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I have listened to this show for 5 years and when I listened to the podcast of the show yesterday I was extremely disappointed to not only hear NOTHING about veteran's day, but to hear Johnjay and Rich complaining about their weekend, how everyone else had the day off, and a slew of other stupid things. While this normally does not bother me, it bothered me yesterday. Everyone has the day off because of the veteran's that fought and died for our freedom, which was not mentioned once (at least that I heard in any podcasts). They tribute or talk endlessly about every other small event known to man and you can't have a MENTION of veteran's day??!! I also looked on twitter...nothing. Many of my brothers and sisters in arms listen to this show and I have to say this is a serious disappointment.
US Navy Veteran
I'm happy that you wrote in about this. I went back and re-listened to the entire show that morning. I checked all of our social media postings from that day. And you know what? You're absolutely right.
We blew it.
I'm embarassed to admit it. We pride ourselves as a show that's very aware of what is happening in all of the cities we are fortunate to be heard in each and every day, and of course all across the world on iHeartRadio. We are aware that we have many service men and women who listen to our show, especially in Tucson and Colorado Springs, and we've heard from many others stationed overseas. And for some reason, this year on Veteran's Day, we acted like it was just any other day. I'm thinking that because it was a regular work day for us, we just got caught up in so many other things. I know I did. That's just a weak explanation for our egocentricness, but certainly not an excuse, because there isn't one.
Johnjay and Rich are very active in the iHeartRadio "Show Your Stripes" campaign, which encourages area businesses to "Hire Smart. Hire Vets". I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase that link to everyone right now, and I hope you'll also share with your friends and fellow veterans. http://www.showyourstripes.org/
Thank you for your service to our country. Please thank your brothers and sisters in-arms as well. Thank you for continuing (I hope) to listen to this show.
And lastly, thank you for pointing this out to us. You won't ever have to do it again.