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

FROM THE ARCHIVE – Warbird Radio’s Coverage of the 70th Doolittle Raiders Memorial B-25 Fly-over

WARBIRD RADIO – We’re remembering the Doolittle Raiders today on the 76th anniversary of their mission.  Here’s an encore broadcast of one of their largest reunions in recent memory.

FROM THE ARCHIVE – We’re set to broadcast the massive Doolittle Tokyo Raiders B-25 Memorial Fly-over LIVE at 1pm (EASTERN).  The coverage of this historic event will begin at 12pm (EASTERN).   We’ll have team coverage from several points on the airfield (including the takeoff position).  Don’t miss a minute of this epic moment.  Tell your friends… and help us keep the history of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders alive!

PLEASE NOTE:  4/19/12  If you missed the action LIVE…the podcast is posted below.

QUICK LINK:  Doolittle Raiders Reunion

The Texas Warbird Report – Texas Air Museum and the CAF Centex Wing – Episode 22

WARBIRD RADIO – Malcolm Laing from the Caprock Chapter of the Texas Air Museum joins us to discuss warbird happenings on the Llano Estacado. The Museum at Slaton, Texas has a wide variety of static and flying aircraft. Static displays include the F-14 Tomcat and the F9F Panther.  Flying aircraft include the AT-6, Reliant MkIII and three of the interesting Mitusbishi KI51 “Sonja” replicas.

Also joining us will be Joe Enzminger from the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.  The Centex wing is home the B-25 “Yellow Rose”  and she is in need of some support. Engine changes are never an inexpensive undertaking. The Wing is also home to a P-39 Cobra, AT-6 and the San Marcos, Texas hangar will soon be home to the D-Day survivor C-47 ” That’s All Brother”.

QUICK LINK:  Texas Air Museum  

Quick Link:  Central Texas Wing of the CAF  

QUICK LINK:  Project 107 KickStarter  

Texas Warbird Report – Skyler Burchinal and the AF2 Guardian – Episode 22

WARBIRD RADIO – The Burchinal name has deep roots in the warbird world and the tradition continues today with Skyler Burchinal, Join Zane Adams on an all new Texas Warbird Report as examine the Grumman AF2 Guardian and it’s restoration to flight.  This rare aircraft is one of five survivors and will be the only one flying. Built in the 1950’s the Guardian was an anti-submarine warfare hunter/killer carrier borne aircraft. We will also explore the colorful past of Skyler’s grandfather, Junior Burchinal and the history of Flying Tiger field in Paris, Texas.

QUICK LINK :  Flying Tiger Airport

STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

 

A Letter From Matt Jolley – Thanks For Listening!

Warbird Radio LIVE! - Tuesday (U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Ben Bloker)WARBIRD RADIO – Since 2009 we’ve told the stories of our Airmen past and present.  Along the way we’ve made lots of friends, we’ve saved countless stories and we’ve even managed to win a few awards. 

As summer settles in and the heat rises, we’re happy to announce that the outside temperature of our new studio will also be significantly warmer for the next two years.   In keeping with our mission we’ll be focusing the next two years on telling the stories from the current fight against terrorism.  We’ll be broadcasting from an undisclosed location within Southwest Asia to better tell these stories.

The next two years mark the first years Airmen born post 9/11 will be arriving in theater and serving in the war they’ve lived with their entire life.  As usual, our stories will focus on the people and their experience.  We’re excited to announce this major change but rest assured our programming will stay balanced with vintage military aircraft news, air shows and the same great content you’ve become accustom to since 2009.   We feel strongly that these modern stories need some focus and we’re really excited about the opportunity to tell them.

The next major change is that we’re bringing back “real” music between shows.  Starting this fall, you’ll hear your favorite country, rock, blues and vintage music in between our regular Warbird Radio shows.  These changes will take effect as soon as our broadcasting equipment reaches our new studio and we’re able to set it up.

A heartfelt and sincere thank you for all the years of listening and support.  Now, stay tuned for an incredible adventure. 

Matt Jolley
WarbirdRadio.com

Image courtesy of the USAF

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