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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.

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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Forgotten Jazz Giant’s Triumphs and Tragedies Chronicled in New Biography by Travis Atria

WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with Gainesville musician and writer Travis Atria about his new book, Better Days Will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp. Travis is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism …

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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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Hippodrome Interview: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Nick Bublitz says, “The co-production is a yearly event between the School of Theater and Dance and the Hippodrome and it is the base of which we kind of launch both seasons … and it’s a wonderful opportunity to really have students at the School of Theater and Dance work professionally at the Hippodrome.”

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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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