People Of WFIT
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Born: Arlington, TX
Type of Show: Folk, Acoustic & a little bit of everything
Years living on the Space Coast: 25
Favorite musicians/artists: Pink Floyd, Stephen Bennett, George Winston
Favorite albums: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, Winter into Spring by George Winstoon
Link to website or blog: www.theshuffle.org
Born in 1922, Worcester, MA.
Type of Show: Strictly classical. Established on July 4, 1975 during the first days of WFIT's broadcasting.
Favorite musicians/artists: Too many to mention! Prefer romantic and contemporary such as Bartok, Barber, Prokofiev and Hindemith as opposed to the baroque & classical periods.
Additional information: Relocated to New York City in 1939. Awarded Bronze Medal for Meritorious Service in Combat for WWII Battle of the Bulge. Graduated from Brooklyn Conservatory in 1954. Also taught private piano in Melbourne. Two books published.
Born: Kingston, Jamaica
Type of show: Positive, progressive music
Years living on the Space Coast: 19 years
Favorite musicians/artists: Culture, Burning Spear, Israel Vibration
Matt Heister recently made the decision to move back to his birthplace of New York from Florida, where he’s had a prolific career as one of Central Florida’s premiere jazz guitarists.
His career highlights include collaborations with major artists who reside in Central Florida, including duets with guitarist Larry Coryell, trio dates with pianist/bassist Richard Drexler, recordings and performances with bassist David Pastorious, and many engagements with saxophonist/flautist Dan Jordan.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, he also holds the positions of both "Director of Jazz", and on-air radio show host of the weekly jazz program Freedom In The Groove for radio station 89.5FM WFIT. His weekly show features modern jazz music and live interviews with special guests.
Born: Huntington Station, NY
Type of show: Classic and contemporary jazz
Favorite musicians/artists: Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Jonathan Kreisberg, Joshua Redman
On the Web: www.mattheister.com
Loved my transistor radio at 10; wore out the 8-track in my VW beetle in college. Built my massive music collection from years working in record stores - Peaches Records in WPB and Tower Records in NYC. Enjoyed playing parties and restaurants on the side. Believe that music generates creativity and that musical inspiration creates more music. Love mixing it live and sharing a musical adventure that bops back and forth through the decades. It's all about the set!
Born: Gainesville, FL
Type of show: Eclectic rock, soul and funk mix for the galaxy.
Years living on the Space Coast: 36
Favorite musician/artist: David Bowie
Favorite album: Loose Screw (The Pretenders)
On the Web: www.myspace.com/straycatlounge