Beasley Broadcast: Media Group and ABC7 Partner to Support Southwest Florida Veterans Served by Home Base


On Veterans Day, November 11, 2021, Beasley Media Group and Waterman Broadcasting join forces for the second annual Southwest Florida Salutes our Veterans event to raise awareness and support Home Base Southwest Florida and its veteran care initiatives and to families.

Thanks to this partnership, B103.9 FM morning personality and army veteran Jason “Big Mama” Jones, host of the “Big Mama and the WiLd Bunch Morning Show” which airs from 6am to 10am, and the 96K Rock’s Stan and Haney Show which airs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., in conjunction with morning and evening news broadcasts ABC7, will feature Home Base Southwest Florida (SWFL) programs that deal with veterans, military personnel and their families doing facing the invisible wounds of war. The show will educate the public on how they can support programs and services that change and save lives, at no cost to Veterans, military personnel and their families.

“Our community of veterans continues to face challenges, from the ongoing pandemic to tensions around the world. Veteran suicides have increased 20% since the start of the pandemic, with nearly 20 veterans committing suicide every day. Recent events in Afghanistan have had a devastating impact on the military community, reopening old wounds for some and deepening current wounds for others. Now more than ever, these heroes need a grateful nation to keep their promise to serve them as they so bravely did for us. Home Base Executive Director Brigadier-General (US Retired) Jack Hammond said.

Florida is home to one of the largest veteran populations in the United States. Proceeds generated from this annual live event will provide essential services to Veterans, serving military personnel and their families living in Southwest Florida. Veterans and key stakeholders who are part of the Home Base community will be interviewed throughout the day on both radio shows and ABC7 newsletters.

“I am very excited about this partnership,” Jones said. “To be able to use the power of radio and television to help raise awareness and fundraise for Southwest Florida veterans. I am planning a ‘star’ guest for the day who will not only make the show informative, but also very entertaining. ”

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About Beasley Media Group

Beasley Media Group (BMG), LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., is a multi-platform multimedia company providing digital advertising and marketing solutions across the United States. BMG has 64 radio properties located in 15 large and medium markets across the country, as well as capabilities in audio technology, esports, podcasting, e-commerce and events. Beasley Media Group reaches over 20 million consumers every week. For more information, please visit

About Home Base SWFL

Home Base SWFL, a program of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of Veterans, military personnel and their families through clinical care, wellness, education and looking world class. Originally founded in 2009 in Boston, Home Base’s innovative programs empower veterans to take control of their physical well-being, provide tools to help manage stress, and serve as a portal for more complex treatment of their illnesses. invisible wounds.

Since its inception in 2014, Home Base SWFL has leveraged the extensive research and cutting-edge expertise in sports medicine and clinical care from the Parenting Program and, today, serves local veterans, military personnel and their families. families through community initiatives including Adventure Series, Warrior Health & Fitness, outpatient clinical care as well as an intensive two-week clinical program in Boston.

Through philanthropic support and collaborations with Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee Health, the David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health, and the YMCA, all services are provided free of charge, regardless of ability to pay, level of experience or status. Release.

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