20 October 2017

Homecoming Weekend!

W&J Cameron Stadium
Hello y'all! Hope everyone had a great week and fall break! This weekend is Homecoming and W&J cannot be any more excited to have the school come together, along with alumni. This Saturday, at 2:00pm the W&J Presidents will be playing Westminster. The two rival teams will go against each other for the win. During halftime, both Homecoming King and Queen will be announced. Make sure to come down to Cameron Stadium and support the team. Hope to see you there! Be safe! Wichi Coax!

11 October 2017

Artist of the Week: Maluma

https://www.fuse.tv/2017/04/maluma-new-album-english-and-spanish
Happy October! As the Hump Day has officially began, now is the time to finish out the week and listen to Maluma's hit song Felices los 4. Maluma is a Colombian singer who is singed to Sony Music and Sony Columbia. Starting his career in 2010, the 23 year old has thrived in the Spanish music industry with receiving billions of views on his YouTube videos. Here is one of his five top singles on the Hot Latin Charts for 2016.


10 October 2017

Renaissance City Choir at WCGSA


The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance will be hosting the Pittsburgh Renaissance City Choir for their fifth annual performance at the WCGSA. The choir will be preforming music from their show "Freedom!" After the show there will be a reception where you can meet and mingle with the performers at the venue. This is a vital annual fundraising event for the WCGSA. The show will be held at their new center at 59 East Strawberry Avenue here in Washington. Tickets are $25 for adult and $10 for students, the tickets can be purchased at the door or online HERE.

06 October 2017

Softball Team Chipotle Fundraiser

Chipotle Flyer
Hello listeners! Want to show your W&J team spirit? The W&J Softball team is setting a fundraiser on Monday, October 9th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Make sure to go to Chipotle located at 187 Old Mill Blvd in Washington, PA and show this flyer! Whether you show it on your smartphone or print it out, by showing it to the cashier, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the W&J Softball team. Not only will you get great food, but you will be helping out a great team. Make sure to stop by! The W&J Softball team thanks you!

05 October 2017

Artist Spotlight: TOKiMONSTA

TOKiMONSTA
Source: Red Bull Music
Hi guys! Hope everyone is doing well! I was reviewing some music last week and cam across American producer and DJ TOKiMONSTA, real name Jennifer Lee. I was excited when I realized that I would be seeing her at Thrival Music Festival that night.  Her third studio album, Lune Rouge, is expected to be released tomorrow! The singles "We Love," "No Way," and "Don't Call Me" will all be featured on the album.  Lee stopped producing music for a bit after she had two surgeries for a rare brain disorder, which made her lose her speech and musical abilities.  She slowly regained what she has lost and is now stepping back into the music industry. She is currently on tour so be sure to check out if she is coming to a stage near you because her music does not disappoint!  Also be sure to tune in the 91.7FM WNJR to hear more from TOKiMONSTA and more artists like her!

03 October 2017

Tom Petty


Source: ABC News
Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest yesterday, October 2, 2017, at the age of  66. Tom Petty, (Thomas Earl Petty) was born on October 20th 1950, he dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to start a band, inspired by artists like the Beatles and Elvis Priestly. It was through his early bands, like "Mudcrutch", that Petty met the people he would one day work with in his famous and influential band, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers". In 1988 Petty joined George Harrison's group "The Traveling Wilburys" with other famous artists like Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. Petty also released solo albums, one of which, called "Full Moon Fever" included some of his most popular songs, like "I won't back down" and "Free Fallin'". Having sold over 80 million records worldwide, Tom Petty is one of the best selling artists of all time, he was also inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Here is my favorite Tom Petty song, "Wildflowers" and be sure to tune into Pure Rock on Monday through Friday at 3pm on WNJR Washington to hear music by Tom Petty and similar artists.


02 October 2017

Vente Pa' Ca - Ricky Martin

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Happy Monday! As the new week begins, here is hit song by the infamous Ricky Martin. If the name sounds familar, it's probably because of Ricky's song Livin La Vida Loca, which was featured on Shrek in 2001. Creating one of his newer songs with the young star Maluma, they together have reached over a billion views on YouTube, making them on of the top duos for 2016. If you enjoy this collaboration and are interested in listening to more of their music, Ricky Martin and Maluma's YouTube page links will be listed below. Enjoy another great week and stay tuned to WNJR. 
https://www.youtube.com/user/RickyMartinVEVO    https://www.youtube.com/user/MalumaVEVO  





29 September 2017

Casting Pods Premiere

Happy Friday! Hope this was an eventful week for y'all. I am proud to announce that in a couple of hours, I, along with my co-host Lisa Huff, will be starting our weekly show, Casting Pods. From talking about our week to talking about recent news, we have it all. Tonight we will be laying out the format of the show so I hope you guys enjoy it. If there are any requests of topics you guys would like us to touch upon, please tweet at us @WNJR_org. Make sure to tune in tonight at 6:00pm on WNJR 91.7fm.

