PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 15, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., in collaboration with the Travis Manion Foundation’s (TMF) Operation Legacy Service Project, today unveiled the renovated home of Ridley Park Police Officer and Aston Township Fireman and EMT Aaron Kisela.
“Entercom is proud of our nearly decade-long partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation helping veterans, service members and first responders in need,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Philadelphia. “These folks are pillars of our communities who put their lives on the line to ensure our safety. We are honored to have been a part of the Operation Legacy Service Project to provide Aaron Kisela and his family a safe home to live in.”
Each April and November, Travis Manion Foundation organizes Operation Legacy Service Projects, which unite communities for a common cause through volunteer led service opportunities. More than 100 projects are scheduled across the country, with Americans nationwide invited to volunteer with TMF as a way to honor the past and build the future, while exemplifying the strength of America’s national character. Those interested in volunteering for upcoming projects can register or learn more information by visiting www.oplegacy.com. Under this umbrella, Entercom and TMF joined forces to unite home improvement partners to donate their services in renovating the home of police officer, EMT and firefighter Aaron Kisela and his family who experienced significant hardships with their home.
This project was part of Entercom’s ongoing initiative to support veterans and serve those who serve us. Entercom was also a media partner for the Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run both in Philadelphia and nationally, aligning advertising partners with the races on-site as well as on-air and online.
As part of the partnership, Entercom Philadelphia stations – SportsRadio 94WIP (WIP-FM), KYW Newsradio (KYW-AM), Talk Radio 1210 WPHT (WPHT-AM), 96.5 TDY (WTDY-FM), B101.1 (WBEB-FM) and 98.1 WOGL (WOGL-FM) – supported the program through on-air, online, social and video content across their platforms telling Kisela’s story over the last several months.
Home improvement partners who contributed towards this project include: Ikea, Pompetti Heating & Air Conditioning, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, National Appliance Warehouse (a veteran-owned business), and Custom Creations By Design in partnership with Keystone Granite and Orlandini Tile.
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About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award-winning radio stations, digital platforms, and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
About Travis Manion Foundation
Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans, first responders and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation.