The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County conducts interviews on a regular basis with various radio stations in the Florida Keys. One station—US 1 Radio, 104.1 FM—is the most listened to news station in Monroe County. The department has a regular 10-minute spotlight on the Morning Magazine with Bill Becker every Monday at 7:45am, where DOH subject experts and program managers speak about public health topics including upcoming department events, vaccinations, injury prevention, chronic disease prevention and more. Those who are interested can listen live or listen to previously recorded shows at www.us1radio.com. In addition to US 1 Radio, the department has also aired live on WEOW 92.7 FM, Island 107FM and WFFG 1300AM, WLRN (NPR) 91.3FM.
On March 14, Eddi Roberts, RN at DOH-Monroe, conducted a live radio interview about the flu vaccine on Island 107 FM in Key West for the show Island Issues. In the half-hour, interview host Wayne Dapser asked a series of questions regarding the most effective methods of preventing flu. Roberts spoke at length about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine and its importance during one of the worst flu seasons in several years. She also pointed out that, although flu activity has peaked, it is still not too late to get vaccinated.