Cuban Pianist Chuchito Valdes: Live on WUFT-FM’s Viernes Social


WUFT-FM Viernes Social Host, Gilberto de Paz, interviews Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger Chuchito Valdes who was in Gainesville for Bulla Cubana and performed at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Chuchito took the WUFT Classic piano out for a spin while WUFT Classic host Richard Drake and Gilberto de Paz watched and listened.

About Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.

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