Tag: radio

Outdoor Recreation Gave Wyoming Nearly $2 Billion in 2019 | | Big Horn Radio Network

The future of Wyoming’s economy looked brighter in 2019, thanks to billions of dollars generated from outdoor recreation – with every sign that growth will continue.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest analysis of how outdoor recreation contributed to the economies of the states and the nations. The results are impressive and show the increasing importance the industry has for Wyoming and the entire Rocky Mountain Region.

Outdoor recreation generated $459.8 billion across the United States in 2019. That accounted for 2.1% of the nation’s gross domestic product for that year.

For the nation, the arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services sector was the largest contributor to U.S. outdoor recreation value added in 2019, accounting for $128.5 billion. This was followed by retail trade ($98.6 billion) and manufacturing ($55.0 billion.)

So how did Wyoming fare?

In 2019, outdoor recreation contributed nearly $1.7 billion dollars to the state economy – that accounts for 4.2% of Wyoming’s GDP.

Only four other states had a higher GDP contribution from outdoor recreation: Hawaii (5.8%) Vermont (5.2%) Montana (4.7%) and Florida (4.4%.) Maine tied Wyoming at 4.2%

Outdoor Recreation GDP Contribution by State

Courtesy Bureau of Economic Analysis


The rest of the Rocky Mountain region was similarly impacted: Utah at 3.3%, Colorado at 3.1%, Idaho at 3.0%, and South Dakota at 2.5%.

Outdoor recreation activities fall into three general categories: conventional activities (including activities such as bicycling, boating, hiking, and hunting); other core activities (such as gardening and outdoor concerts); and supporting activities (such as construction, travel and tourism, local trips, and government expenditures.)

Outdoor Recreation Value Added to Wyoming in 2019 – $1,686,585,000

  • Conventional Outdoor Recreation Activities – $474,506,000

  • Boating & Fishing – $43,148,000

  • RVing – $76,116,000

  • Snow Activities – $147,491,000

  • Other Outdoor Recreation Activities – $133,538,000

  • Amusement & Water Parks – $5,020,000

  • Festivals, Sporting Events, & Concerts – $3,839,000

  • Game Areas (including Golf and Tennis) – $40,874,000

  • All Other Supporting Outdoor Recreation – $927,398,000

  • Government Expenditures: $151,143,000

The three highest contributors in Wyoming were largely unqualified and didn’t fill into the more specific categories laid out by the BEA.

Historically, Wyoming’s top contributing recreation activities are:

  • Various snow activities (like snowmobiling and skiing)
  • RVing
  • Equestrian
  • Hunting, shooting, & trapping
  • Boating & fishing

Boating and fishing were the largest contributors nationally, generating $23 billion dollars on their own. RVing came in second with $18.6 billion, followed by hunting & shooting – $9.4 billion.

Snow activities were – individually -the largest Wyoming contributor with $147.5 million. While massive, that number pales in comparison to what Colorado earned – $1.7 billion. Utah made $666.3 million from snow activities, followed by Vermont with $289.9 million.

By comparison, snow activities were the sixth largest national contributor.

But wait, there’s more!

In 2019, the outdoor recreation industry also accounted for over 21 thousand jobs in Wyoming, mainly thru private businesses, hotels and lodging, and food services that directly or indirectly catered to outdoor recreation.

The trends are clear when compared to historic data – more people and more money are flowing into

Continue reading

‘Famously the most Spanish city’: The Crown mocked for lacklustre recreation of Australia | Television & radio

The blockbuster premiere of the Crown’s fourth season has delighted a world deeply in need of distraction – but one episode is causing mirth among Australian audiences for all the wrong reasons.

The season, which landed on Netflix on 15 November, focuses on the Windsors in the 1980s, featuring Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.

In episode six, Terra Nullius, viewers are treated to Charles (Josh O’Connor) and Diana’s 1983 six-week tour of Australia and New Zealand – but there is a catch: the entire episode was shot, quite glaringly, in Spain.

Peter Taggart

Oh my god this is meant to be Brisbane in The Crown. pic.twitter.com/WkXbrmOIZk

November 21, 2020

Peter Taggart

BRISBANE: Famously the most Spanish city you’ve ever seen in your life.

November 21, 2020

The south coast city of Malaga doubled as the setting for Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.

One holiday-goer stumbled on the shoot while visiting the town last year. A replication of Albert Street, they wrote on Reddit, included “Queensland Police uniforms, Aussie flags and period correct posters”.

