Tuesday July 5th
Stuff that happened:
Oh that Corus, messing with us again! Sometimes if I can’t listen to the radio at that time, I watch the playlist to see if Revolution is playing. Like if the kids are playing in the front yard and I need to have one ear open, I have the radio turned down low so I can hear their screams. The playlist updates itself about a minute into each song, so there is plenty of time to see that it’s playing before the song ends.
On Monday morning, they played Revolution at 7:14am. I didn’t hear it because I was doing something else (washing the kids’ hair, of all things!) At 7:21, a friend sent me a message that she was caller 3. I didn’t get that message until 7:29am, so I immediately opened the Playlist. The last song it showed was Tragically Hip’s Courage, which played at 7:06. Huh. I checked the Playlist again at 7:55 and *POOF*, suddenly it shows that Revolution played at 7:14. But from 7:06 – 7:14 is blank, which means they probably had 5 minutes of commercials (assuming the THip song went from 7:06-7:09). Fair enough, but where was this list at 7:29am?? Are you telling me that the playlist just *happened* to suspend itself at the exact time when Revolution played? Hah! That’s a hard pill to swallow… Probably not illegal, but still shady.
Speaking of Corus, a friend sent me an article about Chris Gailus so I had to write a post about it. You can read that HERE.
And the Jeff O’Neil Show was off on Monday, but back on Tuesday according to the schedule on their site. I wonder where they were?? Just taking an extra-long weekend? Nice.
JRFM’s Karen was also away for an extra-long weekend, but she’s due back today. Clay held his own on Monday, but I look forward to hearing about Karen’s weekend. Family reunions can be great fodder for conversation-starters!
JRFM tried to give away $1000 Monday morning to someone that attended one of their birthday parties, but they had a bit of trouble with it. Attendees got a red ticket with a number on it (I didn’t get one so I guess we showed up at The Roxy too late?), and all of the numbers were in a draw done at 8:10am Monday. If you had the winning ticket, you had 9 minutes and 37 seconds to call them back. One number was read. No phone call. A second number was read. No phone call. A third number was read, and finally a winner! Congrats to Nancy, who had picked up her ticket at the Langley party!!
Z95.3 also had a non-winner on Monday. Lisa did not call back in time (apparently she was on the boat and they didn’t have cell service!) so they gave the tickets to caller 9. I had it ringing but I was probably caller 11 or 12, so it rang out.
I also had it ringing for QMFM’s Gas Card-eoke at 6:50am – I was caller 3, 16, and 21. Luckily I didn’t get to play – it was a Brittany Spears song that I didn’t know the lyrics to! The first caller kind of gets the short end of the stick in this case – the second player has time to google the lyrics before their turn.
Every time I visit LG’s site, I get sad again that I’m going to miss Trooper on July 30th. GODDAMNIT!!! They’re playing Saskatoon on Sept 1st – anyone up for a road trip?? 😀
Adele tickets on Zed at 8am.
CFOX has DeWalt radios to give away with the morning crew.
Check back for updates – I was away all Monday afternoon so I missed a lot of things, but I should be able to catch them today!
5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word (4 passes to Canadians game)
6-9 – LG104.3, Cultus Lake Water Park passes
6:30 – CFOX, Stump the Show (Weezer tickets)
6:50 – QMFM, Car-aoke ($250 gas card)
7-9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (4 tickets to Theatre Under The Stars)
7:00 – Jack, No Time To Google ($100)
7:15 – CFOX, announcement
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
7:40 – Kiss, Pemberton Fest tickets
8:00 – Z95.3, tickets to Adele
8:10 – Peak, Not So Secret Word (VIP tickets to the beer tent at Khatsahlano Street Party on July 9th)
12-1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (?)
12-1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)
12:15 – Peak, Rock Bite (Coquitlam Kinsmen International Beer Fest tickets)
2-7 – TSN1040, REO Rafting getaway (text in the code word)
3:00 – Z95.3, ?
4-5 – JRFM, U-Turn (4 passes to Cultus Lake Water Park)
4:30 – Peak, tickets to Vancouver Folk Music Festival incl beer tickets!
6-10 – Virgin, a pair of Playland one day passes
As always, best of luck!