UF radio stations surpass goal in fundraising drive
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida’s public radio stations — Floridaâ€™s 89.1 WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM 90.1 — have completed the most successful listener membership campaign in the stationsâ€™ history.
The Oct. 8-19 fund drive received 1,300 pledges totaling $175,982.68, exceeding the goal of $175,000. The drive brought in 747 new donors, 335 renewals, and 215 members who increased their original gift amount. The second best fund drive was in the fall of 2011 with a total of $161,664.50.
WUFT and WJUF-FM are part of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communicationsâ€™ Division of Multimedia Properties. WUFT-FM celebrated its 31st broadcast anniversary during the campaign. The station signed on the air on Sept. 27, 1981. WJUF-FM signed on the air on Nov. 10, 1995.
WUFT-FM 89.1 and WJUF-FM 90.1 broadcast three streams of programming to 19 counties in North Central Florida. The first broadcast stream, in both analog and HD1 digital format, features news/talk programming from National Public Radio and Public Radio International along with variety and music programs.
Classic 89 HD2 features 24/7 classical music, and HD3 features Ritmo Latina – a 24/7 schedule of Spanish language music and news programming. The HD streams are available via the Internet at www.wuft.org. Pledges of support can be made at anytime via this website.