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Leanne Pearson and Brent "Brenster" McAfey!

It was a busy morning in the AM 1140 studio Tuesday!

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First, we were joined by Winnepeg's Leanne Pearson, who's on a radio tour promoting her new single "Tuned Into You"

Check out her brand new video for it!

Click below to hear the interview with Leanne Pearson!

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Make sure you check out Leanne's music on her website!

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We were also joined by Brent McAthey, or Brenster, a Calgary native who now lives and performs in Mazatlan, Mexico!

Brent was in to promote the 2014-2015 Country in Mazatlan Concert Series!

Learn all about it here!

Click below for the inverview with Brent!

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Musings from the Morning on Summer Vacation

Tomorrow I will embark on two weeks of vacation.

The summer vacation for my Mom, Dad and siblings

was always a treat.  We looked forward to it all

summer.  Then like it was a dream it was complete

and I was back in school.  I remember the summer

of 1972.  My family and I were at the cottage and listened

to Foster Hewitt calling the "Summit Series".  Team Canada

started out quick and then ended up losing in Montreal

that first game 7-3!  Ouch, that didn't make 72 a great

summer vacation but the early fall turned out well

thanks to Paul Henderson and his team mates.

This is where I spent the last two weeks of August

in Restoule Ontario.  Enjoy your August, see you

August 12th on the radio.  (not sure if that's

possible but you know what I mean right ?)

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What an airshow, thanks to Al and Dynamic

Photography we have the  story

in pictures at

http://www.highriveronline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26765&Itemid=344!

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Today is Airshow day in High River, the men and women

that have come to our town for this event are members

of our Airforce, private pilots and their families.  Enjoy

the Snowbirds, Skyhawks and all of the awesome

entertainment.  We're coming back High River!!

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It's a busy weekend in High River and area with

the great wagon races back in High River for

their part in Guy Weadick days.  Jason leads

after night one with Mark Sutherland in 5th

and Jordie Fike in 22nd.

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Little New York Daze goes in Longview with a slo-pitch

tourney starting today.  Slack for rodeo starts at

12 noon today with a performance later today.

Tomorrow and Sunday perf's go at 1 o'clock

You can take in rodeo in the afternoon and the

chucks at 7 in High River.  Little New York

Daze goes through Sunday in Longview.

 

The Bar U is home to "The Round up of Memories"

Sunday 10-5pm.  The Bar U comes to life with

a ranching way of life in song and poetry around

the camp fire!  This day is fun for the whole family.

 

The Foothills SNAPS "Poker Rally" fundraiser starts

with a pancake breakfast at the High River Legion

tomorrow at 9am.  Join the ride at 1pm for $40.00

per rider and $25.00 per passenger.  The winning

hand will take away a TV!  The Legion hosts games

and fun for the kids from Noon till 4pm as a part of

the SNAPS event.  Drop in, make a donation and

have some fun.  Details at www.foothillssnaps.org

Have a great weekend in the Country!!!!

 

Charlie

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Life is a lesson is it not?  This past Monday I

was the proud owner of a summer cold that

worked it's way in to my lungs.  I do not like

colds or for that matter being sick.  The honey,

cinnamon, lemon green tea mixture seemed to

sooth my throat.  Thanks to Buckleys' along

with tons of water I may have worked it out.

As "radio announcer" is my job title I do not want

colds to be a part of my life or my listeners.

"Stay Healthy" this summer, not like this guy! 

 

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The Chucks are back in town tonight through Sunday,

enjoy the show and cheer on your favorite driver.  In

association with the chucks a Stampede BBQ goes at

Rotary Park Saturday from 11-2pm.  Enjoy your

friends and family with the FREE  lunch as a bonus.

 

Our friends in Longview are revved up for The

Little New York Days.  LNYD gives residents of

Longview the chance to get out with their families

and mingle with members of the community. Activities

include a pancake breakfast, face painting, a parade,

a petting zoo, mutton busting, a horse show, a farmers

market, live music and a beer garden.

 

Enjoy your Thursday

 

Charlie

 

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Garth Brooks announced this week he will come out of

retirement with a world tour this year.  All of the details

are at garthbrooks.com

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The Calgary Stampede is at Day 8 today. It was sad to see

Jordie Fike crush a barrel last night at The Rangeland Derby,

he was my favorite along with Jason going in.  They of

course are both local cowboys!  Speaking of local cowboys,

Tommy Glass had a great honour bestowed on him this week

and the details are available at highriveronline.com

 

Have a great wrap up to Stampede.  For those Stampeded

out the Vulcan Trek Centre is home to Stargazing tonight

at 7:30pm.  The best apart of Stargazing is that it is FREE!

The George Traditional House in Okotoks celebrates their

5th Annual Charity Fundraiser tomorrow in Okotoks.  The 

proceeds from the event go to The Foothills Country

Hospice Society.  The kids would love to head to The

Museum of The Highwood tomorrow for "Family Fun Day"

from 1 till 3pm. 

 

Have a safe and happy weekend and enjoy your family!

 

Charlie

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Just a note to say thanks to those friends of AM 1140 that

joined us for our opening a couple of Thursdays ago.  I really

enjoyed visiting with dignitaries and listeners of AM 1140

that joined us that day to say hello.  The kind words and

good wishes from those that dropped by were humbling

and appreciated.  Just after that day I took a few personal

days to see my daughter graduate with the Class of 2014

at Highwood High School.  Way to go Maddie!!!!!!!

(photo courtesy Sean Emmett)

Photo: Our baby is a grad!!

Our family was also fortunate enough to have Mom visit for

Maddies Grad along with the Canada Day celebrations. 

Our whole family volunteered for The Servus Credit Union

Canada Day Half Marathon for the great people of A.I.M.

Although I had time off this past few days it was busy,

BUT is that not the best way to be.

(Me, Moma Brown (Ameloot) and The Graduate)

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Have a great Stampede week!

Charlie

Canada Day Goes Off With A Bang

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It was a Canada Day to remember for the Okotoks Dawgs and their fans.

Dawgs Canada Day 1Fans were packed into Seaman Stadium like sardines, truly a sight to see!

Further proving why Dawgs fans are the best in baseball, they packed Seaman Stadium Tuesday night, setting a new Dawgs record with nearly 4700 in attendance.

The team rewarded the fans with a big 8-3 win over the MelVille Millionaires, the defending WMBL champs!

The Okotoks Dawgs really are one of the classiest organizations around, and they showed that in a big way during and after the game.

Dawgs Canada Day 2Most of the 4700 fans stayed up way past their bedtime to catch the firework show after the game!

Always putting the fans first, they put it all out for Canada Day, and ended it all with a dazzling firework display, as seen in the video below.

Musings from the morning

Mike started the "Rodeo 101" fun today with the story of

Roughstock.  Donna Tillman of Cayley correctly answered the

Rodeo 101 question today for a Stampede Experience.  Thanks

to the Calgary Stampede, Donna will be off to a July 9th

Stampede Experience with tickets to the infield during

the afternoon Rodeo and back that night for the wagons

and stage show!  Tomorrow, another Rodeo 101 feature

from Mike Labelle and tickets up for grabs to the

Ultimate Stampede Experience with AM 1140!!

 

Photo: We are at Hirsche Fraser Meats until 1pm today ! Tons of deals and a BBQ! Come check it out !

Grant and the gang invited us out to celebrate the ONE DAY

SALE on Saturday.  People got great deals and I got to hang

with our Sunshine Patrol Hostess with the most Megan!  Have

you tried the Jolly Rancher suckers she has to give away?

Amazing, that is all!

Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie