THE AVS BLOG
WHY DO THE AMERICAN VETERAN SHOW?
Welcome to the first 'blog' entry and thank you for stopping by. I hope you not only explore this website - AND LISTEN TO PAST EPISODES! - but that you enjoy our weekly program dedicated to active duty military and our nation's veterans.
I'm Steffan Tubbs - and I'm honored to put together and host our show every week - along with the input and production expertise of our creative director, Alan Jackson.
The idea to create The American Veteran Show only came about in January of this year. I was just too busy in other areas of military and veteran support to even remotely think about forming the idea, pitching it to the bosses, waiting for approval, finding a station/s and broadcast time, creating a website, getting my Mountain Time Media team on board and then actually committing to producing a weekly program on deadline. But the time was right. I should've started this show when I came back to Denver in 2005, but alas - it was at least this year.
On average, it takes a good 15-20 hours per week to produce the show from scratch. We strive to make The American Veteran Show a network-quality program, and I am confident we have done that from the very first episode, February 5, 2017.
We've had simply amazing guests, show topics and events to highlight. I'm particularly proud of our recent 'VE Day' 72nd anniversary segment - with me in Reims, France. The use of old newsreel audio - from Churchill to Patton, King George VI to Truman - was a history lesson for me... and I hope our audience. If you missed that episode, it is on the past shows tab - and aired the weekend of May 6/7, 2017.
I also want the program to be interactive - meaning you can easily have input and a say in what we cover. I welcome suggested veterans to interview, events to highlight, topics to discuss and military-connected non-profits and causes to showcase.
Particularly to our veterans and military families: I want you to know there are people in the media that truly DO care about the issues impacting you and yours - and I hope this show can in some way assist, guide and even serve as a support mechanism should you need it.
We welcome and encourage your ideas, comments, questions, suggestions - and even criticism should it be warranted. You can email us any time: firstname.lastname@example.org
I personally guarantee we will read your communication and respond, usually within 24 hours. While I cannot guarantee every idea or suggested interview will make the program, please know each will be given serious consideration.
Thank you for reading this first entry, and please help us help the cause by helping us! How? Tell someone about The American Veteran Show. Encourage them to at least give it a try and if they learn something, great. If not, I bet it's still an interesting, quick hour. I'd also encourage parents to listen with their kids - or if mornings aren't their (or your) thing, catch us on-line. We try to post the prior show by Tuesday of every week... though I admit, sometimes it has been later than that due to scheduling.
I'd also encourage you to support our sponsors - this show is not free for me or my production company to produce every week - and finding advertisers has unfortunately been a slow and difficult process for the most part. Those sponsors who are on the show are great people and have similar feelings of respect and support toward our men and women, both in and out of uniform. Please see who these businesses are, tell them you heard them on the show - and if you can - take part in what they do or sell. If you'd like more on how your business, group, cause, company, etc. can be on the air with us - we're an email away.
Again, thank you for your support and/or interest. And if you had to ask yourself the question in this blog's title - Why Do This Program? - now, I think you know.