Born: Charlotte, NC
Type of show: The show is inspired by the sun, the sand and the surf!
Years living on the Space Coast: 8 years
Favorite musicians/artists: Dick Dale, Chuck Berry, Johnny Burnette, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, The Ventures, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Duane Eddy, Hank Marvin, Albert King, Bobby Fuller, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, James Brown...
Favorite albums: Duane Eddy "Have Twangy Guitar, Will Travel", Johnny Burnette Trio "Greatest Hits", Dick Dale "King Of Surf Guitar", Albert King "Live Wire-Blues Power", Stevie Ray Vaughan "Texas Flood", Ventures "Hits", B.B. King "Live At Cooke County Jail"...
Additional information: "Big Surf Show-Dawn Patrol" playing tunes inspired by the sun, the sand, the surf! Tunes to get you stoked to wax the board, hit the beach... Go Get Wet!!! Get your weekend rolling like a strong cup of Costa Rican coffee right here on WFIT!"....
The Danny Morris Band performs regularly in around Florida and the South East. In 2010, the band performed for the troops in Kuwait and Iraq. Danny is also a Certified Flight Instructor CFII at Merritt Island airport (KCOI).
On the Web: http://www.dannymorrisband.com/
I’m a third-generation Miamian whose “day job” is management consulting and communications for large scientific research programs run by federal agencies in Washington, DC. I’ve lived on the Space Coast since 1989 and commute a few days a month to my office in DC. I have a wide range of interests, and the show feeds my habit. But the really great thing about hosting the show has been the huge number of interesting people I’ve been able to meet from all walks of life. I didn’t think about that, going in, but it has turned out to be the most rewarding part of the job!
Born: Miami, FL
Type of show: Anything but politics
Years living on the Space Coast: 21 years
On the Web: http://www.americanvarietyradio.com/
Through music we can change the world, one person at a time.
Born: Charleston, South Carolina
Type of show: World music
Years living on the Space Coast: 23 years
Favorite musicians/artists: too many
Favorite albums: too many
Born: Shreveport, LA
Years living on the Space Coast: Stationed here (USAF) 1964-1971. Returned in 1978 and has lived here since.
Favorite artist: Mozart
Born: Colon, Panama
Years living on the Space Coast: 28 years
Favorite musicians/artists: Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Keith Jarrett, Vladimir Horowitz, Arsenio Rodriguez
As a multimedia specialist, Michelle reports on and produces on-air and online features, often with a cultural or environmental focus. She also serves as contributor to WFIT's website.
Michelle was born and raised in sunny Florida. Before joining the WFIT team, she spent time living and working nomadically in remote locations across the country. She has zigzagged the U.S. traveling out to the redwood forests of California, over to the tip of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire and many places in-between.
Eventually Michelle found her way back to Florida. She wandered into WFIT one fateful day, beginning her career at the station as a volunteer. She was thrilled to join the staff in early 2011. During this time, she began producing WFIT’s International Student Spotlight, an ongoing series dedicated to celebrating college campus diversity. Working with the students on this series has provided Michelle with glimpses into cultures of such far flung places as Ethiopia, Brazil, India, China, Saudi Arabia and Trinidad. Her work on this series earned WFIT a 2011 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award in audiovisual communication.
Another highlight of Michelle’s career at WFIT was her coverage of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. She hiked along with expedition members at different points throughout their journey, back country camping and experiencing wild Florida.
Michelle has fallen in love with the creative storytelling process and looks for any opportunity to evolve as a reporter/producer. In 2012 she was selected among ten other up-and-coming public radio reporters to participate in Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) reporter training at WHYY in Philadelphia. She also regularly participates in NPR training webinars.
Michelle has a passion for traveling and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors.