Family Health Radio was produced at the WOUB Center for Public Media with support from the Osteopathic community for 30 years and ceased production in July 2012. The series reached 11 million listeners on more than 250 domestic stations and an international audience in about 180 nations via the American Forces Network Radio.
The program's format consists of simple and effective- daily segments of two and a half minutes, with practical, easy-to-understand answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about health and health care. The host, Harold C. Thompson III, D.O., assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, also included timely, practical, and consumer-orientated information about how to evaluate health information on the internet. Family Health Radio was supported in part by the Ohio Osteopathic Association.
The website referenced in the program (fhradio.com) has also since been discontinued. However, due to the highly practical nature of the information provided by Dr. Thompson, Radio of Hope continues to air many of these archived, informative programs, at the top of most hours, on Tuesdays and Thursdays as an on-going public service to our listening audience. Listeners are advised to disregard the invitation to visit fhradio.com.