Riverside Arts Market

The city has given the Riverside Arts Market (RAM) the okay to move up its reopening under the Fuller Warren Bridge to this Saturday, May 23.

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Our Friday First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union reporter Tessa Duval, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk.

Topics included

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Democratic 4th District Congressional candidate Monica DePaul who is looking to challenge incumbent Republican Congressman John Rutherford (01:18).  

WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo and reporter Ryan Benk talked about the Florida Constitution Revision Commission’s Tuesday afternoon meeting in Jacksonville (32:23).  

Local real estate entrepreneur Shankar Thayver told us about his new online portal Trintals (37:22).

We heard about Saturday’s Riverside Craft Beer Festival with Community PedsCare Clinical Manager Amanda Spence and festival chairman Chris Croft (46:00).               

Weekend Warriors: Oktoberfest, Yoga & Zombies

Oct 14, 2016
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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee is an American composer who got his start in jazz before turning to pop music. His Postmodern Jukebox combines today’s hits and an old school sound. The project has millions of views on YouTube thanks to covers of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” and Radiohead’s “Creep.” Tickets start at $40.

Media Roundtable

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: 

  • Andrew Pantazi, Florida Times-Union reporter; 
  • Julie Delegal, Folio Weekly writer;
  • Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor;
  • and Jacksonville blogger Fred Matthews.

Topics include Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign stop in Jacksonville this week, confirmed cases of the Zika virus being transmitted through mosquito bites in Florida, and more.

John Burr

Jacksonville’s Congaree and Penn Farm has had huge success in its two years in business, mainly by selling rice to local restaurants.


Farryn James

Jacksonville’s Riverside Arts Market is looking for writers to participate in this month’s Local Authors Expo.

RAM features writers from Northeast Florida in its fourth annual expo.

On Wednesday, a former employee of Roanoke station WDBJ named Vester Lee Flanagan shot dead 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, while Parker was live on the air. We discuss this tragedy and how newsrooms handle events like this with Bob Ellis, General Manager of WJXT Channel 4, and David Luckin, WJCT Music Director and 30 year broadcast veteran.


We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist; John Burr, WJCT business analyst.

gift boxes
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A couple of Jacksonville businessmen are wrapping up a plan to export Jacksonville—one box at a time. River City Crate is offering patrons a way to shop locally from anywhere on the globe.

River City Crate co-founder Andrew Dutt says he got the idea while shopping at the Riverside Arts Market.

“Back in November, I decided I wanted to send local brands out to my family, who lives in Pennsylvania,” he said.

Kevin Meerschaert

The Jacksonville City Council has approved extending the Northbank Riverwalk under the Fuller-Warren Bridge from the Riverside Arts Market to Riverside Park in Five Points.

Plans for the extension have been on the books since the late 90's, but funding for the project was hard to come by.

Right now, the area is a fenced-in site with two dry retention ponds. The Artist Walk is expected to include sidewalks, green space, benches, lighting and two fountains.