You hear it at the beginning and ending of every episode… “The Daytripper is brought to you by…”
But what do those words really mean?
In all fairness, it means that these proud supporters provide us with the financial resources and tools to make what you see on the screen actually possible. Producing a travel show like ours requires a lot and this season we raised the bar even higher with a goal of producing 13 episodes instead of 10. We asked our sponsors “CAN WE DO PRODUCE 13 SHOWS THIS SEASON?” and they responded by saying, “YES!”
So what does it actually take to make a show?
First, it takes a crew and for the past three seasons we’ve paid many of them in bar-b-q. This season we’re happy to announce that we have three full time employees, housed in an office, and that would not have been possible with our sponsors support.
Second, it takes resources, like fuel, food and equipment. We burn and churn through a lot of fuel when we’re out on the road, days at a time, and again, we couldn’t do it without our sponsors support.
Third, it takes money. By the time our show ends up on your screen, whether on your TV, your computer or mobile device, thousands of dollars have been spent making the best show possible with every available resource we have and here’s the best part – it comes at no cost to you or your local Texas PBS station.
So, when you hear those words again, “The Daytripper is brought to you by…” be sure to clap until your hands fall off, and be sure say thank you to each and every one of our sponsors by supporting their businesses – because when you support them, you support us. We could not do what we do without their backing and we are incredibly blessed to have them.
Please help us welcome our proud and generous Season 4 sponsors!