What a powerful video!
Mark, I am so very sorry for all the loss you are experiencing. You have such a wonderful tender heart and help so many by bringing joy through music. You must be being tested for upcoming GREATNESS I can't think of any other reason for all your suffering. I am just a phone call and a few towns away if there's anything I cam do to help you guys let me know! Cat
Mark I am so sorry for what has happened to you. You don’t deserve to be treated like that!
Hi Mark, from Norway
I loved Lonesome Willcox and I love "proper" C&W - not the modern stuff, from an international DJ and music producer hailing from above Arctic Circle. Keep on! Rune Lindbæk
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Bear is a great person, stop by and visit him.
Tell him Mark sent you.
Mark, I am so very sorry for the way you have been treated. That is just wrong.
I was passing through the desert with no service or stations, and decided to scan the AM (can’t remember the last time I did that) and came across your station. I fell in love with it instantly. From New Mexico to Utah, and back to my home in Humboldt country (northern California) I streamed it. I played it in my shop every day, for my co-worker who is from West Virginia. He boldly stated this is the best station to ever exist. I'm not sure what exactly happened or is going to happen, but I wanted to thank you for the hours of tunes and the endless joy of songs I discovered.
Mark, I am so sorry for you and Tristan. It's awful the way you've been treated. Neither of you deserve that.
I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me that you responded to my message, let alone how quickly you did!
You sincerely have made my day and made me feel a little special with that.
I'm really sorry to hear that you are managing with life dealing you another tough hand.
I also know this won't mean much coming from little old me, but no matter what the situation is, I'm sure these words can apply...
Life is seriously tough.
It's entire design is centered around being challenging - and anybody who's ever been given a free pass with life is surely unfulfilled and not truly happy.
True happiness stems from loving yourself and knowing you are proud of your accomplishments and contributions.
What you contribute to your community is unparalleled with most. You do an amazing job taking on the challenge and confusion that life is.
I can tell by the way you mentioned in the Documentary that you don't "Dress the part" by fitting the stereotype people assume of you, You like Horror movies and having your hair long, Because it makes YOU happy!.
If you only use "life" as a scope for gauging your happiness, it might not ever present itself in it's true form. It must be sought from within.
And Mark, I believe you may have attained yet another family in the form of the Internet community, this one is enormous, much bigger than the Brady Bunch :)
I can tell by combing through the comments that people genuinely love you and think highly of you (myself included)
Please remember this family anytime you feel lost or alone.
I also feel I should mention that my father's tears were not from sadness, but from your resounding strength. I believe he sees a lot of himself in you.
Thanks again for everything that you do Mark and stay strong!
Passionate for Dreams
”We are free: anywhere, but here.” Tristan Scott Lucke
You didn’t have to do that just a few days after my Dad died.
What did I ever do to deserve that?
I felt like your story was my story. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I grew up real country and miss it. I think if I just had chickens I’d be happy. I’ve been living city life for so long now I feel lost. How you relate consequence and action and how it affects your life is so real. I loved it. Besides that though, I cried and felt all of it. I believe it to be fate for those men to hear your songs on that night. To be on that station? Odds are few with technology. Some things were just meant to happen. I’m happy that I happened across your story.
KHIL has not paid Mark Lucke since April 2018!
HVAC has been broken since December 2017!
I just had the honor of watching "Lonesome Willcox" with my father, and it brought him to tears. We're in an equally small town in Northern Ontario, Canada! :) We loved your story so much and wanted to take a moment to reach out and say Thank you for sharing it. I think it's so great that all of your hard work and passions are being shared all around the world! So much that it's even reaching small areas like the one I reside in! Thank you sincerely again for sharing your life story, and for taking any time you might devote to reading this and replying if possible.
Dear Mr. Lucke,
First of all, all the best wishes for 2019, I wish you nothing but prosperity and good health!
I saw the Documentary made by The Atlantic about KHIL radio, I must say I was touched and inspired by your words. Ever since I saw the documentary I couldn't stop thinking about your interview. You've inspired me to make some drastic life changes for the better to better my community here in Belgium.
Best Regards from your new fan,
Thomas Buysse in Belgium
This is a quiet, powerful documentary. It captures a brief moment of time in a small Arizona town. Mark runs a radio station by himself, speaking about his isolation and that of his listeners. It served to remind me to live life as fully as I can while I can. Everything changes. Everyone dies.
IMDB reviewer Memento Mori
Jason Scott Lucke
1963 - 1986
Hi Mark, I had to call you and tell you thank you for everything that you do for us. No one plays the old music for us like you do on KHIL. I felt like the world had forgotten about us until I discovered KHIL. Thank you for taking care of us, the senior citizens. I feel like I’m a part of the world again. I don’t feel so alone anymore. Margaret
Cheating is the most disgusting, hurtful and disrespectful things you could do to someone you say you love!
Mark, you are really great at what you do. You really are. You remember all these songs for us old timers and I thank you for that. Dale Allen
Thank you Bear for all your help! Mark
575 South Haskell Avenue
Loved “Lonesome Willcox”!