The Mission of WLRN Public Radio and Television is to provide information, entertainment, and learning services with a commitment to excellence in serving local, national and international communities.
The Vision of WLRN Public Radio and Television is to be the most trusted, valued, and supported public media organization in South Florida.
The First Miamians: Long before the first American pioneers established homesteads on the Miami River, its banks were occupied by the Tequesta indians. Today, archeologists have discovered the remnants of a Tequesta fishing village on a development site in downtown Miami, and what they are finding is completing a vivid picture of what life was like for this prehistoric community of first Miamians.
WLRN Public Radio and Television is committed to being the most trusted source of information and entertainment in South Florida's diverse community. Licensed to the school board of Dade County, WLRN is best known for its award winning public radio and television programs, but its services go well beyond the airwaves. It's a complex media enterprise consisting of radio and television stations and educational channels offering you a variety of high quality programming and advanced learning services making WLRN a valuable public media source.
WLRN has succeeded in expanding public radio coverage to North Palm Beach County. WLRN Public Media has reached a programming agreement with Christian broadcaster Educational Media Foundation (EMF) that will allow WLRN to program the 101.9 frequency securing NPR and local programming for 700,000 Palm Beach County residents.
'If the West Palm Beach market were to lose public radio it would be the most densely populated area in the country without NPR services,' says John LaBonia, General Manager of WLRN. 'The idea that the most intelligent and professional news source on the air would be gone is just unacceptable.'
In July, EMF left the National Public Radio (NPR) format temporarily in place on 101.9 at the request of WLRN.
'We are excited that a programming agreement has been secured,' adds LaBonia. 'Now with this expanded coverage, we can proudly offer NPR for the Palm Beaches.'
Each week a panel of journalists from South Florida and around the state discuss the week in news.
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There's no place anywhere else in the country quite like South Florida. From the Keys all the way up the Palm Beaches, WLRN's new daily program Sundial brings you the stories that make our home unique. Interviews about news, politics, music, sports, arts, and food, all with a local twist.
STREETS OF WYNWOOD
Streets of Wynwood - A Burgeoning Art Scene
By MIA LAURENZO • MAR 31, 2016
Premieres Thursday November 17th at 9pm
Take a wild ride into the riot of color, creativity and chaos that is Miami’s street art scene.
Every year during the Art Basel fair, street artists from around the globe converge on Miami’s Wynwood district to transform its streets anew with a riot of creative colors. Streets of Wynwood transports the viewer into this nomadic subculture to meet some of world’s best exponents of urban art and to appreciate first-hand how this once clandestine tribe of taggers, graffiti writers and muralists have claimed their place in the broader art world. It’s a dazzling experience.
WLRN Radio - 91.3
WLRN Radio is the oldest FM station in South Florida and a National Public Radio (NPR) member station. From 5 in the morning until 7 at night, 91.3 FM is the first choice among South Floridians who keep abreast of world events through NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. WLRN also offers a range of thoughtful and engaging national talk shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross, 1A with Joshua Johnson, and On Point. The Moth Radio Hour, is a centerpiece of WLRN's weekend lineup. Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is another weekend favorite, along with This American Life and Weekend Edition. Not only does WLRN bring you the best of National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Public Radio International, but we also offer local programs including the Florida Roundup, Sunshine Economy, Sundial, Evenin' Jazz, and Folk and Acoustic Music.
WLRN TV - Channel 17
WLRN Channel 17 presents the best of the PBS nationally recognized series to compliment locally produced specials. Our prime time programming features an eclectic mix of award winning music and performance shows, breathtaking travel features, self-enlightening specials, and insightful documentaries.
WLRN -TV delivers a program schedule that reflects the interests, attitudes, and lifestyles of South Floridians through a wide variety of local and national PBS productions. Original programming is a top priority and WLRN encourages working relationships with community producers to create a wide range of locally produce stories about and for our community. WLRN is proud to bring many South Florida stories to the forefront through national distribution on PBS stations across the country.
Radio Reading Service
The WLRN Radio Reading Service (RRS) broadcasts the reading of newspapers, books, and magazines to individuals who have difficulty reading independently. The service is the only one of its kind in South Florida and airs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Many South Floridians are unable to use print materials for a variety of reasons, including low vision or blindness, dyslexia, illiteracy, debilitating illness, and/or physical handicap, such as arthritis.
Anyone who has any of these conditions qualifies for a Radio Reading Service receiver.
To find out if you qualify for a receiver, please call the WLRN Radio Reading Service at 305-995-2218 or download, print and mail the application to us that can be found here http://wlrn.org/programs/radio-reading-service.
Mario Lozada: 305-995-2218
Outside of Miami-Dade County: 1-800-273-6677