Starborn Connection Radio
Airing LIVE Every Saturday at 10pm EST
The History of “The Starborn Connection Radio Show”
“The Starborn Connection Radio Show” is celebrating its fifth year of broadcasting. The show was conceived and born in November, 2012 by “Starborn Support of Southeastern Pennsylvania.” Coordinator and (at that time) producer of the show. The show started broadcasting the end of March, 2013. The show featured yours truly (Michael Austin Melton), Julia Yesner Weiss, Laura Weisser and Chris Augustin. Our medium at that time was Blog Talk Radio, and they served us well. We started to grow a fairly consistent audience, and in 2014 we were awarded “Radio Show of the Year, in the UFO category. After this award was received, one of our listeners – also a good friend, and well-connected in the field of Ufology – referred us to Mr. Race Hobbs.
After talking to Race, we left Blog Talk and migrated on over to KGRA. The opportunities there were second to none. We had a real producer, a great station; it was powerful, well-staffed with creative people handling artwork, promotion, and internet work. At KGRA, our audience grew exponentially as compared to Blog Talk, and I felt our show and we, the hosts (now just me and Julia) had found a new home. We are here, on the air, every Saturday night from 10pm to midnight. As one might expect, we continue to pursue the truth and the answers to the questions we as sentient human beings, meaning you the reader, the people from past ages and we, your hosts have been asking since man could raise his head up and gaze at the night sky. Are we alone? The answer is a strong and resounding “NO!”
Born in 1956, Michael had early exposure to UFOs. At 7 years old he had his first sighting with numerous craft, not unlike the scene in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” when multiple craft burst through the clouds in the night sky and flew over the summit of Devil’s Tower, Wyoming. You can read about the event in Kim Carlsberg’s book “The Art of Close Encounters.”
A real interest in the UFO phenomenon started in his late teens when he started to read anything he could acquire on the subject, and really took hold in 1988 when he read Whitley Strieber’s book “Communion.” As many others were, he was startled by the cover of the book. In 1989 he and his wife moved to Clovis, New Mexico. His wife, Susan, had a commitment to the Air Force. This gave Michael the rare chance to spend 3 years in the state where the crash at Roswell took place, as well as Socorro, along with other crash retrievals. After graduating from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a Psy.D. in clinical psychology and Ph.D. in clinical research, he focused on his career. He worked for the Veteran’s Administration until he retired in 2008, where he was a group and individual therapist, and specialized in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and PTSD.
In 2009 he became a Field Investigator for MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), worked his way up to State Section Director of the Philadelphia region and nearby counties, and then was chosen to be Chief Investigator for the state of Delaware. In 2012, with a desire to go deeper into the field and work with people involved in abduction studies, Peter Robbins, a very good friend referred him to Ms. Audrey Hewins, founder and chair of Starborn Support International. He was taken on as counselor and adviser for people who are or claim to be experiencers (CE-2, CE-3, CE-4 and abductions). In Early 2013, he, along with three of his friends and colleagues arranged and produced their own radio show, “Starborn Support Radio,” on Blog Talk Radio. In 2014, Starborn Support Radio won “Radio Show of the Year” in the UFO Category. A good friend referred he and his remaining colleague, Julia Yesner Weiss, to a gentleman by the name of Race Hobbs who was owner and senior Producer of KGRA, Digital Internet Radio. The rest, as they say, is history. Eventually, Starborn Support Radio became “The Starborn Connection Radio Show.” We are on the air from 10pm to Midnight every Saturday. I urge you to listen and remain on the cutting edge of Ufology.
Michael Austin Melton, Psy.D., Ph.D.