Every once in a while a listener writes in a question that is best answered via a blog post. That is the case for this week. Paz Vickery, from Montreal, Canada sent this in from the website:
Hello Ron, I want to thank you for your show. It is the best medicine out there right now for Covid-19. I have asthma so I stay at home. That makes your podcast my best friend. I have a question that I have been wanting to ask. How do you know that people are listening to your podcast? – Paz
That is a great question Paz. I have never had anyone ask that before. The answer is simple actually, because this day in time the internet tracks pretty much everything we do and interact with. How many times have you looked at a product on Amazon only to see that very same item show up in an email or as part of a Facebook post. The same holds true for podcasting. When you click on my link and listen to the show it tracks your visit. My provider counts those visits and gives me the number. I can drill down and find out where my most downloads are and even how long, on average, you listen. Did you listen to the whole show or quit at 70%. I can use that data to help me understand what you liked or didn’t like.
On the radio side it is much different. My radio producer can only guess at the number of people listening to the on-the-air broadcasts. However, they can count live connections to the radio’s internet live feed at any given time. The last time I asked, I was told that number is around 83,000 connections. Are they truly listening? Who Can say.
The Internet is my best source of reliable numbers that I can say for sure that people are out there listening. I do know this there must be someone out there listening because I get questions like yours, stories, comments and requests every day.
Thank you for your question Paz! I love your name.
This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have a brand new Johnny Is It True sent in by listener Kevin Bishop, A great ghost story from a prison is Australia, and OTR horror classic titled The Little People. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link
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