This is Terry Stanley. I am the founder of the Road Channel Network. We are doing something that has never been done before, so I thought I’d share our story with you.
Over 40 years ago as I was driving on a road trip across the southern United States I had an idea. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could tune into a radio station and hear stories about the area that I was driving through? The longer I thought about it, the longer the list grew about the things I wanted to know about. History here, animal life here, geology here, early pioneers here, Indian warfare here. I did extensive research about how to accomplish it, and concluded it was not economically feasible at the time, so the idea moved to the back burner. It wasn’t forgotten, it was just premature.
Subsequently the internet was born and along with it, cell phones were introduced. Devices kept getting smarter until technology finally caught up with my idea and the Road Channel Network was born. My idea evolved into a concept of creating all types of stories that were custom developed for a road trip anywhere you are going and history stories about events that happened precisely where you are. After all, the landscape you are driving through is constantly changing, as is the history, wildlife, geology, and agriculture.
So we went forward with the idea and the concept, and developed our own technique of creating history stories that anyone could simply listen to as they drive the highways. The stories had to be truthful, and accurate, and entertaining, but they also had to be unique. I wanted to tell why certain things happened, not just what happened. And because I truly despise commercials, I didn’t want commercials to be the way we financed this new entertainment bridge. The operating system that controls The Road Channel is extremely complicated, but was designed to be user friendly, and it is the first of it’s kind to ever be created. But you can imagine the complexities of the technologies that enable The Road Channel to track well over a hundred thousand members anywhere in the world, all at the same time, and simultaneously identify stories from our library that match that specific but moving location.
I hope that you will become a member of The Road Channel Network, and give us an occasional thumbs up vote. Drive carefully, listen to our stories, enjoy your road trip, and keep in touch.