A boy's rise over his life's giants
Anyone that listens to KGAS Radio is familiar with the World Famous Swap Shop that airs weekday mornings at 9:00 am. Although many enjoy listening to the program, no one is a bigger fan than Victor Turner. A vivacious, 12 year old who listens to Swap Shop any time he’s not attending classes at Baker-Koonce, Victor fell in love with the ‘buy, sell or trade’ show and claims Mark Bownds to be his “Main Man.” Knowing how much Victor loves Swap Shop, his grandfather, James Speer, made arrangements for him to visit the KGAS studio to see Bownds in action. “When I took him up there,” recalls Speer, “I thought we would sit in the other room and watch Mark through the glass, but he told us to come on in.” Victor was in heaven. Not only did he get to be in the newsroom and watch Bownds in action, he also got to participate. The listening audience loved him.