Your congenial host since Dec. 2002, Charles is Napa born-and-bred, a graduate of Napa High (class of '62) and a product of Napa Junior College (as it was called back then).
Charles has worked in both TV (alongside the very young Jon Milller) and radio. He's also spent a good many years as an educator, at both the prep and college levels.
The Swap Shop is heard every Saturday morning at 10. To call The Swap Shop: 707-255-5866; To Email The Swap Shop: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
KRISTEN JOHNSTON (47) TV actress and Emmie winner for her role as Sally Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun; currently seen on The Exes
GARY COLE (58) Supporting actor in a string of successful comedies, including The Brady Bunch Movie, Office Space, Dodgeball and Talladega Nights
DEBBIE MORGAN (58) Longtime character (Dr Angie Hubbard) on soap opera All My Children; highly praised for her performance in the TV movie Eve's Bayou in 1997
SOPHIA LOREN (80) Legendary screen beauty with considerable talent, too; Academy Award winner (1962) for Two Women; continued success with such films as Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian Style; awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievements in 1995
ANN MEARA (85) Part of the long-time comedy team Stiller and Meara with her husband (since 1954!) Jerry Stiller; the parents of actors Ben Stiller and Amy Stiller; Anne has also acted in a number of films, including Awakenings, Reality Bites, and the Ben Stiller films Zoolander and National Treasure
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LUKE WILSON (43) Seen to advantage in The Royal Tenenbaus, Blue Streak and Legally Blonde; brother of actor Owen Wilson
RICKI LAKE (46) Actress, producer and talk show host; in her heavier days performed in a number of John Waters films, including Hairspray
FAITH HILL (47) Popular, talented and attractive country-western singer, also the wife of another popular CW singer - Tim McGraw
ROB MORROW (52) Won 3 Golden Globe Awards and a couple Emmy nominations for his longtime lead in Northern Exposure; also seen in Numb3rs
NANCY TRAVIS (53) Actress and comedian appeared in 3 Men and a Baby and its sequel 3 Men and a Little Lady; also in So I Married an Axe Murderer. currently on TV's Last Man Standing comedy series
BILL MURRAY (64) Has become something of an American institution; started strong, winning an Emmy for his part in Saturday Night Live; has gone on to make one great comedy after another, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day; more recently has gone more mainstream with such films as Lost in Translation and Hyde Park on Hudson
STEPHEN KING (67) One of America's most popular and successful writers of horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy; has sold over 350 million books worldwide. many of his works have been made into successful (mostly but not always) films; has received numerous awards, including World of Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement (2004)
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (71) Wildly successful TV and film producer whose given us such TV shows as CSI and its many variations, and Without a Trace; his many movies (action, drama, and sci-fi) include Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, Flashdance, Blackhawk Down, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the National Treasure films
LEONARD COHEN (80) Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, author and poet, responsible for numerous hit songs of a poetic or philosophic or romantic bent; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008
H. G. WELLS (b. 1866) Herbert George Wells, considered by many as the father of Science Fiction (a title also popularly attributed to both Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback); the man who gave us such classics as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Dr. Moreau
And Nancy's friend, Rollo, is hoping to find a low-cost (free?) couch. His number: 235-0342
Susan has put out a call for another trundle bed. You did it the last time. Let's try again. 321-9367
Also, Don up in Calistoga has been on the lookout for the same three items for some time. Specifically, he's looking for 1) an air compressor and air tools, especially a sand-blasting cabinet; 2) old British sports and/or parts (e.g., Morgan, Triumph, MG) with a special interest in MGB cars and parts and if you can help with the latter, he'll pay you a finder's fee; and 3) a small car trailer. Don's number in Calistoga is 942-0546
Wireless dual-band router (Belkin brand). Originally $90. Asking $45
Used interior doors (both flat and raised panel), 28" and 30" wide. $10 each
4 window blind sets (still in the box); 27 1/2" w x 45" long; 2" slats; off-white. $15 each. 255-8498
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Weight bench with weights and bars. $100. 373-7970 (cell) / 645-1141 (home)
Herbert fixes up older computers and reassembles parts into revitalized computers, both desktop PC's and laptops. They're extrardinarily inexpensive and Herbert stands by his work. His number: 363-7394. Please understand that listing this phone number in this website does not constitute any sort of testimonial or advocation of this caller's skills or the quality of his services. If you choose to purchase an item from this caller or have this caller repair an item of yours, you do so at your own risk.
LES, THE SMALL-ENGINE REPAIRMAN
Jacob’s heart bent with fear,
Like a bow with death for its arrow;
In Vain he searched for the final truth
To set his soul free of doubt.
Over the mountains he walked,
With his head bent searching for reasons;
Then he called out to God
For help and climbed to the top of a hill.
Wind swept the sunlight through the wheat fields,
In the orchard the nightingale sang,
While the plums that she broke with her brown beak,
Tomorrow would turn into songs.
Then she flew up through the rain
With the sun silver bright on her feathers,
Jacob put back his frowns and sighed and walked
Back down the hill.
God doesn’t answer me and
He never will.