AMERICA FINALLY HAS A VOICE BY AND FOR NURSES……and it’s Funny Too!
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Nurse Talk was the dream of two wild and crazy RNs who—after 30+ years in nursing—decided there was no time like the present to make their vision of a national radio show a reality. In 2008 RNs Casey Hobbs and Maggie McDermott along with long-time entertainment professional Pattie Lockard and award winning sound designer June Miller crafted their Nurse Talk pitch demo. Armed with the demo, a tag line of “laughter is the best medicine”, and a LOT of optimism the group (mostly Pattie) started to play the demo to friends, relatives and anyone else who would listen. MOST everyone liked it but whispered “they’re crazy”, after they left the room.
Next….the radio stations… Their responses? “Why isn’t it a doctor show?” “Is it just advice?” “There are too many advice shows.” “Dr. Dean Edell has a corner on the market.” “Maybe they’d like it in Mexico.” “Radio is dying.” “It’ll never fly!”
The nurses took things into their own hands and now three years later, self-produced Nurse Talk, “where laughter is the best medicine” is heard on the air in major metropolitan areas on both the West and East Coasts, and worldwide on the Internet, has partnerships with the largest groups of nurses in the country and gives away a “square needle award” every week on the show.
Since the inception nurse McDermott has put herself out to pasture but is an occasional co-host. Her chair has been taken over by the multi-talented nurse Dan Grady. Together he and Casey dish out humor, education and humanity every week.
Move over Car Talk!
What do you do after spending 30 years as a nurse? Buy a motor home and take it easy? Volunteer for the Peace Corps or spend more time at Curves? Hell no—you start a radio show because you’re passionate about helping others and terrifically funny!
The Nurses are in…are you?
Is your child running a fever but the doctor can’t schedule an appointment until 2010 because they’re too booked? How about that odd spot on your arm that looks like a strawberry and worries you so much all you can do is sleep during the day but never at night? How about those new “shingles”—we’re not talking about the ones on the roof. What’s a person to do? Fear no more, Nurse Talk™ is here!
They’re smart, funny and sometimes irreverent, but they always have good practical advice for what ails you. No more florescent-lit waiting rooms or old magazines with Britney’s photo on them—and no appointment necessary!
All joking aside—we know health is a very important issue and our fabulously successful and funny RN hosts love giving good advice—but making people laugh…oh it is so rich. It practically makes them shake! Sometimes they’re naughty and sometimes they’re nice but they’re ALWAYS entertaining and informative. And Casey—well she never met a strong opinion that wasn’t hers.
These 30 year vets have experienced it all—they’ve been on the front lines—in the trenches—treating coughs, colds, flu, constipation, diabetes, obesity—and that’s just their own medical history! Nurse Talk™ delivers the goods with heart, humanity and laughter.
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Nurse Talk..a formula for lively discussion and listener interaction. laugh, learn and listenNurse Talk Co-Host RN Shayne Mason
Nurse Talk, where laughter is the best medicine.
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