Saturday, June 25, 2022

WVOI Adds Veterans Show to Line-up

Gary Carter (left) with Don Finkle and friend. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Gary Carter (left) with Don Finkle and friend. SUBMITTED PHOTO


For Don Finkle and Gary Carter it’s for the love of veterans everywhere, the two along with varied guests were broadcasting from a single AM radio station at Arcadia Florida every Friday morning for an hour with information vets could use. Then their luck changed. Marco Island radio stations WVOI 98.1 FM and 1480 AM picked up the show and is now rebroadcasting it Sunday mornings at 9am to Marco Island, Naples and as far South as Key West.

With the addition, Don and Gary instantly widened their coverage to Desoto, Charlotte, Collier and Monroe Countys and are looking at adding stations in the Jupiter and Miami area to their broadcast.

Marco Island radio station manager Bob Ladd says, “We were looking for a show that reached

vets with information they could use about things like vets events, locations where veteran’s organizations have chapters, what medical assistance was available and so on. Surprisingly enough, a lot of that information isn’t clearly available even on the internet.”

Don, Gary, Bob and other volunteers on Marco and in the county feed information to the two who use it on their shows along with interviews with guests who report upcoming things that effect veterans.

All Marco, Naples and area vets are encouraged to send their news releases and notices of events to for inclusion.


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