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

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Sports
9:01 am
Wed April 17, 2013

89.9 Music Program Host And Former Jaguar Eben Britton Signs With Chicago Bears

Former Jacksonville Jaguar #73 Eben Britton has signed a one year contract with the Chicago Bears
Credit Jacksonville Jaguars

Eben Britton, host of the Number 73 music program heard Wednesday nights at 11:00PM on 89.9 WJCT FM has signed a one year contract with the Chicago Bears, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. Britton, a former Jacksonville Jaguar offensive lineman, has hosted the music and literature program for the past two years; the show will continue for the foreseeable future.

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Album Art
2:58 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

PHOTOS: 12X12X12 - David Luckin's Favorite Album Covers

Miles Davis's "Bitches Brew" is a studio double album by jazz musician Miles Davis, released in April 1970 on Columbia Records.
Mati Klarwein/Columbia

In these days of digital albums and CDs, the 12X12 inch canvas of the album cover could soon become a thing of the past.

When cover art was great, it could be as good as the music (The Beatles' Revolver or Wes Montgomery’s A Day In The Life both come to mind). This was not always the case, though.

Everyone has their favorites - here are 12 of mine, let me know yours in the comment section below!

Music Picks
12:12 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Photos: Rolling Stone Readers' Poll: The Ten Greatest Debut Albums

Credit Courtesy Geffen Records; Courtesy Epic Records

Let the arguing begin. Post the results of a readers' poll of favorite debut albums and the comments are as intersting as the poll itself. Everyone has an opinion of what should or should not be in the top 10 and why. 

Rolling Stone Readers' Poll: The Ten Greatest Debut Albums
Picks include Pearl Jam's 'Ten,' the Killers' 'Hot Fuss' and 'The Doors'


 

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Comedy
4:24 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Jack Parr On Jonathan Winters: “Pound For Pound, The Funniest Man Alive”

I have loved the crazy world of Jonathan Winters since the 60's.

I bought his records, memorized the routines, never missed his weekly show or guest appearances on TV and loved his movies.

The years on Mork and Mindy served as a nice encore for a career that spanned from the early days of television to the pairing with his biggest fan, Robin Williams.

His comeback performance after a nervous breakdown in It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World in 1963 put his career back on track. His last film released was The Smurfs in 2011. 

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Around Town
3:45 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

No Plans? No Problem: Here Are 10 Things To Do In The Jacksonville Area, April 12-14

Credit David Luckin

There is plenty to do in the Jacksonville area this weekend - here are a few suggestions. Don't forget your sunscreen if you're outdoors!

1. Shannon Miller Lifestyle Women's 5K Run/Walk & Children's 1 Mile Fun Run - Jacksonville Landing,  Saturday April 13, 8:00am

2. Jacksonville and the World Arts Film Festival at the Museum Of Contemporary Art - Saturday/Sunday April 13-14, 2013 

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Arts & Culture
6:03 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Photos: Other Kids Toys

Maudy, of Kalulushi, Zambia, found an abandoned box of sunglasses on the street, and those became her favorite toy.
Gabriele Galimberti

Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled to  58 countrie for 18 months to photograph kids favorite objects and toys. 


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Around Town
11:05 am
Sun April 7, 2013

Three Things To Do This Weekend - April 5-7, 2013

Credit Jacksonville Suns

1. The Jacksonville Suns continue their quest for a sixth Southern League title tonight as they face off against the Jackson Generals at 7pm at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Check out their full 2013 schedule here.
 

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Culture Shift
11:37 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

PHOTOS: Yesterday's Mad Men Created Sexist Ads

VW of America

As many look forward to the return of Mad Men on AMC, we take a look back at some of the most sexist ads created from the 50's and 60's for print. What do you think? How much have times changed?

UK obsessed with Mad Men
10:10 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Mad Men Across The Water

Credit Standard UK

The Brits are just as excited about the new season of Mad Men as we are here in the US. The London Evening Standard reports: "Betty’s back... January Jones returns to our screens for the sixth series of Mad Men" 

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Amazing Views
11:01 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

PHOTO: New York, The City Of Lights

This photo taken from the International Space Station shows New York at night.
Credit NASA

One of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station snapped this 400 millimeter night image of the greater New York City metropolitan area on March 23, 2013.

For orientation purposes, note that Manhattan runs horizontal through the frame from left to the midpoint. Central Park is just a little to the left of frame center.

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Music
9:47 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Paul Anka Tells Franks Story His Way

Frank Sinatra (c.) and pals Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin ruled Las Vegas in the 1960s.
Credit Michael Ochs Archives

In a new tell all Paul Anka takes readers into the world of the Rat Pack and some of the story is none to pretty.
Read all about it here.
 

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Arts & Culture
7:28 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Stones Roll On AT 50 Live At Glastonbury

Credit Oldies but besties: the Rolling Stones (Picture: AP0)

The Rolling Stones Glastonbury Festival appearence is finally confirmed read more:
Also performing  Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys. Primal Scream, Kenny Rogers,
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Elvis Costello are also among the big names with chart acts such as Professor Green and Dizzee Rascal. Learn more http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/

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Music News
10:41 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Jazz Legend George Barrow Dead At 91

George Barrow during his jazz heyday.
Credit Courtesy of Barrow Family

The New York Daily News reports Jazz musician George Barrow has died at 91.
I feeel lucky to have heard his performances on Broadway in "Ain't Misbehavin'" with Nell Carter and "Jelly's Last Jam," starring Gregory Hines and Savion Glover.

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Music
7:20 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Psychedelic Flash Back!

Outer Minds performed at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Tex., on Friday.
Credit Josh Haner/The New York Times

Psychedelic music is enjoying a revival at SWSW in 2013. NYT's blogger JON PARELES explains.

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Music News
9:36 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Lil Wayne Hospitalized

Credit The Guardian UK

TMZ Upadte at 5:16 PM PT -- Wayne's mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles -- and we're told all major decisions about Wayne's health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives. Read more:

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