Spokane Public Radio is now accepting donations for the annual Record Sale.
Drop off your gently used media and equipment items at the SPR Station (1229 N. Monroe St.) during business hours. You can also bring donations to 4000 Holes (1610 N Monroe St. in Spokane) or The Long Ear (1620 N Government Way in Coeur d'Alene).
We'll also have a Donation Day event at SPR on February 9 in preparation for the Record Sale. On this spacial Saturday, volunteers and staff will be on had to help unload and accept your donations.
Mark your calendars. The Record Sale is February 23rd and 24th at the Spokane Valley Event Center (10514 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley)
How & What to Give to the KPBX Recordings & Videos Sale:
Thank you for your interest in donating to The Record 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 don’t want: 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. No home recorded CDs are accepted, due to copyright issues.
This hardy format rolls on despite all the upgrading. 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. As a reminder, no home recordings in this format are accepted for the sale, due to copyright issues.
Pre-Recorded Reel To Reel Tapes
Please bring them in with their reels (if multi-part sets), their books and please be sure they are in a "played" condition.
We will accept a limited amount of VHS and cassette tapes as well as CD-Rs for sale. We do accept blank reel-to-reel tape as it is scarece and many of our sale-goers use the format. We will bulk erase these tapes to be sure that no sensitive material is ever heard. The tapes should have been played and come in their boxes.
We love the classic equipment, as long as it's in working condition. Please test your equipment before bringing it in. In the case of reel-to-reel tape machines, if you leave tape on the machine, be sure the box for the tape comes in with it, if possible. In all cases, if possible, bring the operating manual in as well, and if you have the originial carton, that would be helpful.
Should there be any questions as to what we accept or what will be at the sale, please call Spokane Public Radio at (509) 328-5729 or (1-800) 328-5729 for more information. Also if bringing in large quantities for donation (many boxes, lareg or awkward pieces, etc.) please call ahead to be sure someone will be able to assist you with your donations.
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!
Curious about starting your record collection? Read this helpful article by Record Sale Guru Bill Wright: Record Collecting for the Beginner