WQCS FM http://wqcs.org en FM Chips in Mobile Phones http://wqcs.org/post/fm-chips-mobile-phones <p>WQCS’s audiences and local communities know that we provide up-to-the minute public safety and weather information through Emergency Alert System, local Emergency Operations Centers and new Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. And they rely on us for unbiased news and engaging cultural programming anytime. In order to accomplish our mission of public service, we must make sure we are available to our audiences anytime, anywhere, and on their favorite mobile devices.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:56:40 +0000 WQCS FM 46121 at http://wqcs.org WQCS reporters recognized once again with multiple awards from the Associated Press http://wqcs.org/post/wqcs-reporters-recognized-once-again-multiple-awards-associated-press-0 <p>News Director Jill Roberts received first place from the Associated Press in the category of Public Affairs for a story on <a href="http://wqcs.org/post/its-white-cane-safety-day">White Cane Safety Day</a> and first place in the Light Feature category for her story on the <a href="http://wqcs.org/post/little-free-library-sewells-point-was-inspired-npr-story">Little Free Library</a> in Sewall’s Point.&nbsp; In the Hard News Category she received second place for a <a href="http://wqcs.org/post/indian-river-county-sheriff-explains-charges-against-high-school-senior-same-sex-relationship">stor Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:56:15 +0000 WQCS FM 45136 at http://wqcs.org Florida Public Broadcasters To Expand Digital Learning Resources http://wqcs.org/post/florida-public-broadcasters-expand-digital-learning-resources <p>Florida’s children, families and educators will soon have access to thousands of customized digital learning resources at no cost through Florida PBS stations and the Florida PBS LearningMedia.&nbsp;</p><p>As part of the 2014-2015 state budget, FPBS was awarded $1 million to customize more than 85,000 digital learning materials from the national PBS LearningMedia library to meet Florida state standards.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:30:00 +0000 WQCS FM 44810 at http://wqcs.org WQCS Enters Into New Partnership to Help Keep Floridians Safe http://wqcs.org/post/wqcs-enters-new-partnership-help-keep-floridians-safe <p>WQCS and other Florida public radio stations have joined forces with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to form the new statewide Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN). The FPREN utilizes the state’s public radio outlets to share critical emergency information statewide through radio, various mobile media technologies, and battery-powered devices.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 17:57:12 +0000 WQCS FM 44181 at http://wqcs.org Please Support WQCS http://wqcs.org/post/please-support-wqcs-0 <p><a href="http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wqcs/OneTimeGift/pledge.pledgemain" style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><font color="#0000ff">Please follow this link to Donate Now</font></u></a></p><p><a href="http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wqcs/OneTimeGift/pledge.pledgemain" style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><font color="#0000ff">Please follow this link to Donate No</font></u></a></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One-Time Donation</span></strong></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:25:21 +0000 WQCS FM 39774 at http://wqcs.org Please Support WQCS Closings due to Flooding along the Treasure Coast http://wqcs.org/post/closings-due-flooding-along-treasure-coast <p>All campuses of Indian River State College will be closed Thursday evening, January 9, due to localized flooding and heavy rain conditions.&nbsp; All evening classes and activities are cancelled.&nbsp;</p><p>It is expected that the College will open for classes on Friday, January 10.&nbsp; Monitor the IRSC website, Face Book and WQCS 88.9FM for updates.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Scripps Treasure Coast News reports that St. Lucie County public schools will be closed Friday, according to schools Superintendent Genelle Yost.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:41:06 +0000 WQCS FM 38186 at http://wqcs.org Tresure Coast Flood Advisory / Road closures http://wqcs.org/post/tresure-coast-flood-advisory-road-closures <p></p><div>Flooded Roads&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:25:34 +0000 WQCS FM 38185 at http://wqcs.org WQCS 88.9 FM Selected to Participate in Emergency Alert Program For Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing People http://wqcs.org/post/wqcs-889-fm-selected-participate-emergency-alert-program-deaf-hard-hearing-people <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>WQCS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 88.9 FM is one of 25 NPR Member stations that has been selected to participate in a pilot program to demonstrate the delivery of emergency alerts to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the Gulf Coast states. The initiative is a joint effort with NPR Labs, the technology research and development group of NPR, under a grant from the </span>U.S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).</span></div><div> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:31:32 +0000 WQCS FM 35045 at http://wqcs.org IRSC remains open http://wqcs.org/post/irsc-remains-open <P><STRONG>IRSC is closely monitoring weather conditions along the Treasure Coast and in Okeechobee.&nbsp; Please be aware that all campuses are open and classes will be held as scheduled. Please check <A href="http://www.irsc.edu/"><U>www.irsc.edu</U></A>, the IRSC Facebook page and WQCS 88.9 FM for updates. </STRONG></P> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:10:26 +0000 WQCS FM 28679 at http://wqcs.org WQCS Hurricane Information http://wqcs.org/post/wqcs-hurricane-information <P><BR><STRONG>Storm Information Links:</STRONG><BR><A href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/" target=_blank><U><FONT color=#0000ff>The National Hurricane Center</FONT></U></A><BR><A href="http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/" target=_blank><U><FONT color=#0000ff>Local Weather from the NWS (National Weather Service)</FONT></U></A><BR><BR><STRONG>Make An Emergency Plan:</STRONG><BR><A href="http://www.floridadisaster.org/" target=_blank><U><FONT color=#0000ff>Florida Division of Emergency Management</FONT></U></A><BR><BR><STRONG>County Links:</STRONG><BR><A href="http://co.st-lucie.fl.us/eoc/" target=_blank><U Sat, 01 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 WQCS FM 31305 at http://wqcs.org