Randy Wright

WUFT-TV/FM and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today were honored with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Lifeline Award for providing extensive coverage and non-stop emergency information during Hurricanes Michael, Irma and Matthew. The Community Lifeline Award recognizes public media stations that provide outstanding service to their…

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Posted: March 19, 2019

The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) received the 2018 Public Information Award at the 32nd Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® Awards held in West Palm Beach. During the event, 14 individuals and organizations were honored for their various contributions towards hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts at both the…

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Randy Wright, executive director of the Division of Media Properties at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, on July 28 was part of a panel in Washington, D.C. that discussed public broadcasting’s public safety mission. The event, organized by America’s Public Television Stations, NPR and PBS in…

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Posted: July 31, 2017

This story was edited from a press release by the University Station Alliance. The University Station Alliance presented its 2015 USA Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement to Randy Wright, executive director of CJC’s Division of Media Properties, at its Super Regional Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on…

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Posted: November 20, 2015

Florida residents and visitors have a new resource to help them prepare for destructive storms and other emergencies. The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today launched Florida Storms, a free, mobile weather application that offers a simple way to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards, backed by…

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Posted: August 28, 2015

The College of Journalism and Communications commissioned the Innovation News Center on the evening of Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. The state-of-the-art facility  houses the College’s sports, weather and news operations. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and donors came to Weimer Hall to enjoy tours of the center, a reception and a…

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Posted: September 20, 2013