Sunday Feb 23
Let’s begin with a cautionary tale: I think I might have early onset dementia. It all started when our friends moved out of the country so I inherited an InstaPot and an Air Fryer. I spent numerous hours familiarizing myself with both and used them successfully twice. Then last week I had a hankering for brown rice so I put the InstaPot to work and went about folding laundry and mending clothes while watching my soaps. I had just told my husband how the InstaPot was “set it and forget it” and I was thrilled! About 40 minutes later I caught a whiff of something burning so I jumped up and ran to my InstaPot. I hit the Cancel button and released the valve and hoped it hadn’t burned too badly. I went back to mending and watching tv, laughing to myself about how I would tell hubby it wasn’t “set it and forget it” after all. About fifteen minutes later I REALLY smelled something burning so I turned to look and my kitchen was filled with smoke. FILLED! I screamed WTF and ran to the InstaPot and pulled the plug from the socket. Then I turned around and noticed the smoke billowing from the stove top – I had put on a small pot of edamame to boil and had completely forgotten about it. All the water had boiled off and the edamame were completely black. Completely. Black. It’s been three days and my house still smells like burnt edamame. Ffs.
That was the bad news. Now for the good news:
I got that job! It’s only for two months but it’s full time and the pay is great. Yes, I’ll be out of the running for everything between 9am and 4:45pm, but I’ll still be able to play at 7 and 8am, and 6pm. What’s happening at those hours? Well, let me tell you!
Gold Digger is back and we hit the ground running at 8am. There will also be a play at 3pm and 6pm. Odd hours but whatevs! I’m just happy they are giving away cash, and will be even happier if I get that cash. I will be trying to play two out of three plays each day. Kudos to Zed for keeping it a call-in game.
Bell is also keeping their games call-ins, and Beat the Bank is getting us started with a return to 7am, 8am, 11am and 4pm plays. Last time they only had two morning plays but I don’t know if the jackpots were any bigger than normal. The 11am and 4pm plays are always tiny jackpots – often only a few hundred dollars – but at least there’s a chance at more.
Virgin has concert tickets every day but they’re giving away their cash all in one day – Thursdays. Every hour between 6am and 6pm they will be giving away $1000. Set your alarms NOW because I won’t be around to remind you on Thursdays.
JR Country is bringing back the Cash Cow and it’s only going to play three times per day, just like the Peak’s Montage. Remember when they were both 7, 11, 2, 5 and 7? That was fun and gave everyone a better shot at playing. Now that they are both text-in, I will never get a chance to play either. That’s fine though, I can play for other fun stuff they have. Fingers crossed for Playdome tickets! In fact, Peak gave away Strokes tickets all weekend – that would’ve been sweet!
Peak’s jackpot is now up to $2100 because whoever is texting in doesn’t know the last song. Even if I knew it, I could never win it. Stupid text-ins will push this jackpot higher and higher. Ugh.
Joining the text-in team is TSN, with a text-in contest for a trip to California. For the next two weeks listen twice per day for a code word to text to 10-40-40. Each text gets you into the draw for a trip to LA March 19-22nd to watch the Canucks take on the Anaheim Ducks on the 20th and LA Kings on the 21st. Listen 6am to 10am, and again from 2pm to 6pm for the code word.
TSN also has tickets to Monster Jam with the morning show. Listen 6am to 10am for your chance to win those.
Kiss has tickets to The Weeknd this week. Check the schedule for times. I would also expect Zed and QM to have those tickets, possibly with the midday show. Stay tuned!
Rock 101 will continue taking qualifiers for their latest trip – Guns N Roses in London. Gosh I love London, but I’m not sure it’s worth a four day trip for GNR. I can’t play anyway so if you’re trying for it, good luck this week!
CFOX continues to call names and is successfully spreading the love. $250 per person is nice. N-I-C-E. nice.
There’s a NICE secret in the newsletter for subscribers. Shhhh, don’t tell anybody.
Zed has tickets to The Weeknd with both the morning show and the afternoon show.
QM has tickets to Pet Shop Boys and New Order in the afternoons.
JR has Brad Paisley tickets. Just tell them a story HERE about why you need the tickets and you could win.
The Breeze wants to make this your best year yet! Listen at 8am for the song of the day. When you hear it, text your name to 604-280-1043. You could win one of the daily prizes (gas, spa appointment, groceries, house cleaning) and you’ll be in to win the grand prize of a year’s worth of house cleaning, gas, spa appointments, and groceries. Sounds like heaven!
5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word given (back March 2nd)
6 – 10 – CFOX, Best/Worst of the Weekend (?)
6 – 10 – TSN, Cali Code Word
6 – 10 – Rock 101, ?
7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word said (Back March 2nd)
7;00 – JR, Cash Cow
7:00 – Peak, Montage
7:05 – Z95.3, Payday
7:05 – QMFM, Beat The Bank
7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test
7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute
8:00 – Rock 101, Rock the World
8:00 – The Breeze, Song of the Day
8:00 – Zed, Gold Digger
8:05 – Kiss, Not So Secret Word (tickets to The Weeknd)
8:05 – QMFM, Beat The Bank
8:10 – Virgin, tickets to The Weeknd
8:30 – CFOX, Royal Allowance name called
10 – 3 – QMFM, ?
11:00 – JR, Cash Cow
11:00 – Peak, Montage
11:00 – Rock 101, Rock the World
11:00 – CFOX, Royal Allowance name called
11:05 – QMFM, Beat The Bank
11:10 – Virgin, tickets to The Weeknd
12 – 1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (?)
12 – 1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)
2 – 6 – TSN, Cali Code Word
2:00 – CFOX, Royal Allowance name called
3 – 7 – QMFM, tickets to Pet Shop Boys and New Order
3:00 – Zed, Gold Digger
3:10 – Virgin, tickets to The Weeknd
4 – 5 – JRFM, Head Blank (?)
4:00 – JR, Cash Cow
4:00 – Kiss, tickets to The Weeknd
4:00 – Peak, Montage
4:00 – Rock 101, Rock the World
4:05 – QMFM, Beat The Bank
4:45 – CFOX, This Is Our World (?)
5:00 – CFOX, Royal Allowance name called
6:00 – Zed, Gold Digger
6:10 – Virgin, tickets to The Weeknd
Good luck everyone!