• Who's tuning in?

    By Kevan Olsen In a world of suffocating media and entertainment, it seems that the fate of radio is sealed with an ever expanding graveyard. First went the newspapers, then magazines, cable TV, at this rate it seems like everything is being replaced. Society has moved almost all media online. ...
  • A Life in Song: Jack Presbury, Product of the Folk Revival

    By Abby Church  For Jack Presbury, a JMU professor who teaches in the graduate counseling program, music has always been a hobby. Now that he’s retired, he’s taking more time to focus on his creative outlet. Originally from Kansas City, Presbury has been writing songs all his life. Growing up ...
  • Hip-Hop: A History

    By Ally Engelbrecht While hip-hop was not officially labeled until the ’70s, the social and emotional bearings of the style originated in times dating back to the 1920s prohibition. Following the Great Depression in America, high rise buildings and complex expressways began to pop up in cities, more specifically in ...
  • A rockin' night at the pony

    By Karlee Lewis From 9 p.m. Tuesday to midnight, The Golden Pony in Downtown Harrisonburg was alive with the sounds of alternative, indie and post-hardcore live music. The four bands on the bill for the night represented the eastern United States, coming from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Although the bands ...
  • DJ of the Month:

    By Ally Engelbrecht DJ Matt Callahan, a senior writing, rhetoric and technical communication and media arts and design double major, has been chosen as "DJ of the Month" for October. WXJM writer Ally Engelbrecht sat down with him for a few minutes to talk about his hip-hop show, "Unbranded Content." ...
  • Queerly Beloved: representation on air

    By Karlee Lewis One of WXJM’s newest additions, “Queerly Beloved”, airs on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Station manager Mike Dolzer, (co-host of “Roadside Blasphemy” that airs directly before) came up with the concept of the segment. “Queerly Beloved” is a show that focuses on being an LGBTQ+ student that is co-hosted ...
  • Time to get spooky: A playlist from the WXJM Web Team

    By Karlee Lewis With the sudden drops in temperature, color changing leaves, and the return of pumpkin spice flavored everything, it is obvious that fall has begun. With fall comes many things, including Halloween and spooky frights. To avoid these from happening, WXJM has compiled a list of songs to ...
  • "All Things Go" Went Well

    By Victoria Dravis   For three days, Washington, D.C. forgot about politics and focused on the music. All Things Go, an event production company, returned with its fourth annual Fall Classic held between Oct. 6-8. The music festival featured some of the biggest names in electronic, alternative, and hip-hop, including ...
  • WXJM Live — shaking up Thursday nights

    By Logan Chaudoin Thursday September 14th, 2017 was the first night that WXJM Live came back on the air for the 2017-2018 school year, hosted by Just Mike and Chatty Kathy (Mike Dolzer and Katie Feinberg). The show got started with Chatty Kathy’s simple jokes and enthusiasm for the first ...
  • from rally to revival in charlottesville: an evening of music and unity

    By Kevan Olsen   Charlottesville is known for being a thriving community, home to The University of Virginia and a colorful downtown. On August 12, the “Unite the Right” rally brought racism and violence to the forefront of national attention once again.  The rally was formed due to the council ...