KHTT's Jet Black Takes Public Service Seriously
August 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM (PT)
The CIVIL AIR PATROL is an organization which performs roughly 90% of the inland search and rescue operations in the country and assists in disaster assessment and relief, homeland security, aerospace education initiatives and even helps in the fight against drugs. They have a huge cadet program and are a nationwide, all-volunteer auxiliary of the US AIR FORCE, consisting of young adults from all walks of life - and one person in particular - JET BLACK, OM/PD for RENDA BROADCASTING TULSA.
BLACK, a member of CAP since 1996, tells ALL ACCESS, "There are about 61,000 of us nationwide. We work really hard at the missions we're handed. Many of our members take their vacation days - myself included - to participate in the missions and the associated training. I wanted to find a way to give this organization some exposure and help them recruit new volunteer members, so when CAP began a public affairs push, I decided to lend a hand and created some PSAs. If a station wanted to air them in their public service inventory or if they have a public affairs-type program in their community and want to interview someone from their nearest unit, I'd be happy to set them up with whatever they need."