Artist of the Week
12:45 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

The Broken Bells Ring Clear

Broken Bells were an alternative radio hit with their self-titled debut album, but could their sophomore disc live up to the hype?

The duo made up of Danger Mouse (Brian Burton,) and James Mercer, the lead singer of the The Shins, looked to do just that when they released their second full length album this month, the interestingly titled After the Disco, released on January 14.

The title of Broken Bells latest record may be After the Disco, but the album ironically evokes almost Bee Gees-esque vocals throughout.

Kicking off with the track “Perfect World,” the duo jumps right in with thought provoking lyrics “I’ve got nothing left. It’s kind of wonderful, ‘cause there’s nothing they can take away,” all while keeping your head bobbing and leg thumping.

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Podcasts
11:41 am
Mon February 24, 2014

The Cook Trio Live Session Podcast

The Cook Trio performed a live session in the WFIT studios on Feb. 21. The Cook Trio composed of brothers Ian and Jason Cook on guitar, and Kyle Jones on bass. With myriad influences from Coltrane to Monk, their music brings an American perspective to Gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhart.

Hear three songs from their live session, and check out a video of the band on our Facebook:

Welcoming The Cook Trio

"Troublant Bolero"
"Noto Swing"

Podcasts
7:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

First Amendment Rights Celebrated at Florida Tech

The Florida Tech Crimson student newspaper will celebrate First Amendment rights on Wednesday, Feb. 26 on the Florida Tech campus.

Dr. Ted Petersen, Assistant Professor of Communications at Florida Tech and Hershlay Raymond, editor-in-chief of the Crimson newspaper discuss the free speech event.

Everyone is invited to the third annual free speech celebration at Florida Tech, hosted by the Crimson on Feb. 26.  At 9 a.m in the Hartley Room, hear a keynote speech by Alec Klein, director of Northwestern University's Medill Justice Project.

During lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., be a part of "Live Free or Eat Free," a student demonstration where you can get a free meal in exchange for your First Amendment Rights, located on the Crawford Green.

At 3:30 p.m., a First Amendment panel discussion with Klein, attorney Jack Kirschenbaum and Florida Today news director Mara Bellaby, moderated by Florida Tech pre-law instructor and attorney Michael Kahn.

All events are free and open to the public.

Podcasts
8:40 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Celebrate Mardis Gras in Cocoa Village

Cocoa Village Mardi Gras Saturday, February 22A true New Orlean's style Mardi Gras celebration featuring Zydeco, Jazz and Blues style entertainment, the CF News 13 parade of floats where spectators can catch hundreds of beads from over 30 floats, roaming entertainment and much more.  The Pat Travers Band will headline the entertainment Saturday.

Tickets and info

Podcasts
7:30 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Botanical Fest at Florida Tech, Saturday March 1

What better way to welcome spring than to refurbish yards and gardens? Just in time to do the job are a wide range of plant and accessory choices at Florida Institute of Technology's 9th annual Botanical Fest Plant and Garden Sale.  Featuring a wide selection of plants, ornamentals, fruit trees, flowers, tropicals and more.

March 1, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission!

Holly Chichester, Horticulturalist and Manager of FL tech's grounds shares details about the event.

The annual event will showcase some of Florida’s finest plant and garden vendors, offering palms, exotics, native plants, ornamental shrubs, bamboo and flowering plants. Free guided tours of the Botanical Garden will take place throughout the day, and master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Fest is located on Crawford Green. Signs on both West University Boulevard and Country Club Road will point the way.

For more information, please contact Donna Cassario at 321-674-6152 or botanicalfest@fit.edu.

Station Announcement
5:26 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

The Cook Trio Live On Sound Waves This Friday

Sound Waves is pleased to announce a performance with The Cook Trio on Friday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 pm.

The Cook Trio composed of brothers Ian and Jason Cook on guitar, and Kyle Jones on bass. With myriad influences from Coltrane to Monk, their music brings an American perspective to Gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhart. Join us on Friday afternoon as we imagine we are sitting in a small café in Paris, France.

Check out podcasts from previous Sound Waves live sessions, including Michael Jon Goodrich, The Sh-Booms, Sam Sims and more on our podcast page!

Podcasts
7:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Evening of Hope April 5th Benefits Scott Center

Join us for An Evening of Hope VI: Night of Wishes April 5, 2014 • 7-10 p.m
Rolex Raffle donated by Kempf's Jewelers.  Become a sponsor of our event and attend this 6th Anniversary Celebration.  More info

Colleen Middlebrooks, Director of Community Relations at the Scott Center gives us details.

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment is a not-for-profit health care clinic dedicated to applying research and high quality treatment and training to improve the function and quality of life of children with ASD and related disabilities in Central Florida.

Events
12:12 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Brevard 2040 Transportation Choices Workshop

  The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization invites you to attend their Brevard 2040 Transportation Choices Workshop Wednesday, February 26th,  from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Brevard County Public Schools Board Room, located at 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.

Learn about how Brevard County will grow and change, evaluate the proposed future plans for all modes of transportation and choose the transportation options that work best for you, your family, your business and your community.

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Podcasts
7:30 am
Mon February 17, 2014

MMB Presents Songs of the Silver Screen February 19th & 20th

A Night At The Movies - Municipal Band Concert - Free to Public!   Thrill to the magic of Tinsel Town. The characters and the music seem to leap off the screen. Hollywood always finds a way to put us under its spell. Let your imagination run wild as the band treats you to some of your all-time movie favorites. Our guest, Dr. Jaime Younkin, Assistant Professor and Head of the FIT Music Program will conduct Hollywood MilestonesMore Info

Stacy Cleveland, Conductor of the Melbourne Municipal Band and Dr. Jamie Younkin, Chair of the Music Department at FL Tech talk about the concert.

Date: Wednesday February 19th and Thursday February 20th
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Performing Group: Concert Band
Location: Melbourne Auditorium
Preshow: Florida Tech Music Ensemble, Doors open at 6:30 pm

Stefan Fatsis began talking about "sports and the business of sports" with the hosts of All Things Considered in 1998. Since then he has been a familiar weekly voice on the games themselves and their financial, legal and social implications.

The author of three books, Fatsis' national bestseller, Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, chronicled the subculture of the game and his own rise from novice to expert-level player. A 10th anniversary edition of Word Freak will be published in the summer of 2011.

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