updated AUCTION LIST for YUSA


Walden Hughes
 

 

 

From: Walden Hughes [mailto:waldenhughes@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2022 4:59 PM
To: 'otr-discussion@groups.io' <otr-discussion@groups.io>
Subject: updated AUCTION LIST for YUSA

 

Hi Everybody,

 

Here is the current updated Auction list.  We are happy to take pre-bids.  Thank you for all of your support keeping YUSA on the air,

 

Walden

 

As of this moment, the following auction list is updated and complete.

We've had some pre-bids, and they are listed with the items.

 

This is the script I will use on Saturday, so please forgive the repeat

information throughout.

 

--Patricia

 

 

The annual YUSA Auction is the station’s single fund-raiser that helps defray the costs of

bringing old time radio’s best to you 24 hours a day. As you know, everyone associated

with the station — DJs, technical experts, Web gurus, etc. — are all volunteers.

All contributions received during the year and all money from the auction pay the bills,

and we are always so grateful for your support.

 

Tonight, we have an interesting collection up for bids, and three great items reserved

for a drawing at the end of the night. We also have several items that are all-nighters —

open for bids the entire night.

 

We’ll start with the all-nighters, and you can place bids by phone, email or in chat.

 

TO BID

 

Phone is 714-545-2071

Chat is at yesterdayusa.com; click on chat, fill in your name and come on in.

 

ALL-NIGHTERS:

 

18 terabyte external hard drive

Many of you know Johnny and Helen Holmes who join Walden and me to play trivia with us

and you. Johnny has donated an 18T external hard drive loaded with a lifetime of entertainment.

Literally.

 

— Video files contain movies, TV series, cartoons, game shows, Christmas presentations, an

assortment of memorable commercials and more.

 

— Audio files are almost all in mp3 and .wav format. Johnny has loaded a huge collection

of old time radio shows plus his entire music collection.

 

Because of the incomparable size and value of this item, the opening bid for this priceless

collection is $300. This is the only item up for bid with a minimum bid.

Mike 2 $350

 

Honey Baked Ham

Honey Baked is unmatched for quality, and tonight you have an opportunity to bid on a

6-pound Honey Baked Ham that will serve 8-12 people and help keep holiday kitchen duty to a minimum.

$90 Walden

 

See’s Candy

See’s has been one of the most celebrated creators of extraordinary sweet treats for more than 95 years. High bid at the end of the night wins two pounds of See’s coveted chocolates. (Walden Hughes)

$60 walden

$65 Joanie

 

External Hard Drives

 

Walden’s files are high quality and larger than the average. For reference, one terabyte is one million megabytes, so no matter which of the following drives you bid on and win, he can pack hundreds of hours of exceptional listening on them for you. He is offering four drives for your bids:

 

1 terabyte

… filled with shows of your choice.

Mark $119.95

 

2 terabyte

… filled with your favorite shows.

John E $300

 

4 terabyte

… to be filed with shows that you choose.

 

5 terabyte

… which can hold thousands of hours of old time radio.

 

TO BID:

 

Phone is 714-545-2071

Chat is at yesterdayusa.com; click on chat, fill in your name and come on in.

 

 

DRAWING

At the end of the auction, we’ll have the name of every bidder, winner or not, and will draw three names, one for each of these special rewards for joining us tonight:

1) We’ll make a $75 donation to Toys for Tots in your name or the name of anyone you choose or in memory of a special person. Toys for Tots will send a thank you note to you or the person you designate. Toys for Tots, which is celebrating its 75 anniversary this year, provides holiday magic for more than 7 million less fortunate children each year, has a special section that devotes its work to Native American reservation children, and provides books and needed items to children year-round.

2) If your name is drawn, you’ll receive a nationally recognized Honey Baked Ham to brighten your holiday season.

3) Two-pound gift box of See’s Candy to savor or share.

 

BIDDING BEGINS:

 

THUMB DRIVE

YUSA DJ Dennis Daily will send the winning bidder a thumb drive with 300 shows, featuring

Escape, CBS Mystery Theater, Al Jolson and more to make your ears smile.

$200 Robert

 

$50 VISA GIFT CARD

High bidder wins the $50 Visa card to help with holiday shopping. BUT it also comes with

an OTR treat. Choose a series you love and it will be available for you to download via

Dropbox. Dropbox is a free system; users log on and can download directly to their

computers files that have been set aside for them. Walden will load ‘em, you can download ‘em.

