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9/27/2018: Mick Cornett; William Morgan Bio; Distinguished Gentleman's Ride; 5 Points Block Party

Mick Cornett
Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett

Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett who is the author of The Next American City. He discussed the growth his city has experienced in recent years and how mid-sized cities like Jacksonville can do the same (01:14).   


Jacksonville author Richard Shieldhouse joined us. His new book William Morgan: Evolution of an Architecttells the story of one of the best known architects ever to come out of Florida (23:45).  

Thousands of motorcycle riders will be taking to the streets on Sunday from around the world,  including Jacksonville, for the annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise funds for the Movember Foundation. We were joined by David Torres, who is the local ride host (35:32).

WJCT is hosting a big block party Hello Summer, Goodbye Fall  at Derby On Park in Five Points Friday beginning at 9am with a live broadcast of First Coast Connect. We’ll be there all day. Station Manager and Music Director David Luckin joined Melissa Ross to talk about what you can expect (40:55)     

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.


Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.