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Two Weekend Events In Gainesville Highlight Florida Soul History


It’s a Florida Soul Friday as WUFT-FM’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with John Capouya, associate professor of journalism and writing at the University of Tampa and author of Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band, published by University Press of Florida.

Gainesville’s Little Jake Mitchell joins the conversation to talk about Friday night’s (4/13/18) Florida Soul book event at the Matheson History Museum and Saturday night’s (4/14/18) Little Jake & The Soul Searchers concert at The Depot Event Space at The Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden at Depot Park in Gainesville.

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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