DFWHC to host weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care”


W. Stephen Love (left) and Thomas Miller prepare for a test run of “The Human Side of Health Care” at the KRLD radio station.

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has decided to go “Radio Ga Ga” in 2020 when it will begin hosting the weekly radio program “The Human Side of Healthcare” on KRLD 1080 AM.

The DFWHC Board of Trustees approved the radio broadcast in October. The program, airing Sunday afternoons from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT starting January 12, is expected to showcase the activities of North Texas hospitals. The weekly broadcasts will run for 52 weeks throughout the year.

The idea was inspired by DFWHC’s participation in the September 8 national broadcast of “I’m Listening.” Sponsored locally by DFWHC, the program was an attempt to inspire community awareness on depression while highlighting National Suicide Prevention Week. Local speakers and national celebrities participated in the live broadcast which aired commercial-free on local Entercom radio stations 100.3 Jack FM, 105.3 The Fan FM, 98.7 K-LUV FM, Alt 103.7 FM, 1080 KRLD AM and 107.5 La Grande FM.

“Our experience with ‘I’m Listening’ was so positive, we thought it would be a great idea to spread the word on the many projects of our North Texas hospitals,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “This radio program will touch upon such topics as chronic illness, social drivers of health and children’s healthcare. The sky’s the limit.”

KRLD 1080 AM serves the DFW Metroplex and North Texas with a news/talk radio format. It is a Class A station broadcasting at 50,000 watts, the maximum power allowed for American AM stations. It has a listening range covering a 30-county area of North Texas, Central Texas and Oklahoma. It is also broadcast on Radio.com, which is heard nationwide.

Over the past several weeks, Love has been working with Thomas Miller, a broadcast journalist at KRLD, to develop the year’s programming. Each one-hour broadcast will include three separate topics.

“We want to showcase the excellent work being done by our hospitals within their communities,” Love said. “We are working with North Texas hospital executives to determine guests and topics for each program. We are always open to new projects taking place at our hospitals.”

Each broadcast will be posted online, with a link distributed to DFWHC’s hospital and associate members.

Special guests are expected include hospital executives, mayors, community leaders and representatives of the American Hospital Association and the Texas Hospital Association.

Your feedback is welcome. For information, please do not hesitate to contact DFWHC at 972-719-4900 or chrisw@dfwhc.org.