Todd Kennedy

Program Director / Sound Waves Host

Originally from Boston, Todd Kennedy began volunteering at WFIT 89.5 FM in 1992 as a late night jazz DJ. In 1998 he was hired as Director of Operations and in 2004 he became Program Director.

As Program Director, he is responsible for formulating the sound of the station. His daily duties include managing broadcast communications, operating satellite services and broadcast automation systems. He is also in charge of overseeing all studio productions and digital editing.

He also plays an important role in coordinating fundraising materials, outreach events and underwriting activities. He trains and supervises community volunteers and on-air hosts, and has been seeing doing a little plumbing and vacuuming on the side.

Todd’s energy and great passion for music can be enjoyed every Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sound Waves, the show he has been hosting since January 2006.

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Station Announcement
11:17 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Fight The Swing Live On Sound Waves This Friday

 Tune in this Friday on Sound Waves for a special live acoustic set with Melbourne indie band Fight The Swing at noon.

Their debut album is set to be released and Fight The Swing has several high profile gigs coming up.

The band formed in 2012 as a group of friends with a unique sound. They name Fugazi, The Pixies and Radiohead as their influences. 

We’ll chat with band members Tone Egan and Andy Wolking, who will play a few songs from their upcoming album. 

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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"

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
4:22 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Michael Jon Goodrich Live Session On Sound Waves

Our first Sound Waves live session of the year kicked off with a set of local music featuring Michael Jon Goodrich from Melbourne Beach.

While juggling his own busy business and family life, Michael has put together some fine tunes. Check out three from our live session on January 17 here:

"Dog House"
"Fortunate Fire"
"Spelling Bee"

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Station Announcement
3:48 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Live Session With Michael Jon Goodrich This Friday

Our first Sound Waves live session of the year kicks off with a set of local music featuring Michael Jon Goodrich from Melbourne Beach.

While juggling his own busy business and family life, Michael has put together some fine tunes. He’ll bring his band into our studios at noontime this Friday Jan. 17. It’s a great way to spend your lunch hour hearing some live local music on WFIT 89.5 FM.

You can check out podcasts of last year's live sessions on throughout our website, including the Sh-Booms, Willy Mason,  and Big Kettle Drum!

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