Fred Vigeant is WITF's Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
Join us November 11 at 2:00pm for The Story.
This immersive Veterans Day special narrated by Alec Baldwin uncovers the backstories of six veterans who have built companies, products and brands that have changed the way we live.
You’ll hear from war heroes like the actress, turned spy who worked as a double agent for the Union Army, and the gruff Air Force Veteran who became a soft-spoken national treasure. Listeners are invited to walk a mile in their shoes, and their identity is a secret until the climax.
Some names are familiar and some you’ll learn for the first time. But they all have one thing in common, their contributions have changed the world. Veterans featured include:
Artist, Bob Ross
Civil War spy, Pauline Cushman
Radio personality, Robin Quivers
FedEx founder, Fred Smith
WWII hero, Virginia Hall
Nike founder, Phil Knight
This hour is an adaptation of The Story, an award-winning podcast produced by Mission.org, a veteran-owned media company and podcast network.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, WITF will also rebroadcast our production of Vietnam Veteran war stories that was produced in 2017 coinciding with the permiere of Ken Burn’s Vietnam War Documentary series. WITF’s Vietnam War Stories broadcasts at 1:00pm on Wednesday November 11.