2015-2016 Annual Impact Report
Here are the top 10 most meaningful moments in our book!
You can download the full report here.
WE TURNED 35!
On July 14, 2015, 90.7 WMFE celebrated 35 years on the air.
COVERED WORST MASS SHOOTING IN MODERN HISTORY OF THE U.S.
Just hours after the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting, reporters from our newsroom were on-scene providing ongoing coverage.
• Edward R. Murrow Award: “Best Small Online News Organization Website” for Health News Florida
• Florida AP Awards:
Renata Sago, second place, historical feature category
Matthew Peddie and Brendan Byrne, second place, public affairs category
• 2016 Peace and Dialogue Award for Media and Communications
In 2015, we expanded our news show, Intersection, to a full hour and two days a week (Tuesday and Friday). The newsroom produced several long-form series over 2015-2016, including Pregnant & Poor, HIV Rising, Broken Lagoon, Little Vietnam and Parramore.
LAUNCHED OUR FIRST PODCAST
Are We There Yet?, a space exploration podcast out of the WMFE studios, made its debut on March 21, 2016 (3.21).
RAMPED UP OUR PRESENCE IN COMMUNITY
The station’s participates in and partners with eight community organizations through events and festivals each year including the Asian Cultural Festival, the Zora Neal Hurston Festival, Hispanic Business Expo and Caribbean American Heritage Month Festival.
DARE TO LISTEN CAMPAIGN
Dare to Listen is 90.7 WMFE’s community campaign designed to encourage active listening and civil discourse in the Central Florida community, with 90.7 WMFE acting as the conduit.
YOUNG FRIENDS OF 90.7 WMFE
In 2016, the station launched the Young Friends of 90.7 WMFE, an initiative to connect and engage with young (and young-at-heart) public radio listeners.
MULTITUDE OF SUCCESSFUL EVENTS
• Speaker Series
• Ask Me Another
• Diane Rehm
• Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
• David Sedaris
• Ira Glass
GAVE A VOICE TO DIVERSE GROUPS
The newsroom rolled out three major series centered on different cultures and ethnicities: one focused on Orlando’s Vietnamese population, another on the historically black neighborhood of Parramore, and a series on central Florida’s Cuban-American population.