NCFM Launches Free Local News Site

On September 5 at 7:15 a.m., North Central Florida Media (NCFM), launched, a new, local news website focused on serving as the community connection for everyone living and working in the 352 area code. That includes towns in Alachua, Marion, Sumter, Lake, Citrus, Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist and Hernando Counties.

NCFM is best known for providing the public with the soundtrack for their lives with its popular radio stations Wind-FM and K-Country. In addition to great music free over-the-air and streamed online, NCFM has a long history of supporting community events and is well-respected in the business community for the successful marketing services it provides local businesses.

“We recognize the importance of staying connected. Establishing a news division is a natural extension of the community connection we have long provided as broadcasters. I’m excited to further connect with people through this digital platform,” said Howard Tuuri, NCFM Vice President and General Manager.

“The 352today mission is to provide timely, relevant, trusted, and unbiased local news and information, for free,” Tuuri continued. “ aims to be the primary source of news, events, and stories that matter most to north-central Florida residents, fostering a strong sense of unity and engagement.”

Breaking Down Barriers with Free Access

In an era where news outlets are shrinking and paywalls often restrict access to valuable information, is proud to offer its content for FREE to all users.

“Every member of the community deserves access to high-quality local news and information without financial barriers,” said Denise Vickers, News Editor for “By keeping content open and accessible, we’re ensuring that every individual in north-central Florida can be well-informed,” added Vickers, a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience.


Media Contact:

For media inquiries, interviews, and further information, please contact:
Howard Tuuri, President & General Manager

News Contact:
Send breaking news tips, news releases, story ideas and information about community events to:
Denise Vickers, News Editor

Advertising Contact:
To advertise your business and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Lisa Varner, Sales Manager

Connect with Us:
Website- scheduled to go live 9/5:
X (formerly known as Twitter): @352today
Instagram: @352today

About North Central Florida Media (NCFM):

North Central Florida Media, owned by Saga Communications, operates two of the top-performing radio stations in Gainesville/Ocala; Iconic Rock station Wind-FM (WYND 92.5/95.5) and Country station K-Country  (WOGK 93.7). The launch of marks a new chapter in NCFM’s commitment to the communities it serves with accessible and engaging local news and information. NCFM continues to provide customized marketing solutions that leverage on-air, online and on-site assets that deliver substantial results for local businesses.