WGCU Programs

Amy Bennett Williams' Essays
FRIDAYS @ 8:45AM
Amy Bennett Williams touches our hearts each week with a special Essay. From the beauty found in Southwest Florida to heart-warming stories of family, friends and neighbors, her essays take us around our community and often into our past. Her essays extol the beauty found in the commonplace objects and places – and are delivered with a touch of tenderness.
Florida Book Page
SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH @ 8:45AM
Book reviews return in February with Sally Bissell. She's a retired Lee County Librarian who also writes reviews for Library Journal. Follow her blog or follow her on Twitter @sallyreads.
Gulf Coast LIVE!
WEEKDAYS @ 1PM
Gulf Coast Live is a live, locally produced, call-in radio show focusing on issues that matter to Southwest Floridians. It's your chance to share your thoughts and connect to your community, live on the radio, and interact with experts, decision makers and each other via phone calls and social media.
Gulf Coast Music
A local music program highlighting local singer/songwriters performing original works. Gulf Coast Music on XPoNential HD2 is recorded in WGCU-FM’s studio by Production Manager Richard Chin Quee with help from Traffic Manager Luc Martin.FGCU sophomore James Till hosts. Listen online at wgcu.org/music or on our free app.
Naples Council on World Affairs
The Naples Council on World Affairs' annual lecture series brings distinguished scholars and statesmen to Southwest Florida. WGCU-FM records and broadcasts the lectures throughout the year. The Naples Council on World Affairs is one of 90 World Affairs Councils of America. With more than 2200 members, the non-profit, non-partisan Naples Council is the fifth largest council in the system. The Council works to promote a better understanding of the issues that face the world today.
StoryCorps Southwest Florida
THURSDAYS 8:44AM & 5:44PM
WGCU was proud to host the StoryCorps MobileBooth in January and February 2017 at the Fort Myers Regional Library. While there, the crew recorded more than 140 interviews between southwest Florida family, friends and loved ones. They will be archived at the Library of Congress. WGCU has selected some of them and is airing them on the radio, archiving them here and uploading them in places where you listen to podcasts.
Versed in Florida
FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH @ 8:45AM
Poetry by accomplished Florida poets vetted by Florida Gulf Coast University English professor James Brock.
With the Wild Things
WEEKDAYS @ 7:20 AM
With the Wild Things is hosted by wildlife biologist Dr. Jerry Jackson and produced by the Whitaker Center in the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University.With the Wild Things is a one-minute look at a particular environmental theme.