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Beny More was the most popular singer in Havana of the 1950’s (some say of all time!). Add to Beny, Johnny Pacheco, Chico O’Farrill, Ocho, Linda Rondstadt and much more. It’s our Holiday Spectacular tomorrow, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM in Sarasota, stream live at or listen anytime, anywhere at “Maracaibo Oriental!”

County voters approved Mike Cosentino’s Beach Road amendments, with 70% approving. The County has been fighting this voter mandate and winning. But there has been a Beach Road Re-Set! Cosentino’s appeal (which he lost) has been dismissed without prejudice because the 2nd District Court of Appeals lacked jurisdiction. What does this mean? It means it […]

The Afro-Cuban Jazz Edition is a radio program in English that features the very best Latin Jazz from everywhere including new and recent Jazz recordings (sometimes with exclusive interviews and musical selections)The host Frankie Pineiro has done radio for the past 30 years, also a bandleader for Guisando Caliente Latin Jazz Quintet, Viva Cal Sextet, […]

This week: Sexual Harassment and the School Board. Columnist Carrie Seidman is my guest. We’ll discuss the investigation into the handling of the complaint against School Board COO Jeff Maultsby, concerns about how Superintendent Tom Bowden responded, and what happens next. Join us! Listen to The Detail Thursdays at 9 am on WSLR 96.5 fm […]

InTransition digs in deep and delivers the new music goods tonight @ 9 PM EDT with the latest from Anti-Flag, Kim Gordon, Girl Ray & much, much more! Hear the latest dream-pop, drone-rock & alt-metal you didn’t know was missing from your life until just now. Live-stream at, listen any time at or […]

A Descarga is the Cuban version of an improvised jam session. Son Montuno, Guajira, Bolero, Guaracha, Rumba y mas! Descarga is influenced by American Jazz. Descarga was born in Havana in the 1950’s. This week on LATIN EXPLOSION, I will feature Cachao, the biggest name in Descarga. Plus Chappottin, New York Boogaloo master Johnny Colon […]

Join Seany G as he plays the music of The Cars and Ric Ocasek on this week’s Second Wind.

Is Sarasota County Gerrymandering? Why redistrict County Commission districts now, when the 2020 census is just one year away? Are current county districts unfair, or is the County Commission wasting our money to serve their benefactors? Join Cathy Antunes with her guests Pat Rounds and Dan Lobeck while they discuss the latest updates on the […]

Not In My BackYard! Plans for apartments next to single family neighborhoods are making Sarasota residents nervous. Are they right? Are the new plans good for creating a walkable, affordable community, or do they fall short? Andrew Georgiadis is my guest this week when we discuss NIMBYs, Developers and good planning. Tune in Thursdays at […]

Suncoast Commission on the Status of Women (SCSW) will be commemorating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in 2020! SCSW President Gini Hyman is my guest this Thursday at 9 am. We’ll discuss plans to advance womens’ issues and voting in Sarasota County. Tune in Thursdays at 9 am to WSLR 96.5 fm (WBPV 100.1 fm […]

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