WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Lt. Gov. Nuñez, Agriculture Commissioner Fried Address Gov. DeSantis’ Handling Of COVID-19

Play Audio
Govenor Ron DeSantis

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis met with his newly-formed task force to discuss how to reopen the state. This meeting comes as he faces growing criticism over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this week, a range of problems besieged the state and the governor’s office, including continuing issues with Florida’s unemployment website, and criticism over the state’s surgeon general leaving a news conference after he said Floridians should continue practicing social distancing until there is a vaccine – which could take a year.

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez spoke with us about how the state is dealing with the ongoing crisis.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has been vocal in her criticism about Florida’s handling of the crisis and joined us to discuss it in more detail.

We also spoke with Mike Lafferty, Opinion Editor at the Orlando Sentinel, who explained his comparison of Desantis’ performance to Mike Dewine, Governor of Ohio.

Mark Schreiner, the Assistant News Director at WUSF in Tampa, joined us with reaction to Governor Desantis declaring professional wrestling an “essential” business to the state.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.


WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity