Gid’s Big Media Break

Yesterday morning at the glamorous downtown Manhattan studios of WOR Radio. Gideon and Susie , guests on the great Mark Simone Show. This WOR complex hosts about a dozen of the hottest radio stations in the country. (The internet not only didn’t kill radio, it gave it a 2nd life)

After donating a sufficiently large amount to “Charitybuzz” * , I obtained the right to appear on WOR’s Mark Simone Show, 710 on your AM dial (or online at iheartradio.com). I’m used to pestering a few dozen people at a time with my, er, wisdom, but this was the first time I got to inflict myself  on MILLIONS of listeners.

And that part was a complete surprise, my expectation had been that all I’d get to do was sit behind the glass and stare at Simone while he did his show, but no, Susie and I got ushered into the studio and I was interviewed like any other guest.

Mark Simone is one of the world’s best interviewers, he could interview a ventriloquist’s dummy and make the dummy sound like a genius, so naturally, I think I came out of it looking good! Did it help that he restricted the question subjects to Greenwich real estate and related matters? Yes, since that is what I know, it certainly gave me an advantage.

Anyway, click on the hyperlink below, listen to the Podcast, and see what you think:

(my episode is number 3 on the list, titled “Charitybuzz winner”)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mark-simone-show/id1253585516?mt=2&i=1000402483767

Charity Buzz is a legitimate, for-profit internet company that raises funds for nonprofit organizations through online charity auctions. They have amazing stuff to bid on, like appearing on radio  and TVshows, golf with Jack Nicklaus, NASA zero-gravity experience, yacht cruises, you-name-it. Very cool.

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Gideon’s “New” Radio Show

CORRECTION: DAMNED SHOW STARTS NEXT WEEK: February 14th.

This is an old flyer from the original show, in 2004…

I’ve decided to resurrect the real estate radio show I used to do with fellow-Realtor Jonathan Wilcox.  Starts tomorrow, and then every Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon. WGCH 1490 on your AM dial, as usual, but you can now pick it up on your mobile device. Just search “WGCH 1490” and you’ll see various options like “Tune In”.

For the moment, the show’s called “Your Greenwich House”, until I come up with something better. We’ll talk about the state of the Greenwich real estate market and, in the mood, take calls: (stupid questions welcomed!) 203-661-5051.

To listen on your iPhone/Android, just go to TuneIn.com and search WGCH, here’s what you get:

A Good Sign?

I was busy this week signing up some new for-sale listings, which is swell, of course, but what about buyers? Has Hartford finally made it unbearable to live in CT, or are there still a few hearty souls willing to take a chance?

Judging by the busy parking lot I just observed at broker Rob Johnson’s public open house going on now at 81 Lockwood Road, Riverside ($2,599,000), the answer is yes, there are actual buyers out there looking, praise be to [deity of your choice]!

As I was leaving, three more cars showed up, so really, that is a significant sign. Nice house, by the way, with a phenomenal rent-record, fetching as much as $13,500 per month. Walkable to Eastern Junior High* and Riverside Elementary.

* I’m no longer cooperating with the label “middle school”.