Celebrating four alumni with exceptional careers in radio
Boston, MA (May 27, 2014)—On Saturday, May 31, Emerson College’s radio station WERS 88.9 will host its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The event honors Emerson alumni who worked at the station and continue to excel in the field of broadcast radio. The 2014 inductees are Gary Krantz ’81, president/CEO of Krantz Media Group; Florence Markoff ’37, long-time radio personality on WEAN, WJAR, WICE, and WLKW; Chet Tart ’74, vice president/general manager, WSVU North Palm Beach Seaview Radio; and Jacquie Gales Webb ’77, host, Sunday Afternoon Gospel, 96.3 WHUR.
This year, WERS celebrated its 65th anniversary. Since its inception, it has served as a training ground for broadcasting students at Emerson. “We are very excited to welcome these exceptional broadcasters and alumni back to campus as the newest members of the WERS Hall of Fame—recognizing their achievements in radio,” said WERS General Manager Jack Casey.
Past WERS Hall of Fame inductees include WBZ Radio’s Joe Mathieu; president and CEO of Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Gary Berkowitz; WKLB-FM’s Carolyn Kruse; program director at B96.5 and Magic WMJM 101.3 Philip David March; and WATD 95.9’s Malcolm Alter.
This year’s WERS Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place Saturday, May 31, at 3:00 pm in the Semel Theater (10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor) at Emerson College.
About WERS 88.9 FM
Founded in October 1949 by Emerson professor Charles Dudley, WERS is one of the top college radio stations in the nation. Student-run and professionally managed, the award-winning station serves New England a mix of indie rock, alternative, and folk music. Programming also includes calendars of events, public service announcements, news, and live music performances and interviews with musicians in-studio. WERS broadcasts live from the Emerson College campus, commercial-free, to Boston and beyond via streaming online. For more information, visit www.wers.org.
About Emerson College
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has 3,453 undergraduates and 837 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Emerson is internationally known for its study and internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the Netherlands, London, China, and the Czech Republic. The College has an active network of 32,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit www.emerson.edu.