Fwd: More changes at WERS

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 03:57:47 EDT 2013

WERS more and more is being influenced by alumni who live in LA.

They are looking at being a station representative of Metro Boston.

By comparison WRBB is very content on serving the inner city.

We are blessed in Boston with a vibrant college radio scene in the city and
several outlets subscribe to PPM to see how they are doing.

WRBB was created by the FCC to destroy Simon Geller from getting a huge

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 2:05 AM, A Joseph Ross <joe@attorneyross.com> wrote:

> On 8/20/2013 1:04 AM, Donna Halper wrote:
>>> Are decisions like this made by student station staff or by faculty?
>> I'd say both, but while the students do have some input, it may be more a
>> decision of the faculty adviser & the administration than the students.
>>  When I was still at Emerson, there was a bit of a battle going on about
>> the future of WERS; for example, some in the administration wanted WERS to
>> play less controversial music, and they tried several times to cancel rap &
>> hip-hop programming, ostensibly because of obscene lyrics and complaints
>> from the alumnae (we were never told who exactly complained). But hiring
>> community members (professionals) or changing/canceling programs would not
>> be a decision made by students, as far as I can tell.
> I hope it isn't a move to take over the station the way Boston University
> did many years ago with WBUR.
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