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Blackstar: “Respiration”

Blackstar: “Respiration”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even […]

Jimmy Cliff: “Vietnam”

Jimmy Cliff: “Vietnam”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even motivate a nation. […]

Murvin’s “Police and Thieves”

Murvin’s “Police and Thieves”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even motivate a nation. […]

Artist Spotlight: Nneka

Artist Spotlight: Nneka

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even […]

Grandmaster Flash: “The Message”

Grandmaster Flash: “The Message”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even […]

Live Music Week 2013

Live Music Week 2013

Live Music Week 2013 is coming, March 16-24! Stay tuned to 88.9 and wers.org for more details!  

Throwback Thursday: Shawn Colvin

Throwback Thursday: Shawn Colvin

This week for Throwback Thursday, we are featuring folk rocker Shawn Colvin. Colvin is an American singer-songwriter who you might recognize from her hit “All Fall Down” that regularly graces the WERS airwaves. She is best well known for her 1997 single “Sunny Came Home” that landed her not only a Grammy Award nomination – […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Earlier this week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially announced next year’s inductees. The list includes Progressive Rock pioneers Rush, female Classic Rock duo Heart, “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” singer Randy Newman, and Blues guitarist Albert King. They all managed to stand out among an impressive array of nominees that also […]

Throwback Thursday: Bonnie Raitt

Throwback Thursday: Bonnie Raitt

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re celebrating Bonnie Raitt’s birthday with a set of her music. Active since the 1970′s, Bonnie Raitt has been an icon for quite some time.  The early parts of her career are characterized by a roots influenced sound that was heavily acclaimed, if not widely popular.  That changed in the […]

Joe Kennedy III sweeps congressional election

Joe Kennedy III, 32, is returning the Kennedy dynasty to Washington after winning the District 4′s open cnogressional seat, vacated by retiring Rep. Barney Frank. Kennedy is an assistant prosecutor, former Peace Corps volunteer and grandson of former Sen. Robert Kennedy .Kennedy beat Republican Sean Bielat 61 percent to 36 percent with 80 percent of precincts […]

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