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Jan 28th

Posted on Jan 29, 2018



Rock 101 played Viva Las Vegas last Wednesday at 3:20pm and again Thursday at 8:19am. I had predicted Wed 10am – 2pm and Fri 2pm – 6pm. I suspected it would play on Thursday because CFOX played their cue back-to-back as well.

CFOX played Vegas Baby, Vegas on Tuesday at 9:27am and Wednesday around 1:30pm. I had predicted Tues 10am – 2pm and Fri 8am – 10am. Tricky…

The names called on Beat Your Bills last week are:

Martha Aaboe, Carlene Andrew, Adrienne Atleo, Stephanie Campbell, Jennifer Clark, Hon Dang, Blake Watt, Richard Fiddler, Chantelle Delaurier, Edward Kikerly, Ashley Unaroo, Brandon Long, Krista Harkiss, Germesh Shergill, and Tarina Shebinck.


New This Week:


Ooooh, Zed has Mexico!!! They have 3 all-inclusive trips to Cancun and will be giving away one every Friday. To qualify for the draws, listen for the mariachi band to interrupt a song. If you hear it, be caller 9 to win a $50 gift certificate for Las Margaritas and get your name into the draw. Once you have qualified, you are in for all three draws – if you don’t win the first one, no need to re-qualify for the following draw. Obviously your best odds of winning are in the first week, and will lessen with each new qualifier. However, probably still good odds. I don’t know how many times per day it will happen, but I hope it’s more than once! And hopefully they’ll give clues…

Also on Zed, you can take a quiz HERE to enter for a $500 Spa Utopia gift card (and probably some contact from a Ford salesman…) You could also win a meet and greet with Hedley by taking the quiz HERE. If the concert wasn’t in Abbotsford I’d be all over that! We are huge Hedley fans but it’s too far to drive on a Monday…

Willy starts giving away those beer fridges this week. If you entered on 101’s site, listen for your name starting Tuesday morning. He will call two names – the first one to call the station wins the fridge (which may or may not be filled with libations!) The morning show will also have tickets to Journey.

JRFM said they’d have Rockin’ River Fest passes last week but I think they’re actually doing it THIS week. Listen in the morning to find out or check back here on Monday night – I’ll update the schedule when I know.

If your a Kiss member, enter HERE for a chance at 4 Science World passes.

Jack has some things you can win if you are a Jack Pack member. Check them out HERE.

JRFM has a nice getaway to Sidney for the Gord Bamford concert. Log in and enter HERE. While you’re there, enter for the Johnny Reid tickets (*swoon*). If you’d like to show Cold Creek County and Old Dominion your special Vancouver scene, enter by uploading a pic HERE.

TSN will have tickets to Def Leppard/Journey with their morning show.

CFOX has a wicked prize for Revelstoke! Go upload a skiing or snowboarding photo HERE. Also enter to win advance screening passes for “The 15:17 to Paris” on Feb 7th, which will include a cocktail reception. I’ve been to one of these and it was amazing – it left me dreaming about those VIP seats at Marine Gateway! Go enter HERE.

You can also win that movie prize via Rock 101 HERE. Also on Rock 101, Home & Garden Show tickets (HERE), Santana tickets (HERE), Big Wreck tickets (HERE), and a George Thorogood VIP package (HERE).

That’s not much new stuff but I feel an announcement coming on… check back Monday morning!




On Virgin, there’s a Kendrick Lamar fly-away to London, including flights and 4 nights hotel. The concert is on Feb 20th so make sure you can travel around that date before you qualify for the draw. Listen to Denai in the evenings to qualify (25th caller around 7pm) for the Feb 2nd draw as long as you or someone you live with hasn’t won anything from Bell Media in the last 30 days. This $3000 prize would be amazing, but just qualifying for it wins you Kendrick’s album, which in turn knocks you out of the running for another Bell Media contest for 30 days. Worth it? You decide.

Breakfast Television is sending someone to Disneyland – watch for the code word every morning and enter it online before midnight. You can enter once per day, per person, per email address. Basically, only enter once per day no matter how many email addresses you have! Otherwise they can disqualify  you, and you don’t want that – this prize is worth over $8000 and is good from April to October!

QMFM has an amazing RV adventure package. Go enter HERE by Feb 4th at midnight.

Jack has their annual Football Party at the River Rock. You can enter to win tickets via your Jack Pack HERE.

CFOX is also having a football party but theirs is at the Hard Rock in Coquitlam. Listen to win 4 passes.

Sportsnet is taking folks to the February 24th Canucks game – IN VEGAS!!! Stay at New York New York for 3 nights, take in a Canucks game, and get a tour of the strip. If you’re free to travel Feb 22 – 25 and are over 21, go register at Sportsnet and enter the contest HERE. There are 5 trips to be won and 4 draws left: Jan 19th, 26th, Feb 2nd, and Feb 9th. One entry per person. Must live within listening range of the station to be eligible to win.

