The Midnight Special is an original, offbeat, fun, and thought provoking radio broadcast. The Midnight Special is Chicago's, and through Internet streaming, the world's weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape.
The Midnight Special often airs live performances recorded by WFMT over the past 55 years that are not available commercially, including well-known artists appearing at Chicago area clubs, concert venues, the University of Chicago Folk Festivals and the comedy revues of Chicago's famed Second City.
Jazz on the Beach is a show that can best be described as "straight ahead" or "mainstream", which means a combination of traditional, small group or big band swing, be-bop ,west coast, etc. It plays some current, or reissued recordings, some broadcast jazz shows of long ago, and some vocals. You might ask "does it swing?" Host Jack Simpson always hopes so!! Jazz on the Beach plays every Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m.
Freedom in the Groove spotlights modern jazz at its finest. The show features not only the highest quality contemporary jazz music, but also live interviews with the musicians who are at the forefront of its creation. Freedom in the Groove is remotely broadcast every week by host Matt Heister all the way from New York City, ensuring that this exciting music is delivered to your ears directly from the world's greatest source for jazz!
Take the radio journey every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Fred Migliore on FM Odyssey. Week after week, since 1991, this syndicated, creatively-themed show has been feeding your soul with emerging artists, rock legends, and in depth interviews with over 500 musicians ranging from Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dan Fogelberg, to Laura Nyro, Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell. FM Odyssey is heard on over 40 Public and NPR stations each week, and it all began right here on WFIT.
Join Jeanne, host of Blues with a Twist, every Tuesday night from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a bit of jazz, something to get you rocking, and a heapin' helping of blues. She mixes original blues with a blend of contemporary music and an occasional return to the vintage 1940's. Your requests are welcomed and encouraged!
"Blues, juice and Jazz!" - Jeanne Kelly
American Variety Radio™ first aired as a weekly talk show with host Court Lewis on Melbourne, Florida’s WMEL-AM920 in February 2004. After more than 3 years on the AM airwaves across Central Florida, the show joined the program lineup of WFIT-FM, at the Florida Institute of Technology. Building on that base, American Variety has expanded to several other Public Radio stations around Florida and the Southeast U.S.