Do you know the SCORE?

On this day in 1958, something pretty special took to the air. Quite literally, in fact: the first communications satellite, called SCORE (Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment), was launched. While orbiting, the satellite broadcast a ┬áChristmas message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower via short wave radio. It proved for the first time that such…

Radio Activity

We’re radio active! No fear, though: there’s no need to get out that spiffy lead apron used for X-rays in the dentist’s office. Our radio activity is of a rather benign sort. Harmless. Safe. And rather fun, if we do say so ourselves. Catch us on the air every Saturday morning on NEPA’s ESPN radio…

Out of a Clear Blue Sky

Pop culture for this day in 1979 said it all: Moonraker was the #1 film in the country and “Rock the Boat” held the top spot on the Billboard chart. The boat was certainly about to be rocked, and – yes – it came from the sky. On July 11, 1979 Skylab crashed to the…

Missing

It’s funny how you get when you’re missing something, especially when it’s something very specific. If you’re a collector, you know the feeling well; in fact, hunting down those hard-to-find parts of the collection is a huge part of the fun. If nothing else, the internet has taught us that whatever strange or unusual collection…

Fresh Air

We do our very best to be prepared for a fun & interesting broadcast every Saturday. We’re at the ESPN studio in the Times Building in downtown Scranton bright & early. Co-host Kim’s got both her information and her speaking voice all ready to go (possibly powered by caffeine). We’ve reminded people all week that…

You called?

We’re getting ready to seize the airwaves! And if you were waiting for an invitation to join us on the air, consider this the invite (no RSVP required). You’re more than welcome to call Paper Shop Live! and tell us what you’d like to sell. Or buy, for that matter. ┬áBest of all? It’s free…