December 8, 2017

PAWS for a Study Break

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The semester has finally come to an end, but things are about to get better on campus. Due to the high demand, the U. Grant Miller Library will be bringing back PAWS in order to help students get through their finals week. This Saturday, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, make sure to take a study break in the Walker Room of the library in order to relieve the stress finals week may be causing. Along with that, there will be a late night breakfast at The Commons at 10:00pm on Monday, smores and hot chocolate from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Rossin Patio on Tuesday, and donuts, fruit, cheese, pepperoni, games and an open gym at Church of the Covenant at 8:00pm on Tuesday. Hope to see y'all there! 

December 6, 2017

Patrick Arena's HopeShot Washington

Hey everyone, we at WNJR hope your Wednesday is going well and that you're in high spirits! So are you looking for a new show to get into? Well, check out HopeShot Washington with your host Patrick Arena!
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HopeShot Washington seeks to give the 'helpers' of Washington a voice so that all people may find out about the help that is out there for the asking. HSW is a 'live' interview and conversation show on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 7 to 8 pm on 91.7FM and wnjr

For more information check out HSW's Facebook to see who's interviewed next and check out Patrick's Soundcloud to listen to podcasts of past HSW shows. So please, tune in and learn about all the ways people help their community!

December 5, 2017

SAB Winter Fest and Second Saturday

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This Wednesday in the Rossin Ballroom SAB will be hosting their annual holiday festival event. There will be winter themed attractions, crafts sponsored by student organizations, refreshments, activities, and an ugly sweater contest. It will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There will also be a toy and clothing collection for the Washington County. Another SAB winter-themed event will be happening on Saturday at 8pm in the Hub Fireplace Lounge. SAB will provide craft materials to make Joy boards! They will make great holiday decorations or gifts for loved ones!

November 30, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Mura Masa



Alex Crossan, better known in the music industry as Mura Masa, is a 21 year old electronic music producer and song writer.  His debut, self-titled album Mura Masa, was released earlier this year in July.  Since then he has been nominated for two Grammys including one for Best Dance/Electronic Album and one for Best Recording Package.  The Mura Masa album includes songs like "Messy Love," "What if I Go," and my personal favorite "Love$ick." Mura Masa is able to combine many genres into his music and create songs unique to the electronic genre. If you're interested in hearing more from Mura Masa and other artists like him then be sure to tune into WNJR 91.7FM!

November 28, 2017

Pittsburgh Banjo Club


Tonight at Olin Theatre, the Pittsburgh Banjo Club will be performing at 7:30pm! The Pittsburgh Banjo Club includes trumpets, tubas, bass, and, of course, Banjos. Their colorful outfits and happy music will certainly put a smile on your face. As a non-profit group, the Club donates all of the money they make to local charities. They have donated over $120,000 to local Pittsburgh charities. They perform sing-a-longs, banjo solos, dixieland, polkas, and music from the '20s and '30s. Tickets are available at the Olin box office!

November 21, 2017

Give Back!

 

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, that means that there are plenty of opportunities to give to help the less fortunate!
Presidents' without Borders is hosting a plastic bag drive until the end of November. The plastic bags will be woven into mats for the local homeless population. There are bins around campus collecting the bags, including G&T's, the lobby of Commons, and the library. Everybody's got plastic bags so put them to good use!
Food drive for the Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry is happening at W&J from November 13th-22nd Requested items are: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Tuna Fish/canned chicken, boxed milk, pasta & sauce, soup, taco kits, cereal, pancake mix and syrup, canned veggies and beans, rice.
KISS Stuff-A-Bus collection for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots will start accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys on November 27th until December 1st, so pick up some toys to give to that during your Black Friday shopping!
Here is a link to see the hours of W&J campus services for the rest of the week. WNJR will still be playing music all break. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 16, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Louis Futon



Tyler Minford is a Los Angeles producer, better known by his stage name Louis Futon.  I first heard of Louis Futon through ODESZA's Foreign Family Collective label, when they released the song "Wasted On You," which can be heard below!  Since then Louis Futon has released many new songs including "Surreal," "Royal Blood," and his most recent release was released this morning and is titled "Restless Sea." Louis Futon's work is dynamic and combines various genres including electronica, hip-hop, and R&B.  Louis Futon has toured previously with Louis the Child and is currently on tour with ODESZA.  The two artists will be in Philadelphia next week from the 20th to the 22nd, so if you are able to get your hands on some tickets I highly suggest checking them out! I know I'll be there! If you're not in the area be sure to see if they are coming to a city near you! Otherwise be sure to tune in to hear more from Louis Futon and other artists like him at 91.7FM WNJR!


