A Little Word

About Me

A warm, gentle “guy next door” persona who loves the paranormal and making clients happy.

Chances are you would have found him in a mysterious abandoned home, walls yellowed by age and doors teetering precariously on their hinges. Maybe a murder occurred or perhaps a fire. Whatever the case, Todd Bates was on the scene for a singular task: listening for the voices of the dead.  Now retired from the field, Todd takes his knowledge gained and shares it with his amazing audience on his radio show Haunted Voices.

One of the most versatile voices in the industry.

Haunted Voices Radio

Founded in 2004 by Todd Bates, Haunted Voices is one of the longest-running paranormal based talk shows. You can listen live every Friday night at 10 pm CST on WLTK-DB Talk Radio

Todd’s Passion is and forever will be EVP.  Electronic Voice Phenomenon (commonly referred to as “EVP”) are spirit voices captured on a digital or analog recording device that was not heard with the naked ear. For Todd, collecting this specialized evidence of paranormal origin is a life calling. After years of personally investigating the mysteries of EVP and studying under a pioneering figure in the field, Sarah Estep, he took his passion to the internet. Now in its 17th year, Haunted Voices has quickly grown to be one of the oldest paranormal talk shows on the internet today.

Todd Bates now owns and operates WLTK-DB Talk Radio, a paranormal talk digital radio station, and broadcasts live and original programming to its ever-growing audience of like-minded people.

“Todd is very dedicated to his work. He is creative, dependable and very good at managing and directing others.”
Kevin Bowen

Recording Studio

We should all have a space to ourselves where we can be creative and Todd’s studio does just that for him.

Here are some of his tools.


A broadcasting school graduate, Todd currently has 19 years of broadcasting experience under the Haunted Voices Radio brand and enjoys discussing all things paranormal with his guests and audience.   

Todd’s radio hosting career began in 2003 with Dr. Ed Craft of Magick Mind Radio (An IBC Network Program). He was offered a co-host spot with Dr. Jimmy Lowery of “Alabama Para Spiritual Radio” (APSR Radio). He was then given the opportunity to host his own live show on the BBS Radio Network where he discussed all topics paranormal. He has since appeared on The Man Cow Show, WTAY FM, WTYE AM Crawford County, IL, WZPL 99.5 Indianapolis, IN, X-zone Radio, Voice of America, and The Jeff Rense Show.

“One of the best most knowledgeable hosts on one of the best stations! Cannot recommend him enough, be sure to tune in or get in touch to get featured on his show!”
Kurt Smith


Narrator and Voice of The Ghost Finders TV show which can be watched on ParaFlixx, Roku Spirit Channel, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime


Advisor for “A Haunting” on the Discovery Channel (“Sallies House” episode); WTHI TV (CBS affiliate) “The Ashmore Experiment” 2-day event. Appeared on WTWO (NBC Affiliate).

Todd's Family

Todd not only works alongside but in a relationship with the Administrator of WLTK-DB Talk Radio, Sherry Laffoon.  

They have been in a relationship since 2019 and going strong!  The two of them worked together to form WLTK-DB Talk Radio and live happily together today!

Todd has two beautiful daughters, Kaycee age 29 and Keirsten age 21, in addition to a grandson named Brody. 

Todd adores his family and enjoys spending as much time as he can with them.