New Amazon Echo Skill – I am very excited to tell you about the brand new Ron’s Amazing Stories – Amazon Echo Skill. This one I think may just put the podcast in front of a whole brand new audience. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to be one of few that have had their show put there. This is a program offered by my service provider Liberated Syndication. The best podcast provider in the business since 2005. To activate the skill on your echo simply say: “Alexa, activate Ron’s Amazing Stories”.
Radio Show Update – Last week I announced that Ron’s Amazing Stories – The Radio show had moved to a new night and time. However, the time I gave you was incorrect. I talked to my radio producer this past weekend and was informed that we have actually moved to Sunday nights at 8:00 pm Pacific. That is actually a bit better. There will be some upcoming changes to the radio show, which I will tell you more about later on. For information and stations in your area head to AMFM247.com.
Author J.D. Horn – I just had an interview with New York Times bestselling Dark Fantasy author J.D. Horn. It was a fun one and I think that you are going to like him. The interview will March 29th, 2018. JD has written several books including the highly successful The Witching Savannah Series. He is going to be talking about his brand new book called – The King of Bones and Ashes. You’re not going to want to miss this one.
This Week’s Podcast:
On the podcast this week we feature a detective story from Escape. Also, a story from a Bounty Hunter Mike and much more. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer radio? We are heard every Saturday night at 6:00 pm (EST). Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.
OnRon’s Amazing Stories this week we debut a brand new show called, Hawk Larabee. Also, the segment ‘Johnny, Is This True?’ returns, and we have a listener story from Big Jimmy Calhoun. Add to this a Five Minute Minute Mystery, a podcast news update and you have a show.
Our OTR Story – Mountain Central Railroad
This week I promised a western story and we have something completely new to Ron’s Amazing Stories. I came upon a gem of a show from the 40s called “Hawk Larabee”. At first, I thought it was a juvenile western, but the more I listened more I was convinced that it was actually aimed at adults. This western adventure is set in 1840s Texas. The series tells stories of the men and women in the colorful drama of the American West. Our tale is called Mountain Central Railroad and it first aired on July 18, 1947.
Program Note: On this podcast, I announced that the show is on the radio at 9pm Pacific Time. This was incorrect. Ron’s Amazing Stories is on every Sunday night at 8pm Pacific Time. Oops…can you say retraction?
The radio edition of Ron’s Amazing Stories has moved. We can now be heard on Sunday nights at 9pm Pacific time. At first glance, this may seem to be a setback. However, our show has been picked to be the kick-off program for a full slate of Old Time Radio programs. In other words, we are the headliner! I have been thinking about making some changes to the radio show and leaning heavier on OTR material there. Then I would use more listener stories and others on the podcast. My idea would be to advertise the podcast on the radio show. I am thinking that this might increase the numbers of the podcast listeners since the two would no longer be same. I have not talked this over with my radio producer yet and I sure would like to hear your feedback on this. You can leave your comments on Facebook or at ronsmazingstories.com.
EditRight 4u – Professional Editing
I have been told that I don’t do this enough. I am not a big commercial guy and I have avoided talking about my business. I am a freelance editor. I specialize in technical works, but I also have worked on projects ranging from Jim Harold’s campfire books to memoirs. I love to work on fiction and just don’t get to that enough. If you are in need of an editor I provide fair prices and do professional work. You can learn more about me and my business at editright4u.com That’s editright the number 4 and the letter u dot com.
The question of the Month
I have received a number emails about Ron’s Amazing Stories – The Archives. There seems to be some confusion about what they are. It is quite simple: Shows 1 through 100 are in the archives. Everything from show 101 to current is at ronsamazingstories.com. What I did was donate the first 100 shows to the public domain. If you want to visit the archives head to the main website and click the banner or head to archive.org and search for Ron’s Amazing Stories. This will give you the humble beginnings of the podcast.
This Week’s Podcast:
On the podcast this week we debut a brand new show called Hawk Larabee. Also, the segment ‘Johnny, Is It True?’ returns, and we have a listener story from Big Jimmy Calhoun. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer radio? We are heard every Saturday night at 6:00 pm (EST). Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.
On the twentieth episode ofThe Horror Express, Jason and Ron are back with UFOs and Other Stories. They will tell a few tales about them and Jason talks about the Peruvian Aliens. Special guestDavid Larsen, from HE #19, joins us to talk about his side of the haunted Pinocchio doll story. Also, the conductor thinks outside the boxcar and brings us another scary OTR tale and of course we end the show with your comments and questions. So, find your seat, turn in your ticket and enjoy this special episode.
The OTR Story – Fire In The Sky
Our story comes from a series that ran on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The Mysterious Travelerwas written and directed byRobert Arthurand David Kogan. It ran from 1943 to 1952. This is the show that inspired the Horror Express. The tale we have picked is called, Fire in the Sky. It tells the story of a comet that passes a bit too close to earth. Fire in the sky first aired August 28, 1951.
I am excited to tell you that, The Horror Express podcast is on track to publish this Thursday. It will go live on the radio the following Sunday. On the show this time we have UFO stories, Jason talks about the Peruvian Aliens and David Larsen from HE #19 joins us to talk about this his side of the haunted Pinocchio doll story. Also, the conductor thinks outside the boxcar and brings us another scary OTR tale and of course we end the show with your comments and questions. I can’t wait for you to hear it.
This Week’s Podcast:
You can listen to this podcast this Thursday at The Horror Express, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Sunday night at 9 pm Pacific time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.