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?

The News – January 2019

Ron Amazing NewsWelcome to the new year. There are going to be some amazing changes to Ron’s Amazing Stories this coming year. One of which debuts this week. Tom Williams has been bringing us his stories for some time now under the segment, As Read By. Beginning Thursday Tom has his very own segment called Growing Up.

Speaking of new segments I have just signed some new/old talent for the show. Coming this month is Ghost Stories with Sylvia. Those of you who have around know that this has been a mainstay for the spooky season for the last five years. Starting this month Ghost Stories With Sylvia is going to be a 15-minute monthly segment with author Sylvia Shults. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this and Sylvia has expressed how much she is looking forward to it as well. She is the best Ghost Storyteller available bar none!

That is not all that is news here at the podcast we are looking at adding advertising to the show. I know that many of you are saying “NO!” I will make you this promise. It will be good stuff, things I believe in and have checked out. On last week’s Horror Express you heard the first of these. Gladdy’s Goodies made their debut as a sponsor with their short commercial. If you have something you want to sell or promote on Ron’s Amazing Stories please contact us at ronsamazingstories@gmail.com and tell us all about it. All submissions will be considered.

Finally, I am also excited to tell you about a new way to tell your story. Coming soon is Ron’s Amazing Stories Hot-line. Many of you have been asking for an easier way to tell your stories on the show. Soon, all you will have to do is pick up your phone and dial. You will be able to record your stories, make comments or ask questions to me without having to write a thing. This will be a test at first. My concern is that it will be abused and not be practical.  More on this later as I iron out the details.

Best Regards,
-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have a story called Bigfoot Calling Bigfoot, a sci-fi story sent in by a listener called After a Few Words, 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?