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

Source: W&J Weekly

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

Source: Rolling Stone

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!

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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 10, 2017

Eric Dittelman
Hello! Hope y'all are staying warm now that temperatures are dropping. Looking for activities to do indoors in this cold weather? Tonight, Friday November 10th, Eric Dittelman, a mind reader, is coming to campus to amaze us with his skill: mind reading. Dittelman combines mind reading with stand up and improvisational comedy. He was a semi-finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2012. Along with that he has been a guest in the Ellen Show and has been featured in world renowned magazines like "Entertainment Weekly", "Rolling Stone", and "The National Enquirer". Stop by at G&Ts tonight at 8:00pm to enjoy this 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.

Artist of the Week: Camila Cabello

Happy Thursday! As the week is approaching the weekend, now is the time to listen to the hit single by the one and only Camila Cabello. Camila is the artist from Miami, Florida that started her vocal career in 2012. She is previously known for being a member of the group Fifth Harmony, but she decided to leave the group and peruse her own solo career. It's easy to say that this decision has been great due to her releasing Havana and it reaching top ten in numerous countries, while also being number one in the UK and Canada.  At the age of 20, Camila is having a successful career and has many more hits to come. Here is Havana to lead you into the weekend, hear great music from a great artist, and even watch a hilarious video that seems to be a mini movie. Talk to you next week!

November 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell!

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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


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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!

November 1, 2017

Posthumous Praise: George Michael

Happy Wednesday peeps, I know I've been AWOL for a bit, but I'm back! We at WNJR hope you're ready for a splendid weekend coming up, but until then I'll introduce you to our guest today: Mr. George Michael.

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George Michael was born in London, England of June 1963. George Michael seemed to have been involved in music at an early age. While in high school, he met Andrew Ridgeley and though they were an odd duo, they were both lovers of pop music, so much so the duo actually dropped out of high school to pursue their love of music. After establishing themselves as the Executive, a ska band, gigs were performed but the band was short lived. Michael and Ridgeley were renamed Wham! and released their first album Fantastic! in Britain in 1982. The band went to make several more albums and produced top hits such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." In 1986 Michael left the band and soon after, in 1987, won a Grammy for his duet with Aretha Franklin in "I Knew You Were Waiting." Michael would make many more hits through his life, performing with other greats such as Elton John. Michael had been involved with legal battles and press for the ending of his Sony contract and for coming out as a gay man during  a press release. To learn more about George Michael and his death go here. Tune into WNJR or 91.7FM to catch some of his jams. Below is his famous song "Faith."

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

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

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!

W&J Cameron Stadium
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
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 6, 2017

Softball Team Chipotle Fundraiser

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Hello listeners! Want to show your W&J team spirit? The W&J Softball team is setting a fundraiser on Monday, October 9th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Make sure to go to Chipotle located at 187 Old Mill Blvd in Washington, PA and show this flyer! Whether you show it on your smartphone or print it out, by showing it to the cashier, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the W&J Softball team. Not only will you get great food, but you will be helping out a great team. Make sure to stop by! The W&J Softball team thanks you!

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!

October 3, 2017

Tom Petty

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Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest yesterday, October 2, 2017, at the age of  66. Tom Petty, (Thomas Earl Petty) was born on October 20th 1950, he dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to start a band, inspired by artists like the Beatles and Elvis Priestly. It was through his early bands, like "Mudcrutch", that Petty met the people he would one day work with in his famous and influential band, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers". In 1988 Petty joined George Harrison's group "The Traveling Wilburys" with other famous artists like Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. Petty also released solo albums, one of which, called "Full Moon Fever" included some of his most popular songs, like "I won't back down" and "Free Fallin'". Having sold over 80 million records worldwide, Tom Petty is one of the best selling artists of all time, he was also inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Here is my favorite Tom Petty song, "Wildflowers" and be sure to tune into Pure Rock on Monday through Friday at 3pm on WNJR Washington to hear music by Tom Petty and similar artists.

October 2, 2017

Vente Pa' Ca - Ricky Martin

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Happy Monday! As the new week begins, here is hit song by the infamous Ricky Martin. If the name sounds familar, it's probably because of Ricky's song Livin La Vida Loca, which was featured on Shrek in 2001. Creating one of his newer songs with the young star Maluma, they together have reached over a billion views on YouTube, making them on of the top duos for 2016. If you enjoy this collaboration and are interested in listening to more of their music, Ricky Martin and Maluma's YouTube page links will be listed below. Enjoy another great week and stay tuned to WNJR.  

September 29, 2017

Casting Pods Premiere

Happy Friday! Hope this was an eventful week for y'all. I am proud to announce that in a couple of hours, I, along with my co-host Lisa Huff, will be starting our weekly show, Casting Pods. From talking about our week to talking about recent news, we have it all. Tonight we will be laying out the format of the show so I hope you guys enjoy it. If there are any requests of topics you guys would like us to touch upon, please tweet at us @WNJR_org. Make sure to tune in tonight at 6:00pm on WNJR 91.7fm.

