By Tommy Gilligan, West Point Directorate of Public Affairs and CommunicationsJuly 29, 2010
WEST POINT, N.Y. (July 29, 2010) -- Story telling is one medium that has transcended through time. The West Point story has been told through print, film, television and most recently through vast array of media on the internet.
West Point Association of Graduates has been producing a monthly radio show highlighting what the cadets and graduates have been doing for more than two years now. The West Point Radio program airs the first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. EST.
"The show is to highlight the West Point community and Long Gray Line," Kim McDermott (Class of 1987), Director of Communications WPAOG, said.
West Point Radio is not found on a traditional radio flag station, but tt can be found on www.wsradio.com/internet-talk-radio/cfm/shows/West-Point.html and the archived shows can be found under the West Point AOG's home page.
Also for those who are smart phone users, the monthly show can be downloaded as a free podcast on iTunes.
The show is hosted by Mike Lyons (West Point Class of 1983 graduate), who has been an CBS News military analyst since February 2003.
For West Point Radio, Lyons has interviewed guests ranging from the Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. William Rapp to the 2009 Thayer Award recipient Ross Perot. Topics discussed include the use of social media at West Point and leadership development at the academy.
"This is just an avenue for our alumni and others who positively impact the academy to share their story," McDermott said. "If anyone wants to share their story about a program here on West Point that is either an academic or athletic club should contact me."
Those interested in being a guest on the West Point Radio show or who would like more information can contact Kim McDermott through e-mail at email@example.com or call her at 446-1696.