HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope Santa was good to you. If you don’t do Santa, then I hope you had a lovely December and New Year’s celebration. Our holidays were low key – there was a 5 day stretch when I didn’t leave the house ONCE! Then I spent 2.5 days cleaning and organizing a friend’s apartment – it was the best gift she could’ve given me! I love cleaning and organizing. Weird eh?
2018 is getting off to a slow start. Look at that skinny schedule! LOL!! Rock 101’s contest page doesn’t even have the “Get Mugged” spot, which seems to be a staple. Strange. QMFM still has their Coffee Break bit, but not much else. It’ll be interesting to see who is at the mic this week – I know Willy’s off until the 8th and I think Nat & Drew are too.
There wasn’t much contest stuff to peruse so I busied myself with making a spreadsheet of ratings. I’ve pasted a copy of it into this post but it looks pretty messy. The info is all there though. It’s fascinating seeing how things have evolved in just the last 6 years! How Jack went from top of the heap to middle of the road when Larry and Willy left, how Willy’s arrival shot Rock 101 to the top, and the struggles of Zed since it was sold (and Nat & Drew went with the deal!) The rising star of LG is baffling – what are they doing differently? How did they climb from dead bottom to middle ground??
|Aug 28 – Nov 26, 2017||May 29 – Aug 27, 2017||Feb 27 – May 28, 2017||Nov 28 – Feb 26, 2016||Aug 29 – Nov 27, 2016||May 30 – Aug 28, 2016||Feb 29 – May 29, 2016||Nov 30 – Feb 28, 2016||Aug 31 – Nov 29, 2015||June 1 – Aug 30, 2015||Mar 2 – May 31, 2015||Dec 1 – Mar 1, 2015||Sept 1 – Nov 30, 2014||May 26 – Aug 31, 2014||Feb 24 – May 25, 2014||Nov 25 – Feb 23, 2014||Aug 26 – Nov 24, 2013||May 27 – Aug 25, 2013||Feb 25 – May 26, 2013||Nov 26 – Feb 24, 2013||Aug 27 – Nov 25, 2012||May 28 – Aug 26, 2012||Feb 27 – May 27, 2012||Nov 28 – Feb 26, 2012||Aug 29 – Nov 27, 2011||May 30 – Aug 28, 2011||Feb 28 – May 29, 2011||Nov 29 – Feb 27, 2011||Aug 30 – Nov 28, 2010|
|Rock 101||Rock 101||Rock 101||Rock 101||Rock 101||Rock 101||Rock 101||Virgin||Rock 101||Rock 101||Z95.3||Rock 101||Virgin||Rock 101||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||Z95.3||JRFM/Z95.3||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||QMFM||Virgin||QMFM|
|Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin||Virgin/LG||Virgin||Rock 101||Virgin||Virgin/Jack||Rock 101||Virgin||JRFM||Virgin||JRFM||JRFM||JRFM||Z95.3||Z95.3||Virgin||Virgin||JRFM||Z95.3||Z95.3||Z95.3||Z95.3||Jack||Jack||Jack|
|JRFM||JRFM||JRFM||JRFM||LG||Z95.3||JRFM||Z95.3||CFOX||Z95.3||Virgin||Z95.3||Rock 101||Jack||Jack/Z95.3||Z95.3||Z95.3||JRFM||JRFM||JRFM||Rock 101||Z95.3||JRFM||Jack||Jack||Jack||Z95.3||Z95.3||Z95.3|
|Z95.3||Z95.3||LG 104||CFOX||JRFM||JRFM/CFOX||Z95.3||JRFM||Jack||JRFM||CFOX/JRFM/Jack||CFOX||Jack||JRFM||Rock 101||Rock 101||Rock 101||Rock 101/Jack||Rock 101||Rock 101||Jack||Jack||Jack||JRFM||JRFM||JRFM||JRFM||JRFM||JRFM|
|LG 104||CFOX||Z95.3||Z95.3/LG||Z95.3||Jack||CFOX||CFOX||JRFM||CFOX||Kiss||JRFM||Z95.3||Z95.3||CFUN (Sonic)||Jack||Jack||CFUN (sonic)||Jack||Jack||CFUN (Sonic)||Rock 101||CFOX||Rock 101||Rock 101||Rock 101||CFOX||Rock 101||CFOX|