26 September 2017

Big Bingo This Friday



Source: Mirror Bingo
Its that time again dubjay students, its time for BIG BINGO! That's right, this Friday is the Student Activities Board annual game of Big Bingo. Everybody loves Big Bingo, its free, there will be mobile Monty's available for food and drinks, and you can win some cool prizes, including the main final prize, a lovesac! The event is this Friday (9/29) in the Rossin Ballroom doors open at 6:30pm and Bingo starts at 7:00pm, if this year is at all like last year, then the place is going to fill up quick so you might want to get there sooner rather than later.  

22 September 2017

Thrival Innovation and Music Festival


Do you like artists like Kiiara, Wiz Khalifa, Two Door Cinema Club, and Logic? Well if you're from the Pittsburgh area then you're in luck because next weekend is the Thrival Innovation and Music Festival in Swissville, PA! On September 27th through the 30th Ascender will be hosting the festival to help support early stage entrepreneurs. The 27th and the 28th consist of innovation based programs to help support starters and builders.  The 29th and 30th consists of the music portion of the event to help shine a spotlight on Pittsburgh and some of the local artists. There are two different lineups for Friday and Saturday, both consisting of some amazing artists! Check out the lineup here! I know I'll be there next weekend and I hope to see some of you guys there! Be sure to tune into WNJR 91.7FM to hear some of the artists who will be preforming!

19 September 2017

Letters from a Domicile at Olin Art Gallery


This Friday 9/22 the entire W&J community is invited to the Olin Fine Art Gallery for the opening reception of the new art exhibition Letters From a Domicile, by Carlie Trosclair. This new art exhibition is inspired by the natural breakdown of domestic interiors and the layered narratives of what happens to a structure over its lifespan. Carlie Trosclair explores spaces as living organisms which reveal new systems of beauty over the years. At the opening reception there will also be an artist talk by Carlie Trosclair. The event is from 6:00-7:30 at the Olin Fine Arts Gallery and the artist talk will begin at 6:30. The exhibition will be up from September 22nd until October 22nd and open daily from 12:00-7:00pm, so if you can't make it to the opening night reception, be sure to stop by some other time before the exhibition is gone!

18 September 2017

Conor Maynard: Mi Gente Remix

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Happy Monday! What better way to start your week than with a great cover song performed by Conor Maynard? Conor is a singer and songwriter from England that rose to fame in 2012 after winning MTV’s Brand New for 2012. Best known for his unique approach to popular songs, Conor’s career thrives on cover songs, while he also releases a few of his own. Including various sing offs, remixes, and freestyles, Conor entertains his fans by being a diverse artist with a multiple talents. Enjoy the hit English version of Mi Gente performed by the one and only, Conor Maynard! 


17 September 2017

Single of the Week: Rockstar

Single Album Cover

Good afternoon! Hope your weekend was a good one. This weekend Post Malone released a single, Rockstar, from his upcoming album. Featuring 21 Savage, this song is just a small sample of what the new album will be like. Post Malone has not said when he plans to release his new album, but he likes to keep his fans updated on Twitter. Want to enjoy some Hip-Hop/Rap? Tune in to WNJR every Sunday-Thursday at 7pm!

14 September 2017

A Moment Apart

A Moment Apart artwork
Source: Pitchfork

Hey guys! I hope you've all had a great summer! There's no better way to start of the school year than with a new ODESZA album! I feel like I've been waiting an eternity for this album, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. This album is ODESZA's third and was released on September 8th. The album showcases the duo's musical abilities by providing haunting vocals and layered beats. The songs combine a chill electronica feel with a variety of elements, including soul which can be heard in the song Across the Room which features artist Leon Bridges. The album almost creates a dream-like, cinematic experience. Many artists are featured on the album including RY X, Regina Spektor, Naomi Wild, and many more. They had previously release the singles Late Night and Higher Ground, which are still a few of my favorites from the album. La Ciudad and Falls are also a few of my new favorites from the album. The duo is currently touring, so be sure to check out if they're coming to a city near you! Also be sure to tune in at WNJR 91.7FM to hear more songs from ODESZA and artists like them!

