Playlist: WERG Classics

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One of my favorite activities on campus was being an on-air personality for WERG. I hosted an air shift where I announced songs, performed music news updates and even voiced a promo. One thing I really liked was that I was able to voice-track a show in advance so I could fit this into my schedule. […]

A legend is born

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Hockey is a multi-faceted sport. I don’t just mean the differences between forwards, defensemen and goalies, etc. There are trainers for when a player is hurt, equipment managers who keep everyone’s gear functioning properly and entire media departments making sure viewers at home can see the game without issues. All sports are like this: baseball, […]

WERG Top 30 for 3/17/15

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Gannon’s alternative rock station, 90.5 WERG, presents the top 30 songs for the week ending Mar. 17. Listen Live: 90.5 WERG LW          TW 1              1              Modest Mouse/Lampshades on Fire (Strangers To Ourselves; Epic) 2              2              Robert DeLong/Long Way Down (Long Way Down – EP; Glassnote Records) 4              3              Death Cab For Cutie/Black Sun (Kintsugi; Atlantic) 3              […]

WERG radio shift

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Sometimes, the weekly grind can get the best of you. Classes, activities, and social commitments are quick to overwhelm. When they do, I need something that helps me get away and give my mind a rest. Luckily, I have six glorious hours a week where I can do just that – my radio shifts at […]

WERG behind the scenes on basketball

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Radio stations aren’t just for music. Most radio stations cover topics across the board: music, entertainment, news, and even sports. Not every radio station covers them the same way, but all of them have the same areas covered. Gannon University’s 90.5 WERG is one of those stations. WERG, which stands for “Erie Radio Gannon,” is […]

Pizza competition sure to leave students stuffed

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Every year, Gannon’s Yehl Ballroom is taken over by the delicious aroma of pizza as local pizzerias compete for the title of “Gannon’s Favorite Pizza.” This year marks the 7th annual competition. Attendees to the event sample a variety of flavors and styles of pizza from local pizzerias including Porky’s Pizzeria, Little Caesar’s, Hungry Howie’s, then vote […]

REVIEW: Seahaven is an unexpected hit

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Seahaven – Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only 4.5/5 Reverie Lagoon is a record I never expected. In fact, I’m not even sure why I first listened to it. Seahaven has never played a huge role in the indie or punk scenes, rather settling for a back catalog of Brand New influence, challenging vocal delivery […]

WERG Top 30 for 4/15/14

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Gannon’s alternative rock station, 90.5 WERG, presents the top 30 songs for the week of Apr. 15 WERG can be streamed live via webcast from the link on our sidebar. LW          TW 1              1              Kongos/Come With Me Now (Lunatic; Tokoloshe Records) 3              2              Fitz and The Tantrums/The Walker (More Than Just a Dream; Elektra Records) […]

REVIEW: La Dispute and Manchester Orchestra

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La Dispute – Rooms of the House 5/5 In 2011, La Dispute released Wildlife, their second LP and an emotionally exhausting affair that carried on for nearly an hour. Therein lied the album’s greatest strength and weakness all rolled into one inconvenient realization: La Dispute had created an album so lyrically dense, that you had […]

Managing the best college station in the nation

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“Wait, we won what? Best College Station in the Nation? Shut up, I’m going to cry.” These eloquent words were said by yours truly when I received the phone call that 90.5 WERG won the best college station in the nation award. Being the general manager of WERG during this time has been completely insane. […]