December 1, 2014

ATCR and DLS free downloads

New music by A Tribe Called Red and De La Soul, recently added to high rotation.  Available as free downloads.

(Download "The People")

November 25, 2014

WNJR Wishes Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy spending time with family and friends! Have a fun, safe Thanksgiving Break!

November 21, 2014


                                          GEORGIAN STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES

In celebration of the International Students’ Day the host of Global Perspectives with Joseph Jorjoliani, Joseph invited students from the Republic of Georgia (his home country) to his show. He first asked prospective students from Georgia, who are applying to institutions in USA, what they wanted to hear from the students who are currently enrolled in American institutions. Joseph built up his show on those questions. Four Georgian students from four different universities gave thoughtful suggestions to students in Georgia.  Listen to Global Perspectives on Joseph’s sound cloud page below:

November 18, 2014

Kidd Wes, YoungWorld


"My name is Emelike, Malcolm X to the public", rapper Kidd Wes coolly spits as he lays 
  down another hot track. Kidd Wes, known to his mother as Emelike Nwosuocha, hails from West Detroit Michigan where he earned his title of a great emcee by demolishing plenty in rap battles. His album, New World, demonstrates his laid-back but intense rap flow as he successfully attempts to paint pictures with his music.

 "Pause", the second song on the his newest album Young World grasps the attention of the listener the moment his voice hits the track. With bars like
 "I'm about to do damage"
"I'm about to go ham"
"I think I need a sandwich"
"For all this bread and cheese"
Kidd Wes plays on words, making his music more enjoyable and "pitch"er-perfect. As you sit down and plug your headphones in, before you press play to listen, make sure you are ready to actually listen. The beats are hot, but the verses are hotter and you don't want to miss out on the flow he is dropping all the way through the album. This isn't one of those albums with one or two quality songs, its an album with versatility, conversation, and just dope music. Feel free to check it out on Itunes, I promise you won't be let down!

November 17, 2014

Brooke Fraser on WNJR

                                                         Listen to Brooke Fraser on WNJR

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Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood, better known as Brooke Fraser is a singer and song-writer from New Zealand, best known for her album Flags. Fraser started her career at the age of 17, when five different labels offered her deals. She finally chose Sony Music and recorded her first album What to Do with Daylight. The album was released in late 2003 and the sales number was very unexpected. Fraser sold 105 000 copies in New Zealand alone. Her album also topped the New Zealand Top 50 Albums of 2004.     

Following the release of What to Do with Daylight, Fraser toured Australia and New Zealand with American artist John Mayer and then toured New Zealand with veteran U.K. rock artist David Bowie.  Since then Fraser has won Australasian Performing Right Association Award for the most performed work in New Zealand twice in 2004 and 2011. Now Fraser is working on her new album Brutal Romantic which soon will go on air. 

November 12, 2014

Dinner And A Suit!

On Saturday, November 22nd from 1 to 2 PM, WNJR will be doing a live interview with the band Dinner And A Suit! In September of this year, the band released their first single, "Can't Get Enough", which is on their newly released EP STAY. Though they are from New Jersey, they have recorded their most recent rock-indie releases in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Dinner And A Suit is a four member band, singer Jonathan Capeci, guitarist Joey Beretta, bassist Anthony Genca and drummer Drew Scheuer.

At WNJR, we are very excited for the opportunity to talk with the members live about their music and tour! So mark your calenders for November 22 at 1 pm to tune into WNJR 91.7 FM and listen to Dinner And A Suit!

To find out more about Dinner And A Suit, visit their website at or follow them on Twitter: @dinnerandasuit and Instagram: @dinnerandasuit. To listen to some great songs check them out on their YouTube Channel, or their Soundcloud page.

November 10, 2014

Brook's Business Broadcast!

Every Tuesdays at 1pm, tune into WNJR 91.7 FM to hear Brook's Business Broadcast!
Brook talks about many business and entrepreneurial related topics such as the struggles and sacrifices people make to venture into their own businesses. 

