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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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“Over the many years of doing the radio work that I’ve done, and especially the interviewing that I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do, I’ve met a number of people who are doing some really fascinating things and I find myself thinking, wouldn’t it be great if I had time to work with these people and help them do this really extraordinary thing that they’re doing. And now I’m going to have the time!”

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“When we were kids growing up, there were a lot of people playing around my dad all the time and some of those people were Ramblin' Jack Elliott, The Dillards, Hoyt Axton and Pete Seeger, of course, but those were all people in our lives who were family,” says Guthrie. “They influenced me as a human, and then their music was just around, all the time…. That was just the soundtrack to us growing up.”

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