November 1, 2018

WATCH OUT ALBUM: Last Day of Summer

 Watch out Album: Last Day of Summer

 Hello WNJR listeners! We are back after a little reconstruction of the page! No worries though, we are back stronger and better than ever! As all know, I am here to give you the scoop and the best new artists and albums of the year! This week I am proud to announce an artist and album that has been shocking nation with her craft.

Summer Walker was introduced to the world with the R&B bop "Girls Need Love." It the airways and instantly became hit. After the single was released soon came the highly anticipated album: Last Day of Summer. This album can be recognized as pure R&B, Summer reveals her insecurities of love, beauty standards, etc. If you haven't done so yet be sure to listen to her single and album!

October 25, 2018

Introducing Cassidy Paris

Introducing 15 year old Cassidy Paris from Melbourne, Australia. Following in the footsteps of female rockers Avril Lavigne, Pink and Lzzy Hale, Cassidy Paris promotes girl power by bringing back female-fronted melodic pop rock.

Cassidy Paris has released her debut single ‘Talk About It’, co written by Canadian singer Paul Laine (Darkhorse, The Defiants, ex Danger Danger). The song brings back hooks and a very catchy chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. Cassidy goes on to say, “I can’t wait for my debut single to be released. I plan on playing live anywhere and everywhere, whether it be unplugged with my acoustic guitar or with my band plugged in and electric”.

Although only 15, Cassidy Paris has grown up with music from a very early age. Her dad, a musician himself has taught her the ropes by attending concerts around the world. With influences ranging from the classics such as Heart, Kiss, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, and Def Leppard to more recent artists like Taylor Swift (lucky enough to meet her idol Taylor Swift at the age of 8 years of age), H.E.A.T and Biters, Cassidy Paris is ready to make her own mark on music.

Cassidy has launched her single by playing a number of acoustic dates at a number of schools within Melbourne,

You can catch Cassidy's debut single "Talk About It" right here on 91.7FM WNJR Washington / Pittsburgh!

May 3, 2018

New Artist to Watch: Kohli Calhoun

Hey guys, before we leave for the summer I wanted to let you know about a new artist. Kohli Calhoun is a Brooklyn based singer songwriter, she had issues with a former producer who she left in 2008 which led to a personal dark period. She was helped by a songwriting community that got her back in touch with her artistic side again, and in the past year she put together a whole album and had it released. My personal favorite of her singles from that album is "Take me away" here is a video of her performing that song live:
If you want to hear more of Kohli Calhoun you can go to her website where you can see her tour dates. She'll be playing in Newark and Colombus Ohio which are both fairly close to Washington, so if you're interested you should go see her live in August. Or you can listen to WNJR and hear her on the radio anytime!

April 27, 2018

ATO's Tau Chef Cook-Off

Hello y'all! As the year comes to an end, the Alpha Pi chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at W&J is having their philanthropy event, Tau Chef Cook-Off. Many organizations and sports teams are coming together to compete to create their own and best dish on campus. This year's ingredient is bacon! All donations will be given to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Support a great cause this weekend, Saturday April 28th from 11am to 2pm. If you are a student or staff member at W&J, you can enter the event for $5. If you are a community member, you are also welcomed for a small fee of $10. Come and enjoy great food for a great cause!

Two Musical Events This Weekend!

Hey everybody this weekend there are some cool music related events happening! The first is happening tonight at Church of the Covenant, the W&J choir and camerata singers will be performing Mozart's "Requiem" and the camerata singers will be performing a few other short songs. This is going to be a beautiful night of music, and it's free so you should come out and support the choir! 
Source: W&J Arts Series
There will also be a performance on Saturday night by the African Dance group Kulu Mele at the Olin theatre at 7:30pm. Here is a blurb about their group: "Kulu Mele’s repertoire includes traditional/folkloric West-African and Afro-Cuban dances that includes celebratory, sacred, spiritual and ritualistic dances, accompanied by live traditional drumming. Kulu Mele also performs contemporary American hip hop, exploring the development of dance genre, tracing its lineage from traditional to contemporary." This event is free for W&J students. Kulu Mele is also going to be leading a free beginner hip-hop workshop at 2pm which is also free and being held at the Olin Theatre on Saturday. So go to the afternoon workshop and then support the last Arts Series event this year!!

Have a fun weekend everybody!

April 20, 2018

J. Cole's New Album 'K.O.D.'!!!!!

Happy Friday everybody! If you've been paying attention you'd know that J. Cole dropped a new album and WNJR is here for it!


