Gannon University’s Radio Station Receives New Grant
Posted: June 9, 2014
Gannon University's student-run radio station, 90.5 WERG, is the
recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Association of
Chet LaPrice, operations manager at WERG, said that the grant
money will fund a new digital work station, which will allow to
WERG to expand its air staff, voice track additional shows,
pre-produce long-form shows and more efficiently utilize this
industry-standard educational tool for digital audio production
classes in the University's communication arts program.
The grant, according to LaPrice, will benefit not only Gannon
students but Erie listeners as well. "We offer unique and diverse
programming to the Gannon community and the greater Erie County
area, and we constantly seek ways to provide a special learning and
listening experience that will enhance our students' potential
through the compelling and captivating medium of radio," he
Earlier this year, 90.5 WERG was honored with several awards at
the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Conference in
New York, including the Abraham and Borst Award for Best College
Station in the Nation.
The station will cross Peach Street, moving into the new School
of Communications and the Arts building in Fall 2014.
"Combined with our new building and facilities, a digital
production workstation will enable us to enhance these endeavors
and provide the [push] to create a more unique programming going
forward," LaPrice said.