Ocala’s Royal Guardsmen Just One Of Many Success Stories In Bill DeYoung’s New Biography Of Forgotten Florida Music Mogul


WUFT-FM’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with writer Bill DeYoung about his new book, Phil Gernhard, Record Man, published last month by University Press of Florida. They talked about the fascinating career of this unsung Florida music mogul and two book launch events happening this weekend:

Enjoy some of Phil Gernhard’s work with this Spotify playlist from Bill DeYoung:

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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