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2016 Election Coverage

Nov 8, 2016

Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races. This includes NPR’s Tamara Keith who will be covering the Clinton/Kaine election night event and NPR’s Sarah McCammon, at the Trump/Pence event. NPR correspondents and Member station reporters...

Find your Voting Place

Oct 25, 2016

Due to an Internet Outage our donate link is down. Please donate by calling 772-462-7813 or toll free 1-888-286-8936

IRSC will re-open all campuses for the normal schedule of classes and services on Monday, October 10. The River Hammock is now open - it is safe for our student residents to return to their apartments.

Click here for the full list of storm closings and cancelations for Hurricane Matthew

We regret to report that smartphone connections to our web stream player are temporarily impaired. However, you can still connect by clicking on one of the following direct links: WQCS http://playerservices.streamtheworld.com/api/livestream-redirect/WQCSFM.mp3 WQCS HD 2 http://playerservices.streamtheworld.com/api/livestream-redirect/WQCSHD2.mp3

This summer, we asked Floridians about the biggest issues on their minds this election season. Over the next few weeks, public radio stations across the state will be looking at the top five answers to that question, in stories about the environment, education, the economy and more. Decision FL was brtoadcast live at 1pm on WQCS HD2, with a rebroadcast on WQCS and HD1 at 6pm. This election program is a state collaborative and originated out of the WLRN studios in Miami.

Collaborative work with college librarians delivers researched stories. Kerry Dulcio produced pieces on the Syrian Refugee Crises and Masculinity in contemporary society.
The show also features a Culture Jam on super heroes, a faculty led segment that uses a fun conversational style to foster critical thinking about popular culture. Student voices from around campus weigh in with thoughts on what makes a real hero.

Highlights on IRSC Drama students are also featured with a...

Welcome Diana Gonzalez

May 4, 2016

WQCS would like to welcome Diana Gonzalez as the Development Specialist & Special Events. As the head of the Development Department, Diana manages WQCS fundraising plan including membership, donor relations, major gift, and planned giving. She also oversees special events and marketing for the station. She can be contacted at 772-462-7813 / dgonzale@wqcs.org

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 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 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 are...

HD2 Technical Difficulties

Feb 2, 2016

We have been receiving inquiries from listeners concerning Drops and missed programming on our HD2 air signal and stream. We are working to have this problem corrected as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience; we are in the process of installing upgraded equipment and have encountered some technical difficulties. Thank you for listening and we appreciate your patience.

Due to the rabies alert in St. Lucie County, the Humane Society of St. Lucie County will have a special rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rabies vaccinations will be given free to the first 50 animals to arrive at the event at the Humane Society’s Port St. Lucie office at 8890 Glades Cut Off Rd. After the first 50 rabies vaccinations, it will cost $10.

Please join WQCS in welcoming Bryan Lane, as the new WQCS station manager at the WQCS Open House on Saturday, November 21 from 10am – 2pm. You will have the opportunity to tour the station, meet Bryan Lane, Drew Mello, Jill Roberts and the rest of the WQCS staff. The first 50 guests will receive a gift and light refreshments will be served. Bryan Lane has had a career in broadcasting at more than 15 radio stations in northern New York State, at WGYL-FM in Vero Beach and his most recent...

Public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM is the recipient of four first place awards and one second place honor in the Radio II category from the Associated Press of Florida. An affiliate of National Public Radio and based on the Main Campus of Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, the station is in its 33rd year providing local programming. At its recent meeting of the Indian River State College Board of Trustees, Dr. Ed Massey recognized the WQCS staff members for their outstanding...

This hour-long radio special, narrated by Morgan Freeman, brings together a broad range of voices to talk about racism, antisemitism, and the ways in which hatred can grow. We hear from a former skinhead, an imam, a prosecutor for the Rwandan genocide trials---people speaking from many perspectives---including heavy metal singer David Draiman, filmmaker Errol Morris, and Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel. Tune in our HD2 channel at 10am on Friday, May 8 th . or...

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