The Big JD's Good Morning Show
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Good morning and happy Friday! It's another Mountain View Colts game day on CKfm! We'll have coverage tonight from Didsbury as the Colts battle Red Deer in game two of the HJHL North Division semi-final. The Vipers took game one, 5-0, in Sylvan Lake so we'll see if the Colts can hold serve on their home ice and tie things up. Puck drop is set for tonight at 8:00 pm so our pre-game show will hit the air at 7:55 pm. For today's Flashback Friday, we went back to 1960. That was the year "Spartacus" and "Psycho" thrilled moviegoers, Maurice Richard retired after leading Montreal to a fifth consecutive Stanley Cup and a young Loretta Lynn signed her first record deal with Zero Records. On February 22nd, 1960, "Gentleman" Jim Reeves topped the charts with this classic.
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Good morning! Well, it wasn't the start to round two the Colts were hoping for on Tuesday night. Mountain View fell 5-0 to Red Deer in Sylvan Lake, putting them in the early hole in that best-of-seven series. Game two goes tomorrow night back in the friendly confines of the Didsbury Memorial Complex. We will be there, bringing you live play-by-play coverage, starting with the pre-game show at 7:55 pm. As for today, it's a happy birthday to Mary Chapin Carpenter. The Grammy winner is turning 61 today so here's a throwback for your Thursday.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Good morning and happy Tuesday! Here's hoping you had a delightful Family Day long weekend and got to spend some time with the special people in your life. We are back today and it is back to the ice for a week full of hockey. We'll have coverage tonight from Sylvan Lake as the Mountain View Colts make the trek north to battle the Red Deer Vipers. It's game one of the best-of-seven HJHL North Division semi-finals. Puck drop is set for 8:30 pm and we'll have the pre-game show at 8:25 pm. Then, we'll follow the series back to Didsbury for game two on Friday night before following the team to Red Deer on Saturday night for game three. As for today, it's another Top 5 Tuesday list! Following Family Day, we take a look at country music's Top 5 Families.
Top 5 Tuesday: Country Music FamiliesPosted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Friday, February 15th, 2019
Good morning and happy Friday! Another weekend is here and it's another busy one for local hockey teams. The Mountain View Colts are looking for a sweep of their best-of-three HJHL opening round playoff series with Ponoka. They'll be on the road for game two tomorrow night. The Olds Grizzlys have a busy weekend as well, both on and off the ice. Tonight, they'll celebrate with their annual awards banquet and, for the first time, it will also be a casino night. Tomorrow, they return to action to face the Brooks Bandits in The Den. We'll have coverage of that game on 96.5 CKfm, starting with the pre-game show at 6:55 pm. As for today's Flashback Friday, we went back to 1950. That was the year "Peanuts" first appeared in newspapers, the Grande Ole Opry was first televised and 22-year-old Shirley Temple announced her retirement from show business. That same year, Canada's own Hank Snow dominated the charts, spending 21 weeks at #1 with this classic.
Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Good morning! What a fun night it was in Didsbury yesterday. The Mountain View Colts picked up a win to kick off their 2019 playoff run, beating the Ponoka Stampeders 5-1. The win puts them up 1-0 in their best-of-three opening round series. They'll look for the sweep this Saturday when they head to Ponoka. Caden Switzer led the attack with a pair of goals, made even more impressive when you realize he scored just one during the entire regular season. Not only is today Valentine's Day but it's also a happy birthday for Razzy Bailey who turns 80 today. Razzy had a huge hit in the early 80's with this classic.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Good morning! It's GAMEDAY on 96.5 CKfm! We've got playoff hockey tonight as the Mountainview Colts kick off their HJHL first round series against the Ponoka Stampeders. It's a best-of-three series so every game is filled with excitement and tension. Puck drops on game one tonight in Didsbury at 8:00 pm. We'll have the call, starting with the pre-game show at 7:55 pm. The Olds Grizzlys are also in action tonight. The black & gold travel to Brooks to meet the first place Bandits. As for today in country music, it's a happy historical birthday to the legendary Tennessee Ernie Ford. Ford was born on this day 100 years ago. Here's his signature song, a #1 hit from 1955.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Good morning! It was another busy start to the day on the Olds Institute Good Morning Show. Olds Grizzlys head coach Joe Murphy dropped by for our weekly chat and we talked about the inspirational return of Matthew Kasowski to the lineup. Just weeks after being named team captain, Matt suffered a neck injury in practice that left him bed-ridden for several weeks. He's worked hard all season to come back and made his return to the lineup last week. Your next chance to see Matt in action will be Saturday night when the Grizz host the Brooks Bandits. For today's Top 5 Tuesday, we focus on the humble penny. It's National Lost Penny Day so here's the Top 5 Penny Songs In Country Music.
