Remembering Jerry Yellin – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 637

WARBIRD RADIO – Jerry Yellin was an American Airmen who flew the last combat mission over Japan as WWII came to an end.  His life was a life well lived and his personal journey is one that should never be forgotten.  Jerry recently past away and this episode of WRL is dedicated to his memory.  Tune in this Tuesday (January 9th, 2018) at 8pm ET for our LIVE broadcast and Jerry’s story, in his own words.

If you’d like to share a memory or story about Mr. Yellin your calls and comments are most welcome.

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WarbirdRadio.com Honored With Edward R. Murrow Award For Feature Reporting!

Murrow-Award-ImgWARBIRD RADIO – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the 2015 regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Warbird Radio LIVE’s interview with WWII P-51 pilot Jerry Yellin won the Murrow Award for Feature Reporting in Region 12 (Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware).

The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.

“At a time when news reaches people in so many ways, these awards become even more meaningful,” added RTDNA Executive Director Mike Cavender. “It is a tangible reminder of the high quality local journalism being done across the country.”

RTDNA received more than 4,200 entries during the 2015 awards season, setting an all-time record for the third year in a row.  Warbird Radio is honored to be recognized among the “best of the best” in the nation’s capital.

“This is a huge award for us.  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.

RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.

To listen to full episode with Jerry Yellin just click the Quick Link posted below.

QUICK LINK:  The Jerry Yellin Story

WWII P-51″Mustang” Pilot Jerry Yellin – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Tuesday 8pm (EASTERN)

JerryYellinWARBIRD RADIO – Noted military aviation author and former WWII P-51 pilot Jerry Yellin shares his story this Tuesday night with Matt Jolley.  Mr. Yellin landed on Iwo Jima March 7, 1945, strafed Japanese positions for the US Marines and flew 19 long range (VLR) missions over Japan.

He and his wife of 61 years, Helene, have four sons and six grandchildren, three who live in America and three who live in Japan.

Mr. Yellin is currently working with Operation Warrior Wellness to provide relief for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Hear his own courageous story of flying, fighting and overcoming PTSD this Tuesday (9/9/14) at 8pm (EASTERN).

UPDATE:  CAPT Jim Porter (USN RET) and P-51 Mustang demonstration pilot Andrew J. McKenna will also join Tuesday’s show.  CAPT Porter is the President of the Freedom Museum in Manassas, Virginia.  The museum is raffling away a ride in McKenna’s restored P-51 this October.  Tickets are $10.00 USD and available by dialing:  703-393-0660 or emailing: freedommuseumgo@gmail.com.

The Freedom Museum is also hosting a hangar dance and motorcycle raffle as well.  For more information visit their website which is Quick Linked below.  Thanks for tuning in.

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EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

QUICK LINK:  Freedom Museum

QUICK LINK:  Operation Warrior Wellness

 

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