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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.

Fanfares 2019: An Interview With Chelsea Carnes of Wax Wings and Billy Buchanan

WUFT’s Morning Edition Host Glenn Richards talks with, Chelsea Carnes of Wax Wings and Billy Buchanan, two of the acts participating in this year’s Fanfare and Fireworks. This is an extended version of the conversation that aired on WUFT’s Morning Edition on Wednesday, July 3rd. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | …

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Fanfares 2019: An Interview With Bears and Lions

WUFT’s Morning Edition Host Glenn Richards sits down with, Bears and Lions, one of the acts participating at this year’s Fanfares and Fireworks. This is an extendeded version of the conversation that aired during WUFT’s Morning Edition on Wednesday, July 3rd…including an exclusive in-studio performance. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | …

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Nels Cline of Wilco Brings Improvisation Trio to Gainesville

WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, talks with guitarist/composer Nels Cline, probably best known as lead guitarist for Wilco. They discuss his latest project, an improvisational collaboration with drummer Gerald Cleaver and saxophonist Larry Ochs. Their new album, ‘What Is To Be Done,’ was released earlier this year by Clean …

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Cuban Band Sweet Lizzy Project To Rock Heartwood Soundstage for Bulla Cubana 2019

Singer Lisset Díaz on forming a band in Cuba: "...it’s not like here, like that you can just gather some friends and start a band. You can’t do that in Cuba. You need permissions. You need someone to tell you – like someone important – to tell you that you are good to go."

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Actors From The London Stage To Perform Hamlet at Phillips Center

Even after 420 years, a play like Hamlet can still be “shockingly relevant.” Actress Grace Andrews says, "I’ve been amazed how lines I’ve known all my life – you know, famous Shakespearean lines – have suddenly ... come out in kind of brutal clarity, of … how I can make sense of them now, today. For example, all the stuff that’s been in the news in the past weeks and Ophelia’s line, ‘He took me by the wrist and held me hard.' I suddenly read that and … it takes your breath away, sometimes, if you allow yourself to make it live in a current way."

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