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Friday, September 21st, 2018

Good morning and welcome to a Grizzly Gameday Friday! We'll have the call tonight as the Black & Gold make the trip to Cowtown to battle the Calgary Canucks. Pre-game show hits the air at 6:55 pm with puck drop set for 7:30 pm. Don't forget to join us tomorrow night for more hockey, this time of the HJHL variety. We'll have our first Olds Fertilizer and Agri Services Mountainview Colts broadcast as the Colts welcome High River to the DMC. Puck drop in that one is set for 8:00 pm. As for today's Flashback Friday, we went back to 1965. Keeping on the hockey theme, it was a big year for that in '65. The NHL announced plans to expand to Oakland, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Philadelphia. The expansion would happen two years later. Also in 1965, Canada announced that the Maple Leaf Flag would become our official flag, Trans-Canada Airlines was renamed Air Canada and "The Sound Of Music" was the year's biggest money-maker at the box office. On September 21st of 1965, "Gentleman" Jim Reeves held the top spot on the country charts. He had passed away the previous year but a series posthumous releases led to Reeves notching five #1 hits after his death. This was one of them.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Good morning! It was a foggy one today but it's the start of a crazy weekend of weather. We're expecting some rain and some snow before it warms right back up next week and we get some more normal fall temperatures. While you're out there today, don't forget to stop by Tim Hortons and grab a smile cookie. They're just $1 and proceeds go to some great organizations in our area including the Olds Boys and Girls Club, Greenwood Neighbourhood Place in Sundre, the Didsbury Skate Park and Big Brothers & Big SIsters in Red Deer and District. The smile cookie campaign goes until September 23rd. As for today in country music history, it was on this day in 1982 that Jerry Reed earned his final #1 hit with this classic.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Good morning! Big heads up to our listeners in the Didsbury area. Tomorrow night is the Didsbury Showcase in the curling rink at the Didsbury Memorial Complex. Your chance to sign up for all your fall and winter activities in one fell swoop. We've got our own Troy Laboucane who will be on location for the event, from 5-8 pm tomorrow night with the free Tim Hortons coffee and donuts so say hi to him and enjoy the evening. As for today, it's a happy birthday to Trisha Yearwood. The country songstress celebrates birthday #54 today. Here's a look at one of her biggest hits.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Good morning! It's another chilly morning but we had the chance to talk some hockey with Olds Grizzlys Head Coach Joe Murphy. He dropped by for the Coach's Show, you can hear it each and every Tuesday morning. After going 0-2 during opening weekend, he said he was impressed with his team's effort level and is hopeful that the results will follow as they prepare for this weekend's games. The team will hit the road on Friday night to take on the Canucks before traveling to Sherwood Park on Sunday. We'll have coverage of Friday's game, starting with the pre-game show at 6:55 pm. For today's Top 5 Tuesday list, we take a look at the best storytellers to come out of this great country.

Top 5 Tuesday: Canadian Storytellers

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Good morning! Here's hoping you enjoyed your weekend. We had a fun one on two different fronts with Oldstoberfest taking place and the Olds Grizzlys home-opening weekend happening as well. Oldstoberfest was another great time, despite some less than ideal weather. We enjoyed great music from Honeymoon Suite and the James Barker Band along with some top-notch rodeo action. As for the Olds Grizzlys, it was back-to-back nights of great crowds but unfortunately, back-to-back losses as well with the Grizz falling 5-1 to the Calgary Mustangs before dropping a 7-4 decision to Okotoks. They'll hit the road this Friday to face the Canucks and we'll be there for that one, starting with the pre-game show at 6:55 pm. We'll also have our first Mountainview Colts broadcast of the season this week when they host the High River Flyers on Saturday night at 8:00 pm. Today is also a big one in country music history. Hiram King Williams was born on this day in 1923. Using the name Hank, he would become one of country's biggest and most influential stars. Here's Hank in his heyday, getting a little help on his intro from a young June Carter.

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Good morning and happy snowy Friday! What a day! We've got Oldstoberfest today and we've got the Olds Grizzlys home opener. It promises to be a fun one for sure. We also had a special guest drop by the studios today. Check out Taylor Rae!

The Stevenson Homes Lobby Series with Taylor-Rae!

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Good morning! Well, I guess it's not an Alberta summer if we don't get a bit of snow in there. A few flakes fell across our region this morning and it looks like it'll be a chilly weekend but it will still be a weekend of good times! Congrats to John and Olivia, who both won passes to Oldstoberfest for this weekend. Two great days of rodeo action with concerts featuring Honeymoon Suite and The James Barker Band, it promises to be awesome! As for today in country music history, it was on this day in 1911 that the legendary Bill Monroe was born. The pride of Kentucky, Monroe is often referred to as "The Father of Bluegrass". Here's Mr. Monroe with a great tribute to his home state.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Good morning! It's a Tuesday and it looks like it's just going to get cooler and cooler this week. Hopefully the precipitation stays away from the Oldstoberfest festivities set for this Friday and Saturday but we shall see. Today's Top 5 Tuesday video is kind of a personal one for me. September is always special for me because that's when I started in radio. September of 2003 to be exact. I was just 16-years-old but I fell in love and I've been doing it ever since. Here's a look back at the songs that were burning up the country charts in 2003 to help celebrate my 15 year radioversary.

Top 5 Tuesday: Songs of 2003

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Good morning! We are back at it after another weekend and one that saw plenty of amazing football. Not only did the Battle of Alberta go Edmonton's way on Saturday but the NFL season kicked off with Week One action. As a Packer fan, it was a thrilling way to start the new year. Aaron Rodgers comes back from injury to lead a 20-point comeback and guide Green Bay to a 24-23 win over the hated Chicago Bears. Ah, I love football. It was also a huge weekend in Hamilton where the best and brightest gathered to celebrate Canadian country music. The CCMAs were a massive hit and our own Cory Noel was there, the perks of getting nominated! Check out some of his pics from the event by clicking here!

From the "What You Didn't See On TV" file: During the commercial break they herd all the award winners on to the stage for a big finale with the legend Shania!

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Sunday, September 9, 2018

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