On The Flipside

Monday, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

A radio show based on the classic AOR/free form radio format of the '60s and '70s.

Monday night on "On The Flipside with Java John" we will pay tribute to our dear pal Mr. Z who passed last week. Mr. Z hosted it's all the Blues on WFIT since 1982.

I've been going to Arlo Guthrie concerts for the past 40 years, I think I've seen him about 10 times. Most of those shows were after the year 2000, when we had the pleasure of seeing and meeting Arlo at that year's Gamble Rogers Folk festival in St Augustine. But, after Friday night's Re:Generation tour stop at the Plaza Live in Orlando I found myself thinking back to my earliest Guthrie concerts....

¡hola! Growing up in Miami in the nineteen sixties and seventies, the was plenty of Latin music about us in the thick South Florida air. Like Celia Cruz, Iris Chacon, and Jose Feliciano, ...but nothing struck my young music loving mind like the sounds of the Santana band emanating from the transistor radio on my bike handlebars. "I ain't got nobody, that I can depend on", wow! "Evil Ways", "Oye, Como Va"...Carlos was everywhere.

Legendary jazz/rock fusion guitarist, Larry Coryell joined me in the studio Monday September 26 to help me kick off WFIT's Fall Fund Drive. I'm celebrating 10 yrs on the air, and Larry was my very first guest. On my second day!

Also joining us was Larry's beautiful and talented wife Tracey (many locals may remember her as@Tracey Piergross), Dave Pastorius and Chuck Van Riper!  Enjoy some audio tracks from that show:

Anja Conklin
Anja Conklin

Anja Conklin will be interviewed at WFIT 89.5 FM at 6:00pm by Java John Goldacker to talk about and play a couple of her original songs. Right after, she'll be performing at Florida Discount Music (FDM) Open Mike's from 7:30-9:30.