Dick Brown was first hired by WJCT in 1968 as executive producer for an innovative public affairs TV series. His involvement with the Jacksonville Jazz Festival began in 1981 with a TV program made during the festival. The program was broadcast nationally by PBS, and received a major award from the New York Film and Television Festival. Brown continued as executive producer for the program, which became an annual PBS staple and was broadcast internationally, giving Jacksonville and the Jazz Festival worldwide promotion. Dick also produced The WJCT Jacksonville Wine Experience, the oldest wine festival in North Florida. Two years ago, the event moved to the World Golf Village where Dick continues as executive producer. For his efforts to showcase Jacksonville to the world, Dick Brown was selected as a 2004 member of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame.