Wouldn’t It Be Nice

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could learn the history of areas we were driving through? And wouldn’t it be nice to hear those stories Read to us and not have to search around? Wouldn’t it be nice? Well, it just so happens The Road Channel app does just that! A member of The Road Channel Network listens to all types of historical stories about everywhere across America, and the events that helped shape and develop areas YOU are driving through every day. Do you know the history? Have you heard the stories? Do you know why the Indians valued the cactus and all it many medicinal uses they had for them? The Road ChannelBB lets you experience what life was like way back then through expertly told audible stories delivered to you when you need them. Each story is geotagged for it’s relevant location. No more looking up road maps, area guides, or websites. Not only are these actions dangerous while you are driving, but they are distracting and take you away from the unique beauty of your surroundings. Instead, become part of the moving landscape of history by joining The Road Channel. ~Sierra...

Launch Bugs Survive History

Did you know that in 2008 when Apple released the iPhone 3S the launch day crashed the itunes server and thousands of loyal Apple customers around the world were unable to activate their new iPhones? Many of those brand new phones got stuck in the activation loop, essentially turning them into nothing more than an expensive paperweight or brick. In 2013, when computer giant Microsoft released their gaming console, the Xbox One, their launch day was also not without trials. Many of the new consoles were scratched or damaged, the headsets damaged, or the entire unit was DOA. Here we are in 2016, and launch day issues still plague developers no matter how diligently they work to ensure their product release goes off without a hitch. And so we arrive to the point of the post. They say silence is golden, except when you have created an app that is programmed to tell wonderful historical stories to people traveling across the country. Our developers recently discovered a bug in the programming which caused some story locations not to get triggered; therefore the stories were not being told as you drove through that particular area. The problem as since been fixed and the app updated. Our deepest apologies for any radio silence. Most would say it’s an honor to be included in the circle of world renowned technology as Apple and Microsoft. In this case however; TheRoadChannel.com would have rather let them have the stage to themselves. Yet there we were playing our part, or ironically not playing our part. Thank goodness for on-the-ball programmers who found and fixed the...

Create Your Own Message

In keeping with our goal to make every road trip turn into a fun trip, we are planning to add another feature feature to our already great list of features, that will cost nothing for a limited time. We will Create a Custom audio story specifically from you, that is intended to be heard by someone in the same vehicle you are in or someone else on a road trip. Want to propose marriage? Want to make a special happy birthday? Want to play a joke on someone? Want to apologize for something? Do you just want to tell someone you miss them? The only limits will be your imagination. We’ll make it happen, and we will have fun doing it. It’s what we do……. For a limited time this will be absolutely free for all our members who have a one-year app, until our story creators get overloaded. Send as many as you want, but please don’t abuse this offer. We are thinking this may change in May, but we’ll see how it goes. You could consider it like a surprise greeting card, and the target is someone with a one-year membership. Yeah, we know you could do this in other ways. You could make a video on your phone, and send it to them. You could do a text message. But I’d bet it wouldn’t sound like ours. It’s what we do……. If that special someone you are sending it to has a favorite song, we’ll incorporate it in the background. Or, if you have a favorite, tell us what it is, or send us your version...

App going to final testing mode

The Road Channel has reached another milestone.  We are in the final testing mode, and anticipate begin totally live in time for your Thanksgiving travel.  As more people learn to use their smartphones to advantage, apps like TheRoadChannel become the preferred source of information. TheRoadChannel surpasses print guides and other traditionaal media for touring and travel by its timeliness, specificity to the user’s route and itinerary and its’ incredible inventory of sites. Innovative and creative ! Spread the...

Follow the Money – America Colonization Period

Your road trip, whether it is business or pleasure, is more than a geographical trip from here to there. It is also a journey through time. Just as your landscape is constantly changing, you are driving through a time tunnel, rich in history. Connect with these past events that happened right where you are now. Experience the successes and the tragedies of earlier families in this area. Listen to their stories and become aware of the unique challenges they faced. Did you know that the biggest winners in the early colonization of America were the shipping companies? That industry generated over $550,000,000 dollars a year, in today’s money, just from their fees to transport immigrants. That is the reason for the creation of the indentured servant scheme. And, did you know that because of that, the first slaves in America were not native Africans, but Europeans. Coincidentally, did you know that the practice of enslaving native Africans began long before America was being colonized? It was a common trade in Europe long before America began the practice. You will hear true facts like these, and many thousands more, as you travel throughout the United States, when you activate your membership to The Road...

Adding Nearby Cities Histories

We have almost completed a new set of stories to our expanding library-Cities on the Road.  You will be able to hear a brief description of whatever city you are about to bypass, its population, and its history of how it got started.  We have completed almost all of the cities on the interstate highways connecting the Pacific to the Atlantic, and have begun the cities on all interstate highways between Canada and Mexico, or the Gulf of Mexico, and boy, there are a lot of them…….Granted, some of the cities histories is not going to make you want to stop and explore, but some cities early beginnings are very interesting.  We also try to let you know about that cities big events they may have going on now, or interesting things to see and do.  This is a great place for you to create your own story about what you may have discovered, that needs to be...

Are you going on a road trip?

You will no longer be a complete stranger to the area you are driving through on your road trip.  All you have to do is sign in, and listen in. Are you the curious type? Would you like to know about the towns you are passing? Just listen, and we’ll tell you. Would you like to know about the farm crops you are seeing? Just listen, and we’ll tell you. When was this area civilized? Just listen, and we’ll tell you. Do you know the history of where you are driving right now? Just listen, and we’ll tell you. Have you ever been curious about what happened in this area you are driving through? Just listen, and we’ll tell you. Do you know exactly where you are right now? We will show you on a map where you are. Want to know what is written on the historical markers you are passing? Just listen, and we’ll tell...