She also reports current events happening in the business world both on a local and national level, keeps listeners informed about internships in the field in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and conducts interviews with entrepreneurs in the surrounding area.

So if you are a newly declared business major, thinking about starting your own business, or are a seasoned veteran of the field, be sure to tune into Brook's Business Broadcast every Tuesday at 1pm at WNJR 91.7FM in your car, on your phone, or online!

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from WNJR!

Happy Halloween, W&J! 
Have a fun and safe weekend!

October 24, 2014

WNJR World Music Director in the Spotlight!

Jorjoliani (2nd from right) taking a "selfie" with Georgia's Prime Minister
Sophomore Ioseb (Joseph) Jorjoliani is a 4 year international student from Georgia studying at W&J College.  Rrecently, he was appointed as his home country's New Young Ambassador!  He is a second year staff member at WNJR, and starting this semester Joseph has taken over the World Music Director position.  

Joseph also hosts his own show on Friday afternoons called "Global Perspectives" where he interviews a different international student each week who is studying at W&J.  They discuss his interviewee's home country which can include topics from politics, to local traditions, and anything in between.  Of course, the show wouldn't be complete without playing some of that country's most popular songs either! 

Tune in on Friday's from 4-5pm EST to catch one of the most interesting, funny, and accent-infused shows that WNJR airs!

Congratulations, Joseph! 
-WNJR staff

October 16, 2014

Check it out! It's the hosts of Library Land having a great time here at WNJR!

October 15, 2014

Stop by the WNJR station during the week to learn more about getting your own show! We are open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM in Burnett 002! Our friendly staff is ready to help you with free training, available show time slots, and much more!

October 3, 2014

College Radio Day is finally here! Swing by 002 Burnett for some cookies, donuts, and refreshments, while entering in our raffles to win a $100 bookstore giftcard or a T-Shirt! You never know who you might run into, maybe even Dr. Tori Haring-Smith!

October 2, 2014

Getting the station ready for tomorrow! Why? It's College Radio Day! Join us for a day of donuts, meeting the hosts, face painting and  fun!

September 12, 2014

Air Studio is Ready

Community volunteers are back on the air.  Student shows resume next week.

May 10, 2014

Summer 2014: The Move

The WNJR studios will be moved to a new location soon.  We will be off-air for all of June and possibly much of July.  Effective this weekend we are temporarily suspending many syndicated programs, particularly the weekend and 5:00 pm weekday programs--click the Program Schedule above for details.  Thanks in advance for your patience as we improve our facilities.

May 6, 2014


Master Debating: 2fast2furious with Jimsquared


It's that time everyone! WNJR's RADIO RAGER is finally here! A full 48 hours of live shows hosted by community volunteers, students, faculty, and staff alike who are coming from all over to help the radio station over the next two days!  

Our goal is $6,400 for a new digital consul for the studio so that we can continue to play beautiful music for all of you lovely listeners!

Check out our last post for a complete list of which shows are being featured today and tomorrow.  Currently our dear T. Scott Frank is hosting "My Old Man's Music" until 11:00am.

"Oldies Jukebox," "Haight & Ashbury, " and "Back in Time" are up next.

Stop by the station and/or tune in your radios/phones/computers to 91.7FM for a great time today and tomorrow, May 6th and 7th!

SUPPORT the Radio Rager and WNJR by clicking the "Support Us" tab on our website to donate now!

May 5, 2014


Live Radio-a-thon! 48 hours of live radio from faculty, staff, students, and community members. Its Radio Rager! Tune in, drop by, and support us! Our goal is to raise $6,400 for a new digital consul, check out the "support us" tab. 

April 30, 2014

WNJR Now Hiring for Fall 2014

WNJR is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 student staff.  The Application Form details application directions, position descriptions, and minimal and preferred qualifications for each position. Hiring will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

April 29, 2014

New Music Tuesday!

