Spokane Public Radio is now accepting donations of reusable music and audio/video equipment for our annual KPBX Record Sale. Items will be collected through February 10, weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm at the station on 1229 N Monroe , as well as these off-site drop-off locations:
Cheney: Bicycle Time & Music Too, 210 C Street / M-F, 10am-5pm
Coeur d’Alene: The Long Ear, 2405 North 4th Street / M-Sat, 10am-8pm, Sunday, 11am-6pm
The next SPR Record Sale is February 24th and 25th at the Spokane Valley Event Center at 10514 East Sprague at University and Appleway. The hours will be Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Now’s the time to help make the sale a success with your donations. We appreciate you thinking of us with your gently used music, film, and equipment. We will still have our big donation day in February but we encourage you to donate as soon as possible so our hard working volunteers have time to sort and pack donations for the sale.
On Saturday, February 10th, SPR staff and volunteers will host a record drop-off day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your gently used items down to 1229 N Monroe where staff and volunteers will be standing by to help. Please park along the Fire Station on Sharp, or in the parking cutout on Monroe in front of the Kirby Vacuum shop.
Admission to the Record Sale is free, with help from our event donors: The Cleaning Authority, Dodson's Fine Jewelers, Red Rock Catering, and Strong Solutions.
How & What to Give to the KPBX Recordings & Videos Sale:
We accept equipment, vinyl records, 78 RPM records, 45 RPM singles, compact discs, DVD and Blu-ray discs, cassette tape, eight-track cartridges, reel-to-reel tapes, commercial VHS and Beta tapes, and sealed blank tapes. See details below.
We CANNOT accept home-recorded cassette tapes or CD-R recordings due to copyright issues.
In general, all items should be clean, in their original sleeves or cases, with all booklets included.
The primary reason for the sale and the reason it has gone on so long. Records should be in their original jackets with dust sleeves and in ‘gently used’ condition. In the case of long works such as operas or long symphonies, be sure that all records are in the case along with the books.
What we won’t need: Reader’s Digest, Time/Life, Longines, or Columbia House sets.
78 RPM Records
We take a limited number of these as there are a lot of folks who come out to find historic music that has never been re-released from this format. Be sure all the records are in their ‘albums’ and pack them carefully to insure they make it to our sorting center.
Modern convenience for long play of music. We ask that CDS come in protected in some manner, preferably in their jewel cases, with their books and tray notes. In the case of the CD Box Set, make sure all CDS in the set as well as the books are enclosed as well.
This hardy format rolls on despite all the upgrading. So, be sure the cassette comes in its case or in the case of a box set or a long classical work such as an opera, with all the tapes and the books that should be with the set.
Pre-Recorded Reel To Reel Tapes
Please be sure that these come in with a box as well as books (if classical or longer pop works), wound on the proper reels in a ‘played’ condition.
We will take blank reel-to-reel tape as it is a scarce item and is popular with many of our sale goers. However, these will be bulk erased to insure that no content of a sensitive nature will be heard.
If you have SEALED unused cassette tape, VHS tape or even CD blanks, these will be gladly accepted for the sale in limited numbers.
Should you desire to help out as a volunteer (or have you ever wondered what it’s like to work the actual sale) please call Stephanie Ingoldby, our Volunteer Coordinator (same numbers) and sign up. She’ll be glad to have you come aboard. Besides, it’s a fun opportunity to meet a lot of music lovers as well.
Above all, please know that we cannot do this sale without you. From bringing in your donations, to working the sale, to promoting it to your friends, it’s all done for you and by you and we thank you as listeners and supporters of Spokane Public Radio for making it happen. See you at the sale!