Hundreds of event goers found their treasure in musical and film form at the KPBX Recordings & Videos Sale Feb. 25 and 26.
The annual fundraiser for SPR featured other music and film formats too, including CDs, DVDs, tapes, and the equipment to play them all on. But the big attraction has always been vinyl records and 45s.
Thanks to Spokane Valley Events Center, Spokane Movers, Craven's Coffee Company, and Rocket Bakery. The Salvation Army, Earthworks Recycling, 4000 Holes, The Long Ear in Coeur d' Alene, Bicycle Time in Cheney, Red Rock Catering, Hearn Brothers Publishing, Kirby Vacuum Sales and Supply, Music City, and Events Rents also helped make the Recording and Video sale possible.
Special thanks to event donors Design Spike, Strong Solutions, The Cleaning Authority, and The Spokesman-Review.
As is now tradition, hundreds of music lovers lined up before 9 a.m. on Saturday and scanned the floor map to determine which genre to search first. Volunteers sorted items loosely into categories such as pop, rock, classical and jazz with unique treasures in each box.
Those items all come from donors who were ready to let their past treasures go. We're grateful to those who brought in music, movies, and gear.
The location changed to the Spokane Valley Event Center between Appleway and Sprague near University Rd. (10514 E Sprague Ave.)
The event has been held in one of the Lincoln Center’s ballrooms in recent years, but owner Bob Adolfson discovered roof damage a week and a half before the sale.
“The Lincoln Ballroom’s roof has an unsafe situation that we will have fixed over the next few weeks. The room will be good as new after that, and will be reopened at that time,” Adolfson said. He added that the second, smaller Monroe ballroom is unaffected.
KPBX first held the sale in 1990 with a few boxes of donated items displayed at REI. Back then, the music and news station was only 10 years old and CDs had just started outselling vinyl.
The sale has grown to hundreds of boxes, moved with help of Spokane Movers.
“Every year, we’re amazed and humbled by our listeners’ generosity, and grateful for the businesses and institutional community that provide donations,” says Kathy Sacket, SPR Events Director.
The Recording & Video Sale is a unique fundraiser for SPR, which fits perfectly with our mission statement. “It brings together music lovers from all over our service area,” Sackett says. “It’s the epitome of recycling and it helps to preserve our musical cultural heritage for the next generation.”