Oct. 12, 2012
Sit back, relax and travel through an adventure in your mind. The newest member of the WFCF volunteer staff, veteran newscaster Jody Davis, is graciously donating his time and talents to introduce a new generation to the magic of the word picture via WFCF airwaves and iHeartRadio. Davis is spearheading two ambitious projects for WFCF listeners under the heading Theater 88Five.
On Saturday mornings, WFCF fans can tune in at 9 a.m. and hear Davis introduce select episodes from the Golden Age of Radio. From the precursor of “I Love Lucy,” “My Favorite Husband,” to “The Adventure of Superman,” listeners can visualize comedy, drama, action, and suspense through the unfiltered lens of their imaginations.
Additionally, through an extensive audition process, Davis has assembled a troupe of actors recruited from the Flagler College Department of Theater Arts to perform, record and air radio programs from days gone by; the first production, “Little Orphan Annie.”
Davis brings an abundance of broadcasting experience to WFCF. His television news credits include Financial Update Anchor for CNN, Headline News and CNN International, Executive Producer for First Coast News (WTLV 12) in Jacksonville, two Emmy nominations and a litany of impressive broadcasting credits and awards.
Davis says he enjoys working with students and keeping alive an art form that is still relevant in today’s fast paced age of technology. With the advent of new studios for WFCF, the establishment of a permanent radio theater company will be on the short list of future goals for the station.
WFCF is a 10,000-watt noncommercial educational FM radio station broadcasting at 88.5 from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, to Ormond Beach, Florida, and on iHeartRadio. Broadcasting since 1993, the station is owned and operated by Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and exists as an experiential learning opportunity for students and as a venue of goodwill to the community at large.