The National Defense Radio Show

The National Defense Radio Show has been heard on more than a hundred radio stations across the United States and the 400+ overseas Armed Forces Radio Networks around the globe. The Armed Forces Network reaches more than one million American service men and women, DOD, civilians, and their families on every military base, outpost and all ships at sea. The weekly show has consisted of a combination of celebrity interviews, executive interviews, and discussions with political and news figures, delivering content that entertains, informs and supports those who serve, and have served, our country. The show is hosted by Randy Miller, a 25-year broadcast veteran having hosted shows in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, San Diego, Cincinnati and Kansas City. Randy is the recipient of multiple broadcasting awards, including “Air Personality of the Year” from Billboard Magazine and the Radio Music Awards.

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Episodes

Bill Oakley’s Steamy Awards

Saturday Jan 14, 2023

Saturday Jan 14, 2023

We welcome former writer from The Simpsons (Steamed Hams anyone?) Bill Oakley to the show. We chat about his writing career and his Fifth Annual Steamy Awards wherein Bill ranks the best and worst food and fast food products. Randy and Bill cut the mustard while discussing the…um… mustard in this great segment.

Saturday Jan 07, 2023

We welcome the Director of Social Impact at Lockheed Martin, Meagan Campion to the show to talk about Lockheed Martin’s support of Wreaths Across America and many other great Veteran Service Organizations. Lockheed Martin’s donation to Wreaths Across America made it possibly for 16,000 wreathes to be placed at the graves of those who served, including Arlington National Cemetery. Randy and Meagan discuss her job, Lockheed Martin’s legacy, and much more in this interview.

Saturday Jan 07, 2023

We welcome Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger, who pulls back the curtain on Bernie Madoff's $64 billion investment scam with MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street on Netflix. This docuseries follows the rise and fall of financier Bernie Madoff, who orchestrated one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in Wall Street history, and we’re excited to be able to get a look at it on Netflix.

Saturday Jan 07, 2023

We speak with Sunny Anderson, host of the Food Network’s NFL Tailgate Takedown which she hosts alongside Patriot Hall of Famer Vince Wilfork. Randy and Sunny also discuss her own military service, her father’s service as an Army Ranger as well as learning of her Grandfather’s time storming the beaches of Normandy in this great segment.

Saturday Dec 24, 2022

We welcome back one of our long-time friends of the show, Mike Rowe, to talk about all of his great projects including his great podcast “The Way I Heard It.” Randy and Mike talk about the show, veteran employment, his foundation, singing in a barbershop quartet, and much more in this great segment.

Saturday Dec 24, 2022

What’s a Christmas show without some new Christmas music? The National Defense welcomes Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon, who make up the duo Rod + Rose. We talk about their music, the holidays, and their new single “Mary Had a Little Lamb” which we feature at the end of this segment.

Saturday Dec 24, 2022

We welcome back comedian Tom Pappa to the show to talk about his FIFTH Netflix special “What a Day.” Randy and Tom talk about his creative process, share a couple stories from the special, his hatred of the Pug breed, and much more funny stuff in this hilarious interview.

Saturday Dec 24, 2022

We welcome Diane Hight, from Forever Young Veterans, back to the show with a love story that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! KT is 101 (and a half) years old, and he shares his secret to long life and a WONDERUL story about a trip during the 75th anniversary of Normandy that resulted in an amazing re-connection.

Saturday Dec 24, 2022

We welcome back the CEO of Wounded Warrior Project to discuss how WWP is making an extra effort to reach out to veterans during the holiday season. Randy and Mike talk about how this time of year can be difficult for those who have served, and how connecting vets and maybe putting a little something extra in their stocking can go a long ways. We salute Wounded Warrior Project for their continued mission to serve those who served us.

Vicki Cody with “Fly Safe”

Saturday Dec 17, 2022

Saturday Dec 17, 2022

Vicki Cody joins the program to talk about her life as a military spouse and parent, and how it resulted in the release of two books, including her most recent “Fly Safe.” Vick’s husband is a retired 4-Star General, and she discusses how life on the move as a military family has taught her how to cope and flourish in these challenging life situations.

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