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Part one Charlie Miranda on Baseball and Tampa Bay

07/24/13 Warren Elly and Charlie Miranda
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today on Last Call, Warren Elly explores the history of baseball in the bay area. His guest, six term city council member Charlie Miranda and the current chairman talks about the story of baseball in Tampa.

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Feds fund Tampa Riverwalk completion listen

06/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The City of Tampa has won almost $11 million in federal funding to finish building Riverwalk. Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced the award at the Tampa Bay Partnership’s annual luncheon today at the Tampa Convention Center.

“We are going to finish that Riverwalk….”

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program will fund construction of an over-water walkway from MacDill Park under the Kennedy Boulevard B...

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Historical Monument Trail to open on Tampa Riverwalk listen

03/06/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today Tampa announced details of a new addition to the Tampa Riverwalk, a Historical Monument Trail. It will serve to educate the public and recognize Tampa’s history.

The Riverwalk Historical Monument Trail is being created as an initiative to bring more recognition and appreciation of people and events in Tampa’s history. The non-profit organization, Friends of the Riverwalk unveiled the first 6 historical monuments during an event today. Steve Anderson, chair of the Historical Monum...

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Economic development is possible at Tampa's Riverwalk and beyond listen

02/10/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tampa is committed to a Riverwalk connecting the Channel District to Tampa Heights. But development along the Hillsborough River may not stop there. During a discussion at the Tampa Convention Center this morning experts from the Urban Land Institute shared ways the river can connect neighborhoods to downtown.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn said 20 years from now early plans to transform Tampa’s w...

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New mobile phone audio tour lets visitors learn about Tampa Riverwalk listen

02/09/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The City of Tampa recently announced the beginning of construction on a new segment of the downtown Riverwalk. In order to draw more visitors the Riverwalk is now expanding and offering a new audio cell phone tour of Tampa’s waterfront.

The new phone tour was developed by Friends of the Riverwalk with assistance from the University of South Florida chapter of Students in Free Enterprise. Dameion Lovett, assistant director of USF’s Scholarship & Financial Aid Department says the self-g...

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Restitch Tampa hosts competition to redesign Tampa's Hillsborough Riverfront listen

09/05/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

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Designers are imagining creative new ways to capitalize on Tampa’s downtown riverfront. An international design competition to enhance Tampa’s riverfront kicked off last night at the Tampa Museum of Art. It’s hosted by USF and the Tampa Downtown Partnership and several architectural models of a future riverfront were on display.

Green space has been a popular topic in city architecture a...

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Iorio praises city staff, chastises Gov. Scott in final State of the City Address listen

03/09/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio delivered her final State of the City address at the Tampa Convention Center this morning to a room full of supporters. She had glowing things to say about Tampa’s progress over her tenure, but Iorio said there was one missing piece.

Iorio said she had some lofty goals in when she first took office in 2003. The mayor, who leaves office at the end of this month due to term limits, said she accomplished most of them.

"I talked about opening up the river to the peo...

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Public art unveiled on Tampa Riverwalk listen

09/22/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday

A new work of public art was dedicated in downtown Tampa this morning. A cenotaph and art installation called “Ceremonial Space” is located at the south end of Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park on the Riverwalk near the Tampa Bay History Center.

This is City Council member Linda Saul-Sena’s reaction: “The public art piece is an extraordinarily beautiful place to visit.”

Bob Haozous is a member of the War...

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