Frequently Asked Questions About WERS and What We Do

Listener FAQ

WERS is committed to bringing you the best music on the planet, no matter where you happen to be. WERS is broadcasts from our studios on The Common in Boston, Massachusetts. And to keep you connected from anywhere in the world, we are streaming online, and in app form on your mobile device. If you have any questions or trouble listening to WERS, please email howard_simpson@emerson.edu

WERS broadcasting

WERS 88.9FM broadcasts both an analog and a digital signal. Digital broadcasting is known as HD Radio. HD Radio is a digital version of the already broadcast analog signal. In addition, WERS has a translators located in New Bedford and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Translators are used to pick up a station’s main signal and rebroadcast on a different frequency or channel. This is helpful to allow a station to cover more area for the listeners.

  • 88.9 FM Boston, MA
  • 88.9-HD1 Boston, MA
  • 88.9-HD2 Boston, MA
  • 96.5 FM New Bedford, MA
  • 101.5 FM Gloucester, MA

WERS online

You can listen to WERS at anytime from anywhere in the world with our online steam and mobile app. You can stream live through the media player at the bottom of the page and download our app in your app store. WERS can also be found in iTunes Radio, listed under Eclectic, and at Tunein.com.

Sometimes there are connection situations that are out of our control, usually found at the workplace. For those times, here are other links you can try. These stream links use a different connection path that may be acceptable on your network.

What is HD Radio?

HD Radio is a digital radio standard developed by iBiquity Digital and recognized by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It works the same way that traditional analog transmits, except that the audio is digital formatted and transmitted as a continuous digital data stream along with the analog signal. Radio stations send out the analog and digital signals on the same broadcast frequency, along with the signals for the text data. On the listener end, the signals are received and decoded. An HD Radio receiver picks up both the digital radio transmission with its accompanying text as well as the existing analog transmission. If you have a HD Radio receiver you will still be able to listen to stations that do not broadcast HD. And your existing analog receivers will still continue to receive the analog signals from broadcaster. A big difference between digital radio and digital television is that radio will continue to broadcast both analog and digital signals.

Stream HD2 – Standing Room Only through Streaming Audio, or iTunes.

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