Sound Waves

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Since January of 2006, radio listeners on the Space Coast have been enjoying Todd Kennedy’s great music selection on Sound Waves. The show carries a lively mix of contemporary music, independent labels and rock classics. Sound Waves is also one of the few programs on the Space Coast that features live, in-studio sessions and interviews with local and national bands.

Enjoy Sound Waves, your source for new and independent music, online or on your dial at 89.5FM, Melbourne, FL.

Celebrating 42 years of public radio broadcasting in Brevard from the Florida Institute of Technology, 89.5 FM WFIT presents the Sonic Waves Music Festival on Saturday, April 8th from noon to 6p.m. at the Florida Tech Panthereum, located off Country Club Road in Melbourne Florida. Food, beer & wine vendors plus local non-profit organizations will have booth displays.

It's been nearly six years since the Fleet Foxes released any new music. But Tuesday morning the group announced it's got a new album coming in the spring called Crack-Up. In making the announcement, frontman Robin Pecknold shared a lyric video for a nearly nine-minute song called "Third of May / Ōdaigahara."

A band from the fertile Latin alternative scene in Los Angeles is poised to break out in a big way. Their sound is laid-back lounge grooves, R&B with flavors from Mexico or Brazil and a funky swagger. Their look is matching puffy tuxedo shirts and bow ties, like they're playing a prom in 1976. Even their name is unforgettable: Chicano Batman.

Jonathan Rado and Sam France were in eighth grade when they first met and began making music together. Their tastes were simple at first — straight-ahead rock songs banged out on drums and guitars in a garage. But a dramatic shift happened when they decided to take a less linear approach to recording their work.

"I got really into buying cheap, cheap instruments on eBay — lots of xylophones and melodicas and kind of useless junk — and that was kind of everywhere," Rado says. "We'd just kind of play for like 30 minutes, and then chop the best bits down to a three-minute song."

New Local Music

Feb 13, 2017

New local music received at WFIT so far this year.

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