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WSRE and West Florida Public Libraries to host preview screening of “The Great American Read” on Tuesday, Sept. 4

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WSRE and West Florida Public Libraries invite book lovers to gather for an advance screening of PBS’ fall television series, “The Great American Read,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Pensacola Library located at 239 N. Spring St.

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Online reservations now available for WSRE’s Wine & Food Classic

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The WSRE-TV Foundation has readied the sails for this year’s “Pirates, Pinot & Pearls” 30th Wine & Food Classic, taking place Oct. 19 through Oct. 21 with venues on Pensacola Beach and in downtown Pensacola. Online reservations are new this year and now available at wsre.org/wineandfood.

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WSRE to host free "StudioAmped" concerts Sept 24-Oct 5

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WSRE has announced the bands to perform their original music for the 11th season of “StudioAmped.” The public is invited to attend production of the televised music series, to be recorded live in the station’s Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College, over two weeks from Sept. 24 to Oct. 5.

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WSRE announces RALLY candidate forum schedule

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The “RALLY 2018” candidate forum for primary elections in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties will air live, starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 20–22, on WSRE. The program will be simulcast on NewsRadio 92.3 FM & 1620 AM.

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Jeff Klinkenberg: “Books That Every Floridian Should Have on the Shelf” Aug. 28 at the WSRE Amos Studio

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While many authors have called Florida home, some truly define the state’s literary heritage. Award-winning writer Jeff Klinkenberg is coming to Pensacola to discuss some of his favorite Florida books, working his way up from William Bartram in 1791 to Jack E. Davis in 2017, as part of the WSRE Public Square Speakers Series on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

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WSRE to produce and broadcast new episodes of “Nightmare Theatre”

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Mike Ensley, Chip Chism and Lemmie Crews have been presenting horror genre films for Pensacola audiences and beyond for 17 years. Their “Nightmare Theatre” television show first found a home on Cox Media Channel 39 in 2001. Since then, there have been film festivals, other cable access broadcasts and even a national appearance on SpikeTV’s “Ghouls Gone Wild” in 2006. Starting Oct. 27

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WSRE and Pensacola Blue Wahoos team up to Hit a Home Run for Early Learning

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Families are invited to help “Hit a Home Run for Early Learning” at the WSRE Imagination Station at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Starting an hour before the baseball game, there will be fun children’s activities and appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog, and each child will receive a free book, while supplies last.

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WSRE-TV Foundation announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

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The WSRE-TV Foundation Board of Directors has announced the appointment of new members and officers for 2018-2019. Joining the board are John Adams, Aimee Dumas, Dr. Paul Glisson, Larry Kuhn, Dr. Troy Tippett and Delarian Wiggins. Officers are Rebecca Boles, chair; Hal George, vice chair; Bobby Emmons, past chair; Mallory Studer, secretary; Laura Shaud, treasurer; and Bob Culkeen

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Application deadline for televised candidate forum is Aug. 2

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WSRE’s “RALLY 2018” candidate forum for the primary election will air live at 7 p.m. Monday–Wednesday, Aug. 20–22. Candidates in the following races are invited to participate but must first demonstrate that they satisfy the candidate forum criteria, as posted online at wsre.org/RALLY, by no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Two WSRE productions win Telly Awards

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Two WSRE productions, “In Your Own Backyard: The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival” and “Best of StudioAmped: Volume 2,” have been awarded the bronze Telly Award for excellence in video and television production.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog to help WSRE "Hit a Home Run for Early Learning" at Blue Wahoos Stadium

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Families are invited to help “Hit a Home Run for Early Learning” at the WSRE Imagination Station at Blue Wahoos Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 5, starting at 4 p.m. There will be fun children’s activities and appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog, and each child will receive a free book, while supplies last.

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TV Chef Sara Moulton to Headline 30th WSRE Wine & Food Classic

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The traditional anniversary gift for celebrating 30 years is the pearl, so it is fitting that the theme for WSRE’s 30th Wine & Food Classic is “Pirates, Pinot & Pearls.” Celebrity television chef Sara Moulton will headline the weekend-long event, which will also spotlight local chefs and restaurants during the annual walkabout tasting on Friday, Oct. 19 and a dinner event on Saturday, Oct. 20

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Reading of the Names to begin with 150 volunteers on Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola

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In partnership with Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola, WSRE is seeking volunteers for a week-long Reading of the Names at The Wall South in observance of Memorial Day. The 58,318 names of servicemen and women whose lives were lost in the Vietnam War will be read by volunteers beginning Sunday, May 20 at 1 p.m. with opening remarks by Paul Entrekin, president of the Veterans Memorial Park

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Broadcast dates and deadlines announced for “Rally 2018” candidate forums

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WSRE’s “RALLY 2018” candidate forums for upcoming primary and general elections in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties have been scheduled for Aug. 20-22 and Oct. 29-30, respectively. Each broadcast will air live on WSRE, starting at 7 p.m.

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WSRE seeks volunteers for Reading of the Names at The Wall South

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In partnership with Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola, WSRE will host a week-long Reading of the Names at The Wall South in observance of Memorial Day and as the culminating event of the public television station’s community engagement activities surrounding last fall’s PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War.” The 58,318 names of servicemen and women whose lives were lost in the war will be read

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