The Veterans Voice
Veterans Voice is Presented by USAA
What We Believe:
The real difference made in the lives of those we serve is when we make an impact.
The Veterans Voice Project launched in 2018 and was stood up as a community outreach program for Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center with the support of USAA as its presenting partner. Its chief aim is to communicate all of the resources and support Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center makes available to the military connected community to solve the problems of food, housing, economic, health, wellness, employment insecurity and more.
Veterans Voice first aired as a radio broadcast with a pioneering companion podcast on flagship station KRDO Newsradio September 1, 2018 with KRDO's Mike Lewis hosting. Mr. Lewis is a veteran of the United States Navy Reserves and served KRDO Newsradio as news and program director, and award winning morning news anchor, for more than 30 years. The program is among KRDOs first podcasts and won a first place Colorado Broadcasters Association award in the category of Best Use of New Media.
Listen to the Inaugural Edition of Veterans Voice
Partners and Supporters
The Veterans Voice Project is presented by USAA. The studio is provided by Optum Colorado. Our Podcast Channel provider is Medicare Mentors Powered by Spark. The WireNut Home Services is our premier supporting partner and our exclusive Technology Partner is Colorado Computer Support.
KRDO Newsradio 105.5 FM, 1240 AM and 92.5 FM is the Veterans Voice flagship station. Wreaths Across America Radio streams Veterans Voice three times weekly. Veterans Voice also airs weekly on Colorado State University Pueblo's Rev 89 radio station, 89.5 FM. Music for Veterans Voice is provided by Anthem Music Enterprises. The advertising firm of AdPro provides content distribution support.
Mike Lewis, Navy Reserve veteran, is our main host. CSU Pueblo's Cassime Joseph, an Army veteran, is our Pueblo host. KRDO Newsradio's Justin Hart, a former Mt. Carmel client and Army veteran, and Nanette Brede', an Air Force veteran, round out our team. Mt. Carmel's Ted Robertson, Veterans Voice Project Media Outreach Coordinator and program executive producer leads the team.
Studio and Podcast Channel
Veterans Voice is produced in the Optum Studio located on the Mt. Carmel campus in Colorado Springs, CO, and in addition to airing on KRDO Newsradio is distributed via the Medicare Mentors Veterans Voice Podcast Channel.
Making a Greater Impact
Veterans Voice has expanded from a bi-weekly to weekly 30-minute radio broadcast and podcast. The program is rapidly moving toward a weekly full hour magazine format presentation and has added special feature podcasts published between programs. The program is now streamed nationally over Wreaths Across America Radio and airs weekly on Pueblo's 8,000 watt KTSC 89.5 FM The Revolution. Veterans Voice continues to feature resources, people and events while placing added emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion for the military connected community of color.
The Veterans Voice Project team wishes to extend our sincere thanks to our partners, supporters, facilitators and looks forward to many more years of service to the military connected community!
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center
Media Outreach Coordinator | Executive Producer
The Veterans Voice Project
C: (719) 330-5137
The Veterans Voice Project is funded in part by USAA, OPTUM Colorado,
Medicare Mentors Powered by Spark, The WireNut Home Services and Colorado Computer Support