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First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross

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Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

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Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

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16 Ratings
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Keep up the good work

By AaronBugKilla - Nov 12 2018
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Non-biased, wonderful source of information. DUUUVAL!

First rate

By Uncle Joe 86 - Jul 24 2018
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Very informative show usually have both sides of an issue on the show. Well controlled talks with guess

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
0
2
1
0

Keep up the good work

By AaronBugKilla - Nov 12 2018
Read more
Non-biased, wonderful source of information. DUUUVAL!

First rate

By Uncle Joe 86 - Jul 24 2018
Read more
Very informative show usually have both sides of an issue on the show. Well controlled talks with guess

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First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross

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Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

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Congressman Ted Yoho; UF's Whitney Lab; 'Grease' Sing-Along

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EWC Explores Move To NCAA ; Supporting Veterans; 'A Christmas Carol'; Around Town

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Edward Waters College in Jacksonville is in the exploratory stage of potentially moving its athletic program to the NCAA at the Division Two level. That's as the college prepares to break ground on a new atheletic facility, at a cost of more than $4 million.

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Impeachment Update; Mental Health Care For Kids; Blood Donations; Catty Claws Christmas

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