11-Part Series Featuring Armed Forces Perspectives Will Air November 11th

NEW YORK, NY – November 4, 2019CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, is announcing an 11-part series of reports in honor of the brave men and women of our military. Each Veterans Day report is approximately one minute long and will feature the men and women who make up the U.S. veteran population. They include perspectives from national leaders and veterans of varying ages, and look into how veterans view their service and the day set aside to honor it.

The reports will examine health, education and readjustment issues impacting veterans — and provide listeners ways they can show concern for those who’ve worn their nation’s uniform — by making Veterans Day not just an occasion to offer former military people a “thanks for your service,” but a day of service to those who’ve served. The series is reported and produced by Westwood One News reporter Chas Henry, himself a combat decorated veteran of the 1991 Gulf War.

Westwood One’s Veterans Day Reports Include:

  1. A history of how Veterans Day came to be.
  2. An Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, on adjusting to life after the infantry.
  3. A WWII vet, on his military experience as a member of the “greatest generation.”
  4. A West Point graduate on what he learned from leading soldiers during two tours in Iraq.
  5. An organization looking to connect veterans with new employment opportunities in the entertainment production industry.
  6. A small liberal arts college in Salt Lake City that is helping vets graduate by creating a one-stop shopping Veterans Center on campus.
  7. A woman who served in the Marines from the 1960s into the 1980s talking about how — even at VA centers — people don’t assume that a woman can be a veteran.
  8. Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), a retired Air Force attack pilot and squadron commander, sharing the challenges veterans face when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  9. A former Army officer on how some returning veterans could benefit from looking to the example WWII veterans set with regard to transitioning back to civilian life.
  10. The manager of an American Legion post discussing why fewer young veterans are affiliating with traditional veterans service organizations — and why he believes they should.
  11. A consultant who helps men and women leaving the military to get back into the civilian workforce.

Stations interested in affiliating Westwood One’s Veterans Day Reports can contact Jim Jones at jimjones@westwoodone.com or 202.840.7933 for more information.

About Chas Henry
Broadcast journalist Chas Henry reports on security matters and issues impacting military veterans. A combat-decorated veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, Chas served in the U. S. Marine Corps – rising in rank from private to captain. In addition to his work with Westwood One News, Chas has been a television and radio reporter in Washington, D.C. with NewsChannel 8 and ABC 7; WTOP, WNEW; and host of veterans programs for CBS News. He has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar; and has been recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association – and selected for numerous tributes by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, and the Academy of Country Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

Suzy Schultz | Westwood One | sschultz@westwoodone.com | (212) 419.2905