Shannon McCarthy

Shannon is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news

Early voting gearing up

Early voting for the 2012 Republican Presidential primary and the City of Gainesville elections begins tomorrow at three Gainesville locations. Alachua county Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says early elections make voting less of a chore. [audio:] Carpenter says in order to vote in the primary election you must be …

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Gainesville biz owners encourage local holiday shopping to help area economy

The holiday season is upon us and that means Americans will be spending more than usual. Where consumers decide to spend their money can have an impact on their community. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, consumers should weigh their options before taking out their checkbooks. [audio:] News sources:  Chairman …

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“Great American Smokeout” events span UF

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the 36th annual “Great American Smokeout” today.  WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy says the University of Florida is commemorating this day with a series of events throughout campus. [audio:] To hear the depth: [audio: wrap.mp3]

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Gator Growl: from yester year to 2011

The notoriously spirited students and alumni of the University of Florida are celebrating Homecoming this week. This year’s festivities will begin tomorrow with the 88th annual Gator Growl. This year the Goo Goo doll’s and comedian Jole McHale will be entertaining the crowds, but as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy …

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Theatre students from across the Southeast head to SFC for 55th annual conference

More than 1,500 high school junior and senior thespians will begin arriving today at Santa Fe College for the 55th annual Florida Theatre Conference Festival.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, this conference will benefit students and Santa Fe’s fine art’s program. [audio:] (News source: Santa Fe College Fine Arts …

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Like Wall Street, protestors continue to “Occupy Gainesville”

[audio:] The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which began almost a month ago in New York City, has now spread to 25 cities in the United States including Gainesville and as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, the local protesters have high hopes. The “Occupy Gainesville” Facebook page has over 1,800 …

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