DJ "Doc" Jim
Mixin' It Up & Jim & Vic's Country Cave Radio Show
Founder of AVR
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Jim’s father was a Korean War Veteran as a MP, Jim served during the Iran Hostage Crisis, Grenada, and Operation Earnest Will from 1980 – 1988 with the MOS of Combat Engineer. Jim’s son Stephen (Combat Medic) is a decorated War Veteran and served 2 tours in Iraq and his brother Mike who currently retired after 27 years as a CSM for the Missouri Army National Guard and a decorated Afghanistan War Veteran: All U.S. ARMY Veterans.
Jim served as a Reserve Police Officer and is currently a Corporate 1st Responder for Chrysler Group LLC where he has worked for the last 22 - years
Jim is the author and editor of three Books, "Spiritual Dogma," "In the Words of a Leader," and "To Gaze Into the Eyes of Hell" dedicated to Doc's son.
Jim is the founding Post Commander of AMVETS Post # 77, past 1st District Commander AMVETS (Indiana), the former AMVETS State of Indiana’s Americanism Chairman and an Ambassador for the U.S. Army’s Freedom Team Salute Program.
Currently Jim is the Americanism and National Veterans Committee Chairman for The Benevolent and Protective Order of ELKS - Lodge 365
Location: Peru Indiana
Birthday: August 19th
Song: Dance with my Father Again
Sport: To watch on television: Football: to watch live: Baseball.
Hobbies: Fishing, boating, spending time with my family, and ALWAYS assisting Veterans.
"This story shall the good man teach his son...From this day to the ending of the world...we in it shall be remembered; We few, we happy few, we band of Brothers."
Henry V – 1599 ~William Shakespeare~
Executive Producer, Music & Talent Director
I would like to say thank you to Doc Jim from my heart, for giving me this great opportunity.
It is an absolute honor and privilege being a part of this family we call AVR.
I believe, through music, that we will unite the world and what better way to honor those who give so much for the cause of freedom.”
X's father served in the U.S. Navy during World War Two
Location: New York City
Factor has worked in the music industry since the late 60's with London Records (New York City Office) in A&R and Publicity and also with Phonodisc, Inc. (Sales New York City Office) - Phonodisc was a Distributor for PolyGram Records
"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others."
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Julie's father joined the Royal Navy and his ship, The HMS Tynedale was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean by the German submarine U-593 during WW2, with the loss of 66 men. Her father survived, despite not being able to swim! Julie's mother did a great job taking care of of her and her seven siblings, four girls and four boys total
Julie currently works for Sheffield Hallam University, where she has recently been asked to consider doing a two year college course on the Science of cleaning to further develop her career prospects. Julie said "Me.....college....at the age of 51!!!"
Julie has two sons, Kevan and Chris, who along with her four cats are her life.
Location: Sheffield, in the north of England
Status: Live with her partner of nine years, Paul
Color: Lime Green
Song: I'm Not In Love, by 10cc
Actor: John Cusack, James Stewart
Actress: Sissy Spacek, Jodie Foster
Movie: It's A Wonderful Life.
Hobbies: English Soccer.....watching not playing! I also play a mean game of pool, and of course, the real love of my life music, of which I enjoy a diverse range of eras and styles. From Motown to rock to country and pop.....I love them all, thanks to the varied preferences and influences of my older siblings.
Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings....
~It's A Wonderful Life ~
Show - Jim & Vic's Country Cave Radio Show
Vicki Lynn has been a first responder since the mid 1990’s in the nursing field. As a health care professional Vicki is acutely aware of the personal sacrifices that working in this particular profession may bear. Lynn is currently a Director of Operations for the State of Indiana for a worldwide medical establishment
Lynn is also dedicated to our military and veteran service organizations being elected as the financial secretary for AMVETS Women’s Auxiliary for many years. Vicki was also a Commissioned Officer in the Indiana Guard Reserves which is a volunteer military organization specifically structured to assist the Indiana Army National Guard; Lynn served as a battalion Medical Officer
Currently Vicki is an elected officer for The Benevolent and Protective Order of ELKS - Lodge 365
Location: Peru Indiana
Birthday: December 27
Song: The Highway Don’t Care
Sport: High School and Professional Football
Hobbies: Fishing, boating, and relaxing with her family
"The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest...."
