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

Source: Mirror Bingo
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

Single Album Cover

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

A Moment Apart artwork
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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!

Source: Road Scholar

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.