13 September 2017

WNJR's Instagram!!

Hello Everyone! I have some very exciting news for the WNJR audience: WE HAVE AN INSTAGRAM!

Source: Road Scholar

Now you'll be able to see what the crew is up to, what we look like, new additions, events, and much much more! Don't be a stranger, follow us at wnjr917 or go straight to the site!

12 September 2017

Tune Tuesday: Taylor Swift

Source: Lyric Genius

Taylor Swift is one of those artists that can bring up very different reactions, some people are indifferent but most either hate her or love her. Throughout her career she has been a target of a lot of media attention, especially her love life which she often writes about in her music. With the single that she put out at the end of August, "Look What You Made Me Do" Swift responded to many of the things that critics have said about her, while also commenting on issues she's had with certain artists like Kanye West and Katy Perry. When Swift released the video at the VMAs on August 27th she got everyone's attention as various news sources tried to decode all of the visual imagery.
Since it has been released the song and video broke multiple records, Swift passed Adele for most-streamed debut week by a female artist, with 84.4 million U.S. streams, and displaced "Despacito" at the top of the Hot 100 list, which also made her the first woman to top the Hot 100 list so far this year. The song also broke Spotify's first-day streams record with 10,129,087 plays in a single day, the most streams generated by any song in one day since Spotify launched. Whether or not you like Taylor Swift, you have to admit, she is impressive and record-breaking. Tune into WNJR to hear some of "old Taylor"'s music and much more!

08 September 2017

Spotlight on Greg Uhrlen

Hello hello hello! Welcome back everyone! I have some wonderful and exciting news: we have a new staff member, Greg Uhrlen!!


(L to R: Greg, Alice Cooper, Greg's wife Kara)

Greg Uhrlen attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his undergraduate degree in Information Science and received a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Waynesburg University. Before coming to W&J Greg worked for such places as Metropolitan Life, Westinghouse, General Motors and owned two small businesses of his own.

Greg now works in the Advancement Department at W&J where he serves as the Associate Director of Advancement Information Systems. He was asked by our director to join the WNJR group in May and gladly accepted. Greg has been working with radio stations since 1983, working at the University of Pittsburgh, 106.7 the Force, 105.9 the X, and 102.5 WDVE. 

When asked what he was most excited about this year Greg said "I'm most excited about working with the students and hopefully being able to offer words of wisdom, guidance and listening to their concerns, hopes and dreams beyond W&J". He's married with two young daughters and loves music.  They travel the world chasing journeys to see beaches, historical sites and rock concerts.

Don't be a stranger and come visit Greg and the crew in the basement of Burnett!! We at the station hope your summer was wonderful and wish you an even better semester peeps!!

05 September 2017

Involvement Expo 2017!


 Source: Spire

Still looking for your place on campus? Thinking about joining more clubs, but not sure where to start? Look no further! This Wednesday, September 6th, is the involvement expo, where more than 80 groups will have tables set up, and representatives for you to talk to. At the expo, you can connect with other students, community members, clubs, and local businesses. This is a great event where you can learn about all the different ways you can get involved on campus, and meet new people. Also, WNJR is DJing the event, so you'll be able to hear some great music the whole time! The involvement expo starts at 5pm and goes until 7pm and is going to be on the Rossin Patio, if there is inclement weather, it will be moved to the Rossin Ballroom.

04 September 2017

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back!

Welcome back students to the new 91.7 FM WNJR in Washington, PA on the campus of Washington and Jefferson College!


This semester, many changes have come to WNJR.  The most obvious change being a completely revamped station format.  Now, you can listen to your favorite genres of music in blocks instead of waiting half an hour for a tune you love!

The weekday schedule will include:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM:    Democracy Now!
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:   Jazz
12:00 PM - 3:00PM:    R&B
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM:     Pure Rock
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM:     Rap / Hip-Hop
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM:  Heavy Metal

Overnights will include shows dedicated to Electronica, Gothic, Alternative, Extreme, World, Blues and more!

