Student-Run Radio Station 90.5WERG Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Posted: October 17, 2013
Gannon University's radio station 90.5 WERG celebrates its
history this year marking 40 years since the creation of the
student-run media outlet.
WERG is taking a trip down memory lane by asking Gannon alumni
who were previously affiliated with WERG to submit an audio clip of
their experience working for the station, along with their favorite
Submissions date the station back to when it first signed on air
in December 1972. Some alumni's original WERG audio clips even
refer to the now University as its formerly known "Gannon
The station has seen significant changes in its technology as it
has grown and evolved; along with an "unprecedented interest among
non-majors who applied for air-shifts and various other positions
at the station" this year said WERG Operations Manager, Chet
"90.5 WERG provides a healthy, creative and stimulating learning
experience in broadcast operations and management, while offering
unique programming for Gannon and the Erie community," said
The student-run radio station continues to incorporate digital
technology into its operations through online contests, social
media and, believe it or not 1972 alumni, portable global streaming
- something WERG never fathomed when it began!
Tune into 90.5 WERG to hear the alumni's stories on-air, and for more information on the station.