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Minnesota Military Radio

Minnesota Military Radio posterMinnesota Military Radio is a weekly public affairs program focusing on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Minnesota National Guard and the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program. Vietnam Veteran and volunteer host Tom Lyons is driven to make a difference for today's service members, Veterans and their families. Minnesota Military Radio is about telling the stories of those currently serving, those who've served and the families and communities who have supported them.

Minnesota Military Radio airs Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. on Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130, and on over 55 stations throughout Minnesota. A list of current stations, schedules, and a coverage map are available online. Listen to recent episodes at Minnesotamilitaryradiohour.com.

Minnesota Military Radio features a weekly message from MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke.


Minnesota Military Radio earned the following industry recognition:

  • Gold MarCom | Audio/Radio Program
    Oct 2017  The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
    Minnesota Military Radio NOREX – Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange
  • Platinum MarCom Award | Radio Program
    Oct 2017 The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
    Minnesota Military Radio | Tuskegee Airmen and Suicide Prevention Month
  • Platinum dotCOMM Award | Audio/Radio Program
    Aug 2017  honor The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
  • Gold MarCom Award | Radio Program
    Oct 2016  The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
    Minnesota Military Radio | 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
  • Gold MarCom Award | Radio Program
    Oct 2016 The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
    Minnesota Military Radio | Serving our Troops Live from Camp Arifjan Kuwait
  • Gold AVA Digital Award | Radio Program
    Jan 2016 honor The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
    Minnesota Military Radio | Veterans Legislation & Tee it Up for the Troops
  • Platinum AVA Digital Award | Radio Program
    Jan 2016  honor The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
    Minnesota Military Radio | The 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
  • Gold Award: "Tracing the Red Bulls from WWII to Today," air date January 19, 2014. Link to the show.
  • Honorable Mention: "Veterans Day LIVE," air date November 11, 2013. Link to the show.
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