Students, we look forward to you volunteering at WNJR and hosting your own program!  Stop by the radio station in basement of Burnett Hall to pick up a form or visit WNJR's About Us page for more information.

08 May 2017

Stressbusting Time!

Another semester at W&J is almost over, so you know what that means: FINALS STRESS! Unless of course you somehow feel completely on top of all your finals and projects, in which case I applaud you, but for all the rest of us, our school does offer some activities to take your mind off that essay you should probably be working on right now. So here's a quick list of the events that are coming up:

Tuesday (5/9) 
-10:00pm- Late Night Breakfast at commons, you're gonna be up anyway, take a break from that study session and get a waffle!
Wednesday (5/10)
-11:30am-1:30pm- Paws for a Study break at the library, pet some cute doggos!
-3:00pm Meditation in the Media room, bring a pillow to sit on and meditate that stress away!
-6:00pm-7:30pm Pamper yourself at the Hub, enjoy a massage chair and learn some relaxation techniques!
Thursday (5/11)
-9:00am-5:00pm- Popcorn Bar in the Student life suite (Rossin UL), add some delicious toppings to fresh popcorn!
-8:00pm-10:00pm- Finals Feast at the Church of the Covenant, enjoy some donuts, fruit, snacks, and games!
Friday (5/12)
-2:00pm-4:00pm- BBQ on the Rossin Patio, come get a burger, hot dog, or veggie burger, and play lawn games! 
Saturday (5/13)
-10:00am-6:00pm- Tree of Appreciation at G&Ts, stop by and put the name of someone you appreciate on a leaf or butterfly and place it on this tree!
 Sunday (5/14)
-11:00am-1:00pm- Lemonade and Iced Tea at the campus center, come get free drinks!
And don't forget that listening to music is always a good way to de-stress, so tune into WNJR 91.7FM to chill out!

28 April 2017

This Kind of HATE by Ty Greenwood

Hello beautiful peeps, I hope your Friday is going well. There will be a performance of an original student-written play next week that I thought all our fans should be informed about.


This Kind of HATE deals with issues pertaining to interracial relationships/friendships, police brutality, race, politics and the role media plays on these subjects

The play follows the events leading up to and after the shooting of an African-American young man and the controversy surrounding it. The inspiration of the play came from various news stories of police brutality, such as the Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin cases. Ty is hoping to ignite conversations concerning this topic as well as others that deal with race or difference.

The play will be performed in Olin Rm. 102:
Wednesday May 3 @ 5:30PM
Thursday May 4 & Friday May 5 @ 6:00PM

We hope to see you there and we hope that it will be a rewarding and learning experience for all individuals in attendance.

27 April 2017

Shine Season

Wale: SHINE 
Release Date: April, 28, 2017
If you know me, you know that I represent Washington DC at any turn I can! It is with my greatest pleasure to announce that DC's very own Wale will be releasing his new album SHINE tomorrow! Wale's last album was released in 2016 and he complete revolutionized the game, by using the popular sitcom "Seinfeld"as a inspiration to each track. I was fortunate enough to attend a Wale's concert where he shared some of his new music. I must say my favorite song so far is "Black is Gold". He uses a very soulful beat as an uplifting and ode to black women. I encourage you to listen and even buy the album! You will not want to be the last to hear!

Tune Thursday: Charlie Puth

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/charlie-puth-eyebrow

Happy Thursday! As the week is flying by and finals are approaching, here is a new release from Charlie Puth! A New Jersey native, Charlie became exposed to the entertainment industry through his fame and stardom from YouTube. Releasing singles such as Marvin Gaye, One Call Away, We Don’t Talk Anymore, and his most famous See You Again demonstrated his quick rise to fame while exposing his ability to collaborate with diverse artist. Releasing his newest song Attention, Charlie developed this song while he was touring in Tokyo, Japan by pulling out his phone and recording a beat and tune that was inside of his mind. While this new single is also rumored to be about his ex girlfriend Bella Thorne, Charlie leaves no comment and allows viewers to assume what they wish. As he is becoming a dominant artist in the entertainment industry, Charlie is just getting started! Enjoy Attention by Charlie Puth and have a great weekend! 


24 April 2017

Radio Documentary: The Crimes of Jiang Zemin

Hello peeps! I hope you're enjoying and making the most of your Monday. We have a special documentary airing this week.