J. Cole's new album 'K.O.D.' brings light to the use of drugs, including those prescribed, as escapes from our realities. He speaks on the trials and tribulations that comes with being Black in America; police brutality, mental health stigma, addiction, and incarceration. J. Cole's reminisces about his life before and after stardom concerning romantic and platonic relationships. The album's lyrics are supplemented nicely with some psychedelic-like undertones. It's an album that deserves appreciation.
For more information on the album and it's meanings and themes go here.  Listen here or 91.7FM to catch some of J. Cole's tunes we have in our system!

APO's Monti's Delivery!

I hope you all had a great week! Tonight, Friday April 20th from 10:00pm to 1:00am, Alpha Phi Omega will takeover Monti's and deliver right to your location! For $3, an APO member will deliver two items of your choice. As many of you may or may not know, Monti's offers milkshakes, slushies, pizza rolls, pretzels, and nachos! All payments may be received through Venmo or cash! If you are interested, text (724) 618-3349 with your Name, order, and residence hall! Enjoy!

April 19, 2018

Wind Ensemble Concert

This Sunday at 3:00pm the W&J wind ensemble will be performing at the Olin theatre. They perform standard band music as well as some more modern compositions. The W&J jazz ensemble and wind quintet will also be performing. It will be a fun performance for everyone so be sure to come out and support the W&J music department!

April 18, 2018

Is Beyonce the Greatest Performer of our Time?

Beychella and the ongoing debate 

After the historic performance, Beyonce single-handedly saved the reputation of HBCU's after her tribute to the culture at the Coachella Concert. Ever since the tragic rumor of embezzlement of financial aid in Howard University, many were skeptical of the value of attending HBCU's. And Beyonce reminded us just why HBCU's are special. She brought the band, stand dancers, and emulated the Divine 9, all while empowering the BLACK WOMAN. Now everyone can't stop debating whether BeyoncĂ© may be the best performer of all time. She has the range, skill, display. Is there merit to this debate is she the best performer of our time? 

April 13, 2018


Hello beautiful people. We at WNJR are hoping you're having a wonderful day! We have an important announcement!

For all you returning peeps, Housing Selection will be closing next week, April 18th. So please sign up here on W&J's website and sign up before it's too late! Other applications are closed. General Housing Selection puts you in a lottery to pick your living arrangement! So please go and choose where ya wanna go and don't be left in the dark. Tune into or 91.7FM for more updates and some sweet tunes!

April 12, 2018

Urinetown: The Musical!


Hey everybody! This weekend the W&J communication Arts department is putting on the hilarious musical "Urinetown"! The show takes place in a world where there is a water shortage so bad that the idea of private bathrooms are unheard of. It follows a poor community that is inspired by a young man to rise up and take control back from the large corporation that runs all the public bathrooms, "Urine Good Company" and follows what happens when the people try to pee for free. This musical is a satirical look at the classicism that exists in our world. It is being put on at Olin Theatre TONIGHT (Thursday 4/12), Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2:00pm. Doors open a half hour before the show starts and it's free admission for everyone! The cast and crew has worked very hard to put this musical together so we hope you can come out.

April 11, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Alina Baraz

Alina Baraz is an American singer and songwriter who moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue her career.  In 2015, Alina collaborated with Galimatias to produce the Urban Flora EP.  This past week she released her first solo EP titled The Color of You.  A few of my favorite songs from the albums include "Falling," "Floating," and "I Don't Even Know Why Though."  She also recently released a few singles before the release of the album called "Buzzin" and "Lavender and Velvet." Her music falls within the electronica genre, and this EP is perfect for the upcoming summer.  Be sure to tune into WNJR to hear Alina Baraz and other artists like her!

April 9, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Cardi B

Everyone loves the underdog that wins in the end and proves all of the critics wrong. For Cardi B beating the odds has been her life. From surviving domestic violence then, basically starring in a hit reality TV show to dominating the Hip Hop charts, it is safe to say she is winning. So when she finally dropped her first album after releasing "Bodak Yellow" and the "Be Careful" all of her fan celebrities, and Oprah fell in love with it. But she did not lose steam there, She recently appeared in SNL! Hard-working isn't even the word to describe Cardi B, she is an anomaly, from where she started to in the Bronx stripping to hosting SNL is unheard of, some would say impossible. Cardi B is simply amazing and she doing all this pregnant. There simply no limit for her. Go check out her new album and be amazed by her level story telling and passion for the genre.

April 6, 2018

The 9th Annual AMI Inc. Poetry and Fine Art Show

 Good Friday everyone! We hope you're gonna have a splendid weekend! Upcoming next month is an art show to help end the stigma of mental illness!