November 14, 2017

"The Library"

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This weekend at Olin theater there will be performances of "The Library" a play written by acclaimed screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. The show is about a high-school student, Caitlin Gabriel, who survives a deadly shooting in her school's library, only to learn that her side of the story is being viewed with suspicion and scorn. As Caitlin struggles to set the record straight the media, the community, even her parents cling to an alternative account of the shooting that casts her in a negative light. This audacious and unnerving play,  is based in part on actual events surrounding the Columbine shooting. "The Library" directed by Bill Cameron, will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7:30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2:00pm. There is limited seating so please arrive early for the best seats. This event is FREE and open to the public so come by and support the arts at W&J! You'll even see our favorite publicity and events coordinator, Amina in the show!

November 9, 2017

Artist Spotlight: King Henry

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Hey guys! I hope you're ready for some new music! Henry Allen, better known in the music industry as King Henry, recently released a new EP title "For You."  King Henry has worked with many big artists, including Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Diplo, and The Weeknd.  King Henry originally had no intention of working on "pop" music, but he claims that his work has helped him to grow as an artist.  King Henry's electronic style can be seen in previous songs such as "Don't Stay Away" and "Gold Dust." In his new songs "I'll Be There" and "Moment," Henry continues to expand his musical abilities.  Be sure to tune into WNJR 91.7FM to hear more from King Henry and artists like him.

November 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell!


Today, November 7th, in 1943 Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell (nee Anderson) was born in Alberta, Canada! Joni Mitchell started her music career by playing in different clubs around Canada, then she moved to the United States in 1965 and started touring. Her debut album "Song to a Seagull" was released in 1968. Mitchell's music helped define a generation with songs like "Big Yellow Taxi Cab" and "Woodstock" which were popular among the "hippie" generation. Her 1971 album "Blue" was put on Rolling Stone's list of the "Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" coming in at number 30, being the highest entry by a female. "Blue" is often cited as one of the best albums of all time with the simple piano and excellent songwriting. In 2002 she was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 54th Grammy Awards. In honor of her birthday here is one of her most popular songs: BigYellow Taxi Cab

November 3, 2017

¡CelebraciĆ³n!

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Happy November! Hope you all had a safe and fun halloween! This weekend is full of fun activities, but the Latino Cultural Association will be having their second annual festival. This event will be taking place in the Rossin Ballroom on Sunday Nov 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. There will be free food, a live band, prizes, and other small activities! Make sure to stop by and learn about different cultures with great music and food!

November 2, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Pham

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Hey guys! I hope everyone is ready for some new music! Pham was born and raised in Poland and began producing music around the age of 16.  Pham released his first EP titled "Movements" in 2016, and has been releasing new music ever since.  Pham also recently collaborated with Austin Paul to produce the EP titled "Ugly."  Pham's music is very unique, and his goal is to combine multiple genres which can be heard in the songs "Alibi" and his most recent release "No Questions."  A few of my personal favorite songs are "My Way" and "Movements."  Be sure to tune into WNJR 91.7FM to listen to Pham and more artists like him!

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Today I'm going to talk about one of the classic Halloween songs that will probably be played at every Halloween party or celebration you go to. It's Michael Jackson's "Thriller"! The song was written by Rod Temperton and the music video was first premiered on MTV on November 14th, 1983. The now 34 year old video still holds up, the spooky monster makeup, the popular dance, and the classic song are all perfect for Halloween. A fun fact about the video, the song writer, Temperton, had thought that it would be interesting if the song had a voice-over with someone who was known for horror, and Temperton's then-wife Peggy Lipton knew Vincent Price. They asked Price if he would be willing to be a part of it and he agreed, in fact there was a whole other verse to his speech that they cut. Here is the video to watch if you want to get in the spooky-mood!


