A special program celebrating Veterans Day in honor of America’s fighting men and women will be broadcast by KRCU Public Radio at Southeast Missouri State University from 11 a.m.-noon Monday, Nov. 11.
Hosted and produced by Charlie Warren, “A Salute in Song for Veterans Day” will begin with the music and history of World War I, then travel through World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The hour-long program will also include songs from rock band Steppenwolf; the Navy Band’s Country Current; the BBC Orchestra and Royal Air Force Band; ’60s rock group Jefferson Airplane; the Glenn Miller Orchestra; Bette Midler; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; country music star Toby Keith; and even selections from Broadway shows, including “Phantom of the Opera,” “The King & I” and “Hair.” A seldom heard talent will also perform a unique song about he Gulf War.
Amid this eclectic mix of music, listeners will witness the hardships of combat and the heartfelt remembrances of D-Day veterans, Vietnam DJ Adrian Cronauer and U.S. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Listeners will hear the voices of former U.S. Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Barack Obama.
“A Salute in Song for Veterans Day” will also be available live online at www.krcu.org.
About Charlie Warren
Prior to his life as a radio producer, Charlie Warren was production director and weekend morning man for a Disney/ABC-owned station in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he was on-air mostly for the morning or afternoon drive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Buffalo, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Wichita, Kansas; Pontiac, Michigan; and Lansing, Michigan. With ABC, he created specials encompassing a variety of subjects such as music, television, sports, movies, trivia, comedy, year-end reviews, holidays, history, prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action (MIA). Warren won or was a finalist in the Achievement In Radio, DC (AIR) Awards 14 times in 10 years, including Best Talent and Best Talk Show. In Ft. Lauderdale, he produced a 30-part Halloween series, “Some of My Best Friends Are Haunted,” that was nominated for Entertainment Special of the Year in the annual Billboard Magazine Radio Awards.
KRCU is a National Public Radio member station and is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and broadcasts on 90.9 FM, KRCU in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and 88.9 FM, KSEF in Ste. Genevieve and Farmington, Missouri. KRCU can be heard anywhere in the world at www.krcu.org.