Heroes

WYRK is proud of this country, and the soldiers who have earned our freedom and those who fight to preserve it. We ask listeners to nominate a soldier to become one of our weekly “Hometown Heroes.” Each Friday a new Hometown Hero is chosen. The selected Hometown Hero is featured right here on WYRK.com, thanked for their service on the air and the first song on Noon Tunes is dedicated to them.

What Does WNY Heroes Do?
You've heard us talking about WNY Heroes.  You may have seen them at our events walking around with their service dogs or heard that they are a part of our Hometown Hero segment.  But what do they do?  Who do they help?
Fred ‘Skip’ Mitchell Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!
It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at Jim’s Steakout and WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This week, our Hometown Hero from our United States Air National Guard is …
Brianna Pichey Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!
It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week. This week, our Hometown Hero from our United States Airforce, Brianna Pichey from Lockport!
Remembering Two Fallen Buffalo Firefighters
It was seven years ago today, August 24, 2009, that two Buffalo firefighters were killed in the line of duty when the floor of a deli on Genesee Street fell in on them. Lieutenant Chip McCarthy and firefighter Jonathan Croom were searching for someone reported trapped inside.  Turns out, t…
Manuel Welch Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!
It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This week, our Hometown Hero from our United states Navy is Manuel Welch from Buffalo, NY!
Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Daniel Ryan – Army
The Basil 'Vehicles for Vets' has started! The final giveaway will be on August 14th at the Erie County Fair, also Veterans Day at the Fair - free admission to all those who are serving & have served! There will be 9 finalists total, and they can win a new car or $21,000 …
Christopher Hanel Is This Week’s Hometown Hero
It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This week, our Hometown Hero is from Pembroke, NY.  From our National Guard and The Reserves, it&CloseCu…

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