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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.

Elphaba Was Right!

Fans of the musical “Wicked” know Elphaba is the name of the Wicked Witch of the West.  She’s best known as the green nasty witch who hated Dorothy, and her little dog too, in the “Wizard Of Oz”.  I have two lingering memories of this character, 1) she game me nightmares as a child, and 2) her final words in the movie “What a world, what a world! Who would have thought a sweet little girl like you could end all my wickedness”

My sweet little daughter called me yesterday.  She lives in Chicago and has spent the past 48 hours moving from one apartment to another.  All her stuff is in boxes and strewn about… we’ve all been there and done that right?  So, after all the “How is the moving going?” questions are answered and I’m assured that her new place and her new neighborhood are safe she asks me an odd question.  “Are you in front of a computer?”  You may not know this about radio stations these days, but we are ALWAYS in front of one computer or another….ALL DAY LONG.  “Pop”, she asks, “Can you look up a phone number for me online?”  My mind goes into instant parental panic mode – Insurance? – Police? – Private Detective? but I stay cool, “Sure kiddo, what number do you need?”  She tells me she needs the number for the pizza place they passed while moving!  I use a search engine, rhymes with Doogle, and give her the number.

Recapping, Me – Grass Valley, She – Chicago, Food- Pizza.   Elphaba said it best – What a world!

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