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Dave Bear


Dave Bear, the new Swap Shop Host! Dave has been in radio for a while. His first job was hosting a Swap Shop program in Craig, CO in the the late 70's. Most recently he co-hosted the morning show on our sister station STAR 94 FM, and helped with the creation of the Shopping Show on KNCO and former sister station KUBA in Yuba City. Dave worked at KUBA for 25 years in various capacities and has lived there for nearly as long. Dave has a big family and enjoys all his kids and now grandkids. His hobbies include woodworking, and you can see his work by checking out his website www.2bearswoodshop.com.

Bracketology – A Road Map To The Title

College basketball’s Big Dance started yesterday.  68 teams trying to become the top team in the nation.  Of those 68 teams, experts say, only about 30 have a real chance.  to win it all.

I have to say it is the best time of the year to get sick and stay home.  It happened to me one year.  Before my kids came along I was really sick.  I wasn’t allowed to go to work for nearly 2 weeks.  As luck would have it, it was Tourney Time.  I sat and watched 8 days of college basketball and didn’t feel bad for it.

I’m not really a fan of the whole basketball season.  I watch few if any regular season games.  It’s a little deal I have with my wife.  I get baseball (limited) and football (unlimited), when my teams are featured in the regular season.  I also get the playoffs, if any of my teams are involved.   The baseball limits are understandable, those guys play nearly every day, football is a weekly deal.

The NCAA Tourney is a one and done deal.  Since I don’t watch much of the regular season I really don’t pull for any team (other than my childhood favorites – Go I.U.), but I do have regional allegiances to Indiana and Northern California.  Good thing for me I.U. is one of the number one seeds in the tourney and favored to go deep – maybe win the whole deal.

I joined a station wide bracket challenge.  The scoring is being taken care of online.  Everyone was invited to join, they just had to pick all the teams they though would win.  I was in a co-workers office (who will remain nameless) and her complaint was the website didn’t post the schools colors.  Seems she thought the prettiest team uniforms would make a difference.

I’m not casting aspersions here, her plan has as much merit as mine.  I just pick the schools that have taken some of my money at some point in my educational history.  Which explains why I didn’t pick Harvard to win in the opening round . . . . . . . . .


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