On the 15th May this year myself and the London based Psychic-Medium Wayne Isaacs began a USA Network Radio show on CBS Spirit Guide Radio titled The John’s Psychic World Radio Show. This show was the start of a twenty six part series broadcast on network radio throughout the USA and internationally via the internet on the CBS website. The 15th of May is a significant date in my life, on that date in the year 1973 my dear father Frank Sutton passed to spirit, I have seen his materialised spirit many times since and he is frequently by my side. On the 15th May 1998 my book ‘Animals Make You Feel Better’ was published by Element/Penguin in the USA. Within that book was the story of ‘Itsy Bit The Happy Hamster’ that was the personal pet of Lois J. Barin of Columbus, Ohio. I had interviewed Lois during the research I conducted for that book and the story was about how Itsy Bit encouraged her to work on, study hard to earn her Ph.D and become a Doctor of Audiology. Lois and I met in New York when Fox TV and my publishers flew me out for a series of promotional television and radio interviews. Along with Lois in New York City were her husband Kamran and her father Lewis J. Schwartzkopf with his second wife Maria. We had a most convivial meeting and enjoyed a trip on a boat together sailing on Hudson Bay around The Statue of Liberty. In the following years Lois and I maintained an email connection and remained friends. During May 2003 the father of Lois, Lewis J. Schwartzkopf was taken to hospital for an operation on his heart, he survived the surgery but contracted an infection that ended his physical life, the date of his passing was the 15th of May.
There is a strange synchronicity to that date the 15th of May for me, so when I was advised by the executive producer at CBS that this was to be the date allocated to commence our series of shows I knew it was significant. You see I believe that when the universe has a message that requires careful consideration the spirits that watch over us act to bring this to our attention by clearly signposting the event. Another weird sign I received concerning this radio show was as I researched into the history of the town of Warton in Lancashire and its connection to George Washington the first president of the USA. Warton is the ancestral home of the Washington family and in the centre of the town is a pub named after him. My dear wife Mary and I went in for a glass of orange juice and as I stood at the bar saw a photograph on the wall of the American actor John Wayne. I was looking at this when the landlady said to me, ‘The Duke is in the other room’. Mary heard this and together we went for a look, sure enough there he was, a life size model of John Wayne dressed in red checked shirt with a Stetson Hat wearing holster and a gun. As I was having my photograph taken next to ‘The Duke’ the landlord came up to me and offered to sell me this six foot four inch full size model. How could I say no! So now I have a life like massive model of John Wayne in my office, he is standing right behind me as I write.
That series of synchronisms were, I believe, a message from the universe that something of importance was about to happen. Certainly the John Wayne Psychic Show was indeed a significant event for it was the first time that CBS Radio had ever broadcast a spiritual programme hosted exclusively by British Psychic-Mediums. The other radio show hosts were almost all Americans broadcasting in their native land, Wayne Isaacs and I are both English. The resulting hour of network USA radio, our very first show at 7pm Eastern Time USA, was an amazing success as Wayne and I took calls from all over America.
It was way back in time, 1992 to be precise, when myself and the very gifted Bolton UK based Medium Mr. James Byrne and I featured on Britain’s first commercial radio Psychic ‘Phone in with Red Rose Radio, Preston, Lancashire. There had been no previous commercial radio show dedicated solely to psychic messages before this in the UK and we made the national press as outside the radio station a thump of bible bashing born again Christians gathered to protest that what we were in fact doing was the work of the devil. Anyone who has ever met James Byrne would quickly realise that this calm, self-deprecating Lancashire Lad was as far removed from the accepted image of a satanic being as one could get. The protest though did one thing, it made the news and brought both James Byrne and I a lot of rather odd publicity as the headlines announced ‘Devil Worshippers Come To Town’ .
Twenty one years later and I am still involved in broadcasting the message that there is no death only life eternal and that communication between the two worlds is a reality. Times have changed, now there are no longer protests as the commercialisation of psychic messages has become accepted though not as a spiritual fact but as entertainment. What James Byrne and I had not realised in 1992 was that by broadcasting a full two hour show based on spirit communication over a fully commercial radio station that ran advertisements we were not just ambassadors for Spiritualism we were entertainers. Soon the popularity of the Psychic Nights on Red Rose Radio were recognised by the wider media and within a matter of months James Byrne and I were on national television conducting Psychic Experiments alongside James Whale. The flood gates were now open and very quickly all across the UK commercial radio stations were featuring local psychic-mediums on very similar shows. Since 1992 the perception of a professional psychic has completely changed and being a medium has moved from straight Spiritualism into the realms of showbiz and the wider entertainment industry.
There are of course certain problems in the commercialisation of psychic presentations, for example one can not just learn to be a gifted medium. One either is gifted or one is not gifted, that basic fact seems to totally elude certain people who mistakenly believe that they can jump on stage and with a brass-neck, blag the audience with bombastic piffle making any old kind of nonsense fit. As one of the original motivational forces behind the commercialisation of psychic presentations I frequently get requests from wannabe mystics to help them up the ladder to showbiz success. I always tell anyone that asks, give exactly what you get, trust absolutely in the veracity of your spirit guides and always treat the public in the same way you would personally treat your own mother or sister i.e. with absolute respect. However I have seen many so-called psychics on TV play acting trance and so obviously faking it that there is little wonder the likes of James Randi are pointing an accusing finger and shouting fraud.
The Psychic-Medium Wayne Isaacs and I are featured every week on CBS Spirit Guide Radio, do please listen in you can do so on the internet and we have posted a link via our new website: http://john-wayne.us The show will always contain the best evidence we can give of the truth of communication between this world and the next. Put us to the test, you can call in to us live on air: 44-248-545-7685 12 midnight UK every Wednesday link on the net from our website http://john-wayne.us Also on the website there are recordings of all previous shows, do have a listen.