(Jiang Zemin) Source: NY Times


The Crimes of Jiang Zemin: 200 Thousand File for Official Investigation is a soul-stirring account of 3 women who were brutally tortured in Chinese prisons because they refused to give up their practice of Falun Dafa.  After narrowly escaping being killed for their organs, they fled to Canada and joined the world-wide movement to bring former head of the Chinese Communist Party, Jiang Zemin, to justice.   

The content also related to the US as the US House of representatives passed H.Res. 343 unanimously last June (Expressing concern regarding persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People's Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups). To learn more go here to read an article about the censorship the government poses.

 

The documentary will be airing today, Monday 24  to Thursday 27  at 4PM on here or 91.7FM.

19 April 2017

Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash

Delta Gamma
Hello y'all! On Sunday, April 23rd, the Delta Gamma sorority will be hosting their 37th annual philanthropy event, Anchor Splash. This event will take place in Washington & Jefferson College's Henry Memorial Gym Pool from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. All the money collected is going to Delta Gamma's Foundation which benefits Service for Sight! Admission is a small fee of $2. Interested in having a good time while watching Fraternities and Sororities present their routines in a pool that they have been practicing for weeks while helping out a foundation? Make sure to stop by!

18 April 2017

Mark Philip Bradley: Human Rights in the Era of Trump

Mark Philip Bradley 
Mark Philip Bradley is the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College, and Faculty Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at The University of Chicago. His field specialist include 20th century U.S. international history, global history of human-rights politics, and postcolonial Southeast Asia. Bradley has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Fulbright-Hays.  Tomorrow Wed., April 19 @ 7:30pm in Yost Auditorium  Bradley will be discussing Human Rights in the Era of Trump.



17 April 2017

La Ronde this weekend!

Come to see "La Ronde" this weekend at the Olin Theatre, it's based on a comedy written by Arthur Schnitzler in 1897 but with a modern twist. This roundelay of love is told through ten interwoven scenes with two characters in each scene. The show is going to be performed Thursday (20th), Friday (21st), and Saturday (22nd) at 7:30pm and a matinee at 2pm on Saturday (22nd). There is no admission, so the show is free for everyone! No ticket needed!

14 April 2017

Posthumous Praise: Maurice White

Hello beautiful peeps, I hope your day is going well. Our guest today has dealt with all the elements except for water. I am proud to introduce Mr. Maurice White!

Source: 411 Mania

Mr. White is noted as founding the famous group Earth, Wind, & Fire. White was born in 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee. He studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music and in 1963 found work as a drummer at Chess Records. Then in 1969 he formed a band called Salty Peppers, but after a move to Los Angeles he changed the name to Earth, Wind, & Fire (a reference to his astrological sign, which didn't have any water signs). Some of the band's most famous songs include Shining Star and September.  To learn more about White and his death go here. Also, don't forget to go here or 91.7FM. Below is one of their popular songs Shining Star.


11 April 2017

James David Ross Family Rec Center Opens Today!


Don't forget that there will be a student preview for the  James David Ross Family Rec center, sponsored by the SGA today (Tuesday April 11)! The completion of this rec center has been long anticipated by the W&J community. The center is a 30,000 square foot facility and includes a 3-lane, 167 meter track, 3 athletic courts that can be used for volleyball, tennis, and basketball, and a general exercise room for activities like yoga and pilates. The student preview is going to be from  3:00 to 4:00pm and light refreshments will be provided.

07 April 2017

Posthumous Praise: Leonard Cohen

Hello champions, I hope you're having a great Friday. Don't fret, we will not enter the weekend before introducing today's guest. Put your hands together for the brilliant Leonard Cohen!


Leonard Cohen was a Canadian-born musician and singer born in 1934. As a young boy, Cohen was encouraged by his parents to pursue his interest in music and poetry. Cohen learned to play the guitar at 13 and soon after formed a band. Cohen had produced several songs and wrote several books of poetry and novels before his mid-30s. It was after this point Cohen was signed to Columbia records and later that year released his debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen. To learn more about Cohen's life and death go here. Don't forget to also tune in here or 91.7FM to catch one of Cohen's songs. Below is one of Cohen's most popular songs Hallelujah


06 April 2017

Bumper Jackson


Bumper Jackson's April 6, 2017


Today Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The Bumper Jackson will perform in Olin Theater. Featuring W&J alumnus Chris Ousley ’08, the Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Honored as the region’s 2015 “Artist of the Year” and “Best Folk Band” from 2013–2015 at the Washington D.C. Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining roots music with both power and tenderness. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

