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3/15/19: Friday Media Roundtable; The Rippingtons

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Clockwise from L-R: Tim Gibbons, David Bauerlein, Fill-in Host Kevin Geddings, and Shelton Hull are pictured in Studio 5 for Friday's Media Roundtable.

For this week’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including:

Our panelists were:

Credit The Rippingtons
The Rippingtons' new album, "Open Road"

The Rippingtons

On March 28, WJCT and the Florida Theatre will present the acclaimed contemporary jazz group the Rippingtons live at the WJCT Soundstage. This is the first performance in the organizations’ joint new “WJCT Soundstage Project.” Russ Freeman, the Rippingtons’ founder and leader, joined us with a preview.

Heather Schatz can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.


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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?