Famous Firsts with Justin Cousart

Justin Cousart

Program Director

WOKV-HD2 X99.5 Jacksonville’s New Alternative

2013 I was Programing the Elvis Duran Show, and running around town for local events in St Augustine for 105.5 WYRE!

This is embarrassing… Weird Al Yankovic, it was right after the Poodle Hat Album came out. The First Concert I worked would have been one of X102.9’s Rock On The Rivers… I remember it being so hot, and people were crowd surfing for Milky Chance. I just stood side stage, and took pictures of it.

I want to say that it was Linkin Park but can’t remember which one… I do know I got grounded for it when my parents heard me play it in the house.

I don’t remember if it was my first, but the first interview I remember was during Covid when everyone was doing IG live interviews. In the same week I got to talk with Breland, Powfu, Coldplay and Brice Vine. I was so nervous, and pumped… Talk about jumping right into the deep end with it. I believe the week after I talked with Avril Lavigne and Charlie Puth.

We play the stations over the speakers in the building… it was one of my first on-air shifts, I cracked the mic, and had an objectively amazing break. I turned off the mic, but never put it back in Automatic. So after the song, while I’m on the other side of the building, I hear the music stop and not start back up. I still have not run that fast to this day. I was so convinced I was going to be fired for it.