Artist Spotlight: ZHU

Source: Billboard

Steven Zhu, who is known professionally as ZHU, is an electronica musician and singer who has been creating music since early 2014.  ZHU is Chinese American and choose to remain anonymous until mid-2014 because he wanted people to judge him based on his music alone saying, "Some of us don't even know the limitations of our own prejudice. Rather than put those limitations to the test, we've created an engaging way for fans to focus on the music rather than who's behind it."  ZHU has released two EPs titled "The Nightday" and "Genesis Series" containing the songs Faded and  Automatic.  ZHU also released an album in July of 2016 titled "Generationwhy" featuring songs like Palm of My Hand and In the Morning.  ZHU recently released a single titled Nightcrawler where you can continue to hear ZHU's unique sound and diverse sounds.  Be sure to check ZHU out at some music festivals this summer, and be sure to tune in to WNJR 91.7FM to hear more from ZHU and other artists like him.

03 April 2017

ATΩ: Chili Cook-Off

Hello, y'all! This Saturday, April 8th, the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity is having their Second Annual True Merit Chili Cook off. This event will take place in the Ski Lodge in Washington & Jefferson College between 12:00PM-4:30PM. With a small payment of $10 you can get all the chili you would like. Along with that there will be live entertainment. Friends, Family, Faculty, Students, and Community Members are encouraged to attend so make sure to stop by! All proceeds will be donated to the Washington Area Humane Society. Also, ATΩ is raffling a 60" LED HDTV. Each raffle ticket is $10 or 2 for $15. The drawing will be held April 28th. Also, all of these proceeds will be donated to the Washington Area Humare Society. Hope to see you guys there!

Ibram Kendi Lecture TONIGHT!


Source: W&J Homepage
The winner of the National Book Award and author of "Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America", Ibram X. Kendi, will be giving a lecture about his book at 8:30pm tonight (Monday 4/3) in Dieter-Porter 100. Kendi is a New York Times best-selling author, a historian at the University of Florida and the youngest person to win the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kendi's talk will provide a context for thinking about and talking about race issues and contributing to a productive dialogue about matters of race and justice that have received increased attention in recent years: in debates over police violence, in the rhetoric that accompanied the 2016 election, and in discussion about inclusion on college campuses. After the lecture there will be a dessert reception and book signing.

Julia Michaels: Issues

https://www.iheart.com/news/julia-michaels-drops-debut-single-issues-15467537/
Happy Monday! As the week begins so does an artist's career in the spotlight! Julia Michaels may be an artist you don't recognize, but you may know some of her work more than you realize. Julia not only wrote "Sorry" for Justin Bieber, but she also collaborated with artist such as Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Gwen Stefani, Zedd, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, and Ed Sheeran. Debuting her first single "Issues" this year, she reached number 24 on the Billboards Hot 100. As her career in the spotlight is finally beginning, she contributed since the age of 16 in some of the top songs in the world. Enjoy her hit single "Issues" and prepare to witness the next big artist of the year! 


31 March 2017

Posthumous Praise: Chuck Berry

Hello peeps! I hope you're all having a wonderful day. Our guest for today has recently joined this club. I would like to introduce one of the pioneers of Rock n' Roll: Chuck Berry.

Source: Billboard

The great Chuck Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri where he was exposed early to music at school and church. He ran into trouble in his teenage years, but he made it through. He began to make music in the '50s. He had numerous hits, such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "My Ding-a-ling". Berry's sound was unique with its blend of different genres in one act. Berry is known as the "father of Rock n' Roll" with his song "Maybellene" being labelled by music  as the first official song of Rock n' Roll. To find out more about Chuck Berry go here. To try and catch any of Berry's songs, tune in here or 91.7FM to listen. Below is Chuck Berry's "Maybellene".  


30 March 2017

SGA Spring Concert!


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Guess who is coming to campus in May!?
YES, you guessed it, T-Pain!!

T-Pain is an American rapper known for his famous collaboration with Chris Brown, JoJo, and Kanye West. He is a Grammy award winner and had impacted the music industry with revitalizing auto-tune. Student Government Association Spring Concert tickets are now available. Students may pick-up one free ticket with W&J Student ID, weekdays between 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the Student Life Suite, UL, Rossin Campus Center.  Any student unable to come during that time period may email studentlife@washjeff.edu to make arrangements for ticket pick-up.  


