Modern Cities Partners With WJCT To Launch The Jaxson

Jul 6, 2018

Modern Cities and WJCT announce the launch of The Jaxson, a new multi-media project dedicated to urbanism and culture. 

Through detailed analysis and original reporting, The Jaxson will explore the big issues facing Jacksonville in the modern era of urban growth. The project includes a web site (, weekly segments on 89.9 WJCT-FM, and live events at WJCT.

“The Jaxson allows us to bring an important local perspective to the broadest possible audience through a range of media and with a focus on digital. We are delighted to extend our work with the Modern Cities team to this new, ambitious project,” said WJCT CEO David McGowan.

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“‘Jaxson’ is a traditional term for someone from Jacksonville,” said editor-in-chief Ennis Davis. “Fittingly, The Jaxson will be a place for all those interested in learning about the city’s past and present, and who want a part in shaping its future.”

The Jaxson on WJCT is a weekly radio segment hosted by WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo and featuring Davis and other commentators including Kelsi Hasden, Mike Field and Bill Delaney.  

The Jaxson will also host interactive events for those interested in the city’s future.

About WJCT

WJCT is the community-supported public broadcasting station for the First Coast. WJCT offers national and local programming on WJCT-TV, 89.9 WJCT-FM and WJCT’s mission is to use our unique assets as a resource for citizens to come together to celebrate human diversity, experience lifelong learning, and actively engage in matters of civic importance, all to improve the quality of our lives and our community.

About Modern Cities was launched in 2016, with its founders’ envisioning an online space to discuss urbanism, planning and culture in cities across North America.

The Jaxson is supported in part by the Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority