WJCT Public Media Receives $1M In Grants from Florida Blue

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org WJCT Public Media Receives $1M In Grants from Florida Blue Florida Blue to support the Local Journalism Initiative and work in early childhood education  Jacksonville, Fla. — May 8, 2024 — WJCT Public Media announced today that Florida Blue has awarded a grant of $1 million, aimed at strengthening …

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month on the WJCT Soundstage 

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org Jacksonville, Fla. — April 18, 2024 — WJCT Public Media and the Jacksonville Music Experience present Jazz in Jax: An Evening of Discussion and Music Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month on the WJCT Soundstage on Saturday, April 27, from 6-9 pm. Jazz in Jax features a panel discussion and a …

WJCT Public Media and the Jacksonville Symphony Partner to Bring Classical Concerts to a Wider Audience

 Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org February 20, 2024 — Jacksonville, Fla. — WJCT Public Media and the Jacksonville Symphony are partnering to bring the Symphony’s classical performances to a wider audience. In an exciting collaboration, recordings of the Jacksonville Symphony’s classical concerts will now be included in the schedule of  Classical 24, one of …

WJCT Public Media Announces the 2024 TEACH Conference

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org WJCT Public Media Announces the 2024 TEACH Conference TEACH is a day-long conference created to engage, empower, and inspire educators  December 20, 2023 — Jacksonville, Fla. — WJCT Public Media will host its annual TEACH Conference, in partnership with VyStar Credit Union, on Saturday, February 10, 2024. This day-long …

WJCT Public Media Shares New Seasons of Two Hit Podcasts

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org WJCT Public Media Shares New Seasons of Two Hit Podcasts Bygone Jax and Untold Stories return this fall for another season of storytelling  November 16, 2023 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — WJCT Public Media today announced the return of two of its podcasts, Bygone Jax: Our Unsung History and Untold …

21st Annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive Hosted by WJCT Public Media Returns This November

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org 21st Annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive Hosted by WJCT Public Media Returns This November New and lightly used sweaters, jackets and blankets will be collected beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2023 November 1, 2023 — Jacksonville, Fla. — WJCT Public Media is partnering with the VyStar Credit Union, Tom …

WJCT Public Media to Celebrate Public Radio Music Day on October 25

                         Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org WJCT Public Media to Celebrate Public Radio Music Day on October 25 Non-commercial music stations will highlight how they uplift and elevate local artists and communities through this commemorative celebration JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – October 25, 2023 – WJCT Public Media announced today that the station will participate in the …

WJCT Announces New Additions to Board of Trustees

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org WJCT Announces New Additions to Board of Trustees Brian Bush, Anne K. Madsen, George E. Maxey and Kimmie Winston elected at the annual meeting JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – October 17, 2023 – WJCT Public Media today announced four new additions to its Board of Trustees,  along with the election of …

WJCT Public Media Selects Anne Schindler to Host “First Coast Connect”

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org WJCT Public Media Selects Anne Schindler to Host “First Coast Connect”Accomplished producer, journalist and editor will begin Monday, October 30  JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 12, 2023 — WJCT Public Media today announced the selection of Anne Schindler as the permanent host of “First Coast Connect,”  WJCT News 89.9’s flagship daily …

Jacksonville Today Wins National Journalism Award

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org Jacksonville Today Wins National Journalism Award Daily newsletter named LION Publishers’ Product of the Year  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — October 5, 2023 — WJCT Public Media’s Jacksonville Today newsletter has been named the Product of the Year in the 2023 Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers Association’s Local Journalism Awards. …

WJCT Public Media Announces Third Season of “What’s Health Got to Do With It?”

