Community-oriented radio station on the air soon

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 5:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 5:03 p.m.

A listener-sponsored community radio station, WUBA 88.1 FM, is in the making.

The station will focus on local music, art, government and news in Alachua, High Springs, Newberry and surrounding areas. Carol Richardson, radio station manager, said they are hoping to air within the next 30 days.

“We want to be a radio station where everyone feels that their voice is there,” she said.

The project is being led by Neighborhoods United for a Better Alachua Inc., a nonprofit organization that sponsors and produces arts and civil rights programs.

Richardson, also the director of NUBA, said the organization has had the idea for a community-oriented radio station since it started in 2005.

It will be a platform for the community to voice its concerns and let its culture unfold, Richardson said.

Initially, programs will be pre-recorded before the station goes to live broadcasting. Plans are to air every day, 24 hours a day. Music genres will include indie rock, folk, bluegrass, classic soul and Latino.

“I love the idea to give local artists the opportunity to showcase their work on the air,” Richardson said. “The main goal is to entertain the community.”

The Dave Ramsey Show

The Dave Ramsey Show, a nationally syndicated radio talk show centered on all things life- and money-related, can now be heard live on local station WDVH 980 AM.

Hosted by best-selling author Dave Ramsey, the show offers economic advice to people with financial struggles. Callers go to Dave for questions ranging from starting a business to overcoming debt.

The show airs on more than 500 stations across the country and has more than 6 million listeners. The show airs in Gainesville on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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