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Andy came to this country at two months old, from Reykjavik Iceland. He grew up on a 1250 acre dairy farm in Northern Minnesota.
He graduated high school at 15, and joined the Marine Corps at 18. Andy earned his title of Staff Sergeant and was set for the next stage of his life. Andy became a Marine Corps Chef, and put himself through the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York where he became a full bona fide chef.
Chef is a published author having wrote a cook book on Southwestern Grilling and is currently working on a book about making the perfect cheesecake. Andy owns his own business called My Cheesecakes in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Chef’s parents raised him to believe that you always give back and with that in mind Andy prepares culinary demos at local high schools in the Twin Cities area.
Andy will tell you the love of his life are his EIGHT Newfies (Newfoundland dogs) which all carry Marine Corps names however, nothing can come between the love he has for both his countries; the U.S. where he was raised and served knowing that Freedom is never Free and the country of his birth, Iceland.
Andy will always speak lovingly of the land of Hot & Cold and recently earned the right to have his name added to this list of Icelandic Vikings (Warriors).
With pride Chef Andy now carries the title of a Viking Norseman.
Location: Bloomington Minnesota
Birthday: February 22
Color: All of them
Song: Changes with my feelings
Hobbies: None. No one can say to me cooking is a hobby because it's my life
"What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself."
DJ Dakota West - Show - On Special Assignment
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DJ Dakota West joined the Army in 1997 as a Light Wheeled Mechanic and has since been reclassified as an Animal Care Specialist
DJ Dakota West has served with a deployment in Kuwait
Location: Watertown New York
Married: 4 children 2 of which recently joined the Army as well
Has been a DJ since 2006 in the US as well as in Kuwait and currently serves as an Army Recruiter
DJ Queen Of The Coop – Show – Outside The Box
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Both of my parents served in the USAF; my father is a Vietnam vet, retired as SMSGT. My sister and I grew up in seven states plus three years in Japan--what a way to see the country!
Musically speaking, I was raised on Sousa marches and all things military; played 2nd trumpet in my high school band which meant that I got to play all the cool harmonies I was classically trained in voice in college and I've sung in many different ensembles and choirs throughout the years, plus a few friends' weddings Music is an integral part of my life as you may have guessed by now!
I have successfully raised four children--my youngest daughter Noelle serves as a USMC Lance Corporal so I am once again drawn back into the military fold, and happily so. I'm involved with the Adopt A Hero program that supports deployed service personnel and also with a (fairly) local Blue Star Mothers chapter.
I am quasi-retired, living the dream on 26 acres that is mostly hay-producing (1200-1400 bales per year). I have a dozen chickens that keep my husband and myself (and friends & family) readily supplied with fresh eggs, one old Labrador, one old horse, one cow, and four cats that ensure low rodent and rabbit populations.
Location: Everson, Washington
Music Styles are anything from Bach to the blues, classic rock, some bluegrass, and some country
Birthday July 27th
Color: Green, Blue-Green and Sunset Coral
Song: "Amazing Grace" sung by Judy Collins, "Barbara Allen" sung by Art Garfunkel
Sport: Fishing, definitely fishing
Hobbies: Making jams, jellies and applesauce from our own or local fruit trees; tending to our large vegetable garden; did I mention hooking a fat rainbow trout?; hiking; road trips; reading
"Lick the lollipop of mediocrity once and you will suck forever:
Willie from Dillon
Music From the Continental Divide & 60's on Sundays
(Playing the Greatest Hits from the 70's & 80's)
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Willie was born in The Netherlands and moved to the US the same day that Hawaii became a State! He lived in San Diego, CA until joining the US Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was also the first year that the draft was reinstated by the lottery system according to date of birth. It wasn't until his third month of service that the lottery was drawn…Willie's birthday was the ninth date selected!
