Swamp Radio, a live radio experience celebrating all things
Northeast Florida, will return for a special holiday reunion show on Tuesday,
December 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Florida Theatre via live Zoom broadcast. The
show’s proceeds will go toward the Florida Theatre Worker Relief Fund to help
those impacted by a challenging year navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.For three years, Swamp Radio celebrated the culture, art, and history
of Northeast Florida through a mixture of stories, interviews and music. The
show recorded several live episodes at the Florida Theatre, a historic venue
cherished by Swamp Radio creator and host Ian Mairs.
“It is important to remember the financial ecosystem affected when theaters
go dark,” says Mairs. “Our stagehands, artists, and musicians depend on
gigs to keep their lights on. We must help them through this rough patch.”
During the Swamp Radio Holiday Reunion, virtual audiences will enjoy
stories, songs, and interviews that celebrate the holidays on the First Coast.
A full cast of artist contributors are slated to perform. Best of Jax
award-winning comedian Derek Coghlan will share a hilarious and moving tale of
his family’s Christmas morning
hijinks. Author Teri
Youmans Grimm’s memories of Bing Crosby and David Bowie will promote a message
of holiday unity, and St. Augustine novelist Laura Lee Smith’s cherished
Christmas memories are bound to get audiences in the seasonal spirit. The
fan-favorite Swamp Lady will also return with advice for getting through the
“It’s been a challenging year for our stagehands, artists, and musicians, to
say the least,” adds Numa Sasselin, President of the Florida Theatre.
“We’re thrilled to have Swamp Radio returning to our stage, and we look forward
to celebrating the holidays with them, Northeast Florida-style.”
Virtual tickets for the Swamp Radio Holiday Reunion are on sale now for a
suggested donation of $25.00. To purchase, visit swampradiojax.com.
The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First
Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit
the Theatre’s official website, floridatheatre.com.
Swamp Radio Holiday Reunion
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
$25.00 suggested donation
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) today
shared details regarding a new fundraising campaign launched just in time for
the holidays. MOSH Wonderful Time of the Year launched on November 27, 2020 and
kicked off a season of giving with special promotions, events and donation opportunities.Due to COVID-19, a lot of things have changed this year for cultural
institutions across the world, and MOSH is not immune. Like many cultural
institutions, the Museum lost revenue while it was closed to the public. This
initiative will help make up for funds lost during that period, and support the
Museum’s ongoing efforts to serve the community through in-person and virtual
MOSH is partnering with WJXT to present the "MOSH Wonderful Time of the Year" online through a series of PSAs on the station and a special episode of River
City Live. The campaign includes:
• Buy One, Gift One MOSH Memberships: New and renewing members can
share the joy of lifelong learning with a friend or opt to let MOSH share it
with a family in the community.
• Donation Match, Courtesy of Rebecca and Randy Johnson, Kristen and
John Surface, and an Anonymous Donor: Through December 31, all donations
will be matched dollar for dollar — doubling the impact of year-end
• Special MOSH episode of River City Live: WJXT’s viewers will learn all
about MOSH’s history and impact on a special edition of River City Live, which
will run throughout the campaign.
As a special treat this holiday season, the MOSH is offering $1 admission for
children aged 3 - 12 with the purchase of a full-priced adult entry ticket
through the month of December. Up to five children tickets at the discounted
rate can be purchased per adult ticket.
“We are grateful for the public’s support all year long, but this time of year
especially,” said Bruce Fafard, CEO of the Museum of Science & History.
“Together, we all have the power to inspire the joy of lifelong learning,
and with the support of the public we can help spark that joy for even more
members of the First Coast community. We are thankful for the partnership of
WJXT and their continued support of our mission.”
“As the local station in Jacksonville, we are always glad to partner with
other entities making a difference on the First Coast,” said Bob Ellis,
Vice President & General Manager of WJXT. “The holidays are the most
wonderful time of the year, and as we celebrate, we encourage our viewers to
give back as well. We hope to help meet — and exceed — the Museum’s needs
through this partnership.”
To learn more, visit themosh.org.
It happens tomorrow - Tuesday, December 22, 2020;
10 a.m., at 215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL. The Bethel Church
presents the “Christmas Food Giveaway” in partnership with the Clara White
Mission and Farm Share. The three non-profits will
host a “Holiday Drive-Thru Food Giveaway”, three days before Christmas, to
ensure 1000 families are served. No walk ups will be allowed.
Together, this collaboration will assist families in need and will help
alleviate hunger by distributing groceries and other non-perishable items to
families, children, seniors and individuals. During this urgent time of
need, the safety-net of the church and community agencies are standing in the
gap, to ensure that food and resources are available just in time for