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Musician Billy Buchanan Speaks About Black History Month Concert At Bo Diddley Plaza


The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and 352Arts celebrates Black History Month with a double bill concert at Bo Diddley Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. The concert features the bands Dr. Neu & BluJaFunk, featuring renowned trumpeter Longineu Parsons, plus Billy Buchanan & his Rock ‘n Soul Revue.Billy Buchanan stopped by the 89.1 WUFT-FM studios to chat with WUFT-FM’s All Things Considered host, Dana Hill, about the concert and how developing an early love for classic soul and R&B inspired him to pursue a career as a musician.

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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