Amy Tardif

FM Station Manager & News Director

Amy Tardif is WGCU’s FM Station Manager and News Director. She oversees a staff of 6 in news, production and the radio reading service.  Her program Lucia's Letter on human trafficking received a coveted Peabody Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a gold medal from the New York Festivals and 1st place for Best Documentary from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. She was the producer and host of Gulf Coast Live Arts Edition for 8 years and spent 14 years as WGCU’s local host of NPR's Morning Edition. Amy spent five years as producer and managing editor of WGCU-TV’s former monthly environmental documentary programs In Focus on the Environment and Earth Edition. She is the first woman in radio to Chair RTDNA, having previously served as Chair-Elect and the Region 13 representative on its Board of Directors for which she helped write an e-book on plagiarism and fabrication. She also serves on the FPBS Board of Directors and served on the PRNDI Board of Directors from 2007 -2012. And she served on the Editorial Integrity for Public Media Project helping to write the section on employee's activities beyond their public media work. Prior to joining WGCU Public Media in 1993, she was the spokesperson for the Fort Myers Police Department, spent 6 years reporting and anchoring for television stations in Fort Myers and Austin, Minnesota and reported for WUSF Public Radio in Tampa.  Amy also loves spending time with her two teenaged sons, performing in local theater and horseback riding.

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Poetry
8:35 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Naomi Rosado – Agent Orange

This month’s Versed in Florida is with University of South Florida senior Naomi Rosado. She’s studying English, Creative Writing and possibly music. She just transferred to Tampa from FGCU and is originally from the Miami area. In honor of Veterans Day this month’s poem is called Agent Orange. Rosado tells WGCU’s Amy Tardif about her writing technique.

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Media
8:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

WGCU and NPR Reset the Clock

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Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

This fall NPR is making some changes to its newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local news and information that's important to you.

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Election
12:26 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Florida Amendments Pass and Fail

Florida Amendments Pass and Fail

Amendment One Passes

The land-conservation amendment that drew grumbling from Republican legislative leaders and some business groups passed with about 75 percent of the vote Tuesday. The proposal will require the state to dedicate a portion of real-estate tax revenue over the next 20 years for environmental preservation.

The proposal will generate billions of dollars from the already-existing tax, with the money going to buy or restore areas crucial to Florida's water supply, such as the land around springs, and natural systems that have been ruined, such as the Everglades. Allison DeFoor chaired the effort to pass the amendment.

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Poetry
8:35 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Hunt Hawkins – My Cat Jack

This month’s Versed in Florida is with Hunt Hawkins - Chair of the English Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He previously held the same position at Florida State University. He earned both his Masters and his Ph.D. from Stanford. Hawkins specializes in Modern British Literature, Postcolonial Literature, and poetry writing. He’s published two books and many articles and poems including today’s - about his late Cat named Jack. He told WGCU’s Amy Tardif how he gets his muse.

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Arts
1:00 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Urban Expressionist Marcus Jansen

Credit Barbara Steinhoff WGCU

Internationally known modern urban expressionist painter Marcus Jansen comes home to lecture in the Florida Gulf Coast University Cohen Center Ballroom November 5 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Free tickets should be reserved at scaconference.com. He has upcoming shows in London, Rome, Beijing and New York City.

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