Sportsnet also has Canucks tickets on home game days. Listen to their morning show (650 on the AM dial) from 5:30-9 for the cue to call (ticket window opening) and be caller 6 at 604-280-0650 to win tickets to that night’s game.

JRFM is giving away $2018 on January 31st at 8:10am. To enter, simply download the JRFM app and click on the 2018 tab.

Beat Your Bills continues on Virgin. Thank you to those who have been helping me catch the 3:10 names!

Log in at CFOX HERE to enter to win a go-karting prize for you and 7 friends, including passes to the Auto Show and $100 gas card.

Z95.3 is giving away a wedding! If you’ve got someone in mind, go enter HERE.

Enter online at QMFM HERE by nominating someone in your life for a vacation. Ends Sunday the 28th at midnight.

On Virgin, enter HERE to win a BC Ferries trip to the central coast. Ends Sunday the 28th at midnight.

Also on Virgin, enter HERE for a flyaway to see Marshmello in Toronto. Concert is on Feb 12th, travel Feb 11th – 13th. Enter before Feb 8th.

Log in on LG and enter to win lunch for your office supplied by The chopped Leaf. They’ll choose one winner per month.

Roundhouse Radio is having a Valentine’s Day contest – a getaway at Hester Creek Winery in Oliver on Feb 16th and 17th. Listen for a cue to call at 7am, 12pm, and 4pm to qualify for the draw. Their number is 604-449-8983.

CTV has a nice Big White prize package including 3 night’s hotel and ski lessons! Enter HERE. If you win this, it knocks you out of other Bell contests for 30 days. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday, January 28th.

Send Global a picture of you at a White Spot and you could win $100 to White Spot. Winners chosen on air on Fridays. Enter before Feb 1st by emailing your picture to

CKNW has Wellness Show passes for the Feb 17-18 event at the Convention Centre. Enter HERE.

Go to Sportsnet HERE and enter daily to win tickets to see the Canucks vs Blackhawks on Thursday Feb 1st. You get picked up in a Porsche and a tour of the media gondola at Rogers Arena. Cool!

Just for fun, I like to guess which days the Vegas trips will happen. It’s simply a shot in the dark so don’t arrange your day around it. My guesses for this week are:

Rock 101: Tuesday 10am – 2pm and Friday 2pm – 6pm

CFOX: Monday 2pm – 6pm and Thursday 7am – 10am

Major contests this week:


JRFM: $2018 on the app


Virgin: Beat Your Bills


Z95.3: Mexico trip

Jack: football party

CFOX: trips to Vegas

Rock 101: Viva Rock Vegas



Sportsnet: Vegas fly-away

TSN: concert tix



Monday Updates


CFOX has a nice prize to watch rugby at The Pint. Enter HERE.

Enter HERE at 101 to win Steve Miller/Peter Frampton tickets.

101 also has Steve Millet tickets – enter HERE. There’s also a Rock the Mic prize at Hard Rock HERE.

Kiss has Kevin Hart tickets between 5 and 6pm.

QMFM has Def Leppard/Journey tickets at 8:05.

Virgin has a Pint prize at 7:30am for the big game.

Jessie Reyez will be at the Commodore and everyone has tickets! Well, Zed, Kiss and Virgin do. Zed has them between 10 and 2 and also in the evening after 7pm. Not sure when Kiss and Virgin will have them.

Rock 101 did not play Viva Las Vegas today. Keep an ear out tomorrow. But I think since Willy will be giving away fridges and concert tickets, it’ll happen between 10 and 6 (my guess is 10-2.)

I didn’t hear if CFOX played the cue – did you hear? UPDATE: Yes, it played around 10:25am.

I was too busy listening for the Mariachi Band over on Zed. Listened all effin’ day. ALL EFFIN’ DAY! I vacuumed with my headset on so I didn’t miss it. I listened on my shower radio while I showered. I ran to the car to pick up my daughter between songs so they couldn’t play it. At 1:30 I sat at my desk and waited, fingers poised and phone cradled in the crook of my neck. I took pee breaks and wiped bums between songs, and whittled away the hours by scrolling FB and Twitter. The same stories whizzed by over and over. Tease after tease after tease was played. At one point Sutto said “I’m going to play a Tupac song. You’re gonna love it. You’re REALLY gonna love it!” Thinking that was going to be the song, I started calling as soon as it started. Cell phone and land line both rang until the song ended and a new one started, with no sign of a mariachi band. Ugh. When it finally played at 5:25, I had been lifting the receiver and getting a dial tone incessantly in case the cue came while I had the dial tone (kept having to hang up to refresh it.) BOOM! Caller 3. Now, here’s the tricky thing about being caller 3 when they take caller 9: they usually have a 6 line system, which means lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 light up immediately. When caller 1 is told to call back, as soon as they are cut off, someone else rings through on that line. They are caller 7. It follows that line 2 gets taken by caller 8, and line 3 gets taken by caller 9. So if you are any caller 3 or above, you don’t have a chance of ringing back and being caller 9 unless everyone else in Vancouver was asleep and wasn’t phoning. Thus, I knew as soon as I disconnected, my line would be replaced by the winning caller. Nonetheless, I redialed. Busy. Redialed. Ringing again! By my calculation, I was caller 11 this time (line 4 was replaced by caller 10, line 5 by caller 11, and line 6 by caller 12, then cycled back to line 1 which would be caller 13, and line 2 which would be caller 14.) So if you got through but it rang out, you were either caller 10, 12, 13, or 14. Because I was caller 11. Guaranteed. I think…

