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 20, 2013

2013 Faves, General Manager

Anthony Fleury's Favorite Music of 2013


1. Fat Freddy's Drop, Blackbird

2. James Blake, Overgrown
3. The National, Trouble Will Find Me
4. The Knife, Shaking the Habitual
5. Sigur Ros, Kveikur


Ahmad Jamal, Saturday Morning
B'shnorkestra, Go to Orange
Chelsea Wolfe, Pain is Beauty
Daughn Gibson, Me Moan
Dessa, Parts of Speech
Federico Aubele, 5
F*ck Buttons, Slow Focus
Janelle Monae, The Electric Lady
Jason Isbell, Southeastern
MIA, Matangi
Nashaz, Nashaz
Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa
Son Volt, Honky Tonk
A Tribe Called Red, Nation II Nation
Wide Hive Players, Turnstyle


1. Dessa, Call Off Your Ghost

2. James Blake, Retrograde
3. Laura Mvula, Green Garden
4. Fat Freddy's Drop, Silver and Gold
5. Remy Shand, Where Are We Going?

More songs:

Atoms for Peace, Before Your Very Eyes
Gauntlet Hair, Spew
How To Destroy Angels, BBB
The Knife, Wrap Your Arms Around Me
Lightning Dust, Diamond
The Mavericks, In Another's Arms

Check back here for more top music lists from WNJR staff and volunteers, coming in the next few weeks. And visit Byronius Punk's blog for his top 10 countdown!

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 4, 2013

Enjoy Cuban Band Buena Vista on WNJR

The Buena Vista Social Club was a members-only club located in the populous Marianao neighborhood, in Cuba's capital HavanaBuena Vista means "good view" in Spanish. It was a member's club, that held dances and musical activities, which became popular in 1940s. In the 1990s, nearly 50 years after the club was closed, it inspired a recording made by Cuban musician Juan de Marcos Gonz├ílez and American guitarist Ry Cooder with traditional Cuban musicians, some of whom were veterans who had performed at the club during the height of its popularity.

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.

December 2, 2013

Last Swack Radio Drama Tuesday 5 p.m.

Hello devoted WNJR fans and friends!

Make sure to tune in to the last Swack radio drama hour of the semester!  The show will air on Tuesday, December 3rd.

This is the finale of Swack's (Jessica Zack and Valerie Swick's) Senior Capstone Project for the Theatre and Communication Arts majors.

The final episode of As the Bell Tolls, written and produced by Swack, will air at 5p.m.

Pictured above is some of the cast with Swack! 

Bottom row
From left to right: Morgan Mattingly, Xan Sayers, Kayleigh Verno.

Top row
From left to right: Jake Humes, Jim Campese, Andrew Adams, Valerie Swick, Jessica Zack.

Click HERE to check out their Facebook group.