Mayor Peyton was Our First Guest on the Radio
Mayor John Peyton was our guest for the full-hour on the inaugural episode of the Jacksonville Observer Radio Show, airing on ABC 1320 WBOB from 5-6pm on July 8th.
The new weekly radio program is hosted by veteran radio personality and journalist Tom Patton, formerly of WJCT's "Week in Review" public affairs program. The first episode was presented with 'limited commercial interruption' so as to give a maximum amount of time to the mayor to defend his budget proposals.
Callers called in their questions and were respectful to the mayor, though many clearly were troubled by his plan to raise the property tax rate by 1.02 mills. Peyton will take his budget to the city council on Monday and is looking for 10 votes (a simple majority) to get it passed.
We've also uploaded the program here, so that you can listen without the need for an additional player.
Be sure to tune in to ABC 1320 WBOB every Wednesday at 5:00pm for The Jacksonville Observer Radio Show with host Tom Patton!