For 65 years WMTC Mountain Gospel Radio has ministered to Eastern Kentucky over the air waves. Much of the success of this ministry can be attributed to the leadership of its founding General Manager, Dr. Wilfred Fisher. For 30 years Dr. Fisher directed the station from its founding in 1948.
Today Dr. Wilfred Fisher resides at the Wolfe County Health Care Center in Campton. During his lifetime of 98 years, Dr. Fisher has experienced much and has many stories to tell. These stories warranted an interview, and with the help of the workers at the Health Care Center, current General Manager, Dan Lorimer set up an interview with Dr. Fisher to capture these timeless memories.
With lights, camera, and sound equipment set up, Dan Lorimer proceeded to ask Dr. Fisher specific questions to elicit stories from the early days of WMTC Radio. Dr. Fisher related such events as the founding of WMTC and the story behind its 730AM frequency. Personal stories of struggles and successes were captured as Dr. Fisher shared events both miraculous and humorous from his time as general manager. Throughout the interview, Dr. Fisher gave all the glory to God for the success of Mountain Gospel Radio. We were very privileged to have this opportunity to record Dr. Fisher’s experiences for our archives.
We thank the staff of the Wolfe County Health Care Center for their assistance in performing this interview.