Radio stations support soldier |

Radio stations support soldier

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U.S. Army Pvt. Boris Shiloff, center, is flanked by his mother, Pat Shiloff, left, and Howie Nave, KRLT radio disk jockey.

KRLT and KOWL radio stations are proud to support America’s future soldiers. Recently, one of their former employees completed basic training and advanced individual training with the U.S. Army.

Pvt. Boris Shiloff worked for KRLT and KOWL for one year from January to December 2005. During that time he was a board operator, provided technical support and hosted shows on both stations. Shiloff took the training he received at the radio stations a step further by joining the U.S. Army as a broadcast journalist.

As a token of their appreciation, the stations provided tickets for a ride on the Heavenly gondola for Shiloff and his family to enjoy before he leaves for his first duty assignment, the 40th Public Affairs Detachment at Fort Campbell, Ky. He reports for duty July 23.

Shiloff is the son of Mike and Pat Shiloff of South Lake Tahoe and is a 2003 graduate of South Tahoe High School. His interest in broadcasting began at a young age. He started in the third grade at Tahoe Valley Elementary School and went on to participate in the Timber Wolf TV program at South Tahoe Middle School and the Viking TV at South Tahoe High School.

By supporting future soldiers in the community, businesses and individuals express their gratitude to the community members who volunteer to serve and defend our country.

Examples of thank-you gifts businesses and individuals can provide for the future soldiers are gift certificates, meals at restaurants, boat rides, movie passes, skiing and snowboarding passes, snowmobile rides, jet ski and bike rentals, balloon rides and bowling.

If you are interested in supporting the future soldiers from your community in the Lake Tahoe Basin, call Michael E. Russino, U.S. Army civilian recruiter at (775) 882-8506.

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