Announcement

Enjoy the musical talents of area youth as WQCS, 88.9 FM presents its annual one-hour special, Young Musicians Spotlight. Young Musicians Spotlight is underwritten by Shann's Tax Service, Inc. in Port St. Lucie. 

 

Young Musicians Spotlight is sponsored by Shann’s Tax Service in Port St. Lucie.

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

Congratulations to our 4 winners of 2 tickets each to  see Paula Poundstone at the Lyric Theatre  on April 16, 2016!  

Peter BurbineLarry MackeMelanie Moore Ed Meyer  Congratulations, enjoy the show, and thank-you for  

being valued listeners of WQCS! 

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.

Having trouble hearing our signal?

Dec 2, 2015

Listeners of WQCS may notice the station temporarily off the air over the next few nights. The reason for the outage is for planned maintenance to the transmitter and antenna. Outages may be  noticed during the late night to Early morning hours between 10PM and 4AM.. If WQCS's signal is off the air, you can still tune into the live stream at www.wqcs.org.

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.

The Score with Edmund Stone is a weekly celebration of symphonic music in film, a fascinating cultural adventure through Americas best-loved art form. Movies are your listeners most common musical experience and a gateway to classical music. With timely box office tie-ins, carefully crafted talk-sets, memorable musical elements and enticing weekly themes, all woven together with expert production aesthetics, this is an unparalleled exploration of the indelible movie music experience. 

Due to a storm on Thursday, WQCS Streaming is temporarily out of service. Repairs are underway. We apologize for the disruption to our online listeners.

 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.

Met Opera this Saturday

Dec 5, 2014

May 9, 2015 1:00 pm ET  Levine; Claire, Blythe, Appleby, Finley, Sherratt

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.