Red Shield Radio

RSR LogoRed Shield Radio hit the WIBC airwaves on January 28, 2007 and has been broadcast every Sunday (except the day of the Indianapolis 500 race in May) ever since. Hosted by Sam Hyde, Red Shield Radio keeps listeners up-to-date on the latest Salvation Army news in Indiana and across the world. Each week a special guest joins Sam on the program to discuss the many ways of giving back our communities. From local celebrities to non-profit leaders and Salvation Army volunteers, listeners can always expect to learn something new when they tune in.

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Red Shield Radio airs at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings on 93.1 WIBC and is available as a free podcast on iTunes the following week. Since 2014 the show has been rebroadcast on B105.7 and 97.1 Hank FM. Recent episodes are also available in our archive. Simply click the show title below and listen at your leisure.

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2018 Episodes

Mark Fisher of the Indy Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, January 28, 2018
The Indy Chamber’s Chief Policy Officer, Mark Fisher, discusses how the Chamber is advocating for local businesses and the resources that are available to small business owners.

Adrienne Reed of Child Advocates
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Adrienne Reed explains how the CASA system works and shares how child advocates is giving children caught up in the legal system much-needed voices of their own.

Salvation Army Community Relations Team
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Red Kettle Campaign Manager Andy Amick and Volunteer & Events Manager Sandy Gould give a run down of the Christmas season and a preview for 2018.

IMPD Chief Bryan Roach
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Chief Bryan Roach looks back at public safety in 2017 and discusses how the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is working with the community to make strides in 2018.

2017 Episodes

United Way of Central Indiana
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Penny Lee joins us to talk about year end giving and how the United Way is helping local nonprofits thrive and grow in central Indiana.

Women & Children’s Center: Rachel’s Story
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Rachel shares her harrowing story of abuse and how a plane ticket to Indianapolis and The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Women & Children’s Center saved her life.

Eric Halvorson of Kroger
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Eric Halvorson returns to talk about Kroger’s support of the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign and how it’s giving back in central Indiana and across the state.

Indiana Historical Society
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Tom Borman of the Indiana Historical Society discusses the grand Festival of Trees and how the IHS is helping to engage Hoosiers in their past.

Jason Hammer of WIBC
Sunday, November 26, 2017
WIBC’s Jason Hammer, of the Hammer and Nigel Show, talks about their new show, the WIBC Radiothon and why the Radiothon is so important to the station.

Disaster Response in Texas
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Major Dan Sawka of The Salvation Army’s Indiana Headquarters talks about his experiences serving hurricane victims in Texas and the long term relief efforts of The Salvation Army.

Circle City Toy Run
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Circle City Toy Run Founder, Ron “Bumper” Heron, talks about how the annual motorcycle ride got started and why supporting The Salvation Army is so important to him.

Angel Tree
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Captain Chrissy Cooper talks about The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, what it means to local children in need and how neighbors and local companies can adopt angels this year.

Alan Witchey of CHIP Indy
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Alan Witchey, Executive Director of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Indianapolis, talks about how their data is help organizations like The Salvation Army.

Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Terry Mumford, President of Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis, talks about The Power of Women Giving as One and how they are financially assisting organizations in Indianapolis.

Tuchman Cleaners & Coats for Kids
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Jeff Garrison, Regional Manager for Tuchman Cleaners, talks about the history of Coats for Kids and Tuchman’s commitment to serving the children of central Indiana.

Indiana Task Force 1
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Captain Michael Pruitt of the Wayne Township Fire Department and Indiana Task Force 1 talks about his recent deployments to Florida and Puerto Rico and his work with The Salvation Army.

Lt. Ken Alip
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Lt. Ken Alip, new Corps Officer for The Salvation Army’s Brown County Corps, talks about his calling to serve God through the Army and the Army’s ministries in Brown County, Indiana.

Salvation Army Fountain Square
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Bre Nicholson, Community and Athletics Ministries Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Fountain Square Corps, talks about their new programs and resources for their community.

