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The Break Room


Whether working in an office cubicle, on a factory floor or along the aisles of a retail store, time spent in the break room is usually a quiet time, away from pressure, away from work routines and often a place where co-workers can converse in a relaxed environment.  That’s the idea behind the WFCF/Flagler College Radio program, The Break Room (TBR).

Hosted by Paul K. Williamson, Public Affairs Director, the 15-minute weekly program offers a behind-the scenes look at the workings of city government through interviews with people key in the city’s day-to-day operations. TBR airs on Wednesdays at 5:00pm and is re-broadcast on Saturdays at 8:00am.

June 2017

Wed. Jun 21
Sat. Jun 24

Meredith Breidenstein, Director of Budget and Performance Management

Budget Review: Understanding the budget process

Wed. Jun 15
Sat. Jun 17

Reuben Franklin, Mobility Program Manager

Mobility Update: San Marco Ave. resurfacing and other mobility projects around the city.

Wed. Jun 8
Sat. Jun 10

Melissa Wissel, Public Information Coordinator

Get Connected to CityStAug: Connect with our website and social media now, as part of hurricane season preparation!

May 2017

Wed. May 31
Sat. Jun 3

Chief Carlos Aviles, St. Augustine Fire Department

Hurricane Season: It's that time of year again, and we are able to look back at lessosn learned!

Wed. May 17
Sat. May 20

Wanda Bray, Events Administrator

Concerts in the Plaza: Returning for the 27th season! 

Wed. May 17
Sat. May 20

Chris Anderson, Foreman, Streets & Ground Division

The City's "Front Lawn": What it takes to keep the City looking beautiful, all year long.

Wed. May 10
Sat. May 13

Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director

Public Works Connects Us: Community Celebration on May 20th, 10am-2pm at 253 W. King.

Wed. May 3
Sat. May 6

Reuben Franklin, Mobility Program Manager

Neighborhood Mobility Walks: Listening to neighborhood residents, the city can find ways to offer small solutions that make a big difference with the community.

April 2017

Wed. April 26
Sat. April 29

Sam Adukiewicz, Harbormaster

Municipal Marina: Repairs to docks, visiting/resident boaters, activities on the waterfront.

Wed. April 19
Sat. April 22

Glabra Skipp, Environmental Compliance Analyst & Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator

Environmental Awareness: Understanding illicit discharge, sewer waste, storm drains, recycling, diversion, and single stream process. 

Wed. April 12
Sat. April 15

David Birchim, Planning & Building Director

Short-Term Rentals: What's allowed and what does it mean for me? 

Wed. April 5
Sat. April 8

Nancy Sikes-Kline, City Commissioner

Transportation Is Just One Part of Mobility: 

March 2017

Wed. March 29
Sat. April 1

Reuben Franklin, Mobility Program Manager

Mobility Status Update: Learn about current and future projects getting underway to address the challenges of mobility throughout our city.

Wed. March 22
Sat. March 25

Melissa Wissel, Public Information Coordinator

Videos on Social Media: Sharing public information and messaging with the public using video PSAs

Wed. March 15
Sat. March 18

Marcus Pinson, Utilities Plant Engineer

Drinking Water: Top-rated drinking water in northeast Florida!

Wed. March 8
Sat. March 11

Daniel Borrer, Development and Utilities Coordinator

Stormwater: Keeping the storm drains clean

Wed. March 1
Sat. March 4

Carl Halbirt, Archaeologist

Unearthing the Past:

February 2017

Wed. February 22
Sat. February 25

Donna Hayes, Human Resources Manager

Working for the City: Hiring a solid workforce to keep the city running smoothly.

Wed. February 15
Sat. February 18

Tim Fleming, General Services Deputy Director

Utility Projects in Lincolnville: Securing funds from grants to help with various projects, from historic preservation to utility rehabilitations

Wed. February 8
Sat. February 11

Fire Marshal Bob Growick, and Division Chief of Fire Prevention

Space Heater Safety: Portable space heaters are very convenient, but can be very dangerous if not used carfeully!

Wed. February 1
Sat. February 4

Erin Minnigan, Historic Preservation and Community Development Planner

CRA 101: Understanding the Community Redevelopment Area and it's importance to St. Augustine's redevelopment efforts

January 2017

Wed. January 25
Sat. January 28

Chief Barry Fox, St. Augustine Police Department

SAPD is using more social media to reach our residents @CityStAug on Twitter!

Wed. January 18
Sat. January 21

Xavier "X" Pellicer, Mobility Coordinator

Re-Cap: Nights of Lights Shuttle

Wed. January 11
Sat. January 14

Char Putz, Streets & Grounds Division Manager

Arbor Day, Tree City USA, and the effects of Hurricane Matthew on our city's tree canopy.

