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Tis’ The Season

Monday, May 25th, 2015

I spent 5 hours yesterday planting my flower beds and my flower pots.  It was a ton of work but I’m so glad I got it done and now I’m just crossing my fingers that I can make things grow.  The picture above I planted portulaca.  I had success with this last year so hopefully …


I love the look of geraniums and begonias so I bought some pink, white, salmon and orange ones.  This is my first time trying to make these little guys grow so again, hopefully …

And I planted hostas and hydrangeas with some impatiens.  I’ve tried planting perennials a few years ago and they did not last long.  Very sad, aren’t those things supposed to last year after year?  Yes, if you don’t kill them.  So again, hopefully …. fingers crossed … I can keep all of my lovely plants alive this year.

2015 GX94 Airwaves for Health Radiothon

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

What an amazing couple of days we had at this year’s GX94 Airwaves for Health Radiothon.  All of the money raised is going towards a new CT Scanner.

Over the two days we raised $84,224.30!  This was the second largest amount we have ever raised with the Radiothon.  Thank you to all of the GX94 listeners and businesses that made a donation.

I was able to present Ross Fisher with a cheque for $2000.00 on behalf of the GX94 Christmas Goodies cookbooks!

Fun Fact for today … one out of every 23 million people in the world are allergic to water.

Word of the day …  quidnunc (KWID-nunk)
: a person who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip : busybody

Now I Like Hockey?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

I don’t know what happened today but somehow I am now in a NHL Playoff Hockey Bracket Pool thingy and a NHL Fantasy Playoff Hockey Pool.

The bracket pool is with Danny and Chris.  Here’s who I picked for the first round of games ….

Then Benny Walchuk brought me a sheet to fill out saying they needed one more person to be in the NHL Playoff Pool at the station here.  This one I had to pick players.

I don’t know hockey!  I’ve been in football drafts for a few years now and a couple of baseball drafts so I know how a draft works.  You do some studying, you know who to pick and who could potentially get you the most points.  Hockey … I know nothing.  Have I said that yet?

This is who I picked …

Ryan Getzlof
Jonathan Toews
Steven Stamkos
Alex Ovechkin
Rick Nash
Vladimir Tarasenko
Tyler Johnson
Corey Perry
Sidney Crosby
Mike Fisher
and Nicklas Backstrom for my tiebreaker player.

Well, here goes nothing.

Just to Make You Smile

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

We were having a little fun with Danny Ismond leading up to Easter.   He loves dressing up so we got him 3 different bunny costumes and he had a wail of a time playing bunny.

bunny2Okay, it took a little coxing to get him to play along.  But he quickly started having fun.

bunny1I mean, look at how comfy that outfit must be!  Happiest Morning Show announcer ever.  He’s practically in his pjs!

bunny3This one is getting framed and hung at the GX station.

I wonder what we can get him to dress up as next?

Fun Fact for today … The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

Word of the day … anfractuous
: full of windings and intricate turnings : tortuous

Our Peeps Challenge

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

A great way to celebrate Easter is to have a Peeps Challenge!  You can try this with your family this weekend.  It’s family fun.  I challenged Danny Ismond to see how many peeps he could fit in his mouth at one time.  Here’s how he did and then how well I did.

I’m the Peeps Master!  Beat that Danny Ismond … oh wait, you can’t!

Happy Easter everyone!

Pranks Gone Wild!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

April Fools, you know something is going to happen at GX94 but this is the first year that I’ve somehow managed to be apart of a couple of pranks, one on someone else, and one on me.

Yesterday afternoon Kelsey from our Promotions Department and myself went on a road trip to Russell and Roblin.  When we got back to GX94 we went to Kelsey’s office to put some stuff away.  This is what we found …


The great part was this was at 5:30pm yesterday, so we had plenty of time to move this prank to the pranksters office.  The big pranksters at GX are Angie our General Manager, Brad our Program Director and Leslie our Office Manager.  The three of them and Kelsey, I might add have fun throughout the year pranking each other.  So we moved everything to Brad’s office …

We added a couch too.

This morning, Kelsey finds out that Brad actually had nothing to do with the prank this time.  He even took a picture of Angie and Leslie putting all of the cups of water in Kelsey’s office to prove he wasn’t apart of it.  WOOPS!  Now it’s on, Brad’s no joker when it comes to jokes.


He got me.  He got me good.  I walked right into Danny’s prank on me this morning.

It’s Toilet Paper Day!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Here’s how the mind of a radio announcer works:

Tonya’s inner voice: “I don’t have a story to chat about with Danny for our morning talk tomorrow.  What can I talk about?  I know it’s toilet paper day, and he’s pretty pumped about that.”

Light Bulb!

Tonya’s inner voice: “I can T.P. his office and film it and then film his reaction! BOOM!”

There’s so many people I’d like to thank for making this moment possible.  First I’d like to thank God … then I must thank Kelsey our Promotions director for her stellar filming work … and to our Program Director Brad Bazin for distracting Danny and then sending him to his office.  HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

And this is why radio is the best job ever!  It’s called show prep folks!

