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

NASA Awards $6.8 Billion Contracts to Boeing and SpaceX


Play Audio

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.

SpaceX and Boeing will be the two firms sending future U.S. astronauts into space. NASA officials said the two companies were awarded a $6.8 billion dollar contract to transport astronauts to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral. That is a huge boon for Central Florida, as it now boosts the region’s identity as an all-in-one commercial space port. The launching of astronauts to the International Space Station will begin by 2017.

In other business news, Wawa, a popular gas-and-convenience retailer, plans to double the number of shops it has in the Sunshine State. Pennsylvania-based Wawa Inc., which will debut its 50th Florida store on September 18 near downtown Orlando, also on that day plans to announce plans for its next 50 stores for the Florida market. The stores will open in the next two years in the Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach and southwest coast markets. Wawa expects to have 36 stores operating in metro Orlando by year’s end, and the firm hires about 40-50 workers per store, on average. The new local stores will be in Sanford, Kissimmee, east Orlando and College Park.


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.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

TOP