WQCS FM

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.

All campuses of Indian River State College will be closed Thursday evening, January 9, due to localized flooding and heavy rain conditions.  All evening classes and activities are cancelled. 

It is expected that the College will open for classes on Friday, January 10.  Monitor the IRSC website, Face Book and WQCS 88.9FM for updates. 

Scripps Treasure Coast News reports that St. Lucie County public schools will be closed Friday, according to schools Superintendent Genelle Yost.

Flooded Roads 

 WQCS 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 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

IRSC remains open

Jun 6, 2013

IRSC is closely monitoring weather conditions along the Treasure Coast and in Okeechobee.  Please be aware that all campuses are open and classes will be held as scheduled. Please check www.irsc.edu, the IRSC Facebook page and WQCS 88.9 FM for updates.

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