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Monday the 12th

Posted on Jan 11, 2015

It’s here!! I’ve been waiting for this for months – ratings sweeps! LOL! This is one of the two times per year when the radio stations try to gain listeners so when the ratings come out, they beat out the competition. They want a larger percentage of the listenership. I looked at last year’s ratings and was actually surprised by them: QMFM was #2 and Beat was #4. Huh. #5 was JRFM, followed by Jack and Virgin sharing the #6 spot. Rock 101 at #7, and way down at 10, 11, and 12 were Sonic, Peak, and CFOX respectively. HUH??? Interesting…

Anyway, on with our games! I wrote about 3 of the big things starting today in the post HERE. To recap:

JRFM – Red Solo Cup. Listen at 7, 11, 2, 5, and 7. Be the lucky caller (random) and guess which cup the trip is under. Before you call, check my Red Solo Cup Guesses post (HERE) to see which ones have been guessed!

Beat – if you’ve signed up for Beat Your Bills and want me to call you if I hear your name, send me your name and phone number to I will text or call you if your name is said.

Z95.3 – win $10,000 with a certain song. That song will be announced at 8am today. It will probably only play once this week, so keep listening. Maybe it won’t play till next week – I have no idea! But I’ll let you know if I hear anything…

Rock 101 – the winner of the trip to Mexico will be announced after 7 this morning. The qualifiers’ pot will be emptied, and new qualifiers will be taken starting around 8. There was one day last week when they didn’t do the contest until almost 9, but another day when they did it just after 8. *shrug*

CFOX – the Jeff O’Neil Show is due to return today! Yaaay! Maybe they’ll bring a new contest with them…

Sonic will be doing the draw for the Grammys trip this morning. Maybe they’ll announce another stop in the World Tour after that?

Jack – I’m not sure yet, but they may still be taking qualifiers for a staycation. I’ll leave it in the schedule until I know for sure. Plus you could win dinner on a boat with Big Ginger. Fun! You can qualify for that twice per day. Just an aside – last year there was a brief time when they called the Jackaholics Club the “Freeloaders Club”, which I thought was awfully rude. I noticed last week that the Jack FM in Calgary actually does call theirs the Freeloaders Club! Huh… still rude…

QMFM starts giving away 4 trips to Mexico on Wednesday. Until then, er… ??

Peak is also laying low. Something fun is just around the corner, I’m sure! Until then, you can still win your way in to the Dan Mangan concert in the Peak Lounge by collecting the words that rhyme with Dan each day, and entering them in your VIP account. Winners are announced the next morning.

Same with LG104.3 – quiet, but I’m still looking forward to that party! Another aside: as I was putting on my pj bottoms I noticed that the label said “Life is Good”. Hah! So I sleep with LG! This is how rumours get started…

Breakfast Television has a lovely trip to Sun Peaks for you! Watch at 6:10, 7:10, and 8:10 to win. Sweet!! Also this morning on BT, you can find out how to get on “Love It or List It Vancouver”. Watch at 7:40 for those details. I personally hate this show – it’s got the worst acting – but my husband loves it. If you own a house and you go on this show, please be a good actor!

That’s all I’ve got for now. Check back later on Monday for updates – I’m certain there will be some!!!


5:40 – JRFM, give the secret word (4 tix to International Boat Show)
6:10 – BT, trip to Sun Peaks
7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (tix to major concert)
7:00 – Jack, No Time to Google
7:00 – Peak, Peak Lounge word
7:00 – JRFM, Red Solo Cup
7:10 – Beat, Beat Your Bills name
7:10 – BT, trip to Sun Peaks
7:20 – LG104.3, $1000 song in 1 second
7:35. – Z95.3, Cash Quiz for up to $2000
7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute
7:40 – Rock 101, IQ Test
7:40 – Sonic, Tag Team Trivia
7:40 – Jack, qualify for staycation
8:00 – Z95.3, $10,000 song announced
8:00 – Rock 101, qualify for 2 Tickets to Paradise
8:10 – Peak, Not So Secret Word (tickets to Death From Above 1979)
8:10 – BT, trip to Sun Peaks
9:40 – Jack, qualify for staycation
11:00 – Peak, Peak Lounge word
11:00 – Rock 101, qualify for 2 Tickets to Paradise
11:00 – JRFM, Red Solo Cup
11:10 – Beat, Beat Your Bills name
11:40 – Jack, qualify for staycation
12:15 – Peak, tix to Night 1 of String Fling concert
2:00 – Rock 101, qualify for 2 Tickets to Paradise
2:00 – Peak, Peak Lounge word
2:00 – JRFM, Red Solo Cup
2:40 – Jack, qualify for staycation
3:10 – Beat, Beat Your Bills
4 – 5 – JRFM, U-Turn (Aaron Pritchett tickets)
4:40 – Jack, qualify for staycation
5:00 – Z95.3, Fresh Five at Five ($50 for Subway)
5:00 – Peak, Peak Lounge word
5:00 – Rock 101, qualify for 2 Tickets to Paradise
5:00 – JRFM, Red Solo Cup
7:00 – Peak, Peak Lounge word
7:00 – JRFM, Red Solo Cup

As always, best of luck!