After basic training, he was assigned to the 3415th M&S Group stationed at Lowry AFB in Denver, CO where he spent his full tour of duty. The most difficult assignment was being attached to the Military Police unit’s honor guard detail for military honors and serving as a driver to senior officers for death notifications!
Location: Dillon, Colorado
Married: Not for a long time, thank you!
Children: 3 boys
Birthday: January 17
Color: If you must know…it’s blue
Song: Any John Denver song I am playing at the time.
Sport: Baseball “baseball been berry berry good to me!” Garret Morris-Saturday Night Live
Hobbies: Music, music, music! I play Bass guitar and drums/percussion for many bands and artist from
around the country specializing in the music of John Denver!
“The decisions we make, dictate the lives we lead” Movie - Renaissance Man
The Mad Hatter
Great "WIDE" Open and Deep Blue
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Mad Hatter is a former USAF Military Working Dog Handler. Sharkdog started out at Howard AFB, Panama and finished up his second enlistment at Altus AFB, OK.
During his service Hatter got to play in the jungles of Central America and the sandbox of the Middle East. Mad has an affection for funny hats and often posts his newest acquisition on his Facebook page where his wife pretends to not know him for a week after each posting and he doesn't understand why?
The Mad Hatter is a stay at home dad and a disabled vet who has recently gone back to college to earn his degree in history. He is reaching high and hopes to obtain a PhD with a specialty in aviation history. He always been a lover of airplanes but is afraid of flying thanks to a rather rough landing in Kuwait City.
Location: LaGrange, IN
Married: Yes - Sorry Ladies
Children: 2 teenage girls, please send sympathy and/or ammo
Birthday: March, 13th
Favorite Color: Blue
Song: Hmmm….. It changes all the time, so can’t really say
Favorite Sport: Football
Hobbies: Coin collecting, model making, fishing, video games, reading, shooting
~King Arthur of Camelot starring in Monty Python’s Holy Grail~_____________________________________________________________________
DJ Steve "O"- Show - The Up & Coming Artist
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DJ Steve “O” was born in Amsterdam NY where he lived for 18 years
Steve is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabee’s as a Heavy Equipment Operator “EO” for 5 years and stationed at the Seabee Base in Port Hueneme (Ventura County California) for two years working in Transportation and also stationed at Harold E Holt Communication Base in Western Australia for 3 years working with transportation
While stationed in Australia is where “O” started working as a DJ for the first time at parties and in town at the local hangouts and clubs
After discharging out of the Seabee’s in 1983 Steve moved to San Diego CA and started an Auto Detailing, Engine Cleaning and Window Tint shop that was established in 1984 and is still in business to this day
Steve is a single dad of two boys 16 and 8 says he has his hands full keeping up with their activities as well as managing His son’s (Hans) music career [www.youtube.com/soropallo}. “O” is involved with the SoCal Music movement and does sound and bookings for many events and fund raisers
Being a Veteran himself Steve believes in helping other Veterans and their causes in whatever way he can. Steve is happy to be able to share music to our Veteran’s, Armed Forces and their family and friends for all to hear and enjoy!
Location: San Diego, California
Birthday: May 1st
Song: I Know who I Am "Hans Oropallo"
Hobbies: Camping, 4 wheeling, family gatherings and of course, Music
"If you're on time you're never late"
Doc Killian is an US Army Veteran who served 7-years as a Combat Medic: Hooah!
Doc has been directly involved in four additional Radio Stations and has been instrumental in their continual success: American Veterans Radio included!
Besides his specialization with Internet Radio, Doc is a world renowned Songwriter and Recording Artist that has been played in over 30 Countries Worldwide.
Doc Killian has produced four CD’s as well as topping the Top 2000 of all European Airplay.
Doc Killian has over 60 individual songs that are copy righted and registered with BMI.
A Big Shout out to the man behind the scenes from the Music Staff of American Veterans Radio