The News – June 2019

UFO Project has a Date

You have been hearing about it, people have been asking about it, and now it finally has been scheduled. I was not able to book a UFOlogist for the show. Either I am not big enough or emails are not going through. I don’t know. None of the four even replied, and the one non-UFO guy politely declined. I have sent an email to the four people whose stories were being held for this show and they all agreed to my proposal. The show that will carry the UFO event will be the 400th episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories set to air on October 3, 2019. Yes, that is a bit in the future, but I have a surprise guest for that show, and it is going to be amazing! To Jim, Margarito, Scott, and Barbara I thank for agreeing to hold off on your incredible stories until then. More about this event as we get closer to October.

-Ron

RAS Expands Its Borders

We have expanded yet again. Starting this week the show can be now be heard on Radio.Com. Not to be confused with RadioPublic, which I announced a few weeks back. Radio.com is a free broadcast and Internet radio platform owned by Entercom. They distribute over 235 radio stations from across the United States. It was originally created by CBS Radio and was then acquired by Entercom as part of the company’s takeover of their radio network. I tried to find the podcast on their website, but it does not show up yet. However, on the phone and tablet applications, we are listed. If you use their service please take a moment and subscribe to the show.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is sponsored by Gladdy’s Goodies

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This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a classic science fiction story from Astounding Magazine, August 1931. It is titled The Moon Weed and is read for us by Mark Nelson. Also, we have new stories from your fellow listeners, and Tom shares a short story about a man and his house.  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.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

The News – April 2019

The numbers for February and March are in and we have seen a decrease in downloads. The individual show numbers seem unchanged, so I am looking into this and hope that it is just because of the shorter month. You can help the show by telling all of your friends to give Ron’s Amazing Stories a try. If you have any ideas on this subject or have suggestions to make the show better, please let me know. I am open to just about anything!

February (2019) = Down ~100 downloads per show
March (2019) = Down ~200 Downloads per show

UFO Update: We have received two more stories for the upcoming podcast. My Brother Jim has shocked me with a story that happened to him in 1957. Why was I shocked? I was not alive at the time and this is the first time I have ever heard this one. Crazy!  Jose Munoz has sent in a UFO/Loss Time Story for us. It is a chilling tale that ends in a Starbucks. I will keep you posted on my progress for this special podcast, but I do want more of your UFO stories. Also, if you have any suggestions for a UFO expert please let me know!

Gladdy's GoodiesThe Gladdy’s Goodies Ad campaign is going great.  We now have our very own Promo Code. If you purchase treats or SWAG for your dog be sure to enter the Promo Code of “RONS” to get a 20% discount off your purchases. I want to thank Gladdy Goodies for taking of us!

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we continue with part 3 of Second Variety by Philip K. Dick. Also, we have a scary ghost story from Huntingdon College in Alabama, and a brand new Johnny Is It True?. 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.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

The Stories You Tell

Whats Next On Ron's Amazing StoriesOne of the amazing things about the podcast has been your response to the show. Your stories are what drives the whole thing. Over the years we have had tales from all walks of life. We have gone from a fisherman in Canada to a radio producer in Florida. We have had ice road truckers and NBA all-stars. There have been people who have seen strange things and experienced unbelievable events in their lives. All of this because you listen to me tell their stories, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

We are a few short weeks away from beginning our next year. Ron’s Amazing Stories turns nine-years-old on April 1st, 2019. The first podcast actually published a few days later, but on that day in 2011 I sat down and first began working on the concept and programming. I remember that it was a Friday afternoon and I just signed the contract with my then service provider for two years. That seems like a very long time back then. Here we are nine years later still together hearing wonderful stories sent in by you.

I want to thank all of you for your submissions to the show. Here is to our next year and to your upcoming stories.

Ronald Hood – Host and Producer of Ron’s Amazing Stories

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week we have a story from a steelworker called Cowboys Of Skies. We play an episode from the classic radio series Challenge Of The Yukon and much more. 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.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

The News – February 2019

In news, this time Ron’s Amazing Stories listenership is up 25%  for the month of January 2019. This is a huge upgrade and it has to be because of you. Please keep telling your friends about the show and leaving reviews wherever you listen. It is because of your support that numbers are getting better.

I like to do to check how we’re doing by googling Ron’s Amazing Stories. The other day I found that the podcast is heard on the service podbay.fm. I had never heard of this application before and was surprised to find the podcast there. Even more shocking were the forty-plus reviews of the show. Most were positive and of the five-star variety. This was a pleasant surprise and I thank all of you that listen on Podbay.

Gladdy's GoodiesUpdate on the dial-in service for sharing your stories. This has proved to be more difficult than I thought to get going. It appears that the company I want to use does not play nice with WordPress. Using it would mean adding yet another internet location to maintain. We want one-stop shopping for the podcast, and adding another site is not an option. However, we haven’t given up on this project just yet.

I am planning on a show with only UFO stories from you guys. If you have any stories that fit the bill please contact Ron. You can use the contact or story submission system to turn them in. There is no set date for this show yet, but don’t delay we really want to hear from you.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we return to the world of old time radio with a suspense story from the series The Mysterious Traveler. Also, we have a scary story from Aloni from Hilo, Hawaii! 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.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

A New Segment For You!

Ghost Stories With SylviaOn the podcast this week we debut a brand new segment called Ghost Stories with Sylvia. This really isn’t a true debut, but more of a continuation of a good thing. Ghost Stories with Sylvia actually first appeared on the podcast in RAS #174 on October 7th, 2014.

Sylvia Shults is a Librarian and Author by day, but at night she becomes a Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and the strange. Her non-fiction works include Ghost of the Illinois River, Fractured Spirits, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons and The Spirits of Christmas. All of her books are available on Amazon and are well worth a read. You can find out everything she does on her WordPress Home Page.

Here are the links to Ron’s Amazing Stories podcasts she has been on.
RAS #174, RAS #219, RAS #263, RAS #302, and RAS #349

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have a cool story from Random O’Malley about a Green Mist, and Tom is back with a story about his life as a popcorn salesman. 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.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?