90.5 WERG schedule
SHOWS

The Best Rock on the Radio.

Weekdays

90.5 WERG is on the air 24/7/365.  During the week, you'll hear a great mix of new modern and indie rock from the likes of The Black Keys, Of Monsters and Men, Florence and the Machine, The Killers, The 1975, Alice Merton, and Twenty-One Pilots; heritage alternative tracks from such names as R.E.M., The Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, and Oasis; and some old-school new-wave for good measure--New Order, Depeche Mode, INXS, and The Cure.  Put together, they're the best sounds that will come out of your radio.

Sonic Sunrise

Weekday Mornings:

5 am - 9 am

All the rock you need to get you motivated to face the day!

Plus, updates from NBC NewsRadio and Erie News Now at the top and bottom of each hour;

Sports Updates at :15 and :45 (a quarter-past and a quarter-to);

Information features throughout the morning:

5:20  Consumer Reports                                   5:50  Money Matters

6:20  The Entertainment Report                       6:50  HealthBeat

7:20  Profile America                                         7:50  The Tech Round-Up

8:20  Indie Film Minute                                     8:50  The Entertainment Report

Uzuri wa Africa

Mondays

8 pm - 10 pm

The literal translation from Swahili is "The Beauty of Africa."  Gannon University's global students play tunes from their home countries, and discuss their cultures, customs, and geography.  Music--it brings us all together.

 

Hosted by Sydney Oyatta

*Intercollegiate Broadcasting System 2019 National Winner: Best Variety Program

Returns Fall 2020

The Tuesday Top 30

Tuesdays

6 pm - 9 pm

All of the best rock on the radio, all in one place!  Catch-up on any new tracks you might have missed, check-out some great artist spotlights, and reminisce as we flashback with previous hits on the WERG charts--five, ten, twenty, and thirty years ago!

Hosted by Andy

Returns Fall 2020; new charts still posted every Tuesday under the "Music" tab

The V.I.P. on WERG

Wednesdays

6 pm - 8 pm

Movies---Television---Gaming---Music!  Marvel vs. DC!  Get in on the discussion every Wednesday evening.  You have a front-row seat every time you tune-in.

Hosted by Nicolis Franz

*College Broadcasters, Inc. 2019 2nd-Place National Award for Best Entertainment Show

*Intercollegiate Broadcasting System 2020 National Award Winner: Best Radio Drama for The Curse of Turner Hotel

Returns Fall 2020, but special broadcasts may air over the summer---check Twitter!

Fazed Cookies

Wednesdays

9 pm - Midnight

All the sounds that may have missed your ear.  B-sides, album cuts, rarities, and live performances in-studio with local talent, every Wednesday night.

Hosted by Michael

This show is not currently airing due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Prime-Time Sports Guys

Thursdays

6 pm - 9 pm

From the Gannon Golden Knights to the Las Vegas Golden Knights, Erik and the PTSG crew have it covered every Thursday evening.

Hosted by Erik Konwinski

Returns Fall 2020

Radio Roulette

Fridays

9 pm - Midnight

One minute, it's classic Country.  Then, showtunes and instrumentals...followed by a set of K-Pop and 80's rock.  It's all in the hands and imaginations of the hosts every week.  The creativity is in the curation...and you never know what you're gonna get! 

Hosted by ...?

Returns Fall 2020

DAILY FEATURES

90.5 WERG News Updates

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Researched, compiled, edited, produced, and presented by the 90.5 WERG news staff woth the services of NBC NewsRadio, Erie News Now, and other sources when cited.

Weekday mornings during Sonic Sunrise; also at Noon, 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm

Weekend local headlines Saturday and Sunday mornings, and Sunday nights at 10pm
 

Continuing coverage overnights at the top of the hour

90.5 WERG Sports Updates

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Produced daily by the 90.5 WERG sports staff, utilizing the services of NBC NewsRadio.

Weekday mornings during Sonic Sunrise, with updates at approximately 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm

The Indie Film Minute

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Reviews of lesser-known but interesting indie films worth viewing.  Three new titles are presented every week.  You won't find them in theatres--it's discovery through rental and streaming!

