WFIT Features

Leo Cross, the gentleman who led the rescue of 15 (or more) manatees from being stuck in a drainpipe in Satellite Beach last week will be a guest on On The Flipside with Java John this Saturday night at 6 pm.

WFIT welcomes Andy Harrington of Heliophonic.

On Sunday, March 8 at noontime, WFIT-FM welcomes award winning Australian virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy is well known for his complex fingerstyle guitar technique. He has performed with a wide range of artists including Tina Turner, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Les Paul and others.

It will be beeswax and shellac this Thursday as we look at recordings from the 1900s to the 1940s.

This period encompasses some of the most primitive recording sessions imaginable to the just-pre-high-fidelity era that ended with the 78 RPM record. It also encompasses entirely or in part, the legacy of any number of "Heritage Musicians" who have -- one way or another -- shaped the way we think about classical music today.

This week's program starts off with music from five very different contemporary composers, Americans John Adams, Janet Gilbert, and Michael Torke, along with Estonian Arvo Part and Gambian-born Foday Suso.

The program continues with the third of William Boyce's little symphonies dating back to 18th-century London, along with a motet from Baroque composer Michael Praetorius, Beethoven's Pathetique sonata, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.