October 24, 2019

An Interview with Rabbi Jeffrey S. Myers (October 26-27)

91.7 FM WNJR Washington and the Department of Communication Arts at Washington & Jefferson College are proud to present:

An Interview with Rabbi Jeffrey S. Myers
(October 26-27)

On October 27, 2018 “the massacre during Shabbat morning services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. took 11 lives. Since that time, Rabbi Jeffrey S. Myers has been an important voice in our national discourse, promoting a simple but powerful message: we are stronger together,” (W&J Weekly, Week of September 2, 2019).

Please join us on this sorrowing anniversary for an exclusive interview with Rabbi Jeffrey S. Myers from the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. This is the first college radio interview that Rabbi Myers has given. This interview will be aired in its entirety on 91.7 FM WNJR during the following dates/times:
Saturday, October 26: 1:00-2:00PM 
Saturday, October 26: 7:00-8:00PM
Sunday, October 27: 1:00-2:00PM
Sunday, October 27: 7:00-8:00PM

The broadcast will also be streamed live at WNJR.org. After the interview, stay tuned for three musical selections personally chosen by Rabbi Myers. This interview was conducted in the 91.7 FM WNJR studio at Washington & Jefferson College on September 3, 2019 by:

Colleen Kelley, Junior, student in Communication Arts
Joe Franjione, Senior, student in Communication Arts and Business Administration
Stevie Berberick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Arts

The Department of Communication Arts would like to thank Rabbi Jeffrey S. Myers for providing our students with this opportunity, and for sharing his message of hope, healing, and resilience with the W&J community.

October 15, 2019

91.7 FM WNJR: Fall 2019

91.7 FM WNJR is back on the air, broadcasting live from the Washington & Jefferson College campus! In a few short weeks, we will be going back to full-power with an extended reach. As always you can listen in right here on WNJR.org. View the full schedule here: Weekly Program Schedule

In the meantime, enjoy original, live programming hosted by W&J students, including:

"Kickin' It Country" with Cassandra (Mondays 2:30-3:30PM)

"The Archive" with Luke (Tuesdays 9:00-10:00PM)

"2020" with Leo (Thursdays 6:00-7:00PM)

"Coolin'" with Wandi (Fridays 7:00PM-8:00PM)

April 15, 2019


Rule the World! 

It seems as though my R&B/Pop and Hip Hop dreams have finally come in to fruition, now that 2 Chainz and Ariana Grande decided to bless us with this bop "Rule The World. "  The song brings me back to early 2000's R&B (amerie)- a happier more simple place. What makes this collab so special is that there was a perception that 2 Chainz and Ari had beef after the release of 7 Rings. It was rumored that the video and melody was ripped from 2 Chainz song. It was quickly settled when 2 Chainz hopped on the remix and now they are back again with this BOP! All in all thank you for the song, take a look from the video and let us know what you think?

March 29, 2019

New Music Alert: Billie Eillish

Happy Friday everybody! Today, pop music's weird cousin Billie Eilish released her newest album: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? and it has already reached number one on iTunes! Billie Eilish is a 17 year old powerhouse, the music she makes with her brother is unique and expressive. Eilish has taken the world by storm since her first song 'Ocean Eyes' came out in 2016. Her new album is titled after a lyric in her sing 'Bury A Friend' which came out about a month ago.
Be sure to check out this awesome artist and as always tune into WNJR.org to hear new music!

March 8, 2019

Spring Break

Today is the last day of classes before spring break! We hope that everyone has a safe, fun, and relaxing time over the next week! Don't forget that you can still tune into WNJR and listen to some great tunes, there just might not be the same excellent shows until the students come back to campus.
Have a great break everybody!

March 1, 2019

Jonas Brothers are BACK!

