What's More Important Than How You Feel?
Each broadcast explores health and wellness through interviews with physicians, researchers, authors, nutritionists, mental health experts, fitness professionals and others making the news. Nothing is off limits if it has to do with how you feel or your body works.
The HealthCall Radio Hour is always interested in hearing from healthcare providers and innovators who challenge conventional thinking, or help listeners better understand their options for treating illness, pain, chronic conditions, limitations and disease.
HealthCall's host Lee Kelso takes as much time as necessary to explain the latest treatments, breakthroughs, medications, medical studies, diets and new devices that can help listeners live better, longer.
About the Show
The HealthCall Radio Hour is heard Saturday's at 9:00 AM on WOWO AM/FM in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is the #1 rated program in its time slot with more listeners than any other station in the market.
Each segment is available as a podcast and published to all the major services shortly after the broadcast. Interviews with experts around the world are prerecorded via remote video with audio excerpted for use on the radio broadcast. Full-length versions of these video interviews are published here and on YouTube after the radio broadcast.
In-studio cameras capture interviews with local health professionals. These videos are published here and on YouTube.
National syndication of the radio show is expected in 2023.
Weekly HealthCall Updates
Host Lee Kelso joins WOWO's Kayla Blakeslee for brief updates on health news each Tuesday at 7:08AM. These segments are live on the radio with a video simulcast streamed on Facebook. These segments are available for sponsorship as part of a package that also includes radio spots.
About the Host
Lee Kelso is not a doctor, nurse or licensed healthcare professional. Instead, he's a self-admitted health nerd.
Lee's broadcast career began in high school when he became a newscaster at his hometown radio station. He studied political science at Ball State University until a job offer drew him to a larger radio market. He soon transitioned into TV news and eventually became managing editor and evening news anchor at a top-rated local CBS affiliate.
In 1999, after 16 years in TV news, he recognized the Internet offered tremendous opportunities to entrepreneurs with an eye to the future. He became part-owner of a local Internet service and helped grow it into a regional provider that pioneered wireless, DSL and business services. He then started a successful communications management company, but after several years felt a calling back into broadcasting and online media.
Lee has produced award-winning documentaries, series and health content for television and online audiences. Now, he devotes that experience and knowledge to HealthCall listeners.
Although he never returned to college or completed a degree, 4 decades later he's still studying and committed to learning more every day about health and wellness.