Former owner of 740 AM is running for office in VA

Richard Chonak
Thu Jun 13 03:44:25 EDT 2013

Some time ago I wondered whatever became of the Rev. Earl Jackson, the
lawyer and minister who, in the 1980s, owned Cambridge gospel station
WLVG 740 AM, the station which is now Bob Bittner's WJIB 740.

Well, he has moved to Virginia, has led a church in Chesapeake, and has
entered politics: he ran for Senate in 2011 and is now running for
Lieutenant Governor of the Dominion State.

But when you've gone bankrupt running a radio station and have had a
history of being sued for nonpayment of taxes and debts, those problems
can put a candidate on the hot seat.

2013: Jackson admits past money problems, teenage drug use

2011 Senate race:


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