Australia Syndrome

Points awarded for approximating an XD Falcon cop car by using a Ford Granada. Looked passable. pic.twitter.com/Hw7ORGkeY4

November 21, 2020

One viewer correctly identified a balcony scene as being shot from the AC Hotel Malaga Palacio.

George Kaplan

It’s Malaga.
The AC Hotel Malaga Palacio. pic.twitter.com/TH9Xtw8DSf

November 22, 2020

Others had hopes for a recreation of the royal couple’s trip to the Big Pineapple, and their infamous ride in a giant nut.

Paul Williams

Never knock the Nut Mobile pic.twitter.com/cOjy99KeYu

November 22, 2020

As Netflix admitted earlier this month, much of the episode came down to “a little cinematic magic”, with no scenes actually shot in Australia.

The Opera House was cut and pasted on top of scenes shot in Malaga. Almería, also in Spain, was used as the setting for the Australian desert, with Uluru superimposed.

Netflix ANZ

The episode features some iconic Aussie locations, but not without a little cinematic magic. We’ll admit it — the episode was filmed entirely outside of Australia, but it still manages to capture the iconic status of the original tour with reverence. pic.twitter.com/4k2QYIzTXd

November 16, 2020

Speaking to the Nine papers, Richard Roxburgh – who plays Bob Hawke in the new season – said Almería, where spaghetti westerns are often shot, has “a desert kind of light, so it worked in that way”.

On the royal tour of 1983 Charles and Diana climbed Uluru – a sacred Indigenous site which was finally closed to the public in 2019, after decades of protest.

A still from the Crown’s fourth season.

The Crown used green screen to recreate Charles and Diana’s 1983 visit to Uluru, and their now-illegal climb of the sacred site was shot on location in the desert of Almería. Photograph: Netflix

The producers still wanted to show the climb, which Netflix called “a scene … with pivotal importance in royal history” – so followed guidelines provided by Parks Australia in recreating it.

Continue reading

GCSC presents radio recreation of ‘War of the Worlds’ panic

Tony Simmons
| The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — In 1938, the great director and actor Orson Welles frightened scores of people with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds.” He’d updated the events for a modern-day radio show, and presented them as if they were happening live and being covered by radio station broadcasters.

“I tell the kids it’s the original ‘fake news’ story,” said director and Assistant Professor Hank Rion. “It’s really relevant today to the way people react to news. I think it’s very timely.”

So Gulf Coast State College’s Division of Visual & Performing Arts is partnering this Halloween season with Commodore Productions and WKGC 90.7-FM to present “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast,” a radio play based on the classic show.

Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is described as a “thrilling homage to the form’s Golden Age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.” Audiences will be able to view the actors via online streaming, or listen to the show live on WKGC 90.7-FM.

Directed by Rion, the cast includes Christopher Grover, Andrew Rowell, Jacob Lambert, Susanna Lloyd, Cassidy Cobb, Sarah Mathis, Drayce Sears, Jeff Floyd, Alex Seeley and Tyler Kent. Crew includes stage manager Maggie Jones, assistant stage manager Julianna Everhart, assistant director/voiceovers by Ian Bingham, and costumes/makeup/hair by Lauren Patterson.


GCSC Presents “War of the Worlds – The Panic Broadcast”

Gulf Coast State College to live stream a radio show recreating the notorious 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast by Orson Welles believed to have caused widespread panic..


“COVID has changed theater a lot, and I think for us the primary thing was safety and keeping our students safe,” Rion said. “I thought a radio show would be great, so this is kind of a radio show with a twist. It’s set in 1948, and they’re doing a recreation of the 1938 broadcast.”

Mathis, a sophomore majoring in music, portrays a jingle singer and does radio announcements, among other parts in the play. At one point, she plays the digeridoo.

“But you do miss the intimacy of live theater,” Mathis said of the radio show format. “Most shows, you’re very close together — you’re hugging, you’re crying, you’re touching. Contact with other people. We’re close, but we do miss being able to be in contact with one another.”

Voice acting is one of the challenges students are facing with this production, as they aren’t using their bodies to emote.

“All they really have is from the chest up, so it’s very hard for them to try to contain all that energy without moving,” Rion said.

“I’m so used to projecting out into an audience, and I never used a microphone before for a show,” said student actor Drayce Sears. “Having to be quiet and so close up to a microphone is personally very weird for me.”

The 1938 show wasn’t intended as a hoax, but was just a regularly

Continue reading