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A live, call-in shopping show that’s been on the radio in Jacksonville for nearly three decades will make its final sale Wednesday night.

The Bargain Channel Program was an on-air staple of WJXR 92.1 FM since 1985. Every day of the week, from 6 a.m. until midnight, you could buy anything and everything from necklaces, to cruises, from laptops to toilet paper and bars of soap.

But the station was sold recently and its new owners say they plan to change its format New Years Eve night —although they haven’t said to what.

Jones College

Reports came out in October that Jones College Radio, the local easy-listening station broadcast from Jones College since 1964, had sold their licenses. As of Monday, music and program director Tom Buetow called these reports "rumors and stories."

Peter Haden

Radio Puissance Inter - 1530 AM - is north Florida’s first Haitian radio station.

State of the Re:Union, the public radio program created and hosted by Jacksonville artist Al Letson and presented by WJCT, has won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for the second year in a row.

Spinnaker

A lower-powered FM radio station planned for the University of North Florida is in financial limbo after UNF’s student government denies its funding.

Starting this month, Liz Danzico, creator of the MFA Interaction Design program at New York's School of Visual Arts, will join the team at NPR as the network's first ever creative director.

PBS

For 10 years, the StoryCorps project has been collecting oral history interviews with everyday Americans.

Founded by award winning documentarian Dave Isay, StoryCorps is the largest and arguably the single most important collection of human voices ever gathered.

Agnes Lopez

WJCT 89.9 FM is introducing a new weekend lineup that combines listener favorites with new programs.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, WJCT will premiere the first episode of the new season of State of the Re:Union, created and hosted by Al Letson. 

In the show, titled "The Hospital Always Wins," listeners will be introduced to the mystery of artist Issa Ibrahim, a resident of Creedmor Psychiatric Center in Queens, NY. The show will air at 3 p.m.

NPR

For many years he has been called the most heard voice on public radio, and if you listen to NPR you already know Frank Tavares.

His voice is unmistakable, but he's more than an announcer, he's also an author too. His latest book "The Man Who Built Boxes" showcases his unique storytelling abilities.

Frank Tavares spoke with Melissa Ross on his new book and what it's like being one of the most recognizable voices in the country.

You can follow Melissa on Twitter @MelissainJax.

D. Robert Wolcheck

Today NPR announced the results of their search for a new announcer.

In a few weeks you'll be hearing a new voice saying things like, "Support for NPR comes from..." and, "This is NPR."

Sabrina Farhi will join long time NPR announcer Frank Tavares, who has voiced credits for more than three decades.

Working for NPR wasn't always Farhi's dream; when she was younger she wanted to be an actress.

"All things considered, this is a dream career I never thought of as a kid," she said of her new gig.

Saying that the goal is to balance its budget in fiscal year 2015, NPR announced late Friday morning that it will soon offer "a voluntary buyout plan across the organization that reduces staffing levels by approximately 10 percent."

After fewer than 21 months on the job, NPR CEO Gary Knell announced at mid-day Monday that he's leaving the organization to become president and CEO at the National Geographic Society.