“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams...”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



Contact us for information on becoming a sponsor or underwriter of Season 3 of Southwest Stories with Steve Brown.  Sponsorship/underwriting is a great way to keep your brand in front of a national PBS audience (distribution to all 350 PBS stations with an annual audience of more than 200 million viewers), and an international OTT (Over the Top - cable busting) ROKU audience of more than 24 million active monthly users (a younger demographic than PBS), as well as an online audience through our website, YouTube, Vimeo, and social media channels.

We offer numerous ways to support the show (remember, as an independent production PBS does not pay us for content, but we love the support our PBS host station, KVCR, provides for reaching their audience), and numerous ways to participate and partner with us.

We know your destination has a story to share!  Let us help you share it with the world!

Season 3 Partners & Sponsors

Sponsor.  Cactus Mart.  Morongo Valley, California.  (Also Season 2)

Sponsor.  High Seas Trading Co. Laguna Hills, California.  (Also Season 2)

Lodging Partner: Thunderbird Lodge Retreat, Joshua Tree, California

Attraction Partner: Sunset Charter & Tour Co., Lake Havasu, Arizona (Partnered for Season 1 & 2 too)

El Pais Motel (& Trailer Park), Tucson, Arizona

Tonopah Historic Mining Park, Tonopah, Nevada

Southwest Stories Partners Seasons 1 & 2

(partial list)


City of Twentynine Palms
29 Palms Inn
Go Lake Havasu (Lake Havasu City CVB) - 1 & 2
Ridgecrest Area CVB -  1 & 2
Cactus Mart
Calmada Private Resort

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce

Lodging/Dining/Nightlife Partners

29 Palms Inn
London Bridge Resort
La Casa Del Zorro
Grand Canyon Caverns
Longstreet Inn & Casino
College Street Brewhouse
Flying X Saloon
Blue Baron
Octane Wine Bar
The Red Onion
The Springs at Havasu Springs Resort
The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Palm Springs (Spa Resort Casino)
Casey's Barbecue
Willie Boy's Saloon
The Fox Bistro (Butterfield's/La Casa Del Zorro)
The Fox Den Bar
Calmada Private Resort
The Inn at Furnace Creek
Happy Burro
Grand Canyon Caverns
The Garden Cafe
Rose & Buster's (wine tasting)



Buses Under the Bridge
Havasu Balloon Fest

Attractions, Tours, Guides, Cruises

Indian Canyons
Southwest Kayaks
Sunset Charter & Tour Co. - 1 & 2 (has volunteered for Season 3)
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Palm Springs (Spa Resort Casino)
Maturango Museum
Havasu 95 Speedway
Calmada Private Resort (helicopter)
Museum of History in Granite
Yuma Swap Meet
MazAmar Art Pottery
Gold Mountain Studios
Pioneertown Sound Stage
China Ranch Date Farm
Amargosa Opera House
Goldwell Art Museum
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Desert Christ Park
Angel Canyon Circle
Little Petroglyph Canyon

Organizations & Individuals

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce - 1
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe (Matt Leivas, Jr.)
Bureau of Land Management
Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake
Mane Street Stampede (Old West Reenactors)
Tombstone Reenactors (Old West Reenactors)
Ken Bettencourt (1928 Ford)
Greg Bishop (Weird California)
Pat Flanagan (desert naturalist)
Lorraine Blaire (Rand District historian)
Visit Yuma (Ann Walker)
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
Northern Arizona University (Professor Russel Prust, Ph.D., Chair, Education Department and Professor Alma Montemayor Sandigo)
Mayor Jaqcues-Andre Istel (Felicity)
Snake Jagger (artist)
Bobby Furst (artist)
Jan Kassies (London Bridge tour guide)
Captain Kenny Samp
Doug Traub
Michelle Gardia
Tom Summers (1962 Turkis)
Pilot Pat Newlin and The Cloud Kisser (hot air balloon)
C. Debbi Waltman and No Worries (hot air balloon)
Lake Havasu Marine Association
International Chili Society
Randsburg General Store


Steve Rushingwind (theme music, live performances)
Tommy Paul
Glenn Patrik
California Celts (live)
Steve Brown (live)
There Be Pirates!
Solomon King
Duane Wind Horse Deemer
Zach Huskey
Nachos Bustillos
Tim Easton
Beverly Derby & Bill Church (live)
Billy Makuta & Ellen Brenner Makuta
Michael and Larry Pedersen (live)
Sidewynder River Rattler Band (live)
Jewels & Johnny Nation
Randy Godfrey & Bobby Furgo
Michael Perez (live)
Spelman Evans Downer
The Hangar/Moonlighter Sound (Jim Landells/Tom Hegarty engineers)

Host Station: KVCR PBS TV

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