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Chiro Pictograms Debut

You’ve heard of BJ’s Epigrams: short, sometimes witty, nuggets of thought provoking prose displayed on the walls of the PSC…. but have you heard of “Watergrams?” 

Okay…. I confess:  That’s what I wanted to call them.

Our own Todd Waters (ChiroPicker/BJ Character/Jingle Singer) actually refers to them as “Chiropractic Pictograms,” and he’s sharing his creation right here on SpinalColumnRadio.com.

We’ve created a special page that showcases his favorites.  Just click on the image below (or the one just like it in the left column) and jump right to it.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — WHO Radio

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


My latest pick is a treasure trove of information about the early days of W-H-O Radio, Des Moines, Iowa.  

WHO Radio BuildingW-H-O was the second radio station purchased by the Developer of Chiropractic, BJ Palmer.  It is also where Dutch Reagan got his start in show business as a radio sports announcer.  After some motion pictures and a governorship, Ronald Reagan landed the gig as the 40th president of the United States. 

I found a compilation of newsletters bound in a book entitled “Our Home Office.”  The newsletters originated from Bankers Life Insurance company, the original owners of Station W-H-O. The book contained the very first issue of Our Home Office, published April 1, 1927, and then continued biweekly, through November 15, 1930.

Bankers Life president, Gerard Nollen, stated that the purpose of the newsletter was to “promote loyalty and enthusiasm” among his employees. I got the sense while reading through these newsletters that Nollen would have been a good person to work for and that he encouraged his team to use their talents. Continue reading



Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — BJ Looking Back at Me in the Mirror
September 26, 2013, 12:30 am
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Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


“You Never Know How Far Reaching….”

BJ Palmer 1I never EVER imagined that BECAUSE of this podcast, I’d meet “BJ Palmer.”  …Then again, I bet Todd Waters thought the same.

(By the way, this is Dr. Lamar stealing Todd’s corner of the website again… only because it’s the best place to share this).

Several some-odd-years-ago, when antique collector Todd Waters set his hands on the rare, 1931, recordings of the Developer broadcasting on the radio,

there was no way he could have possibly known that with a wig, a cigar, some period clothing, and the discovery of a hidden alter-ego: he was to become, in a way, the man whose voice was etched on the acetate records now in his possession. For staring back at him in the mirror was the very likeness of BJ.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — The Building Blocks of Chiropractic

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


A brick sits on my desk.  But this is not just any brick….

Ryan Block BuildingIn 1888 DD Palmer moved his magnetic healing practice to Davenport, Iowa, renting rooms in the Ryan Block Building on the corner of Second and Brady streets.  Palmer not only used these rooms as his office for his patients, but as his residence for his family.  His vitalistic, hands-only, magnetic healing methods were so successful and sought after, that within four years he required the square footage of the building’s entire fourth floor. Room and board was made available for his most severe cases.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Remembering the Forgotten Seattle College of Chiropractic

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


In SCR Episode 158, the ChiroPicker grabbed a mic and took over my show.  I figure if he can get away with it, so can I.  So, I’m hijacking his Fresh Picks article this month to showcase a bit of little known Northwest chiropractic history. — Dr. Lamar

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A chiropractic college in Seattle?  Bizarre.  That’s what I first thought when I heard about it.

Chiropractic Diploma Seattle 1a- retouch Continue reading




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