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Two students reading newswire feed from a teletype machine with 4 clocks on the wall showing the current time in Boston, London, Moscow and Tokyo.

1958

Three students in radio station control room. Young man tinkers with reel to reel tape machine while young woman reads liner notes on a vinyl record. Signage on the RCA-branded equipment reads: FM 88.9 MCS. WERS EMERSON COLLEGE.

1958

Students in radio station control room. Other students are visible through the window in the live room.

1958

Young man in a construction helmet leans through a hole in a wall. A sticker on the wall reads, "WERS 88.9," and handwritten above that is, "The New Home of." in the Ansin building. In 1998, WERS relocated from 180 Beacon Street to the Ansin building at 180 Tremont St, where it remains today (2019). It would be the first Emerson building project completely funded by gifts. At the time, WERS was Boston's only radio station with street-level windowed studios.

1998

Also pictured with Curt Gowdy are the owner of stations WCCM and WCGY.

1986-07 - 1986-06

1986-04

A television monitor, labelled "Mon #17," shows the image of several men in chairs with their backs to camera and four men standing. One of them is looking at his wristwatch. An image from the summer of 1934 is displayed a television monitor during a Sept. 30, 1986 event celebrating the history of broadcasting at Emerson College.

1986-09-30

Fleming and Edes, both seated, in conversation. A display board sits on a table behind them. Bob Fleming later served as Executive Director of the library at Emerson College.

1986-09-30

Photo of a television monitor, labelled "Mon #17" showing a close-up of Arthur Edes. WEEI Radio program director Arthur F. Edes taught broadcasting courses at Emerson and was one of the founders of WERS. This image is from an interview with Emerson College archivist Robert Fleming.

1986-09-30

Empty studio at WERS shot across a table holding a table mic and globe.

1958

Man holds on end of headphone to his ear while reading album liner notes from a vinyl record sleeve.

1958

Sideview of a man reading newswire feed from a teletype machine, under a "WERS NEWS" sign. Papers are tacked to the wall.

1958

Man talking on telephone while writing at a desk. Equipment, windows and radiators are behind him.

1958

Mans stands at a podium behind a microphone with the "WERS" call sign on top. Another man stands with copy in hand, his other hand raised and pointing.

1958

Two men stand at a wall of shelved vinyl records. One holds a clipboard.

1958

Two "United Press" teletype machines deliver newswire to WERS. On the wall, a sign reads "The World Today." Above the sign, four clocks displaying the time in Boston, London, Moscow and Tokyo.

1958

Man stands over teletype looking at the newswire feed under a "WERS NEWS" sign. Papers are tacked to the wall.

1958

Man stands with a clipboard looking at machinery.

1958

A desk full of radio broadcasting equipment, including a turntable.

1958

Man and woman sit in conversation at a small table in the radio studio with a hanging mic between them.

1958

Young man wearing glasses with his hands on the console at WERS. There is a reel-to-reel tape deck on the on the far side of the control board.

1958

1958

A desk full of radio broadcasting equipment, including a turntable.

1958

An elderly man and a younger man sit across a small table from each other with a microphone hanging between them. The older man has his hands on a large book on the table. Other people are visible through the window into another room.

1958

Globe on desk next to audio equipment and microphone.

1958

View through the window into the control room where several men are seated at equipment with their backs to the camera.

1958

Young man sits at sound operations device. There's an "On Air" sign on the wall and an empty reel-to-reel machine.

1958

Man and woman sit casually at a small table in the radio studio with a hanging mic between them.

1958

Young man sits in front of a typewriter with an LP record in his hand.

1958

An elderly man and a younger man sit across a small table from each other with a microphone hanging between them and a large book on the table.

1958

Young man at studio console, points at someone on the other side of the window. There are two turntables next to him, and a reel-to-reel deck behind him.

1958

Mans stands at a podium behind a microphone with the "WERS" call sign on top. Another man stands with copy in hand, his other hand raised.

1958

Two "United Press" teletype machines deliver newswire to WERS. On the wall, a sign reads "The World Today." Above the sign, four clocks displaying the time in Boston, London, Moscow and Tokyo.

