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Sunday March 29

Posted on Mar 29, 2020

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Shout out to the stations still having contests:

  • CFOX with $100 to Skip The Dishes every hour between 8am and 6pm M-F.
  • The Breeze with $100 Visa gift cards for each qualifier for the grand prize which has been changed to CASH instead of spa appointments and house cleaning. SWEET!
  • JR Country keeps Jewel mooing for us three times per day. She’s been more of a bird than a cow (CHEAP!) but at least she’s still with us.
  • Z95.3 is keeping the Zillionaire bleeding money at 8, 3 and 5.
  • Peak is giving nominees $100 twice daily. Details below.

I love that the stations have switched to giving us what we need right now – cash and food! Eventually this madness will end and we’ll get back to regular prizing – concert tickets, trips, movie passes, events. But with no place to go right now, money for food and bills is all we want.

New this week:

Jack is having a colouring contest! This is kinda fun and something to keep the kids busy for an hour or two. Choose between two pictures on their site HERE, colour it, upload it to their site to enter, and post it to the socials and tag them for extra entries. You could win $50 to Tim Hortons which is a pretty nice prize these days.

The Peak is asking you to text in the name of a nominee who could use an extra $100. Text the word HURRAH followed by YOUR name, the person who you are nominating, and the reason why they need $100 to 604-280-1027. You can text them any time of day but you only have to do it once and you’re in for every draw. If they call you back around 8 or 4, your nominee will win $100. You get nothing but the warm fuzzies knowing you gave your friend $100.

Oh! You know what else is new this week?? Kid on Zed! The Kid Carson Show featuring comedian Jordan McCloskey, purportedly a good friend of Kid’s, starts at 6am tomorrow morning. I’m going to be a good critic and get up bright and early so I can listen right from the get-go with coffee in hand. I’ve been trying to keep a positive attitude about the whole thing but I’m pretty skeptical.

Here’s what I’m worried about: the fact that it’s called The Kid Carson Show means he’s the man. He’s the main man. It’s not “The AM Jam with Kid and McCloskey” or “Mornin’ with Kid and Jordan” or even just “Get Out of Bed with Zed!” Nope, it’s all about Kid. And that’s dangerous when the person already has a bit of an ego problem. Just their promo shot speaks volumes: Kid standing, arms crossed, stern look on his face, and Jordan in the background with only a profile shot and looking down, deferring to Kid already and the show hasn’t even started. I wager this longtime friendship will end in a nasty divorce by the time their contract is up.

But I have my fingers and toes crossed it goes the other way because I love Zed and I want only the best for them. I hope this doesn’t end up biting them in the butt. I hope Kid brings with him all his hardcore fans and Zed’s ratings soar! Though that didn’t happen at Sonic/Kiss, maybe enough time has passed and we are starting off with a clean slate. In a show of support, I will be listening every morning this week from 6 to 9. This is a huge sacrifice for me because Willy has been away for a week and I wanted to hear what he’s been up to. I guess I’ll be listening to both stations at once – as you know, I am good at that. Heh.

Here’s the personal bit so go ahead and skip down to the schedule if you’re not interested. I totally understand!

I think our mailman has Covid. We haven’t seen him for 10 days. Not even a bill has come in the mail. Zed mailed out our Gold Digger winnings last week and I’ve been checking the mailbox three times per say. Nada. Where is my mailman?!?!

I’ve really been missing ZFX so I started my own game called What The Hell IS That?! on Facebook Live. I tried to play it last Friday but I couldn’t figure out how to go Live on my computer. It may have been the three beer I had in the hours before I was scheduled to go Live. EEP! So I chatted with some friends on Instagram for a bit. As soon as I ended that, I figured out how to do the Live thing. By then it was 9pm so I played a couple of rounds with the few remaining friends and called it a night.

Never one to give up, on Saturday I did another Live at 6pm and that was SO much fun! We played about 12 rounds and even though I thought I picked really easy sounds, some of them were HARD! Others were super easy though, and it was a hoot to see all the guesses. The Live thing has a bit of a delay with comments and also my texts seemed to be delayed. Does anyone have any suggestions for playing live besides Instagram or Facebook? Any experience with Zoom? Let me know. Regardless, I’ll be scheduling another Live game of What The Hell IS That?! for next Friday. Let’s do it at 6pm this time so I’m not quite so tipsy – Friday nights are my let-loose time!

In a strange twist of events, my homeless friend Stanley sent me a message on Twitter to ask if I was okay. LOL! He said this shutdown is probably harder for renters than the homeless so he wanted to make sure we were safe. I told him we’re fine, I’ve been working so I haven’t had time for other projects but asked if he needed anything. He does not. He’s managing just fine. Of course he is, he’s a survivor. We all need to channel him right now – dig deep and get creative and we’ll get through this.

I miss my friends but otherwise things haven’t really changed for my family. We never really went anywhere anyway so we’re not missing much except school and play dates. It’s funny though – knowing I CAN’T go out makes me really want to go somewhere! A movie, a pub, the library – anywhere! I can’t wait till this is over, I’m going EVERYwhere!!!

Meanwhile, let’s try to win some cash and prepare for that “chance of snow” we’re due for on Thursday. Salt in the wound, Mother Nature. Salt in the wound.

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Updates:

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FFS. Kid kicked out Gold Digger even though it was supposed to go till April 17th. That wasn’t his only transgression. I listened as much as I could stand and had to tap out after an hour. Beavis and Butthead. I’m so disappointed (but not surprised.)

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Schedule:

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5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word given (?)

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

6 – 10 – Rock 101, ?

7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word said (?)

7:00 – JR, Cash Cow

7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test

7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute

8 – 9 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

8:00 – The Breeze, Song of the Day

8:00 – Peak, $100 to a nominee

8:10 – Kiss, Whatchamacallit

9 – 10 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

10 – 11 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

11 – JR, Cash Cow

11 – 12 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

12 – 1 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

12 – 1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)

1 – 2 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

2 – 3 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

3 – 4 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

4 – 5 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

4 – 5 – JRFM, Head Blank (?)

4:00 – JR, Cash Cow

4:00 – Peak, $100 to a nominee

4:00 – Zed, Alphabucks

4:45 – CFOX, This Is Our World (?)

5 – 6 – CFOX, $100 to Skip The Dishes

Good luck everyone!