WUFT names interim general manager
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — WRUF-AM/FM Director and General Manager Larry Dankner has been named interim general manager for public broadcasting stations WUFT-TV/DT and WUFT/WJUF-FM. Dankner replaces longtime WUFT General Manager Rick Lehner.
Dankner was director of finance and administration of WUFT for 14 years before taking the helm at AM850 and Rock 104 in October 2000. While at WUFT, Dankner served on the advisory boards and panels of national public broadcasting organizations including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio. He received the Award of Excellence from the Public Broadcasting Management Association for his creation and coordination of the Public Broadcasting Best Practices Benchmark Project.
In the interim position, Dankner also will serve on the boards of the Florida Association of Broadcasters, Florida Public Broadcasting Service and the National Educational Television Association.
Dankner has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and is a graduate of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Executive Management Institute Training.
Public broadcasting stations WUFT-TV/DT and WUFT/WJUF-FM, as well as commercial radio stations WRUF-AM850 and WRUF-FM, Rock 104 are housed in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and serve as training facilities for telecommunication students in the college.
- Sue Wagner, 352-392-5551, ext. 1106