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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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188 Pieces

Smooth R&B, Vintage Soul, and Slow Jams

  • From: WERS
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2022

Latest Pieces

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Boston's unCommon Radio delivers an hour of curated R&B, Soul and Slow Jams

  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:24
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Smooth R&B, Vintage Soul and Slow Jams: The Secret Spot

  • Added: Mar 18, 2023
  • Length: 58:16
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For the connoisseur of R&B and Soul, The Secret Spot will feel like home

  • Added: Mar 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:02
Caption: The Pointer Sisters
From studios along The Boston Common, an intimate curated playlist from the most impressive songbooks of R&B and Soul: The Secret Spot

  • Added: Mar 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:56
Caption: Smokey Robnson
From studios along The Boston Common, spend an hour with Smooth R&B, Vintage Soul and Slow Jams: The Secret Spot

  • Added: Feb 25, 2023
  • Length: 59:13
Caption: The Isley Brothers, Credit: Angie Pham
A smooth curated blend of the very best Slow Jams

  • Added: Feb 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:49
Caption: The Godmother Of Soul, Credit: Kasvi Bhatia
Curated from studios along The Boston Common, The Secret Spot is like a time tunnel for R&B and Soul

  • Added: Feb 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:48
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The Secret Spot is a curated hour of smooth R&B and vintage Soul

  • Added: Jan 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:06
Caption: Secret Spotlight: Prince, Credit: Maeve Huttner
Your home for R&B, Soul and Slow Jams. Listen to an hour of The Secret Spot

  • Added: Dec 31, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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An hour of soulful yuletide favorites

  • Added: Dec 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:18