David Luckin

Music Director / Host, "Electro Lounge" & "Route 66"

David Luckin joined WJCT as a development producer in 2000, bringing with him 19 years’ experience as a Jacksonville news photographer and a lifelong passion for music. The New York native hosted his first local music program at Gainesville’s NPR affiliate while earning his degree at the University of Florida.

Shortly after joining WJCT, his drive to deejay resurfaced, and he conceived and developed "NightFlight," a weekly one-hour program that showcased the laid-back sounds of “downtempo” and “chillout.” Luckin’s program immediately developed an audience of loyal listeners. Within three years, he was on the air two hours a night, five nights a week with "Electro Lounge," a popular program of “music without walls” that attracts listeners around the world.

Married with two children, Luckin also enjoys films, vintage cars and the beach.

Ways to Connect

Sex In A Box
Folks in Zurich have moved the Red Light District by referendum.

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This week like every week the web published  more items  than you could possibly digest,  from  Boxsetiquette, to the "tiny" Toronto house,  here’s a sample of what I came across this week.

Who’s Bogarting season five of Mad Men?

From one of my favorite sites The London Evening Standard   comes the guide to Boxsetiquette:  “the tricky terrain of TV series addiction.”

Bulova 1941

On July 1, 1941, The Brooklyn Dodgers were playing the Philadelphia Phillies at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, and the game was being broadcast on WNBT (later to become WNBC).  

Before the game began, TV viewers saw this: a 10-second advertisement for Bulova clocks and watches. You can watch a recreation of the commercial below:

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Lost Photos Of Marilyn Monroe, French Ban Benz, Full Moon And Sleep, And For Sale - A 1958 Chevrolet Pick-Up Truck With One Mile On Its Odometer And Pic Of The Week.

 

Lost Marilyn Photo  Trove On The Block

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From  Mozart vs. The Beatles, to My Pic Of The Week here's what I saw on the web this week.

The Music You Love

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WJCT's "Hidden Gems" is a web-only series checking out some of the great places in Jacksonville you may not know exist. This week, it's a place we all know but may not always fully appreciate.

The Swinging Sixties

Found on the web this week:  Some cool photos, a TV star is found dead in Vancouver, Alice Cooper defines Rock & Roll, and more - right here, right now.

Cory Monteith

From the New York Daily News comes the news that Cory Monteith is dead at 31. The body of the troubled 'Glee' star was found in a Vancouver hotel room.

Music While You Float

SHORPY

This  100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG has it all. Today we post a car spotters challenge.

August 4, 1949. "General Electric turbine plant, Schenectady, New York." Calling all car-spotters! Large-format negative by Samuel H. Gottscho. View full size.


Marc Serota for The New York Times
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When people think of the British Invasion in musical terms one usually is referring to the 1960’s. CBS News.com  takes us back to the second British Invasion, the one from the 1980's.

Paris Tourist

The Connexion, an English-language French newspaper, is reporting that Paris tourist chiefs plan to "start being nice to our tourists."

According to the story, city officials are trying to rid the city of its reputation for "being rude, overbearing, unpleasant and aggressive – not to mention a little prone to conning tourists."

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Everyone isn't lucky enough to have a Wegmans or Publix to shop at every week. For many, shopping is a rather unpleasant experience involving long lines, dirty stores, funny smells not to mention rude employees and spoiled meat. The Fiscal Times reports on a recent “Consumer Reports survey of more than 24,000 shoppers. The shoppers rank the best and worst of 52 grocery store chains – and the results show just how disappointing the customer experience can be at some megastores.

Magazines and their cover art have shaped our lives for generations. They came into our homes and showed us how to dress, how to act, what to read, which way to vote, and how to think about ourselves. They introduced us to literature, science, art, and the rest of the world. Life, Look, Vogue, Liberty and the Saturday Evening Post were some of the leaders in the best writing, photography and ads. Have a look at the magazine art that influenced our lives.

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Learn  about the History of  Studebaker.
Read more about the Family Origins and The Wagon Business
1729 - 1898

Galaxy FM / Flickr

The New York Daily News is reporting that actor James Gandolfini has died of a massive heart attack at the age of 51.

The New Jersey-born actor is best known for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano on the long running HBO drama The Sopranos, a role that earned him three Emmy awards.

According to reports, the actor was attending a film festival in Italy at the time of his death. He is survived by a wife and two children.


 

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