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Campus Radio Station Announces Fall Line-up

09/28/2016


WLJS, 91.9 FM broadcasts live from Self Hall on JSU's campus.

by Kaitlin Fleming

It might be turning 41 years old on Sept. 29, but JSU’s campus radio station, WLJS 91.9 FM, is still young at heart – keeping the airwaves buzzing with fresh content.   

The non-profit, student-led radio station is housed within JSU’s Department of Communication to offer hands-on, real world experience to aspiring broadcast professionals. The station carries National Public Radio programming and JSU sports coverage, as well as a wide variety of music and talk programs hosted by local DJs. 

Communication students who are pursuing a concentration in broadcast are required to take a radio workshop and contribute to the station, according to WLJS Program Director Jefferson Varner IV. However, you do not have to be a student within the department to work at the station.

“Volunteers who are from a different major rather than communications are in the clear for any form of radio work, just as long as they are willing to commit to their weekly assignment as DJ or correspondent,” Varner said.

The station’s original programming is as diverse as the DJs themselves, with more than 40 unique shows – from LGBTQ themed programs to conservative talk shows, geek culture to movie soundtracks. 

“One thing I hope to accomplish before I leave overall is making sure 91.9 has a reputation as not only the common cure for radio but the students’ favorite and trusted radio station,” said Varner.

Check out the complete list of this fall’s WLJS programs below. To listen, tune to 91.9 WLJS on your radio or stream live online for free.

Program List for WLJS, 91.9

Monday: 

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • “Soul Jam”
    • Topic: Hit soul music
    • Host: Caleb Lewis, a JSU Marching Southerner.
  • 1-3 p.m.
    • “Mid-day Rush”
    • Topic: Football talk show
    • Host: Owen Gilbert, a JSU student
  • 3-4 p.m.
    • “Broadway Bound”
    • Topic: Broadway show tunes
    • Host: Susan Grace, JSU student
  • 5-7 p.m.
    • “The Cody Dean Show”
    • Topic: Urban news
    • Host: Cody Dean, JSU student.
  • 7-8 p.m.
    • “Squarebuzz Show”
    • Topic: Current movies and upcoming releases
    • Host: Kyle Robinson, a JSU student.
  • 8-9 p.m.
    • “Punk It Out Hour”
    • Topic: Punk hits
    • Host: Sydni Fowler, JSU student
  • 9-10 p.m.
    • “The Dixie 60”
    • Topic: Conservative talk show
    • Host: Dustin Lybrand, a JSU student.

Tuesday:

  • 2-4 p.m.
    • “The Blue Note
    • Topic: Jazz
    • Host: Lauren McCauley, Assistant Program Director of WLJS.
  • 4-6 p.m.
    • “80s Cocky Classics”
    • Genre: Classic 80s rock
    • Topic: Ethan Garrett, a JSU student and communications major. His show features classic 80s rock music.
  • 6-7 p.m.
    • “Checks and Balances”
    • Topic: American politics, with a neutral outlook
    • Host: Seth Alexander, a a volunteer out of Atlanta.
  • 7-9 p.m.
    • “The Scrimmage”
    • Topic: Football news
    • Hosts: CJ Gilbert and Quenton Lawson
  • 9-11 p.m.
    • “The Skepticock Experience”
    • Topic: Humanist values and issues
    • Host: Ben G. Williams, a JSU Marching Southerner and president of the Secular Student Alliance at JSU.

Wednesday:

  • 10-11 a.m.
    • “K. Corine at 10”
    • Topic: Old school R&B
    • Host: Kayla Corine, a student, soccer player and track star at JSU.
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • “Sights & Sounds”
    • Topic: Movie soundtracks
    • Host: Brett Thornburg, a JSU student.
  • 1-3 p.m.
    • “Upstream”
    • Topic: Modern rock music
    • Host: Sean Collier, a JSU student.
  • 3-5 p.m.
    • “A P.C. Moment”
    • Topic: Celebrity news and pop music
    • Host: Corey McAllister, a JSU student.
  • 5-7 p.m.
    • “The JSU Report”
    • Topic: Campus, local and national news
    • Host: Jefferson Varner IV, JSU student and WLJS Program Director
  • 7-9 p.m.
    • “Cocky Country”
    • Topic: popular country music
    • Renee Lyons, a volunteer. Her show features popular country music
  • 9-10 p.m.
    • “Elevate: Social Justice Hour”
    • Topic: Progressive and feminist issues
    • Host Nicki Swindle, a JSU alumnus.
  • 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • “Mid-Week Metal Fest”
    • Topic: Metal hits
    • Hosts: Jesse Wheeles and his sidekick, Bones

