This morning at 7:20, Heather Mills from Little Britches stopped in to draw the names of the kids who will be competing in the most popular event on Monday, the Mutton Bustin'! Little Britches is also proud to announce that Chase Robinson, from High River has been named as the 2013 Little Miss Britches Rodeo Queen! Here is the video of the draw! Congratulations to all of this year's Mutton Busters and to Chase!
Here is the latest edition of the Nashville News! New music from Keith Urban, Kacey Moskaluke and another collaboration from Colt Ford and Gord Bamford!
ANOTHER MAJOR CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT
Jody Seeley will be back in tomorrow morning, and she's got another MAJOR concert announcement for you! Be listening tomorrow morning to find out who!
SUNSHINE PATROL BACK ON THE ROAD
Don't forget the Sunshine Patrol is back on the road this weekend! Look for us in the Little Britches Parade on Monday! We'll be handing out some Ice Breakers Frost, perfectly powerful mints! Check the Summer Events Calender for more upcoming events the Sunshine Patrol will be attending, and don't forget the blog for pictures after!
Written by Mark Dawes
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:15
A DIFFERENT KIND OF WELLNESS WEDNESDAY... AND DUCT TAPE.
Wellness can be attained in different ways. We've mainly been focusing on physical wellness, but mental wellness is important as well. It's said that "laughter is the best medicine" and although it may not be the "best", laughter is a way to relieve stress, return balance to the mind and body and can even boost your immunity! This is where the duct tape comes in! Charlie Brown had a chance yesterday to catch up with Rick Green. Rick is one of the creators behind the Canadian cult comedy, Red Green! You've even seen him on the show many times as the bumbling "Bill"! You can laugh along with Rick as he shows his unique humour and chats about ADD/ADHD tonight in a show for the CanLearn Society, at 7:00 at the Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blve SE. To register for the show visit the link.
If you missed it at 7:20, here is Charlie's interview with Rick.
FAMILY COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Amanda Pawlitzki from FCSS will be joining me in the studio after 8:30 to chat about the now cancelled upcoming FCSS BBQ/Bonfire at Rotary Park that was going to be on Saturday. It's been cancelled due to the weather. We'll find out what will be going on instead! Follow the link to the FCSS website for more information and contacts.
Coming up tomorrow during the Morning Show, Heather Mills of the Little Britches Rodeo will be stopping by to draw the names of the kids who will be participating in this year's Mutton Bustin' event! We'll be shooting some video of the draw, and you'll be able to catch it here! Don't forget the Sunshine Patrol will be back out this weekend! Look for the cruiser in the Little Britches Parade on Monday! To see the parade route, click on the link!
It's Tuesday, so that means it's time for new music from your favourite artists, and double-shots as well! Listen for new music from Keith Urban and Kacey Musgraves!
SUNSHINE PATROL BACK ON THE ROAD
Don't forget the Sunshine Patrol is back on the road this weekend! Look for us in the Little Britches Parade on Monday! Check the Sumer Events Calender for upcoming events, and the blog for pictures!
MAJOR CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT COMING
Coming up on Friday we've got ANOTHER major concert announcement!
BACK ON TERRA FIRMA
Our 2013 Calgary Stampede Parade Marshall is back on solid ground after his Russian Soyuz capsule successfully descended from the International Space Station and landed in Kazakhstan last night. Sometime in the near future, Chris plans on heading to his family's cottage in Ontario to unwind, and then we'll see him for the Parade!
NHL PLAYOFFS ROUND 2
The elite eight in the NHL has been established with the conclusion of 2 series last night. Unfortunately for the Leafs, it all crumbled in 9 minutes. They held a 3 goal lead late in the 3rd and allowed the Bruins to score 3 goals, the final 2 in the last 82 seconds, to tie the game and force overtime. Boston's Patrice Bergeron put the game away just past 6 minutes into overtime. That leaves the Ottawa Senators as the remaining Canadian team in the playoffs. The NY Rangers also took out the Capitals cleanly with a big 5-0 win in their game seven. Bring on round 2! Starts tonight!
Our rodeo reporter Mike Labelle checked in at 7:45 to tell us what went down over the weekend! We found out what happened at the Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo and with our local favourites! Brought to you by Floors First in Vulcan and Rocky Mountain Equipment in High River! If you missed it, here it is!
Check out some video from the Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo over the weekend of Mike Kelts' winning saddle bronc ride!
In the 8 o'clock hour, I'll be visited by Deborah from Foothills SNAPS, the Special Needs Association for Parents and Siblings. We'll chat about SNAPS and their upcoming walkathon! For ore info on Foothills SNAPS click the links.
