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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, […]

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

As always, this week was full of exciting music history! Twenty bucks says that you probably can guess who drove a car into a pool on this day in 1967. On this day in 1970, Lou Reed performed with The Velvet Underground for the last time at the famed New York club Max’s Kansas City. […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

As we take a look back, this is a truly legendary week in music history! August 16, 2013 marks the anniversary of the death of Robert Johnson, one of the most influential and mysterious musicians of the 20th century. The blues legend only left behind a few dozen songs for us, but his talent and […]

Throwback Thursday: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

Throwback Thursday: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of songs from Woodstock performers like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the legendary festival. The Woodstock Music Festival was billed as “Three Days of Peace and Music” and took place on farm in the Catskills of New York. The […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Happy Friday, listeners! Just as it’s been a beautiful week here in Boston, it’s been a lovely week in the world of music history. Here’s a couple fun facts to get you through yet another gorgeous, sunny weekend (total pain, right?). Today marks the birthday of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and possibly complete […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing songs from the Who’s Tommy to mark the anniversary of “Pinball Wizard’s” debut in the U.K. Primarily the brain child of guitarist Pete Townshend, the Who’s Tommy was perhaps the first grand rock-opera ever recorded. Tommy is a double-album about an abused and handicapped child who eventually […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Spring is almost upon us, listeners, and what better way to thaw yourself out than with a little crash course education? There’s plenty of music history to go around this week, so let’s get down to it. It’s another year older, another year wiser for a number of male musical powerhouses this week. Celebrating a […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Grab a set a headphones and a warm blanket because the snowmaggedon of Nor’easter Nemo is just hours away. We’ve got just enough time to squeeze in your weekly fix of music history. February 3, 1959 marked a tragic day for the new rock n’ roll movement. When a plane crash in Iowa resulted in the deaths […]

Concert Watch: November 15th-November 18th, 2012

Concert Watch: November 15th-November 18th, 2012

Just like that, music-lovers, the holidays are upon us and the concert season is all that’s left to keep us warm aside from that expensive Christmas cheer. Awesome is audible this week, so let’s get straight to it. Thursday, November 15th, Friday,  November 16th, and Saturday, November 17th – Amanda Palmer at The Paradise Lexington, […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Cheers, happy Friday, and TGIF! As I’m just getting back from Florida, at least I know it will be for me. But for those of you who worked all week and stuck it out through the waning days of summer, I salute you. And here’s your weekly fix of music history to show my appreciation […]

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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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