Radio veterans Tim Disa Sr. and his son, Tim Disa Jr., are offering all-health radio and other content on Rolling Meadows-based RadioMD.com on a beta version with an official launch expected next week.
Disa Sr., who has been on air and behind the scenes at WIND, WLS and The LOOP AM more than 30 years ago, and Disa Jr. from WCBP Radio, are investing in the site with Glenview-based Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Co., to offer live streaming, podcasts and other content all focused on health information.
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"There's radio for politics and sports and business but nothing really for health," said Disa Sr. "And health is one of the most important things for people."
The father and son tried a similar launch a while ago as a weekend network via a number of stations, but decided later to focus online instead. They believe the web version offers more potential to provide 24/7 videos, breaking health news, talk shows and podcasts and a number of health industry experts. They already signed up Michael Roizen, a national health expert and business partner of Mehmet Oz, known as Dr. Oz.
Roisen will host a weekly radio show on RadioMD.com and his show "YOU: The Owner's Manual Radio Show" is nationally syndicated by RadioMD.
Radio MD also has partnerships with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine.
"You'll be able to flip on anytime and you'll get whatever's playing at the time or you can check the schedule online. We'll also have on-demand podcasts as well," Disa Sr. said.
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