Search Florida Frontiers:Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society is a weekly, half-hour radio program airing on public radiostations throughout the state beginning in January 2009. The program is a combination of interview segments and produced features covering history-based events, exhibitions, activities, places and people in Florida. We explore the relevance of Florida history to contemporary society and promote awareness of heritage and culture tourism options in the state.
THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THANKS OUR PROGRAM SPONSORS:
BEN BROTEMARKLE, PRODUCER AND HOST
From 1992-2000, Ben Brotemarkle was creator, producer, and host of the hour-long radio magazine The Arts Connection on 90.7 WMFE in Orlando. More recently he has produced and hosted a series of award-winning television documentaries. Brotemarkle has been named Distinguished Educator and Endowed Faculty Chair of Academic Excellence at Brevard Community College where he teaches a course on the Humanities in Florida. Dr. Brotemarkle holds a Ph.D. in Humanities with a specialization in Florida History, has written five books on the history and culture of the state, and is Executive Director of the Florida Historical Society.
JANIE GOULD, ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Janie Gould is a fifth-generation Floridian and University of Florida journalism graduate. Gould has served as the Oral History Specialist at public radio station WQCS in Ft. Pierce since 2005. She has recorded interviews with more than 250 people who’ve talked about everything from manatee hunting and frog gigging in rural Florida to German POWs held in the state, among many other topics. Gould has produced many radio programs and documentaries, and in 2007 launched the popular “Floridays” features on WQCS, which received the Hampton Dunn Broadcasting Award. She also serves on the Florida Historical Society Board of Directors.
BILL DUDLEY, ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Bill Dudley has been involved in radio since high school in the 1960s. Through the 70s he worked as a DJ at several Tampa Bay Area commercial stations. Since then he's done volunteer programming at Community Radio WMNF in Tampa. In between he's made a living as a painter, recording engineer and, most recently, videographer. Since 1993 he's produced a series of radio reports for the Florida Humanities Council which have run on many of the state's NPR stations. An outdoorsy guy, Bill enjoy
s mountain biking and kayaking, along with swing dancing and playing guitar in several old-time music bands.