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.

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

WUFT's Fanfares From Home features several former Fanfares favorites performing like you’ve never seen before, including Billy Buchanan, Bears and Lions, the Savants of Soul, UF Health Arts in Medicine Musicians in Residence (Michael Claytor, Jason Hedges, Ricky Kendall, Sam Moss, and Cienna Wesley) Maestro Gary Langford from the Gainesville Community Band, and two unique videos produced this past May – one from the City of Gainesville called the Gainesville Sing-A-Long and Band Together.

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WUFT’s Glenn Richards Talks with Gainesville Punk ‘Whiz Kids,’ Debra Fetzer and Mike McCoy

WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with two founding members of the Gainesville punk band, Piss Test: guitarist Mike McCoy and front-woman, Debra Fetzer. Fetzer is no stranger to the Gainesville music scene having been in numerous bands over the years including the legendary all-female punk band, Mutley …

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Archived Interview with Tom Petty Birthday Bash Organizer, Jason Hedges

Six months after Glenn Richards’ conversation with Jason Hedges about his band’s debut album, Jason (also frontman of the Petty tribute band, Heavy Petty) would be organizing a concert to celebrate the life and legacy of Gainesville’s Tom Petty, who passed away unexpectedly on October 2nd. Two years later, that original event – held over what would have been Petty’s 67th birthday – has grown into the Tom Petty Birthday Weekend featuring multiple events across the city including two music festivals.

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