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.

 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.

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 8th. or listen to our HD2 stream online.

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Richard Sher, creator, executive producer and host of the long-running wordplay program Says You!. Richard died February 9 after a battle with cancer. He was 66.

 Click here to read his obituary in the Boston Globe

Met Opera this Saturday

Dec 5, 2014

May 9, 2015 1:00 pm ET  Levine; Claire, Blythe, Appleby, Finley, Sherratt

Gubernatorial Debate

Oct 15, 2014

The 2014 gubernatorial election is being watched by politics buffs across the nation. It's a competitive race, and Florida voters will have plenty to decide on.

In preparation for our coverage of the first English-language debate, public radio stations across the state have worked together to bring you stories about some of Florida's big issues.

Click on the icons to see what Floridians across the state are voting on.


FPREN Storm Center

Oct 9, 2014


Please Support WQCS

Oct 7, 2014


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.

Link to your county's supervisor of elections office for early voting dates and locations.

Brevard County

Indian River County

St. Lucie County

Okeechobee County

Martin County

Palm Beach County

FM Chips in Mobile Phones

Jul 9, 2014

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.