Wreaths Across America Radio
Celebrating volunteerism in support of America’s military, their families and our veterans.
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About Wreaths Across America & WAA Radio
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,422 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and overseas.
Wreaths Across America Radio was founded in 2014 as a 24/7 Internet stream. Its unique format offers patriotic music of all genres and informational content about members of the U.S. armed forces, their families, military veterans, and volunteers throughout the country and overseas who support the nonprofits’ mission to remember, honor and teach.
On the Air for WAA Radio
Susan Patten is employed by Wreaths Across America and brings her patriotism and passion to the organization as a multi-media journalist providing informational and educational media content for the organization’s web blog, social media platforms, and WAA Radio. She holds a B.S. in Communications and genuinely enjoys her interviews and interactions with our nation’s service men and women, their families and the proud, committed volunteers who support them.
Susan has an extensive background in broadcast journalism, nonprofit development, public speaking, and media relations.
Brian Nadeau is a Radio DJ enthusiast and has been most of his life. Inspiration first hit at age seven when he had an opportunity to watch professional announcers do their shows at a local radio station. His mother Beverly worked in broadcast sales, so Brian had great exposure to the craft. "Radio 62" with Don Clarke and Mike McCarty, who allowed him to quietly sit and observe their live air work cueing records and reading the news shaped his impression. Then during the mid 80’s & 90’s, Brian was an announcer at radio stations: WABI, WPBC, WEZQ, WBGW, KISS-94/WKSQ in Bangor, Maine.
In addition to his professional sound announcing on WAA Radio, Brian is an accomplished musician and music educator. He’s passionate about volunteer voice work for Wreaths Across America Radio as a way to “pay it back“ in deep thanks and gratitude to our veterans.
Bob Sheppard launched his professional career as a broadcast journalist working more than a decade with several award winning radio stations across New England, focusing on waterfront development, municipal planning and the environment before embarking on a career in marketing and corporate sustainability. A 1980 graduate of the University of Southern Maine Bob is the father of two grown children. He has traveled extensively with his father who is an original Tuskegee Airman.
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Special Program Features
Mission Matters with Wreaths Across America Executive Director Karen Worcester
Wednesdays 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM EST
Mission Matters Program Schedule:
Episode # 1-March 28, 2018 (Click for Archive)
2018 Theme and WAA Founder Morrill Worcester
Episode # 2- April 4, 2018 (Click for Archive)
Gold Star Mother and Wife Mona Gunn
Episode # 3-April 11, 2018 (Click for Archive)
Task Force Dagger Foundation
Episode # 4-April 18, 2018 (Click for Archive)
Gold Star Mother, Chaplain-Janice Chance
Episode # 5- April 25, 2018 (Click for Archive)
Wreaths Across America's Chairman of the Board Wayne Hanson and Board Member & Ann Hanson
Episode # 6- May 2, 2018 (Click for Archive)
Lt Col. Katresha Bailey “KB” Soldier for Life
Episode # 7- May 9, 2018 (Click for Archive)
Bre Kingsbury & Kathy Howell-Navy Seal Wives
Episode # 8-May 16, 2018
Angela Beason-Military spouse, teacher, 2018 recipient of the Wreaths Across America Teach Award, and volunteer with Arkansas Run for the Fallen
Episode # 9-May 23, 2018
Andrew Farrant-Wreaths Across America volunteer and 2018 recipient of the Wreaths Across America Learn Award.
Episode # 10-May 30, 2018
JoAnn Meaker-Author, historian and Wreaths Across America Volunteer
Wreaths Across America’s Trucking Tributes: A feature produced by Susan Patten which airs daily on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM and again at 4:00PM Eastern. Trucking Tributes is a profile on an individual, business or organization associated with the trucking industry that supports the Wreaths Across America mission.
Wreaths Across America’s Military Musicians Showcase: A feature produced by Susan Patten showcases America’s military musicians and their musical contributions combined with stories and information on the history of military music. Military Musicians Showcase airs Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to Noon Eastern.