Greetings All:

Welcome to the launch of the QC Veterans' Roll Call blog. I'm Jeno Berta and I have the terrific good fortune to be the host of this show. We just wrapped up taping episode show #5. Show #4 will be broadcast Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m right here on 97X.

Our show's mission is simple: We endeavor to provide our local Veterans' current serving military, their families and our community honest, relevant and when possible, entertaining content. Our show has two over-riding values: respect and empathy. We respect the truth and everyone's opinion; and we empathize with respect for our Veterans and current military as they are, their families and caregivers.

This Sunday's show features: Jason Gordon, Davenport City Council Member and Vice President of the Quad City Chamber of Commerce; Aaron Serrano of Military Cost Cutters; and David "Woody" Woods, Director, Scott County Veterans' Department.

Please let us know your thoughts on the show and what future guests/segments you would like to see, er, I mean, hear. Also, we have a Facebook page, QC Veterans' Roll Call Radio Show. Please swing by, check in out and if you like what you see, request to join. Here's the link:

In the near future, we plan to have posted to this site past segments.  Please feel free to share this and help us spread the word about this show.  We're kicking around features such as book reviews (my vote for the first review is Steven Pressfield's epic dramatic telling of the Spartan 300 in Gates of Fire). If there's a book you've read, newly released or so old the pages are faded and the spine is cracked, let us know. If you want us to feature a book or story, or movie, let us know.

In addition, if there are local events going on to support and celebrate our community of Veterans, please share that news with us.  We will endeavor to share that information as widely as possible and in a timely manner.

The photo above is one I snapped spur of the moment at the "Thank The SEALs" rally point last Saturday. Jose Cerda was a guest on today's show and they are already planning next year's ride. This photo, for me, captures the essence of all that is great about our community and nation. Old glory on the back of a bike and a group of friends gather to take to the road to honor those who have fallen in service to our beloved Republic.

As my Dad would say, "Only in America."

Be well friends,