WUFT’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with Willie Nelson’s granddaughter, Raelyn Nelson, about making her own way in Nashville with the Raelyn Nelson Band and her new Americana acoustic duo, mmhmm.
Besides her music and Papa Willie, Raelyn is passionate about the Humane Education Initiative she started with her Aunt Bobbie, “Willie’s Kids.”
The Raelyn Nelson Band performs Thursday night at 8:00 with Gainesville’s Company Man and Carey Matthews at High Dive in downtown Gainesville.
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.
I sort of think the fact that we worship at the alter of youth as a culture is wrong and kind of sort of denies us some of the pleasures and good qualities about growing older and I try to celebrate them. So that’s really my message. It’s sort of just, not to listen to the people who tell you to act your age because what does that actually mean?