Gospel Roots branches out to the Net

From the Register-Mail:

Tyson Haywood, a deeply religious man, is approaching the 30th anniversary of his program “Gospel Roots,” 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, “On Dr. King’s birthday,” WVKC broadcast with a feeble 10 watts, he said. WVKC now has a 1,000-watt signal and broadcasts from Knox College’s Davis Hall.

“Knox College made it possible and the people of Galesburg have been good to me,” Haywood said.

He’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.

“Of 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,” Haywood said.

He’ll continue doing his show on WVKC, but he is excited about getting the Internet station off the ground.