Charlie Brown caught up with Michelle from High River Gift of Music to chat about their last show of the concert series! If you missed it at 6:20, here is the interview!
PARADE MARSHALL COMING BACK TO EARTH
The International Space Station Commander, Chris Hadfield will be returning to earth tonight! We wish safe travels to our Stampede Parade Marshall as he will descend from orbit into Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz capsule. Check out this AWESOME video Chris did before leaving! It's pretty much the coolest thing ever done in space, and something I think we all could have wished we could do!
Later on this week we've got ANOTHER major concert announcement! Keep listening to find out how you can beat the box office!
EXTREME WILDFIRE CONDITIONS
The province has issued an extreme wildfire warning as 2 communities in central Alberta have been evacuated after being threatened by fire. Please be extremely careful if you're driving off road, hot spots under your vehicle can cause dry grass to ignite, and if you smoke make sure your cigarettes are extinguished properly, and DON'T flick them out the window of the car!
Saturday Night was the annual Hope & Healing Gala for the Rowan House Emergency Shelter. The Highwood Memorial Centre was transformed into a beautiful and elegant room.
The place quickly filled with many dignitaries from the Foothills along with the Calgary Stampede Royalty and of course supporters of this most amazing facility.
They played a great video to give everyone a peak into what the new facility, which has been open for 10 months now, looks like and it was concluded with a tearful message from Mr and Mrs Sands from Okotoks who lost their daughter to domestic violence this past year.
Premliniary numbers from the event see funds raised in the $70,000!
Rowan House Gala Chairs, Sherrie Botten and Ally Cramm
These ladies, along with many other vounteers put on another enjoyable event for all who came. Our local news section of High River Online will have a full update with Rowan House on Monday. Thanks to all who came out on Saturday Night!
Stephanie Hopf from High River Online News and I got to get dressed up and have some fun! Thanks to Lori Loree of Loree Photography for taking this awesome picture of us radio girls!
The Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo kicked off last night! Our Rodeo Reporter Mike Labelle will be calling with your rodeo report filling us in on what happened last night, and getting you teed up for tonight and tomorrow! Brought to you by Floors First in Vulcan and Rocky Mountain Equipment in High River! Listen for Mike at 7:45! For more info and to get tickets to the rodeo, click on the link!
Today is your last chance to get in your stories for our "I'm Sorry Mum" Mother's Day contest! Get those stories in before 5:15 today to qualify! Tyson Fedor will have the Grand Prize draw coming up this afternoon during the Drive Home Show. The lucky winner is taking home a $100 gift certificate from both The Gift & Dollar Store in Nanton and Timothy Fred's or T-Fred's Too! Call 403-652-4997 to get your stories in!
FAMILY & COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
At around 8:30 I'll be joined in the studio by Amanda from FCSS! To get more informatin on FCSS and what they do, click on the link below.
It's been announced that after launching into space, Commander Chris Hadfield will be launching the 2013 Calgary Stampede as this year's parade Marshall! It's not the first time Chris has lead the parade, doing so back in 2001.
Here is this week's edition of the Nashville News! Lady A, Airdrie native Quentin Reddy and more!
National Nurse's Week ends on Sunday, and if you haven't already it's time to say "thank you" to the nurses in your life. These are the front line workers, the people you first deal with and will see the most when you visit the doctor or a hospital... And they do many other jobs as well! Whether it's someone in your family, a friend or even someone you just met, take the time to say "thanks" to these wonderful folks. For more info on National Nurses Week, click on the link.
Coming up on Saturday will be the 11th Annual High River - Okotoks Friendship Run! Joining me at 7 this morning will be Bruce Campbell to chat about the run! Click on the link below for more information.
The Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo kicks off tonight! Our Rodeo Reporter Mike Labelle will be calling with a bonus Rodeo Report this week! He's going to let us know what to expect tonight, and then tomorow we'll chat again to get some of the results from tonight! For more info and to get tickets to the rodeo, click on the link!
Mother's Day is on the way! Now instead of the usual stories about how good your Mum is, we thought we'd give it a little different twist this year. We want to know what you're sorry for doing to your Mum! I'll give you an example: I once hit my Mum in the face (I was messing around, but it was an accident) with a putter while playing mini golf! Give us a call, we'll record your apology, and then get your Mum to listen at 7:15, 12:15, or 5:15 cause we'll be playing them! All apologies will be entered into a draw for our Mother's Day grand Prize! $100 gift certificates to each of The Western Gift & Dollar Store in Nanton, and Timothy Fred's or T-Fred's Too! Call in with your stories anytime this morning! If you leave a message, include your apology, and your name and phone number so we can contact you! 403-652-4997
THE NASHVILLE NEWS
Coming up at 7:45ish this morning will be this week's edition of the Nashville News! New music from Lady Antebellum, Beverley Mahood, Airdrie native Quentin Reddy and more! Brought to you by Chinook Credit Union, with 13 locations in southern Alberta.