1958

Three men sit in conversation around a small table mic. Behind them stands a ribbon microphone with the "WERS" call sign on top.

1958

Young man sits in front of a typewriter, looking down at an LP record in his hand.

1958

Man, standing, shows copy to another man seated at a typewriter. Both men wear eyeglasses.

1958

Man sits at a desk with a turntable in front and another behind him. He holds something with a cord to one ear. The vinyl record, Jazz for Dancers, sits on the desk.

1958

Three men sit in conversation around a small table mic. Behind them stands a ribbon microphone with the "WERS" call sign on top.

1958

Singer, Johnny Mathis, wearing black jacket and tie, in the WERS control room with two other men.

1958

Richard L. Kaye, president of WCRB with Wanda Bigham, acting vice president for development at Emerson College, and Rev. Theodore Jones, vice chairman of WCRB. Photo taken during the 75th birthday celebration of founder, Theodore Jones. Location: Copley Plaza Hotel.

1986-03-25

Two smartly-dressed young men in a room before a large glass window. One sits at a small table. He appears to be reading copy into a single tabletop microphone. The other sits behind a larger desk built around audio equipment. He's got two turntables and a microphone. Two turntables and a microphone. In 1949, the Broadcasting Division received FCC approval for an educational broadcasting license; Emerson’s student-operated radio station WERS went on the air for the first time with 10 watts power.

1949

Two men and an award. In 1962, WERS won the UPI Tom Phillips Award for outstanding achievement in broadcasting, becoming the first college operated radio station to achieve this honor. Emerson student-produced segments would win this award for the next four years.

1962

Architect's rendering of 180 Tremont Street by Elkus/Manfredi, showing the potential usage of the building for students, staff, faculty, and administrators. The illustration includes the basement level, surrounding buildings and the Boylston MBTA station. In the early 1990s, Emerson President John Zacharis began the transition that would relocate Emerson College from the Back Bay to the Theater District. The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 180 Tremont Street to house classrooms and administrative offices. Now known as the Ansin building, 180 Tremont would become the flagship building of the Campus on the Common.

1992

Young man in a construction helmet leans through a hole in a wall. A sticker on the wall reads, "WERS 88.9," and handwritten above that is, "The New Home of." In 1998, WERS relocated from 180 Beacon Street to the Ansin building at 180 Tremont St., where it remains today (2015). It would be the first Emerson building project completely funded by gifts. At the time, WERS was Boston's only radio station with street-level windowed studios.

1998

A view through the window from inside control room. Two men are in the control room and four are in the live room. Motorola equipment and a grand piano are pictured. Photo imprint reads: "c1955, Arber-French & Co., Boston, Mass." WERS-TV presented the station's first closed circuit television (CCTV) program in 1955.

1955

Seated, Dorothy Morris; standing, left to right, Belle Sylvester and Ruth Campbell. Under the leadership of Dean Harry S. Ross, the first Emerson course in radio broadcasting was offered by Arthur F. Edes, program director at WEEI, Boston (1932). Info source: www.emerson.edu (Iwasaki library: A short history of Emerson College).

1930 - 1949

Ms. Hunt, wearing headphones, operates a photograph turntable in the WERS radio studio.

1959

Ms. Hunt at the broadcast audio console at WERS, holding a clipboard. Percy Faith's LP, My Fair Lady sits on the desk.

1959

Ms. Hunt receives checks the latest newswire from the teletype machine at WERS radio.

1959

Ms. Hunt sits at a desk with clipboard in hand, in front of a microphone with acoustic tiling on the wall behind her.

1959

Ms. Hunt at the broadcast audio console at WERS, holding a clipboard. Percy Faith's LP, My Fair Lady sits on the desk.

1959

Ms. Hunt, standing, reads copy into WERS microphone.

1959

Ms. Hunt selects a Flamenco record from a wall of vinyl LPs.

1959

Ms. Hunt sits at a desk with clipboard in hand, speaking into a microphone.

1959

Two men seated at a long table facing a row of small television monitors, their backs to the camera. One of them wears headphones.

1961

Two men seated at a long table facing a row of small television monitors, their backs to the camera. One of them wears headphones.

1961

1986-03

1986-03-26

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