John Maynard

John Maynard started working in radio in the seventies as a DJ at Seattle’s KJR AM which at the time was the dominant AM station in the Seattle market. After a brief stint as a restaurateur and night club owner, Maynard returned to radio with Robin Erickson, creating the hugely popular “Robin and Maynard Show.” In the more than 20 years under that marquee, Maynard flew with the Blue Angels, piloted the Goodyear Blimp, sang with Donny Osmond and hung out in a Universal Studios bar with Kojak (Telly Savalas).

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Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Harping for Hit Songs

The harp has lent its angelic touch to many a pop song, and we've plucked tunes from Cher, The Beatles and The Carpenters. Guest appearances from Harpo Marx and a lady who plays the harp to calm zoo animals. Really.

Here's what radio looks like...it's the shiny new VIDEO version of RBR:

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Street Cents
5:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

High tides and storms risky for waterfront property

Storm weather and high tide on Puget Sound near Des Moines, WA.
vikisuzan flickr

Stormy weather and high tides may add drama to a waterfront view but they can also lead to major property damage, especially  if your home sits close to the shore.

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Record Bin Roulette
12:33 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Shaken, not stirred: 50 years of James Bond

Here's the dazzling new VIDEO version of RBR:

50 years ago James Bond hit the big screen with Dr. No, and with it’s heady cocktail of intrigue, treachery and sex, pretty much set the standard for every spy movie to follow.

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Record Bin Roulette
4:31 am
Thu December 20, 2012

The Great Christmas Carol Challenge

This week we pit musical legends against upstarts and imitators.

You be the judge and jury…

Let’s start with the best selling single of all time, Christmas or not…50 million copies of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” have been sold. Here’s the crooner singing "White Christmas":

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Record Bin Roulette
4:21 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Singing In The End Of The World

While we are planning to be here after December 21, we offer this apocalyptic episode starring some notable crackpots, as well as The Doors, REM, The Beatles and Marlene Dietrich.

Here's what RBR looks like in living, breathing color!

Watch our new VIDEOS!

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Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Kicking the Bucket in Song and Story

Norman Greenbaum- spirit in the sky

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Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Up, Up With People !

Record Bin Roulette

Now in Vital, Vibrant VIDEO, Record Bin Roulette is ready for its close-up:

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Street Cents
5:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Full disclosure or risk a lawsuit

House surprises after the purchase?
John Picken flickr

If you buy a house and shortly after moving in you're surprised to find a big crack in the foundation or the septic tank bubbling over, wouldn't your first question be, "Did the seller know about this?" Seattle-area real estate appraiser Richard Hagar says it's bad news all around if problems are not disclosed before the sale. Surprises like this not only mean headaches for the buyer but more times than not they lead to  lawsuits for the seller and his real estate agent. So, what exactly should a seller disclose?

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Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Vote for These Songs About Elections

Alice Cooper for President?

This is how radio looks, now that we have a new VIDEO version!

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Record Bin Roulette
12:04 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Be afraid, be very afraid of these Songs

Here is the splendid new VIDEO VERSION of Record Bin Roulette. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Record Bin Roulette
12:04 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Giving Pop Music "The Business"

Radio with moving pictures, a miracle! Heres the new video version of Record Bin Roulette!

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Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Taming the Forces of Nature with Music

This is how radio looks, the new video version of Record Bin Roulette! 

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Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu October 4, 2012

A Tip of the Hat to these Songs About Hats

This is how Record Bin Roulette LOOKS in VIDEO !

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Street Cents
2:39 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Renting out your basement: Extra income or extra hassle?

Is it worth finishing your basement and renting it out?
Kevin Saff flickr

In these tough economic times, it's always tempting to look for ways to bring in extra income. So how about fixing up your basement so that you can rent it out? It would be nice to have an extra $800.00 or so coming in every month. But are there questions that should be answered before moving forward? 

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