Floridays

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

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.

Charlie was a fisherman accused of  a killing in which the body was burned in an oil drum. 

That was decades before 2-liter plastic containers hit the market. Business at the local plant started booming during World War II, when thousands of military personnel were stationed nearby.

No one's sure how Vero got its name

Apr 12, 2007

But it might have been derived from the pen name of a letter writer to an early newspaper. The  person signed letters as Veritas, which is the Latin word for truth. Pam Cooper of the Indian River County Library is investigating that and other possibilities, some of which she has debunked.

Remembering Backus Boats in Fort Pierce

Apr 8, 2007

Tommy Taylor says the company made landing craft during World War II. Some of the boats were shipped to Washington and then sent back to Fort Pierce where they were used in military training on the beaches.

Now, the St. Lucie County retiree pays $98 each for her 50-yard line seats. She has remained loyal to her team since it was started in the 1960s.

Ross Allen bought snakes from them for his famed reptile attraction at Silver Springs in Ocala.

James Billie has been dubbed Big Chief Moneybags for his role in establishing casino gambling on the tribe's reservations. 

Harbor Branch site 'looked like Sahara' at first

Feb 3, 2007

That's what the old mining site north of Fort Pierce looked like the first time Marilyn Link flew over it.  

Expert defends DDT for mosquito control

Jan 7, 2007
Florida Photo Archives

The former director of the Indian River Mosquito Control District says the type of DDT that was used against mosquitoes was not harmful to humans.

A Port St. Lucie retiree met Pyle while both were covering fighting in North Africa. 

Roosevelt "Duke" Nelson of Fort Pierce talks about his role in the crisis, and an experience he had in South Florida. 

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