Saratoga Walt Adams takes an old school approach to radio. Every Sunday morning he broadcasts contemporary jazz from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on STAR 101.3 FM; but music wasn’t enough.
“I’m trying to set a mood with contemporary jazz in the morning and I feel it should have some form of magazine texture to it by giving out information that I think would be interesting to the jazz audience,” said Adams.
Advertising local jazz events, activities or fundraisers was a good start, but Adams wanted more. So, he asked Dr. Joseph Gulyas, a chiropractor and founder and of Northeast Spine and Wellness, to help him out.
“People can learn a little something about holistic healing as well as chiropractic and non-traditional forms of health and medicine,” said Adams. “It seems to make a good fit with a relaxed Sunday show.”
“Hands on with Dr. Joe” will air weekly at 12:45 p.m. during the jazz program. Gulyas said besides Adams telling him he had a good radio voice, getting on the airwaves was always something he contemplated.
“I’ve been practicing for the last 23 years and we do a lot of educational programming in the office and out of the office. The next eventual step is to get on the radio waves and get some good information out there,” said Gulyas.
The radio segment has aired as a sort of practice run for a few weeks and Adams said the reaction has been positive.
“Now we’ve got the cobwebs out of it and are launching it. It’s real, complete with a name, and we’ve put a blog to it,” said Gulyas.
Adams usually broadcasts out of the studio but occasionally sets up shop at remote locations for his live broadcast. On Sunday, Oct. 2, Adams and Gulyas will host the show at the Jonesville Store for the official launch.