109 University Square

Erie, PA 16541


Studio: (814) 459-WERG

Office: (814) 871-5841


General Manager/Program Director - Nicolis Franz

Nicolis is a senior Digital Media Major. Involved with 90.5 WERG during his entire time at Gannon University, he is the co-creator and host of the CBI award-winning show The VIP: an entertainment and media talk show that can be heard Wednesday nights from 6-8pm. He is also the creator, writer, and director of The Curse of Turner Hotel, an IBS award-winning radio drama with a choose-your-own-adventure aspect.

Music Director - Andy Drew

A senior medical lab science/philosophy major, Andy researches music trends to curate not only the Tuesday Top 30 each week, but also our entire overall sound.  Have a music suggestion?  Shoot Andy an e-mail!

Social Media Director - Madison Maurice

Madison is a sophomore Digital Media Major with a plan to minor in Advertising. She keeps our social media pages updated with fresh content.  Madison is also a work study for the School of Communication and the Arts, the Marketing Committee Leader for Gannon’s Activities Programming Board, involved in the T.R.A.V.E.L. program, and a Commuter student.

Production Director - Robert Fox

Robert is a junior who is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, with minors in Philosophy and Entrepreneurship.  He also writes, records, and mixes music of his own, right from home.  If your organization at Gannon wants to promote an event (in either Erie or Ruskin), he's the guy to contact!

Sports Director - Erik Konwinski

Erik is a junior who is planning on transferring into our digital media major.  Erik played hockey throughout high school, so if you want to talk NHL or the Otters with him, tune-in for the Prime Tine Sports Guys every Thursday evening and shoot him a message on Twitter @PTSG_werg!  (Please keep him from talking about the Lions, Redwings, and Tigers the whole show...)

Promotions Director - Veronica Kowalski

Veronica is finishing-up her master’s degree in Strategic Communication at Gannon.  Part of the 90.5 WERG family through her undergrad career, Veronica was our Social Media manager for three years, and is our Promotions Director for Fall 2020!

Secretary - Abbey Ritchie

Working towards her master's degree in Strategic Communication, Abbey's voice has been a mainstay on 90.5 WERG throughout her undergrad years in both morning and afternoon drive.  She is influential in keeping the lines of communication open for the station's entire staff!  

Underwriting Coordinator - Deb Carlson

After earning her Master's degree at Gannon, Deb relocated to Pittsburgh but still services our underwriting accounts.  If you are interested in sponsoring WERG, we can acknowledge your product or service on-air, and provide additional value to you through our website and social media outlets.  Contact Deb for details!

Operations Manager - Chet LaPrice

Chet brings three decades of broadcast experience to the WERG airwaves.  After earning his undergrad degree in Electronic Media here at Gannon in 1992, Chet worked in commercial radio for fifteen years--most of them at WXTA Country 98 (now 97-9 Nash-FM) hosting the midday show, and serving as Production Director and Music Director.  Chet returned to Gannon in 2002 to oversee operations at WERG radio.  He earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2011 and is also a national board member of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

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