TAMI-LYN, The Lady of the 80’s, Brings It On Home

By WRFR-LP Radio | Nov 19, 2021
Photo by: Tami-Lyn

By D. J. Chuckee

The second week of November saw Tami-Lyn, (Totally Tami-Lyn, The Lady of the 80’s, Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm) and her Friends Steve the Friendly Heathen, and John Burns, raise $365 for WRFR. (The success of the effort may well signal a change.)

What follows is a Q&A with Tami-Lyn`done this past Monday.

1. What got you interested in radio?

I did my 1st program with Steve Waitt, from Monday Waking The Dead with Steve the Friendly Heathen 12n-3p.  11/26 I knew I instantly wanted to do this and had my show a week and half later.  12/4

2. What are your musical influences (early years & now)?

Mostly the 70s & 80s

3. Tell us about your Fantastic Fund-raiser – where did the idea come from, who were your accomplices, and what do you hope to see in future WRFR projects like yours?

I have been raising money for my community since 2010 and in those years have raised over 30k with Lady Business Owners, Billiards Players & friends.  I heard our station may need help & thought the Rock A Thon would work.  I reached out to Rachel (Cheech) and she handled all of the radio & website wrfr.org aspect & I dealt with the social media and talking to radio hosts. Without Rachel I would of never been able to see it happen!! She is AMAZING & A TRUE GEM. I thank Steve who is also one of my BEST friends & John Burns from Odds & Ends 12-2 Fridays as he was the 1st other radio host that I met that I hadn't known already.  Great guy!!

I thank the other radio hosts involved too and hope they join us as I would like to do it in August as a better time of the year economy wise for all who want to help us.

4. Do you have a vision of what this Community Station might be up to in the next 20 years?

My vision is to see Wrfr grow. I would like to get a kid thing going some day and offer it to school children. Some kind of a program developed to introduce kids to radio again and get them off of the net and tv screens...ect. I will dedicate myself to see more offered to our community to give people a sense of belonging and old values of what our past was!!

That was a brief but very informative email interview. Thanks, again, Tami-Lyn & Friends for this wonderful example of initiative!


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