Based in Brisbane, My Fiction has released their second album to great reviews.  Rolling Stone has said that “My Fiction should lead the next wave of Aussie festival faves.” Whether or not you agree with the writers of Rolling Stone, this album continues on their comforting indie sound with an honest and confident track line up.

"Young Again" features the sounds that everyone lately likes to hear: a pop indie song with clear lyrics and multiple guitar lines.  In contrast, the band has also thrown a few tracks on the album that might appeal to the rock or punk scene.  "Clever Kids" features a harsher vocal sound and the typical forefront guitar line that drives the tempo and feel of the song.

My Fiction has something for everyone so don't be afraid to check out their website, Facebook, and twitter. They promise "A free mustache twirl with every new follow on twitter"! So get on that, obviously.

April 25, 2014

RADIO RAISER! 4/29-5/5

Join the WNJR staff, community members, and W&J faculty and students as we all band together to raise money for our beloved college radio station!

Next week we will be promoting our annual RadioRager fundraising event which is a 48 hour marathon of live shows and music hosted by all of our volunteers. This year's RadioRaiser goal is to raise enough money to buy a digital sound board to look beautiful (and actually work) in our brand new studio!

Here's a sneak peek of some of the shows to get excited about that will be taking place during the Rager:

Boy Bands Killed Jazz
I Don't Like Mondays Reunion Episode
Top o' the Mornin'!
C Side Jazz
Sundry Lunch
Country Power Hour

Listen to 91.7FM for more details April 29th to May 5th!

April 23, 2014

World Views Wednesday with Joseph Jorjoliani

The host of International Experience Joseph Jorjoliani had an exciting guest last week,
Mr. Jack Myint. He is a future politician from the Republic of Burma (also known as Myanmar).

Mr. Myint is an undergraduate student in his second year at Washington & Jefferson College, majoring in Political Science and Economics with a Pre-Law track. Mr. Myint shared many interesting facts about Burmese culture, politics, and social life. His views on different issues are strong, passionate and fact-based. Perhaps this charismatic sophomore will one day become the leader of his country. 

Joseph: Mr. Myint, I had not heard about Burma before I came here to Washington & Jefferson College. Now, I know how to say one word in Burmese: “minglaba,” which means “hello.” So, minglaba Mr. Myint! How are you doing today? 

Jack: I am doing well, thank you Joseph for inviting me to be a guest on your show. It's truly a great honor. 

Joseph: Thank you for finding some time in your busy schedule to come by. Well, Jack, I know you were born and raised in Burma.So how did you find out about W&J and what inspired you to study in the United States? 

Jack: First of all, I would like to explain what was happening in Burma when I decided that I want to come study in the United States. There was a strong military regime in place and politics as a subject was banned from our high school and university systems. A few months before I left, the regime stepped down and a new administration came into place with a promise to transition Burma into a democratic state. As you probably know, that's the driving factor behind better trade and investment relations with Burma and major western powers over the past couple of years. So, yes it is a very hopeful time for the country but the fact of the matter is, there's still a lot more to be done – rooting out corruption in the bureaucracy, better promoting the educational and health care standards, ridding of military presence (which currently hold 25% of the seats) in parliament to name a few. I firmly believe the education I receive and the network I accumulate over my time in the U.S will give me the background necessary to go back to Burma and become part of the changing political landscape and steadily developing societal and economic stature of my country. I applied to 28 colleges and universities, and Washington & Jefferson College has always been on the top of my list. I chose W&J based on its top-tier pre-law program and my interaction with members of the faculty prior to my arrival. 

Joseph: I know that Burma is not a wealthy country. Did you have enough funds to attend W&J? 

Jack: Right after I received a generous scholarship from the College, I started seeking additional funding. I was fortunate to be selected as a recipient of the Prospect Burma Scholarship, an educational trust set up by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner of Burma who is also my personal idol, hero and source of inspiration. I also received the Open Society Scholarship from the Soros Foundation.

