WUWF Staff

African Burial Ground

Jul 7, 2016

The African Burial Ground National Monument:
A Forgotten History Comes to Life

Dekle Lecture

Jul 7, 2016

The Pensacola Symphony closes its season  this Saturday, April 30th at 7:30pm in the Saenger Theatre.   Violinist Jennifer Frautschi  will join the orchestra for a  program of music by Bruch and Shostakovich.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the performance.  Hedi Salanki: It is hard to believe that it is time for the season finale. Peter Rubardt: That's right! It's been quite the season this year!

U.S. Air Force

On Thursday, crew members at the 33rd Fighter Wing loaded four GBU-12 munitions into an F-35A Lighting II aircraft for the first time, here at Eglin Air Force Base.

The guided munitions were loaded in preparation for pilots to launch them from the F-35A later in the day.
The weapons drop was originally scheduled for late spring of this year, but according to the 33rd Fighter Wing, innovation and persistence from its pilots and maintainers allowed for an earlier launch of the munitions.

The Pensacola Symphony is back in the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, March 5th at 7:30pm, for a performance titled "Sounds of Europe."  Pianist Roberto Plano will join the orchestra for a wide-ranging program of music by Smetana, de Falla, and Respighi.   Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

Hedi Salanki: I think it is pretty safe to say that your musical journey to Europe starts out with the most brilliant minor scale.

Severe Weather Updates

Feb 23, 2016

We will be posting up to date weather information as we receive it. The best source for emergency coverage is 88.1 FM on your radio or the Florida Storms app which is available for iPhone and Android devices.

Last updated: February 23, 10:04 p.m.

7:36 p.m.  Severe Storm warning for Ft. Walton Beach       

Pensacon 2016 wrapped up this weekend and Michael Spooneybarger took photos of contestants in the cosplay contest. Enjoy our photo gallery!

The Pensacola Symphony moves  to the First United Methodist Church this Saturday for it's annual celebration of Mozart's birthday.  The concert, which starts at 7:30, features flutist Stephanie Riegle and harpist Katie Ott in Mozart's concerto for Flute and Harp, as well as his 34th Symphony.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

Hedi Salanki: Happy birthday, genius. Mozart’s music is so perfect it’s almost impossible to talk about it.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, November 7th at 7:30pm, for a performance featuring the second symphony of Johannes Brahms.   Cellist Cicely Parnas will join the orchestra for the concert, which also has music by Grieg and Saint-Saens.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

Gallery 88 Home

Oct 5, 2015

Inspired By:  A Contemporary Interpretation, is an exhibit of photography by local artist, Dottie King. 

Borrowing from greats, classic works are re-imagined with subtle reinterpretations. A tweak of ethnicity, setting, lighting or facial expression - these shifts can be both playful and subversive. 

Exhibit open: Monday, October 3 - Thursday, November 10, 2016

M-F, 8am - 5pm

WUWF Public Media, University of West Florida, Bldg. 88. 

Closing reception: Thursday, November 10, 5-7pm

Artist's talk: 6pm

The Pensacola Symphony launches their season in the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, October 3rd.   The program, which starts at 7:30pm, will feature Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats, as well as colorful orchestral pieces by Strauss and Tchaikovsky.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance. 

Hedi Salanki: This will be your 19th season opener with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestraas usual you put together a very exciting, very dramatic, but very very beautiful music to open the season with.


More than 1,000 family members, friends and teammates from around the
country gathered here Sept. 14 to honor and remember two Special Tactics
Airmen who were killed in action last month in an insider attack.

As the procession of family members departed the memorial, nearly 2,000 Air
Commandos lined the roads and saluted to honor Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 23rd
Special Tactics Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 21st Special
Tactics Squadron. Both were killed Aug. 26 at a vehicle checkpoint near Camp
Antonik, Afghanistan.

Daniel Mota

As previously reported the Triumph Gulf Coast Inc., Board of Directors Meeting held their first meeting on August 18, 2015 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL.


Calexico - 2:15PM**-2:45PM
The Tallest Man - 3:00-4:00PM
Heartless Bastards - 4:05PM-4:50PM
Watkins Family Hour - 4:50PM**-5:35PM

The Suffers - 10:00AM-10:30AM
Andy Shauf - 10:30AM**-10:45AM The Barr Brothers - 11:10PM-11:55PM
Langhorn Slim - 12:40PM-1:30PM
Courtney Barnett - 1:55PM-2:50PM
Jose Gonzalez - 4:00PM-5:00PM
Brandi Carlile - 5:00PM**-5:40PM

William Howell / IHMC

On the first day of competition in the DARPA Robotics Challenge IHMC completed seven of the eight tasks for a total of seven points in 56 minutes and four seconds. They finished the day in seventh place. At the end of day two IHMC  placed second out of 24 competitors from all over the world. Three teams total successfully completed all eight tasks and team KAIST of South Korea did it in the fastest time: 44 minutes. IHMC completed all eight tasks in 50 minutes.

RadioLive Archive 2

May 8, 2015

RadioLive Audio Archives - 2014/2013















Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov were musical patriarchs of their time, each contributing their own unique style. Russian Spectacular explores a passionate performance by each of these composers. The program opens with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful Capriccio espagnole, consisting of five connected movements each based on Spanish themes. He wrote this piece for a large orchestra and took great advantage of the different timbres by designing melodic passages specific to each instrument. Tchaikovsky even hailed it as “a colossal masterpiece of instrumentation”.

Gallery 88 Visage

Mar 13, 2015

An exhibit of work by UWF BFA candidates using various media to portray the human form. This exhibit has concluded.

Featured student artists are:

Jaime Diffee uses traditional oil painting techniques, creating paintings with modern subject matter. She focuses on the human form and the subtlety of the unsettling. Jaime is currently working on her BFA in Studio Art at University of West Florida. She resides in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Her work has been exhibited across Northwest Florida.

Bowden G88

Mar 10, 2015
UWF J. Earle Bowden Cartoon Archive


The World According to Bowden: a selection of prints from the career collection of cartoons by J. Earle Bowden archived at the University of West Florida's John C. Pace Library.

J. Earle Bowden worked as both editor and cartoonist for the Pensacola News Journal from 1953 - 1997. He continues to serve as editor emeritus, editorial cartoonist and columnist. This exhibit is a small sampling of the more than 4,000 cartoons he created over a career spanning more than six decades. His work is archived at the UWF John C. Pace Library.