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Monthly Newsletter of the WUFT-FM Radio Reading Service

Issue 05 May  2011

From the Director


The summer is here! On the University of Florida campus, at least. Things have quieted down as Summer A got underway in May, so things slowed down a bit at the WUFT-FM Radio Reading Service, with show re-runs and Minnesota Talking Book Network programming filling the time typically taken by our student-run shows. We now have a larger staff, so we're back to our regular programming.

We're happy to welcome all our new staff members to the WUFT-FM Radio Reading Service family, and welcome back everyone who continues to work with us. It's a great time to be here! 

Additionally, I'm happy to report we've had a large number of receiver requests come in recently. Thanks to everyone who's spreading the word about the service we do!


Chris Peralta


From Our Shows

Newsprint Today


Newsprint Today continued to cover local and national headlines from the Gainesville Sun and the Ocala Star Banner. Prominent news stories included the natural disasters in the midwest, budget cuts in the state of Florida and Memorial Day tributes


On Topic


The On Topic team has brand new staff members! Topics we've covered include home and garden, arts and entertainment, and technology.

All Sports


All Sports covered things like the Eastern and Western Conference NBA Finals, the UF Women's tennis national championship, the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, SEC tournaments for the University of Florida baseball, and softball teams. We also covered stories such as the resignation of Ohio State Head Football Coach Jim Tressel. More exciting now, were covering womens college world series softball championship series, and UF baseball's road to the college world series at Omaha.


Humor Me


On Humor Me, we're now reading Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keiller, Live from Middle America (Rants from a red-state comedian) by Brad Stine, Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin, Gilbert, A Comedy of Manners by Judith Martin, and 10,000 One Liners by Henny Youngman. Join Bob Harris in helping to brighten your day.


Your Health


Brain health was in the spotlight in May on Your Health. We read about new findings that too little or too much sleep can age the brain, and that being overweight is linked to dementia. We also learned about a disease called primary progressive aphasia, which is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease or the result of depression or stroke, and which gradually robs the brain of language and communication skills.


This Weekend


This Weekend shared events from Scene Magazine of the Gainesville Sun and Go of the Ocala Star Banner with our listening audience. Top stories for the month of May were the national touring exhibit Wild Music at the Florida Museum of Natural History which opened May 28, the 59th annual Florida Folk Festival held Memorial Day weekend and  the Junior League of Ocala presented a Pigout BBQ Bash at the Florida Horse Park.



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From the Director
From Our Shows
Volunteer Spotlight: Nelly Stavro
Coming Up...

Nelly Stavro

Volunteer Spotlight:
Nelly Stavro


Nelly Stavro is a fourth-year advertising major at the UF College of Journalism and Communications. She produces On Topic and has been a reader on Newsprint Today, and she is the WUFT-FM RRS's staff manager. She was born in Montreal, Canada and was raised in Cartagena, Colombia, and finished high school in Miami, FL. She has visited 5 of the 7 continents, and lists among her future destinations Brazil, Argentina, and Morocco. She hopes to work for the Federal Communications Commission.


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Coming Up...

June 3-June 19 - WUFT-TV Pledge Drive

June 14 - Flag Day


June 17 - UF Summer A Ends


June 19 - Father's Day


June 20-24 - UF Intersession Week

July 4 - Independence Day

July 13 - College and Station Open House, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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