Spots are filling up for our April student auditions for Young Musicians Spotlight

Music students in the four-county area, as well as northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM's popular Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of young musicians. The auditions will be Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WQCS Studios on the Main Campus of Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The auditions...

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A WoB Worthy Day Of Adventure

Drew Mello talks Kathryn Casano with Women on the Beach, a grass roots non-profit committed to raising a little seed money each year for a young Indian River County entrepreneur. Their 2nd annual fundraiser, A WoB Worthy Day of Adventure will take place on Saturday, April 29. For more information on Women on the Beach click here:

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Ft. Pierce Police Train In Non-Escalation Skills

The Ft. Pierce Police Department, and others, are learning the skills of non-escalation and de-escalation of situations. It's provided by a company called Vistelar. You can learn more about the process by clicking HERE.

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St. Lucie West, FL – Pen and ink helped Ed and Joy Bailey stay connected during his 15-month tour of duty with the Marines in Korea.


Treasure Coast – Vietnam Veteran Don Lucy tells us about communicating from the Vietnam War. In addition to letters, mail call now often included tape recordings.


Treasure Coast – Vietnam Veteran Don Lucy tells us how writing letters from Vietnam helped spark a life long love of writing and helped him deal with the stress of war.

Treasure Coast – Bob Parenti talks about not being able to keep the letters he received during World War II and Laurie Parenti makes her Sweetheart jealous by writing about a dance in one of her letters to him.

Treasure Coast – A box of long forgotten letters tells a tale of love and war during World War II.


Ft. Pierce, FL – Drew Mello talks with Adrienne Moore of the Florida Public Relations Association about their annual Media Conference.

Stuart – Historic structure on Hutchinson Island has withstood countless hurricanes during the past 132 years.


Ft. Pierce, FL – Drew Mello talks with Robert McFalls, CEO of Area Agency on Aging - Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, about the work of the agency and the services they offer.

Ft. Pierce – Jensen Beach resident Richard Sylvestri takes to the water in a kayak to retrace the route taken by the Lewis and Clark expidition 200 years earlier.


Treasure Coast – Richard Sylvestri tells us how he made the best use possible of the equipment he carried in his kayak.

Sylvestri tells us why he didn't give up on his jouney.

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We have been receiving inquiries from listeners concerning problems streaming . We have added new links for all of our stations. You may need to reprogram your internet radio receiver with the links below. WQCS http://96.69.32.253:8006/hd1?type=http WQCS HD2 http://96.69.32.253:8000/hd2?type=.flv WQCS HD 3 http://96.69.32.253:8002/hd3?type=http WQCS Radio Reading Service http://96.69.32.253:8004/rrs?type=http

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Tune in this Saturday for The Toll Brother's Metropolitan Opera

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 86th season of Saturday broadcasts is here.

Listen to Skywatch With Jon Bell

Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died on April 21st, 1910. Twain was born in 1835, the same year that Halley’s Comet made an appearance in the heavens. In 1909 he wrote, “I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.

This Week's Treasure Coast Essay

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the Indian River State College national champion swimming and diving teams.  I’m sorry it took so long for me to take note of their victory in Buffalo early last month.  For the men’s team, it was their 43rd consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association championship – the longest championship winning streak in college sports.  For the women’s team, it was their 35th consecutive championship.  Nick Loomis and Osianna McReed were named swimmers of the year.  Robby Costine and Adrianna Warning were named divers of the year.  H

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