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Our Donation Phase has ended for our 2024 Record Sale

Record collectors at the 2023 Record Sale
Record collectors at the 2023 Record Sale


Thank you for your interest in supporting Spokane Public Radio. Please check back with us this summer for updates on when we will be accepting donations for the 2025 Record Sale

In order to give our volunteers time to process and sort the donations in time for the Record Sale we are no longer able to accept donations for this year's sale.

Donations have also ended at:
Four Thousand Holes
1610 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA

The Long Ear
1620 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID

If you are looking to see what we accept during our donation phase please see our Donation Guidelines below.

Record Sale Donation Guidelines:
We accept equipment, vinyl records, 45 RPM singles, compact discs, DVD and Blu-ray discs, cassette tapes, eight-track cartridges, reel-to-reel tapes, limited 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.

All items should be clean, in their original sleeves or cases, with all booklets included.

Vinyl Records
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.

We will not accept: Reader’s Digest, Time/Life, Longines, or Columbia House sets, or records without sleeves or jackets.

45 RPM Singles
The single record that introduced a lot of songs. We’ll take them from any source and in any form. Please bring them in their sleeves.

Compact Discs
CDs need to be in their original jewel cases, with their books and tray notes. In the case of the CD Box Set, make sure all CDs are in the set as well as the booklets.

We will not accept: home-recorded CDs (due to copyright issues).

DVD and Blu-ray Discs
DVDs need to be in their original cases, with their books. In the case of TV series or multi-part works, be sure all parts are enclosed and again ‘gently used’ is a guide to a good used DVD/Blu-ray.

Cassette Tapes
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.

We will not accept: home recordings in this format (due to copyright issues).

8-Track Cartridges
We’ll take them in whatever manner that they come in as. Due to their age, lack of sleeving will be accepted.

Pre-Recorded Reel to Reel Tapes
Please bring them in with their reels (if multi-part sets) and their books, and please be sure they are in a "played" condition.

Commercial VHS and Beta Tapes
We will only be accepting limited items and quantities. Specifically, box sets and Children’s VHS and Beta tapes. All must be in good condition with covers and booklets included.

Blank Tape
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 scarce 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. Ideally, the operating manual and original packaging is requested but not required.

We will not accept: incomplete or non-working items.

78 RPM
Records We are not accepting 78 RPM Records for the 2024 Record Sale.

And Finally...

Should there be any questions as to what we accept please call Spokane Public Radio at 509-328-5729 more information.

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!

In the meantime we hope to see you at the Record Sale!

The 2024 Record Sale will take place at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N Discovery Place, in Spokane Valley. You can join us on Saturday, February 17, from 9 AM until 5 PM, or Sunday, February 18, from 11 AM until 5 PM. Visit the event page to learn more.

Special thanks to our event donors The Cleaning Authority and STCU, and our media partner, The Spokesman-Review.