Swap Shop


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.

Don't get him started talking about cats, unless you've been sleep-deprived of late. He can be pretty darned communicative on a good many other things, though, such as the Broadway musical, jazz musicians, mystery novelists, comparative linguistics, great art, classical composers and their music, and European travel.

The Swap Shop is heard every Saturday morning at 10. To call The Swap Shop: 707-255-5866; To Email The Swap Shop: or



KOBE BRYANT (35) The current reigning superstar in the National Basketball League; 5 times an NBA champ; MVP in 2008; 16 times an All-Star

RICK SPRINGFIELD (65) Australian singer and actor who, along with his reasonably successful singing career, has appeared as an off-and-on regular for some years now on TV's soap opera General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake

SHELLEY LONG (65) Spirited actress who played (unforgettably) the academic sophisticate barmaid Diane Chambers on Cheers; reprised the role on Frazier; has appeared in a number of good movies, including Night Shift and Outrageous Fortune where she teamed hilariously with Bette Midler

SONNY JURGENSON (80) Longtime hard-living QB, mostly for Washington but also for the Eagles. Was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1983

BARBARA EDEN (83) Jeanie, the genie, in TV's I Dream of Jeanie; has also appeared on stage, in musicals and on many variety shows on TV, such as The Carol Burnett Show

VERA MILES (84) A respected actress who never quite reached the big time, but still managed to appear in some very good movies, including Psycho, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

     The Late:

RIVER PHOENIX (b. 1970) Youthful actor whose promise was cut short; appeared memorably in Stand By Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, My Own Private Idaho and Running on Empty

KEITH MOON (b. 1946) Self-destructive drummer for The Who rock band

GENE KELLY (b. 1912) One of the screen's all-time greatest dancers; his career took off after he starred in the Rodgers and Hart musical Pal Joey on Broadway; then onto Hollywood and such unforgettable films as Anchors Aweigh, Take Me Out to the Ballgame and On the Town, all with Frank Sinatra as his co-star; then came Singing in the Rain, Brigadoon, Les Girls and An American in Paris, among many others


RUPERT GRINT (25) Played Harry Potter's pal Ron Weasely in all the Harry Potter films

DAVE CHAPPELLE (41) Gained considerable notice in the Mel Brooks movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights; was also enjoyable in Con Air with Nicholas Cage; but best known for his sketch comedy show on TV

MARLEE MATLIN (49) Actress who, at 21, was the youngest to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, despite being deaf, for the film Children of a Lesser God; was a regular on The West Wing and has appeared in a number of other TV shows, both dramatic and comic

CAL RIPKEN, JR. (54) Baseball's "Iron Man" who broke a record most thought unbreakable - most consecutive games played (previously owned by Lou Gehrig): 2,632 games spanning 20 years; was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007

STEVE GUTTENBERG (56) Actor who hit the ground running, with such immediately successful films as Diner, Cocoon, the Police Academy series, Short Circuit and Three Men and a Baby; since the 90's has worked more behind the camera and on stage

STEPHEN FRY (57) One of England's funniest men, especially when teamed with long-time partner Hugh Laurie (for example, Fry played Jeeves, Laurie played Bertie Wooster in the British TV series); also seen in the Black Adder series and has done considerable work as a voice actor and presenter

     The Late

YASSER ARAFAT (b. 1929) Former Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); his death is still considered by some as suspicious

DURWARD KIRBY (b. 1911) Longtime announcer most closely associated with Garry Moore but later on with Allen Funt on Candid Camera
Available for yard clean up work, barn clean-up work. Have truck. Rates reasonable. Call 477-8009
Nancy in Yountville is hunting for a good used ukulele. 944-0849
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.

One of our callers, whose number is often requested, repairs small gasoline engine powered tools and machines. His name is Les and his phone number is 320-3724. 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.
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