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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Good morning and happy Friday! Another weekend is upon us and it looks absolutely lovely! Keeping in mind, that's before the temperature plummets and we get snow on Tuesday but for now, we will focus on the beautiful sunshine to come this weekend. We've got Mountainview Colts hockey tonight so remember to tune in, the pre-game show hits the air at 7:55 with myself and Bernd Van't Klooster as the Colts play host to Sylvan Lake. For today's Flashback Friday, we went all the way back to 1956. That was the year Bob Barker made his TV debut, Elvis gyrated on "The Milton Berle Show" to everyone's shock and General Electric introduced the snooze alarm clock. That year also saw Johnny Cash score his first #1 hit on the country charts with this classic.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Good morning! The sun is shining and it looks like a beautiful weekend ahead so there is reason to celebrate today. My beloved Toronto Maple Leafs are also undefeated after opening night so all the more reason to celebrate. Yes, the new NHL season officially kicked off last night and Toronto opened their schedule with a 5-3 win over Ottawa. The Calgary Flames get their season started tonight on the road in Colorado. Today also marks the 50-year anniversary of Johnny Cash's "At San Quentin" album hitting #1 on the country album charts. The follow up to "At Folsom Prison", his foray into San Quentin was filled with hits including the legendary performance of "A Boy Named Sue". Here's just a taste of that legendary album.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Good morning! Things are slowly but surely warming up and we are gearing up for some nice days this weekend. Our own Troy Laboucane is also gearing up for this Friday. He'll be on location at The Brick in Olds for the Midnight Madness Sale! He'll be there from 6 pm to 7 pm so drop by and say hi. Also, with election season in full swing, it's important to stay informed on the candidates in your riding. The TransCanada Theatre will be hosting a Political Candidates Forum on October 9th at 7:00 pm. Come see the candidates from the Conservatives, Liberals, PPC, NDP and Green Party. As for today, we celebrate the life of the late, great Chris Ledoux. The cowboy crooner was born on this day in 1948. Here's one of his classics.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Good morning and welcome to October! Thankfully, it looks like we'll warm up a bit this week and the snow that we got over the weekend should melt away. We've got a busy hockey weekend coming up and it starts on Friday night with the Mountainview Colts at home to Sylvan Lake. The Wranglers make their first trip into Didsbury this season and the Colts are anxious to get back at it. Josh Gette has been a force for the boys in blue, scoring six goals in the first three games of the season. We'll see if he can stay hot on Friday. I'll be rinkside with Bernd Van't Klooster for the call, starting with the pre-game show at 7:55 pm. As for today's Top 5 Tuesday, we kick off October by looking at First Dance Wedding Songs.

Top 5 Tuesday: First Dance Tunes

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Good morning! Well...welcome to winter, I guess. Fall officially started on Monday last week and lasted a solid five days before the snow started flying. Thankfully, Environment Canada is calling for warmer temperatures as the week progresses and by the weekend, we could be sitting pretty around +15. The Olds Grizzlys are busy gearing up for a busy weekend ahead. After going 0-2 at the AJHL Showcase Weekend, the team is back on home ice with a stiff test ahead. They'll face the top two teams in the league on consecutive days, starting with Brooks on Saturday night, followed up by Sherwood Park on Sunday afternoon. We'll have both games for you on 96.5 CKfm, starting at 6:55 pm on Saturday and 1:55 pm on Sunday. Today marks a big birthday on the country music calendar. The legendary Marty Stuart was born on this day in 1958. Starting his career as a teenage prodigy with Flatt & Scruggs, Stuart blazed his own trail in country music and continues to be an incredible entertainer today. Here's one of my favourites from Marty and quite possibly, one of my favourite jackets as well. Check out this look from his "Tempted" music video.

