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Sunday July 26

Posted on Jul 27, 2020

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Here’s a wee update:

I was listening to CFOX’s morning show the other day (because Willy AND Clay & Karen were away) and I really enjoyed it! They are so funny. At one point I heard someone accidentally let it slip that they might soon be “paying” people to listen. Hmmmm… does that mean Payroll is coming back? It’s possible we’ll hear an announcement to that effect once this current contest ends.

Speaking of which, starting Monday (today) they will be counting down the top 500 songs all this week. Listen from 6am to 6pm and if they only play HALF of a song, start dialling. Caller 99 wins $500! Well, $500 and 50 cents. It’s all about the halfs. That’s a nice prize for listening to good music.

Kiss is giving away $1000 each day but this contest is being played in five provinces and there will only be one winner across the country. That’s a lot of entries, but if you don’t play you can’t win. So listen for the code word at 8, 11, 2 and 5, then text it to 10456 within 15 minutes to be entered into the draw. Sure, odds are shite, but may as well give it a shot!

Virgin has day passes to Grouse Mountain for the family. Listen to the morning show for the sound of two hungry grizzlies and be caller 25 to win.

Mark your calendar (set your alerts) NOW for this Thursday when JR will be giving away Playland passes with each show. Playland is open Fri – Sun with limited rides and mandatory masks. I would totally go if we were in town!

This is the last week to listen for three HOT songs back to back on Rock 101. I think Wednesday would be a good day to play them… Contest ends on Friday. One thing I just noticed on their contest page: winner must own a house in the lower mainland! WTF?! I guess if you rent and they come install it at your house, your landlord gets to keep it after you move. But still! You would enjoy the f out of that appliance while you were there. But don’t bother playing if you don’t own a house…

On the Friday before we left for Finland I got to play Gas, Cash and Dash with Vanessa on Zed. I won a gas card, a $200 Visa card, and a dash cam with installation. GREAT PRIZE!! And the game was *fairly* easy. My questions were: 1) What Lake does Ogopogo Live in? 2) Name the downtown Vancouver hotel nicknamed The Castle. 3) What is the other name for Highway 5?

I happened to know all those answers, but tbh I was sweating a little. My trivia knowledge is not great and I’m terrible under pressure (which is why I can’t play Alphabucks) but I lucked out with these questions. I look forward to having a dash cam already installed when I get home! I always wanted one of those…

That’s it for this week. I’ll let you know if I hear of anything else. Keep those ears open for HOT songs on 101 and HALF a song on CFOX.

Quarantine is going fine, btw. My kids are homebodies so having to stay inside for two weeks is a breeze as long as there’s internet. And we really lucked out – our quarantine apartment is amazing! 12th floor, massive terrace, two bedrooms, two baths, huge kitchen, and a sauna in the big bathroom. If you have to be in quarantine, this is the DREAM!!! No signs of Covid so far either… whew.

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Schedule:

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5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word given (?)

6 – 9 – Virgin, Grouse Mountain passes

7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word said (?)

8:10 – Kiss, Whatchamacallit

4:00 – Zed, Alphabucks

4:30 – JR, Head Blank (?)