But even more, it turns out that Clark Howard was really interested in what Tony had to say about staycations and how they can be a real savings so he arranged for an interview with Tony that lasted some 10 minutes. Now the value of 10 minutes of air time on a nationally-syndicated radio program is probably equivalent to the combined value of all the vintage and modern cars on the Featherbed Railroad property, so we're really grateful for this opportunity.
Who is Clark Howard?
"Save more and spend less" is more than just a motto for Clark; it's a way of life. As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author, the Atlanta-based "consumer champion" is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life. As a big fan of talk radio, Tony likes to point out what an incredibly gracious host Clark Howard is and how he treats each caller with respect, a real rarity in such a widely-syndicated show.
Clark's career included stints in both government and private sectors. He was a civilian employee working for the U.S. Air Force at the end of the Vietnam War. He launched a travel agency in 1981 that grew into a chain with locations across metro Atlanta. In 1987, he sold the company at 31 and retired.
Clark found his way into the public eye almost by accident. While enjoying retirement on the pristine beaches of Florida, he was asked to be a guest on a radio show about travel. The response was so positive that he was given his own program, The Clark Howard Show. The show originates from Atlanta's AM 750 and NOW 95.5 FM News/Talk WSB and is syndicated by Dial Global.
As mentioned, Clark Howard is a very gracious gentleman and he gave us permission to post the interview right here on the Featherbed Railroad's blog. If you click the audio link below you can actually hear that interview.
Of course we encourage you to check out all of Clark Howard's Books, especially Living Large for the Long Haul.
If you aren't lucky enough to get Clark Howard's radio program in your market, you can do as Tony does and listen to Clark as a podcast. One of the ways of doing so is by downloading Clark Howard's show for free on iTunes.
We're really grateful for the opportunity to be on the show and in the book and we hope you get some great advice for Living Large for the Long Haul - this is a terrific book with over 50 peoples' input woven through the fabric of some great advice from Clark Howard.