The radio show that is 100% about your needs and wants had another successful outing of bringing buyers and sellers together.

The Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon airs every Saturday morning on KIXZ beginning a little after 9am. It's almost as fun to do as it is easy for you to participate.  All you have to do is have some items you no longer want but still have value.  Decide what payment you want for your items and then pick up the phone, be on the air, and let the Amarillo metroplex an opportunity to enrich you while buying themselves a new toy.


We ask all our callers a poll question before they give their items.  It provides you to register an opinion and allows us to provide a common stream-of-consciousness throughout the show.

With spring well underway a multitude of avian species are calling Amarillo home.  I love hearing the birds in the morning and the evening.  What I don't appreciate is the proliferation of nefarious grackles and totally useless pigeons.  There's so many of these flying vermin in Amarillo that many citizens are reporting traumatic flashbacks to Hitchcock's "The Birds".  Unfortunately the law is on the vermin's side and there is little legally a citizen can do to combat the problem.  The fowl invasion inspired this week's question.

Which should Amarillo eradicate, exterminate and kill first, the grackles or the pigeons?

Grackles 16

Pigeons 10

Make plans you scavenger grackles.   You're first up to be scheduled for destruction.


Along with the standard rules of the program, I always bring you a special rule #6.  Oftentimes inspired by something that happened to me over the previous week, sometimes poor man's observational humor but this week we repeated a rule we usually restate when severe weather season gets active.

I live so close to a tornado siren it can be heard inside my residence even drowning out the television.  One evening they went off and shortly after the EAS system completely locked down my TV for over 2 minutes while not providing any detailed information other than there was a possible tornado in Amarillo.

By the time the danger had passed I finally was able to tune in the local weather.  I must have looked ashen when I realized the wall cloud had floated right over my apartment.  That's when I realized I was wearing my lounging clothes and with no socks or shoes.  It was at the moment I realized I was missing a critical policy with my actions when under a tornado watch or warning.

Rule #6: During severe weather get dressed and be prepared to move quickly.

If a cloud or squall line has the potential to spin up a tornado or two ask yourself one simple question: Do I want my neighbors to see me dressed like this?  If the answer is no and you're trucking around with bare feet or your Sponge Bob house shoes you need to dress for severe weather immediately.

Join us next Saturday for another edition of The Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon on News Talk 940, KIXZ.