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With thousands of experts from Mayo Clinic campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Radio reaches listeners with an easy-to-understand, friendly approach. High interest topics include the latest news as well as information about exercise, nutrition, prevention and heart health. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Tom Shives, M.D. has hosted the hour-long program for two decades.

He and cohost Tracy McCray, a 20-year radio veteran educate and enlighten audiences every week. Mayo Clinic’s first of its kind, Center for Social Media broadens the radio conversation, engaging audiences on Facebook with its Myth or Matter of Fact segment, and on Twitter, using the hashtag #MayoClinicRadio on the Mayo Clinic Twitter page, with hundreds of thousands of followers.

If you are a listener not affiliated with the media, we encourage you to listen to our 9am Central time Saturday program on one of our affiliates or LIVE while it streams on our host station KROC-AM.  Tweet your questions prior to and during each show and talk with us on our Facebook page. 

In addition to the hour-long Mayo Clinic Radio program, five days a week, we deliver the Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute vignettes that include health, science and wellness information. The Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute and the hour long-Mayo Clinic Radio program are available for download to radio stations and media outlets. To receive the hour long-program and/or the 60 second segments, please contact Grossman.Larry@mayo.edu.  The hour-long programming and one minute health segments are also available shortly after broadcast on our podcasts.


 

Tom Shives, M.D.

A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, is the host of Mayo Clinic Radio. For more than 19 years, Dr. Shives hosted a weekly radio call-in program known as Healthline on KROC-AM in Rochester, Minn. The format was simple: interview a Mayo Clinic specialist on an interesting topic, and provide listeners with in-depth information from someone with particular expertise in the subject. Out of Healthline grew Medical Edge Weekend, and now, Mayo Clinic Radio, bringing those same valuable insights to a potentially global audience.

Tracy McCray

A long time radio talk show host in Rochester MN, is the co-host of Mayo Clinic Radio.  For nearly 20 years, Tracy has been an on-air fixture at KROC in Rochester both as co-host of the Early Morning Show on KROC-FM and The Tracy McCray Show on KROC-AM.   Starting in 2009, Tracy also began writing the Talk of the Town lifestyle column for the Rochester Post Bulletin newspaper.  Through both radio and print, Tracy displays a knack for moderating interesting conversations and a capturing her unique take on life as a Midwestern woman.  As a 25 year cancer survivor, Tracy has always held an intense curiosity about medicine and how patients can be their own best advocate when it comes to their health.

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