Monday Aug 22nd
Stuff that happened:
I didn’t put out a schedule on Friday, I can’t remember why. There wasn’t much to talk about at that point, I think. But NOW we have LOTS to talk about!!!
Firstly, you are aware by now that Kevin and Sonia are gone from The Peak. I wrote about that HERE. The station is “going in a new direction”, so I asked my hubby to listen to it for a few hours on Saturday and tell me what he thought. Let me qualify this by saying that my husband used to ONLY listen to The Peak, but has recently switched to CFOX. So he did as I asked, and this was his e-mailed response: “Sorry… Having a hard time staying with 102.7. 1 in 3 is ok – like they play the new Greenday but then this fluff. I really wonder what station I’m listening to. Fox will kill them. I’ll listen another hour. Hard work.”
Urk. That doesn’t bode well! If you’re going to play ball with the big boys, put your best foot forward and wear a cup!! Good luck, Peak!
Secondly, CFOX played Give It Away on Thursday. What a surprise!!! I couldn’t have predicted that! (but I totally did.) I’m glad that contest is over, hopefully they’ve Given It Away for good.
Thirdly, Finland really, REALLY pissed me off so I wrote a post about it. Naturally. You can read that HERE.
New This Week:
Corus is getting a jump-start on the fall! As I recall, Z95.3 was the first to jump on the back-to-school bandwagon last year with an early start of ZFX. I remember how impressed I was, and I was certain that they would get a ratings boost for that season. Now Corus is getting their big fall contests started earlier than usual, and I’ve got mixed emotions about it. I’m annoyed that I will miss the first two days. I’m impressed that they’ve realized people are already getting ready for September and searching for new routines. I’m happy that we’ve got some fun contests to perk us up!
Rock 101 is starting the Rockin’ Payroll contest – they call out a name at 8, 11, 2 and 5, and that person has 10 minutes to call them back. If they do, they win $250. If they don’t, their $250 goes to the next person who DOES call back. We are all familiar with this game, and we all are aware of the odds: slim. There are 228 occasions and thousands of applicants. The odds of your name being called are astronomical! But, on the off chance that YOU are one of the chosen few, please be listening at 8, 11, 2, and 5pm every weekday. If you can’t listen during ALL of those times – maybe you have meetings, lives to save, surgeries to perform – then send me your info and I’ll text you if your name is called. Why? Because I’d want somebody to do it for ME. So send me your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s be friends. Not “hold my hair while I puke” kind of friends, but more like “hey, you’re cool, I’ve got your back!” kind of friends…
It appears that there *may* be some complications with this system, but don’t worry, I’ll do my best to ward off the beasts. The station has included in their rules and regs in bold that:
“Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the 7 legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.”
If they decide in all their litigious brilliance that I am compromising the contest by offering to call my friends, I will let you know. They can’t get blood out of a stone though, so at most they would try to shut down my site. LOL! The thought is so ridiculous – like the Princess being bothered by the Pea. Laughable! But stranger things have happened, so if anyone tries to bully me, you KNOW you’ll read about it!! 😉
Meanwhile, watch the @CVbackup1 Twitter account for the names until I get back. I’ll tweet them from the @ContestsVan twitter account starting Wednesday morning.
CFOX is starting the Vacay or Pay contest again – WOOT!!! I LOVE this game!!! Caller 9 at 8, 11, 2 and 5 gets to choose: take the cash or get your name in the draw. Now, let’s do some math:
Each week they will play 20 times. If EVERYONE opts for the draw, you have a one in 20 chance of winning they all-inclusive vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. If SOME people take the CASH (could be $1 or $1000), your odds of winning go up. If there are 10 people in the draw, you have a one-in-ten chance of winning that awesome all-inclusive trip. GREAT odds!!!
The contest runs from Aug 22nd to Nov 10th. There will be 228 chances to “choose”. On 40 of those occasions, there will be $1000. On 188 of those occasions, there will be $1 in the envelope.
There are 57 weekdays in the “contest period”. With only 40 prizes of $1000, that means that 17 days will NOT have a prize of $1000. What are the odds that YOU will have a $1000 in the envelope? About 1 in 6.
