Travel with Rick Steves
|Rick wants your help with his radio show!|
Dear Back Door Traveler,
Our mission is to share travel information, experience and inspiration and to help Americans better understand our world through travel. Our radio program has become an exciting tool for us in this regard.
In 2005 we launched our public radio show, "Travel with Rick Steves." Today, listeners tune in on more than 170 stations across the USA including Seattle (Saturdays at 2:00 on KUOW 94.9 FM), Portland, San Francisco, Dallas, and Miami. While you can hear us from the Aleutians to the Florida Keys and new stations are coming on board all the time, many people are listening whenever they like via podcasts and by simply clicking on our radio archives.
Each program (artfully edited by producer Tim Tattan) mixes interviews with guest travel experts, your call-ins with questions and comments, and music. We talk about our favorite travels in Europe, as well as travel anywhere in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Along with exciting destinations, we discuss general topics, as far flung as keeping healthy on the road, bicycling, sabbaticals, pilgrimages, sailing, fear of flying, and more.
Feel free to encourage your local station to start airing "Travel with Rick Steves." It's entirely free of charge to public radio stations. As programs are produced, we'll archive them here on our website for you to listen to anytime.
You can participate in our program by sharing your feedback about our most recently aired episodes or by submitting a haiku. You can also be a caller on our show when we hold recording sessions. You can sign up on our radio homepage to receive email alerts when we hold our recording sessions.
We're looking forward to traveling with you on the radio.
Travel with Rick Steves is produced in accordance with public radio's core values.
Qualities of the Mind: Love of lifelong learning, substance, curiosity, credibility, accuracy, honesty, respect for the listener, purpose
Qualities of the Heart and Spirit: idealism, we believe in our power to find solutions, humor, inspired about public life and culture, civility - belief in civil discourse, generosity
Qualities of Craft: a uniquely human voice - conversational, authentic, intimate, attention to detail - music, sound elements, language, pacing
It is the fusion, the crosscutting of these 3 sets of qualities (Mind, Heart and Spirit) that have created public radio's "signature" sound.