 If you'd like more information please contact Austin at 724-228-521! 
For more information about events in Washington, tune into or 91.7FM!

April 2, 2018

Music Monday: Rita Ora
Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had an amazing weekend and your week is off to a great start. To make your Monday even better here is a new hit single by Rita Ora. A British singer and actress from London, England, Rita Ora began her career at an early age from singing at open mic sessions in London and released her first single in 2008. As an artist, Rita has had many hit singles, but this one by far is the best, in my opinion. I hope you all enjoy "Anywhere" by Rita Ora and have a great week!

March 30, 2018

W&J Knit Wits

Hello, W&J Students! Next week on April 3rd at 5:30pm in Fillmore Hall Common Room, students will be gathering to learn how to knit, loom, and crochet! Whether you've been doing this your whole life or simply want to learn, everyone is welcomed! If you have any questions feel free to contact Sarah Dodd at and to everyone celebrating this weekend, Happy Easter!

March 29, 2018

Bleachers Anniversary

Four years ago this Tuesday, Bleachers released the music video for their first single "I Wanna Get Better" a song that topped the Billboard alternative songs list. The song was written and sung by Bleachers front man Jack Antonoff who has also written songs for Lorde, Taylor Swift, Pink, Charlie XCX, and many more. Antonoff was also one of the coordinators and producers of the soundtrack for the new movie "Love, Simon". Bleachers also just released a music video for the first track released from that soundtrack, "Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)" here is the video for that song as well.

March 28, 2018

Song Highlight: Freaky Friday!

Song Highlight: Freaky Friday Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown 

Recently this month Lil Dicky and Chris Brown revealed the most talked about video "Freaky Friday." The song is a direct relation to the movie reference, in this case, Lil Dicky and Chris Brown switched bodies and as listeners and viewers we got a comedic mini-movie and moral lesson about self love as well as a hyperbolic perspective of their life. If you need a pick me up or quick laugh go onto YouTube and watch this great video!  

March 15, 2018

Towers Podcast

New Episode of The Towers Podcast is Now Available!

A new episode of The Towers Podcast is now available! Listen to "Becoming Alumni Status: Director of Alumni Relations, Kerri Lacock" by using the PrezGuide App.

Every May, hundreds of W&J students join an exclusive club: the club of W&J alumni status. In today's episode of The Towers Podcast, host Cole Grecco sits down with Director of Alumni Relations, Kerri Lacock, where they discuss her unique path to working for the Office of Alumni Relations, why alumni should give back to their institution, and how the comedy movie Step Brothers, yes Step Brothers, plays into Kerri's every day role in the Alumni House.
The Towers Podcast is a weekly podcast that has a new episode airing every Mondaythroughout the spring semester. Make sure to look for a new episode in every Mondayedition of the W&J Weekly or on the PrezGuide App, throughout the semester.

Spring Break!

 Source: School Events

Spring break is almost upon us everybody! Before you go make sure you stop by the Rossin information desk and enter to win a spring break cooler! The cooler is filled with all your spring break essentials and entering the raffle is free, and the drawing will be held today. Also be sure to tune into WNJR so you have some tunes to study to during this last push for midterms! You got this!

March 9, 2018

W&J College Business Ambassador Program

Washington & Jefferson College
Washington & Jefferson College is proud to announce that we recently added four new business into the W&J College Business Ambassadors Program! The four businesses are Big Shot Bob's House of Wings, Washington, El Paso Mexican Grille, KRAVE Hair Salon, and Penn Station East Coast Subs. With your student ID you can come across discount of up to 20%. If you are interested in the other businesses partnered up with W&J College, click here! Have a great weekend!

March 8, 2018

Copla & Tango Tonight

Tonight at 7pm in the Olin theatre there will be a performance of Copla & Tango. Copla is a type of Spanish music, and a performance of Argentinian Tango. Ada Lis Jimena and Tom Roberts will be performing. This is a free event sponsored by Latin American Studies, the Modern Languages department, and the NEH. Come out to see an event you don't want to miss!

March 7, 2018

Tune Wednesday: Lola Jane

Happy Wednesday! I hope that you are all having an amazing week so far and that with a quick listen to Lola Jane's song "Kiss Me" your week will be even better. Lola Jane is an amazing artist that has her music available on Apple Music, Soundcloud and YouTube. While Lola Jane doesn't have her own website yet, she is an up and coming artist that does have various social media accounts so if you like her and her music then follow her! Have a great rest of your week everyone and you'll hear more from me next week here on WNJR.ORG.

