The world has gone video, but radio is far from dead. I have many fond memories about radio technology. As a teenager I was an active amateur radio operator. I first became a ham at age 15 in 1960 (See Hobbies – Ham radio). In engineering school in the 1960s, I was an announcer on Lehigh University Radio. I began to incorporate XM Radio in my technology speeches after the satellite service was officially launched on September 25, 2001.
TV is glamorous, but being on the radio is a very good way to share the details of a new book such as Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare. Beginning September 25, I commenced a publicity campaign for the book with the assistance of Smith Publicity. As of this morning, I have completed 24 interviews. See In The News for the list. Some interviews were a few minutes and some were close to an hour. Some of the stations are local but many are nationally syndicated.
In depth interviews on the radio are strategic for me because they help with my goals. First is to help more people understand the American healthcare system; what is wrong with it and how to fix it. My other goal is to influence policymakers. Hopefully, radio listeners will be better informed and will talk to their congressional representatives about healthcare. The system has many flaws needing repair, but there are some good things happening. Accountable care is beginning to slow down the cost of care. Patient safety and quality are gaining a needed higher priority. mHealth is empowering consumers. I have an optimistic outlook for the future of healthcare, and radio is helping me share my points of view.