A nonprofit, publicly supported music platform based in Jacksonville, Florida, the Jacksonville Music Experience from WJCT Public Media is your ticket to the local scene. In addition to WJCT's three music stations (Classical 24, Anthology, and The Independent), Music Thursdays on Jax PBS, and live events from the WJCT Soundstage, JME features curated playlists, reviews, profiles, music history, think-pieces and concert recommendations.
Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, the Surfer's Journal and Surfer Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for the New York Times. He's the former Editor of Void Magazine, and currently WJCT's Arts & Culture Editor.
David Luckin joined WJCT Public Media in 2000. He has more than four decades of broadcast experience and has developed and hosted popular music programs such as "NightFlight" and the long-running "Electro Lounge", showcasing the laid-back sounds of “downtempo” and “chillout."
GeeXella is a singer, writer, and DJ, as well as the founder of Duval Folx, inclusive dance parties with the goal of providing safe spaces for Black, Brown, Queer and Trans People. Their work was recognized in Void Magazine’s “35 under 35” issue, and they were a recipient of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s 42nd Award for Advocacy.
Daniel A. Brown
Mr. Al Pete is a musician, podcaster, journalist and the founder of The MPN Network, a website that covers arts, music, and culture and hosts podcasts from various Jacksonville personalities under the Neighborhood Podcast Network banner.
Shelton Hull is a writer and broadcaster with over 25 years' experience in the Sunshine State. His writing has appeared in Void Magazine, Arbus, the Florida Times-Union, Orlando Weekly, Creative Loafing Tampa, Edible Northeast Florida and Folio Weekly. He is a regular contributor to "First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross" on WJCT News 89.9.
Josué A. Cruz
Glenn Michael Van Dyke
Glenn Michael Van Dyke is an audio engineer, musician and writer. Her writing has appeared in Void Magazine and She Shreds Media. She's the founder of Jacksonville-based music festival and record label Winterland Presents.
Heather is the senior producer of talk shows for WJCT Public Media and a contributor to Edible Northeast Florida. She's covered music for CBS News, First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross and WJCT News. Through her nonprofit marketing work, she's worked with artists and bands on production and PR.
A Jacksonville native, Hurley Winkler is the founder of Lonely Victories, an online community for writers and readers. Her writing has appeared in The Millions, Hobart, and The Believer. She facilitates workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers. Hurley lives in Neptune Beach with her husband, the musician Alex Kane.
Ulysses Owens Jr. is a Grammy Award-winning drummer, Director of Small Ensembles at The Juilliard School, and a published author. His writing has appeared in Downbeat Magazine, Florida Times Union, Jazz Times Magazine, Percussive Arts Magazine; and his books have been published by Hal Leonard, and Simon and Schuster. He was named 40 under 40 by Jax Business Journal in 2022, is a member of the 2023 Leadership Jax class; and a recipient of the Ann Baker McDonald Art Ventures grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.