Travel Expert Radio Host Celebrates Start of 8th Year of Nationally Syndicated Weekly Shows “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams” and 200th Broadcast of “Traveling Feet”
Boston, MA (July 1, 2009)- Celebrating America's birthday by featuring a variety of US tourism destinations is generally on the agenda at the two nationally syndicated radio shows Traveling Feet and Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, according to the shows' host and executive producer, travel expert Stephanie Abrams. But this July 4th is particularly exciting for Abrams and her producer, David Isby, who is known as the “Barefoot Beachcomber” on Traveling Feet and the “Traveling Companion” on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams. The July 5th airing of Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams represents the completion of seven years of weekly Sunday broadcasts and the beginning of the duo's eight year together producing the show. Additionally, Abrams and Isby will celebrate the 200th airing of Traveling Feet on Saturday, July 11, 2009.”
Abrams notes that it would be impossible to celebrate these benchmarking events without including an opportunity for listeners and fans of the shows to celebrate along with them. To include them in the celebration, Abrams invites listeners to visit her award-winning website, www.sAbrams.com, and click on Forums where they can register to win land stays at a variety of hotels and resorts by posting their explanation of why they deserve to be awarded a stay by Stephanie Abrams Travel Fairy Godmother. Abrams plans to have those who are awarded travel prizes on the air with her so that they can share their experience with her audiences.
Traveling Feet is broadcast on Saturdays. The two-hour show reaches three million radio listeners nationwide. Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams is a three-hour show that airs on Sundays coast-to-coast and reaches six million radio listeners. The show streams live at www.sAbrams.com as well. All shows are archived beginning with the first show which first aired on July 7, 2002 which began as a one-hour show.
Abrams reminisces, “I have no idea how we ever did one show that was one hour weekly! We crammed so much in each hour that we never gave any guest more than six minutes in an interview. There's a CEO of a luxury cruise line who still hasn't gotten over only being allotted six minutes! Frankly, the audience learned what made his ships special, what their route structures were, where to find their website, and why they should ask their travel agent for his brand. If you can get that message delivered to listeners so they know who you are, what makes you special, and how to book your product, the story, in essence, has been told without beating it to death! Now we produce five hours of new programming fifty-two weeks a year and, frankly, there's so much to talk about in the travel industry that we still face challenges trying to make time for everything that we need to share with the audience! But we still take the approach of offering fast-paced, savvy, information-packed programming that is thought-provoking and entertaining. Given our growth record and popularity, it looks like we've taken the right approach for our success,” Abrams adds.
Abrams tech-team has added many innovations at www.sAbrams.com which includes webisodes with leaders in tourism, Abrams' Photo Gallery of global destinations, the Travelers411 Forums for exchange of ideas, questions, and answers from experts in travel as well an interchange of experiences among the community of web visitors, “and the opportunity for individuals, travel destinations, and suppliers in the industry to create their own photo gallery to share with our community,” Abrams explains. “There's a banner link from my homepage that takes visitors to Members Photos. Once there, you can see wonderful albums created by individuals, tourist boards, hoteliers and other suppliers in travel and tourism. We especially invite those who are going to be interviewed to create an album of photos in our gallery so that we can extend and support the radio interview with the visuals while we are on the air or when people visit the audio archive of shows. There is no cost to those who upload photos and they can post up 5,000 photos. It's a wonderful way to share destinations and travel experiences with my highly targeted audience on the air and online,” Abrams concludes.