About JME

A nonprofit, publicly supported music platform based in Jacksonville, Florida, the Jacksonville Music Experience from WJCT Public Media is your ticket to the local scene. In addition to WJCT's three music stations (Classical 24, Anthology, and Electro Lounge), Music Thursdays on Jax PBS, and live events from the WJCT Soundstage, JME features curated playlists, reviews, profiles, music history, think-pieces and concert recommendations.


JME Contributors

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Matthew Shaw

Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, the Surfer's Journal and Surfer Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for the New York Times. He's the former Editor of Void Magazine, and currently WJCT's Arts & Culture Editor. 

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David Luckin

David Luckin joined WJCT Public Media in 2000. He has more than four decades of broadcast experience and has developed and hosted popular music programs such as "NightFlight" and the long-running "Electro Lounge", showcasing the laid-back sounds of “downtempo” and “chillout."

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GeeXella

GeeXella is a singer, writer, and DJ, as well as the founder of Duval Folx, inclusive dance parties with the goal of providing safe spaces for Black, Brown, Queer and Trans People. Their work was recognized in Void Magazine’s “35 under 35” issue, and they were a recipient of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s 42nd Award for Advocacy.

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Daniel A. Brown

Daniel A. Brown is a musician, AAN-award-winning writer and editor. He’s been a contributing writer to Folio Weekly, DownBeat Magazine, and BURNAWAY. As a musician, he’s played bass guitar with Royal Trux, ’68 Comeback, Neil Hagerty and One Eleven Heavy.

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Mr. Al Pete

Mr. Al Pete is a musician, podcaster, journalist and the founder of The MPN Network, a website that covers arts, music, and culture and hosts podcasts from various Jacksonville personalities under the Neighborhood Podcast Network banner.

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Shelton Hull

Shelton Hull is a writer and broadcaster with over 25 years' experience in the Sunshine State. His writing has appeared in Void Magazine, Arbus, the Florida Times-Union, Orlando Weekly, Creative Loafing Tampa, Edible Northeast Florida and Folio Weekly. He is  a regular contributor to "First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross" on WJCT News 89.9.

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Josué A. Cruz

Josué A. Cruz is a writer and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Roast Magazine, Void Magazine, Eastern Surf Magazine and Edible Northeast Florida. He’s the lead singer of LPT, a 10-piece salsa orchestra.
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Glenn Michael Van Dyke

Glenn Michael Van Dyke is an audio engineer, musician and writer. Her writing has appeared in Void Magazine and She Shreds Media. She's the founder of Jacksonville-based music festival and record label Winterland Presents. 

Heather Schatz

Heather Schatz

Heather is the senior producer of talk shows for WJCT Public Media and a contributor to Edible Northeast Florida. She's covered music for CBS News, First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross and WJCT News. Through her nonprofit marketing work, she's worked with artists and bands on production and PR. 


The Jacksonville Music Experience is a production of WJCT Public Media. Financial support for JME comes from our readers and listeners, with additional support from the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund.