WUCF-FM 89.9

Original Call Letters: WFTU
Originally Licensed: Jan 30, 1979  
Original City of License: Orlando  
Original Frequency: 89.9 
Origin of Call Letters: Owners Name; University of Central Florida
Original Power: 5,600 watts
Original Location: 4000 Central Florida Boulevard
Original Format: Jazz

Network Affiliation(s):

National Public Radio
Public Radio International
Associated Press


1978-Florida Technological University
1979-University of Central Florida

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:


WUCF-FM History
An on-campus radio station was originally requested by Florida Technological University’s Student Senate. The station switched its name to WUCF-FM when the school was renamed the University of Central Florida in 1979. WUCF became a member station of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1994. When it first started, WUCF-FM 89.9 broadcast from an old student center and later from studios constructed in the Library basement. The station now has its own state-of-the-art facility within the Nicholson School of Communication, where it provides programming that enriches, educates and entertains listeners. During the past decades, WUCF has kept up-to-date with rapidly changing technology, and it became one of Orlando’s first radio stations to have an all-digital studio. In 1985 WUCF-FM expanded to a 24-hour daily schedule from the original 18 hour schedule.

Names In WUCF History

KP Manning
 (Ken Mampel)-1978-1979
-Florida Technological University
     Biography    In Memory

June Myers
-1982-University of Central Florida  Biography

Stan Lee-1983-Sports Anchor/Assistant News Director/News Director-University of Central Florida  Biography

Erika Engstrom
-1984-1985-News Producer/Anchor/Reporter/Disc Jockey/Assistant News Director-University of Central Florida    Biography

Peter Deitchman-1986-"Jazz Lite"-University of Central Florida  In Memory

Curt Creel-1986-1988-Host-"Knight Rock"/"Dance Traxx"-University of Central Florida

Bill Fries-1989-1993-Station Manager-/WUCF-AM/FM Sound Engineer-University of Central Florida

Clark Watters
-1992-1992-Hosting opera-2PM-University of Central Florida

Kayonne Riley-1994-Station Manager/Program Director/Host/Director-University of Central Florida

Terry Rensel-1996-2002-Program Director-University of Central Florida

Alan Rock
-2002-"Morning Jazz"/2014-Weekends-8AM-Noon-University of Central Florida Biography

Rebecca Morgan-2008-2009-
Arts Reporter/Producer-University of Central Florida

Charlie Taaffe-2015-Color analyst for the university's radio team-University of Central Florida

Bob Kelley-2015-"Saturday Jazz with Bob Kelley"-3PM-7PM-Sat/Fill-ins/Write/Produce/Host the WUCF Events Calendar/2019-Host of “Midday Jazz”   M-F-10AM-1PM -University of Central Florida

Brad Waldo-2018-Program Manager-
University of Central Florida

Alex Diaz-2019-
Latin Jazz themed program-Sun-4PM-7PM/Latin Jazz channel WUCF-FM 89.9 HD2-University of Central Florida  

John Martin-University of Central Florida    Biography

Jack  Simpson-1983-2020-University of Central Florida  In Memory

Dave Martin-Midday-University of Central Florida

Dr. Ken Rabac-Afternoon Drive/Mornings-University of Central Florida

D. Kenneth Jenkins-Saturday Morning-University of Central Florida 

Ahmed & Deon-"Soul & Groove"-University of Central Florida 

John Segers-Saturday & Sunday Jazz-University of Central Florida 

David Dees-"The Bluegrass Show"-University of Central Florida 

Las Adams-"Reggae Reflections"-University of Central Florida 

Marvin, Tommy & Paul-"Smokestack Lightning"-University of Central Florida

Pat Lynch-University of Central Florida  Biography

Mike Schiano-University of Central Florida   Biography

J.C. Meyerholz-Sports Director-University of Central Florida

Kriss Klaus-University of Central Florida

Cathy Weeden-University of Central Florida

Dan Russo-University of Central Florida

Logan Belle-University of Central Florida

Steve Fluker-1983-Air talent/-1984-Student Engineer-University of Central Florida

Jim Davis-University of Central Florida

Don Kirby-University of Central Florida

Paul Simkins-On-air host/News manager/Radio Manager-University of Central Florida

Robert Peterson-University of Central Florida

Keith Fowles-Radio Broadcasting Instructor/General Manager of the station for many years-University of Central Florida

Robert B. Peterson III-University of Central Florida

Chuck Ruby-University of Central Florida

Jan Whitehouse-Marketing Specialist-University of Central Florida
Aunt Harriet (UCF humanities professor Stephen Levensohn)-"Aunt Harriet's All-Night Diner and Short Order"-Sat 11pm-1am Sun. The diner is patronized by call-in guests and mythical regulars (missionary Father Afield, Judge Knott, Sheriff Awesome by Far and Deputy Almost Awesome)-University of Central Florida  In Memory

Jay Francisco-University of Central Florida

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