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Jan 7th

Posted on Jan 7, 2018



Not only are the hosts back at their stations, we now have something worth playing for!

Nat & Drew are back, Willy et al are back, JOS should be back too, and the kids go back to school (holy bajeezus, how did I survive these past weeks?!). I like it when things get back to normal and there’s a reason to turn on the radio again. During the break I listened to QMFM most of the time, but after the 25th I sort of bounced around. I listened to Kiss from 10 to 2 when Matty B was on, but otherwise had no loyalty to any station – I just kept hitting Search until I heard a good song and stopped there until I didn’t like one. As for morning banter, I wanted to give Zed’s new morning crew a shot. I DID enjoy it for the most part. Now that everyone’s back in my orbit, it’s hard to say who I will land on the most…

Virgin starts Beating Your Bills again – SWEET! They play 3 times per day (8:10, 11:10, 3:10) for 20 weekdays. The maximum you can win is $1000, but many people ask for less (like $577 for a phone bill or whatever). If everyone asked for the maximum, they’d be giving away $3000 per day – that’s $60,000 over the month! Nice! I hope you get yourself a chunk of that. Go sign up for it HERE. Remember – if your name is called, you only get 15 minutes to call them back. I’ll be listening but there’s a chance I’ll miss the 3:10 names because I’m picking up my kids at that time. If anyone catches that name, please tweet it to me. If your name was previously on my list of names to listen for, it’s still there. I’ve got you. If I don’t have your contact info and you’d like me to listen for your name, please email me ( with the name you used to enter the contest, and where I can reach you if your name is said. Again, the 3:10pm names are up in the air for me so try to listen then.

It looks like Rock 101 doesn’t love me anymore. They aren’t sending me the newsletters. I don’t know when they stopped sending them, could’ve been forever but I just noticed now. I’m still able to log into my account on their site though. I don’t know why they thought taking me off their mailing list would stop me from seeing their newsletters though – I do have friends. Not many, but loyal ones. So SUCK IT, He Who Shall Not Be Named! I hope I win that Vegas trip just so you have to see my ugly mug.

Ooh, did I forget to mention that Viva Rock Vegas starts on Monday? Listen for Viva Rock Vegas by Elvis on Rock 101, and dial 604-280-1011 when you hear it. Caller 10 instantly wins a 2 night vacay in the town where freaks play! I’m that freak, btw. I fit right in down there…

Speaking of Vegas, 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. OMG I’d be so stoked!!! Despite my absolute abhorrence of Trump, I would swallow my disgust to take the 3 day vacation no problemo. 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 the draws will take place Jan 12th, 19th, 26th, Feb 2nd, and Feb 9th. One entry per person. Must live within listening range of the station to be eligible to win. ***NOTE*** I signed into my Sportsnet account but couldn’t figure out how to officially “enter” the contest. There was no “enter here” link. This turned out to be a browser issue – I wasn’t able to access the entry form from my cell phone or my tablet or my old computer. I had to use a more up-to-date computer to see the entry form. If you are having problems, borrow a computer!

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.

Peak’s Modern Rock Scholarship starts this week – tickets to every Lower Mainland show presented by Peak, and also all the Peak Lounge performances in 2018. NICE!!! Listen for the cue to call at 7am, 11am, 2pm, and 7pm. If you answer the rock trivia question correctly, you get your name into the Jan 19th draw. If you get it wrong, they’ll take the next caller. If after 3 callers they don’t have a winner, the game will end until the next cue to call. This works out great for those in the draw – better odds if less people are vying for the gold! If there’s a winner every time, there will be 39 people in the draw.

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

Major contests this week:


JRFM: $2018 on the app

Peak: Rock Scholarship

Virgin: Beat Your Bills

QMFM: Katy Perry tickets




Rock 101: Viva Rock Vegas



Sportsnet: Vegas fly-away




Check this spot for updates throughout the week. Sometimes I have a LOT of updates, sometimes nada. And sometimes it’s just babble, but if you’ve got nothing better to do, it may entertain you (or put you to sleep, whatevs.)

