Welcome to Our Community Broadcasting Network. I have lived in Aurora Colorado since 1995 with my wife Sue. I started in broadcasting in 1999 with the creation of the public affairs radio program Colorado Today, with Sue as co-host. The program was broadcast on AM1430 KEZW and ran from 1999 through 2006. We presented weekly seg-
Among our many interview guests were Secretaries of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Donna Shalala, Tommy Thompson, and Michael Leavitt - Colorado Governors Bill Owens, Bill Ritter, and John Hicken-looper - US Senators Wayne Allard, Mark Udall, and Ken Salazar - US Representatives Bob Beauprez, Diana DeGette, and Tom Tancredo - Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and Aurora Mayor Ed Tauer. Lifestyle experts from all over the country were major contributors to the program as well.
In 2002, HHS granted us funding through the National Aging Services Caregiver Grant program to allow us to expand into public television, on KBDI-12 PBS, and various print publications along with our radio program. The Rose Community Foundation provided additional funding through their community grant program to aid in our multimedia growth. The expansion into public television featured fifteen 3-minute news briefs on care giving your elderly loved one and was hosted by Sue. The segments promoted best practices in eldercare and provided useful and necessary information for the family caregiver. The grants were managed by Healthy Aging Today, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. I served as the executive director for the 2 year grant period.
ments on issues featuring healthy lifestyle information through interviews with health care and lifestyle experts, government officials, and community activists to share topics of interest to area families. Kaiser Permanente became our primary sponsor and coor-dinated access to their health care professionals for interviews to inform the listener about maintaining good health through lifestyle choices.
detection of breast cancer offers the best outcomes and can save lives. The viewer was shown the process from breast cancer diagnosis, followed by surgery, then radiation and chemotherapy treatments, and finally with aftercare, in Sue's battle with the disease.