As much as that pained me, it was worth the temporary loss of sanity and the permanent loss of those 4 hours of non-productivity. Because if they are only taking one caller per day (which is ridiculous, they should be playing it more than once per day!) there will only be 4 names in the draw on Friday morning. FOUR. Those people have a 25% chance of winning a fabulous all-inclusive trip. AUGH!!!

And damn it all to hell, I’m still going to listen for the cue! But not tomorrow. I have a very important meeting tomorrow which could change the course of my 2018 path. I can’t tell you what it is yet, but if and when it happens I’ll let you know. It’s very exciting and I can barely contain myself!! *giggle*


Wednesday update


There wasn’t a Tuesday update but here’s what happened on Tuesday: Rock 101 played Viva Las Vegas at 5:10pm after many warnings that it would be playing. Zed played the mariachi band at 8:45am and 5:05pm.

Today, I just happened to be listening for the mariachi band on Zed when lo and behold, it happened at about 12:23. I was at my desk and had already pre-dialled the number, so I grabbed the receiver and hit redial as soon as the cue started. By the time the cue had ended, my phone had dialled and was connected. It rang. And rang, and rang, and rang. I had expected to be caller ONE, and at the most, caller TWO. Nope. It was never answered and I hung up after I heard the winner on air. There is NO WAY I wasn’t caller 1, 2, or 3. No way. Unless someone can prove to me that lines 1-9 were answered, I’m calling bullshit. This can be proven simply – if you got through to Zed when you heard the mariachi band and you were caller 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8, let me know! Email, tweet, FB message. LET ME KNOW! Otherwise, my bullshit-o-meter is off the charts!! You know how I hate being mad at Zed but I am close to breaking up with them. So if you have any info, please share. Let’s figure this out together!


Thursday Update


Thank you everyone who helped pin down the Zed mystery. All will be resolved soon, so just keep trying to be caller 9!

Rock 101 played Viva Las Vegas at 7:20 this morning. I was in the shower. Figures. CFOX didn’t mention Vegas much today so I’m assuming it didn’t happen today. As far as I know, Monday was the last time. Does anyone know if it has played on another day this week? If not, keep an ear out tomorrow!

By the end of this month we should see the return of ZFX, Beat the Bank, Payroll, and maybe Cash or Cars. Hang in there!!





5:30 – 9 – TSN,  Def Leppard/Journey tix

5:30 – 9 – Sportsnet, Canucks tickets (caller 6 at 604-280-0650 on home game days)

5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word (2 tix to Cirque du Soleil or 4 tix to Monster Jam)

6:45 – CFOX, Stump The Show (?)

7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (2 tix to Cirque du Soleil or 4 tix to Monster Jam)

7:30 – Virgin, Big Game prize ($100 to Pint plus 4 seats to watch Big Game)

7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test

7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute

8:05 – Kiss, Not So Secret Word (?)

8:05 – QMFM, Def Leppard/Journey tix

8:10 – Virgin, Beat Your Bills name

8:30 – Virgin, 4 passes to 50 Shades movie

10 – 2 – Kiss, tix to Jessie Reyez at Commodore

11:10 – Virgin, Beat Your Bills name

12 – 1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (tix to 15:17 incl cocktail reception)

12 – 1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)

12:15 – Peak, Rock Bite (2 passes to Whistler/Blackcomb)

1 – 4 – Sportsnet, Password

3 – 8 – QMFM, tickets to VSO’s A Romantic Valentine on Feb 9th

3:10 – Virgin, Beat Your Bills name

4 – 5 – JRFM, U-Turn (2 full event passes to Rockin’ River Fest Aug 2 – 5)

4:45 – CFOX, This is Our World (?)

5 – 6 – Kiss, Kevin Hart tickets

7:00 – Virgin, qualify for Kendrick Lamar flyaway


As always, best of luck!