Saturday, February 9, 2013

What the heck is TRadio?

Technically, TRadio is a radio rummage sale. It takes place every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 on AM 1050 WLIP. According to its webpage, “TRadio is the place where you can buy, sell and trade your stuff and it’s free!” People call in attempting to sell a wide range of things. How wide a range you ask? The current TRadio list features such eclectic items as a Wurlitzer jukebox, four gallons of kerosene, a couple of snowboards and a pair of Air Jordans.

Jim Selovich host of TRadio
The host of this quirky show is my longtime friend and all around great guy, Jim Selovich. Besides hosting TRadio, Jim is, or has been, an on air personality, a producer, an engineer, an actor, a director, an improvisational comedian, a Dairyland greyhound park announcer, a driver school instructor…

You get the picture. Jim has done it all. He is as diverse and multifaceted as the articles he is talking about on his unconventional show. In other words, he is perfect for the job. It takes special talents to make a show of this nature work and, at the same time be entertaining. Fortunately for WLIP, Jim possesses that skill set.

I can personally testify that not only is TRadio amusing, but it really does work. I have had many Tradio success stories. Over the years I have sold books, sports memorabilia, telephone batteries and even action figures. Not dolls. Action figures.

As most of you know, I am presently trying to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation by having my large head shaved on March 14. If you weren’t aware, you must be living in a cave. Anyway, I recently had an epiphany and decided to sell some of my “stuff” on TRadio and donate the proceeds to St. Baldrick’s. Pretty clever, huh?

And trust me, I’m not just talking about everyday junk that was in the back of the closet. No siree, Bob! I started out a couple of weeks ago by offering DVD sets of classic TV shows. I sold 3 sets right away. Thanks, Patty and Clyde. If you are interested, here are the DVD sets that I have remaining:

First 2 Seasons of White Shadow - $20 each
1st Season of Cheers - $10
1st and 2nd Season of NewsRadio - $10
3rd Season of NewsRadio - $10
1st Season of Hill Street Blues - $10
2nd Season of Hill Street Blues - $10
First 5 Seasons of Monk - $10 each

If DVDs don’t float your boat, I might have something that does. I am also selling my framed autographed poster of Danielle Colby from the hit TV show American Pickers. The poster is done in sepia tones and has a burlesque feel about it, but in a tasteful manner. The accordion Danielle is playing is strategically located. I am only asking $20 for this hard-to-get gem. Don’t wait too long; this piece is no longer available from Danielle.

Still not excited? Well, today on TRadio I broke out the heavy artillery. In a blockbuster move, I have put my entire collection of Green Bay rookie cards up for sale. I’m talking Lombardi-era Packers. Honest. The only ones I don’t have are Paul Hornung and Bart Starr. Here are the rookie cards I do have:

Zeke Bratkowski $20
Dave Hanner $20
Jim Ringo $20
Gary Knafelc $5
Don Chandler $5
Ron Kramer $10
Max McGee $10
Jerry Kramer $15
Jim Taylor $20 (error)
Dan Currie $5
Forrest Gregg $25
Jim Taylor $30
Hank Jordan $20
Fuzzy Thurston $15
Carroll Dale $10
Willie Wood $20
Ray Nitschke $100 (autographed)
Herb Adderely $25
Willie Davis $20
Elijah Pitts $5
Dave Robinson $15
Bob Jeter $2
Jim Grabowski $5
Donny Anderson $5
Doug Hart $5
Bob Long $1
Gale Gillingham $5
Lionel Aldridge $5
Ken Bowman $1
Travis Williams $20
Bill Curry $1
Bob Brown $1

I also have all 12 cards that make up the Topps 1963 Packer set. The Thurston card is autographed. The set includes the Nitschke (autographed) and Wood rookie cards. I’m selling this set for $250 with those two, or $125 without them. Hopefully there is something here that trips your trigger. If not, I have a few other random Packer cards from the ’60s.

If you are interested in any of the DVD sets, the Danielle Colby poster or any of the Packer cards, please contact me. I will consider any reasonable offers and will combine items. Reach me via a Facebook message or by emailing me at I am very serious about helping St. Baldrick’s Foundation in their fight against childhood cancer.

Also, remember, now that you know what it is, you can listen to TRadio every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:00 on AM 1050 WLIP or streaming live at Call in and say hi to Jim, he doesn’t bite. At least I don’t think he does. Until next time…from the booth.

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