Jacksonville's Morning News

Jacksonville's Morning News

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Rich Jones is News Director and the Host of Jacksonville’s Morning News on News 104.5 WOKV. Rich joined WOKV in October 2006 after ten years as a reporter, anchor and news director at radio stations in Grand Rapids, Benton Harbor, and Niles Michigan. In his role as WOKV News Director, Rich oversees an award-winning team of journalists who consistently deliver quality local stories, weather and traffic information to the NE Florida community. WOKV-FM has been recognized annually with RTDNA Murrow and Associated Press Awards for Overall Excellence, Newscast, Breaking News, and Severe Weather coverage. Rich is involved in many community organizations and causes including his role as planner and host of the WOKV Careathon. This fundraiser for the Child Cancer Fund of NE Florida has netted approximately $1 million since 2015. Rich and his wife, Noelle, have three children: Avery, Harper and Austen.

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Jacksonville's Morning News Interviews

Jacksonville's Morning News Interviews

Listen to all of the latest interviews from Jacksonville's Morning News with Rich Jones on News 104.5 WOKV!

11/23 - Spotlight: Thanksgiving WEEKEND!!!

Big plans for the weekend? The JMN crew sounds off about some of the events going on, and you can see a complete list in the Weekend Spotlight story in our local news section. Sheifalika shows us how to put the GIVING back in Thanksgiving, Ben is all about the Boat Parade, Jeremy is boosting the Jags to victory and exploring Christmas in the South arts & crafts show, Rich & Harper will be baking holiday pies, and after a food coma Scott will enjoy the winter wonder of Lindsey Stirling's show at the Performing Arts Center! Whatever you're up to, we hope you enjoy the holiday!

11/23 - Spotlight: Cliff Bleszinski

If you're a gamer, you might not be familiar with game designer Cliff Bleszinski's name, but you definitely know his work: Gears of War, Unreal Tournament, and more. WOKV's Chase Bunker gets the inside scoop on the game maker's memoir "Control Freak: My Epic Adventure Making Video Games."

11/23 - Spotlight: Student Transportation

Are your kids getting to and from school on time? Action News Jax's Emily Turner investigates DCBS's bus service provider, Student Transportation America, and their claims of how often their rides are on time.

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