iHeartMedia Albany has been a sponsor of the Leatherstocking Honor Flights Program for two years. This program was created to pay tribute to America’s World War II and Korean War Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, DC to experience the Memorials in their honor at no cost to them.
Leatherstocking Honor Flight began operations in 2008 and to date has taken over 1,000 WWII Veterans to Washington, DC, the oldest veteran on a flight was 100 years old. Leatherstocking Honor Flight covers New York State’s Capital District, all surrounding counties, as well as Vermont and Western Massachusetts. These one day trips are funded entirely from donations and fundraisers from community businesses, organizations, and individual contributions.
To raise awareness and encourage donations, iHeartMedia runs promotional mentions on all seven stations: WGY, KISS, Fox Sports 980, PYX, and TRY to support this notable cause. iHeartMedia stations also secure local sponsors who run commercials to further support the Leatherstocking Honor Flights.