Beginning April 17th, students may purchase one additional ticket for a guest with current W&J ID - $20, cash or check made payable to W&J College.

Artist Spotlight: Louis The Child


Louis the Child has been an up and coming name in the electronica genre for quite some time now.  The Chicago duo is made up of members Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett who started performing together in 2013. The duo recently released their first EP titled "Love is Alive" on March 24th.  The album includes some of the singles they had previously released including the songs Fire and Love is Alive. You may have heard a few of the groups singles before including It's Strange featuring artist K. Flay and Weekend featuring the group Icona Pop.  The EP does not disappoint with songs like Slow Down Love and Go. Slow Down Love can be heard in the video below!  The duo masterfully combines the electronica category with chill vibes in all of the songs on the EP! Be sure to tune into WNJR 91.7FM to hear some of Louis the Child's remixes and be sure to check out the EP!


27 March 2017

Relay For Life at W&J

W&J is going to be holding their first ever Relay For Life! Relay For Life is a community based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society that will be held by the Colleges Against Cancer Club. The Relay For Life is an activity and ceremony filled event that raises money for the fight against cancer, the Relay will be held next month on April 29th so if you want to get involved you can join the Colleges Against Cancer club team or create your own team! For more information go to the CAC club meeting this Tuesday at 6:00pm in Burnett 103 or contact Halie Ankeny (CAC President) at ankenyhs@jay.washjeff.edu.

Drake: More Life

Source: Complex
Hello, guys! Hope you all feel refreshed after a week of Spring Break vacation. Two Saturdays ago, Drake released his More Life album. Thought Views was a hit? More Life was streamed about 300 million times worldwide in its first week on Apple Music. This album surpassed Views by 50 million streams. The album was promoted last year in October when 'Fake Love' became a hit and was number 1 in many Billboard charts. With popular artists being featured like Young Thug, Giggs, Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, and PartyNextDoor, many have been trying to get their hands on the new album. So what is one thing that sets More Life apart from many of Drake's albums? The diverse genres in one album: hip hop, R&B, dancehall, grime, trap, and Afrobeat. Want to jam out and listen to hip hop and R&B? Tune in to WNJR 91.7FM every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday between 12AM and 5AM.

15 March 2017

Tribute to: Joni Sledge

Source: Closer Weekly
There are a handful of songs that are so popular that it takes only one person to sing a couple of words, and you have a group singing along. Joni Sledge, along with her sisters, was one of the singers that rose to fame with one hit, 'We Are Family'. Unfortunately, last week she was found dead in her home in Phoenix, Arizona, where she allegedly passed due to natural causes. Although the Sister Sledge group was at its peak in the 70s, three of the four members of the group performed one last time in October so many people's memories of the group will remain fresh in their mind. Rest in peace and may her memory live on forever.
Interested in R&B on the air? Make sure to tune in to WNJR 91.7FM every Friday morning between 12AM-5AM.

13 March 2017

A Night in India

Looking for something to do to de-stress from all of your midterms? The W&J Indian student association is holding their annual 'Night in India' event this Wednesday the 15th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. It will be a night to remember! The event will be held in the Rossin ballroom and will include an Indian feast, cultural performances, a raffle, and many other activities! This event is being held in order to raise awareness and increase the knowledge of students and faculty of this amazing culture! If you want to hear more about different cultures around the world be sure to tune into WNJR 91.7fm from 6:00-7:00pm to hear the show "Global Perspectives"!

10 March 2017

Posthumous Praise: Janis Joplin

Hello everyone, we at WNJR hope you're all having a wonderful day! Today I'll be resuming my weekly blogs dedicated to deceased pioneers of music. Today our special guest is Janis Joplin!

Source: TSHA

Janis Joplin was nicknames the "First Lady of Rock 'n' Roll". The talented singer was born in Texas in 1943. She was invested in music, but hadn't been noticed on the scene until she joined the band Big Brother in 1966. The band's 1968 album, Cheap Thrills, garnered plenty of attention, but Joplin left because of issues with the band.  She then reentered the scene with her first solo album that received mixed reviews. Her second album that was released posthumously was a big hit. To learn more about Janis Joplin go here. Tune in here or 91.7FM to catch one of her songs.  Below is one of her hits Mercedes Benz.


