News Hour: Arthur Diehl Former McDill Base Commander


In this edition of The News Hour Former Mayor Dick Greco and Host Dan Maduri are joined by retired brigadier General & former Wing Commander of McDill Air Force Base Arthur Diehl.  They discuss the economic impact of veterans, previous plans of improvement for McDill Air Force Base, the Pentagon on 9/11, and the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance.

Segment One: Former brigadier General Arthur Diehl discusses that military veterans have a $14 billion economic impact to Tampa.


Segment Two: Greco, Maduri, and Diehl talk about disabled veterans as well as how Diehl incorporated a 10-year plan to upgrade and improve McDill Air Force Base.


Segment Three: Diehl goes through what the Pentagon was like on September 11, 2001.  He also eplains Operation Embrace which assists troops from another government shutdown.


Segment Four: Diehl goes in-depth as to what the Tampa Bay Defence Alliance is about.

The News Hour with Dick Greco and Dan Maduri comes to you live every Monday noon-1pm on AM820.

Host of the syndicated News Talk Florida radio program Florida Live with Dan Maduri, Dan is America's youngest and most compelling major market talk show host. With striking commentary and provocative guests, Dan informs and entertains as he exams current events in news, culture, and sports. Recently featured as one of Radio Ink Magazine's Top 30 Under 30, Dan invites you to join the conversation every Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM on WWBA 820 AM and online at