The Big JD's Good Morning Show
Monday, June 24th, 2019
Good morning and happy Monday to you! Here's hoping you had a fantastic weekend. I had a whole lot of fun with the 2019 Telus Ride For Dad participants in Carstairs on Saturday morning. Thank you to everyone who came out and took part in the ride, all to help fight prostate cancer. For today's show, we said hello to an old friend in Marshall Dane. The Ontario product has been a tremendous voice on the indie country scene in Canada and his latest single, "Back In Town", is phenomenal. Make sure you check him out whenever you can. For today's look back in time, we focus on June 24th, 1987. That was the day Randy Travis hit #1 on the country charts with "Forever And Ever, Amen". The song, written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, was Randy's third chart-topper and would win a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song while also winning Song of the Year from the Academy of Country Music.
Friday, June 21st, 2019
Good morning! The rain continues to fall today as we look ahead to a wet weekend in Central Alberta. I'll be spending tomorrow morning at the Carstairs Memorial Arena as the 2019 Telus Ride For Dad begins. Registration will begin at 7:30 am with kickstands up at 9:30 am. Make sure you join me to send off the riders in style. I'll be on-location from 8-9:30 am. For today's Flashback Friday, we went back to one of my favourite years in country music, 1992. That was the year the Toronto Blue Jays won their first World Series, beating Atlanta four games to two, Dr. Roberta Bondar made headlines when she became the first Canadian woman in space and here in Alberta, there was a change at the top as Ralph Klein became premier, succeeding Don Getty. In country music, it was a huge year for Billy Ray Cyrus. He welcomed daughter Miley in November and ruled the summer with this mega-hit.
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Good morning! The dreary and wet conditions continue today and it looks like we'll see more of it tomorrow as well so it's time to curl up in a warm house or car and tune in to your favourite radio station. Now's a great time to be listening because we've got a great contest going on. Somebody is going to win our Calgary Stampede Concert Series passes. That's tickets to four great shows happening during the Stampede. We're talking Corb Lund, Tim McGraw, Sugarland and the Zac Brown Band. You could be off to all four of those great concerts. All you need to do is listen for your cue to call. We'll be taking all our qualifiers and putting them into one big draw to happen on June 24. Listen for your chance to win! For today, we send out birthday wishes to one of Canada's greatest talents, the amazing Anne Murray. She turns 74 today. Here's a blast from the past with one of her biggest hits.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Good morning! What a wet morning! It looks like the start of quite the stretch with rain in the forecast until Sunday. Hopefully, that doesn't put a damper on some of the great events coming up this weekend, including the Telus Motorcycle Ride For Dad on Saturday. I'll be live on location at the Carstairs Memorial Arena as riders register and take off on Saturday morning. Make sure you join me there from 8-9:30 am. For today's look back at the country music calendar, we remember the legendary Lester Flatt, born on this day in 1914. The bluegrass legend is best remembered for his work with Earl Scruggs. Here's an early TV appearance for Flatt and the boys bringing you a bluegrass classic.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Good morning! It's a busy one in Olds today with the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations taking place at Centennial Park. There will be great performances and artists set up throughout the day, helping you to learn more about Canada's Indigenous, Metis and Inuit peoples. Make sure you head down to see some of the dancers, take in the drumming and see the amazing culture on display. For today's Top 5 Tuesday video, we delve into the world of throwing a shout-out into a country song. Here's my top five songs that mention other singers.
Top 5 Tuesday: Songs Where Singers Mention Other SingersPosted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Monday, June 17th, 2019
Good morning! Welcome back to your work week. Here's hoping you had a fantastic Father's Day weekend. It was also kick-off weekend for the CFL. Yes, another season of CFL football is upon us and as a proud Manitoban, it was great to see Winnipeg start things off with a win on the road. The Stampeders began their Grey Cup defence with a tough loss at home to Ottawa. Both the Stamps and Bombers have Week Two off before getting back to action. Today marks a big one in Toronto as the Raptors returned home for a championship parade after a claiming the franchise's first NBA title. As we looked back at June 17th in country music history, we remember the legendary Red Foley. He was born on this day in 1910. Apart from being a singer himself, he also became the early face of country music on television, hosting the immensely popular "Red Foley Show" from 1955-1960. Here's a clip of Red in all his TV glory.