Gannon University’s 90.5 WERG Celebrates College Radio Day
Posted: October 2, 2015
Today, Friday, Oct. 2 is being celebrated around the globe as
World College Radio Day but 90.5 WERG, Gannon University's
student-operated broadcast radio and web-streaming station, has
decided to make a week of it.
Organized by the College Radio Foundation, College Radio Day
aims to celebrate the contribution of college radio by
simultaneously airing programming nationwide that will connect the
combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio
On Friday at 11 a.m., 90.5 WERG aired a one-hour simulcast that
was carried live by hundreds of college radio station across the
country. Some of the audio in the national simulcast was produced
by Gannon students at 90.5 WERG's impressive studio in the new
Center for Communication and the Arts at W. Seventh and Peach
streets in downtown Erie.
90.5 WERG celebrated all week long by giving away tickets for
the October 6 Grace Potter show at Stage A.E. in Pittsburgh. A
tweet-up-and-win promotion gives listeners the opportunity to win
additional prizes by following the station on Twitter @905WERG.
The opportunity to be heard around the world is a heady
experience for the station's staff, but the reputation of WERG has
long had a reach far beyond that of its 3,000-watt signal.
Earlier this year, 90.5 WERG 90.5 WERG, was honored with eight
awards at the 75th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System
(I.B.S.) conference in New York that represents more than one
thousand college radio stations across the country. Last year, the
station received the Abraham & Borst "Best College Station in
the Nation" award at I.B.S. and the "Spirit of College Radio Award"
by the College Radio Foundation. In 2013, WERG's 40th anniversary
year, the station received the Gold Microphone award for
Outstanding Broadcasting Excellence given at the I.B.S.
90.5 WERG provides students with a unique, hands-on learning
laboratory where they can augment their skills in writing,
performing, and producing creative content. As part of Gannon
University's School of Communication and the Arts, WERG provides
professional radio service to the Gannon University community and
to greater Erie County.
Listeners can find 90.5 WERG at www.wergfm.com or on the Tune-In
Radio app for smart phone, tablet or PC.