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

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. One Spark:  Friday – Sunday
 Creators from all over the world will showcase ideas and projects to connect with a $250,000 crowdfund, $1 million in capital investments, and immediate individual contributions. All via live, on-site voting.

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.

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!

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'


 

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. 

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 

Gabriele Galimberti

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


Read more from the New York Daily News

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.
 

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?

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" 

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.

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.
 

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/

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.

Read more

Josh Haner/The New York Times

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

Lil Wayne Hospitalized

Mar 15, 2013
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:

David Luckin

If you attended this year’s Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance you witnessed art in the motor trade, and the examples on display were extraordinary. Check out some of the best in our slide show, and next year see the art in person.

New York Times

With programs like Mad Men, Justified, Breaking Bad, and Downton Abbey many are asking, is this the second Golden Age of the medium? Television is called a medium because it is seldom done well.  But for the past few seasons there have been several programs that rival the Golden Days of Television. From the  "T V Board"  Gary Holmes shares his thoughts:  Can Television Be High Art?.
 

City of Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events has lauinched a new web site to keep us informed of all the JaxHappenings.

AMC

Mad Men returns April 7 and a couple of million fans are ready to continue the journey back to the 60's . The AMC blog has all the related stories.
 

Ben Sklar for The New York Times

NPR showed up at South By Southwest and set up at a bar, with a goal in mind, "to convince 20-something listeners that NPR is something that they can belong to — and may be even worth their donations."  Read more from the New York Times

Entertainment Weekly

The great wait is on until the March 31 premiere. “Emotionally, this season really goes for the jugular,” Thrones executive story editor Bryan Cogman tells Entertainment Weekly in this week’s issue. “In some cases, quite literally.”

HBO

The big money gamble of HBO seems to be paying off.  The Atlantic  reviews "Inside HBO's Game of Thrones." In the first season, I'd say we managed to keep almost everything we really loved. Going forward, alas, there will have to be some sacrifices or compromises—otherwise we'd need thirty episodes per season, and our casting budget would sink the ship." 

Photography by Nick Briggs, courtesy of Carnival Films

The The Hollywood Reporter has the latest news on who's staying and who's leaving.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/downton-abbey-season-4-cast-425734

Peter Cunningham

From the New York Times comes the news that "Bottom Line" Nightclub founder dies at 70
Complete Story

 

CBS,via Photofest


 The New York Times reports that Bonnie Franklin has died at 69. She was a staple of 70's and '80's TV playing harried divorcee Ann Romano in "One Day at a Time", which debuted in December 1975 and ran for nine seasons on CBS. It co-starred Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips as her two head-strong daughters. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/arts/television/bonnie-franklin-actress-dies-at-69.html?hpw
 

WJCT Electro Lounge


Tonight at 9pm the Electro Lounge plays all the music that fits... 
Join us for a journey into the music at 9pm only on 89.9 FM
 

PVCH

Loudon Wainwright III
With Tammerlin LIVE

Friday, March 01, 2013
Gates 7:00 p.m. | Starts 8:00 p.m.

 


 

Loudon Wainwright III
With Tammerlin

Friday, March 01, 2013
Gates 7:00 p.m. | Starts 8:00 p.m.



Learn More: http://www.pvconcerthall.com/

JSO

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Players by the Sea,
presents Peter Shaffer’s Tony award-winning play, Amadeus.   


Sat., Mar. 2, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 3, 2013, at 3 p.m.

Learn more: http://www.jaxsymphony.org/concerts/Amadeus.html#.US_kM28Svog

Click here to view the cover story in Folio Weekly 

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