Fun Fact for today … Paris law forbids spinning tops on sidewalks … and staring at the mayor.

Word of the day … ulterior (ul-TEER-ee-er)
1a : lying farther away : more remote b : situated on the farther side
2: going beyond what is openly said or shown

I Tried Them All

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

I tried all of the home remedies this weekend that were suggested to me by GX94 listeners on Friday.

Friday night I made Terry’s Grapefruit Cough Suppressant Recipe.

4-5 grapefruits
cut into little pieces with the rind still on (DON’T PEEL)
put in pot
pour just over 2 quarts of water over top of fruit
boil for ½ an hour
let cool
strain and drink


This was really good actually.  I’ve always liked grapefruits so I didn’t even add any honey to make it less tart.  It was warm and soothed my throat.  I drank this around 10pm.

At 11pm I tried David Johnson’s home remedy …

Yup, two shots of whiskey and two glasses of water, one right after the other.  Then I went straight to bed.  Well, I sat up for a little bit because the whiskey made me feel like I was going to throw up.  But when that subsided, the booze kicked in and I felt nice and warm and tingly.  Great method, get tipsy, that will put you right to sleep.

I also rubbed my feet with Vics like Pat and Judy from Melville Beach said I should.

I slept until 5am when I woke up coughing.  For not taking any medication this was a really big deal.

You’re probably thinking that I should have tried each remedy on a separate night to see which one really works.  But I’m not going to down two shots of whiskey every night to get rid of a cough, that just wouldn’t be good for my body I don’t think.

Saturday night I tried Vanessa’s pineapple concoction.


Pineapple Cough Suppressant Recipe
1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
– 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
– 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)
– 1 Tbsp raw honey
– 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients and take 1/4 cup, 2-3 x/day and repeat recipe daily.

This was good … but it did burn as it went down from the cayenne pepper and ginger.  I felt healthy after drinking it though.  BUT it didn’t get rid of my cough.  I drank this at 10pm then watched a movie.  I coughed the entire way through the movie.

So my vote is going with Terry from Preeceville’s grapefruit drink.  I made another big pot last night and I’m going to drink it before bed every night this week.  Thanks Terry.

Fun Fact for today … 41% of women say they talk to their cars and 16% actually give them names.

Word of the day …  obstinate (AHB-stuh-nut)

1: perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion

2: not easily overcome or removed

Cough Remedies

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Every time I get a cold it will turn into a cough that lasts for at least a month after I get rid of my cold.  For the past two weeks I’ve been taking different cough medicines before bed, and they work but only for a couple of hours.  So sure enough, 3am rolls around and I’m wide awake coughing.  UGH!  It’s very frustrating.  I asked our listeners today for some home remedies and as always, they came through for me.  Here’s what was suggested …

Vanessa sent me a recipe for this pineapple concoction.  Supposedly the juice from fresh pineapples can suppress coughs five times more effectively than cough syrup.
Pineapple Cough Suppressant Recipe
1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
– 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
– 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)
– 1 Tbsp raw honey
– 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients and take 1/4 cup, 2-3 x/day and repeat recipe daily.

Terry from Preeceville called in and told me to make this:
Grapefruit Cough Suppressant Recipe
4-5 grapefruits
cut into little pieces with the rind still on (DON’T PEEL)
put in pot
pour just over 2 quarts of water over top of fruit
boil for ½ an hour
let cool
strain and drink

3 people have told me to do this, including a call today from Pat and Judy from Melville Beach:
Rub Vics on the bottom of your feet and go to bed.

And David Johnson our Production Manager said to take 2 shots of whiskey and 2 cold glasses of water one after another and then go straight to bed.

I’m going to try all of this this weekend.  I’ll let you know how it went on Monday.   Wish me luck!

Facebook Manners

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Boudoir photos, yes or no to posting them on Facebook?  These are fantastic provocative photos taken of women or men in the bedroom, usually in their underwear or in nothing, but tastefully covered with a blanket.  I think they are beautiful photos and a great gift for your “special someone” in your life.  What a hot present.

But would you post those same photos on your Facebook page?  Here’s the comments we got from our listeners.

A mixture, some saying yes, a lot saying no.

My point of view, I wouldn’t.  It scares me how many pictures people do post on Facebook.  You do realize anyone can right click, hit copy, and paste your picture to their personal computer?  Those boudoir photos, would you bring them out at a party, or a family gathering?  Maybe you would, and maybe that’s the people who feel fine about posting these on Facebook for EVERYONE to see.

It makes me think of a friend who did this, posted her engagement boudoir photos to Facebook.  I could copy and paste that photo here for you all to see right now.  Of course I won’t.  It creeps me out though, how open we are about our personal lives on social media these days, when I don’t think we are considering all of the repercussions.

Fun Fact for today … The moon is moving away from Earth at the Rate of about one-eighth inch a year.

Word of the day … controvertible (KAHN-truh-ver-tuh-bul)
capable of being disputed or opposed by reason