PLAY SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 2021
VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW Host – BILL HODGES
Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on WSCQ FM 96.3 Sun Radio, Sun City Center FL
Wednesday and Fridays at 3:30 p.m. on WKOT FM 102.1 New Beginning Radio, Wimauma FL.
Monday and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on WPHX FM 101.9 SouthShore Community Radio, Ruskin FL
Saturday at 8:55 a.m. and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. on WYPW FM 90.1 Power 901 Brandon Fl
If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the Sun Radio station’s web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”
Dates shown are for Sun Radio but in order to give our listeners more choices, the stations have the right to use the below listed programs on dates that fit their particular day, which will be close to the dates shown.
|01-05-2021||DR, Paul LawrenceUnder SecretaryVeterans Benefit Administration||Dr. Paul Lawrence is the Under Secretary for the Veterans Benefit Administration and he is located at the VA headquarters in Washington. Need a free bank account? Wondering what the VBA is doing with your disability claim? How many VA home loans can you have? What phone numbers can be called to get information? Dr. Lawrence answers those and may more questions.|
|01-07-2021||Dr. Colleen Jakey|
Chief of Staff, James A Haley VA Hospital
|Corona10 Virus vaccination update. Chief of Staff, Dr. Colleen Jakey for the James A Haley Veterans Hospital shares with our listeners the plan that has been worked out to ensure that the Corona19 Virus vaccinations are carried out in a fair and medically sound manner. The James A Haley VA Hospital is one of the largest in the 170 VA Medical Centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of the VA and will certainly be a pattern for other VA hospitals from across the country.|
|01-12-2021||Dr. Elizabeth Brill, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Community Care, U.S. Veterans Administration, Washington DC||What happens if you find yourself in a hospital far from a VA facility, or in need of specialized care that your VA Hospital does not offer? That is when the Office of Community Care steps in and helps with the cost. Listen in to see how you can take advantage of this program.|
|01-14-2021||Congressman Vern Buchanan||Congressman Vern Buchanan discusses with Bill the ever-increasing problem of training accidents claiming military lives. Congressman Buchanan’s amendment requires the Department of Defense to examine emergency response capabilities and services available at all U.S. bases around the world. They will be required to address the potential benefits and practicality to have properly functioning medical helicopters and fully stocked military ambulances.|
|01-19-2021||Robert “Goose” Gosline|
My Healthy Vet Coordinator, James A Haley VA Hospital
|If you are a VA patient and not yet using the My Healthy Vet program for contacting your doctor you are missing a bet. Robert “Goose” Gosline, shares with us how the program works and how you can sign up for a free VA account. That account will give you access to your medical team, your health visit records, your prescription orders and ordering. During the pandemic this program has been a God send to many of our veterans and it can be good for you. Listen it to see how you can enroll and get started.|
|01-21-2021||Congressman Greg Steube||Congressman Greg Steube shares an insight into the operation of the Veterans Affairs Committee and what is planned in the future for our veterans.|
|01-26-2021||Thomas Hines, Assistant Chief for Health Administration, James A Haley VA Hospital||Would it surprise you to learn that not all veterans get VA medical coverage? Thomas Hines is an expert working at the VA who knows what it takes to get coverage. It can depend on years of service, where you served, how you served, when you were deployed, how much money you make as a family, and 100 other variables. The takeaway from this interview is that you, if you are a veteran, should not disqualify yourself by not trying for coverage. The VA staff is ready and willing to discuss your current condition and evaluate your eligibility for coverage. Thomas points out that the rules are changing constantly and just recently with the passage of the “Blue Water” bill in congress, many sailors are now eligible that a year ago were not. So listen in and learn how you can apply.|
|01-28-2021||Veterans Aid and Attendance (Part 1)With Sarah Bursey, Assistant Director for Pension and Fiduciary Service in the VBA and Cleveland Karren, Director for Policy and Procedures for Compensation Service||A discussion of VA Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound allowance with Sarah Bursey, Pension and Fiduciary and Cleveland Karren, Compensation ServicesVA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, find out if you qualify.|
We understand our listeners are busy causing them to miss a show. We will replay some of our shows for their convenience. Shows may be preempted to accommodate late breaking or time-sensitive information.
Veterans Corner is underwritten by a gift from the Observer News and M&M Printing of Ruskin, FL
Good News — Veterans Corner Radio Podcasts
With your help, by the time you read this, we shall be well on our way to 5500 downloads of the shows. Each one signifies a veteran or the family of a veteran that is better informed. Here is the link to that library, which now has 42 shows.
We are now at a new level. We will be keeping what we have, but as of now all shows will be aired as shown above but there will be a new dimension.
Even though Veterans Corner Radio is on four radio stations, we know that many are still unable to listen to them at the times aired—some because of work and family schedules, others due to travel or living outside the listening area, like our snowbirds. Finally, many listen to the show but are unable to copy numbers and other information due to traveling or not having something to write on at the time of the broadcast.
We are now making some past shows available in the form of podcasts. They will remain there as an archive of important information that can be tapped at any given time. Furthermore, you can share the broadcasts with those you feel need the information. On your Apple or android devices, just click on a podcast app and then search for Veterans Corner Radio. Be sure to use all three words in your search.
There is more to come, but please search for the podcast and hit subscribe. When you do that we will benefit in two ways, first you will get notifications when new shows are put up and second the more subscriptions the better placement we will have and the more vets we can service.
William N. Hodges, DTM
Host, Veteran’s Corner Radio and Veterans Corner Radio podcast
Sun Radio WSCQ FM 96.3
New Beginning Radio WKOT FM 102.1
WYPW FM 90.1 Power 901 Brandon Fl
SouthShore Community Radio – WPHX – 101.9FM