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WUFT-FM wins national Edward R. Murrow award

By on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm

The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the 2012 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners. The awards honor excellence in electronic journalism.  WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo was named the national winner in the radio small market audio news reporting category.  [...]

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Gators tops in the nation, and it’s not in sports

By on June 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm

University of Florida telecommunication senior Steven Gallo and recent journalism graduate Jon Silman both took home  first place honors  in the Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship Thursday  in San Francisco. Gallo, who will be a senior in the UF College of Journalism and Communications [...]

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Researching to help the elderly

By on June 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm

A prestigious grant given to the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging will help researchers develop new ways to help our senior citizens. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports more on new research the center is conducting with this grant.

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First privately funded rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center

By on May 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

Space-X’s Falcon 9 rocket carried the unmanned Dragon capsule into space today from Cape Canveral, Fla., marking the first time a private company has sent a spacecraft to the space station.  The mission is considered the first test of NASA’s plan to [...]

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Federal grant for UF for nuclear fuel cell studies

By on May 10th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm

As part of President Obama’s commitment to support higher education, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the University of Florida has been awarded close to $1 million in grant funds for the nuclear engineering program. Most of the money [...]

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Organ donation status can be posted on Facebook

By on May 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

Today Facebook added the newest option to update on your timeline, the co-founder Mark Zukerberg added an organ donor option to include on your timeline sharing your story about when, where, and why you decided to become a donor. Florida’s 89.1, [...]

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“SceneTap” app goes live in Gainesville tonight

By on April 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

There are millions of app’s for smart devices, one in particular is stepping up technology. The SceneTap app can tell users the number of people, gender, and age at certain venues in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on [...]

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Traffic monitoring cameras and message signs to be installed in Marion County

By and on April 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

Traffic monitoring cameras and dynamic message signs are being installed along some major streets in Ocala.  The message signs will give drivers who have to get off the interstate for unusual traffic conditions information about where to go, how long the [...]

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Education chancellor tours SFC technology facilities

By on April 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

The New Chancellor for the Florida Department of Education Rod Duckworth visited Santa Fe College this morning. With a strong interest in Biotechnology, Chancellor Duckworth had the chance to see the facilities the SFC has to offer. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s [...]

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Congressman Stearns addresses job opportunities while touring UF Innovation Hub

By on April 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Congressman Cliff Stearns toured the University of Florida Innovation Hub earlier today. The building opened in October of 2011. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT’s Tershone Phillips spoke with Sixth Congressional District Congressman Cliff Stearns about how growing job opportunities around the area can [...]

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