Monday update:

More info about that Rock 101 Vegas trip:

  • you can’t have won anything from 101 in the past 60 days. SIXTY!
  • the trip is from March 19th to 21st, which is the middle of the week (M-W).
  • you must be 21 or over to win and your guest must also be over 18
  • winners will be staying at the Tropicana on the strip. The pool will likely be closed, but if you had your heart set on sitting around the pool (because it’s pretty warm there in mid-March), you can walk over to the Excalibur across the street. Their pool is open all the time, and for $25 you can use their day spa (sauna, whirlpool, showers, etc) along with the pool ALL DAY LONG! It’s heavenly, I highly recommend it.
  • there will be a “surprise” for winners, which will most likely be tickets to the Canucks game in Vegas on the 20th.
  • the contest runs from Jan 8th to Feb 15th, which is an odd day to end on since Monday the 12th is a stat and the 16th is a Friday.
  • the song will play between 6am and 6pm, but as there are only 11 prizes over 6 weeks, it’ll only play twice each week (and only once during one week, probably the last one)

The song played at 4:19 today. I kept hitting redial throughout the song, and it started ringing before the song ended. I was caller 1 (he answered just before the song ended), and I literally grunted and hung up while he was in the middle of the sentence. I felt bad, but I needed to hang up quickly to redial!! Alas, I couldn’t get through again.

QMFM has Katy Perry tickets at 7:05 and 4:05. She’ll be here Feb 6th with Carly Rae Jepsen opening.

Apply on Z95.3’s website to win a row of seats for Katy Perry. Also enter to win tickets to see Joe Machi at Yuk Yuk’s on the 18th – includes $160 for food and bevvies! YESSSSS!!!

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

Kiss has a trip to the Grammys in New York. NEW YORK!!! Text GRAMMY to 10456. This contest is being run in Ontario, Alberta, and BC, so your odds aren’t great but go for it anyway. Enter before the 21st. The trip takes place Jan 26th – 29th. Must have a valid passport and be able to enter the US. Enter as many times as you like.


Tuesday Updates:


CFOX says “DITTO!” They’ve announced the Spring Breakaway contest, which is exactly the same contest as Viva Rock Vegas except the cue to call is different. Listen for them to say “Vegas Baby, Vegas!” I haven’t heard it so I don’t know if it’s just the DJ saying it or if it’s an actual song, but I’ll find out today. The contest rules are the same as Rock 101’s above, and the travel is on the same dates. It will also play only 11 times over 26 days, and I’d expect the first day (today) and the last day (Feb 13th) to have a trip. That leaves 9 trips over 24 days. Ugh. On the bright side, if you win, you get to go on the same plane as the Rock 101 winners – FUN!

As it turns out, they played the cue “just a bunch of people partying and yelling VEGAS BABY!” right in the middle of a song at 11:25am. I raced to the phone but didn’t get through. Those who did get through informed me they started taking calls right after the cue. I was hoping they waited until the end of the song but nope! I can’t predict when it will play again, but I doubt it’ll be before Friday…

I tried for Katy Perry tickets at 4:05. I waited for the cue and it started to ring on my second redial. I was caller 12.

Shortly after that, I heard the cue on 101 for Rock Ambleside tickets. I was caller 4 and 6. Congrats to the piano teacher who was caller 10!

Thank you to those of you who are sharing info and keeping me up to date! Also thank you to the person who gave me two spare tickets to the VSO Kids’ Concert last Sunday – I took my eldest and it was a nice reminder of the things this town has to offer!

Names called on Virgin today were Kirstie Abraham, Frenz Leo Catibog, and Gastin Bilargian.


Wednesday Updates:


Nada today. Not even a ring.

And then a buddy reminded me that I can’t even win on CFOX because of my Bad Santa win. Bah!

But WAIT!!! I thought “I’d better check just to make suuuuuuure…” and you know what? It’s only a 30 Day Rule on the CFOX trip! THIRTY DAYS!!! ***Happy Dance***

As you were…




5:30 – 9 – TSN, 4 passes to the Boat Show

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

5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word (4 passes to the Boat Show)

7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (tickets to Cirque du Soleil in Abbotsford)

7:00 – Peak, Rock Scholarship trivia

7:05 – QMFM, Katy Perry tickets

7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test

7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute

8:05 – Kiss, Not So Secret Word (4 passes to the Aquarium)

8:10 – Virgin, Beat Your Bills name

11:00 – Peak, Rock Scholarship trivia

11:10 – Virgin, Beat Your Bills name

12 – 1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (run of engagement passes for “Hostiles”)

12 – 1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (Steve Miller tickets)

12:15 – Peak, Rock Bite (passes to Peak Lounge for SYML)

1 – 4 – Sportsnet, Password

2 – 6 – Rock 101, passes to Rock The Park Ambleside

2:00 – Peak, Rock Scholarship trivia

3:10 – Virgin, Beat Your Bills name

4 – 5 – JRFM, U-Turn (tickets to Boots & Babes Ball)

4:05 – QMFM, Katy Perry tickets

4:45 – CFOX, This is Our World (passes to Hopwired Festival)

7:00 – Peak, Rock Scholarship trivia

8:00 – Kiss, movie passes to 12 Strong

As always, best of luck!