Hobby Broadcaster Profile
Robert HaroldBellmead Strong Radio - Bellmead, TX
What do you get when you take a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major, a love of music and life long aspirations for being a disc jockey? You get Robert Harold and Bellmead Strong Radio.
"As a teenager I was always interested in radio," Harold says when asked about his interest in radio. "I was a teen D.J. for a dance hall in St. Louis. Missouri at the age of 15." While in the armed services he worked as a disc jockey in enlisted men's and non-commissioned officer's clubs in his off duty time.
Having served as Bellmead's police chief for more than 20 years, Harold was recently able to realize his dream of on-the-air broadcasting. His friend, Jim Miller, had been involved in radio for many years and gave Harold the idea of a low power radio station.
His station plays "The Best Old School Tracks" which includes a mix of Oldies from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's and Gospel programming. Harold can be heard on the air as "Mr. Rockin' B."
A prostate cancer survivor, his love for music and radio is helping get through his current battle with bone cancer.
Through the use of multiple transmitters Bellmead Strong Radio can be heard currently on 1570 KHz. His station can also be heard online via Live365 and Loudcaster.
Two computers and SAM Broadcaster software are just a part of his station operation. This is a fine example that you don't necessarily need overly fancy equipment to create good sounding radio. Local people as well as various social clubs support his on-air endeavors.
KWTX-TV10 News Story on Bellmead Strong Radio (via YouTube)