October 27, 2017

SAB Fall Fest

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Hello! Hope you guys are enjoying the low temperatures that have been surfacing the last couple of days! This weekend, not only will people be celebrating Halloween early, but tonight there will be a Fall Fest here at W&J! Sponsored by SAB, there will be free food, drinks, and fun activities such as "Stuff-A-Zombie", pumpkin carving, pumpkin origami, and a photo backdrop! Feel free to stop by in the HUB Alley and Patio from 7:00pm-10:00pm! Hope to see y'all there!

October 26, 2017

Artist of the Week: Prince Royce

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Happy Thursday everyone! The week is coming to an end and what better way to start the weekend than to listen to Prince Royce! Royce is an American singer and song writer from Bronx, New York. Releasing his debut album in 2010, Royce began to hit the charts all over the world, especially on Hot Latin Charts. After the release of his third album Soy el Mismo, which featured Darte un Beso, Royce was nominated for his second Latin Grammy Award. Royce has had many success singing in English and Spanish, by being musically diverse with the music he creates and the artist he produces with. Enjoy Prince Royce's hit song Darte un Beso!


October 24, 2017

W&J Choir Performance


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This Friday the 27th of October the W&J Choir, Camerata Singers, and Jaybirds will be preforming at 7:30 in the Rossin Ballroom. The Choir and Camerata will be doing a show based on "Poetry and Music" as a concept. The performance will wed great poetry and choral music, there will be readings of Shakespeare, Teasdale,Whitman, and more! Then you will hear the music inspired by those poets, how the musicians transformed the ideas, emotions, and beauty into song form! It is going to be a great night to support the arts at W&J!

October 20, 2017

Homecoming Weekend!

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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!

October 11, 2017

Artist of the Week: Maluma

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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.


October 10, 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.

October 5, 2017

Artist Spotlight: TOKiMONSTA

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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!

September 26, 2017

Big Bingo This Friday


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.  

September 19, 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!

September 13, 2017

WNJR's Instagram!!

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

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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!

September 12, 2017

Tune Tuesday: Taylor Swift



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!

September 5, 2017

Involvement Expo 2017!


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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.

April 28, 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.

April 27, 2017

Shine Season

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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

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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! 


April 19, 2017

Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash

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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!

April 11, 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.

April 7, 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


April 6, 2017

Bumper Jackson


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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.

March 30, 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!


March 27, 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.

March 15, 2017

Tribute to: Joni Sledge

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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.

March 10, 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!

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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.


March 6, 2017

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.

March 3, 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!

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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!

Simple Plan: Untitled

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As the week comes to an end and the fun begins, drunk driving is at an all time high. Statically, 31% of fatal drunk-driving accidents occur over the weekend generally between midnight and 3a.m, 28 people are killed each day by drunk drivers, and drunk driving costs each American $500 a year. While drunk driving is a crime that 100% preventable, watching a video like Untitled by Simple Plan can open eyes to an issue that doesn’t only affect the people killed, but also the ones that they love.  The video provides a personal look on the aftermath when a tragedy hits close to home and by telling the story of innocent victims caused by drinking and driving, it could save a life.  Stay alive, don’t drink and drive.

 

February 28, 2017

Global Perspectives with Joseph Jorjoliani and Victor Puebla



Last Friday, in Global Perspectives with Joseph Jorjoliani, an international student from Spain, Victor Puebla discussed his experience in the United States and promoted his home town of Burgos. You can see the summary of the show below.
Victor Puebla is an international exchange student from a beautiful country of Spain. He is spending his second semester here at W&J College. He has highly improved his English language skills and hopes to go back to Spain and educate others on his experience at W&J. Mr. Puebla comes from a distinguished town of Burgos in the north of Spain, he suggests that everyone visit Burgos as it is one of the oldest European cities. Interestingly, Burgos is the hometown of the first born European as Mr. Puebla claims. Besides archeological sites, Burgos is full of other historic buildings and gothic architecture. Victor cannot imagine being away from home for a long time, therefore he traveled back to Burgos during the winter break.
Victor’s academic career is a very diverse one as he is pursuing a degree in Engineering back in Spain but at W&J he takes business classes. He thinks that classes here are not as hard as back in Spain. “I do not think that courses that I take here are challenging, perhaps they are easier than the ones in Spain”. Victor’s university  
Mr. Puebla is deeply attracted by American social life, he enjoys hanging out in fraternity buildings on weekend and loves to taste free Milkshake at Monti's, " Monticello is a nice place, I love to play table tennis there and enjoy a good company of my American as well as foreign friends."
Victor visited many distinct places in the US including New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh. His favorite city is Washington DC as he thinks there is a mixture of both busy and relaxing lifestyles.