Weekday mornings at 8:20am during Sonic Sunrise; also at approximately 1:30am, 1:30pm, 6:30pm, and 11:30pm (90 seconds; new weekly)

Profile America

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Vignettes highlighting key events, observances, or commemorations of cultural relevance in America.  Recent airings spotlighted such diverse topics as the first Native American senator, the end of Prohibition, the invention of chewing gum, and the establishment of baseball’s “designated hitter” rule.

Weekday mornings at 7:20am during Sonic Sunrise; also at approximately 2:30am, 11:30pm, 5:30pm, and 9:30pm (60 seconds; new daily)

Current Cast

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Water issues affect everyone and everything in the Great Lakes and surrounding watersheds: including environmentalists, boaters, beach-goers, clean-water activists, swimmers, fishermen, wildlife--all of us!

Weekdays at approximately 3:30am, 9:30pm, and 7:30pm (60 seconds; new daily)

Consumer Affairs Daily Minute

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A one-minute daily wrap-up of the day's top consumer news, because everyone deserves to make smart decisions.  Hosted by Mark Huffman.

Weekday mornings at 5:20am during Sonic Sunrise; also at approximately 2:30pm and 10:30pm (60 seconds; new daily)

Wellsville!

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Locally-produced once a month, and hosted by Dr. Tony Snow and Kathy Iorio, Wellsville strives to inspire and empower everybody to learn, embrace, and actively practice optimal health in mind and body.

Airs randomly throughout the week (90 seconds; new monthly)

WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

Super Soul Saturday

Midnight Saturday through

9 am Sunday

A mainstay on WERG’s line-up for over four decades!  Thirty-three hours of rhythm & blues, hip-hop, Motown, Gospel, and many other strong sounds.  Lee Smith, Timmy Mac, Mike West, Sweet T, Chilly J, The Captain, The Maleman, and the entire Super Soul staff invite you to listen!

*Intercollegiate Broadcasting System 2020 Top-Five National Finalist: Best Community Show

This show is currently pre-recorded due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Festa Italiana

Sundays

9 am to Noon

This show is currently pre-recorded due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Potencia Latina

Sundays

Noon to 3 pm

Three hours of the best of today's and yesterday's Spanish hit music from all over the world--including salsa, merengue, bachata, and more!

Hosted by Mario Medina and Eddie Ocasio

This show is currently pre-recorded due to Covid-19 restrictions.

PolkaLand!

Sundays

3 pm to 7 pm

Join Jim Kucharski, Kenny Olowin, & our DJ's for four hours of the finest in polka music from the past & present!  Also simulcast on the Polka Jammer Network.

This show is currently pre-recorded due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Services from the First United Methodist Church of Erie

Sundays

7 pm

The radio broadcast of the Sunday worship service, from our neighbors at 707 Sassafras Street. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, these broadcasts are selected repeats from previous services.

Lincoln Radio Journal

Sundays

8 pm

Hosted by Lowman Henry (Gannon Class of ’75), Journal features news and commentary about various issues impacting the Commonwealth.  Plug-into the pulse of Pennsylvania every Sunday evening.

Radio Curious

Sundays

8:30 pm

Barry Vogel, host and producer, started Radio Curious in 1991 as a way to interview interesting people on a curiously wide array of topics about Life and Ideas. 

Planetary Radio

Sundays

9 pm

Matt Kaplan of The Planetary Society interviews scientists and astronomers about what's up with the night sky.  It’s a show about life, the universe, and everything!

Tell Us a Tale

Sundays

9:30 pm

Offering stories, tales and tunes collected from six of the seven continents (still working on Antarctica), this show appeals to listeners of all ages. So whether you are three years old getting an allowance, waiting tables in college, or drawing a pension, gather 'round the radio each Sunday night at 9:30 for Tell Us A Tale.

Big Picture Science

Sundays

10 pm

Produced at the SETI Institute, this show provides a fun way to draw surprising connections between the latest science and technology research to help give us The Big Picture.  Leading researchers, techies, and journalists join astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley each week to provide a smart and humorous take on emerging scientific research.

The Reason for Our Hope

Sundays

11 pm

Inspiring sermons from Fr. Larry Richards, every Sunday night on Gannon Radio.

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