The Talk of the Treasure Coast on WPSL 1590--25 years old
In 1993, two Los Angeles television news reporters Carol and Greg Wyatt became entrepreneurs as the third owners of Port St. Lucie’s Radio Station WPSL 1590. The station was signed on in the mid 80s by Ray Sherwood, then on to Roger Ailes who sold the station to the Wyatts in 1993. The station was a mix of Oldies and Talk from the beginning. “The Talk of the Treasure Coast” was born in 1993. Carol and Greg kicked off the new format with a LOCAL morning show for the first 18 months. Ed Burchfield joined WPSL in 1994 as morning host for 15 years, joined by Charlie Neeld. George Coles, Mr. G has kept Live and Local mornings going for the past 9 years, now with Paul Stone.
WPSL has been fortunate to have one constant for the entire 25 years, Clif Desmond has hosted Swap Shop. WPSL has also prided itself on broadcasting high school sports since 1993. High School Football, Basketball and Baseball have been a staple of the Talk of the Treasure Coast. For the past decade, WPSL 1590 and wpsl.com has been the world-wide home of Indian River State College Basketball. WPSL has been the home of the New York Mets since they moved to the Treasure Coast in 1988. WPSL also hosted the St. Lucie Mets for 25 years. We are proud to say our first St. Lucie Mets broadcaster Andy Freed is now in his 13th year as a Major League Baseball play by play announcer- the voice of the Tampa Bay Rays.
WPSL was the first Florida station to webcast world-wide in 1996 with a new company called AudioNet founded by Mark Cuban. The world has discovered Port St. Lucie and the entire research coast through “The Talk of the Treasure Coast” now 25 years old.
WPSL is extremely proud of adopting the Christmas Kids of St Lucie County in 1994. More than 25,000 youngsters have received holiday gifts and thousands more have gone through water safety classes sponsored by the WPSL Christmas Kids and administered by St. Lucie County Aquatics.
WPSL enters the next 25 not only on the web but streaming on the new appliances, Google Home, Alexa and Echo. And of course watch our live studio shows on WPSLTV on You Tube. WPSL is also proud to partner with E.W. Scripps’ WPTV Channel 5 as its new television partner. WPSL’s “Talk of the Treasure Coast 25 years and Counting” is more than a slogan. Local hosts have been with us for more than two decades, some clients have been on the air for 25 years. The look ahead for Port St. Lucie is positive. Population will more than double in less than 20 years and WPSL the “Talk of the Treasure Coast” worldwide is poised to grow along with the city.