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Black Alumnae in Radio Share Journeys

Panelists reflected on their personal experiences working in radio and how they were able to face challenges such as racism and sexism in an ever-changing industry. The lively discussion provided space for panelists to share their struggles in the industry and offer room for genuine advice for those wanting to work in radio.

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Emerson College’s WERS Celebrates Local Music, Local Business, and Local Radio with 617 Day

88.9 WERS, New England’s first and oldest non-commercial radio station, broadcast from Emerson College, will hold its third annual 617 Day celebration of Massachusetts-based artists on Thursday, June 17, 2021. The celebration will be hosted by WERS Morning Show host George Knight and WERS Afternoon Show host Phil Jones who will be joined by more than a dozen local artists sitting in as guest DJs throughout the day highlighting their favorite songs by fellow local artists.