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Become a sponsor for Season 3 -
See video above - turn sound on to hear original musical score!

For sponsorship information,

call Southwest Stories

Sponsorship Coordinator Alan Solomon



Steve Brown, executive producer


Season 3 of Southwest Stories is slated to resume production (interrupted in 2020 by the global pandemic) in fall 2021.  Sponsorship/underwriting of the show is a great way to place your brand in front of a national PBS audience (distribution to all 360 PBS stations with an annual audience of more than 200 million viewers), and a domestic/international ROKU (the #1 streaming platform in the US, now expanding across Latin America and Europe) audience of more than 51 million active monthly users (expected to reach 116.5 million by 2022), as well as an online audience through our website, YouTube, Vimeo, and social media channels.

Season 3 of Southwest Stories provides our sponsors with solid domestic cross-platform reach, with the positive brand associations with both the show and PBS, the most respected media outlet nationally,  Contact us today to discuss how Southwest Stories can partner with your business or organization.

Southwest Stories sponsors:

  • Receive a PBS-style sponsor announcement at the beginning and close of the episode

  • Receive a PBS-style sponsor announcement on each episode segment and feature produced from the episode(s) they sponsor

  • Receive national distribution of episodes they sponsor to all 360 PBS stations for both unlimited broadcast and streaming use on all public broadcasting channels, websites, and streaming services

  • Receive domestic/global streaming distribution of episodes and additional content with their sponsor announcement on the Southwest Stories Roku channel, YouTube channel, and Vimeo Pro channel

  • Receive promotion of content with sponsor announcements on social media channels

  • Receive expanded demographic exposure through multi-platform content distribution
    (PBS=older, wealthier, educated, higher-end travel demographic, Roku/YouTube/social media=younger, experience-oriented adventure travel demographic)

  • Receive ongoing marketing consultation to maximize impact of sponsorship

  • May share, embed, and use relevant Southwest Stories content on their own platforms and channels as well as with relevant travel and tourism bureaus, chambers of commerce, museums, historical societies, and visitor centers

  • Receive full-page linked advertisement(s) in the Southwest Stories magazine

  • Receive complimentary promotion on the new Southwest Stories podcast (all major platforms, fall 2021)

  • Receive relevant b-roll and still photos for unlimited commercial use (if requested)

  • May receive additional destination/attraction features, reviews, profiles, interviews, performances on video, in magazine, podcast, and/or social media with their sponsor announcement or credit

  • Are eligible for features to be branded or produced for their use at an additional discounted cost

  • Are eligible for additional partnership promotions, live events, and other opportunities


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)

Lodging Partner: El Pais Motel (& Trailer Park), Tucson, Arizona

Attraction Partner: Tonopah Historic Mining Park, Tonopah, Nevada

Southwest Stories Partners Seasons 1 & 2

(partial list)

Major Underwriters

City of Twentynine Palms
29 Palms Inn
Go Lake Havasu (Lake Havasu City CVB) - 1 & 2
Ridgecrest Area CVB -  1 & 2
Cactus Mart - 2 & 3
Calmada Private Resort

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce

Lodging/Dining/Nightlife Partners

29 Palms Inn, 29 Palms
London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu City
La Casa Del Zorro, Borrego Springs
Felicity, California
Grand Canyon Caverns, Arizona
Longstreet Inn & Casino, Nevada
College Street Brewhouse, Lake Havasu City
Flying X Saloon, Lake Havasu City
Blue Baron, Lake Havasu City
Octane Wine Bar, Lake Havasu City
The Red Onion, Lake Havasu City
The Springs at Havasu Springs Resort, Lake Havasu
The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Palm Springs (Spa Resort Casino)
Casey's Barbecue, Ridgecrest
Willie Boy's Saloon, Morongo Valley
The Fox Bistro (Butterfield's/La Casa Del Zorro), Borrego Springs
The Fox Den Bar, Borrego Springs
Calmada Private Resort, Pioneertown
The Inn at Furnace Creek (The Oasis at Death Valley), Death Valley National Park
Happy Burro, Beatty
The Garden Cafe, Yuma

Rose & Buster's, Yucca Valley

Carlee's, Borrego Springs


Buses Under the Bridge
Havasu Balloon Fest

Attractions, Tours, Guides, Cruises

Indian Canyons, Palm Springs
Southwest Kayaks, Lake Havasu
Sunset Charter & Tour Co. - 1-3, Lake Havasu
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Palm Springs (Spa Resort Casino)
Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest
Havasu 95 Speedway, Lake Havasu City
Calmada Private Resort (helicopter), Pioneertown
Museum of History in Granite, Felicity
Yuma Swap Meet, Yuma
MazAmar Art Pottery, Pioneertown
Gold Mountain Studios, Pioneertown
Pioneertown Sound Stage, Pioneertown
China Ranch Date Farm, Tecopa
Amargosa Opera House, Death Valley Junction
Goldwell Art Museum, Nevada
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
Furstworld, Joshua Tree
Desert Christ Park, Yucca Valley
Angel Canyon Circle, Morongo Valley
Little Petroglyph Canyon, Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake

Organizations & Individuals

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce
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)

Rik Livingston (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

Seligman General Store

Jim Conkle (Route 66 expert)


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

A very special 
thanks to...

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