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Since the early 2000s, WGCU Public Media has won:

Recent Awards


Silver Telly Award
“Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish” Written/Directed by Jim Goin

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Region 13
Excellence in Writing
State Struggles to Eradicate Abandoned, Diseased Orange Groves” by Jessica Meszaros


Florida Associated Press Awards
Feature/Light News 
"Floridians Turn Nuisance Pigs into Profitable Pork" and "Talking About Death Over Dinner in Southwest Florida" by Jessica Meszaros 
Public Affairs
"Transgender Floridians" by Jessica Meszaros, Richard Chin Quee and Amy Tardif
"Cubans Contemplate Past, and Future, After Castro's Death" by Julie Glenn, Matthew Smith and Richard Chin Quee
Breaking News/Long Format
"Club Blu Teen Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 18 Wounded” by WGCU radio reporters
Election Coverage
“Election Year in Southwest Florida” by Topher Forhecz
"Gladesmen, Everglades National Park at Odds Over Airboats" by Topher Forhecz
Radio Newscast
Jessica Meszaros

National Educational Telecommunication Association (NETA)
Education and Community Engagement Collective Impact Achievement Award
Curious Kids TV program, educational outreach to elementary schools and partnership with the Golisano Children’s Museum: Rosie Emery and Paula Sklodowski

Bronze Telly Award
WWII VETS: Stories of Service” Produced by Rosie Emery 
Green Minute: Unplugged” Produced by Tom James


National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast Chapter 
EMMY Award - Children/Youth/Teens - News
Curious Kids: What is a Watershed?”

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Region 13
TV News Documentary
Pink Gold Rush” Written and produced by Chelle Koster Walton
Radio Hard News

Local Program Helps Undocumented Abuse Victim Get a Visa” by Ashley Lopez
Radio News Series
Florida’s Shrinking Workforce” by Ashley Lopez

Bronze Telly Award
Hertz: Road to Paradise” Produced by Tom James

Contact Us

WGCU Main Line: 239-590-2300
WGCU FAX: 239-590-2310

WGCU Public Media is located on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

General Manager
Rick Johnson
239-590-7072 or 7071

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Media Relations
Barbara Steinhoff