In 2004, Bill Lynch was just another wannabe writer, toiling along writing weird stories for various indie papers when he was asked by an editor for The Charleston Gazette if he knew anything about music or local bands. Bill flat out lied, but managed to talk a friend into letting him write about the band he was in, and launched a decade long career writing feature stories for the paper.
He hasn’t done badly.
Over the years, Bill has learned a lot about music, interviewed all kinds of shockingly famous people, but tends to measure his career by the list of people who’ve turned down interview requests, which includes Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, James Taylor and the ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.
Dunham actually agreed to do an email interview, but Bill declined on account of it being a very silly idea.
Aside from the writing, Bill has been an on-air radio host for West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 2003, providing weather and announcements mostly on the weekends.
To date, his biggest accomplishment at West Virginia Public Broadcasting was successfully lobbying for orange soda to be added to the break room vending machine, which is at best an imperfect victory since what he really wanted was Sunkist, not Fanta. A close second would be his program, “Lost Highways,” an indie rock/alt country and Americana show Saturday nights at 11 on WVPB.