4:38 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Florida Tech Mastering Academic Research Massive Online Open Course

  Florida Tech is offering its first ever Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on the topic of mastering academic research. In this episode of Inside Florida Tech, Evans Library instruction librarian and course instructor Rose Petralia talks more about the course and the MOOC system.

Anyone can register for the course for free at the Canvas website. The course remains open until August 5.

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Station Announcement
3:40 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Christian Tamburr to Record Album in New WFIT Studio

Todd Kennedy interviewing Christian Tamburr earlier this year.

Vibraphonist and pianist Christian Tamburr, who was named Florida Tech’s Music Artist in Residence in January, will gather an all-star band and record his fifth album July 13-14 at the WFIT studio.

 “I'm beyond thrilled about this project and honored to be doing it at FIT,” Tamburr said.  This will be Tamburr’s fifth album under his own name. His previous release, “Places,” received wide acclaim and placed in the top 10 national charts for six weeks. The new album will feature Tamburr on vibraphone, Kevin Bales on piano, Billy Thornton on bass, Quentin Baxter on drums and special guest Dominick Farinacci on trumpet. 

As part of his 2014 residency at Florida Tech’s School of Arts and Communication, Tamburr teaches master classes and workshops with music students, performs at the Gleason Performing Arts Center and conducts local outreach at public schools throughout Brevard County. 

Beyond Florida Tech, Tamburr tours internationally and represents one of the prominent names in modern jazz around the world today. He is the musical director for Vegas Nocturne at Rose.Rabbit.Lie in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

8:40 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Veterans Resource Committee Strives to Help Our Service Men and Women

The Veterans Resource Committee of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce is here to serve those who are active duty and all those who have honorably served in the United States armed services.   Find out more about the VRC.

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Station Announcement
1:21 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Special Guest Dr. Jamie Younkin Tonight On A Taste Of Jazz

  Talented musician and Florida Tech's music chair Jamie Younkin will be a special guest on tonight's A Taste of Jazz with host Dave Fries.

Jamie will come by to talk about the latest happenings within the Florida Tech music program and bring along a personal favorite CD for listening and discussion.

Tonight's interview is part of a series with Jamie featuring music news and discussion airing the first Monday of every month. 

Tune in tonight to A Taste of Jazz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for an interview with Jamie Younkin only on WFIT, 89.5 FM. 

Station Announcement
12:31 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Sound Waves Live Session With The Wallies Today At Noon

Florida-based band The Wallies will rock the WFIT Studios today starting at noon in a live Sound Waves session. The band started in 2010 and quickly gained notoriety for their unique blend of surf rock and post-punk revival.

The band will be stopping by WFIT as they tour Florida with their newest album, Sugar.

Check out catchy tunes from the band on their website and keep your radio dial on 89.5 FM for this upbeat summertime live session!

Station Announcement
10:30 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Independence Day Specials On Sound Waves

WFIT will celebrate the 4th of July with two Sound Waves specials!

Starting at 10 am just in time for World Cup action and the celebration of summer, tune into WFIT for Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection.

Brazillian music has always ben inclusive, and producers Frank and Christian Berman have taken vocals from classic American songs and invited legendary Brazillian musicians to transform these songs into something really special.

Starting at noon, Melbourne's very own Lights Out Project joins Sound Waves in the studio for a fun live session to get ready for the release of their new live album. The island party starts at noon followed by an exclusive first look at their new album. 

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7:30 am
Thu July 3, 2014

The Scott Center Presents Behavior Boot Camp August 5th

Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment will present “Behavior Boot Camp: Basics on Managing Problematic Behavior in the Classroom,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5th.

The boot camp is appropriate for a range of education personnel, including administrators, behavior analysts, teachers in both special education and general education and para-professionals, but anyone is welcome to attend.

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Respected broadcast journalist Ted Koppel is a commentator, occasionally contributing to NPR's midday news and talk show Talk of the Nation where, through conversations with host Neal Conan and callers into the program, Koppel provides analysis, commentary and perspective on the topics and events that shape our world.

His news experience and interests are wide-ranging, spanning topics from national security, values, privacy, health and the media to Iran, Iraq and the Mideast.

Station Announcement
3:01 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

The Lights Out Project Live On Sound Waves, July 4

WFIT-FM will celebrate the 4 of July with a beach party with the islands sounds of The Lights Out Project.  

Melbourne’s very own Lights Out Project joins Sound Waves in the studio for a fun live session to get ready for the release of their new live album.  

The party starts at noontime on the 4th of July with The Light Out Project live on WFIT 89.5 FM.

Will is thrilled to be reporting and delivering the news for KUNR. An East Coast transplant, he's worked at NPR stations in Philadelphia, New York and most recently Connecticut. He's also interned at the NPR West Headquarters in Los Angeles where he learned from some of the network's best correspondents. Before joining the public radio airwaves, he studied English at a small liberal arts college and covered arts and culture for an alternative news weekly in Philadelphia.

He's particularly drawn to education, government and environmental reporting, but will jump on any story that gets him out into the field with a mic in hand. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fish tacos and great American poetry.