Updated: Jun 28
In the beginning, God had told me two scriptures “He will restore what the cankerworm has stolen and his eyes have not seen, ears have not heard neither has it entered into the heart of men. The things that God has in store for you.” I was recently divorced and my spirit felt completely lost. I was living inside of my car couch to couch but on March 10th God had told me to start a radio station.
April 3rd, 2017 was WVTC’s first day of broadcasting. We had a laptop, a microphone,a mixer and a desk( all under 300 dollars) to start the radio station. The station was in the basement of a house for three weeks. By the first week in May, we moved into our first building on 2025 W 175th Street in Lansing into a small office where I split the room with Carlton McDowell of Vibe-In radio. I spent the next couple of months struggling with money and battling homelessness but little did I know what the lord had in store for me.
By July, 2017 Ramon Perry came on the station to start his own show. Ramon Perry was someone I had met in the very beginnings of WVTC, before I knew anything about running a radio station. I went to a concert at Dr. Russel B. Harris Sr’s Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church.That day, Ramon Perry was singing in concert and God told me to ask him if he would be interested in doing a show on the station. He would ask me,”What was the name of the radio station?” and I told him “I don't have one yet”. He politely told me that when I was ready to give him a call. After three months of silence he accepted my offer and became a major part of our team.
After months of patience and trusting the lord's promises to me we were finally nominated for our first Stellar award. Every aspect of the award show was absolutely surreal to me. The lights, the red carpet, the stage all overwhelmed me with joy. Ms. Sandy Rose, owner of the WVTC Detroit station, was seated right next to me during the show. Ms. Sandy excitedly said “we won!” while I sat frozen in shock. We went up on stage, accepted the award and walked out to the front where all the WVTC family were in the hallway screaming with joy. While everyone else was celebrating I started to think about all the pain that I had to go through to get here. All of the heartache, disappointment, tears, people telling me I couldn't do it and that I was wasting my time. When it finally started to sink in, I remembered how God had promised me this elevation, he promised me the unthinkable and that's what finally broke me into tears. That award was not only for best online radio station but for my obedience to Christ. The journey of WVTC has been one of the best of my life. Christ has given me a second chance and through his faith and glory we, as a company, will only grow. We are now up in nominees for radio station internet radio station of the year and I believe that we are going to win it again. This is only the beginning.