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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 story on the murder mystery dinner theater.

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 the first step to a performance on the station's locally-produced music special.

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.

 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.

 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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