World Traveler & Reporter Takes Cruising Passion to the Air & Internet
S. Earl Statler, 40-year TV and radio veteran reporter/anchor, has been hosting and producing his radio cruise magazine program in the Southern California radio market for the last two years. His radio reports and programs – hour-long Porthole to the Cruise World and Statler’s Cruise Trends, have been broadcast on KCAA 1050AM and KRLA 590AM. KCAA 1050AM, the Southern California NBC radio news affiliate, is the program’s flag station for its radio syndication on the Genesis Communications Network.
Statler’s CruiseTrends will air on Sunday evenings 8 PM (Central Time) on the Genesis Network. National program time will vary according to time zones. The program will be broadcast “live” so that Statler can take “callers” from across America. Genesis Network also syndicates Barry Lynn’s Culture Shock, The Alex Jones Show, and Linda Salvin’s Visions and Solutions. Genesis will syndicate Statler’s program to over 130 stations across America.
Statler’s CruiseTrends format features interviews with cruise industries’ movers and shakers; the latest cruise fare deals; exotic Ports-of Call features; cruise travel book reviews, and the latest cruise news. Since June of 2004, Statler has completed 200 radio features on cruise topics such as: cruising the wine country of California; selecting the best cruise travel and medical insurance; Bob Dickinson’s (Carnival Cruises’ president) new book, “The Complete 21st Century Travel Marketing Textbook,” and cruising the great rivers of China on Viking River Cruises. Statler’s 40 years as a print and electronic media reporter is obvious due to his in-depth interviewing techniques. He explains that he gets behind the story by delving into “what makes the people behind the scenes tick. Often you find, that the ‘why’ is more interesting that the ‘what’ when you get to the end of the interview,” Statler notes. His guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the cruise industry.
Statler’s CruiseTrends can be heard each weekend via broadcast radio, satellite transmission, and Internet streaming. S. Earl Statler’s 40-year career as a broadcaster and reporter and his career as a cruise port lecturer for Princess Cruises, Holland America Lines, and the Cunard Line uniquely makes him…”The Savvy Cruiser.” In the last two years, Statler’s radio broadcasts have been broadcast on satellite in Southern California from Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas from San Diego, Calif.; Astoria, Ore.; Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., and Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway, Alaska. He has also done his program, “Live from Carnival’s Pride” from Long Beach, Calif.; Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
In mid-November Statler’s production company, Statler Media Group, started broadcasting Cruise information related programming on the Internet 24/7 at WWW.CruiseTrendsRadio.com. Dennis Baxter, Vice President of Programming, for the Internet Company announced this week that the station’s programming will include Statler’s radio programs, world news, world destination cruiser weather, along with additional Cruise related “Specials.” Baxter also notes that, “CruiseTrendsRadio.com will also air Captain’s Table, which stars Internationally known corporate staging, etiquette and Protocol expert Bet Martin.” John Cook owner of QuoteWright.com will also host a half hour program about travel insurance and staying safe while on vacation. Mr. Cook has been an insurance broker for over twenty-five years on the East coast. Also joining the WWW.CruiseTrendsRadio.Com radio line-up is Dr Cass Ingram who is a world-renowned expert on health issues, author, lecturer, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs. Dr. Ingram’s radio program will discuss ways to stay healthy on your cruise, vaccinations and health issue. Dr. Cass will host Better Health for Better Cruising weekly.
Statler comments, “Although it’s a lot more work, we enjoy doing the show from exotic locations. I’ve been cruising since the early 1950s and I am third generation Hawaii-born. We always traveled at least one way on our yearly trip to the mainland by ship. Cruising is in my blood,” he added, with the look of wanderlust in his eyes.
Statler’s Porthole to the Cruise World can be heard on KCAA 1050AM in Southern California; check www.portholeradio.com for air time or call 909-889-3455. You can e-mail S. Earl Statler at firstname.lastname@example.org.