After a short hiatus, Rappahannock Radio is back in 2019! Over the winter Kiaya Abernathy and Olivia Maxwell took a step back to evaluate their individual visions for the show. In November 2018 they attempted to raise funds for mechanical and copyright licensing fees. The licensing fees to corporations like BMI and ASCAP would allow the show to host musicians signed to record labels, as well as allow them to feature cover songs from famous musicians. However, it could also take the show away from its humble roots which are grounded within the original art forms of Rappahannock County. One of the many talented artists featured on the program was Kiaya’s father, the late great William Abernathy aka “Hot Licks Bill”. In February 2019, after the death of her father, Kiaya was inspired to reboot the show with a more anthropological outlook in mind. The show will continue to focus on local and original artists of Rappahannock and the greater Blue Ridge Mountain Area. The goal being to document the stories of the unique people who call these mountains home. The focus will be to invite artists and storytellers of all genres to share their perspectives with Rappahannock Radio. Kiaya is grateful for the time she spent with Oliva and she wishes her great success in the pursuit of her modeling career.