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November 13, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 140 - Deciymber Jade


Deciymber Jade is founder of Set Life Pro, a multimedia platform that showcases the SWFL music and arts scene in ways that aim to help build an inclusive community to celebrate all things creative. Prior to her involvement with the music community, Deciymber had her hands in the local independent filmmakers community; from prop design and fx makeup to winning Best Actress at the 2019 Bonita Springs Film Festival for her first lead role in a short film, "A Related Matter.” 

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November 6, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 139 - Andy Johnson


Andy Johnson lived on and ran a survey business from Sanibel Island from 2005 until 2017, when he sold it and now he works in Ft. Myers. He is also a djembe player, and contributed to the Gulf Coast Life theme song.

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October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 138 - Les Stroud


Les Stroud is a Canadian survival expert, filmmaker and musician. He’s best known as the one-man-band creator of the TV series Survivorman. He has also worked as a full-time wilderness guide, survival instructor, and he’s a musician. 

As a musician Stroud has shared the stage with many names and bands at the top in the business. He has written all the theme songs for his TV shows and scored several independent films. Les has recorded six albums, including Bittern Lake in 2018, and most recently Mother Earth in 2019.

He’s also working on a new show for public television called Surviving Disasters with us here at WGCU.

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October 23, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 137 - Dan Philgreen


Dan Philgreen has done film production in 34 countries, and spent 6 years as a college professor teaching video production before coming to Fort Myers to work at Shell Point Retirement Community to work on their daily, half-hour, in-house TV show, Shell Point Today, as a producer, writer, cameraman, editor, and on-camera host.

He's also a charter member of the Americana Community Music Association in Fort Myers. Dan is a singer-songwriter and has recorded dozens of original songs. He has gigged around Fort Myers sporadically over the last 10 years including a couple of seasons as half of the 70s duo, Windhorse. 

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October 16, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 136 - Dustin Hapli


Dustin Hapli is a former engineer, producer, and host for WGCU Public Media where we make this show. He co-created Gulf Coast Live with me and Ryan Warner (Ep. 116) in 2004. He's worked for WUSF, WMNF, iHeartMedia, and now serves as Director of Technical Operations for Entercom.

You can see a video of Dave Dave Dave (Cowan) performing this week's parting tune, as well as an extended shot of a cat, here:


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October 9, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 135 - Katie Lyon


Katie is a singer-songwriter from Southwest Florida who has spent time busking on the beaches, playing dive bars, and breweries. She says there’s really no one place that holds her, but Chattanooga currently does have a pretty tight grip. She’s been influenced by the sounds of Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves, as well as George Strait, Chris Stapleton, & Jason Isbell.

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October 2, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 134 - Robert Bidney


Robert Bidney is a singer/songwriter, advertising professional, husband and father of two sons. He’s written songs that have been covered by recording artists around the world, and has songs under contract with publishers in Nashville, and he’s recorded two albums. 

His work has been used in national radio and TV commercials for companies like The Sports Authority, Levitz Furniture, Michael's, PetSmart, and more. In the past he’s worked for Office Depot, Rexall Sundown, and large advertising agencies. He’s currently employed by Chico’s producing their print work.

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September 25, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 133 - Jesi Cason


Jesi Cason is a photographer who specializes in personal and commercial branding photography. Jesi has worked with several SWFL bands and musicians to create photos that help them connect with their fans. She is actively engaged in local and national politics, volunteering with nonprofits, and trying to help the world be less annoying. 

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September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 132 - Alexandra Figares


Alexandra Figares is a recent journalism graduate from FGCU, and once interned for the WGCU radio newsroom. She was also editor-in-chief for the university newspaper Eagle News. Originally born in Arica, Chile, but grew up in Naples her entire life, she came to the U.S. when she was just one year old.

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September 11, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 131 - Ronin EarthClan


Ronin EarthClan is a hip hop musician and entertainer. He was born in Panama City, Panama, but raised in homestead, FL until about 2001 when he arrived in Fort Myers. You can find his music on most platforms, but you can find his most recent releases on Spotify

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