Iola, Wis. (April 14, 2008)—Car collectors and memorabilia buffs have always found plenty to read about in Old Cars Weekly and Old Cars Price Guide magazines. Now, visitors to the magazines’ websites will also find plenty to listen to.
April 17 marks the debut of This Old Car Radio, a 24-hour Internet radio channel dedicated exclusively to the old car hobby. The new station will offer a weekly half-hour broadcast with the latest hobby news, commentary, interviews with a wide range of hobby figures and collectors, discussions of market trends, round-table interviews and news about upcoming shows and events.
Visitors to the radio site will be able to listen to 24-hour streaming programming — each new show will start over at the top of every hour — or select from a list of archived programming that will be available for easy downloading and through iTunes. New programming will kick off at 1 p.m. (Eastern) April 17 and new shows will debut each Thursday at that same time. The show will be hosted by Brian Earnest, editorial director of Old Cars Weekly and Old Cars Price Guide magazines.
“Collectors are always looking for insight into the hobby, and This Old Car Radio is one more way to provide that insight,” Earnest said. “We’ll cover a variety of topics each week, and allow hobbyists to hear directly from the people who are making things happen in the industry.”
“We feel it’s one of our opportunities to outreach to new collectors who are on the Internet but aren’t necessarily familiar with some of the shows and publications out there,” said Dean Listle, publisher of F&W Publications’ Automotive Magazine Division. “This industry is filled with a wealth of knowledge and a lot of neat people stories and collecting tips that are now made available to collectors that we didn’t reach in the past.”
In addition to the latest hobby headlines and highlights of the upcoming old car show and event calendar, the April 17 debut show will feature a discussion of recent auction events with Old Cars Price Guide editor Ron Kowalke; an interview with Motor Trend Executive Editor Matt Stone, who recently released a new book called “McQueen’s Machines,” and a chat with noted Illinois collector and concept car expert Joe Bortz.