From the Register-Mail:
Tyson Haywood, a deeply religious man, is approaching the 30th anniversary of his program â€œGospel Roots,â€ airing on WVKC-FM 90.7. Haywood plays gospel music at the Knox College radio station from 6 to 11 a.m. every Sunday.
Haywood is preparing to take his program to a wider audience. He is gearing up to start his own Internet radio station, which will continue his Gospel Roots ministry.
In a recent interview at his home, Haywood remembered that when he started his show in the early 1980s, â€œOn Dr. Kingâ€™s birthday,â€ WVKC broadcast with a feeble 10 watts, he said. WVKC now has a 1,000-watt signal and broadcasts from Knox Collegeâ€™s Davis Hall.
â€œKnox College made it possible and the people of Galesburg have been good to me,â€ Haywood said.
Heâ€™s proud of the guests who have appeared on his program over the years. Former Congressman Lane Evans, D-Rock Island, was on the show three different times.
â€œOf course, I had judges on my show, the chief of police, the chief of the fire department. I had people from businesses and non-profit organizations,â€ Haywood said.
Heâ€™ll continue doing his show on WVKC, but he is excited about getting the Internet station off the ground.