Rick Johnson

  • Cord-cutters rejoice! Check out PBS Living

    For all of you cord-cutters out there, I have some news that I think will please you.  On March 14, PBS launched a subscription streaming channel on Prime Video Channels called PBS Living. Iconic series such as This Old House, Antiques Roadshow, and the French Chef along with newer titles like Milk Street and No

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  • WGCU named Business of the Year for 2018

    General Manager Rick Johnson and WGCU were recognized as the Business of the Year for 2018 at the annual People of the Year breakfast celebration Friday morning at the Westin Cape Coral. The ceremony was sponsored by The News-Press and is a tradition of more than 30 years, held to honor the people, organizations and

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  • NPR’s charismatic host a most inspiring visitor

      We had the great good fortune of hosting Joshua Johnson of NPR’s 1A earlier this month at WGCU. Johnson is a rare and charismatic talent. He wowed our WGCU Public Media Advisory Board, reception guests and 150 fans during the course of the eight hours he spent with us. We were fortunate to be

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  • Your financial support can reduce on-air pledging

    I’ve responded to a number of viewers (and a few listeners) in the past month who have complained about the length of our on-air fundraising drives and the repetitive program scheduling. I have been in the public media business since 1978. On-air fundraising has been No. 1 on the complaint list for all 40 of

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  • Food for thought

    Our upcoming Feed Public Radio – Feed a Family fundraising campaign, December 12 to 15, marks a decade of partnership with our friends at the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This is a partnership that grew out of a need at the height of the Great Recession. Southwest Florida was ground zero of the mortgage crisis

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  • Free speech and press are cause for celebration

    On November 12 and 13, WGCU – along with our partners at The News-Press, the Naples Daily News and Florida Gulf Coast University – will present the 2018 First Amendment Festival, which will focus on free speech, freedom of the press and the public’s access to information in the U.S. You can get more information

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