Scope and Contents
This collection contains the WFIT radio station’s materials from the start of broadcast in 1975 to the present. The station is based at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida and the collection covers the stations external communications (e.g. newspapers, photos, event items, marketing materials), station programming (e.g. programming guides, audio recordings), operations (e.g. correspondence, FCC filings), and station memorabilia (e.g. awards, textiles, albums). There are oversized items in the collection including promotional posters, station history displays and awards. Significant persons within the collection are Jack Simpson, long time DJ and host of Jazz on the Beach; and station managers such as Jon Pernick, Doug Taylor and Terri Wright. The collection houses materials covering multiple pop and alternative bands from the 1980’s and early 1990’s, as well as coving Jazz and adult contemporary artist from the mid 90’s to the present day.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research, with the exception of records that need to be redacted or kept confidential to protect personal confidentiality. See the university archivist for additional restriction information.
From the Series: 2.5 Cubic Feet (Archival boxes legal: 5)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- From the Collection: Bowie , Gary (Person)
- From the Collection: Pernick , Jon (Person)
- From the Collection: Wright, Terri (Person)
- From the Collection: Kershaw, David (Person)
- From the Collection: WFIT (Organization)
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