Warbird Radio Presents – The Grover Sassaman Story

WARBIRD RADIO – Here’s one from the archive.  We originally broadcast this episode in 2010 but the story is well worth playing again.  During WWII Grover Sassaman was one of Pappy Boyington’s mechanics.  At one point in the war he even advised General Douglas MacArthur (on directions to the head). He’s a great guy with a warm smile and personality to match.  Today he continues to run his Harley Davidson dealership in middle Georgia.  On the day we recorded the interview he passed us in the parking lot on his way to the open road on the Harley in the above photo!  The Grover Sassaman Story is one you’ll surely enjoy.  Thanks for listening!

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If you have a story you think we should cover…please send over an email.  Contact matt@warbirdradio.com

The Texas Warbird Report – Go Wheels Up Texas – Episode 24

WARBIRD RADIO – An all new Texas Warbird Report is on the air!
Join us in a conversation with Texas Music legend Cory Morrow and world class aerobatic pilot Adam Baker as we discuss the upcoming Go Wheels Up Texas!
This exciting and innovative Airshow/Music Festival/Car show is being held at the San Marcos Airport in San Marcos Texas, May 3-5, 2019.

An all out Texas sized party with food, music, cars, and a great airshow. With music from Texas country folks such as  Dale Watson, Kevin Fowler and of course Cory Morrow and the hairband turned country soul of Bret Michaels, the stages will be packed with boot scooting fun!

The airshow portion features the B-17; Texas Raiders, P-51 Gunfighter, Randy Ball and his fast MIG, Greg and Ashley Shelton and many more. A little flying something for everyone!

An exciting weekend for the whole family is on tap in San Marcos!

LINK: www.gowheelsup.live
LINK: www.playfulairshows.com
LINK: corymorrow.com

Air Raid Radio – Rise Above! WASP Edition – Episode 10

WARBIRD RADIO – Kara and Amy talk about Hemlock Film’s latest project on the WASP aviators of WWII.  Hear the story about the new film and more on this episode.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  Hemlock Films

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Museum of Aviation’s B-17 Restoration – Episode 643

WARBIRD RADIO – Museum of Aviation Director, Ken Emery and EAA’s Chris Henry join Matt Jolley on this episode with a look at the Museum of Aviation’s B-17 restoration.  Hear the inspiring back story of how this aircraft came to its new home and much more.

QUICK LINK:  Museum of Aviation 

WarbirdRadio.com Shortlisted for International Innovation Award!

WarbirdRadio.com is honored to receive news that the station has been shortlisted for the inaugural Innovation in Aerospace Journalism and Publishing Award.  The brand new category forms part of the 2018 Aerospace Media Dinner and is sponsored by Rockwell Collins.  

The Aerospace Media Awards were created a number of years ago to honor individuals and publishers who have made a significant contribution to aerospace publishing.  With over 250 nominations this year WarbirdRadio.com is humbled to have been shortlisted in this new category, within the main awards.

The dinner and awards ceremony takes place at the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society in London, England on Sunday July 15 – the eve of the world famous Farnborough International Airshow.

We are delighted that our friend and regular Warbird Radio co-host Stephen Bridgewater will be representing us on the evening. Stephen has also been individually shortlisted in the Best Aviation Image category, which is sponsored by Dassault Aviation.  This is the fourth consecutive year he has been shortlisted for the award, which he won outright in 2016.  

WarbirdRadio.com founder and host Matt Jolley said: “We are truly humbled to be recognized on the international stage by the Aerospace Media Awards.  As the world’s first online radio station devoted to military aviation we work tirelessly to tell the stories of airmen, past and present, as well as those enthusiasts who work tirelessly to save examples of vintage military aircraft. To be shortlisted for the Innovation in Aerospace Journalism and Publishing Award is an honor beyond belief.” 

WarbirdRadio.com was shortlisted for this award because of it has “embraced modern technology to bring stories from the past to young audiences from today.”  In the last few months guests on the show have included an F-35 test pilot, airshow pilots, veterans, authors and aircraft restorers while the station has been streamed by tens of thousands of listeners across the globe. 

In 2015 and 2016 WarbirdRadio.com was honored with two Edward R Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). To be shortlisted for an award at the world famous Aerospace Media Dinner truly elevates us onto the international stage.

“We are grateful to Peter Bradfield and the judges at the Aerospace Media Dinner for considering us for this award” continues Mr Jolley, “and wish our fellow nominees the best of luck.”

QUICK LINK:  Aerospace Media Awards Link

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