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REAR VIEW

Bus driver Bob
Bergey's podcast,
EightWheels
Across America,
was born out
of his love for
podcasts-and
motorcoaches.

Bus Drivers: Listen Up!
We have a podcast that's right up your alley
When bus driver Bob Bergey was looking for a podcast specifically
for motorcoach operators and couldn't find one, he decided to
start his own. Read, in his own words, why you should tune in to
EightWheels Across America.

that I had either stumbled upon a great opportunity-or nobody
cared. I decided to find out by starting my own podcast. 
I listened to hundreds of podcasts and YouTube tutorials to find
out how to get started. I enrolled in the Podcast Engineering School,
a live, online course founded by Chris Curran, a professional audio
engineer, to learn more about podcasting and editing on a profeshave dreamed about driving a motorcoach ever since I was
sional level. I discovered that next to content, sound is the most
a child. My small, metal toy Greyhound bus entertained
important factor in building a podcast audience, so I invested a sigme for hours at a time. After graduating from Rochester
nificant amount of money in building a small, professional-quality
Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree
sound studio in a spare bedroom of my apartment.
in professional photography, I started several
Need
The first episode of EightWheels Across America
businesses, including a professional photography
was
published on Feb. 6, 2019. Since then, I have
studio that I operated for almost 20 years and
something
published
a podcast approximately every other
an offset printing business. In 2002, I sold my
to do while
week-about all I can do as a full-time driver. Topics
printing business and finally started driving
waiting for
have included interviews with motorcoach operamotorcoaches for Hagey Coach & Tours Inc. in
your
group?
tors and industry experts, tips for driving to popular
Souderton, Pa. I've been driving full time for the
Tune into the
destinations such as Lancaster, Pa., and New York
last 17 years and have never looked back. 
EightWheels
City, maneuvering the streets of D.C., and underPodcasting (audio on demand) really began to
catch hold in 2004-soon after Apple introduced
Across America standing the U.S. Interstate Highway system. There
is even a podcast specifically for tour guides and two
the iPod-but I didn't discover podcasts for myself
podcast.
in which I share my favorite apps.
until a few years later. I soon fell in love with them,
A bus driver can feel very alone on the road,
especially when I was deadheading in the bus or
even with 54 passengers sitting behind you. My goal for
waiting for a group after dropping them off at their destination.
EightWheels Across America is that it will build community
Podcasts are a way to learn about virtually any topic you can imagamong drivers and serve as another way to offer support, share
ine. Today, there are more than half a million different podcasts to
information, and learn from industry experts. For more inforchoose from! 
mation, a list of resources, or to listen to a podcast, visit my
Two years ago, I started searching for a podcast specifically for
website at eightwheelsacrossamerica.com.  -Bob Bergey
motorcoach operators. Guess what? There weren't any! I knew

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019

13 Architectural Gems
Living Life to the Fullest
Going Green
Marketing 101
Custom Fit
How to Have a Successful Marketplace
ABA Foundation Live & Silent Auction
ABA Gives Back
2020 Marketplace Offers Top-Notch Education
The Drive to New Technology
Tour Stop: New Year’s Eve Destinations
City Guide
STARRY STARRY NIGHT
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Receptive Operators
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - 13 Architectural Gems
Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Living Life to the Fullest
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Going Green
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Marketing 101
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - ABA Gives Back
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