September 26, 2017

Big Bingo This Friday

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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 22, 2017

Thrival Innovation and Music Festival

Do you like artists like Kiiara, Wiz Khalifa, Two Door Cinema Club, and Logic? Well if you're from the Pittsburgh area then you're in luck because next weekend is the Thrival Innovation and Music Festival in Swissville, PA! On September 27th through the 30th Ascender will be hosting the festival to help support early stage entrepreneurs. The 27th and the 28th consist of innovation based programs to help support starters and builders.  The 29th and 30th consists of the music portion of the event to help shine a spotlight on Pittsburgh and some of the local artists. There are two different lineups for Friday and Saturday, both consisting of some amazing artists! Check out the lineup here! I know I'll be there next weekend and I hope to see some of you guys there! Be sure to tune into WNJR 91.7FM to hear some of the artists who will be preforming!

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 18, 2017

Conor Maynard: Mi Gente Remix

Happy Monday! What better way to start your week than with a great cover song performed by Conor Maynard? Conor is a singer and songwriter from England that rose to fame in 2012 after winning MTV’s Brand New for 2012. Best known for his unique approach to popular songs, Conor’s career thrives on cover songs, while he also releases a few of his own. Including various sing offs, remixes, and freestyles, Conor entertains his fans by being a diverse artist with a multiple talents. Enjoy the hit English version of Mi Gente performed by the one and only, Conor Maynard! 

September 17, 2017

Single of the Week: Rockstar

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Good afternoon! Hope your weekend was a good one. This weekend Post Malone released a single, Rockstar, from his upcoming album. Featuring 21 Savage, this song is just a small sample of what the new album will be like. Post Malone has not said when he plans to release his new album, but he likes to keep his fans updated on Twitter. Want to enjoy some Hip-Hop/Rap? Tune in to WNJR every Sunday-Thursday at 7pm!

September 14, 2017

A Moment Apart

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Hey guys! I hope you've all had a great summer! There's no better way to start of the school year than with a new ODESZA album! I feel like I've been waiting an eternity for this album, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. This album is ODESZA's third and was released on September 8th. The album showcases the duo's musical abilities by providing haunting vocals and layered beats. The songs combine a chill electronica feel with a variety of elements, including soul which can be heard in the song Across the Room which features artist Leon Bridges. The album almost creates a dream-like, cinematic experience. Many artists are featured on the album including RY X, Regina Spektor, Naomi Wild, and many more. They had previously release the singles Late Night and Higher Ground, which are still a few of my favorites from the album. La Ciudad and Falls are also a few of my new favorites from the album. The duo is currently touring, so be sure to check out if they're coming to a city near you! Also be sure to tune in at WNJR 91.7FM to hear more songs from ODESZA and artists like them!

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

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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 8, 2017

Spotlight on Greg Uhrlen

Hello hello hello! Welcome back everyone! I have some wonderful and exciting news: we have a new staff member, Greg Uhrlen!!

(L to R: Greg, Alice Cooper, Greg's wife Kara)

Greg Uhrlen attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his undergraduate degree in Information Science and received a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Waynesburg University. Before coming to W&J Greg worked for such places as Metropolitan Life, Westinghouse, General Motors and owned two small businesses of his own.

Greg now works in the Advancement Department at W&J where he serves as the Associate Director of Advancement Information Systems. He was asked by our director to join the WNJR group in May and gladly accepted. Greg has been working with radio stations since 1983, working at the University of Pittsburgh, 106.7 the Force, 105.9 the X, and 102.5 WDVE. 

When asked what he was most excited about this year Greg said "I'm most excited about working with the students and hopefully being able to offer words of wisdom, guidance and listening to their concerns, hopes and dreams beyond W&J". He's married with two young daughters and loves music.  They travel the world chasing journeys to see beaches, historical sites and rock concerts.

Don't be a stranger and come visit Greg and the crew in the basement of Burnett!! We at the station hope your summer was wonderful and wish you an even better semester peeps!!

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.

September 4, 2017

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back!

Welcome back students to the new 91.7 FM WNJR in Washington, PA on the campus of Washington and Jefferson College!

This semester, many changes have come to WNJR.  The most obvious change being a completely revamped station format.  Now, you can listen to your favorite genres of music in blocks instead of waiting half an hour for a tune you love!

The weekday schedule will include:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM:    Democracy Now!
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:   Jazz
12:00 PM - 3:00PM:    R&B
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM:     Pure Rock
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM:     Rap / Hip-Hop
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM:  Heavy Metal

Overnights will include shows dedicated to Electronica, Gothic, Alternative, Extreme, World, Blues and more!

Students, we look forward to you volunteering at WNJR and hosting your own program!  Stop by the radio station in basement of Burnett Hall to pick up a form or visit WNJR's About Us page for more information.

May 8, 2017

Stressbusting Time!

