015

Calling All Boy Scouts!


Looking to earn your TV/Newspaper/Radio Badge? WNJR is happy to host any group in the nearby Washington/Allegheny area trying to get experience at a radio station! 

Just contact our Station Manager (sarah@wnjr.org) or our Events & Publicity Director (amina@wnjr.org) to set up a tour! Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, and tours are usually scheduled for after business hours to accommodate our staff.

WNJR : On the Lookout for Spoken Word



                    "Every spoken word arouses our self-will" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

WNJR can be classified as a diverse radio station; with genres ranging from Jazz to Hip Hop. Our staff has now been working to expand the collection of poetry and spoken word in order to add to the diversity of our station.

Spoken word can be described as expressive words over a calming melody. It can be relaxing, emotional, and personal. Spoken word not only allows the artist to channel his emotions into musical form, but it allows the listener to emotionally connect with the music as well.

If you know of any good spoken word artists, or if you are that artist, feel free to email your pieces to passion@wnjr.org.

07 April 2015

Thomas Mac



      Missing some hardcore R&B in your life? Tune into WNJR Radio to listen to Thomas Mac. His deep voice provides listeners with a classic R&B sound, yet with innovative new school beats. His lyrics allows listeners of all age to enjoy his new rhythm and blues sound. Turn your dial to 91.7 FM WNJR Radio for a listen.

Alison Wonderland


Up and coming Australian artist, Alison Wonderland, is hitting the US music festival scene big time this summer! She'll be performing at some of the largest festivals out there including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, and Firefly. You can check out her music and the rest of her schedule here.

06 April 2015


In case you missed the amazing Johnny Morgan Show last week here's what happened. Cub scouts came into the radio station and received a tour throughout the office and station. They learned about what people do at the radio station and how we keep it alive everyday. They got to talk live on the air and overall had a great time. If you're looking for more surprises and a great show then tune in every Thursday at 6pm for the Johnny Morgan Show.

Iranian-American Musical Band on WNJR



Courtesy of http://news.brynmawr.edu

 

Listen to Niyaz on WNJR  91.7 FM, Niyaz is an Iranian-American musical band, consisting of DJ programmer, producer and re-mixer Carmen Rizzo and a vocalist Azam Ali. 

Niyaz means "yearning" in Persian, its music is described as mystical music with a modern edge. The music is very abundant, Niyaz adapts Persian, Indian and Mediterranean folk voices, including traditional mystical music and poetry "Rumi"(13th century Persian poet) with Western electronic programming. 

The duo's debut album was released in 2005, it represented the combination of 13th century Sufi and Urdu (both language groups of Persia) poetry. 

In their second album, members of the band featured two discs; the second disc was basically acoustic editions of the tracks on the first disc. Their newest album Sumud was released on March 19th 2013, with six songs.

Enjoy Niyaz's mystical songs on WNJR!

Mazaar (feat. A. R. Rahman) (Acoustic)

Vafa (Acoustic)

Parishaan (Acoustic)

 

 

03 April 2015

Gaming Den

Hey, Hey, Hey, Everybody
Welcome to the Gaming Den.

In The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask, the main mechanic of the game is to use masks for different tasks. Of the 24 available masks in the game 4 of them are transformation masks, where donning such a mask initiates excruciating pain to ultimately transform the person into the other species/race.

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Deku Mask Source: Zelda Wiki
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The Hero Link as Deku Scrub Source: Zelda Wiki
One Mask is the Deku Mask, which allows you to transform into a Deku Scrub.










This transformation has many unique abilities such as skipping over water, shooting out harmful bubbles, or diving into a flower in order to launch out flying, able to hover over to anything within distance. One of the weakness of this mask is that when transformed your body is made of wood so fire will kill you instantly.

Want to learn more? Tune in this Thursday from 9pm to 10pm to listen to The Ravanator where I will talk more about the temple and boss battle of the first temple of the game with accompanying music.

01 April 2015

Less than 50 days until Graduation!


Seniors, make sure you get to the Senior Marketplace in the Ballroom by 6pm today! 

-Double check that all of your graduation requirements are done
-Submit your cap & gown size
-Learn about Senior Week and buy a Senior Week ticket! (We heard something about a Dueling Pianos performance so don't miss out!)

Most importantly: get a free gift and food just for showing up! Also, there's the chance to enter to win a bunch of gift cards and more!
No Small Order definitely creates an nostalgic atmosphere as soon as you hear the first track. Not only is there some dope 808's, but you can pick up on the other instruments as the instrumental flows through your ear. Don't get too caught up in the beats though, or you'll miss the bigger picture...the lyrics ! Pause has definitely set the bar for "new-old school rapping"; if you don't understand what I mean, check out No Small Order for yourself :)