Floridays

FLoridays is no longer produced by WQCS FM.  Archived shows are listed below.

Florida Memory Project

Dan McCarty died less than a year after taking office in the early 1950s. Historian Robert Taylor has written about McCarty and discusses his life here. 

Janie Gould

Jackie Carmine was a member of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots.

Florida Photo Archives

Rupert Metzroth, now of Martin County, was confined at Camp Blanding near Starke.

Florida State Archives

Decades before the casino, cattle herds from the Apaches in the Southwest were shipped to Brighton.  

Remembering Legislature's Porkchop Gang

Sep 11, 2008

Bill Scott of Stuart was a porkchopper, the name given to legislators from rural areas, in the early 1960s.

Joe Idlette says blacks had to drink from an spigot outside the courthouse rather than indoor water fountains, and weren't allowed to try on  clothes before buying them at Vero stores.

Curtis King is retired after a long career as manager of the St. Lucie County International Airport.

After 40 years in radio and TV,  Jim Mitts reminisced about the era when color television was new.   

Vero Beach retiree Don Ripke  says the recording session  was among the most memorable experiences of his life.

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Now, Brunelle Giteles is in her 90s and lives in Sebastian.  

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She still sells property from time to time.

Remembering 'Big Judge' and 'Little Judge'

Sep 10, 2007

Okeechobee native Jerry Walker says his father and grandfather were known by those nicknames around Okeechobee and Bassinger.

Tommy Gore, Jr., and his wife, Sue, answered complaints of errant gators in people's pools and patios.

Former St. Lucie County Commissioner John B. Park, who worked at the theatre in the 1940s, tells the story

Remembering Taylor's Soda Shop

Sep 9, 2007

The soda fountain was like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting.

The bitter contest in the early 1950s saw incumbent Claude Pepper ousted by challenger George Smathers. Fort Pierce lawyer Brad Culverhouse, who much later worked for Pepper, gives his take on the campaign.

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