wkkd-again!

FOR EVERYONE IN THE TIMBERLAKE AREA OF LYNCHBURG, WKKD IS BACK! HERE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING....  

REV. QUENTON LAWSON IN 2010, THEN THE PASTOR AT JACKSON STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH APPROACHED ME TO HELP HIM WITH GETTING A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION! AT THE TIME I WASN'T INTERESTED, BUT AGREED TO GIVE HIM SOME POINTERS. HE STARTED OUT IN THE HOME NEXT DOOR TO THE CHURCH. AT FIRST IT ONLY GOT A FEW BLOCKS ON 98.7FM, THE CLEAREST SPOT ON THE FM DIAL THAT WASN'T NEAR ANOTHER RADIO STATION. HE HAD GOTTEN A LOT OF EQUIPMENT AND HAD SET UP A PROFESSIONAL LOOKING STATION! THE POWERS THAT BE, AND AS TRADITIONAL AS JACKSON STREET CHURCH IS, THERE WAS SOON A CONFLICT! THE MENTALITY OF THE CHURCH HASN'T CHANGES SINCE I WAS THERE AS A LITTLE BOY, AND THEY WEREN'T GOING TO PROGRESS! BEING SCARED ABOUT AN UNLICENSED STATION IN THE CHURCH, REV. LAWSON WAS TOLD TO MOVE HIS STATION.....AFTER A FEW OTHER CONFLICTS, HE HAD TO GO TOO! THE STATION ENDED UP IN THE JOSEPH NICHOLAS TAVERN BUILDING AT THE CORNER OF 5TH AND MADISON STS. REV. LAWSON CALLED ME AND WANTED TO SEE IF I COULD PICK UP 98.7 AT MY HOUSE IN TIMBERLAKE? TO MY SUPRISE, IT CAME IN LOUD AND CLEAR! HE DID A GOSPEL/JAZZ FORMAT, AND WAS TRYING FOR A FCC LICENSE!

AT THE TIME, THE F.C.C.(THE RADIO STATION POLICE), WERE ONLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR A CERTAIN AREA THAT OPENED UP FOR USUALLY A MONTH! FOR EXAMPLE, THEY WOULD OPEN UP ROANOKE AND SEE WHO WOULD APPLY FOR 100 WATTS FOR A HOBBY ONLY RADIO STATION. THIS WENT ON ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND IS CALLED A LOW POWER FM STATION(LPFM) THE "WINDOW" AS IT WAS CALLED, OPEN UP FOR MADISON HGTS. AND WAS GRANTED TO A RELIGIOUS GROUP OPERATING OUT OF THE SOLID ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH AT 94.5FM. THE STATION CAN'T SELL COMMERCIALS, AND MUST BE ON AT LEAST EIGHT HOURS A DAY, NON-PROFITT!

THESE "WINDOWS" WERE NOT PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED, AND NO-ONE WAS NOTIFIED. ME KEEPING UP WITH RADIO NEWS, DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE MADISON HGTS WINDOW!  

REV. LAWSON OPERATED HIS STATION FOR A SHORT WHILE BEFORE LEAVING TOWN FOR A CHURCH AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, AND FINALLY IN NEW MEXICO! DUE TO THE CLOSED MINDS OF CERTAIN CHURCH MEMBERS, WE COULD HAVE HAD AN FM GOSPEL RADIO STATION BY NOW! LYNCHBURG LOST A COMMUNITY WISE PIONEER IN REV. LAWSON WHEN HE LEFT TOWN, AND TOOK HIS STATION WITH HIM!!
 
REV. LAWSON NOW OPERATES A LEGAL LPFM IN NEW MEXICO! KVNM IS A GOSPEL/JAZZ STATION THERE. WE COULD HAVE HAD ONE HERE IN LYNCHBURG! I FOUND OUT THAT THE WINDOW FOR LYNCHBURG OPENED AND CLOSED IN 2013 WITH NO-ONE GETTING A LICENSE!! AT THE TIME, THERE WAS A WINDOW FOR BEDFORD AND HUDDLESTON IN THE AREA. BEDFORD WAS NOT GRANTED, AND HUDDLESTON IS GOING TO BE AT 100.5 FM! HERE IS A LINK TO KVNM IN NEW MEXICO. YOU CAN LISTEN TO HIS STATION BY THE "LISTEN LIVE" FEATURE! HE DID A VIDEO ABOUT HIS TIMES IN LYNCHBURG, JUST CLICK ON "COLLEGE HILL VIDEO" WHEN YOU GO TO HIS WEB-SITE: (CLICKHERE) 
  