Anne Marie Tiernon
Sunday, September 17, 2017
WTHR’s Anne Marie Tiernan talks about this year’s Coats for Kids program and why it’s so important for people to get and donate their gently used coats at area Tuchman Cleaners.

Lake Institute on Faith and Giving
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Dr. David King of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, part of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, talks about the role faith plays in giving and how it’s changing.

Hurricane Harvey
Sunday, September 3, 2017
The Salvation Army’s National Director of Community Relations and Development, Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, talks about the Army’s initial response to Hurricane Harvey and the long term recovery ahead.

Indianapolis Harbor Light
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Salvation Army Harbor Light Transitional Housing Case Manager, Carolyn Kaflik, and current Harbor Light resident, Leyla, talk about how the Harbor Light program saved both of their lives.

Early Learning Indiana
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Crystal Givens and Amy Healton of Early Learning Indiana talk about the importance of early childhood education and how they are helping to bring this message to Indiana Families.

Charles Riding of USO of Indiana
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Charles Riding, Executive Director of the USO of Indiana, talks about the history of the USO, how it’s changed over the years and how it’s still serving service men and women.

Hidden Falls Camp
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Jeanie Dobney, Director of Hidden Falls Camp and Conference Center, talks about the summer camp ministry and how it’s changing the lives of young people in Indiana.

Major Dan Sawka
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Major Dan Sawka, new Youth Secretary for The Salvation Army in Indiana, talks about his first experiences at Hidden Falls Camp and The Salvation Army’s youth ministries.

Advisory Board Member Jay Brill
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Salvation Army Advisory Board Member, Jay Brill, talks about why he chose to volunteer his time, talents and treasure to The Salvation Army in Central Indiana.

Mel McMahon of Indiana Originals
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Former Red Shield Radio Co-Host, Mel McMahon, talks about her new venture – Indiana Originals – and how it’s helping local businesses from around the state.

Red Kettle Recruitment
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Andy Amick, Red Kettle Campaign Manager for The Salvation Army, talks about his passion for the kettle program and why it takes a full year to prepare for the Army’s most recognizable fundraiser.

Lou Moneymaker of Bosma Enterprises
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Lou Moneymaker, President and CEO of Bosma Enterprises, talks about Bosma’s history and how they are helping the blind and the visually impaired become self-sufficient.

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
Sunday, June 25, 2017
MYO Director, Krystle Ford, stops by to talk about how musical education involving the entire family can help children learn life skills that will set them on the path for success.

The Salvation Army of Muncie, IN
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Lieutenants Jonathan and Mona Taube talk about their calling to the ministry of The Salvation Army and how their work in Muncie is helping neighbors overcome challenges.

Rev. LuWanna Scott
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Rev. LuWanna Scott, a former resident at The Salvation Army’s Women and Children’s Center and current volunteer, talks about how The Salvation Army saved her life and how she is now giving back.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
IndyHub Executive Director, Molly Chavers, and Community Events Manager, Ashley Miser, talk about how they are working with young professionals in Indianapolis to get them more involved in the local community.

Nydia Botero, Women and Children’s Shelter
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Nydia Botero, Lead Care Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Women and Children’s Center, talks about how the shelter is helping women and children escape domestic violence and begin a new life.

Major K.K. Mathews, Harbor Light Center
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Major Mathews of The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center talks about his history with the Army and how the Harbor Light is saving lives in Indiana.

Board Member Molly Puga
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Salvation Army Advisory Board Member, Molly Puga, talks about the her work with the Army to engage Millennials and increase digital marketing and fundraising.

Women & Hi Tech
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Tiffany White and Barb Alder of Women & Hi Tech talk about how they are connecting young women with STEM programs and potentially careers in the the tech industry.

Indiana WWI Centennial
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist and Chairperson of the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee, talks about this year’s plans to honor Hoosiers who served in WWI, including The Salvation Army Donut Girls.

Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Rick Hite, Christine Meyer and Barbara Malone of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission talk about their history and how they are helping to improve the lives of Hoosiers.

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Morgan Snyder, Director of Public Relations for VisitIndy, talks about how tourism in Indianapolis is positively impacting the economy and unemployment throughout central Indiana.

