About the Show
Military Life Radio (MLR), which began as Navy Wife Radio (NWR), is an internet radio talk show / webcast featuring a team of unique and diverse military spouses in age, background and experience. The show first aired back in April 2007 and has since aired over 160 episodes and has over 280,000 downloads! The MLR site and show mission is to motivate and encourage military spouses to do what they love and follow their dreams. MLR is passionate about helping build resilient military families through sharing resources and providing encouragement to get through this crazy, amazing military life. Airing most Tuesday nights at 9pm central, Military Life Radio offers a place for spouses to step away from the stress and chaos of military life to relate with other spouses in their same lifestyle.
Content includes unique guests with a special message for the military community, valuable resource information and personal interviews with spouses living the life. Special Guests and interviews have included: author, Nicholas Sparks, Tae-Bo creator, Billy Blanks, author Sarah Smiley, Sally Pressman *Roxy LeBlanc*, Drew Fuller *Trevor LeBlanc* and Brigid Brannagh *Pamela Moran* from the hit Lifetime TV Series *Army Wives*, Krista Wells, PhD. – The Military Spouse Coach®., plus Brad Avery formerly of Third Day & Scott Thomas, former Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPON) Rick West, Brothers at War creator Jake Rademacher, author Tanya Biank, Military Spouse Magazine co-founder Babette Maxwell, country music super-star Mark Wills, Eddie Money, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bonnie Amos (wife of the Commandant of the Marine Corps) and many others. We have also been requested participants on Blogger Roundtables with the First Lady, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.
When listening to our show, we want you to feel like one of our girlfriends sitting and chatting along with us. So, grab that cup of tea or coffee and get re-energized, connect into a group of friends where we can motivate each other to live a better life, and achieve our dreams while we follow our husbands around the country and around the world.
About the Hosts~
Wendy: (Host, Executive Producer)
Hi and welcome to this little online place that is home to our radio show for military spouses. I founded Navy Wife Radio and our blog back in 2007, the beginnings of My Military Life. I started blogging as a way to cope during an impending deployment after a PCS move. I didn’t know anyone, or have a job. Frankly, I had a lot of time on my hands. With readers like you, it grew into a bigger blog with other military spouses from all five branches, a radio show, more writing and believe it or not a full time gig as a contractor with the Navy and an amazing opportunity with USAA. Through the ups and downs of my military life, I’ve been blessed to work as DoD civilian for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and as I mentioned most recently as a contractor for the US Navy. I’ve blogged for Military.com’s SpouseBUZZ and for the original Military Spouse Magazine Blog. My first real try at being an entrepreneur began in 2001 when I opened my web design and new media studio, I still do occasional freelance design and when inspiration strikes I’m a freelance writer. Amazingly enough, I’ve been published in Military Spouse Magazine and The Navy Times! I’m a firm believer you don’t have to give up your career to be a military spouse, well unless you want to. Being the executive producer of the webcast Military Life Radio and Navy Wife Radio has been so much fun and its given me the chance to meet many of you! As for my husband, just in case you happen to be wondering, he is a career Submariner and has also deployed to Afghanistan. My favorite movie of all time is The Hunt for Red October and my favorite ice cream is chocolate almond!
Thank you for hanging out with us. Please leave me a note and let me know you were here.
You can reach me here —>> wendy(at)mymilitarylife.com
LIVE YOUR DREAMS!! BELIEVE in yourself!!
“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength”. Phil 4:13 NIV
NEW in 2013!
Krista Wells, PhD, The Military Spouse Coach (TM), joins the show with her own segment “Krista’s Coaching Corner”. More to come!
Tara Howes: (Co-Host) - I am a 17 year Army wife with four kids. My first flight was to Germany with my new husband and baby I went from a small town head first into this military life. From then on it has been amazing. Three overseas tours, new places new friends and always an adventure. I love to volunteer to help all of our military families, and look forward to doing what I can to support you in loving your Military Life! You can reach me at tara(AT)mymilitarylife.com
Allison has recently guest co-hosted the show. Look for her bio coming soon!
Tori: (guest Co-Host)
Hi, my name is Tori. I have been married to my husband, Zach, for going on 10 years. We have three wonderful children, one girl and two boys, who keep me pretty busy! We are a Navy family and enjoy spending as much time together as possible. At times it proves difficult, but we make it work.
Marla: (Emeritus co-host)
I am a born, bred and raised California girl. Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself married to the military. Here I am loving every minute of it. My husband joined in 2001and after boot camp we were sent to our first command in Norfolk, Virginia, followed by San Diego, and now Annapolis, Maryland. I am the mom of two awesome children who make every day an eventful one! I love to read, usually military life books, I am always looking for the next great spouse tip! I crochet and sew and love to make crafts for others!! I found Navy Wife Radio after searching the internet for something I could connect with. My brief time with Navy Wife Radio thus far has been like second nature after growing up watching my father as a radio programer until 1996. It has been so much fun to share a bit of my life with other military spouses and I hope that they have enjoyed it. I love the ride of this crazy amazing military life and hope you like joining me on it!
We are looking for guest co-hosts to join the fun. If you are interested, contact us today!
Want to be on the show? Have a show topic or comment? We want to hear from you, please email me or fill out the form below!