Welcome to the first edition of Hosting the Hosts! In each of these web exclusives, you'll read stories told a little by station intern Drew Lacy and a lot by the hosts of your favorite shows. In this first edition, learn more about FM Odyssey host Fred Milgiore and how his show became the fan favorite that is is today.
Fred Migliore arrived in the studio for our interview barefoot, flanked by a golden retriever named Zero who announced the pair’s entrance with a booming bark.
“It’s kind of like putting the vacuum cleaner on in reverse,” Fred said, describing the experience of turning the tables to be the interviewee rather than interviewer. Zero circled below the desk with the occasional huff or sigh to request a scratch behind the ears.
Today is the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ broadcast of War of the Worlds that set off a panic nationwide as people prepared for a Martian invasion. In this podcast, Wes Sumner talks with Hakeem Oluseyi about the possibility of an alien invasion. Oluseyi is an internationally respected astrophysicist. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Stanford, travels the world discussing galactic structure and has been featured on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
In this edition of Coastal Connection, board member Jim Parks and founder/artistic director Crystal Bujol of The Gifford Youth Orchestra talk about the organization's upcoming annual concert and 10th anniversary. The Gifford Youth Orchestra provides education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford and neighboring Indian River County Communities in an effort to break the cycle of poverty. The annual concert will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Vero Beach Emerson Center.
In this edition of Coastal Connection, executive director of Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Leslie Roth, introduces the center's anniversary celebration on Nov. 9 at the Hilton Rialto from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tim Wakefield will be on hand to draw the winning ticket for a 50/50 raffle with a guaranteed $10,000 cash giveaway and present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Betsy Farmer, who founded the organization. The event will feature live music, games and giveaways and is free to the public.
In this edition of Coastal Connection, Nichole Barnes, director of case management and fall fundraising coordinator at The Melbourne Center for Personal Growth, operated by AMIkids-Space Coast, talks about their 25th Fall Fundraiser. The event takes place on Nov. 3 at the Viera Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.