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WERS weekends is a collection of family friendly programs that vary from broadway show tunes, to A Cappella, to children’s music. Join WERS every weekend for music and programs for the entire family. Follow WERS’ Family Friendly Weekends on twitter or become a fan on Facebook!
Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM, Sundays Noon to 2 PM
Standing Room Only is one of the only places you can hear all your favorite Broadway tunes. You’ll be sure to hear a range of music, from old time favorites like Gene Kelly and Judy Garland, to all the new music right off Broadway. Hosts take requests, alert listeners of theater in the area, bring in local productions, and provide lots of unique theatrical histories and fun facts. For 30 years, Standing Room Only has been bringing “The Best of Broadway and Beyond” to Boston and now to the world via our webstream. You can also get your showtunes fix on WERS 88.9 HD2, which broadcasts Standing Room Only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in crystal clear digital audio quality. It’s practically like taking a walk down Broadway itself!
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Saturdays and Sundays 2 to 4 PM
All A Cappella: All A Cappella is Boston’s home for collegiate and professional a cappella. During the show, listeners will hear everything from the original compositions of collegiate groups in the Boston Area and beyond, to old favorites given a fresh A Cappella spin, rearranged and re-imagined by the best and the brightest of the genre. The hosts are constantly adding to the library and listening to the input of listeners during the show, and keeping fans updated via twitter on shows and events going on around Boston. The CASA runner-up for best a cappella program in 2011, AAC is also home to All A Cappella LIVE!, an annual event that brings in groups from across the country to showcase their passion and thrill audiences with their theatricality in one amazing evening of Voices. Recent in-studios include ‘The Dartmouth Aires’, ‘The BU Dear Abbys’, and ‘The Northwestern University Undertones’.
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Saturdays 6a-10a and Sundays 6a-7a
For over ten years The Playground has been playing the best local, national and international kids artists. Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, the Playground has just what you are looking for. The Playground mixes nursery rhymes and classics, like, “Who Put The Bomp,” Disney music, theme songs, and Grammy-award winning and up-and-coming children’s artists together for an evening of listening fun for the whole family. Hosts are hands-on by taking requests and giving shout outs throughout the show, and may often be heard live in the WERS studio interviewing popular groups passing through the Boston area. Past in-studios include Beethoven’s Wig, Rolie Polie Guacamole and Billy Jonas.
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Sundays 8-11 AM
Tune in and celebrate! Chagigah is a unique program that provides the best in Jewish and Israeli music and culture. Chagigah is a source for a variety of Yiddish and klezmer music dating from 1914 to today, and new local music from bands like The Klezwoods and Somerville Symphony Orkestar. Chagigah provides an eclectic mix of traditional, family, and modern Jewish tunes. Hosts stay connected to the community by taking audience contributions for music and local events. The Chagigah Community Calendar is an informative way to stay updated on events in the Jewish community. Past in-studios include Yael Naim, Klezmer Conservatory Band, and Rachel Cole. Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sundays 11 AM to Noon
For over 20 years, WERS has broadcast the services of the First Church in Boston Unitarian Universalist. Tune in to hear this Unitarian Universalist service every Sunday. The First Church in Boston Unitarian Universalist is located in Boston’s Back Bay at 66 Marlborough St. They can be reached at 617-267-6730 or on the web at www.firstchurchboston.org.