Chris Puorro has been working professionally in the radio industry for more than twenty years. In 2012, he joined WUCF-FM in Orlando, Florida as the Operations Manager. He also taught “Radio Programming and Production” for the School of Communication at the University Of Central Florida. Prior to joining WUCF, Chris was the Operations Manager for Nassau Broadcasting in various Northeastern Markets, including Cape Cod, Maryland, and New Jersey. His radio career has also taken him to New York City, Philadelphia, and the New Jersey Shore as a Program Director and On-Air Talent. He was nominated three times as “Music Director of the Year”, a national award from Gavin Magazine, winning the award in 1999. Contact Chris at email@example.com or 772-462-7811.
Membership / Special Events Specialist
Diana is the head of the Development Department manages WQCS fundraising plan including membership, donor relations, major gift and planned giving. She also oversees special events and marketing for the station and is often found in the community representing WQCS at networking events. Diana can be contacted at 772-462-7813 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna L. Mulvey
Fiscal Management/Traffic Assistant Specialist
Donna has a more than 20 years of experience in management and accounting principles. As the fiscal manager Donna manages the WQCS financial responsibilities. She also assists with Traffic Operations. Contact her at: email@example.com
Traffic / Operations
Juan Gualda has been with WQCS for over 10 years, and has been in radio broadcasting for over 30 years, including two Top 10 radio markets as an on air personality also voicing and writing award winning commercials. Juan has won numerous awards programming radio stations as well in various formats.
Juan’s title is Traffic and Production specialist, but he wears many hats here at WQCS. He schedules the commercials you hear, and voices many as well. Juan is also handling duties regarding our HD-2 station. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Underwriting Sales Associate
Lisa Baxter has been in the Underwriting Department of WQCS since July 2012. Lisa considers it a pleasure and privilege to work with Businesses and Non-Profits on the Treasure Coast to reach WQCS’s 80,000+ listeners!
If you are a Business or Non-Profit that would like to reach WQCS’s educated and affluent audience, please contact Lisa at 772-462-7812 or email@example.com
Underwriting Sales Department
Gerald joined WQCS in October of 2012. He assists clients in getting their message/s out and connecting with the over 80,000 weekly listeners on WQCS 88.9 FM NPR for the Treasure Coast. Whether it be on- air, on-line or through WQCS special events he can help your organization reach NPR’s affluent, educated and community involved audience. Contact Gerald to learn how your business, or nonprofit organization can benefit and grow through partnership with WQCS. He can be reached at 772-462-7821 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Morning Edition Host
Drew Mello, over a 4 decade career, has worked at leading radio stations in Boston, Miami and Tampa. Since 2005, he has becomea favorite of WQCS listeners as the local host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and Treasure Coast Happenings, a weekly 5 minute program featuring local non-profit organizations. Drew has worked in television as a movie critic, as well as teaching and lecturing on broadcasting. Drew is also a well-known voice over talent having worked on countless projects heard round the world.
News and Public Affairs
Jill Roberts earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She first came to WQCS in 1987. In her years reporting news on the Treasure Coast she has won numerous awards from the Associated Press in categories such as hard news, sports and use of sound. Her reporting has also earned two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Gabriel Award.
Joe has been employed with WQCS since May 1990. He has worked with every department of the station. In 1998, he became a full time employee as the auxiliary services specialist for the WQCS Radio Reading Service. Joe has hosted Radio Memories since 1992 and now serves as the operations manager working with all departments of the station to facilitate the day-to-day operation’s needs. Joe can be contacted at 772-462-7815 or by email: email@example.com
Rodney Spencer is originally from Brooklyn NY. He has worked in radio over thirty years. He came to Florida from the Washington D.C. Metro area where he worked at several radio stations in Virginia and Washington D.C.
Rodney started in Philadelphia doing voice work, so he has come full circle being the afternoon news host for WQCS.
Ted Burrows has more than a half-century in radio and newspapers. He is a U.S. Army veteran who served as a communications technician at the White House.
Ted retired after 23 years as a writer and editor for the Scripps newspapers and joined WQCS in 2003 as part-time announcer-newscaster.
Sky Watch Host
A native of the Genesee River Valley and the Finger Lakes of New York State, Jon U. Bell graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science and a Master’s degree in Science Education from Columbia University in New York City. His duties as Associate Professor of Astronomy at IRSC include teaching astronomy, earth science, science education and planetarium operation to college students. As Planetarium Director he writes, produces and presents high quality educational astronomy programs to college classes, elementary and secondary schools, and the public. Additionally, Bell writes and hosts, “Skywatch,” a daily astronomy program on WQCS 88.9 public radio.
Dr. Patti Corey-Souza, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor
Host of WQCS Lifelines
Patti is registered nurse with over 30 years of experience Dr. Patti Corey-Souza settled in South Florida in 1994. She has worked with patients in the fields of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and oncology, which is her nursing specialty. In addition to health services for students and employees at Indian River State College (IRSC), Dr. Corey is also an associate professor who has been involved with curriculum development and teaching in the areas of wellness, personal safety, health information technology, and health care management.