Radio interview today on KWTO

Hi everyone,

This morning at 10:00 (CST) I’ll be on the W-Factor, a radio talk show hosted by Larry Freund and David Eslick, which airs on Springfield station KWTO 560 AM (93.3 FM repeater). Including fringe areas, the show reaches audiences in the six state area of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.

I always enjoy being on the show and look forward to talking about various developments since my last chance to visit with Larry and David. I hope you’ll tune in if you’re within range of the broadcast. As time permits we take calls from listeners during the program so let us know if you have a question and we’ll see if we can respond on air. The station’s number is 417-207-3392.

Yesterday’s radio talk show

Hi everyone,

Yesterday Sandy and I had a good time on Larry Freund’s show along with co-host David Eslick.

Our thanks to Larry for inviting us. Sandy fielded questions about her years as a high school counselor and how much she enjoyed working with students, teachers, and parents. She also responded to questions about our gift store, Gamble’s Gifts, and talked about our most important lines, including Waterford Crystal, Lladro, Vietri, Thymes, and gurgle pots, as well as the hard work of going to markets year after year to seek new trends and products to keep customers coming back. She doesn’t know how many markets she has attended but in the thirty-three years we’ve owned the store she estimates the number at over seventy markets in Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York City, and Las Vegas.

One point Sandy made was that the store is open even though the entire shopping center is under dramatic renovation and gives the appearance that no one could possibly be conducting business under such circumstances. Here’s what we’re dealing with these days, and will be for another several months.

During my parts, I mostly talked about books and literacy and my new releases. I even had a chance to read a poem from A PLACE TO START A FAMILY and two from CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS.

Again, our thanks to Larry and David.