September 30, 2015

Spotlight on Ravneet Singh!

Salutations beautiful people! Today we're shining a spotlight on one of WNJR's own, Mr. Ravneet Singh or as some of you may know him as: The Ravanator, which is his alter ego when hosting his show Video Game Music at 9:00pm on Thursdays. Rav is WNJR's Technology Director among other things.  He does an amazing job of making sure we don't go crazy when any of us are faced with technological issues. You may also recognize Rav because he actually attends DubJay! Big surprise everyone! Rav is a sophomore and is majoring in Computer Science. So whenever you see him on campus don't be afraid to say hello!

September 29, 2015

Pop Danthology

Hello Everyone! I am India March and officially the new Electronic Music Director! I also host my own show on WNJR as well. Time and show name will be determined shortly. Despite my love for all music especially electronic music, I have a pop music mix for you all to listen to. If you enjoy the most popular music of 2015 then you will surely enjoy Pop Danthology! Enjoy!

Gaming Den

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

There are many forms of fast transportation in video games from Side-Strafing in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, to sports cars in GTA, but one of the silliest forms of transportation would have to be the Boar in Nier.
Source: Imgur
The first part of this silliness is how you first get the chance to ride this Boar. In the town near by a citizen complains that there is a boar causing havoc and requests you to subdue it, and to collect it's tusk. Once you do so the citizen explains that with the tusk you are able to ride boars in the area. So, all it takes to ride a boar is to have a boar's tusk, No training required, that is just plain silly.

Ok then, so now you are able to ride boars in the area which is great since the plains is so large. But you are also able to charge in to the wildlife and shades that are in the plains as well along with the unwieldy movement that the boar has.  Everything about this boar just seems like the developers threw it in the game for laughs.

If you would like to know more about Nier head over to my previous post here to read up on a little of the backstory.

Tune in Thursday's at 9pm to listen to The Ravanator for Video Game Music from Nier on or 91.7 FM

September 28, 2015

Don't Leave Me Hangin'

Hello lovely WNJR listeners! It's Monday again, which means it's time to check out some new releases from over the weekend. (Tune in to Bad Dance Moves tonight at 10 PM on WNJR to hear Jess and I play our favorite new releases for you all!)

CHVRCHES - "Every Open Eye"
My Picks: "Bow Down," " Clearest Blue," "Make Them Gold," "Never Ending Circles"

Fetty Wap Reveals Debut Album Art, Release Date 
Fetty Wap - "Fetty Wap"
My Picks: "Again," "Trap Luv," "My Way," "Dats All Me"

Disclosure - "Caracal"
My Picks:  "Magnets feat. Lorde," "Jaded," "Nocturnal feat. The Weeknd," "Omen feat. Sam Smith" 

drake future what a time to be alive 
Drake and Future - "What a Time To Be Alive"
My Picks: "Plastic Bag," "Jumpman," "Change Locations"

"Hangin'" by Bastille - I've seen Bastille live three times now, and they are INCREDIBLE - if you ever have the chance to attend one of their concerts, do it!
"The Beach" by The Neighbourhood - Off their new album "Wiped Out!," due for release on October 30th. The NBHD will be in Pittsburgh on October 12th at Stage AE with Bad Suns! (You betchya Jess and I will both be there.)
"Night Vision" by Transviolet - The band's forth released song, and it definitely does not disappoint. I can't wait to hear even more music from them.

Don't forget to listen to Bad Dance Moves tonight at 10 PM on WNJR to hear some of these new releases as well as our picks of the week!

September 27, 2015

FFD, Razor

Eagerly anticipating the late October release of Aotearoa (New Zealand) band Fat Freddy's Drop next record, Bays.

September 24, 2015

Thrival Festival


Are you excited?
Why, do you have awesome plans with your awesome friends to soak up each others awesomeness?

Well I don't, and if you don't actually have plans or the plans you do have or lame you should probably go to Thrival Music Festival.  It starts at 2:00 pm tomorrow in Hazelwood, and a two-day pass for general admission is $35!  Which is certainly getting the bang for your buck, considering so many rad artists are going to be performing.  A weekend in the city listening to quality live music? A recipe for success, Am I right? (I'm not being sarcastic I promise).

Check out for more information.  Since I can't attend, I'm living vicariously through you guys. Please, I'm depending on you! Go have me some fun!

