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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.

God Bless Roald Dahl!

Who?  If I had titled the Blog – “Wasn’t Gene Wilder wonderful as Willie Wonka”  then you’d know.  Roald Dahl wrote the book “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory” in 1964.  His magical story resonates to this day.

There is a certain chocolatier that is offering a prize of $100,000 with the prize notification offered inside their product!  A true “Golden Ticket”!

The key to winning is opening the bag of this “melt’s in your mouth”candy and finding only brown colored treats.  Monochromatic brown chocolate means a pile of green.  Why brown?  Don’t you think a bag of green would have been a smarter choice?  I know the green ones already are supposed to have a magical property, but I’d say $100,000 would have much the same magic!

My wife brought home a bag of these goodies and we decided to wait to open them until after dinner.  We’d either enjoy them for dessert, or we’d be dancing around like a couple of fools.  In a scene reminiscent from Roald Dahl’s book, after dinner, we gingerly took the bag to the table and sat down.  We talked about all the fun we’d have spending that amount of money.  Where we’d go (Hawaii – for a Loooooooonnng stay),  what we’d pay off (no more bills!!!), what car we’d drive, how much fun we’d have!

Slowly we opened the bag and peeked inside.  A rainbow has never been met with more disappointment.  We knew it was a long shot,, but it was so much fun!  The chocolate was so good!  The bag is now empty.  You know what that means?

Another chance at that Golden Ticket!

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