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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.

Gainesville’s Soul Music History Highlighted In New Book

From Ray Charles' early years in Florida to homegrown stars like Linda Lyndell and Little Jake Mitchell, John Capouya shines a spotlight on the underappreciated contribution Florida has made to the history of soul music in America. "Race is really the context for almost all of the stories I tell." "When white kids started listening to soul music, it really helped the whole movement toward integration of this country that when that music was accepted by a generation, it’s something you can’t quantify, but I think it made a difference."

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Harmony Reigns As The Currys Perform Live On WUFT-FM

The Currys return for the 2nd Annual UF Global Health Education Mission Trips Fundraiser at Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville on Friday, October 27, 2017. Director of the UF Global Health Education Program for the UF College of Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth DeVos, says, "Every year, over a hundred faculty and students from UF participate in spring break medical mission trips providing services to under-served communities and also allowing our students to work with medical students abroad and non-profit organizations abroad to understand better cultural competencies that help to make them better doctors and pharmacists in our communities here." The main event is from 8:00 to 10:00 PM, preceded by a special V.I.P. acoustic performance by The Currys with a Meet & Greet/Q&A Session from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

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True Stories of Florida Game Wardens With Author, Veteran Florida Wildlife Officer, Bob H. Lee

To gather these stories about the excitement, dangers, and disasters that game wardens face every day on the job, veteran Florida wildlife officer Bob H. Lee “spent three years interviewing working and retired officers from one end of Florida to the other from Live Oak … to the Everglades, to the big cattle ranches west of Lake Okeechobee, Big Pine Island, Lake Apopka, Kissimmee River marsh, and many other locations in this state.”

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