If you opt for the draw and you don’t win, you must re-qualify for the following week’s draw. If you opt for the money, no one in your household can play. Even if you only win $1, you and your housemates can’t play again. So GO FOR THE DRAW!!! But only if you have a valid passport and can travel between January 11th and 18th to the Royal Decameron in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It’s all-inclusive and worth $2938!!! Seriously, go for the draw…
The Peak is starting their Free Money Artist again – listen for the artist and when you hear a song by them, text “Free Money” and your name to 88000. At the end of the song they will call one lucky texter back and give them $1000. No, not texter 10, not texter 102, just some random texter who tickled their fancy… Apparently it’s brought to you by Harbite Potato Chips… I think they mean Hardbite.
Tim Hicks is playing in the JRFM Lounge, and you’ll be invited during the morning show and during Docc’s show.
TSN will have UFC and soccer tickets.
Jack has Duran Duran tickets.
Kiss has Playland passes.
Z95.3 is leaving Whose Song Is It Anyway on for another week! Fun!!
You Can’t Win This is back in the schedule! My husband is a colourful dude, and he described this contest like this: it’s like the veal cutlet at IGA. You see it one day, you buy it, it smells a bit funny but you eat it anyway. The next time you see it, you don’t buy it, but you can remember how it tasted. The next day, you see the SAME veal cutlets but now they’re re-wrapped, but you KNOW they’re the same cutlets. The next week, you see the SAME cutlets, but rewrapped AGAIN. You know they’re the same so you don’t buy them, but you know exactly how they would taste. You can remember from the LAST time you bought veal cutlets. Weeks and months go by, and again you see the SAME veal cutlets. New wrap, new label, but the same cutlets. You KNOW how they smell, you remember how they taste, so you don’t buy them. But you’re hoping that SOMEone will buy them, just so you can get some fresh veal cutlets… LOL!! It’s a bit convoluted, but I totally know where he’s coming from…
Again this week, collect the Gloria-ous words on JRFM at 7, 11, 2, 5, and 7. Enter them in your Online Insider account for a chance to win Gloria the Ram truck. You have to be available for the parking lot party on Thursday Sept 15th.
Links you might need:
Rockin’ Payroll Names Aug-Nov 2016 are HERE.
Vacay or Pay Choices Aug-Nov 2016 are HERE.
There will be oodles of updates so check back Monday afternoon!!!
5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word ($50 to White Spot or family passes to the Vancouver Zoo)
6-9 – JRFM, Chris Stapleton tickets
6:30 – CFOX, Stump the Show (VIP PNE passes incl gate and ride passes)
7-9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said ($50 to White Spot or family passes to the Vancouver Zoo)
7:00 – JRFM, Gloria-ous word
7:00 – Jack, No Time To Google ($100)
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
8-9 – Kiss, Playland passes
8:00 – Z95.3, Whose Song Is It Anyway?
8:00 – CFOX, Vacay or Pay
8:00 – Rock 101, Rockin’ Payroll
8:05 – QMFM, Gas card-eoke ($250 gas card)
8:10 – Peak, Invites to The Sheepdogs in the Peak Lounge Aug 23rd
10:30 – Peak, Rifflandia Music Fest passes
11:00 – Z95.3, Whose Song Is It Anyway?
11:00 – JRFM, Gloria-ous word
11:00 – CFOX, Vacay or Pay
11:00 – Rock 101, Rockin’ Payroll
12-1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (?)
12-1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)
12:15 – Peak, Rock Bite (Bob Moses tickets)
2:00 – Z95.3, Whose Song Is It Anyway?
2:00 – JRFM, Gloria-ous word
2:00 – CFOX, Vacay or Pay
2:00 – Rock 101, Rockin’ Payroll
4-5 – JRFM, U-Turn (tix to Unbuckled, backyard BBQ)
5:00 – Z95.3, Whose Song Is It Anyway?
5:00 – CFOX, Vacay or Pay
5:00 – Rock 101, Rockin’ Payroll
5:00 – JRFM, Gloria-ous word
7:00 – JRFM, Gloria-ous word
As always, best of luck!