The Big JD's Good Morning Show
Friday, May 25th, 2018
Good morning and happy Friday to you! What a busy day! Christina Ray is headed to the Jail & Bail fundraiser and hopefully, you'll donate plenty of money to keep her behind bars as long as possible. She'll also be at Country Road RV later in the afternoon as they close out their Sizzling Summer Kick-Off Sale. Today also marks another Flashback Friday. Today, we went back to 1966. That was the year CBC and CTV started broadcasting in colour, Adam West first became Batman on our TV screens and the Saskatchewan Roughriders won their first Grey Cup. It was also the year that David Houston dominated the charts with this classic.
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Good morning! Another day and another qualifier for our Country Thunder VIP package giveaway. Congrats to John who was caller #3 this morning. Stay tuned for your chance to qualify until June 3rd. We also know who will battle for Lord Stanley's Cup this year. It will be the Vegas Golden Knights taking on the Washington Capitals. They'll have the weekend to get ready with game one set for Monday night in Sin City. Today marks a pretty important day in country music history. Rosanne Cash was born on this day in 1955 and Mike Reid was born on this day in 1947. But it was on this day in 1933 that May 24th's importance began. On that day, the legendary Jimmie Rodgers walked into a studio in New York City and did his final round of recordings. Weakened from a lengthy battle with tuberculosis, Jimmie had to rest on a cot between songs. When the sessions were done, he went back to his hotel. He would die there two days later at the age of 35. Here's a rare clip of country music's first star from a short film in the 20's.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Good morning! Another beautiful day in store for us with a high of +27 in the forecast. I'm already looking forward to a busy summer of WPCA Chuckwagon Racing on 96.5 CKfm! We're coming up on the first event on our broadcast schedule, the Grande Prairie Stompede. We'll have coverage of all five nights of racing from May 30th to June 3rd. Make sure you're tuned in for all the action. Check out our complete schedule by clicking here. On today's show, we added another qualifier to our Country Thunder VIP giveaway. Congrats go out to Gloria who is the latest to get her name in the draw. As for today, we wished a happy birthday to the great Shelly West. Known primarily for her duet work with David Frizzell, she also had hits as a solo artist, including this classic.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Good morning and welcome back! I'm hoping you all had a lovely Victoria Day long weekend. Definitely plenty to talk about from the royal wedding to the Vegas Golden Knights becoming the first expansion team to make it to the Stanley Cup finals in their first season since St. Louis in 1968. It seems even more impressive when you consider all the expansion teams in '68 were in the same division so one of them was going to the finals no matter what. Whatever you got up to this weekend, I think everyone in Canada sees the May long weekend as the unofficial kick-off to summer. That's what today's Top 5 Tuesday video is all about as we take a look at the best songs to get you in the mood for summer.
Top 5 Tuesday: Songs To Get You In The Mood For SummerPosted by Jeff Dyck on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Friday, May 18th, 2018
Good morning! It's the Friday of a long weekend so you know people are a little extra excited today. We had a whole lot of fun on the Olds Institute Good Morning Show today and a big congrats goes out to Shirley, our Country Thunder VIP qualifier this morning. We'll be taking qualifiers for the rest of the month so you still have a few weeks to get in the draw for a two VIP weekend passes to Country Thunder and a meet-and-greet with Toby Keith. Today's Flashback Friday took us back to 1955. That was the year George Jones, Johnny Cash and Elvis all hit the charts for the first time. Montreal broke out in riots when Maurice Richard was suspended that year and a shocker in Hollywood when 24-year-old movie star James Dean died in a car accident. That year was dominated by one man on the country charts. Here's Webb Pierce with his #1 hit from that summer.
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Good morning! What a show last night! Michelle Wright was absolutely incredible and we had great time chatting with her prior to the show with our contest winner, Elaine. As for today, we got Randy one step closer to Country Thunder. He was our VIP qualifier. You'll still have plenty of chances to qualify so keep listening for your opportunity. Today also marks a great day in country music history. It was on this day in 1967 that Glen Campbell walked into a recording studio and recorded "Gentle On My Mind". The song would win multiple Grammys and be one of Glen's favourite tunes. Here he is playing it with the song's writer, John Hartford.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Good morning! It's Grand Olds Opry Day! We are thrilled to present, along with the Olds Kiwanis Performing Arts Society, the Grand Olds Opry, tonight at 7:30 pm at the Trans-Canada Theatre. We've got a great line-up of talent ready to rock the stage including Denis Dufresne, Nolan Ray, Don Jorgenson and Friends, former CKfm Star Search winner Dustin Farr and the headliner, Canadian Country Music Hall Of Famer, Michelle Wright! It's going to be a fun night and I hope to see you there. Congrats goes out to today's Country Thunder VIP qualifier, Dave! Make sure you keep your ears peeled for your chance to qualify. Someone is going to win VIP passes to Country Thunder this summer and a meet-and-greet with Toby Keith! In the meantime, let's look at this day in country music history. On this day in 1985, Alabama hit #1 on the country album charts with "40 Hour Week". That album had three #1 singles on it, including the title track. Here's a blast from the past, Alabama performing that classic at Farm Aid in 1985!
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Good morning! Congrats go out to today's Country Thunder VIP qualifier, Lois! Make sure you're listening because you do not want to miss your chance to qualify. Think about it. VIP weekend passes to Country Thunder and a meet-and-greet with one of the headliners. You gotta be there! Today is a big day in country music history. It's birthday #76 for K.T. Oslin and it was on this day 100 years ago that the legendary Eddy Arnold was born. Miss Oslin also provided the inspiration for today's Top 5 Tuesday video. We take a look at the top 80's Ladies, the women who dominated the charts from 1980 to 1989. Who do you think had the most #1 hits in the decade?
Top 5 Tuesday: 80’s LadiesPosted by Jeff Dyck on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Monday, May 14th, 2018
Goooooooood Moooooorning! It is good to be back in the captain's chair today. I spent the last ten days in the beautiful province of Manitoba, experiencing Whiteout conditions as we watched the Jets advance to the Western Conference finals! It's great to be back though and we got things off to a great start today. Congrats to Bonnie who won two tickets to see Michelle Wright on Wednesday at the Grand Olds Opry. Congrats also go out to Clarence this morning. He qualified for our Country Thunder VIP Experience giveaway. We'll be taking qualifiers over the next few weeks and someone is going to win passes to Country Thunder in August along with a VIP Experience and Meet & Greet with one of the headliners. Make sure you're listening to qualify. Also, here's your Make You Smile Monday Song Of The Day. Get your toes tappin' with Mary Chapin Carpenter.