About the Jacksonville Broadcasters Association

TV color barsWho is the JBA?

The Jacksonville Broadcasters Association Inc. is as much an informal online community as it is a formal organization of past and current broadcasters.  Recognizing those who share the experiences and history of Jacksonville broadcasting are spread across the world we use online contact as well as luncheon meetings to keep our community together and active. JBA was incorporated in 2015 as a non-profit Florida corporation.

Radio studio thumbnailWhat do we do?

Current and former broadcasters – JBA members and beyond – are invited for a Dutch-treat luncheon a few times each year. The meetings feature panel discussions, presentations, and interviews in addition to the socializing that serves as the foundation of the meeting. Meetings are announced on this website as well as through an emails, and our Facebook page. Would you like to be on the email list to know when the next luncheon is scheduled? Contact Us and ask to added to our email list.

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What else do we do?

We are proud of our ongoing Oral Histories project. Scores of men and women in the Jacksonville area broadcasting have shared their stories with us and a few more are added each year. Take a look and you are sure to see a familiar face, a former co-worker or a broadcaster you would like to know more about.

Skipper EdHow can you help?

To can help us build the best depository of historic photographs and materials to document the history of the industry in our region. To a large degree, much of this material has already been making appearances on our Facebook pages, which is fine. We just want some of the earlier materials to make sure they are not lost or forgotten. When we say materials we mean photographs, audio, video airchecks, promotional materials, etc. We have a technical team who can assist in making conversions and copies. Contact Us and let us know what you have or what you can offer. We’re hoping to grow this website to become a distinguished historical reference to showcase Jacksonville-area broadcasting over the years Plus, We’re always looking for members to step into leadership roles. Contact any board members (listed on this page) to discuss how you can get more involved.

JBA logoWhat does it cost to be a member?

Annual membership is $20. Student membership is $5 and Lifetime membership is $200. Among other things, membership gives you the right to nominate and elect the officers and board directors. Visit the Join Us page to learn more and sign up. We expect to develop a number of future projects in our effort to preserve the history of Jacksonville broadcasting or support scholarships or advocate for those issues we feel are important to the preservation and effectiveness of broadcasting. Your interest and your participation, however, is what we desire. Even if you’re not a dues-paying member, you are always invited to attend our meetings and become involved.

In the control room

Ken Thomas

Ken Thomas


Mike Lyons

Mike Lyons


Amanda Videll Warford

Amanda Videll Warford

Social Media Manager

Angela Spears

Angela Spears

Diversity Membership

Harry Reagan (President-emeritus)
Mike Miller | John Harrell
Steve Patrick | Danny Quitter

Gary Corbitt, Howard Kelley, Dan Kossoff, Harry Reagan and Mary Jo Trenkler.