About the Show

Navy Wife Radio (NWR) is an internet radio talk show / webcast featuring a team of unique and diverse military spouses in age, background and experience. The show first aired back in April 2007 and has since aired over 100 episodes! The NWR site and show mission is to motivate and encourage military spouses to do what they love and follow their dreams. NWR is passionate about helping build resilient military families through sharing resources and providing encouragement to get through this crazy, amazing life. Every Tuesday night at 10pmET Navy Wife Radio offers a place for spouses to step away from the stress and chaos of military life, to relate with other spouses in their same lifestyle.

Content includes unique guests with a special message for the military community, valuable resource information and personal interviews with spouses living the life. Special Guests have included: Billy Blanks, author Sarah Smiley, Sally Pressman *Roxy LeBlanc*, Drew Fuller *Trevor LeBlanc* and Brigid Brannagh *Pamela Moran* from the hit Lifetime TV Series *Army Wives*, Krista Wells, PhD. – The Military Spouse Coach®., plus Brad Avery formerly of Third Day & Scott Thomas, and many others.

When listening to our show, we want you to feel like one of our girlfriends sitting and chatting along with us. So, grab that cup of tea or coffee and get re-energized, connect into a group of friends where we can motivate each other to live a better life, and follow our dreams while we follow our husbands around the country and around the world.

About the Co-Hosts~

Marla: (weekly co-host)

I am a born, bred and raised California girl.  Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself married to the military.  Here I am loving every minute of it.  My husband joined in 2001and after boot camp we were sent to our first command in Norfolk, Virginia, followed by San Diego, and now Annapolis, Maryland.  I am the mom of two awesome children who make every day an eventful one!  I love to read, usually military life books, I am always looking for the next great spouse tip!  I crochet and sew and love to make crafts for others!!  I found Navy Wife Radio after searching the internet for something I could connect with.  My brief time with Navy Wife Radio thus far has been like second nature after growing up watching my father as a radio programer until 1996.  It has been so much fun to share a bit of my life with other military spouses and I hope that they have enjoyed it.  I love the ride of this crazy amazing military life and hope you like joining me on it!  Email me at marla(at)navywiferadio.com

Hillary: (guest co-host)

I was born and raised in South Georgia, lived there all 20 years until my life took a sudden and unexpected turn towards marriage. After just three months of dating my best friend from high school, I moved to California and married him. I am the first member of my family to be involved with the military. The short time I have been a Navy wife I have come to appreciate my independence and my faith more than ever. I spend my newly-found free time reading Marry Higgins Clark books and surfing the net, chatting with fellow military spouses. I am a budding, but not very astute, chef. I am really enjoying this new life I have been blessed with and look forward to facing and overcoming the challenges it will bring with it.

Jessica: (guest co-host)

Jessica and her husband have been married for 6 years, together since Boot Camp, where she wrote him everyday. He just hit his 10 year mark in the Navy. He is what the Navy would call, an Air-dale and is currently working with the F-18 Super Hornet Jets. They have two Children a Boy-5 and a Girl-4. With a background in finance and marketing Jessica brings a unique background to the show. She strives to be strong in her faith and enjoys spending time with family, writing (she is a freelance writer for Military Spouse Magazine), reading, photography, philanthropy, laughing, last minute Starbucks coffee runs, making people smile, horseback riding, keeping a good spirit despite the circumstances, scrap-booking and being the occasional “professional” couch potato!

I am so thankful for this opportunity in my life and the ability to spread my wings not only as an individual & mother but also as a Navy Spouse and for that I couldn’t be more Proud!


Marie: (retired)

Marie has been married to her submariner for 7 years. She has two children, a boy and a girl (9 & 5) and three dogs. She’s an artist and enjoys sketching, painting, photography, writing, and reading. Marie is a volunteer at her local Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. Marie’s husband has been in the Navy 7 years at the end of 2007. They have been on two boats; a trident/boomer and now an SSGN.


Wendy: (weekly co-host)

Wendy has a passion for writing, traveling and design. With a major in International Business and a background that includes working as DoD civilian for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and a major internet provider, she has managed to follow her dreams while following her husbands career. She decided to follow her dream of working for herself and opened her own media studio back in 2001 and continues to do freelance design. She has a commitment to helping people follow their dreams. Her entrepreneurial spirit keeps her busy developing many military related websites including: SubmarineWife.com the beginnings of MyMilitaryLife.com, and AsktheChief.com. She does freelance work for Military Spouse Magazine and has been published in the The Navy Times. Wendy is the executive producer and co-host of Navy Wife Radio. Wendy’s husband is a Navy Submariner, who  has also done an IA to Afghanistan. She has two boys, two beagles, Duke and Katie and new the family “Boomer”, a black and tan chihuahua.
You can reach Wendy at wendy(AT)navywiferadio.com

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength”. Phil 4:13 NIV

We are looking for guest hosts to join the fun. If you are interested, contact us today!

Want to be on the show? Have a show topic or comment? We want to hear from you, please email me or fill out the form below!

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Wendy  |  September 24, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    I just want to go on record as saying Marie wrote that last part. Again people, no filter. 🙂 It’s all in love, the point being made is we really want to get to know you for you and not your husbands stats. Although, Id have to say my husbands best “stat” / “feature” would have to be his legs. 🙂

  • 2. Jessica  |  January 26, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I love your show!!!! As a new Navy wife to be, this show has helped tremendously through my first deployment. I am glued to the internet listening to your archived shows back to back. Thank you for all that you do and I am looking forward to the new shows this new year. 🙂 GO NAVY!

  • 3. Wendy  |  January 26, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Jessica! Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. We LOVE getting reactions to the show. Thank you so much for allowing us to keep you company! I remember my first deployment and it was culture shock. I’m going to add your email to our newsletter if that is ok. Thanks for listening! 🙂

  • 4. Marie  |  January 27, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks for listening Jessica! Oh Gosh, I remember being “new” lol Too many stories to share. Now, I couldn’t tell you how many times the husband has been gone! I know it isn’t fun, but I have to say that time will go by fast enough, so try to enjoy the life you have now, even though the husband is away. Remember, life is what you make of it!!

  • 5. Jessica  |  January 28, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Absolutely! Please add me to your newsletter email list. We all have our stories and thank God for our bond together as Navy Wives, WE love, live, laugh, and learn through each other. Geez, I thought being a high school teacher and cheerleader coach was life changing and interesting enough. It doesn’t compare to being a Navy Wife!!!!! LOL Looking forward to getting to know you all better. I have my podcast set up and the ipod charged! 🙂


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