The WJKO Story
WJKO was started by Dr, Jack Bishop ethnomusicologist, musician, producer and promoter, as a vessel to promote
the music of the many, many musicians he personally knew. The station was well-received and began picking up listeners around the world. In 2016, he opened the platform
to any independent musician worldwide that would like to promote their music through airplay. As he received the music he would build a relationship with the artist
and share the WJKO philosophy. WJKO has received so much music that it went 24/7 in early March! WJKO continuously conducts an international search for music.
WJKO is different from other stations. It is trying to build a community of like-minded people who all feel a personal
connection with the station. The same philosophy
of friendship that started the station still drives it. This is true community radio on the Internet!
WJKO does not buy or get music from depositories. We reach out to each artist
individually and ask them to become part of the WJKO family. We then promote their music, promote their events through our social media, advertise for them on our
site and include information about them in a monthly interactive newsletter which has readers around the world. WJKO regularly interacts with their artists in many ways and is always just an email away.
WJKO has made a clear committment to the artists and, in return, the artists support the station by listening and sending listeners to enjoy the station,
just when their music plays. There is a lot of exeptional music on WJKO. Why not get familiar with the excellent company you keep? Sometimes it requires patience
to tune in to the Sound of Independents after being conditioned to consume the corporate feed. Break the Chains and enjoy some of the very best music you've never heard! You'll get hooked!
WJKO needs more listeners and more listeners
who listen longer. It is impossible to get the flavor of the station without listening throughout the day when possible. The more listener hours we clock, the better
it is for the artists we promote. WJKO plays perfectly on phones and pads, so you can enjoy the music anywhere.
Tune in, spread the word, join the mailing list, get involved. Together we
can make a real difference.
One last word about how WJKO operates: We do not pay royalties into the corporate system which excludes our artists. Rather, we
support them with global promotion of their music on a level unheard of in this industry. We only air music that belongs to the musicians with their permission. No one is being coerced and no one's rights are being violated.
Artists are under no obligation and can opt-out at any time. We are truly honest with our artists as we would be with any member of our family. We exist to support them. Period! We have no other function.
Please consider becoming a member by joining our mailing list, or sending in your music, (see Terms and Guidelines) but Tune In and tell all your friends. Things are getting exciting!