Heritage Tourism & Economic Development

August 25th, 2017

Not all economic development is tourism but all tourism is economic development. This simple concept is overlooked by many communities and the result is lost opportunity. 

In the first episode of a new series we introduce you to a community with an incredible array of assets, many of which have yet to be developed. As the series progresses we will talk with visionary community leaders, provide ideas for integrating tourism into economic develoment plans, and introduce you to vibrant, exciting communities that will leave you with thoughts of road trips and relocation. 

 

This program is brought to you by Grand Canyon Caverns, MyMarketing Designs, and the support of patrons like you. To become a patron - https://www.patreon.com/jimhinckleysamerica

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Murder & Tourists At Canyon Diablo

August 6th, 2017

The picturesque ruins nestled along Canyon Diablo stand in mute testimony to a a golden era of tourism on a highway signed as U.S. 66, and a dark and bloody history. This is Two Guns, Arizona. 

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Dining with John Wayne (and Kirk Douglas, Ronald Reagan …)

July 31st, 2017

The El Rancho in Gallup, New Mexico is much, much more than a revered Route 66 landmark. It is a culinary experience and a tangible link to Holywood's golden years, an architectural gem and a time capsule. In this epsidoe we explore this venerable old hotel and discover some very unique dining options. #promoteroute66 #jimhinckleysamerica #route66restaurants. 

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Wetting The Whistle Where Time Stands Still

July 6th, 2017

It's a local watering hole, and a time capsule, a tangible link to territorial Arizona. It's the Sportman's. An authentic western saloon, on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, where time seems to have stood still. In this episode of Jim Hinckley's America, belly up to the bar with celebrities and cowboys, and take a bit of a walkabout on a neon night adventure. 

 

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Pamela Anderson (Clark Gable, Buster Keaton, Edsel Ford) Slept Here

June 28th, 2017

 Immortalized in a classic tune about getting your kicks on Route 66 this dusty Arizona crossroads has quite the surprising celebrity association. 

Sponsored by Promote Kingman, Metro PCS, and Grand Canyon Caverns. 

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Prehistoric Monsters, Good Pie, Smiling Faces, & Memories

June 19th, 2017

Just east of Kingman, Arizona, on Route 66 is a delightful little oasis, a magical place where the pie is fresh and on the hottest day of summer, it is 61 degrees! This is Grand Canyon Caverns. Discovered in 1927, the caverns evolved with Route 66, fell on hard times with the highway bypass in the late 1970's, and now, in the era of renissance on the Main Street of America, is rising from the ashes like the mythical phoenix. Wellcome to Jim Hinckley's America! Sponsored by Metro PCS of Kingman, Promote Kingman, and Grand Canyon Caverns. Jim Hinckley's America theme courtesy the Road Crew

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The Story of Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner

June 13th, 2017

Jim Hinckley is on the road! Today we hear the story behind the "D" in Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner, discover an historic oddity, and learn a bit about the Edsel. 

Photo courtesy the Dunton family 

Jim Hinckley's America is sponsored by Grand Canyon Caverns, Metro PCS of Kingman and Bullhead City, and Promote Kingman. 

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Let’s Eat!

February 20th, 2017

Let's eat! In this episode we set out on an eastweard journey from Victorville, California to New Mexico along iconic Route 66 in serach of good pie, buffalo burgers, and other taste treats.

In a future episode the east bound odyssey continues but first we need your help. Share your favorite Route 66 restaurants, and lets compare notes.

What is your favortie stop for desert? Where do you stop for great burgers? 

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Good Times, A Two Guns Visit, A Book or Two, and More Inspiration for a Road Trip

January 20th, 2017

Here we go, another grand adventure in Jim Hinckley's America! Today's broadcast kicks off with our new theme, courtesy the Road Crew out of Nashville, Tennessee, and then we talk books, good times, Route 66, and a bit about Two Guns, Arizona.

As an update, since this brroadcast was recorded Willem Bor, cofounder of the Dutch Route 66 Association has succumbed to cancer. In a future broadcast we will talk about his contributions to the Route 66, and where his artisty in the form of stunningly detailed models can be viewed.

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Adios 2016, Hello 2017

January 4th, 2017

Adios 2016, hello 2017! It has been a most amazing year in Jim Hinckley's America - the first European Route 66 Festival in Ofterdingen, Germany, explorations in the Delmar Loop District in St. Louis, a rodeo in Arizona shared with the President of the Dutch Route 66 Association, a road trip through the heartland of America, Ozark Mountain wineries, and so much more. Join me as I look back on 2016, and forward to 2017.

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Editing by engineers at Route 66 Radio 

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