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Marc Whiteman

Marc is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Tech companies target “tech savvy” college students

Since Apple released its first computer in 1976, the company has been at the forefront of a technological movement that has spanned decades with no sign of slowing down. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, today’s college students have grabbed the proverbial bull by the horns. Now companies are …

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Despite slump Jaguar fans keep the faith

Part one:  In a mid-sized Florida city, where football is the only professional sport known, the passion of the fans burns bright despite their team’s recent annual struggles. In the first part of his two part report, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman explores the unbreakable bond between franchise, and city. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/JagsPart1Mixdown.mp3] Part …

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Kids raise money- one pedal at a time

Children from Santa Fe’s Little School spent this morning raising money for sick children. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, the children had fun while raising the money, all through the power of some three-wheeled bikes. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/fundraiserFPtrikeathon.mp3]

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Rugby team eyes state title

As the Florida football season heads towards its waning weeks, many sports fans in Gainesville will turn their attention to the basketball team. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, there’s another sport on the rise in town, and it comes from across the pond. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/RugbyFeature mixdown.mp3]

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Many veterans facing their biggest battle

President Obama’s recent announcement that virtually all of America’s soldiers would return home for good after nine years of war ensured troops would finally stop battling in Iraq. However, as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, for those returning from combat, sometimes the biggest battle is fought at home. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/veteransVAwrap.mp3]

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The art of pumpkin carving demonstrated at annual Shands event

Each year near Halloween, cultures from all over the world rejoice in the spirit of the holiday… telling spooky stories, passing out candy and carving pumpkins. But as WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, for one group of Gainesville architects, carving pumpkins is more than amusement, it’s a gift. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/pumpkincarveoffFPfinal.mp3] (News Sources: Shands …

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Prescription drugs are at the heart of recent pharmacy crimes

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MarcWhitemanProject.mp3] Yet another case of prescription drug abuse has been reported in Florida. A doctor from Palmetto Bay was charged with trafficking and sale of oxycodone earlier this week, a first degree felony. Just last week, a Publix employee was arrested for stealing prescription drugs. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc …

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Fans and voice of the Gators anticipate tomorrow’s big game

Saturday’s matchup against 3rd-ranked Alabama will pit the 12th-ranked Gators against their toughest opponent yet. Despite the fact that the game is still more than 24-hours away, the excitement in Gainesville is already palpable. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman, talks to the fans, and the voice of the Gators in …

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