BANDWAGON 2016 Primary Elections will take place August 8th and 10th at 7pm ET on 4fsu and BANDWAGON 2016 General Elections will take place September 26th at 7pm ET on WFSU. The location is WFSU Studios (1600 Red Barber Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32310).
Who puts on these programs?Since 1986, WFSU has regularly hosted these fun and informational programs in our studios with help from the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee. WFSU-TV’s Suzanne Smith and WFSU-FM’s Tom Flanigan have co-hosted the program since 2006 and will return as hosts this year. The wonderful Capital Chordsmen have agreed to provide the music for 2016 programs. Their barbershop harmonies have been a part of the BANDWAGON for years and help create the special and fun atmosphere at this event.
How does it work?
The format is what makes this program so special. BANDWAGON 2016 provides each candidate two minutes to talk about the issues they feel are important. To ensure that no one gets more time than anyone else, a musical group interrupts anyone going longer than the scheduled time and microphones are cut off. Candidates appearing on the ballot are invited to bring with them up to 10 supporters each. Supporters often wear t-shirts and wave signs supporting their candidates and can be seen often throughout the program.
How can I watch?
Bandwagon 2016 Primary Elections will air Monday, August 8, 2106 at 7pm ET and Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7pm ET on 4fsu. The Bandwagon 2016 General Election will air Monday, September 26th at 7pm ET on WFSU and 4fsu.
The General Election program will be brodcast live on WFSU-TV. Each program will also be telecast LIVE on WFSU-TV’s educational access channel known as 4fsu (Comcast Cable Channel 4 in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Madison, Taylor and Brooks Counties) and online at wfsu.org. Also, candidate speeches will be archived on this website (wfsu.org/bandwagon2016). The programs will also be shown multiple times on 4fsu until the Primary Election on August 30th and the General Election on November 8th.
WFSU News Elections 2016
News from the WFSU-FM news team and NPR News.
WFSU Political Perspectives
For the 2016 election cycle, July will bring a focus on our local elections - what we are dubbing, "Political Perspectives." Each of these episodes will be available to view on both 4fsu (channel 4 for Comcast subscribers) (view TV schedules) and online at wfsu.org/perspectives.
Learn more about Politcal Persepctives on WFSU Local Routes.