From the homesteaders, to the robbers to robber barons the people made us who we are. Some people rose from little to dizzying heights like the Wallace's of Iowa.
There were industries that affected what we became such as the Cattle Industry, the Steam Boats, the Rail Roads and our first mass consumed entertainment Vaudeville.
The holidays that are celebrated vary from country to country but in each are important to the people who reside there. The Fourth of July is an example.
The monuments we create tell us who we were but at the same time shape us into the people we will become. The stone carvings at Mount Rushmore are one.
Stories of the Heartland is a daily series that features the people, industries and events that shaped the Heartland and in so doing made us who we are today. Some of the Stories are local, some are national and some are international.
It is series about Midwesterners making the news today, fifty years ago, 150 years ago or older. Listeners hear the news, but how often do they hear the story? This series takes listeners into the story. It features one story each week or two (or 18 in the case of Lewis and Clark) for 52 weeks. The programs are divided into five daily five minute segments to allow the drama of each story to build.
It is free. You may download one day at a time absolutely free. Purchase for a Radio Station
Stories of the Heartland is also sold as a daily 5 minute radio program for radio stations on a trade basis. I will trade a 30 second commercial in the show from you for the program. I will not take local sponsorships unless it is part of a national or regional buy so that you may sell an additional 30 second spot with in the program.
I will do commercials for the broadcast on your station. The number can be negotiated and the fee waived.
Network sponsorships have included sales of program content. Towns hoping to promote them selves and others have bought a spot. Here is a sample of the program.
Radio Station Protection/Appearance
For radio stations, protection will be given up to a 30 miles radius of your city of license unless a written document specifically sets out that this may be waived. The document must be approved by myself and your radio station sales manager.
I will come to your community one time to promote the program on your station. The fee and events that I will speak at for your area will be waived. For more on what I do please look at the Talks tab.
To Receive Program
Once you have purchased the program, if you are a Radio Station, you can download it on the radio log in page of this website with a password that I will provide. Your production people will then have access to this page. Stories are available the Saturday before each week and may be downloaded a day at a time or a week at a time. A promo is provided for most programs and also a printable Que sheet can be downloaded.