WUFT Fanfares From Home Preview with Band Together’s Bob McPeek, Ken Block, Cathy DeWitt, & Rob Rothschild

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Glenn Richards with Bob McPeek (2017)

WUFT’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, previews WUFT’s Fanfares From Home 4th of July TV & Radio Special by speaking with some members of the Band Together project.

Band Together features 25 musicians with ties to the Gainesville music community, each performing an original song, “On the Other Side,” written by Bob McPeek, a long-time Gainesville musician and producer who started Hyde & Zeke Records, Mirror Image Studio, and Heartwood Soundstage.

Joining Bob on the Zoom interview were Ken Block of Sister Hazel, Cathy DeWitt of the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine Program, and Rob Rothschild, ace drummer with several area bands and producer of the Band Together video.

The goal of the project is to recognize healthcare workers and others who risk their lives to take care of the rest of us, and to inspire comfort and hope in our wonderful, supportive community and beyond during and after the pandemic crisis. #SongsOfComfort

The complete interview can be see on WUFT.org/Fanfares20.

WUFT’s Fanfares From Home is Sponsored by Vystar Credit Union and airs just before the 40th anniversary of ‘A Capitol 4th‘ from PBS and NPR Music: Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 PM on WUFT-TV, WUFT Classic, and WUFT 89.1/90.1.
 
WUFT-TV will air it again Saturday, July 4 at 11PM and on Sunday, July 5 at 9:30 AM.

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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