About Us

For membership information or to change your member profile, please contact:

Debbie Booth, 352/294-1550 or dbooth@wuft.org

Brenda Woods, 352/294-1547 or bwoods@wuft.org

 Florida’s 5, WUFT-TV

WUFT-TV signed on the air November 10, 1958 with a mission to provide educational broadcasting to the University of Florida and other schools within the broadcast area. In the late ’50s and early ’60s programming emphasis at WUFT was on instructional broadcasts. With the addition of award-winning, locally produced programming such as the student-produced WUFT-TV5 News and other content, today WUFT-TV emphasizes prime-time programming from PBS, along with Hollywood classic films.  Its 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. day-time emphasis is on educational programming featuring children’s shows.   In 2012, WUFT-TV’s evening newscast was named the number one student produced television newscast in America.

Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM & WJUF-FM

WUFT-FM and its repeater station, WJUF-FM, provide 24/7 news and talk to a large section of north central Florida.  WUFT-FM is a 100,000 watt public radio station serving 16 counties in North Central Florida, while WJUF-FM is a 20,000 watt repeater station that serves the residents of Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. Signing on in September 1981, WUFT quickly garnered a reputation as one of the top public radio stations in the country. Broadcasting on 89.1 in stereo from studios located in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, WUFT-FM presents a 24/7 news/talk service. The College also provides opportunities for students in Spanish language programming on WUFT Ahora, a WUFT HD station that features news and public affairs including Spanish language newscasts produced by the College’s students.

WUFT Senior Management

  • Randy Wright, Executive Director.  Rwright@jou.ufl.edu.  352-392-5551.
  • Matt Sheehan, Director, Innovation News Center.  Msheehan@wuft.org. 352-392-5551.
  • Richard Drake, Director of Programming, WUFT-FM.  Drake@wuft.org.  352-392-5551.
  • Jerry Butler, Director of Programming, WRUF-AM/WRUF-FM/Ritmo Latino (WUFT-HD3).  Jbutler@wruf.com. 352-392-5551.
  • Sandy Wagner, Director of Membership & Corporate Support.  WUFT-TV Programming.  Slwagner@wuft.org.  352-392-5551.
  • Brad Noblitt, Director of Engineering.  Bnoblitt@wuft.org. 352-392-5551.
  • Reed Erickson, Director of Media Services.  Rerickson@wuft.org.  352-392-5551.

WUFT Governance/University of Florida Board of Trustees

  • C. David Brown, II, Chair
  • Christina Bonarrigo
  • Susan Cameron
  • Christopher T. Corr
  • Marshall McAllister Criser, III
  • Charles B. Edwards
  • James W. Heavener
  • Marc Heft
  • Carolyn K. Roberts
  • Jason J. Rosenberg
  • Juliet Murphy Roulhac
  • Steven M. Scott
  • David M. Thomas

trustees@ufl.edu

UF Board of Trustees Open Meetings:  trustees.ufl.edu/meetings

Reports

“WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM financial information including the latest audits are available through WUFT.org.  These audits are performed annually by James Moore and Company, Gainesville, Florida and are available through this website.  Any questions about obtaining a copy of the audit(s) can be directed to WUFT management, also noted on WUFT.org.”

Volunteering at WUFT

WUFT offers many volunteer opportunities and values the contributions that community volunteers make to make us successful.

Fund drives:
If you are a high school or college telecommunications student and want to volunteer to help during fund drive productions, contact Brad Noblitt at bnoblitt@jou.ufl.edu

Customer service:
WUFT-TV needs volunteers to help with the mailing and distribution of thank you gifts after our fund drives. If you would like to volunteer in this area, contact Debbie Booth at dbooth@wuft.org

 

Directions and Parking Instructions for visiting WUFT - WUFT’s offices are located at 1200 Weimer Hall on the University of Florida campus.

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Privacy Policy

We know that sharing private information through a website is of concern to many people. Protecting your privacy is something we take seriously, so we want you to know when you make a donation and become a member through the WUFT’s website, we will not share your contact information as required by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 390 et seq., Section 396(k)(12) and the University of Florida.

We have taken measures to secure both the information you provide and our physical premises. If you are making a donation, we collect your information on our secure site. Any credit card information transferred is deleted immediately after processing. We use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to ensure the safety of your personal information.

If you would like to modify your information or limit the correspondence from us, let us know by sending an e-mail to dbooth@wuft.org and state your preferences. For any other information, please e-mail info@wuft.org.

Refund Policy

We make every effort to ensure you receive the thank-you gift of your choice in accordance with your membership level. If for some reason an issue arises regarding your donation, we will make every effort to resolve the issue up to refunding your donation. If you paid by credit card, we will credit your card through our secure process. For any disputes or resolutions requests, please contact dbooth@wuft.org.

Contact Us

If you’ve got a question or a comment, we’d like to hear from you.

Press Room

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Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
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