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, Public Relations, and Public Speaking. It also operates as a campus-wide student activity and full-time work-study program, open to all majors at W&J.
WNJR broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, featuring an eclectic format of music and syndicated programming, as well as a wide range of academic and creative endeavors from W&J students and faculty. 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, interpersonal communication, and media production.
From country classics and late-night metal to sports talk and local news, any student interested in hosting a live radio show is encouraged to sign up. No experience required. All WNJR students are trained in the technical operation of the station, as well as the rules and regulations that govern contemporary broadcasting.
Radio at Washington & Jefferson College started as WAJC (1961-1971), followed by WJCR (1871-1989) and WXJX (1989-2002). WNJR 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.
91.7 FM WNJR Radio
Washington & Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln Street
Washington PA, 15301
Email: wnjr at washjeff.edu
Assistant Manager: Leo Ofili
Marketing Director: Fransia Rodriguez
Programming Directors: Arianna Taylor, Jessica Scott, Bryan Lopez, Anya Venturini, Taylor Wolf, and Jonathan Clifton
Dr. Nicholas R. Maradin III
General Manager, WNJR-FM
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Arts
The WNJR logo was designed by Andrew McKenna (W&J Communication Arts '14).
"Aerial view of Main Campus (ca. 1930's)"
Courtesy of The Clark Family Library Digital Archives at Washington & Jefferson College