April 22, 2014

New Music Tuesdays!

Hey again, everyone! This week on New Music Tuesdays, we're featuring Our Friend and The Spiders (OFTS) with their 2012 album "Walk Me Out."

Formed in 2008, the band is based in Montreal and  "Walk Me Out" was their first full-length album.  The included tracks offer the typical indie-band vibe, but in no way do they have a small-time sound--catchy rhythms and choruses mixed with an interesting guitar line and some "vintage reverb," this album is definitely worth a listener's time.  With 10 great tracks, OFTS has produced a CD that should probably get more recognition than it has, so check it out!

OFTS is currently touring, but you'll have to have your passport ready as they make their way through their lengthy Montreal-based tour schedule! Check it out on their website or Facebook for your continued enjoyment!

April 17, 2014

What's Up DubJay?

Student Life Staff
Tyler Kowcheck will be turning joining the W&J community as Director of Residential Life.  Kowcheck returns to our campus after serving as ResLife coordinator from 2009-2012.  David Zlockie will be joining us as Director of Community Standards and Support Service.  In this new position, Mr. Zlockie will work with student behavior and conduct issues, development and implementation of support services, and will coordinate the PAL program.
Seniors!  Check out Senior Week schedule on and don’t forget to purchase your Senior Week Ticket before May 4th!
Spring Concert
The SGA spring concert, featuring Uncle Kracker, is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd at 8PM.  Check your washjeff email to reserve your ticket through W&J Weekly!  Remaining tickets will go on sale April 21st.
International Week
All week long is International Week here at Washington and Jefferson College.  Stay tuned for international themed activates and contact Dr. Buba Misawa at for more details.
PAL Tutors Wanted!
Applications for tutor positions within the Peer-Assisted Learning center are now being accepted for next year.  Please check out the W&J Weekly for the link to the application.  Deadline to apply is April 30th.
Scholarship Info Session
Dr. Bilsky will be holding a scholarship information session on Monday, April 21st at 5:30PM in DP100 to introduce students to a variety of grants for undergraduate and graduate study.  Contact Dr. Bilsky at for more information.
The sisters of Pi Beta Phi will be hosting “Lemonade for Literacy” on April 21st from 11:00AM to 1:00PM outside of Rossin Campus Center.  Lemonade costs 25 cents and proceeds benefit the Emma Harper Turner Fund.

April 16, 2014

World Views Wednesday

Last week on "International Experience," the host Joseph Jorjoliani interviewed international student Bako Glonti from Wagner College in New York. Mr. Glonti is a very good friend of Joseph Jorjoliani. They went to the same high school in the Republic of Georgia.

Glonti (pictured left) shared many funny stories about his first impressions of the United States and talked about the differences between his home country, Georgia, and the USA.

Joseph: Bako, you have been living in the United States for about two years. How is it living in a foreign country?
Bako: Well, it is a challenge of my life. Of course I miss my family and friends, but I go back to Georgia during breaks. So it makes my life easier and much more pleasant.
Joseph: So you came here two years ago, what was the first cultural shock you experienced here in the USA?
Bako: I want to share this funny story about my experience in Washington, D.C. When I went to D.C., my friend was campaigning for a political party, and he went door to door and gave booklets to many families, so one day I decided to go with him, and after a while he asked me to do his job, knock on a door and talk to the family. Well I did not know that “sir” meant “man” and “ma’am” meant “woman,” so when a woman opened the door I said “Hi, Sir!” and she replied: “I am not a Sir, I am a woman, little boy.” So I was shocked, did not know what to do. My friend was laughing so hard I could not even apologize, so the woman closed the door and we left.
Joseph: Great story, Bako. I hope you learned a lesson from that.

