We could fire up the Anniversary Waltz and prepare ourselves for the traditional gift of paper, but you know us … and you know we’ve got our own way of doing things. Besides, we’ve already got paper galore. So instead, we’re going to be spending our first anniversary on the air. And all the gifting will be from us and from a number of our generous advertisers.
May 25th marks the one year anniversary of Paper Shop Live! and we certainly hope you’ll join us for the celebration. We’ll be on the air at our usual 9 AM time slot on NEPA’s ESPN radio network. We’ve already got a number of pretty impressive giveaways lined up, and we’ll keep adding to that number as we get closer to the big day. Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter & Google+ as we roll out an exciting roster of prizes.
As always, we welcome you to call the show with your ads, your questions or even to wish us a happy anniversary: 1-888-303-0630.
Or maybe it isn’t. We don’t know for sure. But we do know that there has been a piano on the air. And an antique cooler. And both of them sold.
You probably already know that we invite you to join us live on the air every Saturday morning. We’d love you to call Paper Shop Live! and tell our listening audience what it is you’d like to sell. The great thing about getting your ads on the air is that you reach a whole new audience; you never know who’s listening and what they might be interested in.
A few weeks ago, Jack called Paper Shop Live! to sell his Steinway grand piano. Because it was both a large and rather pricey item, he’d been having a little trouble selling it. Oddly enough, an interested party happened to be driving though the area and picked up the show on his car radio at the very time that Jack was on. We don’t think it was love in the air, but it certainly seemed to be some kind of Paper Shop magic: the traveler called Jack and purchased the Steinway.
Give us a call on Saturday morning at 1-888-303-0630 and get your items out there! Whether it’s online, in print or over the airwaves, we’ve got you covered!
Stop. Pause. Rewind. Tinker with the space-time continuum (well, sort of).
If you miss a Saturday morning broadcast of Paper Shop Live!, there’s always the not-so-live version: the podcast. It’s not only a chance to catch up if you missed the show, it’s also a great way to get any details or contact information you might have missed on items of interest.
You can always find a link to the podcast on our website. In addition, we post links to hear the replay on Facebook, Twitter & Google+.
And the FM, too.
When you tune in to catch Paper Shop Live! on Saturday mornings, we can be found in a few spots on the dial: 96.1 and 100.1 FM and 630 and 1240AM. While we’re happy that we’re easy to find, we wondered what the difference is between AM and FM radio. We knew from long-ago Science classes that it had something to do with waves, but the details were lost on us. So we did a little research.
AM & FM radio transmit their sound using electromagnetic waves, but the difference lies in how those waves are manipulated to send out a signal. With AM, the strength (amplification) of the waves is varied while FM varies the frequency (how many waves per second).
Both have their benefits & drawbacks, too: FM radio has a better sound quality and can carry a stereo signal. The quality of an AM signal is not nearly as clear, but it can broadcast to a much larger area, which is why it’s so often the purview of talk radio.
Whichever band you prefer, catch a wave & join us at 9 on Saturday!
We know, we know. For some of us, it just takes a little time (and a bit of caffeine) get from a pre-alarm dozing state to our usual on-the-ball selves. So it’s not all that surprising that we might miss a detail or two of Saturday’s broadcast of Paper Shop Live! It happens.
Even if you’re the type of person who really does rise & shine, it’s possible that you could miss a bit of information from the show. Perhaps you didn’t get a phone number or you were briefly distracted by the dog barking or a knock at the door.
We’re here to tell you that there’s no need to despair! It’s possible to catch whatever you might have missed from the show; in fact, there are a few ways to do it.
First: there’s the podcast. Every show goes online in podcast form within a few hours of airing. Best of all, you can pause and rewind the recording to catch whatever information you need.
The second line of defense is to check thepapershop.com. If you type “Paper Shop Live” into the Search field, it’ll pull up the goods on every ad that was on Saturday’s show, all in one spot.
On April 8, 1820, Venus De Milo was caught unarmed. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. More simply put, poor Venus (sans arms) was discovered on this day in 1820. And that bit of historical trivia got us thinking:
Sometimes … well, sometimes you just feel like something’s missing. Perhaps there’s something you’d love to track down, but you haven’t had any luck. It might be that one piece to complete a collection, a hard-to-find part for an antique automobile or even just something you miss for sentimental reasons.