09 March 2017

It's Music Festival Season

Music Festival
Source: Yellow Sparrow
Hey everybody, it's about that time of the year to get ready for all of the upcoming music festivals!! There are lots of great artists performing this summer, many in the electronic music category.  Some festivals to keep an eye out for are Ultra, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Firefly which are all coming up in a few months!  A few of the festivals already have their lineups and they do not disappoint.  Ultra is coming up later in March and is known for being an electronica music festival.  The lineup features many DJs and electronic artists including Major Lazer, Galantis, Adventure Club, and ZHU.  Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Firefly all also feature many electronic artists, but also have a variety of other indie and alternative artists preforming.  Be sure to check out the festival websites if you want to learn more about artists preforming, and be sure to tune into WNJR to hear from some of the artists that will be there!

08 March 2017

What's Up Wednesday: Rockabye

http://cleanbandit.co.uk/
Studying as undergraduates, the band Clean Bandit met in 2008 and formed a band that would change the UK forever. Releasing their new album in 2012, the band peaked at number 100 on the UK Singles Chart, but in only two years later they finally reached number one with “Rather Be.” Releasing their first international hit allowed Clean Bandit to produce their second number one hit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie while also having the departure of their lead vocalist Neil Amin-Smith. The standing three members are now Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson, and Luke Patterson that still continue to thrive in the music industry around the world and sooner or later, a number one single will climb to the top of the United States charts as well. 

 

06 March 2017

Indie Artist Spotlight: Philip Cohen

Source: PhilipCohenMusic
Philip Cohen, now being played in college radio stations across the country, is an Indie musician with a diverse and unique history that allows him to stand out like no other has. As a kid he learned to play the clarinet, violin, kazoo, and guitar. At a very young age he left home and headed north to Vermont, where he attended boarding school. Along with that he played full-time hockey in the Mid-West and Canada. He then attended the US Air Force Academy and graduated from the Sloan School in MIT. In an article posted by 'The Tech,' Philip mentioned that he is "trudging along the path to success in many areas," but he does not want "safety nets." Based on everything he has been able to do, I have high hopes that whether he remains as a musician, continues his business plans, or opens a couple more non-profit organizations, he will influence people, especially college students, nationwide. 

Caladh Nua coming to W&J

Can't think of a good way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day? Why not listen to some traditional Irish music! The band Caladh Nua is coming to W&J to perform music that has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music while being balanced out with an innovative contemporary flair. Calahd Nua is a band made up of five versatile musicians and singers, their music is deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. They have performed all over the world at festivals and through international tours, including cities like Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai, and Vancouver. Their performances have been broadcast on TV and radio, including on American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. They perform a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes. Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise. They are going to be performing on Sunday, the 12th, at 7:30pm in the Olin Theatre. Tickets are available via the Olin Box Office: 724-223-6546 Hours: Monday through Friday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. W&J students, faculty, and staff may request two complimentary tickets.

05 March 2017

Attention Students!!


Courtesy of W&J weekly
There are times in life when you are faced with a situation in which you can intervene and help stop a potentially dangerous situation - preventing a sexual assault or sexual harassment from occurring. As a friend, partner, classmate, family member, etc. you are in a unique position to do something about abuses you see. Learn how to be an effective bystander and how to confront abuses when they occur.

Active Bystander Training ~ Three sessions coming up soon!
This Sunday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 8 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

(Seats are limited; if sessions are filled, we will save your info for future sessions)
Sponsored by Advocates for Sexual Assault Prevention

03 March 2017

Winter Tales XV @7:30 in Olin

Hello peeps, I hope you're all having a splendid day! I wanted to let you guys know about a special event this weekend: Winter Tales!

Source: Temp. Tat.

Winter Tales is an event showcasing the talents of student playwrights and actors. The 10-minute plays are a staged reading that offer a personal touch to the theatre. This is the fifteenth year for Winter Tales. This year's Winter Tales is today and Saturday at 7:30 in Olin Theatre. Below are the list of playwrights, including some of WNJRs own:

Abigail Adams
Jaqualynn Anderson
Alex Benner (WNJR show host)
Sonnieboy Blanco (WNJR show host)
Amina Brown (WNJR staff member)
Rachel Doty
Ty Greenwood
E.F. Jones
Emily Riazzi
Amiti Sharma (WNJR show host)

So please, come out and support your fellow peers, classmates, WNJR, and the theatre!