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The nonprofit corporation behind KDWRadio.com and WKDW 97.5 FM

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Broadcasting from North Port Florida! We are on the air with talk, music, comment and with special thanks to the North Port Sun Newspaper for supporting real community radio. You are listening to our mega-broadband server capable of sending 12 TETRABYTES of audio per hour to serve three to four thousand listeners at any time through our 100 Mbps ports. Pretty Cool, eh?

Coming Soon (early 2016)

logo-wkdw-new-240x71WKDW radio on 97.5 FM. YES! We have been approved by the FCC for a low power FM radio station license. Plans and permit applications for the station antenna are now under way.


What's New on KDWRadio?


Common Grounds Meeting Hall

Our very own station manager RJ Malloy and partners have created North Port's first meeting and concert venue. RJ has already lined up a number of top name artists to perform in December and January, and there is always "open mic" night on Wednesdays!

12737 Tamiami Trl., Springs Plaza on US 41 right next to the station

Get more info on Facebook or at commongroundshall.com.

Marie LaBosse hosts Exposed-Behind Closed Doors

Exposed – Behind Closed Doors

Marie LaBosse hosts a new talk show, "Exposed - Behind Closed Doors". Arts are good for business, an eye-opening journey into the creative world of art in S. Sarasota and Charlotte counties. From prehistoric cave paintings to modern day films, art has served as a vessel for storytelling and conveying mankind's relationship with its environment. Traveling together we will explore the world of behind the scenes where the artists and business people create for our enjoyment. Major constituents of the arts include literature – including poetry, novels and short stories, and epics; performing arts – among them music, dance, and theatre; culinary arts such as baking, chocolatiering, and winemaking; media arts like photography and cinematography, and visual arts – including drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpting. Some art forms combine a visual element with performance (e.g. film) and the written word (e.g. comics).

Listen on Monday's at 2 pm.

Meredith Masony

I’ll Say It (so you don’t have to)

Meredith Masony hosts a new talk show, "I'll Say it, So you don't have to". Meredith covers socially trending topics and the inappropriate side of motherhood and marriage. You can also follow her blog called That's Inappropriate at thatsinappropriate.com, or search That's Inappropriate on Facebook, and @thatsinapropro on Twitter.

Listen on Friday's at 2 pm.

Shop Local w/ Richard Suggs

Shop Local Radio

Rich Suggs, MBA is the Chief Operating Officer of Shop Local, Inc hosts "Shop Local Radio". He discusses Local businesses, economic conditions, social media promotion tips and concerns to educate local businesses to the paradigm shift that is occurring in marketing. He helps businesses navigate and understand the ever changing environment and methods to get businesses noticed, and delves into helping listeners understand the psychology of consumers and the impact of H2H(Human to Human) engagement in business.

Listen on Wednesday's at 5 pm.

Dr. Leane Deeds, AP, DOM

Holistic Living

Hosted by Dr. Leane Deeds, AP, DOM from North Port, The Holistic Living show  is designed to introduce alternative health and wellness practices and modalities. Some of the topics we talk about are traditional and some are new and upcoming. In any case all of them have different benefits to help establish and balance the mind body and spirit. Leane is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She has resided in Southwest Florida almost her whole life and recently opened a new practice, Acupuncture Total Body Wellness LLC in the North Port area.

Listen on Wednesday morning's at 11 am.


Hosted by Kim Galloway.

"Facets" will explore a wide range of contemporary musical genres–pop to blues, progressive rock to old school soul, folk, jazz and, of course, straight-ahead rock and roll. The show will include new releases, classics and covers. Facets will also seek to promote local artists playing in and around the North Port community. If the host has done her job, the listeners will find themselves asking “What was that song?”

Listen on Monday afternoon's from 4 to 6 pm.

Moments to Remember with Leo Hebert

Moments to Remember

I enjoy golfing, walking, my wife and MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC!!! Listen to Leo's Music to Remember show featuring music from the years 1940 through 1955 including Big Band.

Listen to Moments to Remember on Saturday at 5:30 pm, and Monday at 6 pm.

Music from around North Port with Steve Ulrey

Music from Around our Town

I have always loved music and play the saxophone. I was fortunate enough to join the North Port Concert Band as their Bari Sax player. People have always told me that I have a radio voice, so here is my chance. I am thrilled to be part of KDW Radio. "Music From Around Our Town" will feature the local musical talents from our area. Each week we will feature 2-3 artists and provide the audience with a great variety of music. From folk, to rock, to country, jazz and Big Band music, listeners will get to hear many of the local musicians they have seen play live here in Southwest Florida from Venice to Punta Gorda.

Listen to Music from Around our Town on Friday and Sunday at 6:30 pm.

A New Song with Barbie Lee Bobo

I have been writing and singing Inspirational music since 1990. My desire is that when you listen to the music you will feel blessed. We live in a very hectic world today and sometimes need to stop and just reflect on the precious gift of life. In fact, one of my songs is called "Gift from God." That is what YOU are! We are all God's children and need to be a light in this oh so dark world.

Listen to Barbie on Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm

The Suncoast Maven

She's a professional chef, an event planner and professional restaurant consultant, ex patriot from the Hills of Beverly California and all around professional gossip, the Suncoast Maven brings you food, menu and entertaining tips along with local events, and juicy tales from around town. Hosted by Meredith Jo Mischen.

Tune in on Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 1:30 pm

Stormy Mondays

With E.B. Lewis shares his extensive collection of historical jazz recordings every Wednesday from 7 to 8 pm along with comments and historical notes on the players and their music.

If you like jazz music, this is the place to be on Wednesday night at 7 pm!!

Too Much To Remember

“Too Much To Remember”

An original "Old Time Radio" comedy drama written and directed by Jax Resto. Produced by Jax Resto and Bud Buckey, with music by BudaRest (Buckley and Resto). Starring Venice area high school students in leading roles!! <short video promotion> Airs Wednesday at 8 pm and again on Saturday at 10 am. Different episodes each week.

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