Caroline Breder-Watts

Caroline Breder-Watts is the host and producer of WLRN’s Sunday Breakfast with the Arts, as well as Pledge Producer for WLRN FM and TV. She began her radio broadcasting career in 1992 at 90.7 WXEL-FM, and for many years enjoyed a dual career in radio and as Director of Communications for the late, great Florida Stage.

In 2006, Caroline joined the WXEL staff as a full-time employee, serving as Radio Communications and Pledge Producer as well as creating, hosting and producing two shows, South Florida Artsview and Listening to Movies.  Caroline and her husband, John Watts, are the creators and founders of, an innovative podcast website dedicated to the arts. 

She also serves as host and curator for film programs at venues throughout South Florida, including Bailey Contemporary Arts, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Norton Museum of Art and the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival.

The O, Miami Poetry Festival wraps this week with a series of events, including WLRN's Zip Odes.

The beloved public radio game show Says You! is celebrating 20 years of words and whimsy.  The gang comes to Sunrise for two performances this weekend.


Most of us know Peter Sagal as the host of Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, one of public radio's most popular shows.  But Sagal started his career as a playwright, and recently paid a visit to FAU's Theatre Lab for a reading of his work Mall America.

Each year, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach chooses an artist to be showcased in its RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) program.  This year, the spotlight shines on Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

A play by first-time playwright Charles Gluck makes its debut in Boca Raton, with a cast of South Florida favorites  and a powerful message about familial relationships.


As the 30th Anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival draws near, Executive Director Gregory von Hausch discusses how movies have always shaped his life.

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09/25/15 - This is the final episode of South Florida Arts Beat on WLRN. We visit with Laura Quinlan executive director of The Rhythm Foundation, also, it's time get our holiday spirit on with Winterfest. Regular contributor Judith Bishop chats with Leann Standish interim director of the Perez Art Museum Miami, Norman Van Aken with A Word on Food, and since th

Endangered Malaysian tigers have a reason to celebrate at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society in West Palm Beach - their habitat has been expanded and enhanced.

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Books have always been an integral part of any library.  Now, the Miami-Dade Public Library System offers arts programs and services for every age group and every interest.  

For this Sunday's Breakfast with the Arts, Caroline Breder-Watts talks with Jack Varela of MDPLS about the varied programs offered by libraries.

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Florida Atlantic University's Summer Festival Rep not only provides an evening's entertainment for audiences, but an invaluable educational opportunity for its students.


The John F. Kennedy Bunker, located on Peanut Island in Palm Beach County, was hastily constructed in the early 1960s to protect President Kennedy and his staff in the event of a nuclear strike. A local team of architects, preservationists and fundraisers are on a mission to save this historic site.

The Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ hosts the Community Arts Program, which brings classical and jazz musicians to South Florida to perform for the public, and to engage with local students.  

ArtServe, located in Fort Lauderdale, provides much-needed support and opportunities for artists and arts organizations.  This year marks its 25th anniversary of making a difference in Broward County.