Another semester at W&J is almost over, so you know what that means: FINALS STRESS! Unless of course you somehow feel completely on top of all your finals and projects, in which case I applaud you, but for all the rest of us, our school does offer some activities to take your mind off that essay you should probably be working on right now. So here's a quick list of the events that are coming up:

Tuesday (5/9) 
-10:00pm- Late Night Breakfast at commons, you're gonna be up anyway, take a break from that study session and get a waffle!
Wednesday (5/10)
-11:30am-1:30pm- Paws for a Study break at the library, pet some cute doggos!
-3:00pm Meditation in the Media room, bring a pillow to sit on and meditate that stress away!
-6:00pm-7:30pm Pamper yourself at the Hub, enjoy a massage chair and learn some relaxation techniques!
Thursday (5/11)
-9:00am-5:00pm- Popcorn Bar in the Student life suite (Rossin UL), add some delicious toppings to fresh popcorn!
-8:00pm-10:00pm- Finals Feast at the Church of the Covenant, enjoy some donuts, fruit, snacks, and games!
Friday (5/12)
-2:00pm-4:00pm- BBQ on the Rossin Patio, come get a burger, hot dog, or veggie burger, and play lawn games! 
Saturday (5/13)
-10:00am-6:00pm- Tree of Appreciation at G&Ts, stop by and put the name of someone you appreciate on a leaf or butterfly and place it on this tree!
 Sunday (5/14)
-11:00am-1:00pm- Lemonade and Iced Tea at the campus center, come get free drinks!
And don't forget that listening to music is always a good way to de-stress, so tune into WNJR 91.7FM to chill out!

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

Wale: SHINE 
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

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 24, 2017

Radio Documentary: The Crimes of Jiang Zemin

Hello peeps! I hope you're enjoying and making the most of your Monday. We have a special documentary airing this week.

(Jiang Zemin) Source: NY Times

The Crimes of Jiang Zemin: 200 Thousand File for Official Investigation is a soul-stirring account of 3 women who were brutally tortured in Chinese prisons because they refused to give up their practice of Falun Dafa.  After narrowly escaping being killed for their organs, they fled to Canada and joined the world-wide movement to bring former head of the Chinese Communist Party, Jiang Zemin, to justice.   

The content also related to the US as the US House of representatives passed H.Res. 343 unanimously last June (Expressing concern regarding persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People's Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups). To learn more go here to read an article about the censorship the government poses.


The documentary will be airing today, Monday 24  to Thursday 27  at 4PM on here or 91.7FM.

April 19, 2017

Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash

Delta Gamma
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 18, 2017

Mark Philip Bradley: Human Rights in the Era of Trump

Mark Philip Bradley 
Mark Philip Bradley is the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College, and Faculty Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at The University of Chicago. His field specialist include 20th century U.S. international history, global history of human-rights politics, and postcolonial Southeast Asia. Bradley has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Fulbright-Hays.  Tomorrow Wed., April 19 @ 7:30pm in Yost Auditorium  Bradley will be discussing Human Rights in the Era of Trump.

April 17, 2017

La Ronde this weekend!

Come to see "La Ronde" this weekend at the Olin Theatre, it's based on a comedy written by Arthur Schnitzler in 1897 but with a modern twist. This roundelay of love is told through ten interwoven scenes with two characters in each scene. The show is going to be performed Thursday (20th), Friday (21st), and Saturday (22nd) at 7:30pm and a matinee at 2pm on Saturday (22nd). There is no admission, so the show is free for everyone! No ticket needed!

April 14, 2017

Posthumous Praise: Maurice White

Hello beautiful peeps, I hope your day is going well. Our guest today has dealt with all the elements except for water. I am proud to introduce Mr. Maurice White!

Source: 411 Mania

Mr. White is noted as founding the famous group Earth, Wind, & Fire. White was born in 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee. He studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music and in 1963 found work as a drummer at Chess Records. Then in 1969 he formed a band called Salty Peppers, but after a move to Los Angeles he changed the name to Earth, Wind, & Fire (a reference to his astrological sign, which didn't have any water signs). Some of the band's most famous songs include Shining Star and September.  To learn more about White and his death go here. Also, don't forget to go here or 91.7FM. Below is one of their popular songs Shining Star.

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

Bumper Jackson's April 6, 2017

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.

Artist Spotlight: ZHU

Source: Billboard

Steven Zhu, who is known professionally as ZHU, is an electronica musician and singer who has been creating music since early 2014.  ZHU is Chinese American and choose to remain anonymous until mid-2014 because he wanted people to judge him based on his music alone saying, "Some of us don't even know the limitations of our own prejudice. Rather than put those limitations to the test, we've created an engaging way for fans to focus on the music rather than who's behind it."  ZHU has released two EPs titled "The Nightday" and "Genesis Series" containing the songs Faded and  Automatic.  ZHU also released an album in July of 2016 titled "Generationwhy" featuring songs like Palm of My Hand and In the Morning.  ZHU recently released a single titled Nightcrawler where you can continue to hear ZHU's unique sound and diverse sounds.  Be sure to check ZHU out at some music festivals this summer, and be sure to tune in to WNJR 91.7FM to hear more from ZHU and other artists like him.