Thursday:

  • 9-11 a.m.
    • “Rhythm Nation Station”
    • Topic: R&B hits from the 1990s
    • Host: Tori Taylor, a JSU student.
  • 12-1 p.m.
    • “Gamecock Huddle”
    • Topic: Gamecock football news, including recaps from previous campus and outlooks on future games
    • Host: Quenton Lawson
  • 1-2 p.m.
    • “Love 101”
    • Topic: Dating advice
    • Host: A’Leah Davis, a JSU student.
  • 3-5 p.m.
    • “Knight’s Den”
    • Topic: Rock hits of the 1990s and 2000s
    • Host: Keith Knight, a volunteer.
  • 5-7 p.m.
    • “3 Guys Talking”
    • Topic: Sports news
    • Host: Quenton Lawson
  • 7-9 p.m.
    • “Hey Techies”
    • Topic: Advice for common IT problems
    • Host: Michael Sanders, an IT technician for JSU.
  • 9-10 p.m.
    • “Get Trap’d”
    • Topic: Trap and dubstep music
    • Host: Allison Hardeman, a JSU student.
  • 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • “Electric Hearts”
    • Topic: EDM and dupstep hits
    • Host: Torsten Dryden, a JSU graduate and member of the rock group “The Sunsets”

Friday:

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • “People of JSU”
    • Topic: Feature stories on JSU students, alumni and more
    • Host: Patrick Yim, a JSU student. His show features stories on JSU students, alumni and more.
  • 12-1 p.m.
    • “Arcade Fire”
    • Topic: Video game talk show
    • Host: Sean Collier, a JSU student.
  • 1-3 p.m.
    • “That’s SO 90s”
    • Topic: Pop hits of the 1990s
    • Host: Kara Sallee, a volunteer. Her show features pop hits from the 90s.
  • 3-5 p.m.
    • “Sunshine & Radio”
    • Topic: 1970s folk and rock hits
    • Host: Caitlin Blanks, a JSU student.
  • 5-7 p.m.
    • “Geek Streak”
    • Topic: Talk show focuses on comic books and video games
    • Host: AJ Long, a JSU student. This show focuses on comic books and video games.
  • 7-9 p.m.
    • “JV Cool Files”
    • Topic: Urban pop hits
    • Host: Jefferson Varner IV, a JSU student and Program Director for WLJS.
  • 9-11 p.m.
    • “alterNative”
    • Topic: Alternative rock music
    • Host: Raven Pugh, a member of the Marching Southerners.

Saturday:

  • 6-10 a.m.
    • “Latin Sounds”
    • Topic: Latin music
    • Host: John Morales, a JSU graduate
  • 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • “Ironclad Theatre”
    • Topic: Industrial and international metal music
    • Host: John Sterling, a JSU student. His show features industrial and international metal music.

Sunday:

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • “The Jason Child’s Show”
    • Topic: LGBTQ topics
    • Host: Jason Child, a volunteer host from Oxford
  • 1-3 p.m.
    • “Hey Techies Rewind”
    • Topic: A re-run of “Hey Techies,” with information on troubleshooting and fixing common technology issues
    • Host: Michael Sanders, an IT technician for JSU.
  • 5-7 p.m.
    • “Abby Parks’ Folk & Renaissance Show”
    • Topic: Bluegrass and traditional music
    • Host: Abby Parks, a volunteer host
  • 7-9 p.m.
    • “Dream Kast”
    • Topic: Hip-hop
    • Host: Jerry White, a JSU student.
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