Angela Buchman
Sunday, April 9, 2017
WTHR Meteorologist, Angela Buchman, talks about the new Coats for Kids Spring Cleaning Event and expertly dodges Mike’s questions about this summer’s weather predictions.

100 Black Men of Indianapolis
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Executive Director Ontay Johnson and Summer Academy Director Keli Reese discuss the many programs offered by 100 Black Men in central Indiana, including the Summer Academy and new robotics team.

Emergency Disaster Services
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Bert Williams, The Salvation Army’s Indianapolis Metro EDS Coordinator, stops by to share info on disaster volunteer training and how EDS teams are serving the public in Indiana and around the world.

Coats for Kids Spring Cleaning
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Jennifer Scott of Tuchman Cleaners talks about the first annual Coats for Kids Spring Cleaning event and the history of the Coats for Kids partnership with The Salvation Army and WTHR.

Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Amy Nelson, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, talk about how they’re helping low income families find affordable housing in good communities.

Dr. Jacqueline Clency
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Dr. Jacquelyn Clency, Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairperson, talks about her career in education and her focus on giving back to those in need in her community.

Safe Families for Children
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Krista Seeds and Jen Harris of Safe Families for Children talk about how their organization is helping to find safe homes for local children in crisis situations.

Carolyn Kaflik of the Harbor Light Center
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Carolyn Kaflik of The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center talks about her own experience with addiction and how she is now helping others overcome their addictions through The Salvation Army.

Kathy Hursh of IUPUI SPEA
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Kathy Hursh of the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) talks about how they are educating the next generation of nonprofit professionals.

Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Bryan Orander, Founder/President of Charitable Advisors and publisher of the Not-for-Profit News talks about how his organization is helping local nonprofits find the resources they need to serve their communities.

Kate Hussey of School on Wheels
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Kate Hussey, Chief Operating Officer for School on Wheels, joins us to talk about their commitment to education and how they are partnering with The Salvation Army in Indianapolis.

Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Jacqui Harden, Care Coordinator at The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center, talks about her passion to serve those in need and how the center is saving and changing lives.

Marc McAleavey of Serve Indiana
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Marc McAleavey, State Service Director of Serve Indiana talks about AmeriCorps, Day of Service and other ways people across the state can serve in their local communities.

Ann Hartman of Connect2Help 211
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Ann Hartman, Executive Director of Indy’s Connect2Help 211, talks about the history of this important service and the amazing range of assistance it offers.

Hamilton County Special Services
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Lts. Erin and Michael Metzler talk about The Salvation Army’s new mission in Hamilton County and their plans to open a new church in the Noblesville area.

2016 Episodes

Central Indiana Social Services
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Dena Simpson, Assistant Social Service Director for The Salvation Army, talks about the Army’s programs and services in central Indiana and her 14 years at the Ruth Lilly Women & Children’s Center.

Eagle Creek & Fountain Square
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Captain Jonathan Cooper of The Salvation Army Eagle Creek and Lt. Brandon Lewis of The Salvation Army Fountain Square talk about their individual ministries and programs.

Degree of Honor
Sunday, December 11, 2016
The wonderful ladies of Degree of Honor join us to talk about their organization and why they give their time and talents to The Salvation Army.

Navient and Angel Tree
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Andy Pertler and Elizabeth Blosh-Meyer talk about how Navient is again partnering with The Salvation Army for this year’s Angel Tree.

Scott Hodgin of Two Men and a Truck
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Scott Hodgin of Two Men and a Truck talks about their generous work with The Salvation Army why they give back to the community.

Circle City Toy Run
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Ron “Bumper” Herron and “Alpine” Rick Guthrie talk about the history of the Circle City Toy Run and the special addition to this year’s event.

Debbie Knox
Sunday, November 13, 2016
CBS4’s Debby Knox talks about this year’s Salvation Army Angel Tree program and why giving to the community is so important to her.

Eric Halvorson
Sunday, November 6, 2016 5:06 AM
Long time Red Shield Radio guest, Salvation Army Advisory Board member and supporter talks about his now adventure as the Public Affairs manager for Kroger.

