IRSC Public Media Staff Directory
- Associate VP/General Manager - Chris Puorro - 772-462-7811 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chief Engineer - Randy Murdock - 772-462-7814 - email@example.com
- Fiscal Specialist - Alise Farino - 772-462-7818 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- General Sales Manager - Gerald Wilcox - 772-462-7821 - email@example.com
- Membership/Special Events - Diana Gonzalez - 772-462-7813 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- News/Public Affairs/In Focus - Kevin Kerrigan 772-462-7852 - email@example.com
- Operations Manager - Joe Lenartiene - 772-462-7815 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Programming/Traffic - April Loving - 772-462-7872 - email@example.com
- All Things Considered - Rodney Spencer - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Calendar - email@example.com
IRSC Public Media
3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981
Business hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
(Closed on college holidays and breaks.)
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Public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM signed on in March of 1982, and operates at 100,000 watts from a transmitter on IRSC's Massey Campus in Fort Pierce, and has made the "Q" building its home since 1993. WQCS is the state-designated Emergency Alert System serving St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties and northern Palm Beach County. WQCS is a member of National Public Radio and Florida Public Media, and affiliated with Public Radio International, American Public Media and the Associated Press.
WQCP / 91.1 FM was acquired by Indian River State College in September of 2021. At 85,000 watts, WQCP is also one of the strongest stations on the Treasure Coast, and can be heard from Sebastian to Jupiter.
WQJS / 88.5 FM was acquired by Indian River State College in September of 2021. It serves much of the Lake Okeechobee area from a transmitter located in Clewiston, Florida.
WQCO / 90.5 FM is a Construction Permit for a new station to serve the City of Okeechobee, Sebring, Lake Placid, and the northern shores of Lake Okeechobee. The permit was granted in late 2021. WQCO is currently under construction.
IRSC Public Media stations provide local news and weather information throughout the day and work closely with non-profit organizations to promote their activities through public service announcements, and the show "In Focus with IRSC Public Media".
IRSC Public Media also operates the WQCS Radio Reading Serviceon a closed-circuit sub-carrier. Approximately 500 blind and visually and physically impaired listeners receive the reading service. Each morning, volunteers read local newspapers and other publications. The service requires a special receiver that is provided free of charge.
The majority of the IRSC Public Media budget comes from local support from listeners, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The stations also receive grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Florida Department of Education, and support and in-kind services from Indian River State College.
IRSC Public Media provides high quality, appealing, and culturally enriching radio programming that informs, educates, and entertains, with special emphasis on serving the local interests and needs of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Saint Lucie, and Palm Beach counties.
IRSC Public Media will offer our audiences the opportunity to access a variety of quality programs through different technologies.