About WNJR

91.7 FM WNJR is an FCC licensed noncommercial educational radio station administered by Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Housed in the Department of Communication Arts, WNJR serves as a media learning lab for courses in Theatre, Media Studies, and Public Relations. It also operates as a full-time work-study program open to all majors at W&J.

WNJR broadcasts and streams twenty-four hours a day, featuring an eclectic format of music and syndicated programming, as well as a wide range of live shows hosted by W&J students. Student broadcasters have the freedom to produce a diverse range of independent programming, exploring their own creative and academic interests while developing skills in public speaking, professional writing, and audio media production.

From country classics and progressive rock to sports talk and pop-culture news (and everything in between), any student interested in hosting a live radio show is encouraged to apply to become qualified. All WNJR students will become fluent in the rules, regulations, and best practices that govern contemporary broadcasting, while immersing themselves in the technical operation of a terrestrial radio station.

Radio at Washington & Jefferson College started as WAJC-AM (1961), followed by WJCR-FM (1971) and WXJX-FM (1989). WNJR-FM began broadcasting in 2002 from the top of the Washington Trust Building. In 2019, the station moved its antenna to the top of Mt. Wheeler, where it broadcasts at an effective radiated power (ERP) of 400 watts. The studio and office are located in the Burnett Center on campus.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

91.7 FM WNJR Radio
Washington & Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln Street
Washington PA, 15301

Email: wnjr (at) washjeff.edu


Student Staff:

Marketing Director:
Full-Time Station Staff/Radio Hosts:

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Header Image:

"Aerial view of Main Campus (ca. 1930's)"
Courtesy of The Clark Family Library Digital Archives at Washington & Jefferson College