Justin Johnson


Justin Johnson, one of the world’s leading ambassadors for cigar box guitars and handmade roots instruments, will be the featured performer at WSLR’s Third Annual Cigar Box Festival on Saturday, November 26 at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. 



During Season 4 of American Idol Simon Cowell predicted Carrie would” sell more records  than any previous Idol.” He was right and then some none of us saw coming! Underwood is the queen, sweetheart and darling of country music. Everyone from kids to the elderly packed Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday night to watch Carrie hold court.

What’s New at SRQ?


“We’re like the Whole Foods and Tampa airport is a Publix,” said Rick Piccolo, President and CEO of SRQ airport, when asked why people would fly out of Tampa instead of our lovely boutique airport.

Forks and Corks, A Food Lovers Delight


Tickets for the tenth annual Forks and Corks food appreciation event go on sale November 7. The party is presented by the folks at the Sarasota / Manatee Originals restaurant group.

Stone Crab Festival In Cortez Honors Local Fisherman on November 5 and 6


The 5th Annual Stone Crab Festival is set for Sat., November 5th and Sun., November 6th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and later at the restaurants) and it’s free! Word on the street – it’s one of the most widely attended events of the season and it happens in one of the only historic, working fishing villages in the state. Cortez – the little fishing village with a BIG presence.

Some Humor! The Singles Scene, 200000 BC


“Life In The Boomer Lane”, Renee Fisher has some great humor this morning!  Modern humans believe they created the singles scene. But, as one of our esteemed presidential candidates would say, “Wrong.”



Baby Boot Camp, the brainchild of Sarasota mom, Kristen Horler, was born in 2001 when she became a mom. “I grew up watching my dad go to work and my mom stay at home. As a new mom, I knew that I didn’t want to be away from my daughter all day, and I also knew that I wanted to use my education to help other moms feel empowered after having a baby,” said Kristen Horler, Founder and CEO of Baby Boot Camp.

Throw Back Thursday- October 12, 1946


From my sister Eileen Wysel….. her and her husband Ronnie are the owners today.  A repair shop and an absolutely fabulous “Old Fashioned Candy Store”.  Check out the price of gasoline in the photo- 26.9 cents per gallon for regular gas.


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