Captain & First Mate
About our Station
Founded in January 2020 by Todd Bates & Sherry Laffoon, WLTK-db is an online Paranormal talk radio station. This digital radio station broadcasts live and original programing onsite and to internet radio directories across the globe. Just this year, we have implimented Facebook Live on our Facebook Business page, so now you can watch the shows for an even deeper experience.
WLTK-db is more than just an online radio station. We offer several professional services including: Program hosting, Voice Overs, Station imaging, Web design, and internet radio broadcaster training.
Meet Todd Bates
Chances are you would have found him in a mysterious abandoned home, walls yellowed by age and doors teetering precariously on their hinges. Maybe a murder occurred or perhaps a fire. Whatever the case, Todd Bates was on the scene for a singular task: listening for voices of the dead. Now retired from the filed, Todd Bates takes his knowledge gained and shares it with his amazing audience.
Electronic Voice Phenomenon (commonly referred to as "EVP") is spirit voices captured on a digital or analog recording device that were not heard with the naked ear at the time of their recording. For Todd, collecting this specialized evidence of paranormal origin is a life calling. After years of personally investigating the mysteries of EVP and studying under a pioneering figure in the field, Sarah Estep, he took his passion to the internet. Now in its 17th year, Haunted Voices has quickly grown to be one of the oldest paranormal talk shows on the internet today.
Television: Advisor for “A Haunting” on the Discovery Channel ("Sallies House” episode); WTHI TV (CBS affiliate) “The Ashmore Experiment” 2 day event. Appeared on WTWO (NBC Affiliate).
Radio: A broadcasting school graduate, Todd currently has 17 years of broadcasting experience under the Haunted Voices Radio brand and enjoys discussing all things paranormal with his guests and audience. Todd's radio hosting career began with Dr. Ed Craft of Magick Mind Radio (An IBC Network Program). He was offered a co-host spot with Dr. Jimmy Lowery of “Alabama Para Spiritual Radio” (APSR Radio) and was then given the opportunity to host his own live show on the BBS Radio Network where he discussed all topics paranormal. He has since appeared on The Man Cow Show, WTAY FM, WTYE AM Crawford County, IL, WZPL 99.5 Indianapolis, IN, X-zone Radio, Voice of America, and The Jeff Rense Show. Each has been a valuable experience to share his vast knowledge of the paranormal.
Todd has two beautiful daughters and lives in Robinson with his girlfriend and station administrator Sherry Laffoon.
Meet Sherry Laffoon
Sherry Laffoon is a bright and outgoing individual who leaves little room for error. A college graduate with an administration degree, Sherry is a breath of fresh air to this radio station. Her unique skill set and keen eye to marketing and adverting, Sherry is always proposing ideas to make this station a better place for you to visit. She treats it like home and wishes you to do that same.
Although Sherry has little experience with paranormal research, she is a practicing witch and enjoys helping others with her spells and beliefs. She is very interested in attending a real paranormal investigation and would enjoy using her newfound intuitive skills to help those in need.
Make no doubt about it, Sherry not only works hard, but also plays hard. Sherry loves to go fishing and camping and can bait a hook faster than most! She has two wonderful dogs named Bo Bo and Girl and they are both registered service animals. She loves spending time with them and taking them on long walks or just to run around the yard. Sherry lives in Robinson with her boyfriend and station owner Todd Bates.
Meet Nicole Strickland
- One of the leading paranormal researchers on the West Coast, Nicole Strickland is the founder and director of the well-respected San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS). Since 2011, she has co-hosted the “Spirits of the Adobe” tours at the iconic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe.She was a core member of the Ghost Research Society from 2009 – 2017, serving as the Southern California Area Research Director. Nicole is also a consultant to various other investigative groups including the American Spectral Society.
- Blending her love of history, paranormal studies and writing, Nicole has written several books, including Field Guide to Southern California Hauntings, The Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary, Spirited Queen Mary: Her Haunted Legend, RMS Queen Mary: Voices from Her Voyages, San Diego’s Most Haunted: The Historical Legacy and Paranormal Marvels of America’s Finest City and Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. Her books about the Queen Mary continue to be best sellers. She is also a writer and contributor to Paranormal Underground Magazine.
- Nicole is known nationally and internationally for her research of the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. In addition to offering several topics related to the supernatural, she gives presentations about the ship at paranormal conferences, events and libraries. She has presented at some of the best-known conventions, such as Oregon Ghost Conference, Port Gamble Ghost Conference, Troy Taylor’s Haunted America Conference, Maritime Ghost Conference of San Diego, Preston Castle Benefit Paracon, Ghost Fest IV aboard the Queen Mary, Strange Escapes, among others.
- Nicole has been featured in a myriad of media outlets discussing her work as a paranormal researcher. These include several local San Diego news programs, such as Good Morning San Diego, San Diego Living, KPBS Evening Edition and Channel 8 Evening Edition. Nicole has interviewed for national televised programs, including My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera, Travel Channel’s Ghost Stories and Famously Afraid. She has also been a guest on around 50 internet-based and/or terrestrial radio shows. Furthermore, Nicole has appeared in many San Diego newspapers and magazines. Nicole is the executive producer of Haunted Voices Radio, one of the longest running radio programs featuring a plethora of guests from all areas of the supernatural.
- In addition to working on other books, Nicole enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and spending valuable time with family and friends. She enjoys working with other paranormal researchers as she believes that through diligent research, teamwork and collaboration, we will all better understand the vast field of the unknown.
We at WLTK-db work extensively to bring you not only the best quality programing possible, but also affordable station services. We will match any competitors pricing to not only gain your trust, but also your business.
Quality you can afford, that is our motto here and we work hard to prove it! We promise to offer certain services such as programing and internet radio broadcaster training free of charge to those who cannot afford the cost. We promise!
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Providing You Quality is Top Priority
We pride ourselves on bringing you the best quality radio production possible. whether its a show, graphic website design, or voice over productions, you can expect nothing but the best from our station. So not to be undersold by our competitors, we honor all prices broght forth to us. Not only do we want your business, but we want to earn your trust in our services. We pledge to listen and impliment new station inovations from your much appreciated feedback. This is not our station, but yours and we invite you to enjoy it as must as we do.
Quality matters to us and you should expect nothing different from us or our productions.
We're always looking for like-minded people to join our growing team. If you or someone you know would like to donate your time and learn a new skill, please contact us below.