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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Podcasts
3:03 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why On Sound Waves

After five years, 400+ shows, and four award-winning albums, New Jersey-based 21-year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why returns to our studio. Quincy just released his fifth album, Its Only Change, which was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo). This August 20 session features the funky soulful sounds of Quincy Mumford his band in an acoustic set.

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Station Announcement
12:55 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Coming Up On Soundwaves: Big Kettle Drum

Foot stomping, suitcase kicking, banjo strumming Americana band Big Kettle Drum joins Sound Waves in the studio on Friday, September 13 at noon.

Big Kettle Drum is an honest, hard-working Americana band that has fought through adversity to release its highly anticipated 2013 EP entitled NantucketCircle, which deals in part to the band’s front man Brant Menswar coping with his young son’s recovery from a rare blood cancer, Myleodysplastic Syndrome. The songs are gritty, heartfelt and spiritually uplifting.

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Station Announcement
1:43 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

WFIT's Labor Day Specials

Relax and chill with some cool WFIT-FM specials on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

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Station Announcement
12:55 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Jeff Stanton On Sound Waves

Sound Waves is pleased to welcome Jeff Stanton to our studio this Wednesday, August 7 at noon. We are fans of his work with Rex Goliath and more recently with The Honey Miller Band. Jeff’s flowing guitar lines always add something special to the songs.

He has recently released his own album Circles and we are excited to have Jeff and his band join us in the studio for a live session.

 

Jeff Stanton this Wednesday at noon on WFIT 89.5 FM.

 

Music
1:07 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Watch 2013 Newport Folk Festival Live Video Stream

This year’s 2013 Newport Folk Festival, July 26 – 28, will feature The Avett Brothers, Feist, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Beck, The Lumineers, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Beth Orton, Jason Isbell and many more.

You can now watch a live video stream of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival right here.

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