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ArtistFirst Radio Welcomes our newest Show and Host!

The Judge Hubert Radio Hour


Retired Judge Hubert Grimes


Live Shows first Wednesdays 9pm Eastern

All past shows available below.

The program focuses on Law, Justice, and Education Issues. 

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About Host Judge Hubert L. Grimes (Ret.)

Hubert Grimes is a hard-working and successful judge well acquainted with hard work and success. Born in Bartow, Florida in 1953, he was raised in a family of seven, three brothers and two sisters, along with two hard-working parents. Before he was born, his parents moved from Alabama to Florida looking for better opportunities. As a young boy, he became accustomed to hard work, serving at his local church, helping his uncle with his lawn service, and worked in the citrus groves. This experience in his youth cemented his adult work ethic and taught him to not back down from hard work.  Grimes in his youth lived in segregated times, and different times he would see how that affected his life and upbringing. He observed things such as the shift from calling people with more melanin than others “colored”, to “negro”, and then “black.” Along with that, in 1969, his high school merged with another that had a predominately Caucasian student body, and with that came a feeling of disappointment as he came to the realization that he likely wouldn’t become Valedictorian of his class. The school was also making rule changes to avert him graduating with Honors, though it was poetic justice that he was inducted into the Polk County School Board Hall of Fame in 2018.  From there, with the conformation and support of many mentors, coaches, and teachers, Grimes attended Kentucky State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 1975. He then went to the University of Georgia Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1980, and lastly a master’s degree from International Seminary in 2004. During his career, he’s wore the titles of attorney, County and Circuit Court Judge, author, and educator, as well as Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Associate Pastor, and college president. Starting out, he worked with the Fellowship of Central Florida Legal Services, assisting those who hadn’t had the funds to enlist a lawyer.  After gaining experience, Grimes ran for office and was elected as the first black Judge in Volusia County. His responsibilities included “tackling issues of drug use, juvenile delinquency, family dysfunction through creating specialty courts and procedures to address these problems.” After dealing with these situations time and time again, he wrote a book published in 2010 called, “How to Keep Your Child from Going to Jail—Restoring Parental Authority and Developing Successful Youth”, a book that has impacted and reshaped the lives of so many youths. Many have come back to him to thank him for “being the difference maker in their lives.”  In addition to such, Grimes became a FAMU professor, spending his time equipping and preparing students “for successful passage of the bar exam, while also promoting ethical and professional behavior.” He pushed them to work hard and achieve greatness, in which they did as over his seven—year education career, over 400 former students successfully passed the Florida Bar exam. After finishing his courtroom career, Grimes then went to Bethune—Cookman University and launched the Center for Law and Social Justice. From there, he worked as the University Legal Counsel and finally served as Interim President, from 2017-19.  Though Grimes has achieved such success already, he’s currently writing his 3rd book, “Journey to Judgeship”, along with refining his skills as a court mediator. He also continues to work on becoming flourishing author, as it is a goal of his. When not working, Grimes spends time fishing, reading, and traveling, along with working out and spending time with his loved ones. He also serves in his community as a chairman for the Minority Elected Officials, a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and a speaker across Central Florida. Throughout his career, he’s learned to either “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” and that faith and hard work are the keys to success. When his time comes, Hubert L. Grimes would want to want to be known as a man that “through faith in God and hard work, broke racial barriers in the judiciary, and tried to leave the world a better place than when he was born.”

Judge Hubert L. Grimes is the Author of 2 books:

How to Keep Your Child from Going to Jail

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Perspectives: A Devotional Book

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Listen to past shows below.  2 Ways to listen:

1. Left Click date to "Stream" show (it will play like the radio)    or . . .

2. "Right Click" on date then select "Save Target As" (or similar i.e. "Save Link As" etc,) and a copy of the show will download to your device which you can then play anytime.

March 1, 2023 Show  ~ Inaugural Broadcast ~

Special Guest: Peggy A. Quince

Retired Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice



From April 2022 thru February 2023 Judge Hubert Guest Hosted the GL Henderson Show.

Those shows are available below.

February 8, 2023 Show

Donna M. Gray-Banks

Founder/Director F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, 2011-Present

Ila’s Diamonds, LLC dba F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Zoom In On A F.R.E.S.H. Conversation

Zoom In On A F.R.E.S.H. Conversation After Dark



January 11, 2023 Show

Dr. Donovan Wells

Dr. Donovan Wells is the Director of Bands at Bethune Cookman University. Dr. Wells holds the distinction of impacting the HBCU band culture throughout the country. NETFLIX filmed and produced a ten-part series on the band, which has been often referred to as "the number one band" in the land.



December 14, 2022 Show

Lynn Thompson

Strategic Advisor to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Former NFL star and the youngest and longest serving Athletic Director in Division 1 history.



November 9, 2022 Show

Mrs. LaShakia Moore

is an Educational Expert with the Flagler County Schools. We will be addressing the book banning issues that are being required to be implemented by the State of Florida and how it is being done in a manner to minimize disruption and chaos, while maintaining academic standards.



October 12, 2022 Show

Special Guest:

Yolanda Cash Jackson, Esq.



September 14, 2022 Show

Special Guest: Nancy Lohman



August 10, 2022 Show

Judge Grimes welcomes: Dr. Johnson Akaleye

Dr. Johnson Akaleye, is the Chancellor of North Carolina Central University. We discuss issues pertaining to education in general and with HBCUs in particular. Dr. Akaleye is an international scholar who was born in Nigeria and educated in the United States.



July 13, 2022 Show

Judge Grimes welcomes:

Dr. Dwan Warmack,

President of Calfin University in South Carolina.



June 8, 2022 Show

Barb Girtman, MBA




May 10, 2022 Show

Guest Host: Judge and Author Hubert L. Grimes

Special Guest: Dr. Stephanie Henry

Dr. Henry is the creator of the Math Party and the Reading Party---tools that combine music and learning to help elementary, middle, and high school students to improve their knowledge and performance in these areas of study. 

She is a former college beauty queen, Dean of Education at Bethune Cookman University, the wife of the Mayor of Daytona Beach, and the mother of two gifted children; both of whom regularly astonish crowds for their brilliance.



April 13, 2022 Show

Guest Host: Judge and Author Hubert L. Grimes


Special Guests:

Dr. Randy Nelson,

the Director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Bethune Cookman University.

Dr. Kideste Yusef,

Department Chair, Justice and Political Studies at Bethune Cookman University.


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