Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Bert Show: The Big Thank You 2013

Every morning on my way to work, I tune in to The Bert Show.
It's an Atlanta based morning show.
It's real. It's funny. It's The Bert Show.
As they like to say.

I love it because normally I'm half asleep.
But The Bert Show keeps me awake and entertained when I'm on the verge of passing out behind the wheel.

One thing about The Bert Show that I really appreciate, is their willingness to give back to the community. 

With the holidays coming up, and many of our soldiers still deployed overseas, The Bert Show took on the challenge of making sure every soldier stationed overseas on Thanksgiving will open up a hand-written letter from somebody back home, showing appreciation and thanks for their sacrifices. 

Not every soldier recieves mail or care packages.
Some may not have family at all.
For them to be able to open up a thank you letter, on a day typically celebrated with loved ones and family members, could totally make their day and give them the courage to press on throughout the rest of their deployment.

And that's where The Big Thank You comes in.

My students and I started writing our letters on Monday.
We set up a challenge for the class.
If you write twenty, well-written, heartfelt, and ledgible letters, I buy you an ice cream.
Whoever writes the most letters, will get an extra special treat.
Lunch with the teacher.
We're encouraging students to get everyone in their family involved, including friends.
So far, I have some really adorable letters, that will be sure to put a smile on a soldier's face.

So, I'm going to challenge you next.
Write at least one, heartfelt, handwritten letter to a soldier, and mail it into The Bert Show.
If you aren't from the Atlanta area, no worries!
Neither is Michelle Obama, who also got word of The Bert Show's Big Thank You.
Here are some other drop-off locations/mail in addresses for you to send your letters.

ATLANTA - Q100 (99.7 FM)
780 Johnson Ferry Rd NE
5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30342

Washington, D.C. - ALL THE HITS 107.3
4400 Jenifer Street NW
Washington, DC 20015

Charleston, SC - 95SX Hit Music Now
4230 Faber Place Drive Ste. 100
North Charleston, SC 29405

Savannah, GA - Y107.9 WXYY 90s, 2K and today!
401 Mall Blvd, Suite 101D
Savannah, GA 31406

Indianapolis, IN - i94 (93.9 FM) 90s to NOW
6810 North Shadeland Ave.
Indianapolis, In 46220

Nashville, TN - i106 WNFN (106.7 FM)
10 Music Circle East
Nashville, TN 37203

Birmingham, AL - 99.5 the Vibe-WZRR  (99.5 FM)
244 Goodwin Crest Drive-Ste 300
Homewood, AL

Fort Wayne, IN - HOT 1079 / WJFX (107.9 FM)
Oasis Radio Group
9604 Coldwater Road, Suite 201
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Huntington, WV - Hits 97.9 – WMGA
555 5th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701

Lubbock, TX - 102.5 Kiss FM KZII FM (102.5 FM)
4413 82nd St. Ste.300
Lubbock, TX 79424

Amarillo, TX - KISS FM 96.9 (102.5 FM)
6214 W. 34th
Amarillo, TX 79109

Abilene, TX - Mix 92.5
3911 South 1st
Abilene, TX 79605

Brunswick, GA - Magic 105.9
Golden Isles Broadcasting
185 Benedict Road
Brunswick, GA 31520

For more information, visit The Big Thank You.
Deadline for letters is October 31st.

Happy Writing!


  1. I listen to the bert show on my way to work every day! love that you are having your class do this--so sweet!

  2. I love the Bert Show! I listened to it when I lived in Atlanta and now they are in Birmingham and it is like I never left! I love that you are incorporating this into your class and getting the kids involved. I heard you can drop the letters off at any Jersey Mikes location too!