It was a melancholy edition of the Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon last weekend.

It's the where you buy, sell and trade or perhaps you listen to see what kind of dubiously moral and dangerously close to obscenity(depending on your tolerance and if you get the associated joke).  Best of all, we have a good time doing it and we like to think that good time is transferred to you through Marconi's greatest invention.

If you missed the show you missed some big news.  Show produce, call screener and the voice of "What's On Diane's Mind" has appeared on her final Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon.  We didn't realize the feature was drawing so much interest.  Diane has gotten some interest from Dial Global, Cumulus Networks and Westwood One have all expressed interest in taking "What's On Diane's Mind" national.  Therefore she has relocated to California to be closer to the opportunities.

We have a plan in place to replace her and we think you will be pleased with the change.  Losing Diane was a tough pill for us to swallow but friends don't hold their friend's back.  We wish her all the best and will miss her terribly.\

While I won't spill all the beans, starting this weekend Porky will be moving from the typist/weather/co-host position and will become the show's producer.  We have a major announcement on who were bringing in to be the typist.  That won't happen for two weeks, this week it may be me doing my own typing.

THE BIG QUESTION

We ask all our callers a poll question before they give their items.  Sometimes it's topical and other times it's just silly.  Being Diane's final show we wanted to know if you would miss her,.

Will you miss Diane Abernathy?

It was a unanimous yes!

RULE #6

We begin each hour with a short explanation of how the show works at the beginning of each hour to provide any first time listeners the information they need to participate.  Along with five specific rules, I always bring you a special Rule #6.  It changes every week.  Sometimes it is inspired by something that happened to me over the last week.

Wednesday of last week we held a cluster wide cookout lunch in honor of Diane.  Sales Manager Gary Boyett manned the grill.  I happened to notice when he brought in the hot dogs and I immediately found a rule.

Rule #6: Grill have the hot dogs light and char the hell out of the other half.  Some people don't want a charcoal log on their hot dog bun. And please cook your ground beef burgers between 450-650 degrees to kill off any sick making critters.

See you next Saturday for another edition of The Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon!