This new content for vets created by CBS Radio will be produced and presented by vets who understand the complexity and stages of transitioning from the military ranks back into civilian life. Topics will include health and fitness, employment and entrepreneurialism, education, finance, and issues particularly impacting female veterans and veterans’ families. Programming can be found at connectingvets.com and Radio.com, with audio on demand available at connectivingvets.com/podcasts, and programming on the air on WJFK-AM in Washington.
CBS Radio Washington D.C. Market Manager Steve Swenson said, “This new resource is a testament and a dedication to the selfless acts of U.S. veterans and all they do to ensure our freedoms and our very way of life. We have created a streamlined, solutions-based product that will provide our vets with immediate and easy access to all of their available resources, and to their fellow veterans. We’re confident that, together with our partners, this dedicated resource will become a go-to source for our nation’s heroes and those around them.”
The programming will fall into one of five categories: News, Transition, Wellness, Get Help, and Lifestyle. Within each category, a variety of long- and short-form original news reports and curated pieces will air. Original reporting will be conducted and hosted by the staff of CBS Radio Presents ConnectingVets.com…Connecting Vets Every Day, all of whom are veterans themselves, or the spouse or child of a veteran. While most content will air across all three platforms – online, on demand, and on-air – some of the programming will be tailored to fit an individual platform according to how audiences consume that content.