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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.

Things That Catch My Eye

This morning something caught my eye.  It wasn’t the fact that the roadwork in Marysville seems to have been mostly finished.  Nope.  That was a nice surprise, but expected at some point.

My workday usually starts with a trip into the newsroom to see what’s new and different.  It’s also a great time to grab the comic section out of the Sacramento Bee.  It’s the only part of the paper that is sure to make me smile these days.

Today when I grabbed the paper I was shocked by what I saw at the top of the page.  As is customary there was a story tease with a picture designed to lure you into the depths of the paper.  There was also an advertising sticker covering the top right corner of the paper.  I grew up in an age that advertising of any kind was forbidden from the front page of a quality newspaper… that wasn’t the shocker!

To my eye it looked like the band One Direction had made a lifestyle announcement!   Here’s what I saw:

Bee-1Further inspection set me straight.

Then I pulled the ad sticker off and once again I was confused:


My hat’s off to the headline/tease editor at the Sacramento Bee . . . . .

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