UF radio stations surpass goal in fundraising drive

Published: October 30th, 2012

Category: Announcements, InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida’s public radio stations — Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM 90.1 — have completed the most successful listener membership campaign in the stations’ 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 Communications’ 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.

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