Gilkey, dressed in a white WSLR T-shirt with the collar cut out, cues up a YouTube clip on the computer perched on a nearby table.
Even if the call letters WSLR mean nothing to you, if you've flipped through the dial in Sarasota at any point in the last nine years, odds are you've stopped, at least for a little bit, at 96.5.
It's taken years of effort, hundreds of volunteers and committed management to make WSLR what it is today: Sarasota's only noncommercial, listener-supported radio station, and one of its only genuinely independent media operations, period.
Founder and longtime station manager Arlene Sweeting stepped down at the end of last year and is now concentrating on work with the Peace Education and Action Center, the nonprofit that oversees the Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, the garage-like concert and event space adjacent to WSLR's downtown studio.
Dozens of locals concerned about media ownership mingle, sip beer and find seats at FogartyviLle, the high-ceilinged warehouse-cum-event-space that shares a wall with WSLR. The tables are small and mismatched.
Wraparound shades hide her eyes; her black T-shirt bears the WSLR logo and the slogan "Radio for the people by the people."
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, (941) 894-6469, wslr.org
WSLR 96.5 LPFM, Sarasota's independent community radio station, moved into spacious new digs last year, and occasionally hosts bands at its warehouse-slash-patio space.