May 18, 2023
Thunderstorms were the word of the day. We had a day full of them and it disrupted my plans for the show, but in the end my loss is your gain. The strikes caused a power disruption which temporarily shutdown my systems. In the end I decided it was better to leave them off and come up with a new plan for the show. I have been wanting to run today’s story for quite a while. The problem is that we have 60 minutes and the story was a bit longer than that. However, with some creative editing you will hear an amazing story! It is my hope that you enjoy this special edition of Ron’s Amazing Stories.
Featured Story - Stairway To Heaven
Our featured story is a radio adaptation of a 1946 film titled A Matter of Life and Death (AKA, Stairway To Heaven). I know what you are thinking. Was this the inspiration of the famous rock tune by Led Zeppelin? In a nutshell, no. WWII British Air Force pilot Peter Carter is on his way home from a bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane, into the ocean, he contacts June who is an Allied radio operator. With her, he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. It is titled Stairway To Heaven and it first aired on The Screen Directors Playhouse on July 26, 1951.
Program note: If you want to watch the 1946 film version of Stairway To Heaven you can find it here on YouTube with advertisements.
Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you're from. I will read it if I can. Links are below.
Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.