What a journey it’s been to see the “Free Range Texan” vision on our horizon. At the time we are writing this post, the “Free Range Texan” podcast and all of its support media are just beginning to power up. Our podcast, website, blog, YouTube channel, and Facebook presence all networked together to bring the “Free Range Texan” podcast to life.
We want to thank the crew at A-Team PR for providing the initial conceptualization, branding, and remarkable creative atmosphere that gave birth to our program. Their vital behind-the-scenes support on a number of levels makes the show possible and provides a remarkable studio for our production. Segments of the “Free Range Texan” podcast can and do originate from anywhere. Our production is carefully edited and produced in the A-Team PR studio.
We believe our host “Michael Shawn” is a perfect fit. Michael has been on board in the development of the “Free Range Texan” concept since day one. He is one of the original founders of A-Team PR, and still plays a vital role in their creative services. He is a lifetime veteran broadcaster, radio personality, and producer of programming that has run across the United States. His Campfire segments, originally built for broadcast syndication, were a nobrainer, icing on the cake, easy fit in our “Free Range Texan” podcast.
Our podcast is a journey through segments such as, our Heroes and Heroines file; the Unexplained files; interviews about remarkable creatures and unique places and individuals; and a relaxed flow of personal visits documenting the events of our world through the eyes of a West Texan. Most of our “Free Range Texan” programs usually end up at “Michael Shawn’s Campfire”. But don’t get too comfortable. We suggest you fasten your seat belt. Our “Free Range Texan” podcast is scheduled to be full of twists and turns. We asked Michael what we can expect. He smiled and over his shoulder he said, “You kids don’t lose your sense of humor.”
All of us agree. This blog is for you, our listener. Producing the show is one thing. And from the bottom of our heart, we want you to enjoy the “Free Range Texan”. Beyond that, your comments, opinions, segment ideas, are not only welcomed, but we see them as vital to the growth and relevance of our podcast. Michael Shawn had a few words to say about that over one of his famous cups of cowboy coffee. He said, “I’m not doing this thing alone, listener feedback is everything. I appreciate you behind the scenes people, but for me the people that really count are the ones who subscribe to our podcast.”
He continued, “It’s about time that someone stepped up, not just to entertain, but to share a series of programs that people can identify with around the world. So many subjects appear to be taboo in today’s homogenized, cookie cutter media. It’s time to point out some things in Texas, the United States, and around the world that deserve to be talked about. I’ve been called, light-hearted to the point of being silly. I’ve been accused of being somewhat irreverent from time to time. But as I travel around from state to state and country to country, I can’t help but notice one consistent idea. That is that almost everywhere you go from here to yonder, generally, folks are just folks. They want to live, love, and often just be left alone with their beliefs ….. That’s everybody except bankers and lawyers … oh my, there I go again. Seriously y’all, this is going to be fun.”
So, I’m guessing you see what we mean about Michael Shawn. As this is being written, Michael has been on another trip to interview a number of trusted sources concerning real-life phenomena that are going to provide some interesting interviews. When we talked to him today, he said, “Holy smoke guys! I’m about to meet a team that has had hands on experience with a chupacabra.” Clearly, that is not a telephone conversation you have everyday. And last week, he was on the trail of a real-life, nationally known Indiana Jones. Everyone here is excited about rolling out our podcast. Keep it under your hat, but it’s pretty well accepted by most of our “Free Range Texan” brain-trust that we have a target roll-out date of October 28th, 2018. We’ve got a lot more to talk about, soon, but we’re out of time for now.