WFTU-FM 89.9 
Orlando

Original Call Letters: WFTU

Originally Licensed: Jan 30, 1978  

Original City of License: Orlando 

Original Frequency: 89.9 

Origin of Call Letters: Owners Name; Florida Technological University

Original Power: 5,600 watts

Original Location: 4000 Central Florida Boulevard

Original Format: Jazz


Network Affiliation(s):


NPR


Owner(s):


1978-Florida Technological University
1979-University of Central Florida


History Of  Call Letters and Formats:


WFTU-1978-Jazz
WUCF-1979-Jazz

WFTU History
An on-campus radio station was originally requested by Florida Technological University’s Student Senate in 1978.  

From Donna Karen Rosenblum
The FM studio was built in the Village Center and went live in January of 1978. The format was supposed to have been the popular music of the day but since we only got partial service from the record labels, our top rotation was rather eclectic, to say the least.  big at the time and I hosted a weekly show on Friday nights featuring beat-mixed disco music....well before we had all the digital assistance and sampling that DJs can use today. There were radio programs each week that would feature a wide variety of musical genres as well. Disco. Our program director was Rick Richards (now Rick Stacy). The station switched its name to WUCF-FM when the school was renamed the University of Central Florida in 1979.


Names In WFTU History

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John Gordon
-Florida Technological University
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John in the studio in 1970



Jaime Lerner
-Florida Technological University

Donna Karen Rosenblum (Donna Kay, Donna Woods and Donna French)-Florida Technological University
Rick Davis (Dick Monn)-Operations Manager/Chief Engineer-Florida Technological University
Doug Dimitru-Assistant Engineer-Florida Technological University


Rick Richards (Rick Stacy)-Florida Technological University
Bill Ivey-Station Manager-Florida Technological University
David Waterman-News Director-Florida Technological University

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Central Florida Future April 3, 1972
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Central Florida Future Sep 29, 1972

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WFTU Studio shot 
Courtesy of Jaime Lerner


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