You know how sometimes opportunities come up that you’re not sure you’re ready for, but know you should absolutely do? Well, that happened to me in January. I was posting along here at a good clip of about 3 updates a week, while balancing the demands of proSyre, the new biometric screening company we co-founded. Life was hectic, but good.
We’d just returned from a screening event in St Louis in time to attend a new networking event here in Springfield. I was too tired to go, but I’d made the commitment so I painted my nails (cause I always feel much more business-y with fresh nail lacquer) and went. The event was an over-the-top success – some 750 business owners crammed into an expo center for a half-day meet & greet – sorta like speed dating for business people.
I talked until I nearly lost my voice, and was preparing to leave. Mitch and I have this habit: we do everything on our daily to-do list – and then we do one more thing. He went to thank our host, and I spotted a woman I hadn’t spoken to yet. I went over and introduced myself. Turns out she is the vp of Springfield’s oldest radio broadcasting group; they own 4 stations. We talked for a couple of minutes; she pitched her advertising special which I had no interest in. I told her, “What we do doesn’t fit into a 30 second spot.”
We talked a little more about proSyre, our patient advocacy work, my background in tv and film and she said, “Would you like to host a talk show?” I looked at her and said, “No. But I think I probably will.”
Long story short, I’ll be hosting a new weekly 1 hour radio talk show each Friday afternoon at 2pm beginning this coming Friday, March 8th. Mitch will be producing the show. It’s called Happy, Healthy & Wise and will focus on a broad variety of health and wellness topics – including practitioner interviews, alternative medicine, organic products and green living, solutions small business owners entrepreneurs, etc.
The past few years have been brutal on a lot of us. People have been in survival mode far too long. I think it’s time to start thriving again. So, with that goal in mind, I’ll be interviewing people who have ideas and solutions that listeners will find actually useful!
The broadcast streams live on the radio station’s website, so you can be out of the coverage area and still listen in at KWTO-AM talk radio in Springfield MO. I’ll be posting updates here and will be building a new site for the show, too, so stay tuned!
If you’d like information about how to feature your product or service, or are interested in sponsoring a segment – drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.