Episode 105 — Station WOC of Davenport, “Where the West Begins!”


Title: Station WOC of Davenport, “Where the West Begins!”

Episode Number: 105

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 12/25/11

Run Time: 36:56

Description:  Merry Christmas from Spinal Column Radio!  On this special Christmas Day Episode, Dr. Lamar places a gift under the chiropractic profession’s tree — a gift that unearths a bit of chiropractic radio history that, had it not been for our beloved Chiro-Picker, may never have seen the light of day again.  Join us as we take you back in time to the earliest days of radio when BJ would have been at the helm of the broadcasting boom of the 1920’s and breathe life back into a tremendous chiropractic radio treasure.

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Chiro-Picker’s ebay store for the sheet music

• Read Todd Water’s Chiro-Picker  radio article:  “Tuning In to Chiropractic’s Past”

• Get the backstory on this video:BJ and Mabel ‘Listen In’ to Station WOC

• More Chiropractic Radio History

– History of Radio Podcast: 05, 06

– BJ Palmer early health broadcasts:

17, 18, 19, 20, 21

– Ronald Reagan Connection: CD track 06

History of Radio Article

DC Angle of Chiro-Picker’s Radio Article

DC Angle of Chiro-Picker’s article on WOC song video.


Ardis and Russell Swank breathe life into Nat Ozmon’s “Where the West Begins!”

Dr. Lamar interviews 97 year-old Leola Anderson (born in 1914) about her earliest memories of radio.

Professor Flint's Hypnosis Show

Professor Flint’s Hypnosis Show on the vaudeville circuit

— BJ Palmer’s employer in 1898 —

When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-bob-bobbin’ Along — Whispering Jack Smith, 1926.
Station WOC of Davenport: “Where the West Begins!” — Nat Ozmon, 1923.
Bleeding Hearted Blues — James P. Johnson, 1923.
Safe in the Arms of Jesus — Chimes, 1902.
Ronald Reagan addressing WHO 50th Anniversary, Des Moines, Iowa, 1974.

Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — BJ and Mabel “Listen In” to Station WOC

Antique Collector, Todd Waters, is "The Chiro-Picker"

by  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger

Tribute Song Brought Back to Life!

[A couple months back, our Chiro-Picker posted an article that showcased some of his coolest chiropractic radio finds from the days of old.  One such find was the sheet music to a song written and composed for BJ Palmer’s radio station, WOC, by vaudeville singer-dancer Nat Ozmon.  It was a tribute to both BJ and his wife, Mabel.  It’s been some time since the notes of this 1923 piece have made their way to the keys of a piano — as such the Picker issued an invitation for someone to step up and bring it back to life.  …Well, I just couldn’t resist.  With my love for chiropractic history — especially its radio history — the sheet music beckoned me.  And so, with the help of three willing participants from my church (Russ and Ardis Swank on vocals and Mary Stewart on piano), Nat’s song to the old W-O-C sprung back to life.  And from that not only was an audio podcast, by yours truly, inspired (SCR episode 105), but another installment of BJ TV.  What would BJ think??…. Well, you’ll just have to watch the video below to find out.  And then, of course tune into the audio podcast to squeeze the nectar out of this one.  My wife assures me that this is my best one yet!  (She always says that).  Below the video is an article from the Chiro-Picker which gives you some more of his thoughts on the song and some behind the scenes information related to this particular offering of BJ TV.  Oh… and I’ll be back with some extra info in the DC Angle at the bottom. dr. tom]

Station WOC of Davenport: “Where the West Begins!”

I was amazed to find an original copy of the sheet music “Station WOC of Davenport, Where the West Begins” from 1923. 

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Episode 075 — Talkin’ the Davenport Blues with Dr. Ron Marsh


Title: Talkin’ the Davenport Blues with Dr. Ron Marsh

Episode Number: 075

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 07/05/11

Run Time: 26:07

Description:  Join Dr. Lamar as he enjoys the company of Road Island chiropracTIC singer and songwriter, Dr. Ron Marsh.  On the show today you’ll find out all about Dr. Marsh’s chiropractic song, “Talkin’ the Davenport Blues,”  plus you’ll get to hear it as he treats us to an “in studio” performance. Recorded On Location at the Spring 2011 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey.

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ON LOCATION in New Jersey

-20th Anniversary-

An Interview with singer-songwriter,

Ron Marsh, DC

New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends

Spring 2011

Dr. Ron Marsh plays his chiropractic song, "Talkin' the Davenport Blues," in our On Location Studio a the Spring 2011 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends.

• Learn more about New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends

– Website: NBChiro.com

– Facebook Chiropractic Philosophy Fan Page

– Facebook Chiropractic History Fan Page 

– Facebook Chiropractic Group page  

Check out the New Beginnings Interview Archives! (plus see who’s still the cue for release)

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