April 13, 2014


WNJR has strategically placed eggs around Washington & Jefferson College campus. All have candy, some have FABULOUS PRIZES! If you find an egg with a prize slip, bring it to WNJR during our office hours!  A staff member will provide you with your prize(s)!  Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.!  Happy hunting!

April 11, 2014

Freaky Friday

What's going in Pittsburgh this weekend? Not your usual weekend in the 'Burgh.

St. Vincent with Noveller
Friday, Apr 11 7pm
Stage AE,

Sister Spit
Friday, Apr 11, 8pm
$10 for Students, $15 for everyone else
"This multimedia program features host Ali Liebegot, along with authors Dia Felix (Nochita) and Beth Lisick (Yokohama Threeway: A Collection of Small Shames), slam poet and award-winning playwright Chinaka Hodge, fat activist Virgie Tovar, (one of the U.S’s leading experts on body discrimination), award-winning playwright and poet Lenelle Moise (Haiti Glass) and novelist Rhiannon Argo (Girls I’ve Run Away With)."
The Warhol Theater at the Andy Warhol Museum

The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Saturday, Apr 12 12pm
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
FREE but have to preregister, call 412.622.1398 for more information
screening a documentary covering Ali's battle to overturn the 5 year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. 

Wilmington Hammerheads at Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Saturday, Apr 12 7pm
Highmark Stadium
Tickets start at $19, and the most expensive are $23
Home opener of Pittsburgh's pro soccer team

April 10, 2014

What's Up DubJay?

Welcome Mr. Robert Cocco
The DubJay community welcomes Mr. Robert Cocco as the new director of Campus & Public Safety.  Mr. Cocco has held positions within the US Marshals and has worked with campus safety organizations and police departments throughout Pennsylvania.  Mr. Cocco will begin on campus in early May.
W&J Link Program
The W&J Link Program, a new collaborative effort between Student Life and Academic Affairs, is now accepting applications for interested students.  The Link program hopes to assist new students in adjusting to the academic and social differences between high school and college.  Interested students should visit the Student Life page of  The deadline to apply is April 15th.

Lou Gherig Home Run Derby
The brothers of Phi Delta Theta invite you to the Lou Gherig Home Run Derby on Sunday April 13 from 11AM to 5PM at Brooks Park.  All proceeds of the event go towards ALS research.

Spring Concert - Uncle Kracker
The SGA spring concert, featuring Uncle Kracker, is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd at 8PM.  Check your @washjeff email to reserve your ticket through W&J Weekly!

Another Rashomon
From Thursday April 10th to Saturday April 12th, the Washington & Jefferson Student Theatre Company will be performing “Another Rashomon,” written and directed by Professor Dan Shaw.  Showtimes for Another Rashomon are 7:30pm with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday.  Doors open a half hour prior to the event; admission is free.

This weekend’s events,
On Friday April 11th,
§  At 9:30PM, the HUB will be showing “Lone Survivor” as part of the “Movies in the Alley” series.
On Saturday April 12th,
§  The Spanish Club invites you to the annual Son Latino Fiesta at 6:00PM in the Rossin Ballroom.  Be sure to stop by for a salsa dancing lesson, Hispanic foods, and a live DJ.  For those interested in attending please send your swipe number to

This weekend in sports,
o   On Saturday, April 12th:
§  Men’s lacrosse goes against Susquehanna at Alexandre Stadium at noon.
§  Softball Vs. Grove City double header starts at 1:00 at Brooks Park
§  At 4:00PM Women’s Lacrosse takes on Oberlin at Alexandre Stadium.
o   On Sunday, April 13th:
§  Men’s Tennis goes face to face with Thomas More at the Swanson Courts at 10:00AM.

April 9, 2014

World Views Wednesday

A different conversation took place during last Friday's International Experience. The guest from France, Marion Ruffier, gave feedback to the host, Joseph. She both criticized and admired his show. 

