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WERS has always presented a diverse mix of music, while serving as a training ground for students at Emerson College. During the week the station features a mix of music ranging from folk, rock, jazz, world, blues, soul, electronic and reggae. Weekend programming includes everything from children's music to showtunes to Jewish and Israeli music. In recent years, WERS has become well-known for its Live Music Weeks, fundraisers in which dozens of live performances are broadcast from the WERS studios. In 1998, 88.9 WERS was able to move into newly-renovated studios at 180 Tremont St. on Boston Common, where they broadcast today. 88.9 FM WERS can be heard in five New England states with a listenership of over 150,000 people each week. WERS is almost entirely student operated and has been voted the number one college radio station in the country by The Princeton Review for the past six years. In 2006 the station was named "News Station of the Year" by the Associated Press.


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50 Pieces

Smooth R&B, Vintage Soul, and Slow Jams

  • From: WERS
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2018

Latest Pieces

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When you need a simple yet intimate playlist that's appropriate for relaxing, give a listen to The Secret Spot

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:48
Caption: The Essential R&B Divas, Credit: Norma Jean Clark and Jessa Martinos
From every era of R&B, a collection of the female vocalists who have made a big impact

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:20
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Don't over think a thing. Just enjoy the music

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:19
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A simple, intimate hour of R&B and Soul

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Enjoy an hour of selections from the most impressive songbooks of R&B and Soul

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:18
Caption: Seasons Change, Credit: Gloria Miller
Seasons change. The Secret Spot celebrates summer and seasonal slow jams

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:50
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An hour of Smooth R&B, Vintage Soul and Slow Jams

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:44
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A simple, intimate playlist of Smooth R&B and Vintage Soul

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:45
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The Secret Spot is the perfect solution to satisfy your taste for R&B and Soul

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 57:55
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The smoothest new tracks and deepest throwbacks in R&B and Soul

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:14