The Big JD's Good Morning Show
Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Good morning! Another weekend is here and it will be a busy one at the Olds Sports Complex. The Olds Grizzlys main camp is underway and will go throughout the next few days, culminating in the Black & Gold Top 40 Prospects Game on Sunday afternoon. That game goes at 2:00 pm and this year, it looks like myself and Bernd Van't Klooster will be back behind the bench. Last year, we were on opposite sides with the loser (Bernd) having to wear the Grizwald The Grizzly costume for the rest of the day. This year, we've decided to join forces. We will be on one side with Jeremy Tookey of Olds Electric on the other. Come on out and cheer on Team CKfm! As for our Flashback Friday, today we went back 25 years to the glory days of 1994. That was the year Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, the New York Rangers ended a 54-year Stanley Cup drought and a 45-year-old George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champ in boxing history when he knocked out Michael Moorer, 20 years after losing the title to Muhammad Ali. On August 23rd of '94, top spot on the country chart belonged to John Michael Montgomery with this beauty.
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Good morning! It's a busy day to say the least on this Thursday. Cory is down at A&W for Burgers to Beat MS from 12-1 pm and I'll be off to the arena for the Olds Grizzlys Season Ticket Kick-Off BBQ from 1-3 pm. Make sure you drop by and grab some grub at either stop today. Also, our broadcast schedules for the Grizzlys and for the HJHL's Mountainview Colts have both been posted online, make sure you check out which games will be live on our airwaves. Today is also a happy birthday for Collin Raye. He's coming off a great performance at Country Thunder in Calgary so here's one of his classics for your Thursday.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Good morning! Are you ready to buy a Teen Burger? Tomorrow is Burgers to Beat MS Day at A&W and $2 from every Teen Burger sold goes towards research in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Make sure you drop by A&W and grab yours. While you're there, say hi to Cory who will be on location at the Olds A&W from 12 pm to 1 pm. As for today, we say happy birthday to a country music legend. Kenny Rogers turns 81 years young today. Here's a Kenny classic to kick off your Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Good morning! It's another beautiful day in Central Alberta and we are gearing up for this Thursday. The Olds Grizzlys are holding a season-ticket BBQ, the perfect chance to come out, say hi to the boys and get your season tickets ready for the upcoming AJHL season. I'll be there from 12-2 pm this Thursday so drop by and say hello. As for our Top 5 Tuesday video today, we continue in our hunt for car lyrics known as Automobile Month. Today, it's all about the limo.
Top 5 Tuesday: Limousine SongsPosted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Monday, August 19th, 2019
Good morning! We are back at it on a Monday after a busy weekend that saw the Didsbury Fair & Rodeo, Country Thunder and the Olds Golf Club Championship take place. We had a whole lot of fun, I especially enjoyed taking part in the parade in Didsbury on Saturday morning in front of another spectacular crowd. We also celebrate a big birthday on country music's calendar today as Lee Ann Womack turns 53! Here's one of my favourites from Miss Womack to kick off your work week.
Friday, August 16th, 2019
Good morning! Another weekend is upon us an unfortunately, it looks like we're starting it on a rainy note. Today also marks the 42nd anniversary of the untimely death of Elvis Presley. The King was found dead on this day in 1977. While we pour one out for the King, we also look at today's Flashback Friday song of the day. We flashed back to 1984, a year of crazy political turmoil here in Canada. The year started with Pierre Trudeau retiring, making John Turner prime minister before Brian Mulroney won the next election meaning we had the rare "Year Of Three Prime Ministers". That same year, the legendary Wilf Carter and Tommy Hunter were inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Alabama had a big year in '84, spurred by the success of this classic that they took to #1.
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Good morning! The dust has settled from AgSmart and now we look forward to the weekend. It promises to be another busy one here in Central Alberta, especially in Didsbury where the Fair & Rodeo is set to begin tomorrow. You can catch FCA rodeo action starting tomorrow night at 6pm and again Saturday at 1pm. I'll be in Didsbury for the parade on Saturday morning, that all gets underway at 11am. As for today, we say a big happy birthday to Jimmy Webb. One of country music's greatest songwriters, Jimmy is the writer behind some of your all-time favourites including a couple of Glen Campbell hits. Here's a great throwback to "The View" when Glen and Jimmy were guests.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Good morning! Day Two of AgSmart goes today at Olds College and it's another chance for you to check out the latest in technology and data in the agriculture sector. Cory Noel is down till 1pm, live on-location, so drop by and say hello to him. We've also got Christina Ray on-location today. She's at LS Land & Cattle for a seed plot tour from 10 am to 12 pm. Today is a big day for David Houston the country music calendar. On this day in 1966, his classic "Almost Persuaded" hit #1 and it would stay there for nine weeks. Here's that year's biggest hit.
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Good morning! Well, it's a big day down at Olds College as AgSmart 2019 officially kicks off today. Cory Noel will be there on-location from 9 am to 1 pm today and tomorrow to let you know everything that's going on. Make sure you head down and check it out for all the latest in technology and date in the ag sector. Crazy news this week with MacLean's magazine putting Mountain View County in dead last on their list of the best communities in Canada. I beg to differ, MacLean's. I am proud to call MVC home and think you couldn't ask for a better place to live, work and play. Check out comments from our MLA Nathan Cooper about our spot on the list by clicking here! As for today's Top 5 Tuesday, we continue our Automobile Month. Last week, it was all about Ford so this week, we shift gears (see what I did there?) and bring you the Top 5 Chevrolet Songs!
Top 5 Tuesday: Chevrolet Songs for Automobile MonthPosted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Monday, August 12th, 2019
Good morning! After a busy weekend we are back at it on a rainy Monday. Thanks to all of you who tuned in for the chuckwagon racing action from Sundre Bulls & Wagons over the last three days. Big congrats goes out to John Stott as the legend added another championship to his resume, just edging out Olds product Dale Young for the aggregate title. As for today, we remember the legendary Buck Owens, born on this day in 1929. Buck pioneered the "Bakersfield Sound" in country music and was a huge influence on the artists who came after him. Here's a classic clip of Buck on "The Jimmy Dean Show" performing one of his biggest hits.