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David McGowan Named WJCT President & CEO

David McGowan Named WJCT President & CEO (Jacksonville, FL, September 28, 2017); WJCT today announces David McGowan as its new President and CEO effective January 8, 2018. McGowan will be replacing WJCT President and CEO Michael Boylan, who is stepping down. WJCT Board of Trustees Chair and Search Committee Chair Daniel Bean says, “We are very impressed with David McGowan’s …

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WJCT Public Broadcasting Announces Its American Graduate Champions

WJCT Public Broadcasting Announces Its American Graduate Champions Honorees To Be Recognized at TEACH Conference on Sept. 16 (Jacksonville, FL, August 30, 2017); WJCT Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce its five local American Graduate Champions to be honored at the TEACH Conference on September 16 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Downtown. After soliciting nominations from the community, the Champions …

WJCT Public Broadcasting Closes Its Online Auction

WJCT Public Broadcasting Closes Its Online Auction Thanks First Coast Community for Its Support of Long-Running Fundraiser Program (Jacksonville, FL, August 25, 2017); WJCT Public Broadcasting announces the closing of its long-running auction which has been part of WJCT’s fundraising programs for more than fifty years. WJCT President and CEO Michael Boylan says, “As we focus our fundraising efforts in …

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Preserving America’s Musical Past: The Story behind ‘Hotsy Totsy’

(Jacksonville, FL, June 27, 2017); On June 4, 2017, local public broadcasting station WJCT launched ‘Hotsy Totsy,’ a new radio program featuring music from the 1920s and 1930s. The program, which airs every Sunday night at 9 p.m. all summer long on 89.9 WJCT-FM, is hosted by WJCT Music Director David Luckin and features classic songs from the earliest days …

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WJCT Public Radio Receives Two National PRNDI Awards

(Jacksonville, FL, June 26, 2017); WJCT Public Radio won two first place, national awards from Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (PRNDI). The double recognition includes being honored in the best local call-in program category for “First Coast Connect: The Morning after Hurricane Matthew,” a special 89.9 WJCT Public Radio call-in show airing on Saturday, October 8, about the aftermath of …

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WJCT Announces Winners of WJCT’s 2017 PBS Kids Writers Contest People’s Choice Awards

Contact: Stan Cleiland, Vice President, Community Relations and Strategic Communications (904) 358-6366 • scleiland@wjct.org For Immediate Release WJCT Announces Winners of 2017 PBS Kids Writers Contest People’s Choice Awards (Jacksonville, FL, June 7, 2017); Today, WJCT announced the winners of the 2017 PBS KIDS Writers Contest People’s Choice Awards. All 12 local writers contest winners from grades K-3 participated in the People’s Choice …

WJCT Public Broadcasting Honors J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver With Its Gallery Dedication

(Jacksonville, FL, June 2, 2017); On June 1, WJCT Public Broadcasting honored The Weavers for their philanthropic work with a dedication ceremony and naming of the J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver Gallery. WJCT’s gallery has long been a place where First Coast citizens have come together for various community events, sharing ideas, dialogues, cultural experiences, creating a venue through …

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WJCT Announces Local Winners of PBS Kids Writers Contest

Contact: Stan Cleiland, Vice President, Community Relations and Strategic Communications (904) 358-6366 • scleiland@wjct.org For Immediate Release WJCT Announces Local Winners of PBS Kids Writers Contest (Jacksonville, FL, May 30, 2017);Today, WJCT announced the local winners of the 2017 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The winners from grades K-3 are now participating in the People’s Choice level of the contest, which runs through …

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WJCT Public Broadcasting Hosts Be My Neighbor Day: Saturday, June 3, 10am – 2pm at WJCT Studios

Contact: Stan Cleiland, Vice President, Community Relations and Strategic Communications (904) 358-6366 • scleiland@wjct.org For Immediate Release WJCT Public Broadcasting Hosts Be My Neighbor Day: Saturday, June 3, 10am – 2pm at WJCT Studios (Jacksonville, FL, May 23, 2017); Inspired by the life and work of Mister Rogers and in honor of the new generation of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, WJCT Public Broadcasting …