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Overview April 6-10

Posted on Apr 5, 2015

Let’s start by talking about this ground-breaking, never-done-before-that-I-know-of contest that Virgin is running. It’s called the Spring Ka-ching contest. 

This week they are giving away $500 via Interac e-transfer to caller 30. What’s different about that? Well, let me tell you! You are not only competing with everyone in BC, you are also competing with everyone in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec! Yes, there are a total of 7 Virgin Radio stations running this contest, and everyone will be calling the SAME phone number to try to be caller 30.

The contest will run at EST, which is 3 hours ahead of us. Your first chance at the money will be at 5:40, and then 7:40, 12:40, 2:40, and 4:40. By the time it’s 4:40 here, most people in the other provinces will have gone home, had dinner, and gotten on with their evening. I’m guessing that will be the best time for us on the west coast to get through. I like that this contest happens at a different time than our other contests so we have nothing to distract us!

While the thought of going up against half of the country is daunting, the reward is certainly worth at least trying. This week the 30th caller gets $500, but next week it goes up to $1000! And the week after that it’s $2000. And the week after that it’s $3000. And the week after that, the final week, the 30th caller gets $5000!!! Definitely worth playing for! 

Virgin Radio is giving away a total of $287,500 with this contest – a small price to pay for advertising in 5 provinces. They probably spent the same amount on having the Breakfast in Barbados in only 2 provinces! It’s cost-effective for them, and more challenging for us. But I’m still going to try being caller 30! Want to try too? Here’s the number: 1-844-994-2274

The other thing that starts this week is Rock 101‘s Cash or Car. If you are caller 10 after the cue to call, you can choose to be in the draw for a red 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4×4, or they can buy you out with an offer of cash. When this was played last year, I only heard them offer a few hundred dollars each time. Willy in the morning offers more than the others – even $500 might be enough to make me opt for the sure thing rather than take a chance at losing the Jeep. But if you are a gambler and really want that Jeep, get in that June 1st draw at 8, 11, 2, and 5.

Everything else carries over from last week:

Z95.3 – ZFX. I can’t even. Take your best shot at 8, 11, 2, and 5. At this point I feel like I’ve reached MZT, but I may change my mind at 7:58am.

QMFM – Beat the Bank at 7:05, 8:05, 11:05, and 4:05. 

CFOX – Payroll hires at 8, 11, 2, and 5. 

Peak – nominations are read at 7, 11, 2, 5, and 7. Listen for your name or send me your info and I’ll listen for you.

JRFM – Music Mash. Geez, this is tough. But I love it!!! Play at 7, 11, 2, 5, and 7. They don’t post the clip anywhere, so record it off your radio.

LG104.3 – Larry’s Mix Tape. It’s gotten too easy. But $400 is nothing to sneeze at, so go win it! The clip is not posted so record this one off your radio too.

Jack – Grab a seat in their massive Musical Chairs game for a key to a truck by texting in the code word at 8, 12, and 4.

Kiss – nothing yet, but fingers crossed that something is just around the corner!

TSN – If you watched the Canucks game, listen the next day to win $1000 by knowing the Highlight of the Game. They answer the phones slowly so if you don’t get though in the first minute, keep dialling!

Have fun and keep listening!