Friday April 1st
The personal bit:
Almost back to normal! At least well enough to take the puppies out and have them in the yard ALL day – 10am till 6pm. They played and slept and ate and played and ate and slept. It was their first time spending all day outside – they loved it!
Stuff that happened:
I was really torn whether or not to write about this but I decided to just face it head on instead of skirting the issue: sometimes when a station gets the same player over and over, they take measures to avoid the wrath of other listeners. They might avoid mentioning the player’s name with a quick edit of the call, or in some cases they might even alter the player’s name so that listeners don’t realize it’s the same caller. This may raise some eyebrows, mine included, but upon further consideration I realized that it doesn’t matter AT ALL. The fact is that they DID let the caller play, they didn’t screen the calls or tell them they couldn’t play because they had already played.
If they REALLY didn’t want the same players calling they would give a consolation prize (a gift certificate to a restaurant or something) which counts as a “prize” and excludes them from playing again for 30 days. But that was not the case here. They simply did not want other listeners to be discouraged because they hear “the SAME people get through ALL the time!” Man, I’ve seen some furious posts by folks who can’t even get a ring. It’s not the station’s fault, I promise you!! I’ve written a post for you HERE if you are one of those pissed off players that never gets through.
QMFM HAS GAS!!! Both the morning show and the afternoon show will be giving away gas cards. First, listen to Nat & Drew early to find out where Scooter will be hiding. The first 100 people to find him will get a $50 gas card. Then in the afternoon, Ray will have a $100 gas card – I’m not sure how he gives this away so tune in to find out.
CFOX has a concert announcement, listen to the Jeff O’Neil show to find out who (and maybe win some tickets?)
It’s Friday Beer Club at the Peak. They’ll have beer for you at 5:30 or so.
Oh, and it’s Lotto Max Friday! So keep an eye out for the ticket sometime around noon. I think I’m in good enough shape to make a run to the Shopper’s Drug Mart before the urgency hits again! Effing salmonella takes 3-7 days to run its course. It’s got me “running” that’s for sure! Blah.
Links you may need:
Beat Your Bills names: HERE
Jack’s Win at Work names are HERE.
CFOX’s Payroll names are HERE.
ZFX guesses are HERE.
Beat the Bank jackpots HERE.
5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word (Gone Country tickets or 4 passes to a Stealth game)
6-10 – TSN, tix to ZZ Top
6:30 – CFOX, Stump the Show ($100 Gift Card to The Pint)
7-9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (Gone Country tickets or 4 passes to a Stealth game)
7:00 – Jack, No Time To Google ($100)
7:05 – QMFM, Beat the Bank
7:10 – Peak, Perfect 10 (tix to Fitz and the Tantrums)
7:10 – Virgin, Beat Your Bills name
7:20 – LG, 1 Second Song ($1,000)
7:30 – JRFM, You Can’t Win This
7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test
7:35 – Z95.3, Cash Quiz for up to $2000
7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute
8-8:30 – Jack, Win at Work Name
8:00 – LG, announces McCartney song of the day
8:00 – Z95.3, ZFX
8:00 – Jack, Name Those Tunes
8:00 – Rock 101, Cheque or Cherokees
8:00 – CFOX, Payroll
8:05 – QMFM, Beat the Bank
8:10 – Virgin, Beat Your Bills name
8:10 – Peak, Not So Secret Word (tickets to Violent Femmes)
10-10:30 – Jack, Win at Work Name
10-3 – QMFM, tickets to Marianas Trench
10-3 – CFOX, tickets to Modern Space at the Cobalt
10-3 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (Sloan tix)
11-11:30 – Jack, Win at Work Name
11:00 – Z95.3, ZFX
11:00 – Rock 101, Cheque or Cherokees
11:00 – CFOX, Payroll
11:05 – QMFM, Beat the Bank
11:10 -Virgin, Beat Your Bills name
12-1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)
12:00 – Jack, Name Those Tunes
12:10 – Virgin, Ellie Goulding tickets
2-2:30 – Jack, Win at Work Name
2-6 – CFOX, Men’s Rugby tickets
2:00 – Z95.3, ZFX
2:00 – Rock 101, Cheque or Cherokees
2:00 – CFOX, Payroll
3:00 – Z95.3, Ellie Goulding tickets
3:10 -Virgin, Beat Your Bills name
4-5 – JRFM, U-Turn (tickets to Ron White at the Orpheum)
4:00 – Jack, Name Those Tunes
4:05 – QMFM, Beat the Bank
4:10 – Virgin, Ellie Goulding tickets
5:00 – Z95.3, ZFX
5:00 – Rock 101, Cheque or Cherokees
5:00 – CFOX, Payroll
5:30 – Peak, Stanley Park Brewing prize pack
7-12 – CFOX, Pizza and a movie
8:10 – Virgin, Ellie Goulding tickets
As always, best of luck!