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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.

I Already Voted!

When we moved into our new house two years ago, I learned that I was now a permanent absentee voter.  It’s kinda nice.  On Election Day, I don’t have to worry about getting to the polling place and waiting in line.  My voice is heard and it’s all thanks to the US Mail.  I do miss getting a little “I Voted”sticker.

So, last night my wife & I sat down to fill out our ballots.  This morning I put stamps on the envelopes and dropped them in the mailbox.  We are done!

Now I want to tell all the candidates something….Drop me from your mailing list.  My mind is made up, my vote is cast.  I don’t need anymore of your mail.  I don’t need anymore flyers stuck between the screen door and the front door.  I don’t need any more RoboCalls.  Save your mail budget, save your phone call budget, save a tree.  It won’t make one bit of difference.

Aren’t the RoboCalls the worst?  One election year I kept track of which candidates I got calls from and how many from each.  I voted for the candidates that called the least.  I know it’s a crummy way to decide who got my vote, but I felt it was the only way I could protest.  The good news, most of the people I voted for lost anyway.  And those that did win, won by more than a few votes.

RoboCalls really need a way to be shut off.  I mean if these guys and gals want me to hear their pitch they should walk up to my door.  I pay for the phone to stay in contact with people I care about, why do I have to pay for their right to bug me?  I say, make those calls have an opt in/opt out option… we have to press 1 or press 2 so often on the phone so much anyway what would that hurt?

Every RoboCall should start with the something like “Press One to hear how Candidate X will save your tax dollars, Press Two to tell Candidate X that you don’t can to hear their plan, Press Three to tell Candidate X that you have already voted absentee and they should leave you alone”  Of course most people would just press 3 the be done with all those calls regardless of how they vote.  I know I would.

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