The Big JD's Good Morning Show

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Good morning and welcome to your Friday! It was a bit of a wet one last night at Westerner Park. Rain caused a bit of a delay during the North American Pony Chuckwagons but after it moved out of the area, we finished up all ten heats. Reed Rosencrans nailed the night's fastest time but we'll see if he has challengers on night #3 this evening. We'll hit the air at 5:00 pm with the chariots and the chucks to follow. Today's Flashback Friday took us to 1973. That was the year work started on the CN Tower, Elvis hit it big with his "Aloha From Hawaii" TV special and "The Exorcist" was one of the biggest movies at the box office. That year, Charlie Rich enjoyed a huge hit with this classic.

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Good morning! We had a great start to our Westerner Days coverage last night with the legendary Jack Stott winning day money at the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championship. We'll see if he can make it 2 for 2 tonight when our coverage begins at 6:00 pm. Also, congratulations go out to Liz who was our winner this morning of two weekend passes to the Ivan Daines Friends & Heroes Country Music Pick-Nic. That takes place August 8-12 and promises to be another great show. Today also marks a sad day in country music. On July 19th, 1975, we lost the legendary Lefty Frizzell. Here's a great clip of Lefty on the Porter Wagoner Show back in the day.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Good morning! Westerner Days are officially here! We'll be in Red Deer with coverage of night one of the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championship starting at 6:00 pm so make sure you're tuned in. Big congrats go out to Eloise, our winner of weekend passes to the upcoming Ivan Daines Friends & Heroes Country Music Pick-Nic. We still have more chances for you to win so make sure you're listening every morning. Today is also a happy birthday for the legendary Ricky Skaggs. Ol' Kentucky Thunder turns 64. Here's a bluegrass classic from Ricky and Patty Loveless for you.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Good morning! It's another hot one out there today as we remain under a heat warning. With temperatures set to get above +30 with a UV index of 8, make sure you're wearing a hat and sunscreen if you venture outdoors and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated! Be sun safe, my friends! I will say, the heat got to me yesterday. The big mountain-man beard is no more. A little cooler for now and plenty of time to grow it back in by the time hockey season kicks off in September. It is Tuesday  and that means another Top 5 Tuesday list. Today, we focus on words or phrases you didn't expect to hear in a country song.

Top 5 Tuesday: Words Or Phrases You Didn’t Expect To Hear In A Country Song

Posted by Jeff Dyck on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Good morning! Wow! What a weekend! First off, congratulations to the Duke of Dewberry, Kurt Bensmiller. He won the aggregate, final night day money and the $100,000 Dash For Cash at the Rangeland Derby. It's his fourth Rangeland Derby title in the last five years. Now that the Calgary Stampede is in the rearview mirror, all eyes turn to Westerner Days in Red Deer. We'll be there this weekend for all the chuckwagon action. It starts Wednesday night at 6:00 pm on 96.5 CKfm. Thursday's coverage begins at 6:00 pm as well. Friday and Saturday starts at 5:00 pm as we also bring you coverage of the chariot races and championship Sunday coverage starts at 1:00 pm. As for today, your Make You Smile Monday Song of the Day comes from the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! It's the final weekend of the Calgary Stampede and we are pumped for our all coverage, starting with the Rangeland Derby tonight. We'll also have rodeo coverage on Saturday and Sunday starting at 1 pm, with the Rangeland Derby in the evenings. We also took a look back in the history books for today's Flashback Friday. We went all the way to 1962, the year Canada officially opened the Trans-Canada Highway. That same year, John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth aboard Friendship 7, Taco Bell opened their first location in Downey, California and the Beatles auditioned for Decca Records where they were rejected because "guitar bands are on their way out". On July 13th, of '62, Claude King held the top spot on the charts with "Wolverton Mountain". The song's writer, Merle Kilgore, tells the funny story behind the song and it's success.

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Good morning! It's a good-looking Thursday and we had another fantastic morning on the Olds Institute Good Morning Show. After six nights of the Rangeland Derby, Kurt Bensmiller has opened a near four second lead on the rest of the field. We'll have coverage of the last three nights, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for you, including Sunday's big money Dash For Cash. We also took a look at July 12 throughout the years and it was on this year in 2005 that Willie Nelson released his "Countryman" album, his reggae album. The cover, which featured a marijuana plant, had to be changed to a palm-tree for copies to be sold at Wal-Mart. Here's a taste of Willie doing reggae, performing a song written by the legendary Jimmy Cliff. The video was also filmed in Jamaica.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Good morning and happy 7-11! As CKfm's resident Slurpee® expert, this is a day that has been circled on my calendar since last July. Make sure you head out and enjoy one of man's greatest creations, the humble Slurpee®. As for today's Olds Institute Good Morning Show, we had another fun morning with plenty to talk about. Calgary Stampede continues and we are excited for our coverage this weekend. We'll have the rodeo on Saturday and Sunday starting at 1 pm. Tune in Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the last three days of the Rangeland Derby. Kurt Bensmiller leads the aggregate after last night's heats. The news from the track though is all about Obrey Motowylo who was taken to hospital after falling off his wagon. There has been no update on his status. Today also marks a happy birthday for the great singer and songwriter, Scotty Emerick. He's written scores of #1 hits for Toby Keith and enjoyed some success himself, including with this 2003 number. 

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Good morning! A rainy Tuesday is upon us but, as always, we still had a great time on the Olds Institute Good Morning Show! We had the chance to chat with Ben Klick today and he performed in our Lobby Series as well. Make sure you check out the Stevenson Homes Lobby Series for all the performances of the talent that comes through our studios. On today's Top 5 Tuesday, we look at country stars who married non-country music celebrities.

Top 5 Tuesday: Country Singers Married To Non-Country Celebrities

Posted by Jeff Dyck on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Good morning and welcome to your Monday! The first weekend of Calgary Stampede is in the books and Kurt Bensmiller is on top of the aggregate standings for the Rangeland Derby. Can he keep it up this week? We shall see. Make sure you're tuned in on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for the final three nights of racing, including the big dash for cash, on 96.5 CKfm! Also, happy birthday wishes going out to David Ball today. A singer with some big hits but both of his best stalled at #2 on the charts. Here's one of my all-time favourites, it's straight from 1994 and it's "Thinkin' Problem".

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