The St. Johns River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Florida and its most significant for commercial and recreational use. At 310 miles (500 km) long, it winds through or borders twelve counties, three of which are the state's largest. The drop in elevation from the headwaters to the mouth is less than 30 feet (9.1 m); like most Florida waterways, the St. Johns has a very slow flow rate at a third of a mile an hour (0.5 km/h), and is often described as "lazy". It is one of a small number of rivers in the United States to run north. Numerous lakes are formed by the river or flow into it, but as a river its widest point is nearly 3 miles (4.8 km) across. The narrowest point is in the headwaters, an unnavigable marsh in Indian River County. In all, 3.5 million people live within the various watersheds that feed into the St. Johns River.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with some fantastic music specials on WFIT.
10 AM: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND: THAT’S IT!
For over 50 years the Preservation Hall Jazz band has brought life to the sounds of New Orleans. In this one-hour special you will hear about the band and life in New Orleans with co-producer Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
11 AM: WILLIE NELSON: TRUE OUTLAW STORIES
Celebrating Willie Nelson 75th birthday this year, True Outlaw Stories features many of the hilarious episodes with The Family Band. Hear stories and songs hosted by country legend Rodney Crowell.
12 PM: JIMI HENDRIX: THE JIMI YOU NEVER KNEW
A spectacular two-hour special featuring the best of Jimi Hendrix’s recently released archival music and the musicians who are “experienced” by them. Interviews with Steve Winwood, Taj Mahal, ZZ Top, and more.
The Flaming Lips have been known to stray away from the norm. The band has been known for their psychedelic tunes, the vivid imagery in their lyrics, and their extravagant live performances , which includes lead singer Wayne Coyne traveling on top of the crowd inside a large plastic bubble.
The State of Florida is celebrating 500 years of history, since the arrival of explorer Juan Ponce de León in 1513. Expedition Florida 500 is a modern-day excursion that derives its name from this historic milestone. Unlike Ponce de Leon, Expedition Florida 500 front man, Justin Riney, isn’t looking for new land to settle, rather to clean up, restore and protect Florida’s shorelines and waterways. He launched in Pensacola and has journeyed the state’s coastlines, engaging the public as he goes.