Joseph: Marion, you were the first guest in my first "international Experience.” How do you think I am doing so far?
Marion: In the first show you were a little bit nervous and strained. I do not see anything like that right now. I listened to most of the shows you had, and I would say you are improving.
Joseph: Oh, I did not expect you to listen to all of my shows, thank you. Which show did you like the most?
Marion: Well, the first one with me was the best, but the one with Australians was the funniest.
Joseph: What do you think is the best part of my show?
Marion: Oh, the quizzes are fabulous. When your guests try to win the t-shirt but they never get it.
Joseph: That is not my fault. If they answer all the questions correctly they will get the t-shirt!
Marion: Well, I will make a quiz for you.
Joseph: Go for it.
Marion: I will do it later. I would like to tell you that many of my friends from France are listening to the show right now. And I want to ask you to allow me to say ‘hi’ to them in French.
Joseph: If you are not going to say something that I need to put on the Swear Chart, go ahead. But translate it for our listeners please.
Marion: (Laughs) Of course!

April 8, 2014

New Music Tuesday!

 Night Drive's latest album "Position 1" was released September 2013. Born from two Texan frontmen from other bands, the electronic/synth-based duo has already released 4 albums altogether.  "Drones" and "No Plans" from the EP showcase the mixing talents of the two band members with their steady electronic beats, digitally manipulated voices, and driving tempos.  Electronic-indie-pop has become a popular genre and Night Drive blends nicely into the scene along other similar sounding artists such as FUN.

Definitely worth a listen to this week if you're looking for something new yet familiar. 

Night Drive is currently touring around Texas. Check out their website for additional information, music, videos, and more here!

April 3, 2014

What's Up DubJay?

On Saturday, April 5th, Delta Gamma is hosting their annual Anchor Splash event at Henry Memorial pool from noon to 4.  Run by the sisters of the W&J Delta Gamma Chapter, Anchor Splash is a friendly competition between the fraternities and sororities of campus in a series of relay races and choreographed water dances.  Last year the event raised nearly four thousand dollars, all proceeds benefited Service for Sight.  Admission to Anchor Splash is two dollars.

All throughout April join W&J in both Washington and Pittsburgh to celebrate Earth Day!  Volunteer opportunities are available with Highland Ridge Community and Pittsburgh Botanical Garden on April 5th, 12th, and 19th.  For more information please check out the Volunteer Program page.
From Thursday April 10th to Saturday April 12th, the Washington & Jefferson Student Theatre Company will be performing Another Rashomon, written and directed by Professor Dan Shaw.  Showtimes for Another Rashomon are 7:30pm with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday.  Doors open a half hour prior to the event; admission is free.

Friday April 4th:
  • Stop by the Campus Circle at 10:30 AM to Pie a Field Hockey Player!  All proceeds go towards Relay for Life to fight cancer!
  • Stick around the Campus Circle for Feel Good Friday, starting at 11:30!
  • Cupcake Decorating, part of the SAIL DIY series, will be held in the Fireplace Lounge at 6:30PM!
  • Drop by the HUB for Karaoke Night at Monticello's starting at 9:00!

Friday April 4th:
  • Men's Tennis takes on Mount Aloysius at the Swanson Courts at 3:30PM
Saturday April 5th:
  • The Baseball team holds a double header against Thiel at Ross Park, starting at 1:00PM
  • The Intramural Coed Street Hockey Tournament will be held in the basketball court at 1:00PM
Sunday April 6th:
  • The Softball team goes face to face with Mount Union for a double header at Brooks Park starting at 1:00PM

April 2, 2014

World Views Wednesday

 Great discussion with last friday's guest Danilo, from Peru. Talking about Peruiuan beliefs was pretty interesting and appealing. Danilo shared his views on an early marriage culture, which is mundane in Peru.

