LAFOLLETTE (WATE) – Radio station WLAF has been the heart and soul of LaFollette for 64 years. The sounds of Southern gospel are embraced by the people of the small town in Campbell County.
One young man has been listening and his own story to tell. Derrick Lee Anderson, who has autism, taped his own mini-newscast for Campbell County High School 17 years ago, knowing even then he wanted to be on the air.
Anderson, now 32, is living out his dream. He proudly arrives for work at WLAF radio every Monday and Friday.
It was at the 1,000-watt station four years ago that Anderson bravely knocked on the door to ask WLAF owner Jim Freeman for a job.