Top 5 Tuesday: Penny SongsPosted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Monday, February 11th, 2019
Good morning! It looks like another chilly week ahead so bundle up and get ready. We just came off of a busy hockey weekend for our area teams. The Grizzlys picked up a huge OT win over Lloydminster on Saturday but blew a 3-1 lead to lose 6-3 to Fort Mac on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Calgary Canucks managed to pick up a pair of wins, putting them four points up on the Grizz for the final playoff spot in the AJHL's South Division. Olds has just seven games left in the regular season, two against Brooks, two against Camrose, two against Drumheller and one against Drayton Valley. In the meantime, the Mountain View Colts wrapped up their regular season schedule with a loss in Red Deer. They finish the year with a 22-14-2 record, good for third place in the North Division of the HJHL. They'll kick off a best-of-three playoff series with Ponoka this Wednesday in Didsbury and we'll be there. Game one gets started at 8:00 pm on Wednesday night. The Innisfail Eagles got their playoffs underway over the weekend and man, oh man, what a start for the Birds. They flew into Rosetown, Saskatchewan and took games one and two of that best-of-five series, winning 7-5 on Saturday and 4-3 on Sunday. Game three goes Saturday night in Innisfail with the Eagles looking for the sweep. As for today, it's a big day in the career of Willie Nelson. On this day in 1975, Willie recorded his classic, "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain". The song would be his first #1 hit as a singer.
Friday, February 8th, 2019
Good morning and Happy Friday! Another weekend is here and it's full of great local hockey action for you to take in. The Olds Grizzlys, coming off a tough 5-3 loss in Camrose last night, are anxious to return to the win column as they try to slip into the final playoff spot in the AJHL's South Division. They'll have two chances to do that with Lloydminster in town tomorrow night and Fort Mac here for a Sunday matinee. We'll have both games for you on your home for Grizzlys hockey, 96.5 CKfm. We'll also have Troy Laboucane out and on location this weekend. He'll be hanging out at Torrock Towing on Saturday from 11-1 for their 25th anniversary celebrations. They're celebrating the milestone with an Indoor Community Garage Sale so head down, say hi to Troy and check it out. As for our Flashback Friday today, we went back to one of my favourite years in country music history, 1992. That was the year Ralph Klein became Premier of Alberta, Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space and Bret "Hitman" Hart became WWF Champion for the first time when he bested Ric Flair in Saskatoon. That year also saw an avalanche of amazing songs hit #1 on the country charts but none were bigger than this one. It spent five weeks in the top spot and gave us all the joy of Billy Ray's Kentucky Waterfall mullet.
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Good morning! Another chilly February day is here and it's another Olds Grizzlys GAMEDAY! The Grizz are on the road tonight for a Battle of the Bears. They'll take on the Kodiaks in Camrose. This weekend features a pair of home games for the black and gold and we'll be bringing you every second of that action. Saturday night, the Grizzlys welcome Lloydminster with puck drop set for 7:00 pm while Sunday afternoon sees a 2:30 pm matinee against the Oil Barons of Fort Mac. As for today, it's a big birthday in country music. Turning 57 today is the legendary Garth Brooks. He's the best-selling artist of the 90's in any genre and in music history, he's third all-time in record sales behind The Beatles and Elvis. Here's a way back look at Garth with one of his classics.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Good morning! It's another chilly one here in Central Alberta and it looks like that will carry straight through into the weekend. Thankfully, there's nothing like a good tune to warm your soul when the weather outside turns Arctic. You've got your pick of great artists if you want to listen to a birthday boy today. Axl Rose, Rick Astley and Bob Marley were all born on this day. Here in Canada though, today is Gord Downie's day. Gord was born on this day in 1964 and though he's been gone for several years now, his voice is still the voice of Canadian music for so many. Here's a great performance from The Tragically Hip's final concert of their classic, "Fiddler's Green".
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
Good morning! The freeze continues with more cold temperatures today but, thankfully, Olds Grizzlys Head Coach Joe Murphy got the truck started and dropped by for the Coach's Show. Some great news out of The Den this week as it looks like injured veteran Shane Sherban and injured captain Matt Kasowski are both on their path to a return to the ice. We can't wait to see those two back in the lineup as the Grizz push for the final playoff spot in the South Division. As for today's Top 5 Tuesday, in honour of Claude King's birthday, we focus on the best country singers to come out of Louisiana.
Top 5 Tuesday: Singers from LouisianaPosted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Monday, February 4th, 2019
Good morning and welcome to the deep freeze. It's a chilly one this morning and it looks like we'll stay cold all week long. Things were heating up over the weekend for the Mountain View Colts, despite the temperatures outside. On Friday, we were there with the broadcast as the Colts edged out Red Deer 4-3. They followed that up with a 6-2 win over Lomond in the Ride For Dad game on Saturday. The wins clinch third place in the division for the Colts and set up a first round playoff match-up with the Ponoka Stampeders. The Olds Grizzlys were also in action over the weekend but on the other end of the spectrum. They fell 9-1 in Brooks before losing 6-3 at home to Okotoks. In country music news, it's a happy birthday for Clint Black today. Here's a classic from Clint for your Monday.