Joseph: Danilo, what is particular aspect in Peruian social life that disturbs you?
Danilo: Actually, I can think of many of those but the most peculiar one could be the early marriage in Peru.
J: Why do people marry early in Peru?
D: There are many traditional and religious beliefs in Peru, which lead to those marriages but nowadays those religious beliefs transformed into social cliche.
J: What do you mean by social cliche?
D: Well, it became common sense that people should marry after high school graduation. Even not religious people follow this tradition, that is why I call it social cliche.
J: So the tradition of small groups of people shaped this little aspect of Peruian culture?
D: Yes, absolutely.
J: What encouraged the people to engage early, was it only for religious purposes or something else?
D: Oh, have you ever heard about shamans in Peru?
J: I guess so, Peru has 2nd largest number of Shamans in the world after India.
D: That is right, and some people often hire them to make a marriage, in spite of the partners' willingness.

April 1, 2014

New Music Tuesday!

A London-based indie group, Breton just released a new album this year, War Room Stories.  The album's pop-indie sound is similar to that of Django Django and Alt-J.  With their interest in multimedia and production, the group's new album includes double-vocals, electronica and tropical themes, and just enough beat to make it dance floor worthy. 

More well known for producing and remixing other artists, Breton is a band that should not be overlooked for their own musical talents.  Although they just finished up their promotional tour for War Room Stories, you'll probably still have to go across the pond to catch a live glimpse of these guys. 

Check out their website here!

March 26, 2014

World Views Wednesday

The guest of last Thursday's International Experience Nicolas Pinedo, from Mexico talked about his country's most popular sport Soccer.

(Joseph)J: Nicolas, what is the most appreciated sport in your country ?
(Nicolas)N: Well, Americans call it Soccer but we call it football
J: So, you like European football more than American one?
N: Yes, exactly my country has several strong teams and footballers. From local teams they usually go to Europe to play in more competitive atmosphere.
J: Can you name the most well-known footballers from Mexico?
N: Nowadays, Chicharito is highly appreciated, he plays for Manchester United in England, it is one of the best teams in Europe.
J: Which is your favorite soccer team?
N: As a Mexican I would say Guadalajara, because it is my local team and I think everybody should support his or her own local teams.
J: And in general, which team do you like the most?
N: Football Club Barcelona still remains the top position in my heart.
J: Oh nice choice, I guess it is because of Rafael Marquez who played for Barca some years ago.
N: May be but Barca is still the best without him.
J: All right, I think I know the answer but I will still ask you the question of today's world of soccer: Messi or Ronaldo?
N: Well, of course Lionel Messi.
(Barca is nickname of Football Club Barcelona )

March 25, 2014

New Music Tuesdays!

We've moved, everyone! New Music blog posts will now be on Tuesdays!

This week on our top lists is Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden.  Their newest album, "The Shape The Color The Feel" is the essence of an indie CD with the focus being on the lyrics and instrumentation blending together to create one haunting sound.  The songs "Hangover" and "The State I'm In" jump out of the album with two different sounds.  Where "Hangover" is more upbeat, "The State I'm In" employs mellow tones mixed with guitar to almost lull you to sleep.

Starting out again in Nashville, the band has already had songs featured in TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars, and MTV features.  On tour at the moment, the next few shows will be in Nashville, St. Louis, and Akron, OH.

Check out their website here!

March 19, 2014

Radio Drama: "Last Stop, Buck Creek"

Performed LIVE by: Carley Adams, Emily Bitting, Brock Bolyard, Evan Fuentes, Michael Hornak, Adam Kmett, Brittany Lander, Olivia Long, Bailey Mudrick, and Melissa Sarnicke.

Spring Break

It is quiet on campus this week but you'll hear more music than usual on WNJR.  Some of our syndicated shows won't air, but will return next week: Democracy Now, This Way Out, A Way With Words, Jazzin' Around, The New Jazz Archive, LA Theatre Works, and 12th Street Jump.

