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90.7 WMFE will be with you throughout the storm. Here’s an outline of our on-air coverage and more resources >>

Hurricane Irma Resources



WMFE wants you all to be prepared, safe and informed as Hurricane Irma approaches this week. You can look to your local public radio station for clear and concise updates and safety information.


If possible — and if you’re in a safe place — we’d like to follow your whole story before, during and after the storm. You can choose a way to talk to us.

Tell Us Your Irma Story



If possible — and if you’re in a safe place — we’d like to follow your whole story before, during and after the storm. You can choose a way to talk to us…


Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey



As the storm continues to dump rain on the Gulf Coast and floodwaters rise, many organizations are doing vital work to help save lives and give comfort. Here’s how you can support those efforts.


Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan, from left, Rev. Bryan Fulwider, Rabbi Steven Engel, Imam Muhammad Musri and WMFE reporter Crystal Chavez at ‘Orlando, One Year Later.’

Listen: Orlando, One Year Later event



The Three Wise Guys of Friends Talking Faith were joined by Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and 90.7 WMFE reporter Crystal Chavez in 90.7 WMFE’s studio June 7 for 90.7 WMFE’s Speaker Series/Dare to Listen event, “Orlando, One Year Later.”


Hurricane Matthew: Quick Guide to Resources



You can look to your local public radio station for clear and concise updates and safety information. Here’s a quick guide to our resources and coverage.


Video: Dr. Joshua Corsa reads his Facebook post



Dr. Joshua Corsa wears tennis shoes stained with the blood of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. In this video, he reads his Facebook post that explains why. Hear more of the interview reporter Abe Aboraya did with Dr. Corsa here.


Photo gallery: Pulse Nightclub Shooting



Here’s a collection of the WMFE news team’s images of the Pulse Nightclub shooting and aftermath. We will continue to update this collection. More coverage of the shooting is at wmfe.org. Photos by Renata Sago, Catherine Welch, Amy Green, Brendan Byrne, Abe Aboraya, Jenny Babcock, Patrick Dalton, Matthew Peddie, Crystal Chavez  


Pulse Resources and FAQs



Orlando is mourning the loss of 49 lives in what is now the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Orlando will never forget what happened at Pulse Nightclub. The nation and the world will not forget. WMFE stands with you, Orlando. We are grieving with you. We are marveling at the incredible strength and unity you are showing to the world in the face of this atrocity. As we seek to understand what happened and heal as a community, you will have many questions about how you can get help and give it. Here’s some information that we hope can help you… #OrlandoUnited Where can I go for emotional support or other resources? The 2-1-1 Information and Assistance Crisis Helpline is …


A vigil was held Monday, June 13, on the lawn in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Remembering the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting



Orlando is reeling from the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. It happened around 2:00 a.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Pulse gay nightclub when a lone gunman opened fire, killing 50 people and wounding dozens more. The gunman, Omar Mateen of Fort Pierce, was killed several hours later in a shootout with police after a hostage standoff inside the club. The City of Orlando has released the names of 49 victims. Here are their names, their ages and most of their faces.   Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34, Sarasota, Fla. Stanley Almodovar III, 23, Clermont, Fla. Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 First picture of the …


Letter to our listeners



President and General Manager LaFontaine E. Oliver sent a letter to the 90.7 WMFE email list on Tuesday, June 14, in response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Here’s what he wrote: Good morning, WMFE Family, It’s Day 3, and the reality of what has happened here, in our beloved community, still hasn’t sunk in for me. Orlando is mourning the loss of 49 lives in what is now the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Orlando will never forget what happened at Pulse Nightclub. The nation and the world will not forget. I want you to know that you are not alone. WMFE stands with you, Orlando. We are grieving with you. We are marveling at the incredible strength and unity …



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