WUFT Amplified

Prepare to be captivated by the vibrant sounds and extraordinary talents that define the Gainesville music scene and extend across the state of Florida. WUFT Amplified, the new show that’s turning up the volume on local music, invites you to embark on an electrifying journey through a diverse range of genres, showcasing the exceptional talent that our community has to offer. And guiding you through this adventure is none other than WUFT-FM’s very own Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards!

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Every Saturday night at 10:30 p.m., starting July 8, 2023, tune in to WUFT Amplified and discover new sounds from across Florida. This is your chance to unearth hidden gems, uncover rising stars, and be a part of the vibrant music culture that defines our region. Rebroadcasts air on GHQ Sunday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.

Band MADWOMAN perform in studio with camera operators and audience watching
MADWOMAN performs in WUFT’s Studio 2

From the raw sound of Staircase Spirit to the infectious rhythm of Sooza Brass Band that will have you dancing like nobody’s watching, WUFT Amplified promises an eclectic mix of musical styles. Let the soulful melodies of MADWOMAN soothe your soul, groove to the infectious beats of Jupiter Troupe, and lose yourself in the mesmerizing sounds of Matcha.

Matcha singer, Jon Catino; saxophonist Ryan Gamberino; drummer Ivan Padilla

But the excitement doesn’t end there! Clay Dixon & The Piccadillies will take you on a journey through contemporary folk music, the Jamie Davis Band brings the country flair, and Dionysus will intoxicate you with their unique sound. Experience the electrifying presence of Xarissa, let Casey Jones II’s hip hop sound transport you, and prepare for The Forum’s powerful performance. With Glenn Richards as your guide, each performance becomes an unforgettable musical experience.

Casey Jones II performs with Spectrum

WUFT Amplified is not just a TV show; it’s a platform dedicated to amplifying the extraordinary talent of our local artists. By showcasing their original music, we aim to bring their creative vision to the forefront and foster a greater appreciation for the rich tapestry of sounds that make up our music community. Join us in celebrating the artists who pour their hearts and souls into their craft.

Staircase Spirit’s Eduardo Giralt and Jayson Verebay

WUFT Amplified is a production of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and WUFT Media Services. Students, alongside UF staff, create all of these episodes for North Central Florida audience’s, and to support the musicians we feature.

Can’t tune in to the broadcasts? All episodes of WUFT Amplified will be available for streaming on WUFT’s YouTube channel and PBS.org, ensuring that you never miss a beat. Discover new favorites, share the experience with friends, and be part of the movement to amplify the incredible talent that exists right here in our community.

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