February 27, 2017

La La Land's Oscar Wins


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After getting nominated for 14 different awards, the movie-musical "La La Land" left the Oscars having won six, not seven as many who turned off the TV early might have thought, being that announcer Warren Beatty announced that "La La Land" had won "Best Picture"and only after they had started their "thank-you" speech did Jordan Horowitz, a producer of "La La Land", correct the misinformation and announce that the movie "Moonlight" had actually won. Despite that, "La La Land" still left with quite a few golden statues, including "Best production design", "Best cinematography", "Best original score", "Best original song", "Best directing", and "Best lead actress". The "Best original song" went to the song "City of Stars", however both that and the song "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" were nominated from "La La Land" so instead of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone each preforming their songs, another star of the film, John Legend sang a beautiful mash-up of the two. Congratulations to "La La Land", "Moonlight", and every other winner from last night!

February 23, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Big Wild

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Big Wild is a relatively new name to the electronica genre.  A native of Lancaster, Massachusetts, Jackson Stell first began DJing, producing, and composing music as a teenager.  When Stell moved to California, he was inspired by the surrounding landscape and began producing rather atmospheric and chill tracks.  In 2015, Big Wild caught the attention of music duo ODESZA, and they signed him to their Foreign Family Collective name.  Big Wild released the song Aftergold under the name, and he just recently released a new EP titled "Invincible." The EP features tracks with catchy beats and chill vibes including songs like I Just Wanna, When I Get There, and Invincible.  Be sure to tune into WNJR to hear some of these songs and more artists similar to Big Wild!

February 20, 2017

Happy Birthday, Rihanna!


On February 20th, 29 years ago, a wonderful and influential soul was born in this world. I am speaking about the one and only, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, also known as her stage name, Rihanna. This pop star began her music career in 2003 when Evan Rogers had her sing a couple of demos, which landed her a contract with Syndicated Rhythm Productions. After that, Def Jam Records signed her, and in 2014, she signed with Roc Nation Records. Her talent has earned her 8 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 12 American Music Awards, 8 People's Choice Awards, and others. Not only does she influence others through her music, but she is also a trend-setter. From showcasing her own fashion line, to modeling for designer brands, she can be considered a powerful person in the music and fashion industry. Once again, happy birthday, Rihanna!

It's V-Week!

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Today until Friday is V-week, there will be a week long radio show discussing different issues that women deal with. The show will be panels made up of different students, and faculty talking about their experiences and what they have learned throughout their lives about the topics. On Friday and Saturday there will be the performances of the Vagina Monologues to finish off the week. The Vagina Monologues are individual monologues written by different women talking about the sometimes humorous, sometimes taboo parts of being a woman in the world today.

The schedule for the V-week panels:
Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm - Beauty standards and body image
Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm - Intersectional feminism through identities (race/ethnicity, ableism, sexual orientation, etc.)
Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm - Media representation (film, TV, music, etc)
All of them will be on WNJR 91.7 fm!

February 17, 2017

FlashBack Friday: Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

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Happy Friday! As the week ends and the weekend begins, it's time for a flashback song that many of you may know. Singing sensations Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat partnered together for one of the most memorable love songs known as "Lucky." Reaching over 100 million views on YouTube, the hit single also won the pair a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The king of love songs and queen of vocals made a successful and meaningful song that will be around for many generations to come so without further ado, here is the hit single "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. Enjoy, have a great weekend, and tune into WNJR Radio 91.7FM! 

 



February 16, 2017

Artist Spotlight: BANKS

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Jillian Rose Banks, more commonly know as BANKS, is an American singer and songwriter from Orange County, California.  BANKS has been described as have an alternative hip-hop or electro-pop sound.  The singer has unique vocals that blend perfectly with the electronica genre.  Her amazing voice can be heard in songs like Goddess, Beggin For Thread, and Trainwreck.  BANKS is known for her debut album, Goddess, released in 2014, and for her most recent album The Altar which was released September 30th of 2016.  If you are a fan of The Weeknd then you may have heard of BANKS before because she toured internationally with him in 2013!  Her song Waiting Game was also featured in Victoria's Secret holiday commercial that same year. Be sure to listen to WNJR to hear songs by BANKS and more artists like her!






