WIL-FM details 9/11 events


Hubbard broadcasting’s Country 92.3 WIL will mark the 9/11 with “Never Forget: In Remembrance – 9/11 Tenth Anniversary” – a series of community events planned for the 9/11 anniversary weekend. The Cornbread Morning Show on Friday 9/9 will have a special 9/11 Tribute Show, plus special songs and features on 9/10 and 9/11 to mark the 10th Anniversary of the tragedy.

On 9/9, Cornbread will co-host the 4th Annual St. Louis & Metro Firefighters’ Ball at the Four Seasons-St. Louis. Cornbread and FOX2’s Tim Ezell will team up in Firefighter Dress uniform with all proceeds going to the BackStoppers organization. This event will be attended by firefighters and police officers.

Bo Matthews and 92.3 WIL will be at the Knights of Columbus “Patriot Day” 5K in O’Fallon, Missouri on 9/11 to benefit Backstoppers and Wounded Warriors. The  memorial 5K run will kick-off at 8:00 am at the River City Rascals parking lot with the playing of our National Anthem and Taps. The VFW color guard will present the Flag, along with an invocation. The route will pass the O’Fallon City Hall, where a monument with a piece of the World Trade Center is displayed. 

Beginning at 8:46 am on 9/11 Cornbread will also host a special 9/11 Memorial Service at Art Hill in Forest Park. The event will feature a remembrance service for all 3,000 people died 10 years ago, including 3,000 3 ft. flags in their honor on display. There will be guest speakers from the military and fire service. Inspirational music will be performed by members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

On display will be a 2-sided memorial wall which shares pictures along with life stories of all the firefighters and police who gave their lives on 9/11. The memorial includes pictures and ranks of military members who perished in the Pentagon and the names of all the civilians who died.

Leading up to the 9/11 tenth anniversary weekend, 92.3 WIL’s website – www.wil92.com – will also feature a Memorial Wall where listeners may leave a message. Those messages can be a tribute to lost loved ones, remembrances or thoughts of 9/11, or a note from listeners that shares where they were when the tragic events happened.