NOW TO WKKD, NOW! I GOT THE BRILLIANT IDEA TO PUT A LITTLE TRANSMITTER AT MY GIGS SO FOR EXAMPLE PEOPLE IN THE ROOMS AT CENTRA COULD LISTEN TO THE SOCIAL IF THEY COULDN'T MAKE IT DOWNSTAIRS! I GOT A 7 WATT UNIT OFF E-BAY, BUT IS PRODUCED A LARGE HUM IN MY MUSIC UNIT? I GOT CURIOUS TO SEE HOW FAR IT GOT SO I WALKED AROUND MY NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL PICKED IT UP, SO I GOT IN THE CAR AND FOUND OUT IT GOT A FEW MILES OUT REALLY GOOD!

I THEN LOOKED INTO APPLYING FOR A FCC LICENSE, I WANTED TO CONTINUE THE DREAM OF REV. LAWSON, AND THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO START A COMMUNITY STATION! THIS IS WHEN I FOUND OUT FROM A RADIO ENGINEER FRIEND THAT THE WINDOW FOR LYNCHBURG HAS COME AND GONE!! THE ODDS OF LYNCHBURG OPENING AGAIN CERTAINLY WOULDN'T HAPPEN IN MY LIFETIME, OR ANYTIME SOON!! NOT ONLY THAT, THE FCC STOPPED AT THE END OF 2013 GRANTING LPFM RADIO STATIONS ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY!!!  

I PUT THE STATION ON REV. LAWSON'S EMPTY 98.7 FM, FILLED MY I-POD AND STARTED BROADCASTING! I TALKED TO THE FCC PERSON IN CHARGE OF LPFMS AND EVERYTHING IS CLOSED ON NEW STATIONS!! NOTHING HAS BEEN ACCEPTED OR GRANTED ANYWHERE! I TOLD THE FCC THAT I WAS EXPERIMENTING WITH A REALLY LOW POWER FM HERE, AND WONT INTERFERE WITH ANYONE? I HAVEN'T HEARD BACK AFTER EXPERIMENTING FOR OVER A YEAR?? THE RADIO CORPORATION THAT OWNS VIBE-100 AND Q-99, PLAN START A SPORTS STATION ON 98.5 FM SOON. ME AT 98.7 MOVED TO 87.9! KEEPING TO NOT INTERFERING WITH ANYONE, 87.9 IS COMPLETELY OFF THE FM BAND WHICH STOPS ON THE LOWER END AT 88.1FM. MOST RADIOS GO ONE CLICK BELOW 88.1 TO 87.9, WHICH IS WHERE YOU FIND ME NOW!
 
DOING WHAT I AM DOING NOW IS LIKE DRIVING A CAR WITH NO DRIVERS LICENSE, EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW HOW TO DRIVE, AND NEVER HAD A TICKET? IT IS ALSO LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN ONLY APPLY FOR A LICENSE AT THE DMV AT A CERTAIN TIME, AND YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED WHEN THE DMV IS OPEN? NOW IN ADDITION, THE DMV HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THREE YEARS, AND WONT OPEN ANYTIME SOON!! WHAT DO YOU DO, WALK, OR DRIVE ILLEGALLY???? RIGHT NOW I'M DRIVING, AND IN ADDITION TO EVERYTHING THERE IS ONLY ONE COP PATROLLING THE STATE OF VIRGINIA!! I'M STILL DRIVING, BUT NOT SPEEDING!!
 
