“We arrive and go with the flow. We’re just rafting the river of life,” laughs Hillary Smith whose words tumble out fast on top of each other. Her excitement bubbles from the phone as she describes two upcoming radio shows.
Smith and Jay Crowley are co-owners of Glacieradventure.com—a web site devoted to sharing local fun. “We like to give the exact same info we give friends and family when they come to visit,” says Smith. But now, the two have branched into broadcasting—launching this week their fifth radio show on Whitefishradio.com.
Their shows air Fridays at 10 a.m. and on demand starting Friday afternoons. They cover local people, events, and what’s happening in Glacier Park. “We try to involve people who are actually living it and doing it,” says Smith. “We like to get what the experience is like.” While their audio airs on Whitefishradio.com, a slideshow accompanies the same show on their web site.
This Friday, Apr. 4, their show features interviews with Chuck Curry, an Alert paramedic, and Mike McNamara, who leads a co-ed adventure crew affiliated with Boy Scouts of America winter camping and building snow caves. Their Glacier hike of the week trudges up to Numa Lookout.
But this isn’t talk radio; it’s experiential. Laden with a headset, microphone, and recorder, Smith and Crowley take to the field. “I feel very Mission Impossible,” Smith remarks. “We certainly carry more than your average visitor.”
This Saturday, the team will hit Whitefish Mountain Resort for pond skimming which will air Friday, Apr. 11. They’ll chit-chat with both the skimmers and the spectators as the crashes and splashes happen. “We fly by the seat of our pants,” she says. “You never know what we’re going to put in there.”
Catch Smith and Crowley’s broadcast at www.whitefishradio.com or with accompanying slideshow at www.glacieradventure.com.
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