About the Producer

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.

During this period, I produced a local PBS special, Fighting Breast Cancer, A Personal Story, for broadcast in October 2002 on KBDI-12 PBS as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sue served as both the broadcast journalist and the breast cancer survivor. The Susan G Komen Foundation was a collaborator and Porter Adventist Hospital, where Sue received her cancer treatment, was a major funder for the project. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also contributed valuable funding.  The PBS special demonstrated that early 

Since those broadcasting days, I have produced documentaries and informational programming. A sampling of the variety of productions are; Most Hallowed Ground, The Story of Arlington National Cemetery, which was used by schools to educate students about our first National Cemetery dedicated to those who served our country in times of war - I was the military historian for the Douglas County television program titled A Simple Thanks, honoring military veterans from all wars from WWII going forward - The Story of Hospice, Special Care at the End of Life, produced for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization - Advance Directives, Making Your Wishes Known and Medicare Basics in collaboration with CMS.

Getting back into broadcasting by creating and self funding the Our Community Broadcasting Network is my way of "paying it forward" to the community that has given me so much over the years. I hope you find these programs informative and will share them with your network.

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.