If you didn’t know, WJCT host Melissa Ross is a gosh-darn, North Florida treasure. After more than a decade in existence, her morning drive-time program on 89.9FM First Coast Connect is the platform for topical, local news and opinion. Ross’s skills as an interviewer and her curation of content–she’s also the show’s producer and books all the guests–have earned her guest hosting gigs filling in for Diane Rehm, as well as a laundry list of awards, including #1 Radio Personality in the 904 in this year’s Void Mag reader’s poll.

Photo: Cole LoCurto

So when Ross calls, you best answer. Better yet: You meet her in her studio.

Which is what I did on Wednesday afternoon to talk about our new Void on Vinyl (Vol. 1) local music compilation. Ross and I discussed the making of the record, our Into the Void: Office Music Series, and the state of Void Magazine–a publication she said “has really taken off.”

Well thanks, Melissa!

You can listen to me ramble by clicking here (our interview starts at 45:57).

More info on Void on Vinyl (Vol. 1 ) available here.