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Friday, January 24th, 2020

Good morning and happy Friday! A big Saturday is right around the corner and there's a ton going on for you to check out. We'll have Cory Noel on location at the Big Rack Rentals Cow Palace for the Country Road RV annual indoor sale from 11 am to 3 pm, make sure to drop by, say hello and check out the amazing deals. Then, take in a hockey game either in Olds or Didsbury. The Grizzlys will be hosting Okotoks and it's FREE ADMISSION! The Colts play host to Ponoka and it's their annual Ride For Dad Game as they raise funds for a great cause. As for today, we had a fun Flashback Friday, going back to the year that was 1988. That was the year Calgary welcomed the world for the winter Olympics, "Rain Man" ruled the box office and Peter Mansbridge replaced Knowlton Nash as the lead anchor for "The National". That same year saw Merle Haggard hit #1 on the country charts for the final time with this classic.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Good morning! What a night last night at the Didsbury Memorial Complex. You know it's going to be an entertaining game when the Mountainview Colts battle the Red Deer Vipers and they added another thrilling chapter to their rivalry. The Colts had a 2-1 lead in the second thanks to a pair of goals by captain Alan Klinck but the Vipers notched a pair late to put Red Deer up 3-2 going into the third. Midway through the period, Brandon Rude broke in and sniped his first junior hockey goal since December of 2018, tying things at 3-3. The Vipers would go back on top with a powerplay goal from Jace Paarup but the Colts would not be denied. A point shot from Corbin Houchin found the net to tie it and then, with just 1:14 remaining, Travis Gerrard tipped Laine Rothenbusch's point shot past the netminder, giving the Colts the lead. They would hold on for the 5-4 victory, giving them their 16th win on the season. Take a look at the highlights including post-game comments from Gerrard and Klinck.

What a comeback! The Mountainview Colts picked up a 5-4 win on home ice last night, edging out the rival Red Deer Vipers. Check out the highlights! #ThisIsColtCountry

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Good morning! We've reach hump day and the weather is still looking gorgeous! Here's hoping the Mountainview Colts can put together a gorgeous performance tonight when they host Red Deer. We'll have the broadcast for you as these rivals lock horns once again. They've met in the playoffs in back-to-back seasons and last year, made history when the Colts pulled off a reverse sweep to eliminate the Vipers after being down 3-0. The two teams renew hostilities tonight at the Didsbury Memorial Complex with puck drop set for 8:00 pm. Pre-game show hits the air 7:55 pm. As for the Grizzlys last night, it was a rough one. The Black & Gold fell 9-2 to the visiting Dragons of Drumheller. Take a look at the highlights, including comments from David Dach and Brandon Rude, who played his first game since February 10th of last year.

The Grizzlys came up short in last night’s tilt with Drumheller. Check out the highlights, including comments from Brandon Rude and David Dach.

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Good morning and welcome to another Olds Grizzlys GAMEDAY! The Black & Gold are back in The Den tonight to play host to the rival Drumheller Dragons. The two South Division foes have split the first four games of the season series so we'll see what happens in meeting #5 tonight. Puck drops at 7:30 pm and we'll have the broadcast for you, starting with the pre-game show at 7:25 pm. As for around the office, today is a happy birthday for our very own Bernd Van't Klooster. BVK turns 24 today! For our Top 5 Tuesday, we're celebrating more milestones. Here's the top five songs that turn 50 in 2020.

It’s Bernd’s birthday so Top 5 Tuesday celebrates another birthday today, the songs that turn 50 this year!

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Good morning and welcome back to the sweet heat of a January chinook! Oh, how we've missed you. It looks like things will be staying pretty mild all week long so there's some great news right out of the gate this week. Unfortunately, it wasn't a great weekend for our local junior hockey clubs. The Olds Grizzlys lost both games of a home-and-home series with Canmore, falling 8-5 on Friday night at home before dropping a 5-1 decision Saturday night in the Mountains. The Colts didn't fair much better in the HJHL. Mountainview fell 5-3 to the Rocky Rams on Friday night and then lost 5-4 in a shootout on Saturday in Strathmore. We've got a busy week of hockey ahead on our airwaves. We've got the Grizzlys on the air tomorrow and Saturday and we'll also have coverage Wednesday night as the Colts host Red Deer. Here's the highlights from Friday's Colts action in Didsbury.

The Mountainview Colts came up short on Friday night, falling 5-3 to the Rocky Rams. Check out the highlights!

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Saturday, January 18, 2020

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Good morning and happy Friday! It looks like our deep freeze will finally break this weekend and Environment Canada is actually calling for a +3 on Monday! Things will be heating up tonight as well with dual hockey broadcasts on our stations. If you're listening to 96.5 CKfm, you'll hear the Olds Grizzlys battle the Canmore Eagles at 7 pm. If you're tuned to Rock 104.5, you'll hear the Mountainview Colts play host to the Rocky Rams at 8 pm. We'll see if our teams can make it a pair of big wins on home ice. As for today's Flashback Friday, we went back to 1978. That was the year "Grease" ruled the box office, a 17-year-old kid named Wayne Gretzky played his first pro game for the WHA's Indianapolis Racers and "Garfield" made his debut in newspapers around the world. On January 17th of 1978, Johnny Paycheck held the top spot on the country charts with this classic.

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Good morning! Today, we celebrated the birthday of one of country music's biggest living legends. He might just be the most underrated singer in country history as well because I don't think many people remember that he has 40 #1 hits to his name. Only Conway Twitty and George Strait have more. So to make your frigid Thursday just a little better, here's a classic from one of my all-time faves, the legendary Ronnie Milsap.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Good morning! It's cold....again. This deep freeze frozen tunnel does have a light at the end of it though. Environment Canada is calling for a high on Monday of +3. All I can say is YEEESSSSSS!!! As for today, we talked Olds Grizzlys. The team fell 6-3 in Camrose last night, their first game under interim head coach Pete DeGraaf after Joe Murphy's resignation following Sunday's win over Lloydminster. The team will look to bounce back on Friday when they play host to the Canmore Eagles. That game starts at 7:00 pm and you can catch the broadcast on CKfm, starting with the pre-game show at 6:55 pm. That game will be a solo broadcast for Galen Hartviksen as I will be in Didsbury for the Mountainview Colts game against Rocky Mountain House. That broadcast will be featured on Rock 104 so you'll have a double shot of hockey on a Friday night. For this day in country music history, we went back to 2002. It was January 15th of that year that Alan Jackson released his "Drive" album, another one absolutely packed with great hits including the title track, written for Alan's dad, Gene.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Good morning! Our state of deep freeze continues but today, it provides the inspiration for our Top 5 Tuesday list. We take a look at the top five cold songs in country music.

If you haven’t noticed, it’s cold! 🥶 The Big JD counts down the top cold songs in country on today’s Top 5 Tuesday!

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Good morning and welcome back after a chilly weekend. It looks like our deep freeze will continue, at least until Sunday. There was some big news out of Grizzly Country this morning. Just hours after yesterday's 4-2 win over Lloydminster, Grizzlys head coach and general manager Joe Murphy resigned his position, effective immediately. The team has announced that Pete DeGraaf, one of Murphy's assistants, will take over on an interim basis for the remainder of the season. Galen Hartviksen will be out at the official media session this afternoon so stay tuned for more information on this situation as it develops. In the meantime, take a look at the highlights from yesterday's come-from-behind victory.

The Olds Grizzlys picked up a 4-2 win over Lloydminster in their first home game of 2020! Check out the highlights!

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Sunday, January 12, 2020

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