March 2, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Hayden James

Source: The HipPocket

Hayden James is an Australian singer, song-writer, and producer.  Hayden James debuted his first album in 2013 and since then has toured with many popular artists and played at music festivals including Splendor in the Grass.  One of my favorite songs by Hayden is titled "Something About You" which went gold in Australia in 2014.  I stumbled upon a more recent release titled "Numb" which perfectly exemplifies Hayden's style. Hayden co-wrote a number of songs on Katy Perry's Witness album and he is currently working on a new album.  Be sure to tune in to hear Hayden James and other artists like him at 91.7FM WNJR!

Glow Roller Rink

Hello y'all! I hope this week treated you well. This Saturday W&J will have its own Glow Roller Rink. Located in the Ballroom in the Rossin Center, this event will be open for students from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Make sure to stop by! Along with this exciting event, make sure to support the Women's Basketball team! They will be playing in the ECAC Tournament which will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Henry Gym. Wichi Coax!

March 1, 2018

National Eating Disorder Week

 Source: NEDA Website
All this week the counseling service are sponsoring a table outside of G&T's with activities and information about Eating Disorders. Student counseling service staff members will also be available from time to time to talk with. Be sure to pick up a ribbon to show your support for "survivors and thrivers". You can also walk into the health services center and the health service staff will help you calculate your personal healthy BMI and check your blood pressure. Take care of yourself everybody!

February 28, 2018

Towers Podcast

New Episode of The Towers Podcast is Now Available!

A new episode of The Towers Podcast is now available! Listen to "Building Inclusivity in Exclusive Times Part 1: Assistant Dean of Student Life, Ketwana Schoos" by either using the PrezGuide App 

The #MeToo Movement, #TimesUp Campaign, Charlottesville, Virginia Protests, and many other demonstrations have ignited calls for equity across the nation in the recent months. However, how have these events and many others influenced the culture and inclusivity on college campuses? Today on The Towers Podcast, we start part one of a two part series to discuss all of this, with Assistant Dean of Student Life for Inclusive Campus Engagement, Ketwana Schoos. 
The Towers Podcast is a weekly podcast that has a new episode airing every Monday throughout the spring semester. Make sure to look for a new episode in every Monday edition of the W&J Weekly or on the PrezGuide App, throughout the semester.

February 23, 2018

Black History Month: Black Music Legends!

Hey hey hey! We at the station hope everyone is doing well on this rainy Friday! Today we're spotlighting an amazing artist that has spanned decades: Ms. Faith Evans.

                                                                       Source: Billboard

Faith Evans was born in Florida in 1970. She was raised in Newark, New Jersey by her older cousins due to her mother's young age. Faith first sang in a church at 3 and knew from that point she'd be a singer. After graduating from High School in '91 Evans had a child and would sing backup and do gigs to earn money. It all paid off when she became the First Lady of Bad Boy Records. She was not only the first woman signed to Sean Combs, but also co-wrote songs for Mary J. Blige and Usher in 1994. She later married Notorious B.I.G and it was a whirlwind from there. Evans then released her debut album featuring songs written and co-written by her. To learn more about Evans go here. Tune in here or 91.7FM to listen to her music. Below is her single Mailman from the movie Wild Wild West.

February 22, 2018

Parkland Mass Shooting: A Tragedy

On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Unfortunately, seventeen people were killed and fourteen more were taken to hospitals, making it one of the world's deadliest school massacres. As school shooting become more frequent, I urge you to become more vigilant, whether it is vigilance in your schools or advocating your political views to the government. As the investigation continues, we continue to pray and send positivity to the families and friends effected by this tragedy. We stand with you.   

Winter Tales XVI

This weekend, tonight, tomorrow Friday (23rd), and Saturday (24th) at 7:30pm each night, is the 16th annual Winter Tales! Student actors will be doing stage readings of short 10-minute plays that were written by members of the W&J community. Some are funny, some are serious, some are heartfelt, all are excellent. It's a free event taking place in the black box theatre at Olin. Come out one night and see what I mean. There are some WNJR workers as actors and Bill Cameron is directing! Come out, have a great time!

February 21, 2018

W&J Chopped

Washington & Jefferson College
Happy hump day! As the first month of the second semester comes to a wrap, Washington & Jefferson College is preparing exciting events for March. One of the biggest and most exciting event next month will be W&J's own version of Chopped. This event allows students to compete between each other for the best meal on campus with a limited amount of resources. Occurring March 9th at 5:00pm in the commons, the winning team will receive a gift card and a trophy. If you are a student and is interested, make sure to sign up on the following link: W&J Chopped. Have an amazing rest of your week!

February 16, 2018

Black History Month: Black Music Legends!

