BROADCAST PIONEERS: The Oral History Project
For many years former WJXT editorial director Harry Reagan has been videotaping oral histories of Jacksonville area pioneer broadcasters — radio and television. Their recollections and colorful tales tell an impressive story of broadcasting’s contributions to this community. In this growing collection of interviews you gain insight into the men and women who set the stage for the ever-changing roles of their mediums. While many of the interviewees are familiar faces, you will also meet broadcasters from behind the scenes. Some interviews were made in association with the Jacksonville Historical Society.
From time-to-time other members of the JBA such as John Harrell, Mary Jo Trenkler, Mike Lyons, Howard Kelley and others interview broadcast pioneers of the Jacksonville radio and television market.
This project is never complete. New oral histories are added throughout the year.