December 31, 2013

Assistant Station Manager's 13 favorites of '13

Allyse's 13 favorites of 2013
Future -- Paramore

The Lonely Life  -- City and Colour 

Tap Out --The Strokes

Eden  -- Sara Bareilles

The City --  The 1975

Pieces -- Andrew Belle

I'm Not Your Hero --  Tegan and Sara

On The Way Home  -- John Mayer

I Knew This Would Be Love  -- Imaginary Friend (feat. Kina Grannis)

Burn -- Ellie Goulding

Holding On To You  --  Twenty One Pilots

State of Grace (Acoustic Version)  --  Taylor Swift

Sweater Weather  -- The Neighbourhood

December 11, 2013

Happy Finals Week!

Hello WNJR enthusiasts,

It is currently finals week at good old W&J.  If you happen to see a student, please wish them good luck studying and finishing up the semester, if you see a faculty member, please wish them good luck grading!

The semester is winding down, so most student shows will air for the last time before Winter Break this week.

Please have a lovely Winter Break if you are a member of the college, and no matter who you are, have a wonderful holiday season!

We will hear from you all in 2014!

December 3, 2013

Jil Aigrot on WNJR

Enjoy the the songs from an album "Words of Love" by french theater actress and singer Jil Aigrot on WNJR 91.7.

Marion Cotillard's OSCAR-winning portrayal of the legendary Edith Piaf in the film "La vie en rose' owes a great deal to the vocal talents of JIL AIGROT. While Cotillard brought Piaf to life with her spot-on performance as  France's grand-dame of song, it is Aigrot's voice that the audience hears. 

This self-produced album "Words of Love" is an homage to the music of France's national diva Edith Piaf.

November 3, 2013

C-side Jazz, Wednesday 9:00 am

C-side Jazz hosted by Cynthia Brennan is a blend of new contemporary jazz music with a strong undercurrent of soulful selections featuring brand new artists as well as those we’ve loved for decades. A 25-year veteran of on camera and voice work throughout the Pittsburgh region and beyond, Cynthia has had music in her soul since birth. The daughter of oldies DJ Bob Livorio, her father spent 50 years in radio at WKPA in New Kensington, making his niche spinning the soul sounds of the sixties.

Join Cynthia Wednesdays from 9 to 11 am on WNJR 91.7 fm and on the web at 

“It has always been my career dream to host a jazz show.
Thanks to everyone at Washington & Jefferson College
and the WNJR family for making my dream come true.”

October 26, 2013

Halloween Week

Stay tuned to WNJR this week for holiday specials and spooky tunes.

Sunday 27 October 9:00-11:00 pm: L.A. Theatre Works, "Dracula"
Wednesday 30 October 5:00-6:00 pm: Big Picture Science, "Skeptic Check: War of the Worlds"
Thursday 31 October  8:00-9:00 am: The New Jazz Archive, "Halloween Jazz"
Thursday 31 October 5:00-6:00 pm: Philosophy Talk, "The Dark Side of Science"
Thursday 31 October 10:00 pm-12:00 am: L.A. Theatre Works, Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"

In high rotation, mood music by Bauhaus, The Cure, Dead Can Dance, P.J. Harvey, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Marilyn Manson, Ministry, Tom Waits, Xu Xu Fang, and more.

October 25, 2013

The Chris Teagarden Show

Elevator Music… Not This Show…
For the best in Classic Rock, tune into The Chris Teagarden Show, Wednesdays from 1-2pm on 91.7 FM WNJR, Washington.

Hosted by W&J’s own Chris Teagarden the show features music from The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, and many more! There is just too much awesome music to list it all!

Chris has been spinning tunes since his undergrad days. Over the years he has developed quite the following, attracting listeners from all over America, and even Australia, The Czech Republic, The United Kingdom, and New Zealand!

October 16, 2013

WNJR t-shirts

Hello radio supporters!

WNJR is now in the process of pre-ordering t-shirts!  This order will include black crew-neck shirts with the 'WNJR listen' logo printed on the front center in white ink. 

If you're interested in purchasing a shirt for $10, please submit a shirt order as soon as possible.  Shirt order forms are available on the lobby table at the station.  You may also submit a t-shirt order or ask any questions by emailing Allyse at 

October 3, 2013

College Radio Day Success

WNJR would like to thank all of the students, community members, faculty, and radio show hosts that made College Radio Day a success! We hope you enjoyed the celebration. We appreciate your ongoing support!

September 24, 2013

Get ready to celebrate! Stop by the station on Tuesday and check out for more information about this special day.

June 30, 2013

Program change: The Needle Drop

The internet's busiest music nerd is taking a break from radio for a while.  In this video, an exhausted Anthony Fantano eats raisins and explains that The Needle Drop continues on the web site and youtube.  If a radio show resumes--possibly in September 2013--it will be a talk show. 

May 8, 2013

April 30, 2013

Nighten-M A L E S

May is Male jazz singer month! I just declared it so.

Time to give the guys their due. Our Hi-Rotation jazz list for May is all Men.

So, Here they are Ladies and Gents!

                                                          'The Testoster-Tones.'

THEO BLECKMAN- His encomparable recording called 'Duet for One.' He seems to be singing in 2 separate voices at times. No tricks, no overdubs...just the human instrument.

TONY DEPAOLIS- Hidden away among the many great instrumentals on his release 'The Contemporary Dynamic'  bassist Tony DP turns in a lovely, tender vocal on this old undiscovered gem. 'East Side of Heaven.' Take that Bing Crosby.

BOBBY MCFERRIN- A masterly 'Round Midnight' from the film of the same name. 

What time is it, Sir?

The other men highly rotating are:

                               IAN SHAW       KURT ELLING     FRANK SINATRA     TONY BENNETT

So, tune in during jazz hours and get a special treat of the....the music...the joy....the men of jazz singing!

February 7, 2013

Dean McCrae

The WNJR family would like to thank Dean McCrae for his consistent support and participation within our radio community.  We will truly miss his presence and wish him the best of luck.  Thanks for your support, Dean McCrae!