07Apr/17

DOFR teams up with HVNOMAS!

Defenders of Freedom Radio teams up to go one step further for our Veterans. We are now part of a great organization started by some friends and myself, those friends are Veterans. Please take a moment to click on the link http://hvnomas.com as we continue to support all veterans. Our vision is to raise awareness as well as funds to help in placing them in the safest environment possible. It is our vision to voice strongly that they should not come home and continue the battle at home. Fisherhouse.com will be the first of its kind here in New Mexico. Expenses for veterans to travel lodge while they are here to get treatment at the VA can get pretty expensive. They will have lodging provided for them and their families, please consider donating to such a worthy cause. Because we all care. Thank you.

DOFRADIO is proud to be part of HV NO MAS Our love and dedication to Veterans continues through our music.

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15Mar/16

Thank you “Academy Of Western Artists”

Thank you “Academy Of Western Artists”

Do you know I had a vision on what I wanted to do? In 2011 I set out acting on that vision. I knew I wanted to do something with music for our troops. I also knew it had to be music. Not having a clue I started. I Had no music and really didn’t understand how any of it worked. But I continued. I even designed my logo. I was fortunate enough to attend my first WMA in 2011. That started a whole new chapter in my life. I wanted more. There was more, lots more to country and somehow I understood as I was introduced to it all that year. I paid attention. I asked questions. The more I recognized the sound the more I wanted. Internet radio stations have many challenges. We probably have more to do than most of you who have the liberty of adding music to your list and spinning the sound. More money more responsibilities. Oh yes how well I know. My external hard drive crashed one time, leaving me with little to no music. I lost it all, except for my country sounds. Thank God. But I continued. At times I thought I Was alone. But my passion grew yet more to continue. I upgraded several times adding more of this and that. So you could utilize the site more. I have had the pleasure of coming in contact with artists who’s passion is shared with the world and wanted to contribute in part for our Defenders.

No I wasn’t alone. I only really knew Marvin O’Dell and Clif Freligh he used to come over to give me music and explain to me the differences. So thank you. Lots of support when someone actually knew I needed help. I met and made new friends who would help. I loved the help. Persevering one day at a time. I only hoped that others appreciated my vision. You did. My sons are artists. They welcome the sounds that were left by the late great Freddie Brown. Long long ago I actually thought he was the world. No one sang like him. A cross over from Latin to cowboy country classic. Oh he sang like the heavens. But little did I realize the effect I had would continue to this day. I love the fiddle. I thank my grandfather for introducing me to it at an early age encouraging me as I went to lessons weekly. Lord could he play the fiddle and accordion. Today I hear the sounds I love long ago.

I love what has been in front of me. I whole heartily support the AWA “Academy Of Western Artists” as well as the WMA “Western Music Awards”. Music speaks in volumes. It touches us with feelings only a heart filled with passion for it understands. This is my short bio and I’m very proud of it all. Thank you for all the support. The world sings because we care. Together we can. Today I’m convinced you care. Thank you for making my vision a reality. Gracias!!! Thank you Bobby Newton. Everyone involved with it all you are my direct links to love. I care. I’m Dodie Brown and my music is a mixture of Flavor. It’s me!!! Let’s go one more time!!!! To our Veterans. This is for you. May God Bless you with a blanket of Love and a Prayer of Hope! I also want to thank you Lord for the trials that have made me yet stronger. I wouldn’t be the woman I’m today. When my passion is strong, my commitment will be stronger.

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15Mar/16

DOFRADIO named station of the Year!

I personally want to congratulate everyone. What a wonderful revival of music. I love love it all. Thank you  AWA. Thanks to Bobby Newton for his continuous quest to keep the vision alive for us all who respect what it represents.
For those out there who understand it all we invite you to become involved. Have questions? Let’s hear them? Contact Bobby Newton. Gosh I’m beyond grateful that my hard work and efforts are now officially recognized. www.dofradio.com my vision our music. Thank you Gracias!!!


Veterans this ones for you.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the nominees, winners and everyone involved with the 20th Annual AWA Will Rogers Awards. It was a packed house with the most talented people in the entire western world, coming from England, Argentina, Canada and all points in the US. It is a privilege to be involved with such talented individuals, and, for that I thank you. We give nothing to anyone, they work hard and earn everything. We are simply a once a year event to let the world know that the Country and Western community is alive and well and growing by leaps and bounds, with a quality that is second to none. Below is a complete list of all winners. Thank you for coming. You really made my evening…

Radio Station of the Year
Defenders of Freedom Radio
Dodie Brown

Disc Jockey of the Year
Charles Ramsey

Buck Ramsey Award
Cowboy Poet of the Year
Male-John Dofflemyer
Female-Linda M. Hasselstrom

