My name Is James G and I get to do one of my favorite things every Saturday morning from 9-Noon.

It's called The Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon and if I had a baby, this show would be it.  The goal is simple but serious.  We bring High Plains buyers together with Golden Spread sellers.  And we do it all for free, generously underwritten by your friends at Erwin Pawn.

It couldn't work any simpler.  You call us and tell us what you have to sell.  Then you give us your contact information.  Then, with any luck, folks are pounding your phone numbers with offers and hopefully you'll sell that stuff for the cash we know you need.

THE BIG QUESTION

We ask all our callers a poll question before they give their items.  It provides a common thread of thought that ties our callers together and allows you to give your opinion on of de facto topic of the day.

Before Trade-A-Thon we've been broadcasting the Panhandle Greenhouse Show.  It's a pretty informative show and they are encouraging you that the time is now to start putting some plants in the ground and will soon be time to get everything planted.  It got us to wondering if you were doing any planting this season, either in the pot or in the ground.

Are you planting anything this year?

Yes 9

No 18

So a 2-1 margin of those that aren't compared to those who are.  Personally at the Fortress of Solitude apartment located in the Sleepy Hollow Penal Facility faces the wrong direction for me to grow anything in the chicken coup so I'm not growing anything other than mold in the refrigerator this season.

RULE #6

Along with the regular rules of conduct on the program which we bring you at the beginning of each hour, I always bring you a special rule #6 that changes every week.  Sometimes it is poor man's observational humor, other times a page from the news.  This week I decided it was time to let all of you know who holds the power of Trade-A-Thon in his dirty little trading hands.

Rule #6 All Trade-A-Thon rules can change at anytime, without notice, and at the whim of the host.

Yeah, I feel pretty powerful right about now.  Make a plan and join us this Saturday for The Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon.  Even if you don't need to buy, sell, or trade, I promise you'll have an entertaining time.  It's like Hee Haw meets Solid Gold without all the lip synced musical numbers.