SOURCE: On the Path Productions

June 09, 2008 05:43 ET

Body Language: 91.7 KALW and On the Path Productions Announce New Health and Wellness Radio Show

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Body Language, a new public radio show featuring contemporary attitudes towards health and wellness, will premiere July 8 on 91.7 KALW public radio in San Francisco.

This special edition of six Body Language one-hour programs brings the listener into a conversation about how consumers can empower themselves to influence their own outcomes through increased health literacy, awareness of diverse treatment options, and emerging medical science.

"Body Language will bring together two strands of understanding that are powerful here in the Bay Area," said Matt Martin, General Manager of KALW San Francisco. "First, cutting-edge medical research, then the growing engagement between Western medicine and non-Western, alternative models of health. Our listeners want to hear independent, credible voices about health and wellness and that's what Body Language will deliver."

"Health is a precious personal and professional asset, which we all have a responsibility to nurture and protect," said Christopher Springmann, Executive Producer of San Francisco's On the Path Productions LLC, which created the show.

"Our timing couldn't be better as HMOs such as California-based Kaiser Permanente are offering members acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, and herbal medicine," said Springmann. "While Integrative Medicine going mainstream is an important trend, our core mission is to promote education and prevention by helping listeners make smart, informed choices, based on their life experiences and priorities."

Body Language will air on KALW public radio 91.7FM in San Francisco at 8 PM Tuesday evenings, July 8, 15, 22 and 29; and at 7 PM Monday evenings, August 4 and 11. The show will also be streamed online at www.kalw.org.

Initial content contributors to Body Language include the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; the Mayo Clinic; the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; the Institute for Health & Healing at California Pacific Medical Center; faculty from Harvard and Stanford Universities; the American Pain Foundation; the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and the American Urological Association Foundation.

About On the Path Productions

On the Path Productions LLC (OPP), founded by radio personality and motivational speaker Christopher Springmann, produces popular radio broadcasts including Life, Love & Health and Body Language as well as custom webcasts and house-branded newsmagazines, focused on health and lifestyle issues. Sponsored and underwritten by leading brands, trade associations, foundations and healthcare organizations, On the Path Productions' over 800 radio shows have reached millions of consumers as well as opinion leaders, policy makers and healthcare influencers via XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Public Radio affiliates; major retail in-store radio, with 4000+ outlets; New Media distribution including HealthRadio.net; plus the Voice of America; and American Forces Network. For more information about On the Path Productions, visit www.onthepathproductions.com.

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