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District Board of Trustees
The Indian River State College District Board of Trustees is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor. Three members are from St. Lucie County and two members each are from Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties. Vacancies may temporarily reduce this number. Board of Trustees meetings are announced here: https://www.irsc.edu/calendar/
Board of Trustees Members (2022 – 2023):
Anthony D. George, Jr.
Chair - Martin County
Vice Chair - Okeechobee County
Susan R. Caron
St. Lucie County
Jose L. Conrado
Indian River County
Dr. Melissa Kindell
Dr. Madhu Sasidhar
St. Lucie County
J. Brantley “Brant” Schirard Jr.
St. Lucie County
Indian River County
These individuals serve as Directors and receive no compensation.
Timothy Moore, Ph.D.
Secretary to the District Board of Trustees
President, Indian River State College
- The organization’s current key employees (over $150,000 of reportable compensation) – not applicable
- The organization’s five current highest compensated employees (other than an officer, director, trustee, or key employee) who received reportable compensation of more than $100,000. – not applicable
- The organization’s former officers, key employees, and highest compensated employees who received more than $100,000 of reportable compensation. – not applicable
- The organization’s former directors or trustees that received, in the capacity as a former director or trustee of the organization, more than $10,000 of reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations. – not applicable
- Five highest compensated independent contractors that received more than $100,000 of compensation from the organization. – not applicable
IRSC Public Media Audited Financial Statements:
IRSC Public Media EEO Reports:
CPB Annual Report:
2019 Annual Financial Report to CPB
CPB Annual SAS Report Section 6:
WQCS Public Inspection File via FCC.gov
Additional Reports and Filings can be found online at the FCC Website:
FCC Station Information For WQCS
FCC Station Information For WQCP
FCC Station Information For WQJS
IRSC Public Media Diversity Statement (CPB – Transparency-Diversity)
The mission of IRSC Public Media (WQCS/WQCP/WQJS) is to provide high quality, appealing and culturally enriching radio programming that informs, educates, and/or entertains, with special emphasis on serving the local interests and needs of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Saint Lucie, Glades, Highlands, Hendry, and Palm Beach counties. While there are pockets of great wealth in the IRSC Public Media listening area, the local per capita income is still generally well below the state average. In addition, due to the areas heavy dependence on agriculture, it also continues to have one of the highest seasonal unemployment rates in the state. IRSC Public Media remains the areas primary source for in-depth national news and local public affairs programming.
Our stations are the only source in the four-county area for NPR News, classical music, traditional jazz, radio drama, variety, state and local news. IRSC Public Media produces an award-winning daily public affairs program, examining issues of immediate concern to the station’s large listenership. Given special emphasis are topics related to: emergency management, improving race relations, education and environmental issues. In 2015, the WQCS news staff received five, Florida Associated Press Awards, including four, first place awards. Two of these award-winning stories were, The Last Place Zora Neale Hurston Lived and Boy Scout Troop 722, about at-risk area youths.
The radio station currently employs nine full-time and three part-time staffers. When a job opening occurs, IRSC Public Media abides by the “Equal Opportunity/Equal Access” policy of its licensee, Indian River State College, Board of Trustees: “Indian River State College is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the District Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the College) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.” IRSC Public Media promotes on-air that it is an Equal Opportunity Employer. These pre-produced 30-second announcements air twice-daily on its analog signal. WQCS provides local organizations with the opportunity to be notified when a job opening at the radio station occurs.
The primary goals of IRSC Public Media are to expand and improve the distribution of public service programming through digital, mobile and social media, and to continue to participate in outreach activities within the community. As an active member of Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN), IRSC Public Media provides up-to-date emergency information to its broad listenership and has on-going working relationships with the local Emergency Operation Centers in the IRSC four-county area. WQCS maintains a studio inside the Saint Lucie County EOC complex. As a member of FPREN, the radio stations continue to look for new ways to improve, develop and foster communication skills with local, state and federal emergency operation centers. In addition, WQCS participated in the beta testing of a text-based emergency alert system for the hearing impaired. WQCS was selected as one of fifty public broadcasting stations to participate in the “Gulf States Project”. The project utilizes equipment that enables the delivery of real-time, accessibility-targeted emergency messages, such as weather alerts, via radio broadcast texts. This pilot system was intended to demonstrate that all individuals, including those who are deaf or hearing impaired, can rely on battery-powered radios to stay informed in emergencies when electricity, internet and other communications channels are unavailable. The “Gulf States Project” is a joint venture between NPR Labs, The Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local public broadcasting stations. WQCS also operates a Radio Reading Service for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The local chapter of the National Federation for the Blind (NFB) holds its monthly meetings at the radio station.