WFIT Features

Surf Returns to WFIT!  The Big Surf Show returns to WFIT on Saturday nights 8pm-10pm starting Dec. 17.  Host Danny Morris spins songs inspired by the sun, sand and the surf.

Friday, December 16 we will have an early visit by Santa Claus some of his elves to talk about this year’s Surfing Santas. This event brings together hundreds of Santas to ride the waves in Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve morning.

We’ll talk with Santa and hear Anna Lusk perform her song Oh Surfin’ Santa on Sound Waves Fri at noon.

What a year it’s been. A year of loss, reflections and stunning surprises.

Music has a way of capturing the mood and emotions of the moment. David Bowie, always the leader, started off the year with his final album. The rest of the music world followed. Many albums this year were about loss, yet most are still searching and hoping things will be ok. Here is our top picks for 2016

Musically, it might be the richest time of the year.

Musicians -- classical and otherwise -- seem to go all out for the Christmas season, and we'll have a program full of variety this Thursday  -- and that will include some music from the Jewish tradition that's about as ancient as any music that has come down to us.

Come and celebrate the holidays up in the Attic. You never know what you might find there.

Robert Shaw
Georgia Public Broadcasting

In 1966, Robert Shaw released an original-score recording of the Messiah, and it was a revelation. It was the first "historically informed" performance of Handel's oratorio to be recorded on a major label, and instead of massive, sometimes bombastic orchestral and choral forces, Shaw used an ensemble such as Handel would have used in his day.