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Friday, March 27th, 2020

Good morning and welcome to your Friday! Another weekend is upon us and if you're looking to order in for a change of pace, remember to check out our "What's Open In Olds" page for the updated list of restaurants in town and their hours during this COVID-19 pandemic. As for our Flashback Friday today, we took a trip back to 1960. That was the year Loretta Lynn signed her first record deal, Gordie Howe passed Maurice Richard to become the NHL's all-time leading scorer and 7-year-old Roger Woodward made headlines by becoming the first person to accidentally go over Horseshoe Falls, the Canadian part of Niagara Falls, and survive. On March 27th, 1960, "Gentleman" Jim Reeves held the top spot on the country charts with this classic.

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Good morning! Well, today was meant to be Opening Day for Major League Baseball. Unfortunately, like all other sports, MLB is on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, they've decided to air some classic games on their platforms, giving each team one memorable game to air. The Blue Jays game will be the epic that was Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS between the Jays and Rangers. If you don't remember, that was the game that saw Jose Bautista's incredible go-ahead homerun and the tremendous bat-flip that followed. As for today, the Olds Regional Exhibition Events Calendar features this message from the ORE.

ORE Events Calendar

A message from the Olds Regional Exhibition

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Good morning! Well, it's my birthday today. It's not just me though. Happy birthday wishes also going out to my Dad in Manitoba who loves reminding me that I was the most expensive birthday present he ever received. It's also a happy 27th to our former CKfm morning news anchor, Chantal Wagner, who now rocks the TV world in Medicine Hat. In the country world, it's a happy birthday to one of the best going right now, Meghan Patrick. Meghan and I are both turning 33 today so in honour of the birthday girl, here's one of my favourites from her.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Good morning! Well, it was horrible news over the weekend when we found out that country music legend, Kenny Rogers, had passed away at the age of 81. He's someone who so many felt connected to through his music because he did so much. From his start in the 50's to folk groups, rock, country, pop and Christmas albums, Kenny seemed to do it all and do it all incredibly well. Here's my look back at his career and my Top 5 Kenny Rogers songs.

Top 5 Tuesday: Kenny Rogers Songs

Today, we celebrate the legend that is Kenny Rogers.

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Good morning and welcome to your Monday! Not only is it Monday, it's a big day around our studios. Our own program director, the legendary Cory Noel, celebrates the big 4-0 today! Make sure you send in your happy birthdays on our Big Rack Rentals Text Line at 403-556-2206. As for the rest of the country music world, it's been a rough few days after the passing of Kenny Rogers over the weekend. Starting off in the The First Edition, Kenny would embark on a solo country career and find his greatest success in the country music world. He also brought us some of the best duets of all-time with fellow legend, Dolly Parton. While we say goodbye to Kenny, we are thankful that he left us with a plethora of amazing hits, including this classic. The Gambler has left the table. RIP, Kenny.

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Good morning and welcome to your Friday! For our Flashback Friday segment, we went back to the year that was 1950. What was happening in 1950? That was the year that saw the Grand Ole Opry televised for the first time. Here in Canada, we had our first non-stop Trans-Canada flight take place. The very first charge card, a Diner's Club card, was used in New York City. "Crusader Rabbit" became the first ever cartoon on television and "Peanuts" debuted in newspapers across North America. That year also saw a Canadian dominate the country music charts when Hank Snow took this song to #1 for 21 weeks!

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Good morning! Well, with less and less events happening every day, there is less and less to talk about. When your whole job is talking about things, that tends to make it a bit difficult. So today, I'm just going to talk about something I find incredibly interesting...Wyatt Earp. The legendary Old West lawman was born on this day in 1848 and lived one of the most incredible lives I've ever heard of. While he may be best remembered for his part in the Gunfight At The OK Corral, there is so much more to the story and the legend of Wyatt Earp. For his most famous act though, here's a great clip from the show "Gunslingers" including comments from another March birthday boy and someone who played Wyatt in "Tombstone", the legendary Kurt Russell.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Good morning! Another day in the coronavirus world we live in now means more measures taken by the government of Alberta. A state of emergency has been declared in the province meaning all events over 50 people are to be cancelled. Also, rec centres, casinos, bingo halls, bars and theatres are closed. Sit-down restaurants may remain open but at lower capacity. There is some good news today though as we wish a happy birthday to country music legend Charley Pride. Here's a great clip of Charley singing one of his biggest hits on Marty Stuart's show!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Things may not feel that celebratory right now but it's important in times like these to try and smile. A positive attitude can go a long way to helping your mental health. In that vein, here's a look at today's Top 5 Tuesday where we count down my top five country songs with a twist ending.

Top 5 Tuesday: Country Songs With A Twist Ending

Which song had a twist that made it a memorable one for you?

Posted by 96.5 CKFM - All Hit Country on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Good morning! The news just keeps coming when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the weekend, the government of Alberta announced that schools throughout the province would be cancelled. That's all K-12 classes across Alberta, cancelled. That joins a long list of events and services being cancelled due to the pandemic. We will keep you up to date on cancellations throughout the day as we receive them so make sure you're staying tuned to 96.5 CKfm and our social media.

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