February 13, 2017

David Bowie's Grammy Wins

Source:  Esquire
David Bowie was posthumously nominated for awards in five different categories at the 59th annual Grammy's, and last night he won in all five categories, best alternative music album, best rock song, best rock performance, best recording package and best engineered non-classical album. In life Bowie was nominated for 12 Grammy's but only won in 1985 for best short-form video, so the five awards he won at the Grammy's are the first he won in the musical category. The album that won, Blackstar, was released in 2016 on Bowie's birthday, January 8th, just two days before he died on January 10th. The album was planned as a "swan song" because, although he hadn't made the information public, he had been diagnosed with liver cancer eighteen months beforehand. The lyrics reflect that Bowie was dealing with his own mortality and his impending death. David Bowie was one of the world's best selling music artists after selling an estimated 140 million records worldwide, and was one of the most influential musicians of this century.

February 8, 2017

Indie Music Director

Hello, y'all! Last semester I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Chile, which, of course, meant I was not working here at WNJR. Last year I used to work on syndication and also had my country music show every Friday afternoon. I am proud to announce that I will be the new Indie music director and I cannot wait to listen to a genre I began exploring recently during my time abroad. If you guys have any questions or recommendations, feel free to email me. My contact information is located under the "About WNJR" tab. Have a great week!

What's Up Wednesday: No Doubt

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What's up everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the first official week of spring semester and that you had a great weekend. Today, I've chosen to throw the charts back to one of the greatest American rock bands of all time which is No Doubt. This group originated in Anaheim, California in 1986 with the lead vocalist being none other than the infamous, Gwen Stefani. The six man (and woman) band broke the records with their hit single Don't Speak on the Billboards at number one for sixteen weeks! Despite the success of the group, in 2004 they decided to work on solo albums which introduced America to the rare and unique sound of Gwen Stefani. Releasing two successful solo albums such as Love. Angle. Music. Baby in 2004 and The Sweet Escape in 2006, Gwen reached number one on the Billboards while recently releasing her first solo number-one album in 2016 as well. As the group continues to tour together occasionally throughout the years, they remain as one of the most iconic groups in America still to this day.             




February 6, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Jain 


Her birthday is tomorrow so I thought it would be best to show some love to one very interesting and little-known artist:
 
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Jain, Jeanne Galice, was born in and spent the first nine years of her life in Toulouse, France. However, as a child Jain also lived in India and the Republic of the Congo because her father's job, which moved them around. It was in Dubai that Jain's interest in Percussion became a love, and it was in the Congo where she met a producer who taught her how to program and how to record herself. Using this new knowledge, Jain began writing songs and making music. While her music is put in the genre of pop, it is definitely unique, she has been inspired by the different types of music she heard around her throughout her childhood, namely, Arabic percussion, African rhythms, electro, reggae, soul and hip hop. Her bright and inspiring lyrics just bring her songs together and make you want to listen to them over and over again. Her album, Zanaka, which means "childhood" in Malagasy (her mother's native tongue) is a diary that documents her life from ages 16-23 years old, and is worth listening to.

February 2, 2017

First Week of Spring Semester

Good day beautiful listeners of WNJR! It's the first week of classes and the staff here at WNJR would like to wish you a wonderful semester and great grades! We have new shows, new faces, hopefully new fans and we couldn't be more excited.


To help remind you all of what's going on, here's an updated staff list, positions, and emails in which you guys can reach us.


January 18, 2017

Watch Out Artist: Ari Lennox

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Watch Out Artist/Album: Ari Lennox 
R&B is about to reach another level in 2017 with new artist and albums our taste of music about to change. Courtney Salter better known as Ari Lennox is a new artist who just got signed to Dreamville (J.Cole Record) Her album PHO is picking up clout and if you're the person who wants to be first on what's going to blow up this year you do not want to miss out on the greatness that is Ari Lennox. After listening to "PHO" it gave me "The Internet" (R&B/Soul group) vibes, this is an album that tells a story you can't help but listen all the way through non-stop or you miss the art of it.