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
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!

Music
11:39 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Todd Kennedy's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

10. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

There were some terrific albums released this year. These are the ones that stayed in my player a little longer.

10. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

9. Foxyen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic

8. Volcano Choir - Repave

7. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight...

6. Rhye - Woman

5. Okkervil River - Silver Gymnasium

4. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

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Podcasts
12:38 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Sh-Booms Studio Session On Sound Waves

"X to Your O"
"1, 2, 3s"
"Boy Like You"

The Sh-Booms brought sass and soul to our studio for our fall fund drive in October. Check out three songs from their live session with Todd Kennedy this October to add some doo-wop to your day! More photos from our live session can be found on our Facebook page.

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