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org WJCT Public Media Announces Third Season of “What’s Health Got to Do With It?”Popular health program, hosted by Dr. Joe Sirven, returns September 23 Jacksonville, Fla. — Sept. 22, 2023 — WJCT Public Media today announced the third season of “What’s Health Got To Do With It?” will begin …

WJCT Public Media Partners with Kids Hope Alliance to Present Family & Community Learning Workshops

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org WJCT Public Media Partners with Kids Hope Alliance to Present Family & Community Learning Workshops Funding from competitive KHA grant program will support a series of free workshops across Northeast Florida for children ages 3-5 and their families JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — August 31, 2023 — WJCT Public Media, in partnership …

Jacksonville Today Earns National Honors In 2023 Local Media Association Awards

Media Contact:  Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate 904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org Jacksonville Today Earns National Honors In 2023 Local Media Association Awards Digital local news service earns first place in Best Local Newsletter/Email Strategy and second place in Best Philanthropy Journalism and/or Fundraising Campaign  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — July 20, 2023 — WJCT Public Media announced today that its digital local …

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WJCT Public Media Appoints New Vice President of Development

Media Contact: Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT WJCT Public Media Appoints New Vice President of Development Sarah Dobson steps into role to expand WJCT’s major gifts program, lead fundraising campaigns and bolster organization’s development strategy JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — March 27, 2023 — WJCT Public Media today announced the appointment of Sarah Dobson as the organization’s Vice President of Development, …

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WJCT Public Media Introduces Bygone Jax: Our Unsung History In Partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville

Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org Jill Johnson, Chief Communications Officer, FSCJ904.662.4224 • jill.johnson@fscj.edu  New podcast tells the lesser known and little explored stories from the River City’s past  Feb. 23, 2023 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — WJCT Public Media today announced the debut of its newest podcast, Bygone Jax: Our Unsung History. Bygone Jax was created in partnership …

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WJCT Public Media Presents 2023 TEACH Conference, Featuring Keynote Speakers Ralph Smith and Sonia Manzano

Media Contact: Neily Braren, Promotion & Marketing Associate904.318.2633 • nbraren@wjct.org Tickets available now for day-long conference that engages, empowers and inspires educators  January 24, 2022 — Jacksonville, Fla. — WJCT Public Media, in partnership with VyStar Credit Union, will present its 8th annual TEACH Conference on Saturday, February 25, 2023. This day-long conference for voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) through 5th grade …

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WJCT Public Media Invites Community to Participate in the 20th Annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

Media Contact: Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New and lightly used sweaters, jackets and blankets will be collected beginning November 1, 2022  November 2, 2022 — Jacksonville, Fla. — WJCT Public Media is partnering with VyStar Credit Union, the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, and Suddath to present the 20th annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. …

WJCT Public Media to Celebrate Public Radio Music Day on October 26

Media Contact: Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCTnbraren@wjct.org For Immediate Release WJCT Public Media to Celebrate Public Radio Music Day on October 26 Stations across the country showcase how public radio music stations unite local artists and support through live concerts and music discovery events Jacksonville, Fla. — October 26, 2022 — WJCT Public Media announced today that the station …

The Jacksonville Music Experience From WJCT Public Media Joins VuHaus Group

Media Contact: Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT Boulder, CO (OCTOBER 18, 2022) – VuHaus Group is excited to announce the addition of its newest affiliate, the Jacksonville Music Experience (JME) from WJCT Public Media to VuHaus Group. WJCT Public Media will curate a new local page on the NPR Live Sessions website with their unique, local, and engaging music …

WJCT Public Media Announces New Additions to Board of Trustees

Media Contact: Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT WJCT Public Media Announces New Additions to Board of Trustees Frank Denton, Lawsikia J. Hodges and Asghar Syed elected at annual meeting; Farley Kern elected as Chairperson JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – October 3, 2022 – WJCT Public Media today announced three new additions to its Board of Trustees. The community-owned and operated public …

“What’s Health Got to Do with It” – Season Two Launch

Media Contact: Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCTnbraren@wjct.org WJCT Public Media Announces Second Season of “What’s Health Got To Do With It?” Popular health program hosted by Dr. Joe Sirven, returns on Saturday, September 24 with expanded podcast platform distribution  Jacksonville, Fla. — Sept. 22, 2022 — WJCT Public Media today announced the second season of “What’s Health Got To …

Florida Public Media Wins National Murrow Award

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WJCT Public Media was recognized along with other member stations in the digital category for “Class of COVID-19: An Education Crisis for Florida’s Vulnerable Students” August 16, 2022 — Jacksonville, Fla. – Florida Public Media is honored to announce the statewide public media collaboration, “Class of COVID-19: An …