Written by Stephanie Hopf
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:07
The McDonalds in High River is THE place to be today! It is McHappy Day! That means a lot of money being raised for Ronald McDonald House and local charities in the Foothills. Charlie Brown from AM 1140's Morning Show was on hand bright and early this morning slinging hashbrowns, along with bright eyed, and bushy tailed, Sean Emmett from the SunCountry News Team.
During the lunch rush, myself, Stephanie Hopf, along with our awesome Drive Home Show Dude, Mark Dawes, were out to pour coffee, man the drive-tru and get folks to pony up a buck for a boot. Not a litteral boot just one to stick on the wall!
We also were honored to have country music recording artist, Jamie Stever, to treat everyone to some great country tunes. Check out www.jamiestever.com !
As always High Riverites are out supporting McHappy and being treated to some tasty samples too!
McHappy Day runs all day today and we look forward to letting you know just how much was raised over the day to support such an amazing thing as Ronald McDonald House.
Written by Mark Dawes
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 14:02
Today on the Drive Home Show...
Today is McHappy Day! Stephanie Hopf and I were hanging out at the McDonald's here in High River from 11-1! We were joined by country artist Jamie Stever and he played for about an hour and a half! The HR Fire Department was there, along with the Mayor and representatives from Ronald McDonald House! It was a rockin' good time, and special thanks to Jamie for playing! Jamie stopped by the studio, and chatted about his latest single, No One's Stronger Than A Mother, and how he has partnered that song with MADD Canada! That interview is coming up in the 4 o'clock hour!
Jamie and Mark
You can get our copy of Jamie's new single, No One's Stronger Than A Mother at the link to Jamie's website! You can also get an autographed copy of the new album, Pretty Good Start, through MADD Canada's web site!
Starting on Thursday is the Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo, and this afternoon is your last chance to win a pair of tickets to the Thursday events! Listen during the 5 o'clock hour for the rodeo cue to call! When you hear it, call in to win a pair of tickets! Third caller through will get them! 403-652-4997
Follow the link below for more information on the rodeo!
Last night was the video release party for Bobby Wills latest single, If It Was That Easy! It was a great time, with Bobby and his band playing for about an hour and the release of the new video! It was great to see the support from other local artists! Wildflower, Scott Skirving and Alee just to name a few! It's not up yet, but keep an eye on Bobby's website for the video!
Wildflower's Dean and Jennie with Alee
Bobby Wills with Mark
Tonight at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex is the CNWA Wrestling Event! The doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7! Don't forget local Jason Booker will be wrestling! Get out tonight and catch a great wrasslin' show!
Tomorrow at the MacEwan Conference and Event Centre in Calgary will be the auditions for YTV's The Next Star! I had a chance to talk to Tara Oram, one of the judges of the show, about the auditions coming up tomorrow! If you missed it this afternoon, the interview is posted below! If you'd like the list of songs, or any other information about tomorrow's auditions, visit the link!
Starting on Thursday is the Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo. I've got another pair of tickets to give away to the Thursday events! Listen during the 5 o'clock hour for the rodeo cue to call! When you hear it, call in to win a pair of tickets! Third caller through will get them! 403-652-4997
Follow the link below for more information on the rodeo!
Mother's Day is on the way! Now instead of the usual stories about how good your Mum is, we thought we'd give it a little different twist this year. We want to know what you're sorry for doing to your Mum! I'll give you an example: I once hit my Mum in the face (I was messing around, but it was an accident) with a putter while playing mini golf! Give us a call, we'll record your apology, and then get your Mum to listen at 7:15, 12:15, or 5:15 cause we'll be playing them! All apologies will be entered into a draw for our Mother's Day grand Prize! $100 gift certificates to each of The Western Gift & Dollar Store in Nanton, and Timothy Fred's or T-Fred's Too! Call in with your stories anytime this afternoon! If you leave a message, include your apology, and your name and phone number so we can contact you! 403-652-4997
TWO-FOR NEW MUSIC TUESDAY!
On top of all of that, it's a new music/Two-for Tuesday! That means we'll have some new music, and double-shots of our favourites throughout the afternoon!
TOMORROW IS MCHAPPY DAY!
Don't forget that tomorrow is McHappy Day! Join Sun Country tomorrow between 11 & 1 as we'll be hanging out and helping out! We'll also have special guest Jamie Stever joining us! He'll be entertaining us and you with some great tunes! Stop in and help out! For more info on McHappy Day, click the link!
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