What About The Stories?

What about The Stories?

I have been getting a lot of stories of late and thought that it was time to go over what I do with these and the process I am using to ready them for the show. First and foremost every story I receive is important to me. I take a careful look at each one and I always send out feedback. Some of the questions I get are:

How do I deal with all the stories?

All stories go into a reading cue. The exception is that short tales usually get read on the spot. I don’t like to let stories sit so I try to get to them within 24 hours. As I stated I always send out an email to the author. I will tell you if your story is going to be used and confirm your permission to use it.

Do I edit all of the stories?

Yes, that is necessary.  I try to minimize this, but the truth is I have to make the story readable. For example, I remove tongue twisters. People often don’t even know they are doing it, but some things are difficult to read aloud. I remove brand names. If you say Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes I might change it to just frosted flakes. Of course, I always remove bad language and replace it with a family-friendly version. If I edit your story I will send you the copy for your approval. I May not do this if the edits are minor.

Do I reject Stories?

Sadly, I do have to pass on some stories. Anything that would not be heard on television Saturday morning is going to be suspect. I always offer the sender the chance to rewrite the tale and sometimes they do and sometimes they get mad. I also avoid stories that have agendas. I will leave that at that.

I hope this gives you some insight into the story process at Ron’s Amazing Stories. I want your stories and I hope that this does not stop you from sending them in.

Thank you for reading,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have a super secret guest, two tales about growing up, and a listener sent in a request that I was happy to fill. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

May 24 – RAS #329 – The Nothing Equation
May 31 – RAS #330 – Memorial Day Replay
June 07 – RAS #331 – The Beast Of Space
June 14 – RAS #333 – Impossible!
June 21 – RAS #332 – Special Guest
June 28 – RAS #334 – Western Tales

This Week In Podcasting – Mysteries

Inner Sanctum LogoOn Ron’s Amazing Stories this week, mysteries is the theme for the show and we set out to break records. We have stories that include a ten-year-old mystery of death and murder. Brother James is back with another strange tale from New Mexico – The Land Of Enchantment and Tyler tells us of his mysterious trip to the Hot Lake Hotel in Oregon. For the record, his story might be one of scariest tales we have had yet. Ethan from Australia chimes with his contribution to the segment, “Johnny is it true?” And add to it all a tale of blood gone bad from the folks at The Five Minute Mystery.

I can’t wait to share it all with you.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

 

May 24 – RAS #329 – The Nothing Equation
May 31 – RAS #330 – Memorial Day Replay
June 07 – RAS #331 – The Beast Of Space
June 14 – RAS #333 – Mystery Week
June 21 – RAS #332 – Special Guest
June 28 – RAS #334 or HE #21

The News – June 2018 Update

Quite a bit of change here at Ron’s Amazing Stories for the first six months of 2018. The interaction between you the listener and me has increased and I love it. We have had more story submissions in the past six months than all of 2017 combined and I thank you for that. I can now see a day where the entire podcast is made up of just your stories.  Good Stories!

-Ron

The Radio Program Update:

The date has been set for the changeover.  On October 4th, 2018 the podcast and the radio show part company and become two separate programs. The radio show will be available as its own podcast and lean heavily on old time radio broadcasts.  I don’t have a name for this show just yet, but I am leaning towards something like, “Ron’s Classic Radio”. Ron’s Amazing Stories will continue as is, but won’t have as many classic radio shows. As always there is time before this change and your feedback would be much appreciated.

We Want Your StoriesNew Segment in the Works:

I am starting a brand new project here at the podcast. We get a lot of stories from you guys on the show, but many of you write me and say that you don’t have a story to tell. How would you like to write a fiction story for the podcast? That’s right your story does not have to be true to be good. Here is my idea:

If you already have a short story written I would love to have it you can submit it here. However, if you are up a challenge contact me using the contact page and tell me that you want to write a story. I will give you a concept and then you run with it.  I will even help edit your story to make it the best it can be. When we are done you or I will read your work on the show.  If you think this sounds like something you want to try let me know. I can’t wait for someone to be first to take this challenge.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have an excellent story called The Beast Of Space. Also, we have three listeners stories: Kiss Me, Wishful Thinking and Dad Makes A House Call. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

May 24 – The Nothing Equation – RAS #329
May 31 – Memorial Day Replay – RAS #330
June 07 – The Beast Of Space – RAS #331
June 14 – Special Guest – RAS #332
June 21 – Mystery Week – RAS #333
June 28 – RAS #334 or HE #21

A Podcast on Undertaking

I hope you had a memorable memorial day.  On the podcast this week have a replay of episode #228 published, January 14, 2016, called, Undertakings of an Undertaker.

Stanley Swan Joins Ron on the podcast this week.About Our Guest

What do the following have in common?  A Funeral Director, an Undertaker and a Mortician. Quite simply they are the names for a job that is of huge significance to humanity but are often shunned by society. The ironic thing is that everyone will one day become a paying client for this age-old industry. In a rare and wholly-unique new book, Stanley Swan is breaking his silence to share the good, the bad and the sometimes zany stories from serving the last wishes of those who have passed on.

This Week’s Podcast:

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

April 26 – Throwback Thursday – RAS #325
May 03 – These Are Your Stories – RAS #326
May 10 – After The Movies – RAS #327
May 17 – The Answer – RAS #328
May 24 – The Nothing Equation – RAS #329
May 31 – Memorial Day Replay – RAS #330

Email Of The Week – What’s Your Story

I have received many emails asking basically the same question so, I decided to pick the best one and answer it.

Marilyn from Spring Falls, Virginia sent in this email:  Hello Ron, I love the podcast and want to share my story. Most of your stories are so exciting and I am afraid that mine is rather boring. What types of stories do you want for the show? Do they have to be supernatural?  – Marilyn

What's Your Story?Marilyn,

I have to say that I am looking for any story and all stories. Nothing is too boring, too scary or too funny. On the show, we have had everything from ghosts to wolf encounters. We have had lost time tales to a funny rowboat story. The question I have is this: What’s your story?

Anything counts! All that I ask is that it be yours and the subject matter has to be family friendly. In fact, the only stories I have ever rejected have been borderline indecent.  

I recently upgraded the story submission process at Ron’s Amazing Stories to make getting your tales to me, a simple process. Just head to the main site and click on the story submission banner.

Thank you for the question,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

Our main story tracks a missile heading to Auburn, but was it launched by humans or aliens? Tune in and find out. Also, We have your stories which include two museum ghosts and one angel visitation. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

April 26 – Throwback Thursday – RAS #325
May 03 – These Are Your Stories – RAS #326
May 10 – At The Movies – RAS #327
May 17 – The Answer – RAS #328
May 24 – Mystery Week – RAS #329
May 31 – RAS #330 or HE #21