Arthur Crofton has been the host of the Morning Show on 96.1 WEJZ since August 23rd 1990…..25 years and counting! Arthur's interest in radio began as a child growing up in his native England, listening to the BBC, but it was music radio stations on ships offshore, known as "pirate" stations, that led him to want a career "on the air"! Arthur is a US citizen from his mother, and in 1970 moved to America, working for a short while for CBS News, as a mail clerk! Yes, Arthur used to deliver Walter Cronkite his daily mail! Arthur then came south to attend his mother's alma mater, the University of Alabama, so he is a Crimson Tide fan!! After undergraduate and graduate studies in Communications, Arthur began a radio career that brought him ultimately to 96.1. Arthur has been involved in many North Florida community organizations, and participated in numerous community events over the years.
Arthur is married to the former Laurie Mitchell, who is a Jacksonville native and 6th generation Floridian!! Yes there are a few here!! Arthur and Laurie live in the Venetia area of Jacksonville with two dogs, Foxy the “dingo dog” and Wolfie, a border collie/golden mix, along with four cats, Moby, Cy, Ty and Syd.
Arthur also has three adult children. Older daughter Teresa is in the movie business, and lives in Rome, Italy and Hollywood, CA. Son Craig lives in Bristol, England. He is a professional sax player, teaching and touring all over Europe. Younger daughter Lindsay is a little closer to home! She and her husband Rico live in St Augustine with the four grandchildren, aged from 18 to 6!