Did you ever wonder what it’s like to have your own radio show? Five Florida Tech students came together in 2015 and started their own, Tea Time Radio.
The show was recorded and broadcasted with the help of Florida Tech College Radio, FTCR — a club on campus that is underutilized according to Tea Time Radio member, Peter Zappella, an engineering management systems graduate student.
Zappella, a senior at the time Tea Time was established, is the only original member who is still a student here.
After the four other members graduated the show was put on hold due to lack of participating members.
This past fall semester the club was brought back to life by Zappella and six of his friends: Isaac Cook, Lee Schmidt, Jack Mueller, Cameron Sanson and Zackary Eichholz.
Tea Time Radio was back on air in Nov. 2017. Every Wednesday from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the six students came together and broadcasted.
This semester Tea Time is back and you can tune in at radio.fit.edu.
“We talk about anything and everything really,” Zappella said. Following up, Mueller, an ocean engineering junior, said, “we talk about school news to our daily shenanigans.”
From flashing genitals on campus to cocaine washing up on Melbourne beach shores, Tea Time Radio talks about it all.
“We also tell people about things going on on campus. I think it’s a nice outlet,” Zappella said. “Not a lot of people listen, but I think if more people listen it’s a good way to find out what’s going on on campus.”