Wreaths Across America Radio

Celebrating volunteerism in support of America’s military, their families and our veterans.

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Jerry Lyden is volunteering for Wreaths Across America Radio and has been entertaining audiences of radio, TV and film for many years. He began his broadcasting career in 1971 in Presque Isle, Maine first as a radio "jock" and then a TV news anchor. His radio career took him all across the country.

In late 1975 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He served until 1979 on active duty and until 1989 (achieving the rank of Captain) in the individual Ready Reserve, primarily as a Broadcast Officer.  During his active duty tour Jerry was recognized by the Department of the Army, Department of Defense and the CLIO International Advertising Awards on fourteen different occasions for programming that he produced, directed and/or voiced. In 2011 Jerry founded Maine Streaming Media in Bangor, Maine where he produces audio books, voiceovers and audio accommodations for people with disabilities.

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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 a part and full-time 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.

Tobin Slaven is the director of outreach and communications for Wreaths Across America and has been with WAA since 2007. Tobin has contributed to the growth of a $10+ million budget, fueled by the organization's online presence, including an email list of 150,000+ volunteers, 1200 locations nationwide and approaching 300,000 fans on Facebook alone.


Special Program Features

Wreaths Across America’s Trucking Tributes: A weekly feature produced by Susan Patten airs daily Monday-Friday 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.

Here's the link for I'm An American Lyrics: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/waa-blog/2017/2/9/im-an-american-yes-i-am

Here's the instrumental version of the song I'm An American:


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 1,200 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and overseas. 

Wreaths Across America Radio founded in 2014 as a 24/7 Internet stream provides 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.

Contact Email: waaradio@wreathsacrossamerica.org