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.

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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.