WUFT transitions from classical to news/talk

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Starting Aug. 3, University of Florida’s WUFT-FM is discontinuing classical music to run NPR news and talk. The station also will expand local news reported by students, according to The Gainesville Sun. Its longtime nickname, Classic 89, is being dropped. The changes also will take place at sister station WJUF-FM/Nature Coast 90 in Citrus County. The station’s ratings drop as much as 70 percent at 9 a.m., when NPR’s Morning Edition ends and classical music begins.