The Big JD's Good Morning Show
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Good morning! What a great night at the Olds Legion last night as we selected our Top 6 at the CKfm Star Search. Congrats to Will Braun of Lacombe, Liz of Olds, Hannah Jade of Calgary, Wade Neufeld of Olds, Taylor Sonier of Airdrie and Travis Dolter of Hay Lakes. They'll all advance to the finals during the Didsbury Art, Travel and Trade Expo. There, we'll select our two champions and they'll head down to Evergreen Studios in Calgary to record a single that will play on 96.5 CKfm. On this day in 1976, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser had the #1 album in country music. "Wanted: The Outlaws" remains one of the greatest country albums of all-time and gave us plenty of classics, including this beautiful duet from Old Hoss and the Red-Headed Stranger.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Good morning! It's a big day for CKfm as we get set for our CKfm Star Search tonight! We've got plenty of contestants lined up for the show at the Olds Legion. It all gets started at 7:00 pm. Each singer will sing two songs for our panel of judges and at the end of the night, we'll decide on a top six. Those six will advance to the finals at the upcoming Didsbury Art, Travel and Trade Expo. From there, we'll pick the top two to be our 2018 CKfm Star Search champions. They'll get one of their songs recorded and produced at Evergreen Studios in Calgary and played on 96.5 CKfm to help kick-start their music career! Make sure you're there at the Legion tonight in Olds to see it all. On this day in 1977, the top spot on the country charts belonged to the great Glen Campbell. Here's his classic "Southern Nights" for your Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Good morning! Well, it's the first official day of spring so start the celebrations! I may be the only person in town sad to see winter officially end but for me, nothing beats a beautiful snowy -40 kind of day. We had a fun one this morning. Congrats to Judy on qualifying for our Art Battle ticket giveaway. We've got a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Sundre Art Battle taking place this weekend. Competitive painting at its finest. It's also Tuesday and that means another Top 5 Tuesday video. Today, with it being the late Jerry Reed's birthday, we honour him at the #1 spot of our list of the top songs in country music with funny titles.
Top 5 Tuesday: Country Songs With Funny TitlesPosted by Jeff Dyck on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 19th, 2018
Good morning! It was a bit of a rough start to the week for us here at CKfm. We had some transmitter issues so our Monday show was only available on our website or the Radio Player Canada app. We still had a great time though. We got to talk Mountainview Colts for the final time this season. The Colts hosted their annual awards banquet over the weekend and I was lucky enough to attend. Big congratulations going out to the all the winners and to the graduating players, Thomas Della Siega and Colton Anderson. Today also marked the first ever Make You Smile Monday Song of the Day. I know Monday's can be depressing so from here on out, I'll be choosing a song every Monday that is guaranteed to make you smile before the you face the work week. Kicking off that segment is one that you can't not like. Get your toes tappin' and enjoy the week ahead with The Tractors.
Friday, March 16th, 2018
Good morning! We made it to another Friday! It's a fun one here at CKfm. We've been taking qualifiers and at 5:15 pm this afternoon, Cory will give away the Toronto Blue Jays Louisville Slugger, autographed by former AL MVP Josh Donaldson! We also had the chance to talk to the legendary Michelle Wright today. She'll be in Olds on May 16th for the Grand Olds Opry so make sure you get your tickets today at Pandora's Boox & Tea or the Mountain View Museum. We also had fun with Flashback Friday, going back to 1990. That was the year the GST became law here in Canada, "The Beachcombers" ended their run on Canadian TV and 67,000 fans descended on the SkyDome in Toronto for WrestleMania VI where the Ultimate Warrior dethroned Hulk Hogan. That was also the year that Garth Brooks tore up the charts with this classic.
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Good morning! Well, another blast of winter is here. It looks like we could break some snowfall records with 10-20 cm expected today. Don't hit the highways today if you don't have to and if you are, remember to take it slow and steady and bring along an emergency kit just in case. As for today, we took our first qualifiers for our big bat giveaway. That's right, we've got a Toronto Blue Jays Louisville Slugger, autographed by Jays third baseman and former American League MVP, Josh Donaldson! You've got a couple of days to qualify and we'll be giving away that beauty of a bat at 5:15 pm tomorrow! Today also marks the day that Carl Smith was born. A huge star in the 50's, Smith was also at one point married to June Carter and is Carlene Carter's father. Here's one of his hits for your snowy Thursday.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Good morning! It looks like another dose of winter is headed our way. Environment Canada is calling for 5-10 cm of snow tomorrow and a chance of flurries on Friday and Saturday as well. To warm you up today, we've got a classic from a birthday boy. He turns 73 today and it's Michael Martin Murphey! 3M was the voice of cowboy music, bringing some of the old time range hits to a modern audience and writing a few of his own as well. He scored a big hit with this beauty.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Good morning! It's another busy day with Cory out at Harvie Ranch's bull sale this morning. Make sure you head out for that one. We'll also have Christina Ray on location this week. On Saturday, she'll be at 582 Patio & Grill in Didsbury as they celebrate their one-year anniversary! Tune in to hear from Christina from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Today's Top 5 Tuesday video features a salute to the top five fiddlers in country music. Who tops the list? Check it out!
Top 5 Tuesday: FiddlersPosted by Jeff Dyck on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Monday, March 12th, 2018
Good morning and welcome back to your work week! We officially wrapped up the 2017/2018 hockey season on CKfm yesterday with our broadcast of the SCAHL Northern Conference championship game between Bow Valley and Red Deer. In the end, it was Bow Valley who walked out champs in a 4-3 thriller. Congrats also go out to the Olds Midget AA Grizzlys for hosting the event and for a great season themselves. Today, well it marks a big day in country music history. Born on this day was Lew DeWitt, original member of the Statler Brothers. This was also the day Alan Jackson scored his first #1 hit in 1991 with "I'd Love You All Over Again". On this day in 1975, George Jones and Tammy Wynette officially divorced, breaking up country music's power couple. Here's a look at George and Tammy with their biggest hit.