WJCT Public Media’s Music Director and Arts & Culture Editor Receive Florida Public Media’s Janyth Righter Innovation Award

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David Luckin and Matt Shaw’s work on The Independent 89.9 HD 4 gains statewide recognition  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — August 10, 2022 — WJCT Public Media today announced that two of its staff members have received the 2022 Florida Public Media Janyth Righter Innovation Award. Head of Radio and …

WJCT Public Media Named to Top 100 Best Companies List

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JACKSONVILLE, Fla — WJCT Public Media was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. The annual Best Companies To Work For In Florida list featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine ranks 100 companies in small, medium and large employer categories. To participate, …

The Jacksonville Music Experience Debuts New Live Music Calendar and Launches “Summer of Sharing” Campaign

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local giveaways include concert tickets, vinyl records and more  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 23, 2022 – WJCT Public Media’s Jacksonville Music Experience (JME) today announced the launch of a new and interactive live music calendar on their website (wjct.org/jaxmusic) that provides a unique way for Northeast Florida music …

WJCT Public Media Expands Local Journalism Initiative with Support From the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and Report for America

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE $300,000 grant and placement of new reporter accelerate growth of Jacksonville Today May 18, 2022 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — WJCT Public Media today announced the expansion of its Local Journalism Initiative through a $300,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and the placement of journalist Will Brown …

WJCT Public Media Appoints Abel Harding to its Board of Trustees

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — May 4, 2022 — WJCT Public Media today announced the appointment of Abel Harding to its Board of Trustees. Harding is the North Florida and Southeast Georgia market president for First Horizon Bank. In this role, he leverages more than 25 years of banking experience …

WJCT Public Media Introduces The Independent 89.9 HD4

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New format combines new and local music with listener favorites like Electro Lounge and Sunday Jazz Brunch Apr. 28, 2022 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — WJCT Public Media today announced the launch of The Independent 89.9 HD4 radio station, replacing Electro Lounge Radio. A music discovery station, The Independent …

WJCT Public Media Celebrates 50 Years of Radio That Matters

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Organization will honor 89.9 FM’s golden anniversary by replacing spring “pledge drive” with a day of on-air celebration and fundraising on April 8, 2022  March 21, 2022 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — WJCT Public Media today announced the launch of its “50 Years of Radio That Matters” campaign, celebrating …

WJCT Public Media Announces the JME Showcase Series

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three-part concert series featuring local artists will take place across Northeast Florida this spring January 31, 2022 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — WJCT Public Media announces the Jacksonville Music Experience (JME) Showcase Series, a three-part concert series across Northeast Florida featuring local artists. Grassroots Natural Market is a sponsor of …

WJCT Public Media Appoints Martha Baker to its Board of Trustees

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Experienced community leader joins board immediately in interim role JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jan. 28, 2022 — WJCT Public Media today announced the appointment of Martha Baker to its Board of Trustees. The community-owned and operated public media organization approved her appointment in an interim capacity through the end …

WJCT Public Media Passes 1,000 Subscribers Milestone for Jax PBS Passport+ Program

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Milestone marks significant increase in sustaining member enrollment, less than one year after launching Jax PBS Passport and BritBox bundle Jacksonville, Fla. – December 1, 2021 — WJCT Public Media today announced that it has passed the 1,000 subscribers milestone for its Passport+ program, which launched in April …

WJCT Public Media Presents Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community is invited to donate lightly used sweaters beginning November 1, 2021 November 3, 2021 — Jacksonville, Fla. — WJCT Public Media is partnering with VyStar Credit Union, Suddath and the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships to present the 19th annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive to collect …

Local Journalism Initiative At WJCT Public Media Receives $500k Grant From Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Media Contact:Neily BrarenPromotion & Marketing Associate, WJCT904.318.2633 | nbraren@wjct.org Local Journalism Initiative At WJCT Public Media Receives $500k Grant From Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Jacksonville Today newsletter to launch today as first new online product Randy Roguski, Pulitzer Prize-winning metro editor of South Florida Sun-Sentinel, joins WJCT News team Jacksonville, Fla. – October 18, 2021 – WJCT Public Media announced …