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Former WERS General Manager Jack Casey

Jack Casey leaves WERS after 16 years

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 12, 2021

While Jack Casey may have retired from his role as general manager of Emerson’s WERS radio station, don’t expect the Emerson alumnus to leave the college anytime soon.  Casey, who officially departed...

WERS Operations Manager Howard Simpson pulled music by Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, and Jussie Smollett from his show. Photo by Hongyu Liu / Beacon Staff

Late-night WERS program pulls controversial artists’ songs

By Hongyu Liu, Multimedia Managing Editor
March 20, 2019

A programmer for WERS removed songs by controversial artists from his playlist between December and March of the 2018-19 academic year. The artists include R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Jussie Smollett,...

Ryan Bartlett hosting his Wednesday night show Wicked Local Wednesday at the co-curricular WERS. Cullen Grazen / Beacon Staff

College changes co-curricular registration process

By Kaitlyn Mettetal
September 20, 2018

The college overhauled the registration process for redeeming non-tuition credits through co-curricular organizations this fall after deciding the previous system lacked accountability. Under the new...

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