LEBANON, Missouri- KTTK radio will feature Lebanon’s Route 66 Museum and the Lebanon Route 66 Festival on the June 15 edition of its new program, “The Ozark Journey,” with host Steven Strauch. The airing will coincide with the first day of the 2018 festival.
Strauch recorded interviews today (Tuesday) in the museum with Cathy Dame, director of the Lebanon-Laclede County Library, home to the museum; Gary Sosniecki, vice president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society; and a father and son from Switzerland who were touring the museum at the time.
In the photo, Strauch, right, talks to the father, Dick Hoog. Son Tim Hoog is at the left. The Hoogs are traveling Route 66 in a 1967 Chevy Camaro that Dick just purchased in the United States. The car will be shipped home to Switzerland at the end of their trip.
Ironically, a 1967 Camaro is featured on the 2018 festival T-shirt.
“It’s good to have this here,” Dick Hoog said of the museum.
The Hoogs stayed in Room 66 at Lebanon’s iconic Munger Moss Motel on Monday night.
Four tourists from Italy walked through the museum and posed for pictures after the Hoogs were interviewed. Dame said 14,000 visitors sign the museum’s guest book annually, many from overseas.
“The Ozark Journey” airs at 9:05 a.m., 4:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. every other Friday on KTTK, 90.7 FM. Video interviews appear on Facebook and the station’s website.
Strauch is director of missions for the Lebanon Baptist Association.