$30 Mike 2

 

OTR LOVER ALERT!

Pick your favorite program, series or genre and Walden Hughes will provide them via

Dropbox. Dropbox makes his files available to you to download directly onto your computer.

His files are the highest quality available and provide exceptional listening, so this is an

outstanding opportunity to add sparkle to your collection.

 

COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES!

If you love chocolate chip cookies, YUSA listener Joanie, who frequently joins

Walden and me on the air, has a magical treat for you if you are the high bidder —

three dozen fresh-baked cookies that will make you wish she lived next door to you.

$20 Patricia

 

CHRISTMAS BOOK

Author Craig Wichman is offering to the highest bidder a copy of his book,

“Standing in the Spirit at Your Elbow: A History of Dickens’ Christmas Carol as

 RADIO-AUDIO DRAMA.” Craig is an actor, writer, producer, and sometimes

portrayer of Ebenezer Scrooge, and he has captured the magic of “A Christmas Carol”

as no one else can.

He will autograph and personalize the book that includes treasured recollections

of many of radio’s most memorable actors, including Basil Rathbone, Arthur Anderson,

Tommy Cook, Lionel Barrymore and many more. AND he will gift wrap it on request

and send it to any person you designate.

 

 

THUMB DRIVE

DJ Dennis Daily has provided another thumb drive, this with 1,500 old time radio shows.

It’s a can’t-be-beat opportunity to add a great assortment to your collection in a tiny.

space saving device. It will make a perfect gift for another OTR fan in your life, too.

$200 Robert

 

 

COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES, DEJA VU!

Chocolate chip cookie lover? YUSA listener Joanie, who frequently joins

Walden and me on the air, has another magical treat for you if you are

 the high bidder — three dozen fresh-baked cookies that will make your taste buds tingle.

 

 

OTR LOVER ALERT Number 2!

Pick your favorite program, series or genre and Walden Hughes will provide them

via Dropbox. Dropbox makes his files available to you to download directly onto your

computer. His files are the highest quality available and provide exceptional listening,

so this is an outstanding opportunity to add sparkle to your collection.

 

 

DRAWING REMINDER

At the end of the auction, we’ll have the name of every bidder, winner or not, and will

draw three names,

1) $75 donation to Toys for Tots in your name or the name of anyone you choose

or in memory of a special person.

2) Honey Baked Ham

3) 2-pound gift box of See’s Candy

 

 

$50 VISA GIFT CARD #2

Need help with holiday shopping? Or maybe need the perfect item for regifting?

The highest bid will take this $50 Visa gift card that also comes with two OTR series

of your choice via Dropbox. Dropbox is a free system; users log on and can download

directly to their computers files that have been set aside for them.

Walden will load ‘em, you download ‘em.

 

 

THUMB DRIVE

Need a Christmas gift for another OTR fan? Here it is! DJ Dennis Daily has added

a third thumb drive to the auction. He’s loaded 1,500 old time radio shows — a huge

collection is a tiny package.

 

 

TO BID:

Phone is 714-545-2071

Chat is at yesterdayusa.com; click on chat, fill in your name and come on in.

 

 

OTR BOOK BY MARTIN GRAMS

Martin Grams, OTR’s most prolific author and one of our most generous

supporters, is offering an autographed copy of his book, “Information Please,”

which traces the history of the show and its evolution, and is rich with anecdotes

that will fill you in on what went on and off mic. The book includes a detailed

compendium of shows for reference and is an absolute delight to read.

 

 

MORE COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES!

YUSA listener Joanie, who frequently joins Walden and me on the air, has still

another magical treat for you if you are the high bidder — three dozen fresh-baked

cookies that will make you SO happy you’re with us tonight.

 

 

$25 VISA GIFT CARD (for a bargain bid)

Bid just $20 and receive a $25 Visa gift card, a perfect stocking stuffer, holiday remembrance

or treat to keep just for you.

