The Texas Warbird Report – AirVenture 2016 Show – Episode 16

CollingsMustangWARBIRD RADIO – The Texas Warbird Report is all new with Rob Collings, Beth Jenkins and Mark Anderson.  Tune in and hear about the Collings Foundation’s new P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” plus all the news on the B-25 Devil Dog and the Hunny Bunny L-5.

Download this episode by clicking the link below!  All of the Quick Links below are for the guests on this broadcast, take a look at their sites while you’re listening.  Thanks for tuning in.

QUICK LINK:  Collings Foundation

QUICK LINK:  Devil Dog

Warbird Radio LIVE! – AirVenture 2016 Broadcast – Episode 604

JonathanHenleyWARBIRD RADIO – We’re broadcasting from AirVenture 2016!  On this episode Jonathan Henley joins us with news on his families P-51 the “Alabama Rammer Jammer“.  The airplane has just completed an 18 year restoration and Jonathan (now 23) flew it to Oshkosh!

Cowden Ward Jr and Scott Glover also join the conversation along with WWII WASP – Shutsy Reynolds.  This is an action packed show with lots of surprises, give it listen!

WarbirdRadio.com Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award!

RalphMaloof_BW_WEB_MURROWWARBIRD RADIO– It’s been a big day for a small broadcaster, WarbirdRadio.com has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting.  The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the winners of the 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, Tuesday – June 21, 2016.  The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize outstanding work produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. “Our judges tell us the work they reviewed this year is some of the best ever,” said RTDNA Chair Kathy Walker. “Our winners have clearly demonstrated how their commitment to outstanding journalism serves their communities, states and the nation.” This year, the 45th anniversary of the awards, RTDNA is presenting 103 national Edward R. Murrow Awards in 13 categories including Newscast, Investigative Reporting, Overall Excellence and more. RTDNA received more than 4,300 entries during the 2016 awards season, setting an all-time record for the fourth year in a row.

Earlier this year Warbird Radio LIVE’s interview with WWII P-38/51 pilot Ralph Maloof won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting in Region 12 (Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware).  WarbirdRadio.com was also honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence encompassing the entire website and body of work within the Washington DC tri-state region.  To date WarbirdRadio.com has been recognized with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and now the National Award for Feature Reporting.

“We started Warbird Radio.com in 2009 because we believe the stories of our Airmen past and present are important.  This history matters, but it sure is nice to know our peers at the Radio Television Digital News Association like what we’re doing and consider us worthy of an Edward R. Murrow award,” says Matt Jolley – host of Warbird Radio LIVE and founder of Warbird Radio.com.

The winners will be recognized at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City.

QUICK LINK:  The Ralph Maloof Story

QUICK LINK:  Complete List of Winners

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Author Stephen Coonts – Episode 603

stevecoontsprofilepicWARBIRD RADIO – New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE.  Mr. Coonts is the author of the classic flying tale, Flight of the Intruder and many more.  His latest work Liberty’s Last Stand is now available and is available via the link below.

According to his website: Mr. Coonts was born in 1946, Stephen Paul Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a coal-mining town of 6,000 population on the western slope of the Appalachian mountains. He majored in political science at West Virginia University, graduating in 1968 with an A.B. degree. Upon graduation he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and began flight training in Pensacola, Florida.

He received his Navy wings in August, 1969. After completion of fleet replacement training in the A-6 Intruder aircraft, Mr. Coonts reported to Attack Squadron 196 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He made two combat cruises aboard USS Enterprise during the final years of the Vietnam War as a member of this squadron. After the war he served as a flight instructor on A-6 aircraft for two years, then did a tour as an assistant catapult and arresting gear officer aboard USS Nimitz. He left active duty in 1977 and moved to Colorado. After short stints as a taxi driver and police officer, he entered the University of Colorado School of Law in the fall of 1977.

Mr. Coonts received his law degree in December, 1979, and moved to West Virginia to practice. He returned to Colorado in 1981 as a staff attorney specializing in oil and gas law for a large independent oil company.

His first novel, Flight of the Intruder, published in September 1986 by the Naval Institute Press, spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists in hardcover. A motion picture based on this novel, with the same title, was released nationwide in January 1991.

The success of his first novel allowed Mr. Coonts to devote himself full time to writing; he has been at it ever since. He still enjoys flying and tries to do as much of it as possible.

Mr. Coonts’ books have been widely translated and republished in the British Commonwealth, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, China, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Serbia, Latvia, and Israel.

The U.S. Naval Institute honored Mr. Coonts with its Author of the Year Award for the year 1986 for his novel, Flight of the Intruder. He was a trustee of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1990-1998. He was inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 1992. In 2014 West Virginia University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.

QUICK LINK:  Stephen Coonts

QUICK LINK: Delaware Aviation Museum

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

Air Raid Radio – Heather Penny – Episode 7

F-16_June_2008WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode Kara and Amy welcome F-16 aviator Heather Penny.  Hear Heather’s story about flying the legendary fighter and her experience serving in the United States Air Force.  To hear the show click on the download button below or play it directly from this site.  Thanks for tuning in. (Photo Courtesy of USAF)

QUICK LINK:  Hemlock Films

QUICK LINK:  Spotlight Business Solutions

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