I will be going on two more radio shows for sure now and possibly a few others but I think I am done working on making new contacts for that. I concentrated on stations in places I would actually be traveling through. I could have spent the rest of my time just on that and I still have more planning to do before I set out.
It was more work than I expected contacting different radio shows to see if they were interested in having me on. It's not something that I had any previous experience with in setting up interviews. I probably ended up with about 20 contacts made for every radio show that I will go on.
In the end it should be interesting to be on the shows and the purpose of having this out there and sharing it was to let people see the trip as it unfolds. Being on the shows will let some more people be able to check it out. Also, hopefully I will be able to put up some videos people are interested in looking at of places they might not otherwise see even if it is nearby where they live and maybe they will go and see it for themselves.
Mackenzie Dodge from Mack in the Morning 99.9 KEKB FM in Grand Junction CO is going to help with a place where I can setup my tent for the night and camp out. That was an unexpected and very nice thing for her to help with. Thanks again Mackenzie. I actually spent a couple of weeks in Grand Junction when I was a kid and I remember it as a great place. I am looking forward to going through there again.
Conor Flanagan from The Shut Up and Rock Morning Show 92.9 The Bandit FM in Carson City NV hit on a couple of things that I was thinking about but had not heard from anyone else so far. One was that the trip from the east coast to the west coast in the U.S. is a journey that many people's ancestors made at one time or another or made part way and someone else finished it off. It will be a trip different from those people but it will still be a similar journey. I do feel pretty lucky to be setting off to do this. The other point was that a long journey like this starts out with a single step and I just need to keep my feet moving to finish it. Nothing to it.. but to do it...