Hello hello gorgeous humans! We at WNJR hope your day is going well and just thought we'd shine a spotlight on a few Black artists that have shaped the music world in the past and present.

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Here we have The Blossoms, an unknown but very talented group of the mid 50's and 60's. The group was initially formed at Fremont HS in LA in 1954. Throughout their career different women stepped in to take positions in the group but the most notable, with the hit He's a Rebel. To learn more about The Blossoms go here. Also make sure to tune into WNJR or turn your channels to 91.7FM to catch a glimpse at the band's talent. Below is a recording of Good Good Lovin', enjoy!



                                                                                              Source: Wiki

February 15, 2018

Cultural Union Coffee Breaks

Starting today is the first of the new weekly "Cultural Union Coffee Breaks" where you can have a break and enjoy learning about new cultures. This new event is sponsored by the Office of International Student Initiatives who will provide coffee and little snacks. Each week a different cultural club or organization will lead the discussion, this will be an opportunity to talk with other people about their experiences and learn about other cultures. These coffee chats will take place every Thursday on the 2nd floor of Burnett from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

February 9, 2018

Tips on How to Stay On Top of Work

Hello beautiful people! We at WNJR hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! It's the beginning of the semester and things are getting fired up! So before things get out of control here's some tips to stay on top of your work!

  • Plan Ahead
    • Make sure you jot down deadlines of papers, tests, meetings, and presentations in order to make the proper preparations.
  • Study
    • Tests can be very difficult, so study a week or two before your test to be able to retain the information. Study your notes and recopy them to also help with retention. 
  • Deprocessing
    • Make what you're studying personal to you to make it easier for you to learn.
    • Procrastination is your enemy. Waiting until the last minute works for some people, but even then you can be put in a tough spot when trying to display your best work.
  • Tune into WNJR
    • Music is a great way to relieve stress! Listening to good music and relaxing is vital to helping you study. Taking study breaks by going to get food or listening to music can help you retain the information you've learned.
Thank you so much for reading and we at WNJR hope that your semester goes swimmingly!

February 6, 2018

New Music: Jukebox the Ghost

Jukebox the Ghost is a band that's still breaking through. They've been together for about ten years now and are getting more popular every year. They have an alternative pop sound and their songs have some pretty interesting subject matter. J the G has played more than 1,000 shows as they enjoy touring so much. This month they announced a new album and released the single "Everybody's Lonely" from the new Album, and they're going on tour this spring to play their new album "Off to the Races."  In the area around Washington and Jefferson, they'll be playing a show in Millvale, PA on May 18th (tour information here). Here is there new single "Everybody's Lonely":

February 5, 2018

Black History Month: Black Musical Legend Recognition!

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Photo Courtesy of pitchfork
 Superbowl 52 Halftime Show
Millions yesterday watched as Justin Timberlake paid homage to the great Prince. While most thought it was owed because the Superbowl took place in Prince's hometown, others felt it was disrespectful due to the nature of their relationship. Besides the drama that has been surfaced on social media due to the performance no can deny the legacy Prince left behind. His sound transcended and transformed the way we listen to music now. His death was not only a loss to the music but also the world. In respect of Black History Month I ask that you take some time to listen to Prince! 

January 16, 2018

R&B Reboot!

R&B Reboot

Happy New Year and welcome back to another great year with WNJR. As the returning R&B music director, I am pleased to give you new music and sounds this semester. Please join me weekly as I update you on what's hot and new! Starting off this week I am featuring one of the most talked about records of 2017. Many of you know it for it's break out hit "Crew"by Goldlinks, but few know the true essence of the entire album. "At What Cost" entails the journey of DMV (DC Maryland Virginia)  native Goldlinks through love, loss, and success. It is an album full of avant garde sounds and rhythms. In my opinion it was the ultimate summer record full of a somewhat jazzy relaxing sound. Songs like "summatime" and "Mediation" made you either dance or listen and "Crew"buzzed in everyone's ear in 2017. So as I close this R&B reboot, I encourage you all to listen to "At What Cost."

January 15, 2018

Music Monday: Manuel Turizo

Happy Monday everyone! As the week if off to a great start, here is a song from Manuel Turizo Zapata “Una Lady Como Tu.” The song was released in 2016 and gained him widespread popularity in Latin America.  While this song is what started him career essentially, it was also nominated for Kids’ Choice Award Colombia for Favorite Song in 2017.  Coming from a family of musical talent, while Manuel’s brother and father are both musicians, he definitely is considered one of the best in the family after the release of “Una Lady Como Tu.” I hope you enjoy this tune and check out more of Mauel’s music on YouTube! Have a great week and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day