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Good morning and happy Friday to you! It's a frigid start to the day and we're seeing some snowflakes in the area this morning. It looks like we'll see the white stuff throughout the weekend before it warms back up next week. The Olds Grizzlys kicked off the AJHL Showcase Weekend with a hard-fought 3-2 loss to Lloydminster yesterday. Joel Shoemaker and Tyler Pang had the goals for Olds who saw their record drop to 2-4 on the young season. We'll be with the team tomorrow for their afternoon tilt with Drayton Valley. Puck drop is set for 12:00 pm, so the pre-game show hits the air at 11:55 am. Today's Flashback Friday took us back to 1995. That was the year Quebec voted to stay a part of a Canada by a narrow margin, OJ Simpson was found not guilty, the Sony Playstation was released and for the first time, an American team won the Grey Cup when Baltimore beat Calgary for the CFL's top prize. On September 27th of '95, Tim McGraw held the top spot on the country charts with this toe-tapper.

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Good morning! Things are starting to cool off and it looks like we'll get an early taste of winter this weekend. Environment Canada is calling for snow on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Don't worry, though. Temperatures are expected to get back into double-digits by Tuesday. The Olds Grizzlys are off to Camrose today for game one of the AJHL Showcase Weekend. They'll play Lloydminster this afternoon with puck drop set for 3:30 pm. Today is a big day on the country music calendar. Lynn Anderson was born on this day in 1947, David Frizzell was born on this day in 1941 and the legendary Marty Robbins was born on this day in 1925. Here's one of Marty's classics for your Thursday.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Good morning! The Olds Grizzlys came up just short last night, falling 3-2 to the Canmore Eagles. That loss drops the Grizz to 2-3 on the young season. Next up on the schedule for them is the AJHL Showcase Weekend in Camorse. They'll be in action against Lloydminster on Thursday afternoon and our next broadcast will be Saturday's game against Drayton Valley. That game gets underway at noon so the pre-game show hits the air at 11:55 am. Today on the country music calendar marks the birth of one of the great American poets of the 20th century, Shel Silverstein. Whether he was writing music, poetry or children's books, they were always timeless. He wrote one of Johnny Cash's biggest hits and here is a great clip from Johnny's TV show of the two of them performing it together.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Good morning and welcome to another Olds Grizzlys GAMEDAY! The Black & Gold are on home ice tonight to battle the Canmore Eagles. They're hoping for a better outcome against the birds than they had last season. In six games, the Grizzlys went 0-6 against Canmore, getting outscored 26-5. They didn't score more than one in any of the six meetings. The goal-scoring looks much improved to start the new year, especially when it comes to team captain Hunter Floris. Last year's team rookie of the year has five goals in his first four games this season. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm tonight so tune in for the pre-game show at 7:25 pm. Today also marks our first foray out into the fields for our Harvest Lunch. As we celebrate the farmers who keep us fed, we also look at the Top 5 Songs For The Farmer on today's Top 5 Tuesday.

Top 5 Tuesday: Songs For The Farmer

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Good morning and welcome back to your work week. It was a fun hockey weekend on 96.5 CKfm. On Friday night, we kicked off our Olds Fertilizer & Agri Services Mountainview Colts broadcasts with a 6-3 Colts win over Stettler. Josh Gette was the hero for the boys in blue, notching a hat-trick and adding an assist. On Saturday, we were at the Olds Grizzlys home opener and the boys did not disappoint. After falling behind 4-1, the Grizz battled back to things up at 4-4. The tying goal came with just 8.1 seconds left in the third off the stick of newly-minted captain Hunter Floris. Hoon Kim would complete the comeback in overtime, notching the winner to give Olds the 5-4 victory over Drumheller. On Sunday, unfortunately, the Grizzlys couldn't make it a clean sweep, falling 7-4 to Camrose. Hockey action continues this week on CKfm. We'll have the call tomorrow night as the Grizz host Canmore and then on Saturday we'll follow them to the AJHL's Showcase Weekend where they will battle Drayton Valley. As for today's look at the calendar, we look back at the life of a music legend in Ray Charles. Ray was born on this day in 1930 and had a huge hit with this duet alongside Willie Nelson.

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