On Saturday, June 1, Emerson College’s award–winning radio station WERS 88.9 FM will host its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring Emerson alumni who have contributed greatly to the broadcasting industry, including executive producer of the award-winning television series Friends Kevin Bright ’76, communications strategist Dana Hall ’87, the late long-time Boston broadcaster David Maynard ’51, and radio personality Joel Zelle ’72.
Kevin Bright is the Founding Director of Emerson College Los Angeles and one of the original executive producers behind the Emmy Award–winning television series Friends (1994–2004), for which he directed more than 50 episodes, including the season finale each year. Early in Bright’s career, he produced numerous specials for Johnny Cash and David Copperfield. In 1986, he produced the Cable ACE Award-winning series The History of White People in America, as well as HBO specials starring Robin Williams, Harry Shearer, and Paul Shaffer. In 1989, he received his first Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series as supervising producer on Fox’s In Living Color. In 1992, Bright won a Cable ACE Award for Best Comedy Series as executive producer of Dream On.
About WERS 88.9 FM
For 67 years, WERS has served as a training ground for broadcasting students at Emerson. Founded in October 1949 by Emerson professor Charles Dudley, WERS is consistently ranked as one of the top student-run college radio stations in the country. 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 wers.org.
About Emerson College
Based 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. About 3,780 undergraduates and 670 graduate students come from across the United States and 50 countries to attend Emerson, which also has campuses in Los Angeles and Kasteel Well, Netherlands. Emerson’s active network of 39,000 alumni hold leadership positions in virtually every area of communication and the arts. For more information, visit emerson.edu.