March 14, 2014

A big shout out to the cast of 
Last Stop, Buck Creek
for a fantastic show!
WNJR is proud to promote the communication arts
and radio education at Washington & Jefferson College.  
Thank you for listening and supporting our students!

March 13, 2014

New Music Thursday!

Released March 1st of last year, Jacob Latham's album "Midnight Train" is still a good choice if you're looking for something new to listen to.  This talented 18 year old plays the mandolin and harmonica as well as other instruments and toured with his family's band since he was 12. 

Striking out on his own, Jacob combined a folksy/country sound with blues and a bit of They Might Be Giants-type music style. Altogether, it's a melodic and lyrically talented EP that is worth a listen. Definitely "mood music."

"Midnight Train," the title song, is melancholy and has a distinct blues feeling to it that makes anyone yearn for the simpler country life.  "Pay Attention to the Rain" and "John Brown" are more upbeat and show Jacob's passion for lyrical writing by covering topics like a couple on the run for robbery and murder, and violent revolutionaries.

Check out Jacob's website where you can buy a download of the EP, follow him on twitter or Facebook, and watch his schedule to see where he's touring now!

March 12, 2014

World Views Wednesday

Last week on "International Experience," host Joseph Jorjoliani interviewed international exchange student Willyam Menezes.

Menezes (pictured left) discussed many topics about his home country, Brazil. The following is part of his interview, where he shares his views about Brazilian politics.
Joseph (J): Willyam, every country, even the wealthy ones have challenges and problems to overcome, so what is the biggest struggle in Brazil right now?
Willyam (W): Well, like in every society, politics play a huge role in Brazilian social life. People always debate about politics, TVs always show a lot of political scandals. And our main problem is basically connected to politicians' irresponsible and self-centered behaviors.
J: What do you mean by irresponsible and self-centered behaviors?
W: The politicians determine how to spend money incorrectly, and they always try to steal and that seems pretty obvious to people.
J: You have a new government right now, and I see you are not satisfied with the job it has done so far. Did you ever support this party who governs the country now?
W: Actually, I was always totally against Dilma Rousseff, the new president. I never trusted her and now more and more people are becoming frustrated, and she is losing the trust of society.
J: So Willyam, is the problem corruption in the government?
W: Oh absolutely, and it is so obvious.
 J: But Brazil's economy is fifth largest growing among other countries of the world.
 W: We are developing but I think more money has to be spent on fighting against poverty, because many people are still poor. As I know the poverty line is about 21% in Brazil.

March 10, 2014


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March 7, 2014

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday
Washington & Jefferson- ese

1.  Dubjay: Washington and Jefferson College is a mouthful isn't it? W&J just sounds too proper. Dubjay is the choice word when referring to our proud institution.
 "I hear that Dubjay tied in the rose bowl in 1923." 

2. Swype: It isn't just an ID, its also your source of food, and key to your dorm. Don't lose it or you will be out $15.
  "Dana, did you loose your Swype again?!"

3. Gnts: George and Tom's place is the real name of dubjay's fast-food dining hall
  "I think I'll get a Deli Combo at Gnts for dinner" 

4. Kommakazi's: The slightly politically incorrect name for the commons, the main dinning hall at dub jay. 
   "I saw a mouse in Kommakazi's today during lunch!"

5. Pastability: Derived from the special at gnts called "Pastabilities" in which you get a made to order pasta dish. Used in place of the word possibility. 
  "Do you think that it is going to snow today?…. Yes, its a high pastability!"

6. Wichi Quax: The title of some cheer that we supposedly use at football games. Originally made up to make fun of Princeton's cheer. Never heard actually cheered except at matriculation, convocation, and graduation. 
 "wichi quax quax quax, jay saysaysay jay saysaysay jayjayjay"

7. Uncommon Integrity: its what all graduates of dub jay posses, or at least for the amount of times it is used in speeches we are brain washed to believe we possess by the time we graduate.
 "Charlie West possessed uncommon integrity"