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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.

Smokers, Did Ya’ Know It’s Dry Out There?

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Hey smokers, I’m talking to you!  I hate to point out any specific group of people, because I hate have 3 fingers pointing back at me.  But, and this is an important distinction, I have never, EVER thrown a red hot burning object out of my car.  I know most smokers don’t either, and to you I apologize in advance.

Every firefighter, every parks official, every person with the wit to draw breath knows California is in the midst of the driest season in recent memory.  The grass, brush, and trees are dry, seasoned, and ready to burst into flame at the introduction of heat.  It doesn’t even need to be much heat, a single spark is all it’s gonna take.  Then POOF!

So why in the past 2 days have I seen more people than ever flicking their butts out their windows?  Is it some kind of IQ test they are failing?  Is it some kind of finger extension to the basic’s of fire science?  Is it a “brain-fart”?

Come on smokers!  I don’t care if you are in the process of killing yourself, it’s your life.  But, once that butt of yours flies out your car/truck/van window and into the tinder dry roadside “growth” then you are threatening me and my family.

How about it…use that ashtray . . . . . .


1 Comment

September 17, 2014

Hal Angstrum

Between 70% and 80% of homeless adults in the United States smoke tobacco (Lee et al., 2005; Szerlip and Szerlip, 2002).

Most don't have ashtrays.

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