Bonnie Berman

Host Topical Currents

She's been heard in many pledge drives, dating back to May of 1989, when she began as a volunteer reader at the WLRN Radio Reading Service. While managing the "Clayspace" Art Gallery at the South Florida Arts Center, she came to WLRN to read for the RRS, when a dear friend became blind in his illness, and began using the service. At that time, Bonnie was a frequent newspaper reader on the main channel and each week reading her treasured New Yorker magazine for the benefit of the print-handicapped audience, among which was her friend.

It didn't take long for her to be noticed. Soon she was voicing underwriting credits, station promotional announcements and other work. She narrated an hour-long radio documentary about the homeless in South Florida. She pitched in tirelessly during the on-air fundraising drives.

Next, she became a frequent voice on sister-station, WLRN-TV while continuing her radio work, and filled in as a local host on both Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Not an easy task. During this period, she also conducted many interviews for Topical Currents with artists, musicians and others in, or related to, South Florida's burgeoning arts community.

Soon, Bonnie's talents were recognized by a broader community. While continuing at WLRN, she began working as an on-air personality at WTMI, South Florida's classical music station. Her program, "Music of the Night" heard weeknights from 7 to midnight, consisted of classical music with more popular fare, blended with listener dedications and requests. It was entertaining late night radio, which was discontinued after the sale of WTMI to Cox Broadcasting.

Not long after, Bonnie was made the permanent local host for WLRN's Morning Edition, while continuing her voice-over work for both radio and television. She held this position until her love for classical music beckoned once more.

In an effort to provide classical music to the aching South Florida community, WKAT attempted to pick up where WTMI had so abruptly left off. Bonnie was sought out by WKAT where she was program director and host of the morning drive "Classical Morning" Show. Sadly for classical music lovers, WKAT - on the AM frequency did not survive.

Bonnie returned to WLRN in the position of midday host, from 10 AM - 2 PM weekdays, technical director for Topical Currents, and once again the "voice" of WLRN radio. She is "thrilled to be back home" and adds a special note of appreciation to Joseph Cooper, who first recognized her talents nearly two decades ago, paving the way for a beloved career in broadcasting.

Ways to Connect

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01/14/16 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with the story of one of America’s most noted high schools – the Design and Architecture High School of Miami-Dade Public Schools.

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01/12/16 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents is “At Your Service,” about . . . pets. 

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01/11/16 - Dramatic changes are afoot in South Florida’s transportation industry.

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01/07/16- Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with Senior Advisor and the Executive Director of Miami-Dade’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Michael Spring. 

01/06/15 - Identity theft is now so common-place that it’s nearly a “not IF, but  WHEN” situation.

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01/05/16 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents examines a project of the Florida Attorney General’s office called, SENIORS versus CRIME, particularly in the areas of fraud and elder abuse.

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01/04/16 - The holidays are over—perhaps the credit cards are full.  Have you ever been stuck in the web of debt collection? 

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12/30/15 - Join us for Wednesday’s Topical Currents when we visit with journalist and author Kate Harding.

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12/28/15 - Many of us have received the horrid news that a family member, friend or co-worker has made the ultimate decision to end despair . . . and their life. 

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12/23/15 - On Wednesday’s Topical Currents, we chat about an Ohio man who’s probably the most inexhaustible rescuer of abandoned dogs in America.  He’s Greg Mahle, known as “the dog savior.” 

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12/22/15 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents is with attorney and author Ethan Wall, whose specialty is social media and the law.

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12/17/15 - Don’t miss Thursday’s Topical Currents, with Linda Gassenheimer’s “Restaurant Roundabout” hour.

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