When I started coming to the Treasure Coast in the mid-1970s I got hooked on kayaking. I don’t own a kayak. I rent them and go by myself or with a group on an excursion put together by a commercial outfit or a nature center. My typical kayak adventure lasts three hours. On a group excursion, I stay close to the guide so to hear about the flora and fauna we encounter. I’ve kayaked on the Indian River Lagoon north and south of Vero Beach. I’ve been up the Sebastian River and around Pelican Island. I want to explore the waters farther south on the Treasure Coast. Once when I was paddli
Public radio station WQCS 88.9 FM will be one of 10 public radio stations in Florida broadcasting the upcoming Fall Gubernatorial Debate between Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist, scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th.
Scott and Crist will meet on stage for the one-hour debate at 7 p.m. at Bailey Hall auditorium at Broward College in Davie. WFOR/CBS4 anchor Eliott Rodriguez will serve as moderator for the debate.
Due to a 2010 state law, voters in St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties will decide the fate of each county's Children's Services Council as they cast their ballot this November. The councils provide funding to many local programs for children and families.
WQCS is listener supported public radio locally owned and operated right here on the Treasure Coast. Our mission is to provide public service programming that informs, educates and entertains the community.
For some, we are the only source of classical music. For some others, we are the only source of local, national and international news.
WQCS is also a member of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network and is designated by the state as the Emergency Alert Radio Station for the area.
I’m a sucker for lists of places designated as “the best” or “the most.” You know, like “the best places to retire.” USA Today recently named downtown Fort Pierce as one of the most “idyllic and historic main streets in the country.” The newspaper said: “Swaying palm trees line the sidewalks, and the atmosphere evokes the early 1900s when the city came into its own.” The article noted that in 2011 Fort Pierce won a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Of course, there is no Main Street in downtown Fort Pierce. “Main Street” is meant as a