The Big JD's Good Morning Show

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Good morning and welcome to your Friday! Another weekend is upon us and it will be a hot one! We're looking at humidex of +32 today and +34 tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, don't forget to join me at Schott's Lake for their grand re-opening. I'll be there from 10 am to 2 pm, checking out the renovations, the new menu and a whole lot more. Today is Friday which means another Flashback Friday. Today, we went back to one of the best years in country music history, 1992. That was also the year that King Ralph took the reins in Alberta. Ralph Klein succeeded Don Getty as our province's premier. The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-American team to win the World Series, besting the Atlanta Braves in six games. After almost 30 years on the air, "The Tommy Hunter Show" aired its final episode. Also in 1992, line dancing became popular again, thanks in large part to today's Flashback Friday Song of the Day. Remember this classic that topped the charts that summer? How could you forget?

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Good morning! It's a big birthday on the celebrity birthday calendar today! Today, we celebrate one of Hollywood's greatest movie stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold turns 73 today and I can safely say that he is the best action star ever. Not only that, he transitioned into comedy seamlessly and has even turned in some amazing dramatic performances. He's also left us with a lifetime of quotable films. Also, when the American Film Institute named their 100 greatest heroes and villains in movie history, The Terminator was the only character to make both lists. Here's one of Arnold's lesser known roles to make you smile today, from the underrated film "Killing Gunther", here's your chance to hear what life would have been like if Mr. Schwarzenegger had chosen country music over the movies.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Good morning! Another hot one on top for central Alberta today with temperatures in the low 30s thanks to the humidex. Hard to believe the NHL officially returned last night with some exhibition action. We got to see the Battle of Alberta with Calgary and Edmonton exchanging pleasantries. You could hardly tell this was an exhibition game though as both teams brought the physicality. We can only hope they meet up again in the playoffs because that series would be insane. Check out the highlights from last night's 4-1 Oilers win.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Good morning! The heatwave continues today as we are looking for a high of +30 and a humidex of around +32. There's plenty of ways that you can beat the heat on a day like today but why not turn to country music for the best of advice? Here's my top five ways to beat the heat in country songs.

Top 5 Tuesday: Ways To Beat The Heat 🔥

It’s a hot one out there so we look to country music for ideas to stay cool on today’s Top 5!

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Good morning! It's gonna be a hot one this week and it starts today. We're looking for a high of +28 with a humidex around +30. As a cold-weather guy, this is going to be a rough one. The Toronto Blue Jays had a bit of a rough opening weekend in Major League Baseball. After winning their opener on Friday, they dropped back-to-back games to the Rays and enter today 1-2 on the season. Now, they'll be in Washington for four games against the defending champs. The last two games will technically be home games for the Jays as their temporary home in Buffalo isn't quite ready just yet. On the country music calendar, we send happy birthday wishes out to Bobbie Gentry. She scored a huge hit with this haunting classic.

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Good morning and happy Friday to you! Not only is it Friday but for the first time all summer I can also's GAMEDAY for the Toronto Blue Jays! The Jays kick off the abbreviated 60-game season on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays. First pitch is set for 4:40 pm and will also feature the debut of the big off-season acquisition, pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. As for our Flashback Friday today, we went back to the year that was 1982. That was the year Bertha Wilson became Canada's first female Supreme Court justice, Karen Baldwin became the first Canadian to be crowned Miss Universe and Dominion Day was officially renamed Canada Day. If you were a video gamer back in '82, it was a huge year for great releases. "Dig Dug", "Ms. Pac-Man", "Pitfall" and "Q*Bert" were all released that year. 1982 also saw David Frizzell top the charts with this classic.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Good morning and welcome to a bit of a wet Thursday. We had a bit of rain last night and it looks like the wet stuff will fall again today and tomorrow before the sun comes out and we warm up next week. As for our country music calendar, today we send out happy birthday wishes to the amazing Alison Krauss. She is currently third all-time in Grammy wins with 27 and is one of the best bluegrass performers and singers in music history. Here's one of her biggest hits, a cover of a Keith Whitley classic.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Good morning! The Toronto Blue Jays returned to action for "Spring Training" yesterday, taking on the Red Sox in Boston. With an empty stadium around them, the Jays bounced back from a 6-2 deficit to win 8-6 thanks to a pair of homeruns from Derek Fisher. It's just awesome to talk about sports for a bit. For our look at the country music calendar, we look at July 22, 2001. On that day, country music lost legendary songwriter Bob Ferguson. His lengthy career featured several incredible hits, including this classic from Porter Wagoner.

Tuesday: July 21st, 2020

Good morning! Today is my wife's birthday so I just want to say a very special "Happy Birthday" to the woman who makes my life better just by being in it. Unfortunately, my Top 5 Tuesday topic for today seems rather odd considering it's my wife's birthday. Let's take a look at the Top 5 Cheating Songs!

Top 5 Tuesday: Cheating Songs

There’s more than a couple of cheating songs in country music. The Big JD does his best to whittle it down to five. Why he chose his wife’s birthday to talk about cheating is beyond me. #Timing

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Monday: July 20th, 2020

Good morning! Back at it on a Monday morning after another weekend and we've got another busy week ahead in the Town of Olds. It's Spring Clean-Up Week in town so remember, extra waste that doesn't fit into your black bin will be collected this week on your regularly scheduled pick-up day. For details, check out the Town Of Olds website. It's also a happy birthday for country legend T.G. Sheppard today. Here's a classic from TG for your Monday.