Born in ’87, radio is one thing I can honestly say I’ve taken for granted my entire life. While I enjoy “tuning in” to my favorite music station occasionally in the car, the majority of my time is now spent listening to my iPhone or downloading my favorite talk shows online. I love being able to listen when I want and skip the commercials. In fact, it wasn’t until recently, when Mark started his own radio show called The Travel Guys that I truly began to appreciate all the hard work and time it takes to put out a quality radio program.
Every week, Mark scours the planet for interesting interviews, travel stories and oddities. Whether it’s the local barber in a small city or a chocolate farmer in Hawaii, no stone is left unturned in his quest for quality content. Each week, these random interviews and interesting tidbits magically (with the help of Tom Romano!) gel into the radio program you hear on Sundays. It’s a lot of effort, but definitely worth it. The Travel Guys is unique because it allows you to travel the world from the comfort of your living room or car. This year alone I’ve been taken across The Lincoln Highway and back on Route 66; from Mackinac Island to Hawaii and the Florida Keys. I’ve explored the farmer’s markets in Oregon, learned a little about cruise ships and shuddered at the idea of bed bugs. Having now helped out with a little bit of the interviewing and radio process, I can appreciate these experiences all the more!
I recommend you dedicate some time and check out The Travel Guys, it’s on every other Sunday on KFBK AM 1530 from 12-1pm PDT. Or, if you’d rather check out that commercial free version I told you about, just head over to www.travelguysradio.com. You can listen to all the previous episodes and catch new ones just a few days after they air.
As of this writing, the next episode of The Travel Guys airs Sunday, November 7th at 12:00pm PDT on KFBK AM 1530