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This Week in Music History: Oct. 9 – Oct. 11

This Week in Music History: Oct. 9 – Oct. 11

In this week in music history, one of the biggest bands ever was formed, and two of rock’s greatest heroes were born. On October 11th, 1990, Nirvana performed with drummer Dave Grohl for the first time at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, Washington. The orinigal drummer was Bob McFadden, only for a month, […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of John Lennon in honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday. John Lennon was born on October 9th in Liverpool, England to mother Julia and father Alfred. John Lennon spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle in a small […]

This Week in Music History: September 16-20

This Week in Music History: September 16-20

Happy Friday! That means it’s time for a look back at music history. On this day in 1975, David Bowie scored his first #1 single in the United Sates. “Fame” was the first to reach the top of the charts in the States, as well as the first to even breach the top 10. The […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning! The holidays are fast approaching and it feels like just yesterday it was Thanksgiving. I hope you’re enjoying your Friday and here is your music fix to get you through the end of the work day. On this day in 1980, at the request of Yoko Ono at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, John Lennon fans joined […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good Morning! It’s cold! Something you probably already knew with this sudden onslaught of frigid winter weather. Warm up with your weekly fix of music history right here! In 1967, one of music’s most notorious magazines published its first issue. Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco featuring John Lennon on the first cover in his outfit […]

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

A while ago, I reported on the suspected opening ceremony playlist for the 2012 Olympics. While the opening ceremonies were more of an abstract fever dream rather then the pageantry and pure unbridled extravagance that was Beijing, they had their own quirky (34 million dollar) charm to it. The closing ceremony, on the other hand, […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Florence Welch might be singing that the dog days are over but for fans of the King back in 1956, the dog days had just begun. On August 3, 1956 Elvis Presley released one of his most famous tracks, a cover of “Big Mama” Thorton’s “Hound Dog”. Presley infamously sang the song on The Steve […]

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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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