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Sunday March 22

Posted on Mar 22, 2020

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What in tarnation?!

Contests which were meant to carry on until April have been dropping like flies!

Peak’s Montage has gone by the wayside. Kudos to them for donating the final $2000 jackpot to the Food Bank. There were a bunch of times last week when nobody bothered to text in. Is it because it was too hard or is it because routines have changed and people aren’t listening to the radio?

QMFM has suspended (cancelled) Beat the Bank. Kudos to them for arranging hosts to work from home. I’m glad they are taking this social distancing VERY seriously.

Virgin suspended $1000 Thursdays and stopped giving out Camila tickets. No prizes available. I’d bet their promo people have been laid off or at least are working from home. Not much promo work to be done these days.

CFOX kiboshed their Harry’s Allowance game. You would think sending out cash would be easy but apparently it’s not. Maybe all the workers at head office have been sent home? Dunno. Last I heard the JOS were all still in the studio but that may change.

Rock 101 put their contest on the shelf and promised to give us something new but so far nothing. WAK will be away this week so whatever they have planned likely won’t start until they are back. IF they are back, that is! They are perfectly within their rights to stay home, as are all the other radio hosts at all the stations.

JR is continuing Cash Cow for now but thankfully they have pulled the Sleeping Around event. YAY! Instead you can vote on who has the worst bedhead and maybe win a mattress and pillows. Check them out HERE.

The Breeze is continuing with the Most Relaxing Year prize. If you won that, it might have to wait until NEXT year. I doubt there will be any house cleaning or massaging happening for the remainder of this one. Gift certificates with no expiry dates for the win!

Gold Digger is holding steady so far. Zed’s hosts are safely broadcasting alone in the studio, with Vanessa chiming in via her computer at home. There are some delays with it occasionally but at least they are trying to keep things as normal as possible. These are trying times and there’s nothing normal about any of it, but soon we’ll all adjust to the new normal. Lean into it – it’s not changing anytime soon so you may as well get comfy.

New this week:

Jack may or may not be giving out $1000 per day. Here’s the deal: listen for the code word at 8, 11, 2 and 5. You have 15 minutes to text it in. One texter per day will win $1000. The competition is tough though – they are doing the contest at all of their 41 stations across the country including Kiss Radio here in Vancouver. Thousands and thousands of entries but you’ll never win if you don’t text in! So shoot them a text when ever you think of it but don’t go out of your way or hold your breath.

I heard a rumour about CFOX giving away $100 gift cards to Skip The Dishes every hour. There’s no mention of it in their newsletter or on their website but may as well tune in to find out if it’s real. And if it’s real then is it every day or just on Mondays or just that one day? We’ll see.

This is the WORST ratings race in the history of ratings races. Of course, this is the worst worldwide event I’ve ever witnessed in my 53 years on this earth.

All I’ve got to say is THANK GAWD FOR GOLD DIGGER!!! Even though I already won it, I still like listening to it. It feels natural and I can pretend everything’s normal, even if only for a few minutes. Having all these contests cancelled only amplifies the feeling of dread tbh…

Final thoughts: wash your flipping hands and STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS! You don’t have to stay home but don’t go to the beach or other crowded places (Costco!) and walk by hundreds of germy people who could cough or sneeze as they walk by you. I saw one tweet where a guy met his friend for a beer, didn’t touch him, sat across the table from him, washed his hands three times and STILL caught Covid-19 from him. You are not immune. Even a 6-foot distance isn’t going to save you or your family from little droplets of virus. Blech.

When this is all over I’m going to hug everyone I know and I’m not even a hugger!

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Updates:

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Schedule:

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5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word given ($25 to SaveOn or $50 to White Spot)

6 – 10 – CFOX, Best/Worst of the Weekend (?)

6 – 10 – Rock 101, ?

7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word said ($25 to SaveOn or $50 to White Spot)

7:00 – JR, Cash Cow

7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test

8:00 – The Breeze, Song of the Day

8:00 – Zed, Gold Digger

8:10 – Kiss, Whatchamacallit

12 – 1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (?)

12 – 1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)

3:00 – Zed, Gold Digger

4 – 5 – JRFM, Head Blank ($50 to The Deck)

4:00 – JR, Cash Cow

4:00 – Zed, Alphabucks

4:45 – CFOX, This Is Our World (?)

5:00 – Zed, Gold Digger

Good luck everyone!