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE IS NO BLACK OWNED FM WITHIN 120 MILES OF LYNCHBURG!! THERE MIGHT BE A BLACK FORMAT (EXAMPLE VIBE-100, WJJS,) IS NOT BLACKED OWNED!  THERE ARE A LOT OF PIRATE/BOOTLEG RADIO STATIONS WITH NO LICENSE OPERATING IN THE UNITED STATES! ANYONE CAN GET A TRANSMITTER OFF AMAZON, HOOK UP A MICROPHONE AND AN I-POD OR A MUSIC COMPUTER,  AND GET ON THE AIR! WANT TO FIND OUT HOW? (CLICK HERE)
 
THERE ARE A LOT OF PIRATE STATIONS OPERATING ESPECIALLY IN THE NEW YORK AND FLORIDA AREA WHERE THERE ARE A LOT OF SPANISH, CARIBBEAN, AND ASIAN CITIZENS THAT DON'T HAVE A RADIO STATION TO LISTEN TO! UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE A FEW AS--HOLES THAT ABUSE THE TRANSMITTERS! I READ ABOUT A GUY IN OHIO THAT PLAYED THE RAP GETO-BOYZ VULGAR AND CURSING "MY MIND PLAYING TRICKS ON ME," AND OTHER GANGSTER RAPS, 24 HOURS A DAY!! OUT WEST SOMEWHERE THERE IS A WHITE SUPREMACY GROUP THAT PLAYS HATE SPEECHES ALL DAY LONG! THIS ILLEGAL STATION TAUNTS THE FCC BY SAYING THINGS LIKE, "WE ARE WHITE AND RIGHT AND WE DARE THE FCC TO TRY AND COME IN AND SHUT US DOWN! WE HAVE DEFENSES WAITING!!" WOW...THAT IS GOT GOOD! ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE IS A LPFM IN GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA CALLED MALCOM X RADIO, NEED I SAY MORE!! RECENTLY, WHITE OWNED KISS 92.7 IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, CHANGED FORMAT FROM BLACK TO COUNTRY AFTER NINETEEN YEARS WITH THE FORMAT! FORTUNATELY, A NEW LPFM WVAI 101.3 FM THERE STARTED PLAYING BLACK MUSIC! IT SOUNDS LIKE RAP CITY, BUT AT LEAST IT'S SOMETHING! IF YOU LISTEN TO A ILLEGAL STATION IN NEW YORK, I WAS TOLD THAT YOU COULDN'T TELL IT FROM ANY OTHER STATION! IT HAS COMMERCIALS, JINGLES, AND EVERYTHING!! WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT THERE IS AN ILLEGAL RADIO STATION THAT CALLS ITSELF WMLK....IT PLAYS KING, OBAMA, SPEECHES ALL DAY....GOOD RIGHT? NO....ALL THROUGH THE SPEECHES THERE ARE MONKEY, APE SOUNDS AND TARZAN YELLS OVER TOP OF THEM!! I WISH I COULD TELL THEM THAT "LOOK....WE DON'T WANT TO PISS OFF THE FCC....OK!!"  (CLICK HERE) IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME! ON WKKD, I DELETED THE SONG "STROKING" BY CLARENCE CARTER TO KEEP IT CLEAN! I JUST WANT TO PLAY A LITTLE MUSIC THAT REMINDS US OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS THAT WILL NEVER COME AGAIN! AS LONG AS I CAN I WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY "SOUL," NO OTHER STATION IS DOING THIS....NO OTHER STATION HERE WOULD TOUCH "SAY IT LOUD," BY JAMES BROWN, "CRY BABY," BY GARNETT MIMMS, OR PUT OUR LOCAL LYNCHBURG AREA TALENT ON THE AIR! ASK DELISSA CARR WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SHE TRIED TO GET HER SONG ON A LOCAL STATION!? ......OUR MUSIC LIVES ON!!! 