Brandon Leum of Team Heroes
Sunday, October 23, 2016 5:06 AM
Branon Leum of Team Heroes and the Heroes Foundation talks about how his organization is making a difference and how they were able to help with this year’s Coats for Kids program.

The Murphy Family
Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:06 AM
Ann Cunningham and Sarah Hunt, members of the Murphy family, talk about their family’s history of serving The Salvation Army and their specific role with the Coats for Kids program.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center: Andre’s Story
Sunday, October 2, 2016 5:06 AM
William and Andre of The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center talk about overcoming addiction, the services of the Harbor Light and the critical role of faith during the process.

Millennial Expert, Derrick Feldmann
Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:06 AM
Author, researcher and millennial expert, Derrick Feldmann, talks about the Millennial Impact Project and how this generation is changing the face of philanthropy.

Angela Buchman & Coats for Kids
Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:06 AM
WTHR Meteorologist, Angela Buchman, talks about how she fell in love with the weather and this year’s upcoming Coats for Kids collections and distribution.

September 11, Remembered
Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:06 AM
Salvation Army volunteers Lee and Doris Shafer talk about the experiences serving with the Army at Ground Zero in the days and weeks following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Linda Kirby with Leadership Indianapolis
Sunday, September 4, 2016 5:06 AM
Linda Kirby, President and Founding CEO of Leadership Indianapolis, talks about her organization is helping to identify and build the next generation of leaders in our community.

Kokomo Tornado Response
Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:06 AM
Major David Luft, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army in Kokomo, talks about the Army’s response and service to those effected by the recent tornadoes in Howard County.

National FFA Organization
Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:06 AM
Mandy Hazlett and Kristy Meyer of the National FFA Organization talk about the history of the FFA and the upcoming convention returning to Indianapolis this fall.

IU School of Medicine
Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:06 AM
Lisa Christy, Director of Medical Service-Learning at the IU School of Medicine, talks about how they are working with The Salvation Army to help their students learn about serving their communities.

NCAA Leadership Development
Sunday, August 7, 2016 5:06 AM
Curtis Hollomon, Director of NCAA Leadership Development, talks about their programs to help today’s student athletes become tomorrow’s leaders.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary
Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:06 AM
Julie Robinson-Brown, President of The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary, talks about the volunteer group’s service and their upcoming Golf 4 Giving Open.

Linda Cook of Growing Places Indy
Sunday, July 24, 2016 5:06 AM
Linda Cook of Growing Places Indy talks about urban farming and how they are promoting healthy lifestyles in our community.

Gary Varvel of Indianapolis Star
Sunday, July 17, 2016 5:06 AM
Indianapolis Star Editorial Cartoonist, Gary Varvel, talks about how he got his start, his journey to national acclaim and how his faith influences his work.

Steve Spicer of First Financial Bank
Sunday, July 10, 2016 5:06 AM
Steve Spicer, Indianapolis Market President for First Financial Bank, talks about their commitment to the community and their work with The Salvation Army.

Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb
Sunday, July 3, 2016 5:06 AM
Indiana Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb talks about his office, his work with Indiana service organizations and Indiana’s bicentennial celebrations.

Emergency Disaster Services
Sunday, June 26, 2016 5:06 AM
Indiana Emergency Disaster Services Director, Jerry Larsen, talks about our recent disaster responses and the importance of our new relationship with Polaris.

General Stewart Goodwin
Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:06 AM
Retired General Stewart Goodwin talks about the many Indiana memorials in Indianapolis, including The Salvation Army Donut Girl exhibit at Indiana War Memorial.

Heartland Film
Sunday, June 12, 2016 5:06 AM
Frank Basile and Greg Sorvig of Heartland Film talk about their history, the upcoming Heartland Film Festival and how they are giving back to area nonprofits.

Dennis Bland of Center for Leadership Development
Sunday, June 5, 2016 5:06 AM
Dennis Bland of Center for Leadership Development talks about their mission to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana.

Captain Jason Bigelow
Sunday, May 22, 2016 5:06 AM
Captain Jason Bigelow talks about his journey as a Salvation Army officer, his work in Marion, IN and his new appointment in The Salvation Army’s Heartland Division.

