Precious Memories Gospel Hour


Bishop Alfred “Mustard” Dearing, Sr. started his career at the National Academy of Broadcasting, Washington DC in 1965. Then, “Mustard” as he is known, advanced to becoming a nightclub MC for different clubs in and around the DC area. He was one of the first street jocks to start the trend in DC in late 60s, and early 70s. Mustard played in places such as Rands NightClub, Mark IV, Mingles, Casino Royal, Pied Piper, Barnett's Breakfast Club,The Wilson Boat Line, Jackie Lee's night club and too many more to mention.

Bishop Dearing met his wife, Jennifer and moved to Clifton Forge, VA in 1994. He then DJ’d in different clubs around the Alleghany Highlands like The Painted Elephant, The Famous Cafe, Holiday Inn, The Springs Grill, family reunions, weddings, and more.

In 1999, Mustard was diagnosed with Cancer. After finishing treatment, he gave his life to the Lord. Mustard approached Big Country 101 - WKEY-FM and asked if he could  play music for the Lord. He was told he could if he had a sponsor, so the company that Mustard worked for sponsored “The Precious Memories Gospel Hour from 2000 -2008. Thereafter, The Tower Of Deliverance Fellowship sponsored the show. Today, the present sponsors are the Alaska Outreach Center, Anchorage, Alaska and Lacks Towing and Pawn Shop, Covington, VA.

Mustard has now been at WKEY for 19 years.

Join Mustard and Mother Dearing for praise, worship and prayer through the power of music. Tune in to The Precious Memories Gospel Hour every Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on 103.5 Big Country or on 1340AM WKEY. For those that live out of the stations service area, you may also tune in on your smartphone, tablet or computer by clicking on the LISTEN NOW button in the top right corner of this page.

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This is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom for Friday, December 6, 2019:This is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom for Friday, December 6, 2019:

Coming up in this afternoon's news:

Clifton Forge Main Street invites you to “Winter Wonderland” this evening at 6 p.m., their annual Christmas Parade, which will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Street and will continue down Ridgeway Street, through the historic district.

Several outdated laws remain on the books in the State of Virginia, and the State Corporation Commission has recommended that these finally be repealed.

The Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia is stepping down.

A year long process to create a strategy to, among other things, attract new investments to the area, will begin in Greenbrier County in May 2020.

We’ll have details on these stories and more this afternoon on the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom with Peter Killeen at 3, 4, and 5 p.m.

To listen LIVE go to:

103.5 Big Country

101.9 The River

Oldies Radio 107.5


Covington and Surrounding areas for Friday, December 6, 2019:

ROBERT OWEN “BOBBY” SCRUGGS, age 92, of 1301 Woodlawn Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at his residence. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Lynn Wright and Col. Jeffrey Allen U.S.A.F., retired, officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by members of the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Covington. The family will visit with friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at Nicely Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Central United Methodist Church Men’s Bible Class, P.O. Box 16, Clifton Forge, VA 24422. To send condolences to the family online, please visit

MOLLIE LOUISA “LOUISA” VAN DEVENDER VEST, age 80, formerly of Linden, Virginia died Monday, December 2, 2019 at Accordius Health at Clemmons in Clemmons, North Carolina. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00PM in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington, Virginia with Reverend Lynn Wright officiating. Interment will immediately follow. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30PM until 1:30PM at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, prior to the graveside service. To send condolences to the family online, please visit

Arritt Funeral Home in Covington will host their annual Holiday Remembrance Service on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. in the chapel, with the Rev. Stephanie Clark officiating. This service is to assist families coping with the Christmas season after the death of a loved one. For a number of years this service has been conducted by the staff of Arritt Funeral Home to provide a meaningful worship experience for area families that are grieving during the holiday season.

Many families that have participated in this service over the years have noted that holidays are the most difficult times of the year to get through emotionally. This service is not just for families that have experienced a loss in this year, but for anyone who wishes to honor and remember their loved ones during this special season.

As in past years, Arritt Funeral Home will have dove ornaments engraved with the name of the family member that they have served this year. Families may pick up their ornament following the service.

Have a great Friday!

This is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom for Friday, December 6, 2019:
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