Move Over Doctors Here Come The Nurses and They're Armed with Humor and Good Advice

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Move over Car Talk and Dr. Dean Edell, Nurse Talk has arrived and America's most beloved profession, the registered nurse, has its own radio show and it's gaining speed. With a built in potential audience of over 2 million plus nurses, Nurse Talk, "where laughter is the best medicine", dishes out humor, healthcare news and a look at nursing from a new perspective.

Nurse Talk's goal is to make nursing more visible and have lots of fun doing it.

Move over Car Talk--Nurse Talk has arrived! America’s most beloved profession, the registered nurse, has its own radio show and it’s getting stronger every day. With a built in potential audience of over 2 million plus nurses, Nurse Talk “where laughter is the best medicine”, is getting a lot of attention. The show currently airs on San Francisco Bay Area station Green 960 AM and Boston Metro Area station 1510 AM, the Revolution.

Created by RN Casey Hobbs and entertainment producer Pattie Lockard, the show is hosted by Hobbs, a 30-year veteran of the nursing profession and long-time nurse Dan “the man” Grady. Every weekend Nurse Talk dishes up humor, gives advice (“not without a disclaimer”, says Hobbs) and airs features about nursing and current healthcare news. Check out the site at http://www.nursetalksite.com.

“In addition to promoting humor, good health and education, Nurse Talk’s goal is to make nursing more visible. RNs are on the front lines of patient care and advocacy—sharing a tireless commitment to make healthcare available for all in this country,” add the two nurses.

Since 2009 the show has aired in the San Francisco Bay Area and last fall added Boston and New England to its broadcast portfolio. The show is gaining in ratings, listeners and sponsors.

“Early on we had the good fortune of attracting amazing partnerships with two of the largest and most respected RN organizations in the country, California Nurses Association and National Nurses United. With a combined membership of over 250, 000 nurses, that was a great boost to our show,” says Casey. She adds, “they have remained loyal partners and we have added the support of Massachusetts Nurses Association as well”.

Weekly features include humorous bits like the news and sometimes our views, is anybody out there laughing, the square needle award and the phobia of the week contest. In addition to the humor the producers book regular healthcare experts, authors, nurses from various parts of the country and the world, nurse activists, politicians and listeners who share their healthcare stories. A few regular guest show up from time to time, 78 year old comedian Lynn Ruth Miller brings her bawdy and playful humor to the studio, the baby whisperer, RN Marsha Podd helps bring young parents down from the cliff—with her “right on” advice for babies. Others are being added to the list.

“Expanding to new national and international markets is one of our top priorities,” said Lockard, Executive Producer of the show. “We want to share our brand of humor and education—along with the proud profession of nursing with as many people as we can reach,” Lockard added.

You can listen to Nurse Talk at http://www.nursetalksite.com, Green 960 AM in Northern California, 1510 AM the Revolution in Boston and you can download any or all of the shows at our website or on ITunes. You can also inquire about advertising and sponsorship and about broadcasting the show.

Nurses Casey Hobbs and Dan Grady are available for interviews, photos available on request, additional information at http://www.nursetalksite.com.

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