We offer a few ways for you to track down that special something. You can place a Wanted to Buy or Lost & Found ad with us for as little as $7 per issue; remember that we’ve got over 66,000 weekly readers and that our website is accessible worldwide. You’re also cordially invited to give Paper Shop Live! a call and tell our listeners what you’re trying to get your paws on. You might be surprised what happens if you put your search into the hands of our readers & listeners!
We do our very best to be prepared for a fun & interesting broadcast every Saturday. We’re at the ESPN studio in the Times Building in downtown Scranton bright & early. Co-host Kim’s got both her information and her speaking voice all ready to go (possibly powered by caffeine). We’ve reminded people all week that they’re invited to call the show. And yet … the most vital ingredient can’t be prepared in advance.
We can’t spell Paper Shop Live! without U!!! Oh. Wait. We can. *ahem* Still, we’d never be able to bring you NEPA’s first classified ad program without all the people who take the time to call the show to talk about what they’re selling.
You know, you could be one of those people. It’s pretty easy, and it’s free. We’ve found that it’s a great way to reach a whole new audience, too: not only do we get the folks who tune in to hear the show live, we also get podcast listeners who check it out for the remainder of the week. And every ad that’s on the show appears on thepapershop.com for the whole week, too.
Be brave! Be daring! Most importantly, be successful (and have fun doing it)! Give Kim & Sean a ring this Saturday and tell them what you’d like to sell: 1-888-303-0630
Catch Paper Shop Live! at 9 every Saturday morning on NEPA’s ESPN radio network at 96.1 & 100.1 FM or 630 & 1240AM.
It’s National Poetry Month. And National Guitar Month. Don’t forget that April’s National Welding Month, too. It brings us Arbor Day and Earth Day. And we’ve got our prom giveaway coming up in just a few days. So, really, what’s not to like?
Crocus buds aren’t the only thing growing – so are our Lawn & Patio, Lawnmower, Motorcycle & Boat categories. And while we’re bidding winter a not-so-fond farewell, remember that now’s the time to get some great deals on the winter goodies, since folks just don’t want to store them for the upcoming season; look for some real steals on snowmobiles and snow blowers!
We’re also got some great giveaways in the works. Keep up with us on Facebook or catch us every Saturday at 9am as we bring you Paper Shop Live! on NEPA’s ESPN Radio.
We love it when you catch our radio show live on Saturday mornings (that’s why we named it Paper Shop Live! and not something like Paper Shop Whenever Everyone Gets To It!). That said, we understand that life can get in the way of the best made plans, and even if you happen to catch us live on the air, there’s the possibility that you just might miss the details about something that interests you. If this happens, there’s no need for panic and despair (Really!). There are a few ways to get up to speed on information you may have missed.
First off, there’s the podcast. Every show is uploaded to the web and remains there until the following Saturday, when it’s replaced with the new show. You can listen whenever you like, and even pause it if necessary.
But if there’s a specific item you’d like to find out about, you can easily cut to the chase by checking out our website. Since every ad that’s on the air appears there, you need only type “Paper Shop Live” in the search field to pull up the ads from the show.
Before the days of the internet, we remember listening to local radio on snowy mornings to find out about school cancellations and delays. You really had to time it well, though, because the names of the schools were read in alphabetical order, and if you happened to tune in just past your school’s spot in the ABC’s, you’d need to keep listening until the alphabet ran full circle to that particular letter. To this day, whenever we hear certain local ad jingles, it takes us right back to those snowy winter mornings and that special anticipation that if we were lucky, we just might get an unexpected day off from school.
Perhaps that’s why we’re big fans of local radio. We’re proud to bring you a brand new show every Saturday morning, and each time we show up at the Times Building in downtown Scranton to take over the airwaves, we feel like we’re part of something really special. If you haven’t yet tuned in, join us this Saturday at 9 AM. You can find us on the dial at 96.1 & 100.1FM or at 630 & 1240AM. If you miss the broadcast, listen online to the podcast of the show. We also post links to each week’s podcast on Facebook, Twitter & Google+.