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Throwback Thursday: The Cranberries

Throwback Thursday: The Cranberries

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of songs from The Cranberries in honor of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s 42nd birthday! Dolores O’Riordan was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland and was the youngest of seven children. It was in 1990 that O’Riordan auditioned for a band called The Cranberry Saw Us […]

Throwback Thursday: Glen Campbell

Throwback Thursday: Glen Campbell

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of songs from country singer Glen Campbell to celebrate the release of his 62nd and final studio album See You There. Born in Delight, Arkansas on April 22, 1936, Glen Campbell had already become a skilled guitarist by age sixteen and dropped out of high […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lee Hooker

Throwback Thursday: John Lee Hooker

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of songs from the late John Lee Hooker to celebrate what would have been his 96th birthday. John Lee Hooker was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi, the youngest of eleven children whose father was a Baptist preacher. Hooker and his siblings were only allowed to […]

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of U2 to celebrate the 52nd birthday of their guitarist The Edge! David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, was born in 1961 in London, England. Edge was raised in Ireland and attended the Mount Temple Comprehensive School. It is here […]

Throwback Thursday: Buddy Guy

Throwback Thursday: Buddy Guy

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set from blues guitar legend Buddy Guy in honor of his 77th birthday and his newly released album Rhythm & Blues. Buddy Guy was born and raised in Lettsworth, Louisiana and began learning how to play guitar at a very early age. He began learning on […]

Throwback Thrusday: Robert Plant

Throwback Thrusday: Robert Plant

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of Robert Plant in honor of his upcoming show tonight at the Bank of America Pavilion with Phosphorescent. Robert Plant was born in West Bronmwich, England in August of 1948 and showed an interest in rock and roll from a very early age. Plant said […]

Throwback Thursday: Brian May of Queen

Throwback Thursday: Brian May of Queen

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Queen to celebrate guitarist Brian May’s 66th birthday! Brian May was born today in 1947 in Hampton, London the only child of Harold and Ruth May.  Before Queen May was in the band Smile with singer/bassist Tim Staffell and drummer Roger Taylor. […]

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: Independence Day

Throwback Thursday: Independence Day

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of patriotic songs from Woody Guthrie, the Violent Femmes, Don McLean, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in honor of independence day. “American Girl” – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers This is the second single off of the self-titled debut album for Tom Petty & […]

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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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