|CFOX||Jack||CFOX||Jack||Jack||Kiss/Peak||Jack/LG||Jack||Z95.3||Kiss/Peak||Peak||Jack||CFOX||CFUN (Sonic)||Peak||CFUN (Sonic)||CFOX||CFOX||CFOX||CFUN (Sonic)||CFOX||CFOX||Rock 101||CFOX||CFOX||CFOX||Rock 101||CFUN oldies||Rock 101|
|Peak||LG||Jack||Peak||CFOX||Peak||LG||Kiss/Peak||LG||LG||CFUN (Kiss)||Peak||Peak||CFOX||Peak||CFUN (Sonic)||Peak||CFUN (Sonic)||CFOX||Peak (100 to 102)||Peak||Peak||Peak||Peak||CFUN oldies||CFUN oldies||CFOX||CFUN oldies|
|Jack||Kiss||Peak||Kiss||Kiss||Kiss||Peak||LG||Peak||CFUN (Sonic)||CFOX||Shore||CFOX||Peak||Shore||Peak||Peak||Shore||CFUN (Sonic)||CFUN (Sonic)||CFUN (Sonic)||CFUN (Sonic)||Peak||Peak||Peak||Peak|
|Larry gone||Larry on LG||Willy Rock 101 Nov 9||Larry & Willy gone June 27|
|Kevin & Sonia on Kiss||Mike & Tara gone March||there since 2003|
|No more CISL oldies||Kiss morning show gone||Kid Carson gone Jan||Nat & Drew on QM April||Kid Carson Sonic Sept||Kid Carson leaves Virgin|
In other news…
Scooter joins the Zed morning show Tuesday – who’s tuning in?? I’m sure he’ll bring some pep to the show and it’ll be good to inject that male perspective. I’m not a huge fan of his voice or speaking style (sounds like a male version of a Valley Girl to me) but it’s not his fault, it’s just my ears. It’s a classic case of “it’s not you, it’s me!” Some tones grate, others are soothing, and his isn’t pleasing to me. But I think many of you will (and already do) love him. Starting a new venture is so very exciting and I wish him all the luck in his new job!
Major contests this week:
There’s nothing here right now but check back tomorrow as I’m hoping for some announcements. We may have to wait until next week though…
Sportsnet: Canucks tickets
The contest pages have been updated. Nothing earth-shattering was revealed, but at least there are a few things happening:
Peak announced their Modern Rock contest where you can win tickets to ever concert and lounge performance this year. This is a great prize for Peak music lovers. More details in next week’s schedule.
You can log in to the Jack Pack to enter for tickets to the Boat Show and a chance at a boating adventure.
Log in at Rock 101 or CFOX to win 4 passes to the Motorcycle Show.
You can win $2018 from JRFM by downloading their App. Go to the 2018 tab (in the app) to enter to win. They will draw a winner on Jan 31st.
Also on JRFM, log in to enter for a houseboat getaway or tickets to Dirty Dancing.
Good GAWD, this time of year BLOWS! But as you can see from the table above, the ratings season doesn’t really get underway again until the end of February. Blah. Maybe Justin Timberlake will announce a concert along with his new album release on Friday…
Schedule – check back tomorrow!
5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word (Brantley Gilbert tickets)
7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (Brett Kissell tickets)
7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test (probably returns next week)
7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute (returns next week I think)
8:05 – Kiss, Not So Secret Word (?)
12 – 1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (?)
12 – 1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)
12:15 – Peak, Rock Bite (?)
4 – 5 – JRFM, U-Turn (passes to the Motorcycle Show)
4:45 – CFOX, This is Our World (?)
As always, best of luck!