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Simpson receiving RTDNF’s Oldfield Award

Simpson receiving RTDNF’s Oldfield Award

Carole Simpson, senior leader-in-residence of the Journalism Department and former ABC News anchor, has been honored with the 2013 Barney Oldfield Distinguished Service Award by the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF). The award, named after the retired Air Force Colonel who was a former newspaper reporter and later Hollywood publicist who create a scholarship […]

The Smashing Pumpkins Release Live Album

The Smashing Pumpkins Release Live Album

The Smashing Pumpkins have been a staple in alternative music since the release of their second album in 1993, Siamese Dream. Since the breakout success of that record, the Smashing Pumpkins have remained consistent in churning out solid release after solid release. Their latest album, their ninth studio LP, 2012’s Oceania, was met with acclaim […]

Artist of the Week: Lorde

Artist of the Week: Lorde

WERS is featuring 16-year-old New Zealand singer Ella Yelich O’Connor, better known as Lorde, as our Artist of the Week! Having been signed to Universal Music at the even more tender age of 13, Lorde’s music has already become a smash success back home and is starting to make rounds here in America. Last March, Lorde’s infectious […]

Throwback Thursday: Suzanne Vega

Throwback Thursday: Suzanne Vega

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Suzanne Vega in honor of her 54th birthday! Suzanne Vega was born in 1959 in Santa Monica, California, but soon moved to New York City where she grew up on the Upper West Side. She began writing poetry at an early age […]

Camera Obscura Live In-Studio

As far as Scottish bands go, Camera Obscura has had quite an impressive run. Since its inception in 1996, the band earned the blessings of late British DJ John Peel, survived multiple line-up changes, and released five critically well-received albums. Camera Obscura’s latest, Desire Lines, just came out in June and the band is currently […]

Belle and Sebastian Live at the Pavillion

Belle and Sebastian Live at the Pavillion

It’s hard to listen to a Belle and Sebastian song without hearing it echo through the terrible plastic headphones I used to team up with an aging Walkman in high school (iPods are expensive on a snack bar employee salary), and holding a ticket that included the Scottish indie legends of yore in addition to Hoboken noise […]

Concert Watch: July 10th-11th

Concert Watch: July 10th-11th

Concert Watch: July 10-11th Happy Wednesday, concert lovers! Boston’s coming alive with a number of festivals and open-air events in the coming weeks, but what to do while you’re waiting for the excitement to commence? It’s not too late to get your last minute tickets to a few wonderful shows coming through the area in the […]

On the Verge: Eric Leva

On the Verge: Eric Leva

Twenty-year old Eric Leva, student of both the New England Conservatory of Music and Berklee, stopped by the WERS studios to perform two new songs. For over a decade, Leva has pushed himself musically, learning how to play the piano at the age of eight, and has slowly evolved into a healthy pop songwriter. However, […]

New Releases Tuesday: July 9th

New Releases Tuesday: July 9th

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. BECK, I Won’t Be Long Earlier this week, Beck released a brand new single and today it will be available for digital download […]

Hospitality

Come see Hospitality kill it at The Sinclair on July 30th! Click here for more information.

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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