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.
Have We Overlooked The National Guard For 20 Years?
We always say “never forget,” but have we overlooked our National Guard for the last two decades?
Jason Aldean Salutes 13 Military Members Killed in Afghanistan
The 11 Marines, one Navy medic and one Army Staff Sgt. ranged in age from 20 to 31 years old.
WATCH: Nebraska Football Honors Military in Chilling 9/11 Video
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack that reshaped the world. In preparation of this match up on 9/11, the Nebraska Cornhuskers released a special video to honor military service members and first responders.
WNY Native and World War II Veteran Celebrates 107th Birthday
If the last few weeks have taught us anything, it’s that you should appreciate your veterans and those who served. Take care of them the way they fought to take care of us, no matter how much time has passed since they served our country.
Huge Backpack Giveaway to Help Prepare for Buffalo Students
If you're a parent in Buffalo, who is trying to get your child ready to go back to school, you won't want to miss this backpack giveaway.
Darius Rucker Does ‘Nothing,’ Raises More Than $410,000 for St. Jude With Friends at 2021 …
A theme of family, friendship and community ran through the night.
Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt Returns, WNY Police Departments
The police departments are collaborating on this fun contest this year in memory of one of their own valued officers on staff, Captain Christine Milosich, who passed away last March.
Independent Women Celebrate The Rosie The Riveters of Buffalo
Rosie the Riveter is perhaps the most iconic image of working women, representing independence, especially during World War II. Everyone knows who she is, but what about the Rosies of Western New York?
Lifelong Bills Fan and Local Veteran Dedicates Song To The City
Brendan Bartoo is a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, and just last week, he wrote an original song dedicated to his hometown and its beloved Bills.
History is Made in Amherst – Police Announce Promotion of First Female Captain
The Amherst Police Department has opened doors for more women to become police captains after naming their first ever female police captain this summer.
Haunting Video of New York Mom Fighting Off Kidnapper
A horrifying video is going viral of a New York mom playing tug of war with her son against two men man who attempted to take him.
Two Heroes Rescue Elderly Man From Burning Vehicle in Westmoreland New York
An epic photo shows the heroic actions of 2 strangers who risked their own lives to save another.