Wed. January 4
Sat. January 7

John Regan, City Manager

Ringing in the New Year: New beginnings in the New Year - what's to come in 2017 for the Nation's Oldest City

December 2016

Wed. December 28
Sat. December 31

Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator

End of Year Cleanup: Out with old, in with the new - more trash and recycling than usual

Wed. December 21
Sat. December 24

Glabra Skipp, Environmental Compliance Analyst

FOG! Fats, Oils, & Grease: Holiday cooking means more waste! Do you know the proper disposal of such materials?

Wed. December 14
Sat. December 17

Sam Adukiewicz, Harbormaster

Municipal Marina: A Day in the Life and Hurricane Matthew Day-to-day operations and so many boating ameneties, and understanding the impact of the hurricane on the marina.

Wed. December 7
Sat. December 10

Barry Fox, Chief of Police

A New Chief in Town Chief Barry Fox talks about his first days as Chief and looks ahead to some new ideas for the Nation's Oldest City.

November 2016

Wed. November 30
Sat. December 3

Martha Graham, Public Works Director
Xavier "X" Pellicer, Mobility Coordinator

FREE Park & Ride Shuttle: Implemented to aid with minimizing congestion downtown during Night of Lights. Learn about the shuttle and how it came into being - and what plans there are for future similar offerings.

Wed. November 23
Sat. November 26

Loran Lueders, Police Chief

Reflections from the Police Chief: Thoughts on the city, 35 years of service, and being a member of the police force in the Nation's Oldest City.  

Wed. November 16
Sat. November 19

Wanda Bray, Events Coordinator

Encore broadcast! Light-Up! Night

Wed. November 9
Sat. November 12

Wanda Bray, Events Coordinator

Light-Up! Night and celebrating the kickoff to the holiday season in St. Augustine

Wed. November 2
Sat. November 5

Darlene Galambos, City Clerk

City Elections and other ways to serve!

October 2016

Wed. October 26
Sat. October 29

Meredith Breidenstein, Budget & Performance Director
Deanna Fraser, FEMA Media Relations

FEMA Recovery Assistance: FEMA, SBA, St. Johns County and State agencies are all here to HELP in the recovery process.  Get registered!

Wed. October 19
Sat. October 22

Melissa Wissel, Public Information Coordinator

Communicating In a Crisis: How Hurricane Matthew put the City's new website and social media platforms to the test

Wed. October 13
Sat. October 16

Martha Graham, Public Works Director

Hurricane Matthew: Debris Removal and Other Recovery Efforts

Wed. October 5
Sat. October 8

Carlos Aviles, Fire Chief

Storm Preparedness: How the city prepares, and some preparation reminders for residents

September 2016

Wed. September 28
Sat. October 1

Bob Growick, Fire Prevention Division Chief and Fire Marshal

Fire Prevention Week is Coming Look for helpful safety tips from SAFD, October 9-17

Wed. September 21
Sat. September 24

Wade Giddens, Utility Field Operations Manager

Hurricane Hermine: Helping Those in Need After the Storm

Wed. September 14
Sat. September 17

Jenny Wolfe, Historical Preservation and Special Projects Planner

Historical Markers: Connecting Our Past with the Present

Wed. September 7
Sat. September 10

John Regan, City Manager

Hurricane Hermine: Preparations and Lending a Hand. Also, a little bit about the budget

August 2016

Wed. August 31
Sat. September 3

Carl Halbirt, City Archaeologist

Not all significant finds are centuries-old

Wed. August 24
Sat. August 27

JC Costeira, Fire Chief

29+ Years: A Look Back

Wed. August 17
Sat. August 20

Meredith Breidenstein, Budget & Performance Director

Let's Talk About the Budget!

Wed. August 10
Sat. August 13

Martha Graham, Public Works Director

Mobility: A Community Effort

Wed. August 3
Sat. August 6

Melissa Wissel, Public Information Coordinator

City's New Website and Social Media

July 2016

Wed. July 6
Sat. July 9

John Regan, City Manager

4th of July, Mobility and Budgets

June 2016

Wed. June 29
Sat. July 2

Wanda Bray, Events Coordinator 

July 4th in St. Augustine  

Wed. June 22
Sat. June 25

Darlene Galambos, City Clerk Catching Up with the City Clerk
Wed. June 15
Sat. June 18
Martha Graham, Public Works Director

Review of Mobility Intiative Kick-off Events  
Wed. June 8
Sat. 11

JC Costeira, Fire Chief Start of Hurricane Season: Be Prepared 
Wed. June 1
Sat. June 4
Carl Halbirt, City Archaeologist An Update on What Lies Below