Janie Gould hosts and produces “Floridays,” an award-winning weekly show that’s now in its fourth year.  She has interviewed a wide cross-section of Floridians about life in the Sunshine State, on such  topics as mullet migration, lobster harvesting, early television, colorful politicians, roadside oddities, cattle ranching, farming, home remedies and numerous other topics. “Floridays” airs every Friday at 7:20 a.m. and 6:01 p.m. on the radio at 88.9 FM or online at wqcs.org.  Past shows can be accessed by visiting the website and clicking on Audio Archive and then Programs. 

Remembering a beer-drinking bull

Jun 5, 2009

Beverly Tyson used to hand-feed calves sometimes, and once rescued a newborn calf that was about to roll into a drainage ditch near her pasture.

Archive Center. Indian River County Main Library

In the 1950s, Wodtke's Department Store sold lots of white gloves to women, and hats to men and women. Women also bought bathing caps. Kay Wodtke Trent tells the story. 

Berggren's Hobby Shop opened its doors as a dime store during the Great Depression.

Cold War: Counties planned for the worst

May 4, 2009

Indian River County designated a site for mass burials. Roy Howard Jr. wrote the county's disaster plan.

Janie Gould

Pioneer businessman Axel Hallstrom left a voluminous written record of his life, including a meticulous day book. Archivist Marian Newbold and a team of Swedish-speaking

translators have been studying the papers, some of which were found in coat pockets and dresser drawers. 

Sarah Prado's grandfather, Sam Coutant, is credited with printing Stuart's first regular publication.

Dallas Yates, now retired, was hired by the Indian River County sheriff in the early 1960s.

Alice Walters Wallace talked about growing up during Miami's boom years in this interview recorded in 2009. She died in 2013 at the age of 90. 

Remembering an old-Florida tourist camp

Mar 3, 2009
Indian River County Historical Society, Archive Center, Indian River County Library

The proprietor says some guests came for the season with "two shirts and $20."