Elmer Kelton Book Award
Non Fiction Book of the Year
Owen Wister and The West
By Gary Scharnhorst

Engraver of the Year
Rex Crawford

Spur/Bitmaker of the Year
Mark Stewart

Master Leather Artisan of the Year
Kathy Flanagan

Bootmaker of the Year
Paul Krause

Artist of the Year
Steve Devenyns

Saddlemaker of the Year
Marc Brogger

Braider of the Year
Pablo Lozano

Cartoonist of the Year
Anita Klein

Don King Memorial
Saddlemaker of the Year
Gary Dunshee

Garnet Brooks
Chuckwagon of the Year
Arthur Garcia

Pure Country
Male Vocalist of the Year
Jake Penrod

Pure Country
Female Vocalist of the Year
Pat Roden

Pure Country
Duo/Group of the Year
2 Country 4 Nashville

Pure Country
Album of the Year
Richard Lynch
A Better Place

Pure Country
Song of the Year
Lonnie Spiker
Things Only A Fool Would Know

Western Swing
Male Vocalist of the Year
Coby Carter

Western Swing
Female Vocalist of the Year
Stacey Lee Guse

Western Swing
Duo/Group of the Year
5 Miles West

Western Swing
Album of the Year
Cowboy Joe Babcock
Trail Jazz

Western Swing
Song of the Year
Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas
Love Is A Lingering Thing

Instrumentalist of the Year
Tim Atwood

Young Artist of the Year
Hailey Sandoz

Western Music
Male Vocalist of the Year
Doug Figgs

Western Music
Female Vocalist of the Year
Carol Markstrom

Western Music
Duo/Group of the Year
3 Trails West

Western Music
Album of the Year
Randy & Hannah Huston
Cowboys and Girls

Western Music
Song of the Year
Jim Jones
The Fires of Goliad

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20Feb/16

Domino Roll Out “Veteran Fundraiser”

Domino Roll-Out is a revolutionary new gambling game that combines the skill and strategy of Yahtzee along with the high-stakes thrill of Blackjack.  Take time to visit the website.  Domino Roll Out is currently being used to raise money for Veterans.

Domino Roll out

“Our mission is to find people that love and respect Veterans and are willing to purchase the Domino Roll Out App to aid us in helping veterans.” —- From “Domino Roll Out Website”

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02Dec/15

Merry Christmas

I would personally like to share warm cheers with you and you.  We at Dofradio wish to extend the cheers around the world.   Christmas is my favorite time of the seasons.  The older I get the more I appreciate the memories of long ago.  The memory of when the kids used to get so excited for ole St. Nick.  When all through the house.  Wishing for a White Christmas.   Singing the Christmas carols.  Sharing the old traditional foods that we here in New Mexico prepare.  That special touch with the red chile we are so proud to have.  The tamales, the posole, the biscocitos, the candy canes, the stockings waiting to be filled.  Oh yes the memories all so fond.  Let’s not forget the luminareos that we look forward to each year too. Decorations red and blue.  Sometimes the white will do.  My favorite time to see them all shine.   Do you remember who played Santa coming down the chimney?  If there wasn’t one, we would just pretend that any moment he would ho ho ho….. Aw the memories so fresh like just yesterday.  It’s really easy to write and share with you about how I feel.  My heart listens as the music sings.  I miss my children’s little  face. But now the grand kids have grown too.  Yet the littlest ones bring back the love full of joy.  Their faces light up and they know, have you been naughty or nice?   Remember those old photos?  Ah yes let us hold on to that happy time when we gave thanks for the real reason for the season.  Of course Christ was born.  We celebrate his birth.  We exchange gifts of love.  Bring forth a king.  The world still goes as the stories are still told.  I’m grateful yet for it all.  The years come and they go.  Does it seem as though things have changed?  The politically have told.   Who’s right or who’s wrong?  I know that for me it will always be Merry Christmas.  I love the cheers and stories.  I love to share all that I have for others to feel the love that should be shared.  Remember to extend the hand.  Reach and tell everyone you appreciate what the good Lord has blessed you with.  Another year has almost ended.  As I sit here writing, I think about all our brave men and women who will be away from home.  If you would like to send a shout out to your loved one.  Simply leave a shout out in the comment area.  That easy.  Remember that we share our freedoms because of them.  Thank you from Dofradio.  I’m happy that I can share the music the lyrics that sing around the world.  That’s all for now.  Please have a blissful Christmas and love sing, eat.  Let’s all be merry.  Will you walk with me, us?  Yes.  Well thank you……..I’m Dodie, Spanish Flavor and I wish you all of you a Merry Christmas.  Thanks for your support for all our Defenders……….. Another Christmas is upon us…… Soon it will be yesterday. 