****2018 ADDITION: EVERYBODY I HAVE TALKED TO LOVE THE SOUL OLDIES A LOT! BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE NEW WKKD HAS BEEN ON FOR FOUR YEARS DECEMBER 25TH 2018! I COULDN'T ADVERTISE THAT THE STATION WAS ON, SO I HAD TO DEPEND ON WORD-OF-MOUTH, AND A FEW FLYERS! I COULD TELL ABOUT IT ON MY WEBSITE! QUESTIONS I'VE BEEN ASKED INCLUDE....WHY DON'T YOU PLAY GOSPEL ON SUNDAY MORNING? I WOULD, BUT I WANT TO GIVE FLETCHER THE FULL MARKET FOR BLACK GOSPEL! AS FOLKS GET OLDER THEY TEND TO BE MORE RELIGIOUS....BINGO.....FLETCHER HAS HIS AUDIENCE! THEY NEED ALL THE HELP AND SUPPORT THEY CAN GET, WITH OUT ME INTERFERING, DON'T YOU AGREE... WHERE DID THE MUSIC COME FROM? I NEVER HEARD OF MOST OF IT..... I'LL BET YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS HAVE HEARD OF IT! I WANTED TO DO A LOT OF 50'S SOUL! HERE WE DIDN'T HAVE A "SOUL" STATION FROM STARLING MERRITT, TILL 1968....MAYBE 10 YEARS OR MORE! THE ONLY WAY TO HEAR LOCAL BLACK MUSIC WAS ON JUKE-BOXES IN CLUBS, DANCES AT THE Y AND DUNBAR, OR LATE NIGHT RADIO ON WLAC/NASHVILLE! I WAS 1-7 YEARS OLD AT THIS TIME....HOW DO I FIND THE NAMES OF THE SONGS? I LOOKED IN THE DUNBAR SCHOOL NEWSPAPERS(LYNCHBURG MUSEUM SITE) AND FOUND THE TOP SONGS LISTED THERE! STARLING MERRETT WROTE A MUSIC SECTION IN THE MID 50'S DUNBAR NEWSPAPER, I DOWNLOADED THEM AND PROGRAMED THEM ON WKKD. I HAD NEVER HEARD OF "BLUE MONDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY, TOMORROW NIGHT, CALDONIA, ECT! ARTIST, FATS WALLAR, STICK MCGEE, MUDDY WATERS, LITTLE WALTER, JIMMY REED, WERE KINDA UNKNOWN TO ME! A LOT OF THE SONGS HAVE TITLES AND LYRICS THAT ARE RISQUE TO SAY THE LEAST! "STOOP DOWN BABY, BIG PAPA, LUCKY LIPS," ECT, YOU HAVE TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES FOR THE REAL MEANING....HAHA! THERE ARE SITES TOO OF OLD CASHBOX, AND BILLBOARD MAGAZINES ON LINE! THE FIRST RECORDINGS OF FATS DOMINO, ARETHA FRANKLIN, JAMES BROWN, ECT. ARE INCLUDED! THOSE WHO REMEMBER THESE SONGS MIGHT BE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, BUT I INCLUDED 60'S AND 70'S TOO....STILL STUFF 40 YEARS OLD YOU WONT HEAR ANYWHERE ELSE! WE ALL REMEMBER THAT THE SAME PEOPLE WHO WERE PARTYING AT THE CLUB ON SATURDAY NIGHT, WERE IN CHURCH ON SUNDAY MORNING....RIGHT! STILL TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE(HARD TO DO), I DO AN "OLD SCHOOL WEEKEND" EVERY NOW AND THEN, MAYBE ONCE A MONTH!? THIS INCLUDES DISCO, 80'S, 90'S, NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SOUL! CLUB BLUES AND SHAG IS INCLUDED, MEL WAITERS, MARVIN SEASE, DONNIE RAY, POKEY, WILL BE HEARD THEN!  THANKS FOR LISTENING!

WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT THERE IS REALLY A RADIO STATION THAT IS RUN BY INMATES AT A STATE PRISON? KLSP IN LOUISIANA! (CLICK HERE) TO READ ABOUT IT!  

ANOTHER UNUSUAL RADIO STATION IS WHAT I CALL "DUMP 100.5!" YOU CAN PICK IT UP AT 100.5 FM GOING DOWN RT. 29 SOUTH OF LYNCHBURG AROUND THE AREA OF CINDYS TRUCK STOP, BOJANGLES, AND FOSTER FUELS! IT HAS A CONTINOUS LOOP PLAYING INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO HAUL TRASH AT THE
LANDFILL!!?

RIGHT NOW SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE OPERATES TWO RADIO STATIONS, FALWELL AND THE LIBERTY UNIVERSITY STAFF OPERATES EIGHT, AND WE CAN'T EVEN APPLY FOR ONE!!  
 
BY THE WAY, IF YOU WERE WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO jjs, AND WHY HAS THE MUSIC AND THE SOUND CHANGED FROM THE STATION IT USED TO BE IT THE 60'S AND 70'S??
(CLICK HERE)

MORE TO COME!

MADLAD! 


 
  
 


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