WJUF-FM 90.1
Inverness

Original Call Letters: WJUF 

Originally Licensed: 1995 

Original City of License:  

Original Frequency: 90.1 

Origin of Call Letters: UF for University of Florida

Original Power: 8,000 Watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: Variety 


Network Affiliation(s):


NPR
APR
PRI


Owner(s):


1995-Board of Regents for the University of Florida


History of Call Letters and Formats:


WJUF-1995-100% Re-broadcast WUFT-FM 89.1 Gainesville


History Of WJUF
Thanks to Marc Tyll for this history of WJUF.
WJUF-FM began regular broadcast operations in 1995 after a group of local civic leaders determined Citrus County and the Nature Coast needed a local public radio station providing cultural and fine arts programming to its residents. The group approached the University of Florida with a proposal, asking the university to assist with the planning, development and construction of a new station, and in 1995 the proposed planed was fully implemented when WJUF-FM went on the air at 90.1 with 8,000 watts of power. The name of the station, "Nature Coast 90", was chosen to reflect the area in which it serves. Although WJUF-FM is fully licensed as a fully authorized non-commercial/educational FM radio station, WJUF-FM is essentially an 8,000 watt translator as there is currently no local programming on "Nature Coast 90". All programming is re-broadcast from Gainesville over WUFT-FM 89.1 although a small studio was constructed in Citrus County so special local programming such as local election coverage, emergency management and inclement weather conditions can be reported to area residents. WJUF-FM is the only National Public Radio affiliate located between Gainesville, Tampa Bay and Orlando and has applied for a power increase to better serve the residents of Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, Pasco and Levy Counties.


Big Changes At WUFT-FM   7-21-09
WUFT-FM 89.1 will be dropping classical music on Aug. 3.
The University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications announced that the university-owned station will broadcast National Public Radio shows in place of music. WUFT will expand local news reported by students. Journalism Dean John Wright told the Gainesville Sun that the station  will no longer play classical music and little if any other music. That programming, will move music to its web site and high-definition HD2 signal. The station's nickname, Classic 89, also is being dropped. The changes also apply to affiliate station WJUF-FM 90.1 in Citrus County. The student produced news program "Front Page on the Air," which airs on WRUF-AM 850, will move to WUFT and WJUF weekdays at 4 p.m. 


Names in WJUF-FM History

Tim Kinney-1994-Assistant Engineering Director-University of Florida

Richard Lehner-1997-2007-General Manager-University of Florida

Nancy Ward-1988-Administrative Assistant-University of Florida

Henri Pensis-1989-Station Manager-University of Florida

Larry Dankner-2008-General Manager-University of Florida

Bill Beckett-Program Director-University of Florida

Richard Drake-Music Director-University of Florida

Chuck Michaelson-Jazz Director-University of Florida

Kevin Allen-News Director-University of Florida

Donna Green-Townsend-Executive Producer-University of Florida

Steve Seipp-Operations Director-University of Florida

Manis Samons-Chief Engineer-University of Florida

Jean DeFlumer-Director, Radio Reading Service-University of Florida

Brent Williams-Development Director-University of Florida


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