Fred Vigeant is WITF's Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century.
Country Music, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before.
Be sure to watch WITF’s Original Production where we take a look at the impact of Country Music in Pennsylvania January 2 at 9:00 PM. The one-hour special is also available for on-demand viewing through our website.
The eight part Country Music series premiered this past September. It will rebroadcast weekly on Fridays at 9:00 PM beginning January 3 on WITF. The entire series is available to WITF Passport members for on-demand viewing through our website and the PBS Video App.