Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
11:13 am
Tue December 24, 2013

The New Year Brings New Hope at the Gadsden Re-entry Center

Come the first of January, hundreds of North Florida inmates will get a crash course in how to live crime-free outside the prison system.  They’ll be guests at the new Gadsden Re-entry Center.

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Arts & Culture
4:23 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

The Man with The Heart of Radio

The Man with the Heart of Radio

“What an impact radio has made on my country and even the world.  As I compare it with TV, I still think it is the premier medium.  If you give people the facts, they can take it from there”

                                                                                                   Jim Kirk

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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

The Kirk Collection

The 300-piece Kirk collection at WFSU includes radios from the turn of the century through the mid-50’s, televisions and musical instruments.  Kirk’s collection began when he thought he was buying an antique jewelry box, but it turned out to be a 1932 Emerson radio that was “falling apart”.  Once repaired, it became the first of hundreds of pieces crammed into a museum in the studios of WMOP-AM in Ocala, Florida which Kirk owned from 1963-93.

Arts & Culture
3:37 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Jim Kirk's Legacy

For a 10 year old boy growing up in rural Tennessee in 1937, it was a source of wonderment.  No, Jim Kirk hopes to revive the wonder of radio for a generation more in tune with CNN and cyberspace.  The radios that Kirk and his wife Biddie have so lovingly collected through the years, bought off dusty shelves in out-of-the-way antique stores, are now on display at WFSU.

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Arts & Culture
9:59 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Local Club Gives Historic Lloyd Railway Station a Facelift

Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad steam engine no. 38 - Lloyd, Florida
Credit Florida Memory Project Image Number RC00047 / State Archives of Florida

  The persistent appeal of trains is alive in our community. The Gulf Winds chapter of the National Railway Historical Society proves this through their project to restore the small Lloyd Train Depot. The building is the oldest train station in Florida, dating back to 1857.

    

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