American Countryside is truly a daily dose of what makes America great. Hosted by Missouri Farmer and Rancher, Andrew McCrea, American Countryside is a compelling three minute radio feature that will make you late for an appointment. Winner of five “Oscars in Ag”, American Countryside is available for sponsorship and includes an embedded thirty or sixty second commercial and an opening sponsor billboard voiced by Andrew McCrea. American Countryside is supported by a robust terrestrial network of radio stations around the nation. Additionally, American Countryside airs twice daily on SiriusXM, Rural Channel 147 and digital distribution is available via AmericanCountryside.com and the Farm Journal On-Air app.
“Sometimes we feature famous people and places that have changed our lives for better. However, it’s often the person you never heard of with a story you’ll never forget.” -Andrew McCrea
The Program …
- On the Air since 1996
- Over 3,000 shows
- Five new shows a week
- Reports from all 50 states
- SiriusXM Rural Channel 147
- Five “Oscars in Ag” Awards
- Length- 3:00 (2:00 Content, 1:00 Commercial)
Listen at: http://americancountryside.com/
Radio Broadcaster, Author
Farmer and rancher…popular author…nationally syndicated radio broadcaster…it’s a unique combination that captivates and challenges audiences to action.
Since 1996 Andrew McCrea has traveled the nation, producing the “American Countryside” features that are heard each day on radio stations coast-to-coast. Often described as today’s Charles Kuralt, he’s interviewed Emmy and Grammy winners, All-star athletes, Iditarod sled dog mushers, and even the world’s rooster crowing champion! He’s been body slammed by professional wrestlers, traveled to the launch pads at Cape Canaveral, and chronicled the plight of Central America’s coffee farmers.
But what makes Andrew unique is the broad background his life encompasses. He continues to manage and work on his family’s 3500 acre ranch in northwest Missouri. He checks cattle on horseback and even tracks down news stories on his cell phone while operating a combine or tractor. His blend of humor and real-life strategies for living life with purpose inspire groups to action. He has provided leadership programs for groups in 49 states, addressing audiences of up to 10,000 people.
He believes in building strong communities. He is the past chairman of the Heartland Foundation, a group that promotes the “healthy communities” concept of raising the quality of life in rural and urban areas. Andrew is also a certified lay speaker, a role that brings him to speak at many churches on topics of faith.
He is the author of four books including the Ippy Award Winner, “American Countryside: Where Does Lost Luggage Go?” All of his publications are insightful books about life and leadership based on the interesting stories featured on the radio program. From coast-to-coast and around the world, Andrew brings his unparalleled insights to audiences…inspiring and motivating them to make real world differences in life.
“The American Countryside has become a staple of our weekday programming. We hear nothing but compliments from listeners on Andrew’s travels and the great personal stories of everyday people like us here in South Dakota.” – Clint Greenway, PD- KORN Mitchell, SD
“American Countryside is a wonderful slice of Americana for our newstalk station. The show is well written, well produced, and well received! Our listeners love the unique features Andrew shares from throughout the United States. Andrew is a great storyteller.” – Leland Franklin GM- WHBU Anderson, IN
“We air American Countryside twice a day on KFEQ. One of our long time sponsors is a regular trailer sales company. This is one of those features that is SO interesting day in and day out, that it makes our listeners hang on. Good sales potential and an excellent way to build quarter hour listening!” – Gary Exline GM- KFEQ St. Joseph, MO