Last night at midnight, the Jonas Brothers released a new music video, "Sucker", this is after they recently announced a tour and new coming music. Quite a surprise from the band after a six-year album hiatus, the group broke up in 2013 due to artistic differences. However they are still family, they've said in interviews they never really stopped writing music and playing together, just at home during family get-togethers. This announcement of new music garnered a huge positive response online. So watch the video, and look at how the "boy band" has grown up, featuring the real-life loves of the brothers: Priyanka Chopra (Nick Jonas' new wife), Sophie Turner (Joe Jonas' fiancee), and Danielle Jonas (Kevin Jonas' wife of 10 years). What do you think of the new song? Is this Jo-Bros return filling you with excitement or do you not really care? Do you think there will be more Kevin Jonas in your future?? As always, be sure to tune into WNJR to hear new music!

February 26, 2019

NEW MIX TAPE ALERT! Kehlani While We Wait

Kehlani While We Wait 

If you are need of new music that cleanses the soul and uplifts the spirit, look no further, Kehlani has blessed us with her newly released mixtape While We Wait which is streaming on all platforms! The mixtape is made up of 9 songs ranging from love songs like "Love Language" to break up anthems like "Nunya." Kehlani has not disappointed us when it comes to creating bops and music that really allows you to slow down. If you do not know already she is pregnant with her first child, Adeya and that has not stopped her from creating this mixtape in mere months. She does accredit this work to her daughter and titles the mixtape While We Wait because the world is currently waiting on the arrival of Adeya and this music is "while we wait."
Also, if you are looking for a podcast and want to get deeper with Kehlani and poet and writer Reyna Biddy "Sunday Gems"is available on iTunes! They both talk about issues of depression, realities of life, good energy, etc. Go elevate yourself and listen to both the podcast and mixtape!  

February 15, 2019

Black History Month W&J Events

We're about halfway through February but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Black History Month here on campus! Tonight there is R&B Yoga with the Black Student Union at 7:30PM in the dance studio in the new gym (Ross Recreation Center)! It's gonna be a great time, so relax, work out, and enjoying some throwbacks and popular R&B hits! On Saturday (Feb. 16th) at the Hub Alley hear Kai Roberts perform, he will be telling his story of dealing with his anxiety and panic disorder through interactive dialogue and hip-hop music. Be Prepared for good music, meaningful messages, and an overall good time. And while you're at the Kai Roberts performance you'll be able to spy some people from WNJR helping out with the audio! Finally, be sure to send an email to Taylor Grinage at grinagetd@jay.washjeff.edu by Sunday Feb. 17th to request an invitation to the Second Annual Black Legends Ball! The Ball will be on Saturday February 23rd at 6:30pm in the Rossin Ballroom. It will be an great night celebrating Black History Month, the keynote speaker will be Mark Weir, founder and CEO of LEADS- Leadership: Exploring and Developing Success LLC. Come dine, dance, and network! And be sure to attend the BSU bi-weekly meetings at 7:30pm in the Media Room!

January 29, 2019

21st Century Girl: Radio Feature

 21st Century Girl:
Want to be featured on air?!
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21st Century Girl Carmen J. is looking for any new musical artist wanting to promote their music on air! Those of you who do not know what her show is about she discuss current events such as politics, hip hop and "the culture" on her show. She is open to all artist being featured. It is her last semester so if you are interest you can DM her on all her social media platforms @carmenjcarroll or email her at carmen@wnjr.org.
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J Cole: Middle Child

J. Cole Drops Single:
 "Middle Child"
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Photo Courtesy of Billboard
If you don't know by now J. Cole has dropped a new single and it has everyone talking! Some regard the single as an anti-feud track while others regard it as J. Cole coming back to maintain his spot as one the greatest. He names it Middle Child because within the family dynamic people tend to forget the middle child but Cole made his declaration that he will not be forgotten or pushed aside. Cole makes references about not being concerned about the competition and if he did make a diss record it would no be for fame, money, clout, or recognition but just because he can. And not only can he make a diss record but he could also potentially ruin someone's career with merely his words. This type of rhetoric is not new to the rapper. He has been in feuds before with his song False Prophets. Cole is not the one to shy away from controversy and telling you how it is whether it is from doing drugs to beefs with the greatest.