My five year old son and I love to listen to Swap Shop Radio. I think he gets more excited than I do. When he hears it start he will yell “KSID radio swap shot! KSID radio swap shot!” And no matter how many times I tell him that it is radio swap shop, he still insists on referring to it as KSID radio swap shot . But it is cute when he yells it, so I have let it go.
Frankly, I think he likes it so much because it has become something of a tradition for us to listen together. But I like it so much because of all of the swap and shop opportunities that I hear about every time I listen. You may not be fortunate enough to have swap shop radio in your area, you may not even know what it is, and boy are you missing out.
Swap shop radio allows you to call in to let people know that you are having a garage sale. This beats just posting a sign on the closest telephone pole or putting an ad in the newspaper. I think it is safe to say that radio swap shop has more listeners than people who check the garage sale ads in the paper. And they even let you give a brief rundown of what you will be selling.
You can also call in and announce that you are looking to buy a certain item. Whether it is an old car, a vinyl record, or some type of old clothes, you can advertise what you are looking for. With people who buy and sell all sorts of things all the time listening in to every episode, it is only a matter of time before you find someone who has just what you want. And when they call in, they can get your information passed right on to get ahold of you.
You do not need to have a garage sale to call in to the radio show. You may have just a single item that you want people to know that you are selling, and that is just fine. It could be something incredibly rare, or even something fairly common, but you will almost always find yourself a buyer in nearly no time at all with so many people tuning in for every episode.
If you are lucky enough to live in an area with a swap shop radio program on its airwaves, you need to take full advantage of it. Tune in and listen for that one thing you have never been able to find at a garage sale. And then advertise your own treasures for the area to come and buy.