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.

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STD’s are not new, in fact US Army medical records dating back to the Revolutionary War show just how significant soldier losses were due to venereal diseases. The incidents of VD during the Civil War over a two-year period show just how prevalent the problem was. The Union Army documented 100,000 cases of gonorrhea. During World War I, the Army lost 7 million person-days and discharged more than 10,000 men because they were sick from STDs. Once Penicillin was available in the mid-1940s, such infections were treatable.

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We’ve created a handy guide to help you rescue your phone when you’ve smashed the screen or forgotten your password?

Dropped it down the toilet?

More reliable than sticking the phone in a box of uncooked rice is sealing it in an EVAP wet electronics rescue pouch. An indicator on the pouch will turn white when the phone is dry. $19.99, Kensington.com

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Jean Stapleton, the character actress who portrayed the long suffering wife of Archie Bunker died on Friday at her home in New York City. She was 90.

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A just released, amazing film clip brings back to life the colorful life on the streets of New York City - from the summer of 1939, that's right you read right that's 1939.  The color footage, which comes from Romano-Archives and was recently released on the Web, is 74 years old.

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No Plans? No Problem. Here Are 10 Things To Do In The Jacksonville Area.

1) Friday May 31 - One Performance Only -  The Rascals are back together again for the first time in 40 years in the critically acclaimed, Broadway show The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream at the Times-Union Center. The show features original band members Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli & Gene Cornish.

100 years ago cities in America were vital and teeming with activity. Mass transit was an important mode of transportation.   Take a journey back in time and see what America looked like about a hundred years ago. From coast to coast, these pictures will transport you to another time.
 

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The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is on and here's the rundown of all the Performers  and where they can be seen. Bring the sunscreen and enjoy some great live jazz.

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If you love Jazz, this is your weekend with plenty of top notch Jazz performances in Downtown Jacksonville. But there are a good deal of things to do this weekend other than Jazz. Here are some suggestions. Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend and don't forget the sunscreen.

There are many organizations coordinating relief for the victims of the multiple tornadoes reported in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma City Red Cross will open shelters as first responders assess damage. The organization says in the immediate aftermath, the best way to help is to donate at RedCross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999.

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Don't have plans for the weekend, we have a few suggestions. Have a great weekend.

1) Friday May 17th,  Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival is a one day event, at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. ULTRA VIP starts at 5pm, VIP starts at 6pm and general admission starts at 7pm, going until 10pm.

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In an interview in June's Lucky Magazine, Christina Hendricks Of 'Mad Men' says she has a good deal in common with her character Joan Hollaway, at least when it comes to clothes.

Hendricks says that she's taken a page out her character's book by never dressing down when her husband, actor Geoffrey Arend, is around. She says about wearing sweat pants around the house, "I can't do that to my husband, not after just three years of marriage."

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The Toronto Star reports that burlesque icon and model Dita Von Teese is selling one of her classic cars, a fully-restored 1939 Packard 120 sedan.

Unfortunately, she is not offered with the car.

The bidding has reached $7,150, which is below the reserve price for the car, so you still have time to be the lucky winner of this classic automobile.

Jerry Brochstein (born in 1937)

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents

Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile

In 2008 a nest box was installed on the Time Square Building  in the heart of Downtown Rochester, New York and Archer and Beauty, Peregrine Falcons, claimed it. They raised two young eyases in 2010, both of which fledged successfully. Archer is also the grandson of Mariah and Kaver, thus ensuring the continuation of their legacy in Rochester.

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On a Mother's Day Weekend there are lots of things to do.

1) Friday Musicale - Friday Musicale presents scholarship laureates in concert this week, May 10th.

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It's not every day that Consumer Reports can say they just tested a product and it is the "Best Ever". They did just that in their latest issue, and here's the kicker: it's a car! An Electric Car! The Tesla Model S.

"If it could recharge in any gas station in three minutes, this car would score about 110," said Jake Fisher, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports.

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Today the New York Daily News published the latest news on the Tebow to Jags story... and the story has changed very little.

At Tuesday's NFL Career Development Symposium, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said that he is still not interested in signing Tebow, despite calls from some fans to do so.

(Barry Thumma/Reuters)


The Atlantic: "Radio figures Ira Glass, Sylvia Poggioli, Neda Ulaby, and others have inspired restaurants, pets' names, license plates, and songs."

Best Mad Men Yet!

May 7, 2013
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The beaches in Jacksonville have officially opened, and The New York Daily News has dipped into the archives to post some pictures of fun in the sun in the 70's and 80's from coast to coast.

Check out the fashion, the attitude and of course the swim suits, then head out to the beaches to create your own photo gallery and memories! Don't forget the sunscreen.

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In 2011, TIME  Magazine created a list of the top 100 English Language Pop Songs.

If you've got the time, I invite you to sit back and enjoy some of the most creative and enduring pop songs ever. The collection spans from 1923 to the 2000’s.

Here's Frank Sinatra singing one of the top 100 songs to start you out. Hey, it’s the weekend and you’ve got the time!

David Luckin

There is plenty to do in the Jacksonville area this weekend - here are a few suggestions.

1. Jacksonville Suns vs. Mobile Baybears at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come out and cheer on our Jacksonville Suns as they take on the Mobile Baybears. The Jacksonville Suns are the minor league Class AA affiliate of the Florida Marlins. The Suns are proud members and five-time champions of the 10-team Southern League of Professional Baseball. Phone: 904 358 2846

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The New York Times has reported that Richie Havens, who for many epitomized the music and spirit of the 1960's, has died of a heart attack at the age of 72.

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Police tweet: "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."
 

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Showtime officially announces Season 8 will be the end of their hit series 'Dexter'. After months of rumors and speculation Showtime has finally  confirmed the series which will begin season eight June 30, will be it's final season.

(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY)

USA Today reports The 87 year old legendary actor/song-and-dance man, Dick Van Dyke has canceled a planned public appearance set for New York next week due to fatigue and other symptoms, according to an Entertainment Tonight report. Dick Van Dyke posted this statement on twitter  "My head bangs every time I lay down.

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From Un Cut the news that in a conversation with Rolling Stone Graham Nash  revealed that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are planning to release their long-awaited live album from their 1974 tour "in August" .

See Crosby Stills & Nash at  The Florida Theatre               
05.17.2013 Friday 8:00 pm

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"Daft Punk work on Kanye West's new album and  Q Magazine has the details of the collaboration that is guarnteed to get your feet moving. 

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Happy shoppers - A History of Record Store Day

Ahead of this Saturday's (April 20) event, Q Magazine in the UK  charts how coffee and comic books inspired the annual celebration of independent record shops.

Kurt Vile / Photo by Michael Flores

The Electro Lounge played music by Kurt Vile this week and Spin magazine has a review of "Wakin on a Pretty Daze" Vile's fifth album. 

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