Sunday March 8
What a shit show of a week! First I got punched in the face with a nasty cold on Saturday, then I had to start a new job with snot running down my face and sneezing at my new co-workers. Then my husband was away so I had to run the house, keep the kids alive, AND manage four dogs. On top of it all, the school called on Thursday to say my littlest had hurt herself so I had to go pick her up on my lunch break. The school hasn’t called in seven years but of course they would call when I’m at work and hubby’s away. That’s Murphy’s Law at work. What a disaster! When hubby got home Thursday night I melted into a snivelling puddle of exhaustion. He picked me up, set me up on the couch with a beer, and took care of everything – dinner, dogs, kids. I don’t know how you single moms do it. Hats off to you!!!
It was a trifecta of poop from a personal perspective but also shit hit the fan in radioland with the firing of Zed’s morning show. My phone blew up with the news on Wednesday morning after Zed posted it on their Facebook page. Fans pounced on Zed, accusing them of treating their fans badly (??) and said they would change the station. Mkay. Byeeeeeee. Speaking from experience – I was pissed when they fired Matty B – if you’re a loyal fan of the station, you’ll be back. If the morning show was the only thing keeping you there then I guess you’ll have to find some other yahoos to listen to. You might enjoy Jack FM or Virgin. The mature fans will give the new morning show a fair shot before making up their minds.
The hardcore Zed morning crew fans were pissed (I was surprised there were 50 of them tbh!) but I was doing a happy dance inside. I had never been a fan of the show, though the people themselves were fairly nice. That morning show debuted January of 2018 so I guess their contract was up? I dunno. I’m fairly certain they didn’t get fired “for cause”, it was just a business decision. I doubt it had anything to do with when that guy put his phone number on someone’s car and they called him with his girlfriend on the other line. EEP! That was terrible. But not fire-worthy unless he’s suing them…
Yes, it’s shitty to lose your job, especially when you’ve JUST gotten married or you have little kids, but you don’t go into this business thinking you’re the end all be all and will have stable employment for decades. That’s not how it works. It’s a business and stations have to make decisions based on numbers (and yes, sometimes based on personality differences or sexual misconduct or whatever, just like at any other company.)
Zed made many references to “a new direction” so I’m excited to see what that’s going to look like. Will they change their music? Go country? Punk? Hard rock? Or will they just get a few fresh faces for the morning show? Whatever it is, I am really hoping there’s no Kid Carson involved. Regardless, I’ll still be listening to Sutto and Vanessa in the afternoons. I’m not saying I wouldn’t ever stop listening to Zed – I would if they weren’t worth listening to – but at this point I am still a loyal fan.
The saddest part of this shakeup was the loss of Graham Hatch from The Breeze. He’s the nicest guy. I hope he finds a new life direction while he’s out walking his dog. Hey Graham, maybe dog food or dog walking is in your future? Whatever it is, I hope it brings him joy. Life’s too short to do anything else.
On to the contest stuff:
Because I was sick, my cold meds didn’t allow me to get up at 5:30am to try winning those Playdome passes on JR. I tried Thurs and Fri but had no luck. Boo! JR also decided to play Cash Cow whenever the hell they please, so instead of showering and getting ready for work on Friday, I was doing chores in three minute bursts while I waited for the cue to text (which didn’t come until 7 fucking 45! Piss me off.) I don’t know why I bothered – it’s not like they’d call me. But it’s the only time of day I can play so I HAD to try. Blah. I’m done with that BS.
Also BS – Peak’s Montage. What. The. F**k? It’s been at 2/3 for a week. Is there a clue coming? FFS. This is what happens when you have text-in. Let’s look at the names who have gotten a call back for Montage 5: Martin, Scott, Chloe, Angelina, Austin, Thomas, Holly, Dallas, Jill, Ashley, Randy, Austin (again), Hannah, Brittanie, Stephanie, Belle, Carolyn, Alisha, Monica, Courtenay, Holly (again). On the one hand, it must be a pretty small pool of texts they’re choosing from if they’ve chosen the same name twice. On the other hand, why are they letting people play more than once? Is that the only person who texted in the second time?? Or are they just picking their friends? Ugh. The whole thing just picks my bum.
Moving on. Rock 101 will be taking more qualifiers for their trip to Paris to see Paul McCartney. CFOX will be calling names, yadda yadda yadda.
Virgin has Camila Cabello tickets this week. They are also going to have four packs of Playdome passes in the evenings, probably between 7 and 9. Would you rather try for $1000 on Thursdays or try to get through for Beat The Bank? If you win those Playdome passes you can’t play either of those, so I think I’ll hold out and try for the cash instead. Playdome’s not THAT important. I would’ve taken them from JR just because I know I’ll never play Cash Cow. LOL!
JR will have Miranda Lambert tickets in the afternoons. You can also enter on their site HERE to win tickets to Zac Brown Band.
The Peak is having another intimate concert and this time it’s Grandson who will be playing in the Lounge. He will be there Wed the 18th at about 3pm. If you can make it then, listen for your chance to win your way in or enter online HERE.
The Breeze will be taking more names for the draw for the most relaxing year. They will post the artist of the day on their site each morning. Text them when you hear a song by that artist. The next day they will award one texter with a gift and they get their name into the draw. It would be an amazing thing to win. Good luck!
Zed is having their Bachelor Finale party at The Rogue in Gastown on Monday night. I haven’t watched this season of the Bachelor but I would still go – I love a good Zed party! Besides, Sutto and Vanessa will be broadcasting from there so it would be fun to hang out. The Rogue has lovely appies and drinks too, so yum yum. If you win your way in and need a date, call me!
5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word given ($50 to The Deck or tickets to Maren Morris)
6 – 10 – CFOX, Best/Worst of the Weekend (?)
6 – 10 – Rock 101, ?
7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word said ($50 to The Deck or tickets to Maren Morris)
7:00 – JR, Cash Cow
7:00 – Peak, Montage
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 (?)
8:05 – QMFM, Beat The Bank
8:10 – Virgin, tickets to Camila Cabello
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 Camila Cabello
12 – 1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (?)
12 – 1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)
2 – 6 – JR, Miranda Lamber tickets
2:00 – CFOX, Royal Allowance name called
3:10 – Virgin, tickets to Camila Cabello
4 – 5 – JRFM, Head Blank (?)
4:00 – JR, Cash Cow
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
5 – 9 – Virgin, 4 Playdome passes
5:00 – Zed, Gold Digger
6:10 – Virgin, tickets to Camila Cabello
Good luck everyone!