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02Dec/15

DOFRadio salutes Herman Maes

The following was sent over to me by my daughter. Needless to say this touched me. Herman was my daughters father. As the story goes it was told to T Branson sometime ago. He passed away yesterday November 30,  2015.
In memory Soldier we Salute you.

WORDS FROM MY DADDY… Herman Maes thinking of old memories..
Years ago I gave you a pair of dog tags but I never told you the story Behind those tags The Viet Nam war was a war where we never got credit for what we were fighting. The US Government did not support us and the people back in the states hated us for what we were doing. When I returned home every returning solider on that plane rolled and kisses the cement as we walked to the terminal . At that point and time in my life I realized what freedom was and I have never turned my back on my Country and never will. I wore those dog tags around my neck since they were issued to me in 1967 by the United States Army. I wore those dog tags with pride because I knew I was a solider for my country and I had taken an oath and signed a contract to fight for freedom for our country and that deal included me giving my life for my country. The day I gave you those dog tags is the first time they were removed from my neck. I am and was a combat solider. I wore those same dog tags around my beck when I fought for our freedom in the jungles of Vietnam. Cambodia and Laos. Mi hito I know there’s been a lot of changes in our lives and you probably didn’t know my history and the blood sweat and tears that that are contained in those two pieces of metal. If you still have them , I would be honored if you wear them today with pride and remember that those two pieces of metal are part of the American Freedom we have today..

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30Oct/15

Academy of Western Artists presents…

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the program list for the Academy of Western Artists 20th Annual Will Rodgers Awards schedule. Lots of great thing happening. Please look it over and get involved. Many thanks to Bobby Newton for sending out the flyers. I look forward to this event which will be held March the 12th. Information there for all to read. I know it will help many with what you need. If you need anything please get with Bobby Newton and let him know. It will be my first go round. So I’m very excited to be part of this. I can’t wait to meet everyone. This is for your information. I will be passing out flyers at the WMA here in Albuquerque In November 11 through 15, . We look forward to yet an even larger crowd. Thanks for being part of the Will Rogers Awards. Look forward to seeing everyone. Again please keep an eye out for all the AWA posts that are out on fb etc. We have lots of great talent up for nominations. I’m glad to say that I have the pleasure of having most of them over on www.dofradio.com which is also nominee for internet radio of the year along with dj of the year Spanish Flavor. Thanks many thanks to them all for sharing all their wonderful musical talents. But congratulations to all the nominees in all the categories. I’m proud of what they are doing and bringing everyone together on this.

AWA AWARDS

Involved through out the U.S.A. & now around the Globe in the Music end of it. Billy Bowels will host the Pre Awards Jam Friday March 11 @ Lil’ Reds Longhorn Saloon. The AWA is about much more than just the Music it is about Western Culture in general including Art Gear & Media truly a unique Awards Show. And BTW it is open to the Public to Attend March 12 2016 in Fort Worth Texas at Texas Christian University Call Bobby Newton for details 580-221-8793 keep up at www.awaawards.org

 

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04Oct/15

Spanish Flavor’s Blog

As I start my quest to communicate to you the audience out there.  Remember our main focus is to show support for all our veterans, past present.  I believe the universe is filled with lyrics that sing messages in all languages around the world. I have always had a deep love to contribute my passion for music equally.  Because of the fact that we are equally, our format is different genres, on different days.  Please get to know your part on the site.
My site was my vision for unity.  Together we will hold hands and come together with the greatest gift of all.  Let us send our message to all our brave men and women who fight the fight and have fought the fight for our freedom.  We are thankful.  Love will always speak to us all.  I encourage everyone to participate by getting to know what we her at Defenders Of Freedom Radio are all about.
We represent true dignity.  Respect is in full force.  Some of you know me.  When my passion is strong, my commitment will be stronger.  I invite you to give me your feed back, comments on what it is I write on my blogs.  Remember negativity is not welcome here.  If you have something to share and would want me to talk about it, we can and will. Partners, artists, pictures.  All of it can be found on the links.
Many thanks to the artists who contribute the lyrics of love. To the dee jays who contribute their time on the air.  We are grateful.  You are part of extending the sounds around the world.  Remember the universe understands music in any language.  Our message is for all our brave men and women.  We hold you in our hearts and with each beat of sound we are thinking of you.  I continue to stand strongly in support for them all, as we all should.
This is my first blog.  Many thanks to you.  The support we sing together, means more than the support that has no sound.  Many thanks to you.  I ask you to share, click on the like share links.  Show your support by doing so.  Remember numbers if accurate do not lie.  Now I ask us all to unite as we sing.  We stand for something or we will fall for everything.

 

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