Artist Spotlight: Mikky Ekko

Some of you may recognize him from the hit single "Stay" featuring superstar Rihanna. Others may know him as the soulful singer who knows how to write a hit single. Well, Mikky Ekko is his name. His single "Stay"(which he originally wrote for himself) was given to Rihanna and helped his rise to fame in 2013. And now, he is featured on WNJR Radio! Tune into 91.7 FM for a listen!

September 23, 2015

Amina's Room with a View

Hello everybody, I hope you're having a great Wednesday. I just wanted to let you guys know that next Saturday, October 3rd, will be the first airing of Amina's Room with a View. For all those who may not remember or are new audience members, my show has two segments: the first segment is a review of a book and the second segment is a review of a movie of my choice, that I have read and seen.  But something new I'm trying this year is to bring in guests to discuss with me their likes and dislikes of certain movies and books. I will also try to start playing several songs from the soundtrack of the movie being presented that day. So please tune in on Saturdays at 9 starting October 3 to listen in. Thank you guys and have a great day!

September 22, 2015

Gaming Den

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

It has been a summer and I am glad to get back on campus and on WNJR.
This time around I will be talking about a Video Game that apparently has a very good soundtrack and that is Nier.
Source: Wikipedia
The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the apocalypse wasn't zombies or nukes but Black Magic caused by a Grimoire Noir. The story starts with you taking care of your daughter, Yonah, who has become infected with the Black Scrawl, where it is basically all of the pain in Pandora's box with ancient black lettering appearing on the body when the pain is being caused. Yonah not wanting to be cooped up inside went out to explore, looking for a flower in a story that the father said the night before. During the trek to find your daughter you come across really sassy book called the Grimoire Weiss and he disdainfully helps you save your daughter. Weiss then mentions that he could cure Yonah but he needs 'Sealed Verses'. Now the adventure begins to find the 'Sealed Verses' and ride giant Boars, more on that next time.

Tune in Thursday's at 9pm to listen to The Ravanator for Video Game Music from Nier on or 91.7 FM

September 21, 2015

A Great Weekend For New Releases

Hey all! Danielle here, one of WNJR's new staff members this year! I'm looking forward to working with Margie in our Alternative/Indie Music section, but I'm also excited to share with you some of my favorite new music every Monday here on our blog as well as on my show, "Bad Dance Moves," at 10 PM on 91.7 WNJR.
That being said, check out these great new albums that were released over the weekend:
Angel Haze back to the woods 
Angel Haze - "Back to the Woods"
My Picks: "Babe Ruthless," "The Wolves," "Detox"

Lana Del Rey - "Honeymoon"
My Picks: "Freak," "Religion," "Art Deco"
 Mac-Miller-GO-OD-AM album

Mac Miller - "GO:OD AM"
My Picks: "Break the Law,""100 Grandkids," "Weekend (feat. Miguel)," "The Festival (feat. Little Dragon)"

And last but definitely not least, my favorite album released this weekend...
News Added Jul 31, 2015 The Front Bottoms have announced their new album, Back on Top, with “Help,” the lead single. It will be released on September 18, 2015. 'Back on Top' is the fifth studio album of The Front Bottoms. The album features the previously released single “Cough It Out”. Submitted By Abu-Dun Source […] 
The Front Bottoms - "Back on Top"
My Picks: "Laugh Til I Cry," "2YI," "Summer Shandy"

And as an added bonus, check out Naughty Boy's new song featuring Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin, "Runnin' (Lose It All)" and Hermitude's remix of Alison Wonderland's "Games," both released last week. Don't forget to tune in to "Bad Dance Moves" tonight at 10 PM to hear some of these great new tracks!

September 18, 2015

And we're back!


 Good Afternoon to all! I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC summer (I know I did!). Now it's time to get back in the groove with WNJR Radio. What happens when one is related to two legends? You get Tanay Jackson, the daughter of Tito Jackson and the niece of the King of Pop Michael Jackson. When you feel like dancing or moving to something special, tune into WNJR Radio 91.7 FM to hear Tanay's new disco like sound!

September 16, 2015

Welcome back to WNJR Radio!

Welcome back to all of WNJR's new and seasoned hosts, audiences, and staff! We hope that you all have had an awesome and fun filled summer. The staff here at WNJR are very happy to be back in the studio. This year will be jam packed with new and returning radio shows, some with twists and turns and we hope that you guys are just excited as we are. So before the year starts getting back into its old routine there have been new staff positions and different people filling them this year and we would love for you to meet them! So to visit the About WNJR page. This not only lets you know who we are but if you click on our names you can email us with whatever questions, comments, or event information that you would like for us to advertise or be apart of! Thank you and hope that you all enjoy the rest of this beautiful day.