Air Show Announcer
25+ Years Radio Television Experience
National Edward R. Murrow Award
Matt Jolley is a husband, father, story teller and lover of music, history and aviation.
Each year Matt has the honor of bringing great American stories to listeners on his show, History Worth Saving. As an air show announcer, he also tells aviation’s story at some of the largest aerial events in the United States. In addition to his broadcast work, Matt is a private pilot and owner of a vintage DeHavilland Chipmunk. Matt's love for aviation and broadcasting goes back to his childhood, when he built and flew radio controlled models with his father, and hosted a television show while in High School about his home town. Today, Matt’s broadcast work has won multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards including the national award in 2016 for Feature Reporting. Matt's work has also been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association for overall excellence.
In 2019 Matt was awarded a Pinnacle Award from the International Council of Air Shows and in 2020 received The ICAS Special Achievement Award for his work co-hosting a three day live-streamed virtual airshow. The “Socially Distant Air Show” raised nearly $30,000 dollars in aid money for the aerial entertainment industry that was shuttered during the global pandemic.
In 2021 Matt launched a new internet-based broadcast project called Georgia Radio, that delivers entertainment and information to rural communities across Georgia. To follow his work, visit HistoryWorthSaving.com & GeorgiaRadio.com.
Television News Anchor, AM/FM Commercial Radio Host, Broadcast & Tech Sales, Station Management,
Independent Media Business Owner 10+ Years
Matt's lived and worked in: Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Washington D.C. and even 2 years in the Middle East.
Sample of Nationally Recognized Air Show Experience
Pacific Airshow, United States Air Force 70th Anniversary Air Show - Andrews AFB, 1st Public Debut of the F-35A - Luke Air Force Base, The New York Airshow, The Ocean City Airshow, Baltimore Fleet Week, The Rhode Island Airshow, The Atlanta Airshow, Thunder Over Michigan, Sun n' Fun Aerospace Expo
Sample of Military Air Show Experience
Andrews AFB, Dyess AFB, Luke AFB, Columbus AFB, Offutt AFB, McConnell AFB, Travis AFB, MCAS Miramar, Marine Week USA, Rhode Island NGB, NASJRB Fort Worth, Keesler AFB, Seymore-Johnson AFB, Wings Over South Texas - NAS Kingsville
President - In Concert Productions, Inc
"We love working with Matt. His humor, creativity, and aviation knowledge make the shows fun and informative for the audience. Matt’s years of broadcast experience help us work together to make a seemless and professional presentation. "
Michael C. McCabe
President - Air Support, LLC
"Matt is truly one of the best in the industry. We always look forward to working with Matt, as he delivers a great experience for the audience."