The Big JD's Good Morning Show

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Good morning! Well, the sun came up so I guess the world just kept on spinning. The season came to a close for the Toronto Maple Leafs last night, falling in game seven to the Boston Bruins...again. That's three times in six years that the Leafs lost in a game seven to Boston in the first round. One day. One day we'll beat those guys. As for today, there is still cause to celebrate. It's Administrative Professionals Day, a day to thank the hard-working men and women who help businesses run across the world. Here at our CKfm world headquarters, that person is Christa Dodd. She's smart, funny, helpful and the glue that holds this crazy crew together. Thank you Christa, for everything you do, each and every day!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Good morning! It's Game Seven Day. My Toronto Maple Leafs are in Boston, hoping to punch their ticket to the second round. We'll see if my fingernails can survive this game. As for today, we took a look at a weird combination in our Top 5 Tuesday. Today is John Cena's birthday so I figured, why not look at pro wrestling-country music connections. I know. You wouldn't think there would be that many but, as a wrestling nut, I feel like I could make a top five list connecting wrestling with just about anything. Here's today's Top 5!

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is all about country music and pro wrestling!

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Good morning and Happy Easter Monday! Here's hoping you had a lovely holiday weekend with friends and family and the Easter Bunny bestowed upon you plenty of chocolate eggs to keep you feeling good this week. We're down to just one Canadian team left in the NHL playoffs with Calgary and Winnipeg both going by the wayside. All that's left is my beloved Maple Leafs and they'll be in Boston tomorrow night for a do-or-die game seven. If this is the year the Leafs were finally going to get past the Bruins, it only makes sense that it should happen in a game seven. On the other hand, it could just be another in a string of heartbreaking losses to Boston in the playoffs. We shall see. As for today, it's the birthday of the late, great Glen Campbell. The guitar master was born on this day in 1936 and here for your Monday is one of my favourites from the man himself.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Good morning! Well, that was a rough night for myself and Rock 104 morning man Troy Laboucane. My Maple Leafs suffered a 6-4 loss to Boston while Troy's Flames fell 3-2 in overtime. The Leafs and Bruins are now all tied at 2-2 while the Flames trail the Avs 3-1 in their respective series. We'll see if either team can make it out of the first round. As for today, we wish a happy birthday to a Canadian legend. Rick Moranis made a name for himself on SCTV and appearing in some of your favourite movies of the 80's. While he's been on a hiatus from the acting world since the late 90's, he's still managed to release some great music for the comedy fans out there, including his 2005 album "The Agoraphobic Cowboy". Here's one of his tracks from that album. Happy birthday, Rick and thanks for the laughs!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Good morning! It's a new morning in Alberta as the election results came in last night and the UCP will form a majority government. Here in the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding, Nathan Cooper was re-elected and will head back to the legislature as part of the governing party. The biggest story out of yesterday though came from the ice. The Columbus Blue Jackets did something I don't think even they thought was possible. They swept the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa with a league record 62 wins this season. Tampa with three 40-goal scorers. Tampa with the +103 goal differential. Tampa who hadn't lost three games in a row all season. Columbus swept that Tampa Bay. Thew New York Islanders also swept Pittsburgh out of the first round so two heavyweights in the Eastern Conference are out in the blink of an eye and just like that, the East is wide open. Check out the highlights from last night's historic sweep in Columbus.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Good morning and welcome to Election Day in Alberta! Yes, before the day is out, make sure you head down to the polls and cast your vote. Have your voice heard and choose your Alberta today. If the Calgary Flames could choose to re-do last night, they probably would. It was a rough night for the boys in Colorado as the Avalanche took game three by a 6-2 score, grabbing a 2-1 lead in that best-of-seven series. Game Four goes tomorrow night from deep in the Rockies. As for my Maple Leafs, I am thrilled to say they eked out a 3-2 win on home ice, grabbing a 2-1 series lead on the Bruins.

A look at Jeff’s thought process through the first three games of the Leafs/Bruins series.

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Monday, April 15, 2019

Tonight, we could witness some history. The Tampa Bay Lightning, fresh off an NHL record-tying 62 win season, could be swept out of the first round this evening. They are in Columbus, down 3-0 to the Blue Jackets. What a story that would be. As for today's Top 5 Tuesday, we focus on pre-fame jobs of your favourite country superstars.

Top 5 Tuesday: Pre-Fame Jobs Of Country Stars

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Good morning! It's Monday and we are back at it after a memorable weekend for sports, both in Alberta and around North America. First off, a big congrats to the Innisfail Eagles on their run to the Allan Cup final. Although they came up short to Lacombe in the championship game, it was a thrill to be rinkside and watch the Eagles make their way there in their first-ever appearance at the event. It was also the first weekend of NHL playoff hockey and the Flames and my beloved Maple Leafs both find themselves in 1-1 ties after the first two games. In the meantime, the Columbus Blue Jackets have found a way to go up 3-0 on the 1st place Tampa Bay Lightning. Who would've predicted that? Tampa won 62 games this year, tying the NHL record, and now they could be swept in the first round. Wow. Also, Tiger Woods is back on top of the golf world after a thrilling win at The Masters. It's Tiger's 15th major and his first since 2008. On today's show, we took a look at this day in country music history and it's a big birthday with the legendary Roy Clark born on this day in 1933. Known for his unmatched mastery of stringed instruments, paired with an entertaining persona, Clark was a huge part of country for more than 50 years. Here's an early TV clip of Mr. Clark performing his version of "The Great Pretender".