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.'
FRIDAYS AT 1 PM
HOSTED BY TOM HUDSON
Even by Florida standards this election season has been unprecedented. From the panhandle to the peninsula, the Sunshine State’s politics are as hot as the weather. Trump vs. Clinton. The race for the U.S. Senate. New political boundaries and familiar issues: the economy, water, education, guns.
The last time someone was elected President of the United States without winning Florida was 24 years ago. Since then, the state’s population has grown by 50 percent. Its economy has more than doubled.
Each Friday from Sept. 9 through Nov. 11 between 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET, Decision Florida will bring the candidates, their political operatives and the top political journalists to discuss live the 2016 election and to hear from you, the Florida voter.
Decision Florida is a collaborative statewide effort by Florida's public radio stations: WLRN, WJCT, WUSF, WFSU, WQCS, WUFT, WMFE, WUWF and WGCU.
Florida in the 1950's
By Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Polly Landess • OCT 19, 2016
(10-18-2016) Topical Currents is our radio home for history, and Today’s fits the bill . . .
We visit with historian Dr. Paul George of History/Miami, and learn all about South Florida in the decade of the 1950's.
Think “Ike,” post-war housing and air conditioning - plus the Interstate, hula-hoops, poodle skirts, and of course, rock ‘n’ roll.
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, The Diane Rehm Show, and Talk of the Nation. Garrison Keillor's landmark creation, A Prairie Home Companion, is a centerpiece of WLRN's weekend lineup. Car Talk 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 Topical Currents, South Florida Arts Beat, Evenin' Jazz, and Folk and Acoustic Music.
WLRN TV - Channel 17
WLRN-TV has crafted a program schedule reflecting the interests, attitudes, and lifestyles of South Floridians through a wide variety of local and national PBS productions. With its weekly program line-up of all kids, all day, WLRN has become the most-watched kids' station in the state of Florida. This program commitment to children all day has made WLRN the leading Ready to Learn (RTL) station in the state as well. RTL is an early childhood education program that provides parents and caregivers, in agencies and at home, with the training, resources and support they need to make sure the children in their care are ready to learn when they enter school. The RTL service builds on the popularity of PBS children's programs and increases their educational value by helping adults use public television as a proven tool for educating their children.
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