|America Remembers Ronald
recently has focused on the passing of the 40th
President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Since his
passing on June 5, 2004, all media have been covering
the ceremonies and memorials held for Reagan's passing.
Much of this media coverage has been spent examining his
past and Midwestern roots.
What most people do not know is that Ronald Reagan had
an indelible link to the chiropractic profession. His
first job in show business was as a radio announcer in
the early thirties on two radio stations owned by the
developer of chiropractic Dr. BJ Palmer.
Dr. BJ Palmer was the son of Dr. DD Palmer who
discovered chiropractic. He is widely credited with the
development of chiropractic. However, in addition to his
life-long career in chiropractic, Dr. Palmer was also
fascinated with radio and was a pioneer in this area.
Palmer owned two stations, WOC and a sister station WHO
in the Davenport - Quad Cities area of Iowa and Illinois
which is the birthplace of chiropractic. These two
stations were where Reagan got his first jobs as a
sports broadcaster, covering college football games.