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.
There may be no other actor on the world’s stage whose life has been as heavily documented as Muhammad Ali’s. Yet for all the ways the legendary athlete and humanitarian’s life has been scrutinized and celebrated, few have attempted to tell the story of what he valued most: his spiritual evolution. The Universal Title is a special on Muhammad Ali’s spiritual journey from Christianity to Islam — And what really made him ‘The Greatest.’
From his Black Baptist roots to his braggadocious banter, Cassius Clay joined the Nation of Islam and became Muhammad Ali. He was more than a silver-tongued boxer; he was a champion for Black empowerment, and when he resisted the Vietnam draft – an historic defender of religious freedom. Until the end of his life, Ali fought his own sacred struggle as he negotiated the release of hostages, journeyed with Parkinson’s disease, and worked across religious traditions to advance the dignity of all humanity. Ali shook up the world. And this means as much for us today as it did in the past.
Hear The Universal Title hosted by Preacher Moss Wednesday May 5 at 2pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio”.