News The Beat on Seton Re-launches Web Radio Station Devoted to Matters of the Heart

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AUSTIN, Texas - (February 5, 2013) - "Pumping heart health tips from the aorta to the rest of the world," says DJ Carrie Schumacher, the "voice" for The Beat on radio.

The Seton Healthcare Family's internet radio station brings to light matters of the heart throughout National Heart Month in a way that is entertaining, informative and convenient to access.

"There is a wealth of information available about heart health, yet it's either scattered on different sources or difficult to understand," said Michael Dollen, Seton Healthcare Family vice president of Communications, Marketing and Brand Management. "With The Beat on, Seton provides valuable heart awareness tips with an element of fun."


Radio interviews feature Seton Heart Institute cardiologists, other local heart specialists, city officials, Texas Beef Council and the American Heart Association covering a broad spectrum of subjects, including:

  • Can defibrillators be hacked?
  • What are the signs of heart disease for women?
  • Are there heart healthy benefits of red wine and chocolate?
  • Why energy drinks may be harmful for your heart.
  • How fainting spells are a possible indicator of heart issues.

"Anyone with internet access can listen in, and at any time of day," said Schumacher, when not acting as the voice on The Beat, is a Seton Physician Relations and Recruitment Coordinator.

The website, also specially formatted for mobile devices, is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any computer or portable technology with internet access.

In February, listeners will have the opportunity to win a Sweetheart Prize* - dinner for two at TRIO, a Four Seasons Austin restaurant. How can you win?

  1. Listen to The Beat for the number to call starting Feb. 1.
  2. Leave a message on The Beat hotline between Feb. 1-12 with a heart health question and your name and phone number.

One caller will be randomly selected for the prize. The winner will be announced on The Beat on Valentine's Day.

To access the radio station, visit and click the play button. To learn about updates, stay tuned to Seton Healthcare Family's Facebook and Twitter.

*In the event the winner is a Seton associate, appropriate payroll taxes will be withheld.

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