Joanie $20

 

 

REPS MEMBERSHIPS

Membership in Radio Enthusiast of Puget Sound (Walden is President) comes with a

great package of benefits, including:

— Huge Library of shows that can be downloaded

— Quarterly newsletter with updates and great information about radio, radio shows and actors

— Radio recreations made available on YouTube

— Audio recreations

— Special programs for distance participation (Quiz Show coming up)

 

QUICKSILVER RADIO THEATER

contributed by Craig Wichman  

6 one-hour audio dramas from the award-winning performance group:

 — A CHRISTMAS CAROL

— FRANKENSTEIN

— JULIUS CAESAR

— MERCHANT OF VENICE

— 2 Sherlock   Holmes: THE BLUE CARBUNCLE, THE SPECKLED BAND

These are high-quality mp3 files downloadable from Dropbox

 

BOBB LYNES and FRANK BRESEE BOOK

Radio’s Golden Years: A Visual Guide to the Shows and the Stars

Bob Lynes, a YUSA DJ and accomplished artist, and Frank Bresee a radio personality

who, for many years, provided a wealth of interviews with noted performers and shared

his vast knowledge of OTR, collaborated on a book, Radio’s Golden Years. Bob’s awesome

portraits of performers accompany Frank’s copy that highlights shows, the performers

and related information, some not found anywhere else.

 

We have 5 books and will take bids on all five separately, one at a time.

 

CO-HOST WITH WALDEN AND PATRICIA

Join Walden and me at the mic for a night of co-hosting and fun. Choose a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday night with us, and you help decide what we will do. Or not do.

 

CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PROGRAM

and Walden will provide it via Dropbox. He can do almost ANY radio show, from comedies and

westerns to drama, kid shows, soaps and more.  He has a huge file of Paul Harvey shows,

which have been hard to come by for years. Place a bid and if you’re a winner, you pick the show.

 

LUM AND ABNER RECREATIONS AND COMIC STRIPS THUMB DRIVE

Donnie Pitchford developed an outstanding series of Lum and Abner recreations.

He is providing, to the highest bidder, 10 years of shows and comic strips. Each audio

accompanies a corresponding comic strip, and it all arrives on a plug-and-play thumb drive.

 

YUSA INTERVIEWS

Walden and Larry have a passel of interviews recorded, some by Walden, ones by Larry and John Gassman, others by Walden and Larry, and still more with Walden and me. There are some wonderful sessions with people like Peter Fonda, Kathy Stewart, Phil Harris and Alice Fay’s family, Jim Jordan’s family, Bud Collier’s daughter, the Statler Brothers, Sara Karloff and so many more. you choose and Walden will custom create a collection for download.

$50 John Riatta

 

ALMOST TO THE END OF THE SHOW

LAST CHANCE TO BID ON ALL-NIGHTERS

 

18 terabyte external hard drive from Johnny Holmes

 

Honey Baked Ham

 

See’s Candy

 

External Hard Drives

 

1 terabyte

 

2 terabyte

 

4 terabyte

 

5 terabyte

 

 

TO BID:

 

Phone is 714-545-2071

Chat is at yesterdayusa.com; click on chat, fill in your name and come on in.

 

 

BEAR MANOR MEDIA BOOKS

Bear Manor Media is the leading publisher of books on entertainment with an

emphasis on old time radio. Publisher Ben Ohmart has contributed 5 books that

we will highlight throughout the auction, and winners get to choose books from

Bear Manor’s extensive catalog.

 

BOOKS BY MARTIN GRAMS

Various OTR books — winners can choose from Martin's collection

(more information to come)

 

PRO SE PRODUCTIONS

TOMMY HANCOCK

EDITOR IN CHIEF OF PRO SE

25 books for download, winners choose their own

(more information coming)

 

PATRICIA’S AWFUL SHOWS

Some of you are familiar with this — Larry recorded 180 of my presentations of what I think are some of the worst shows to ever hit the airwaves, so bad that they are great fun to hear. I included information about the shows, actors and other tidbits that I could locate.

 

 

GRAND FINALE BEFORE THE DRAWING!

Bids are closed on the all-nighters, and the winners are …

 

18 terabyte external hard drive

 

Honey Baked Ham

 

See’s Candy

 

External Hard Drives

 

1 terabyte

 

2 terabyte

 

4 terabyte

 

5 terabyte

 

 

DRAWING

 

1) $75 donation to Toys for Tots

2) Spiral cut Honey Baked Ham

3) 2-pound gift box of See’s Candy

 

END

 

 

 

 

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