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.

More than 30 automakers now offer HD Radio technology. The momentum continues as Honda and Dodge announced their first vehicles to include HD Radio and Cadillac, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Mitsubishi, and Toyota all announced new or refreshed vehicles with HD Radio Technology at the NY Auto Show.

• Honda – Announced an all-new 2014 Odyssey that will be the first Honda vehicle to offer HD Radio Technology.
• Dodge – Announced the refreshed 2014 Durango SUV as the first Dodge vehicle to offer HD Radio Technology.

1. Sponsors This WQCS HD Radio Give Away is sponsored by WQCS 88.9 FM, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 ("Sponsor"). 2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER Persons who wish to enter the WQCS Ticket Give Away ("Participants") are not required to make a pledge or contribution, or to attend any sales presentation nor purchase any of Sponsor's products. 3.

More Autos with HD

Jan 19, 2013

Radio officials announced after the North American International Auto Show the addition of two more automakers and more vehicles that will offer HD Radio Technology. Jeep and Infiniti announced they would introduce HD Radio Technology for the first time and Chevrolet, Kia, and Lexus all announced new vehicles including HD Radio Technology at the Detroit Show. Here are the other HD announcements from the show. Chevrolet – Announced that the all-new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray will offer HD Radio Technology.

Click here to see our story on TC Palm  

Join other listeners of 88.9FM at the WQCS OPEN HOUSE on Friday, November 30th from 4 to 7 pm and Saturday, December 1st from 10 am to 2 pm as we celebrate 30 years of serving our community.  WQCS studios are located at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Ft. Pierce…look for the radio tower near the Indian River State College campus.



Hurricane Preparedness Seminar

Martin County – June 23, 2012 from 10am to 2pm

Indian River State College Wolf Center

2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997