My Affiliate Partners – Can’t Do This Alone

I have learned since doing this show that in order to be successful, I and the show will need partners.  In 2011 I started reaching out to listeners to help out with the increased cost of broadcasting. Blogtalkradio started off free, but in 2011 implemented a tiered system of service that required me to come up with money every month.  Not that I was against investing in my project on the internet, but I found to increase to the quality that I wanted to I did not have the personal resources so, I turned to my listeners. My listeners were and are smart and generous. When the call was made a number of people gathered to support us through many months.

After some time it became apparent that our needs had increased to more than the cost of broadcasting each month.  We were taking the show on the road. We did broadcasts from the local Republican Headquarters to interview people like Marco Rubio.  We headed to CPAC-Florida to be on radio row covering the event. We covered appearances of both John McCain and Sarah Palin when they made campaign stops in Tampa.  We did a week of shows from the Republican National convention radio. Our listeners came through! People like Patrick Ballard, Kenneth McClenton and Nicole Jocz were amazing helping us make out mark on the internet radio landscape.

It has always been my vision to expand the Willie Lawson Show to as many platforms as I could. Video has to be part of the equation, but there was going to be need of capital investment and for that I was going to need affiliate partners. Our concept of affiliate partners is that we a mutually beneficial to each other. At this point we have two major APs. The first is NEW HOMES OF TAMPA BAY, a local company that has changed the way you purchase a new construction home.  Our second AP is Keven Batts, the founder of THE RED RIVER CHRONICLE website webite is truly one the best conservative website anywhere. They have important news, opinion and commentary second to none.

Here is a little about NEW HOMES OF TAMPA BAY –

Homes of Tampa Bay is all about:

1. Knowledge with Expertise

The entire purpose of our push for knowledge in our niche is to make sure that you have the upper hand in the transaction from start to finish, and to help you avoid any pitfalls along the way. No one is going to pull the wool over your eyes with us on your side. Knowing the transaction process inside and out allows us to manipulate it in a manner that saves you literally THOUSANDS of dollars.

2. Power of Relationship

We’ve certainly made some waves in the short time we’ve been in business. We secret shop literally every single model home in the Tampa Bay. We can tell the good eggs from the bad ones like a Willy Wonka factory, not that we’re a better judge of character than most people, but we know fact from fiction when the sales associates start giving us their version of what you think you’re buying.

Now that sounded a little mean so let me preface the rest of what I say by mentioning that these guys and gals are entirely worth defending, they are not the bad guys at all here. Some of them are the most caring people you’ll ever meet, and they are genuinely concerned about making certain that you’re taken care of throughout the process, but we’ve already put these guys through the ringer so you can rely on a professional experience, rather than a gut instinct, Rest assured, you will never receive a bill from New Homes of Tampa Bay for our services.

Here is a little about THE RED RIVER CHRONICLE –

The Willie Lawson Show – Rocking Your World Since March 2008

The Willie Lawson show on first aired the last week in March of 2008.  The initial idea for the show was to be social commentary spanning any number of topics. we talked about child rearing and education as well the current focus of conservative politics.

The show’s formative months ended being wrapped around the 2008 presidential election and Sen. Barrack Obama.  There was almost no way to avoid it.  With the help of people like Elizabeth Blackney, Fausta Wertz, Eric Odom, and Ali Akbar the cornerstone of the show as a conservative political show from a Black man’s perspective was set in stone.

The Willie Lawson Show was bound and determined to be more than just a once a week “podcast.”  We wanted to use the internet radio platform as it was growing in leaps and bounds.   So we went from a Saturday afternoon show to a five day a week program.  Before my illness in 2014 we were doing a show every day 5 days a week for 2 hours a day.

The Willie Lawson Show has talked to some of the most important people in conservative politics in the past 8 years.  The guest list includes Francis Rice, Rev. Jessie Lee Peterson, Star Parker, Herman Cain, former Ambassador John Bolton, Shirley Husar, Elizabeth Blackney, Fausta Wertz, Eric Odom, US Rep. from Florida Dennis Ross and many others! The show became mobile in 2012 and found itself on radio row at CPAC Florida and later at the Republican National Committee convention in Tampa Florida. A rather large accomplishment for an independent internet program with only the help of listeners.

The Willie Lawson Show in 2010 got involved in a brokered time arrangement with News Radio 860 WGUL and did 22 weeks of Saturday programs with them while continuing our regular weekly schedule. The second show of WGUL I interview the late, great Andrew Breitbart! Who happened to be on the cover of  Townhall magazine that week.  Townhall Magazine  was owned by the same company that owned WGUL, Salem communication. We made quite a impression our second week.

After my triple bypass surgery in January of 2014 we have cut back to one hour shows a few times a week. We still have an impact as our guest list is still impressive with guests including former Lt. Governor of Florida Jennifer Carroll and the Chair of BlakPac a super PAC created to get conservative Blacks elected to office, George Farrell.

The Willie Lawson in 2014 expanded to through You can listen to shows exclusively done for IHEARTRADIO. Using the SPreaker platform the Willie Lawson Show universe has expanded to sports and music shows.  We do a show called “It’s A Final”, that is a score wrap up show for College Football and the NFL.  We also do a show called the “Not Quite Midnight Jazz Show”, that is gaining popularity and was just submitted for approval to IHEARTRADIO.

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