Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

On the Blue Stream

Thursday 11AM - 1PM


  • Melis Peters
  • Edward Donahue

  • Melis Peters is a prime example of someone that has continuously been breaking down barriers. He was a shy child growing up but in high school, became the public address announcer for various sporting events and continues to do so today for more than 30 years. He attended the University of North Texas and graduated from the American Broadcasting School.

    His first radio show “The 2 Bams & the Babes” was the inaugural show on Fishbowl Radio Network. Due to health issues, Melis took a break from his radio career. While on his medical break, Melis met Ed Donahue, a Prosthetic Assistant and developed a close friendship.

    Five years later, with Ed’s knowledge and experience in the medical field and Melis’ radio background, they created the “Breaking Down Barriers” radio show. During the first year of broadcast, their show was nominated and won the 2015 Sharky Award for Duo Host of the Year award. In 2016, Melis was nominated for the Sharky Award Co-Host of the Year award.

    Over the years, Melis has had the privilege of meeting and forming friendships with a wide variety of people that are inspirational and motivating. And in turn he inspires others with his community outreach including as an assistant coach for a little league football team and as the cameraman at his church.

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    Edward M. Donahue (Ed) is a Texas Licensed Orthotist and ABC Certified Prosthetic Assistant who has been practicing in the field for more than 35 years, with affiliations in New York City as well as the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He has also participated as a clinician at several NYC Hospitals such as Orthopedic Institute, The V. A., Bellevue and Harlem Hospital.

    Ed is currently practicing at O & P Designs, Inc., a DFW family owned practice in orthotics and prosthetics.  In his years of practice, Ed has been fortunate enough to work with many excellent professionals who provide a multi-faceted approach to care for patients with the most advanced technology and care.

    Ed’s goal is to educate patients, their families and caregivers of the new advances in care, forums and activities available to them. His experience along with the desire to inform patients and the public at large led Ed to seek out a means to accomplish that goal.

    His goal was accomplished when he met Mel Peters, a patient, and on-air radio host at Fishbowl Radio Network.  Their friendship let them to create their show, “Breaking Down Barriers” which cover various topics that concern the physically challenged.

    Their show’s motto is “The best patient is an informed patient!”

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