WUFT (TV)

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WUFT
Wuft2011.jpg
Gainesville, Florida
BrandingWUFT-TV
"Florida's 5"
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 5.1 (PSIP)
AffiliationsPBS (since 1970)
OwnerUniversity of Florida
(Board of Trustees, University of Florida)
First air dateNovember 17, 1958
Call letters' meaningUniversity of
Florida
Television
Sister station(s)WUFT-FM
WRUF (AM)
WRUF-FM
WRUF-LD
Former channel number(s)5 (VHF analog, 1958-2009)
Former affiliationsNET (1958-1970)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height263 m
Facility ID69440
Transmitter coordinates29°42′35.4″N 82°23′41.1″W / 29.709833°N 82.394750°W / 29.709833; -82.394750 (WUFT)
Websitewww.wuft.org/
 
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WUFT
Wuft2011.jpg
Gainesville, Florida
BrandingWUFT-TV
"Florida's 5"
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 5.1 (PSIP)
AffiliationsPBS (since 1970)
OwnerUniversity of Florida
(Board of Trustees, University of Florida)
First air dateNovember 17, 1958
Call letters' meaningUniversity of
Florida
Television
Sister station(s)WUFT-FM
WRUF (AM)
WRUF-FM
WRUF-LD
Former channel number(s)5 (VHF analog, 1958-2009)
Former affiliationsNET (1958-1970)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height263 m
Facility ID69440
Transmitter coordinates29°42′35.4″N 82°23′41.1″W / 29.709833°N 82.394750°W / 29.709833; -82.394750 (WUFT)
Websitewww.wuft.org/

WUFT channel 5 is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television station owned by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. WUFT first signed on the air November 17, 1958; the Gainesville television market is unique in that a public television station is the market's oldest television station (Gainesville's first commercial television station, WCJB-TV, did not sign on until 1971). It serves a 16-county area which includes the cities of Gainesville and Ocala, and is also available on cable in Jacksonville.

Newscasts[edit]

WUFT-TV broadcasts local newscasts staffed and produced by students in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. WUFT-TV broadcasts two main newscasts, along with a variety of special reports and half-hour specials. "First Edition", currently a six-minute newscast, airs weekdays at noontime for 100 shows per year. "First at Five" (the main newscast, formerly known as "WUFT News", "Report 5" and "Evening News") is a half-hour weekday newscast at 5:00pm which airs 200+ days per year. Starting in the Spring of 2014, WUFT-TV added a 6:00pm newscast, that is also thirty minutes long.

WUFT rebranded in August 2010, calling itself "Florida's 5".

Digital television[edit]

WUFT's digital channel is multiplexed:

ChannelProgramming
5.1Main WUFT programming / PBS
5.2The Florida Channel (6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)
Create (6:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m.)
5.3World

References[edit]

On the set of News 5 (note previous logo)

http://www.wuft.org/news/first-at-five/

External links[edit]