Monthly Archives: February 2011

Changing Times in Television – San Antonio TV Disposal

Can you ever imagine a time when you actually got to pick between a cheaper black & white television versus a color television? Or how about no color television at all? That’s how things started out in the television industry. Today, it’s all about high definition and flat plasma screens. As quick as a new version of a TV hits the market, you’re old set has become obsolete. That’s why many folks in the San Antonio area are trading in their old TV sets for newer models. But what happens to the one you’re not using anymore? It can’t fit into a garbage can and you don’t want to hang onto it. That’s why you should call up a local San Antonio TV disposal crew like Junk King to take out the old and make way of the new.
Speaking of old television, it’s always interesting to look back on where we’ve come in terms of actual television shows.  Just like your older TV sets are always getting replaced with newer in-demand models, TV programming is also in a constant state of flux. The first US television shows began broadcasting in 1948. However, it wasn’t until 1950 when what could best be described as the first official television season kicked into gear. Here are the top five shows for 1950:
Texaco Star Theatre
Fireside Theatre
Philco TV Playhouse
Your Show of Shows
The Colgate Comedy Hour
These first hits reflect the nations’ attitudes towards entertainment. Audiences were used to seeing variety shows or dramas in the theatre. It makes sense that these would be the first types of programs offered up. Now look at 1955:
The $64,000 Question
I Love Lucy
The Ed Sullivan Show
Disneyland
The Jack Benny Show
TV programmers started to branch out with game shows. The situation comedy was also coming on strong borrowing a page from the popular radio versions of the same show. But if there is one thing you can count on with television, it’s always changing. Look what happened five years later in 1960:
Gunsmoke
Wagon  Train
Have Gun Will Travel
The Andy Griffith Show
The Real McCoys
The westerns dominated and they had a pretty good run. When was the last time there was a western TV show in primetime? Now jump ahead to 1980 and you’ll find a true mix bag of television tastes:
Dallas
The Dukes of Hazzard
60 Minutes
MASH
The Love Boat
Today American Idol and NCIS top the weekly rating charts. What’s next? It’s anybody’s guess. The bigger question will be what will you be watching these programs on in your San Antonio home? If you’re ready for a TV upgrade, then you need to clear the wall or corner of that old set. Hiring an experienced junk hauling team will make sure your old set can be taken away with the least amount of effort. While you’re getting rid of that TV, you could also tap into the muscle of the movers and have them take away more junk from your home. No sense wasting that trip when you’ve probably got some other items like furniture, boxes of papers or garage junk that could be destined for the trash heap. One call will have you covered.

For the best in San Antonio TV Disposal services, or any other junk hauling jobs, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online today.

San Antonio Appliance Disposal

Have you ever heard the saying, “One man’s junk is another man’s art?” Take a random tour of any San Antonio modern art gallery and you’ll find an amazing array of sculptures and paintings that incorporate what can best be described a garbage into art work. For these talented artists, everything is up for grabs: toilets, fast food wrappers, soda cans and even car parts. They all can provide inspiration for those artists that think outside of the box. Bigger pieces require bigger pieces of junk. Don’t be surprised to find a sculpture built around an old kitchen stove or sink. Could you turn your stove into a work of art? It could be fun to play around with, but what happens if it doesn’t turn out quite the way you’ve expected? You’ll then be left with a painted up stove that’s just sitting there being an eyesore. Maybe the better course of action is to leave the art to the artist and leave the old junk to a San Antonio appliance disposal company like Junk King.
Getting rid of your old appliances by calling up a team of professional junk haulers is a proactive step to take when you’re planing on upgrading or remodeling your kitchen. But there is another equally important reason and that has to do with keeping San Antonio clean. Most resident of San Antonio take great pride in the beauty of their home. Along with the stylistic architecture, the sprawling desert landscapes are the real work of art. However, that beauty can often be marred by the dumping of junk like old washers or refrigerators. Think of all the effort that has gone into dragging that appliance out of the house and loading it up into a truck only to take it out to a desert gulley to dump it. Maybe the person behind this illegal dumping thought they could drop it off at a landfill, but got lost. Or didn’t want to pay the dumping fee. Sadly what was once their problem is now our problem as we have to cringe every time we past it. It doesn’t have to be that way.
When you hire your local Junk King San Antonio hauling crew, they’re not just going to toss your appliances anywhere. That crew could very well be your neighbor. Do you really think they want ruin the beauty of San Antonio? Of course not and they’ll know right where to take that junk. Whether it is at a sanctioned landfill or a San Antonio recycling center the goal is to properly dispose of that item. Even if you’re the kind of person who would never dump something by the side of the road, do you have the muscle and the truck for hauling away your appliances? If not then absolutely consider a professional crew. You also don’t want to take any chances with banging up your walls or scraping your floors when it comes to the actual removal. With an experienced team of movers who are bonded and insured, none of that will be an issue. Get rid of those appliances the right way!

For the best in San Antonio Appliance Disposal simply give Junk King San Antonio a call at 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.