“WGCU at Work Before, During and After Hurricane Ian”

PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter and Press Club of Southwest Florida invite you to attend a special New Year 2023 Program, Station Tour and Media Mixer.  Learn how WGCU Public Media was instrumental in leading unprecedented media collaborations inside their studio during Hurricane Ian. As the only local media outlet with power during the storm, WGCU provided around-the-clock access to journalists delivering the news to our region and the world. Please stay to toast our local news and weather teams for their tireless and ongoing coverage of Hurricane Ian.

Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 p.m.

WGCU Public Media studio is on the FGCU Campus

10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL, 33965

Park in Lot 3

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Registration and Networking

4:00 – 4:10 p.m. – PRSA/Press Club Welcome and Announcements

4:10 – 4:40 p.m. – Presentation: Corey Lewis, WGCU General Manager and Amy Shumaker, WGCU Associate General Manager of Content

4:40 – 4:55 p.m. – Q&A with Corey and Audience

4:55 – 5:00 p.m. – Wrap up comments PRSA/Press Club

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Media Mixer Reception & Celebration and Tours of the WGCU Studios



$10 members

$15 guests

$0 for working journalists (including reporters, producers, editors and management)

Cash bar and complimentary snacks will be available.


Behind-the-Scenes Opportunity: Covering the biggest news story of 2022 – Hurricane Ian