Mike O’Leary of Square Donuts
Sunday, May 15, 2016 5:06 AM
Mike O’Leary brings the cinna-squares along with the history of Square Donuts, the secret of the square and the story of their partnership with The Salvation Army for National Donut Day.

Major Bob Webster
Sunday, May 8, 2016 5:06 AM
Indiana Divisional Commander, Major Bob Webster, talks about the forthcoming coming capitol campaign, the changes at Hidden Falls Camp and how The Salvation Army is meeting need around the state.

JauNae Hanger of CPLI
Sunday, May 1, 2016 5:06 AM
JauNae Hanger of Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana talks about how her organization is helping to change policy to help at-risk youth in Indiana.

Salvation Army Madison
Sunday, April 17, 2016 5:06 AM
Lt. Vinal Lee and Micky Goins of The Salvation Army in Madison, IN talk about the programs and ministries in Jefferson county and how they are changing lives.

Older Adult Ministries
Sunday, April 10, 2016 5:06 AM
Major Margaret Hill, Captain Crissy Cooper, and Candidate Makayla Broer talk about The Salvation Army’s Older Adult Ministries in Central Indiana and around the state.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 5:06 AM
Gayle Sprinkle and four-legged partner Charlie of Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response talk about this unique program and their work with The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.

Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center
Sunday, March 27, 2016 5:06 AM
Holly of The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center talks about her role there and how the center is saving the lives of homeless and abused women and children in Central Indiana.

Mary Stickelmaier of Horizon House
Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:06 AM
Mary Stickelmaier, Director of Development and Communications for Horizon House, talks about how they are working with The Salvation Army in the Professional Blended Street Outreach program.

Matt McIntyre of Brackets for Good
Sunday, March 13, 2016 5:06 AM
Matt McIntyre, Co-Founder and CEO of Brackets for Good talks about this amazing organization and how they are benefiting local charities in Indianapolis and other cities.

Major Beth Petrie
Sunday, March 6, 2016 5:06 AM
Major Beth Petrie, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army in Indiana, talks about her history with The Salvation Army and her passion to serve others as a Salvation Army officer.

David Harris of The Mind Trust
Sunday, February 28, 2016 5:06 AM
David Harris, Founder and CEO of The Mind Trust, talks about the history of his organization and how they are having a positive impact on education in Marion County.

Steve and Sandra Gould
Sunday, February 21, 2016 5:06 AM
Steve and Sandra Gould of Promise Advisory Group talk about their work with The Salvation Army and the many ways they are engaged as Salvation Army volunteers.

Salvation Army Development
Sunday, February 14, 2016 5:06 AM
Dr. Duke Haddad, Executive Director of Development for The Salvation Army, talks about his vast experience in fundraising and this year’s goals for The Salvation Army in Indiana.

Hidden Falls Camp and Conference Center
Sunday, February 7, 2016 5:06 AM
Jeanie Dobney, Director of Hidden Fall Camp and Conference Center, talks about her passion for camping ministries and the amazing opportunities at Hidden Falls.

Indiana Service Extension
Sunday, January 31, 2016 5:06 AM
Salvation Army Service Extension Director, Billie Kay, talks about how her program is helping to serve those in need in every county in Indiana.

Eagle Creek Corps Community Center
Sunday, January 24, 2016 5:06 AM
Captains Jonathan and Crissy Cooper talk about their programs and services at The Salvation Army’s Eagle Creek Corps and Community Center.

Karen Jung of Nextech
Sunday, January 17, 2016 5:06 AM
Karen Jung of Nextech talks about it’s start as the philanthropic arm of Exact Target and how they’re now supporting our community, as well as her mission experiences in Haiti.

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Sunday, January 10, 2016 5:06 AM
Marissa Manlove, President and CEO of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, talks about her organization and how they help foundations support charities in our community.

Lt. Karen Pommier
Sunday, January 3, 2016 5:06 AM
Lt. Karen Pommier talks about her passion to serve others through The Salvation Army and the ministry of The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center.

2015 Episodes