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  • Earth: View from the top

    Life From Above is an ambitious new four-part documentary series that begins Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. on WGCU, Southwest Florida’s source for PBS and NPR. It provides fascinating and fresh insights into our planet by expanding the range of perspectives from which to look at it. Images from different sources, including satellite photography

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  • New NPR chief has Global Media, Scripps experience

    NPR announced earlier this month that John Lansing will become its new president and CEO effective October 14. For the past four years, Lansing has served as the president and CEO and director of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), an independent federal agency with programming that reaches an average weekly audience of 345

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  • Support award-winning reporting

    Our FM pledge drive is on, and that means you have an opportunity to support the news and information source you trust: WGCU. In the past year, your WGCU news team won 11 Associated Press Broadcasters Awards, a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and four Public Radio News Directors awards. In today’s sometimes confusing media

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  • We have great ways to say ‘thank you’

    From “PBS nerd” socks to mugs and more, we have swag for you if you donate! Our fall radio pledge drive is on. Give right now! That way, you can not only reduce the days we spend on the air interrupting programming to ask for your support, but also snag a cool item from our

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  • Annual Meeting

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in right at the coast large language ocean.

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  • Local musician helps WGCU introduce ‘Country Music’

    Byline Sara MurphyPhoto by Julia Bonavita Local musician helps WGCU introduce ‘Country Music’  WGCU hosted a sneak peek of Ken Burns’ newest documentary, “Country Music,” with the help of a live performance from Southwest Florida country music artist Sheena Brook on September 4.  Brook was a competitor on season 12 of NBC’s “The Voice” in

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  • Stay up to date on Dorian

    Stay with WGCU for the latest information on Dorian. Keep listening to WGCU FM 90.1 FM Fort Myers/Naples and 91.7 FM Marco Island. Follow WGCU and FPREN on Facebook or Twitter.Download the WGCU app. While the storm threatens, regular updates through Florida Public Radio Emergency Network will be available on WGCU FM. Updates from the National

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  • Please pardon our static

    ***Update August 27, 2019 3:29pm*** As of 3:29 p.m., our signal is once again available on all cable and satellite providers. The power is very low which means watching over the air with an antenna will be difficult. We hope to have the full fix tomorrow (Wednesday.) Again, thank you very much for your patience

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  • All aboard the Dinosaur Train!

    New episodes have been excavated (!) in the Emmy-nominated and Parents’ Choice Silver Honor animated series for preschoolers, “Dinosaur Train.” In this fifth season as ever, kids ages 3-6 are encouraged to apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species, and to embrace the living sciences of paleontology and natural science. “Dinosaur

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  • Southwest Florida via PBS!

    Tune in to WGCU HD on August 13 at 9 p.m. and watch with pride what the rest of the country will be watching with envy – Family Pictures USA – Southwest Florida!  WGCU is the co-presenting station and Southwest Floridians are featured prominently in the upcoming national three-part series, Family Pictures USA, created and

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