Changes To The Blog

Update For JanuaryStarting this week there will be some changes made to the weekly blog. Not to worry the main content won’t be changing in fact I hope to expand it with contributions by you or our guests. The biggest change is that I won’t be providing a calendar any more. This was becoming just link to old podcasts. It will be replaced by upcoming events. This will include events not only for the podcast, but appearances I make on other shows. I did not implement it this week, but look for it next time.

I received this Email from David Larsen: I looked for the podcast survey on my mobile device, however I couldn’t find the link. On further inspection I looked on my computer, and low and behold there it was on the sidebar. So, I think if you had another hyperlink to it that could be accessed from a mobile device you might get a more people to take it – David.

Thank you for that David! You are quite right about that. It is there on your phone, but you have to scroll through every episode on the site to get to it. That is over 200 hundred shows and that will not do. So starting this week you will see a link in the blog and show notes for the survey in the credits section. My apologies for that.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we are loaded with stories. We will continue with Anything You Can Do read by Mark Nelson and Growing up with Tom Wilson. We have three brand new listener tales 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 – July of 2018

Twitter Kills Ron’s Amazing Stories!

Twitter Kills The RASDid you hear the news about Twitter this past week? They removed all of the fake accounts that people were using to make you believe they had followers. Unfortunately for me, my account was deleted. But, the kind folks at Twitter quickly restored it. While all of the people I follow (about 750) and all of my posts were restored those of you that followed me were gone. Please help me restore my good name and follow me again. I promise to follow you back… if I am not already. Before all of this happened we had about 1400 folks on twitter. In truth that is not very many, but I am sure they weren’t fake. While we are on the subject. If the truth is told. I would rather you follow the show on Facebook. It so much easier to interact with you.

The RAS Survey

I am looking to add a sponsor to pay the costs of servers and hardware. You can help with this by taking the “Listener Survey”.  It takes about five minutes to complete and asks questions about you, but requires no personal information. This information used to show to prospective sponsors my demographics. Please take a minute of your time to do this it would really help out a lot. If you have already taken the survey. Thank you so very much!

Ron’s Amazing Stories – Volume One

As you know I took a week off. What did I do? Well, one of the things was to organize and go through every story that has been sent in over the last the seven years of the podcast. There have been over 100 keepable stories sent in. I have always planned that when I got enough stories I was going to write a book. I think 100+ hits the mark and I have begun working on it in earnest. I am kind of excited.

Looking For Military Stories

I am planning a special military episode of the podcast and would like to include your stories. If you have an experience about your or a relative’s time in the military please share it with us. It can be funny, sad or exciting. Anything works! You can submit your stories here.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have four new stories from you the listener. Also, we have a return of the Nipe and this time he means business. 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:

June 21 – RAS #333 – Growing Up!
June 28 – RAS #334 – Mason Henry Blue
July 05 – RAS #335 – The Adolphus Bride
July 12 – RAS #336 – Replay of Episode #291
July 19 – RAS #337 – Growing Up 2!
July 26 – RAS #338 – Detective Week

April News Bring May Projects

I  have been talking a lot about changes coming to Ron’s Amazing Stories projects. I thought for this blog I would take some time and update you. I want to encourage you to comment on these and let me know what you think.

The Radio Show:  The podcast airs each week on Sunday nights at 8 PM Pacific on AMFM247.com and in twelve U.S. cities on Terrestrial Radio. We have been on the radio since 2015 and the audience has grown a lot since then. Recently, the podcast was moved to Sunday nights to headline a block of Old Time Radio shows. My radio producer and I have decided to change the format of this show and separate it from the podcast. It will change to 30-40 minute blocks of OTR material ranging from full episodes to interviews. This show will also promote the podcast and the podcast the radio show. Ron’s Amazing Stories will not be changing much as a result of this and will continue on as it is today. Although, I do hope to use less old-time radio dramas and more of your stories. You can help with that by sending me your stories or come on the show and tell them yourself.

The RAS is now on the Amazon EchoThe RAS Archives:  Did you know that you can hear the beginnings of the podcast?  Episodes 1 to 100 are not available on the main podcast RSS feed. Not to fear these shows have been donated to the public domain and can be found on archive.org. Want to hear how bad or good I was at the start of things? Go find out!  At the beginning of next year, I plan to move another 50 shows there.

Spotify: Did you know that Ron’s Amazing Stories is on Spotify?  We are… and are proud to be there. There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you. Please help us by telling your friends about it and that the podcast is available on the mobile edition of Spotify.

That is the news today and I want to thank you for reading the blog this week.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have an amazing science fiction story with a suspense type feel to it. Honestly, this story just might be my favorite from the annals of Astounding Stories and Super Science. Also on the show we have a world class “Johnny, is True?” segment! 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:

March 29 – The King of Bones and Ashes – RAS #321
April 05 – The Jovian Jest – RAS #322
April 12 – The White Rose Murders – RAS #323
April 19 – Compensation – RAS #324
April 26 – Listener Story Week – RAS #325

The News – March 2018 (Update)

The RAS is now on the Amazon EchoNew 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.

Horn_JDsmlAuthor 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.

The Calendar:

March 01 – Words At War (Replay) – RAS #317
March 08 – UFO and Other Stories (HE #20) – RAS #318
March 15 – Hawk Larabee – RAS #319
March 22 – Detective Week – RAS #320
March 29 – Special Guest J.D. Horn – RAS #321

The News – March of 2018

RAS on the Radio

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.

The Calendar:

March 01 – Words At War (Replay) – RAS #317
March 08 – UFO and Other Stories (HE #20) – RAS #318
March 15 – Western Week – RAS #319
March 22 – Detective Week – RAS #320
March 29 – Special Guest J.D. Horn – RAS #321