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Pizza anyone?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

The thing that I was most excited for when I spent 24 hours at GX94 was pizza!  I knew I could order the kind of pizza I most wanted, the size I wanted and I could eat it all.  Well, that’s exactly what I did.

But how much is too much pizza? Or is there such a thing?  My body sure thinks there is.

Pizza for breakfast.


Pizza for mid-morning snack.midmorning sncak

Pizza for lunch .


and pizza for mid-afternoon snack.

Pizza was for my supper the night before and my breakfast and lunch the day after my 24 hour stint.  I don’t think that’s too much! I think it’s the right amount.

My 24 Hours at Hotel GX94

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

What do you do when you spend 24 hours at your place of employment?  You sleep in your General Manager’s office, of course.


You order in pizza.

You spend a little time feeling sorry for yourself.

You break into your boss’ office and pretend that you’re him.

and you eat all of your boss’ chocolates.









My Sleepover!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

I lost the Challenge Cup to Chris Maxwell and Danny Ismond.  What do I have to do for coming in last place?  I get to spend 24 hours at GX94.  Sunday at 4:30pm my time will start.  You know what my first thought was when I found out what I had to do, “I can get so much work done!”  How lame is that! Second thought, “I’m ordering a pizza all to myself!”  That’s a better thought.

I used to work overnights at GX, about 7 years ago, so I do know what it’s like to be in this building all night long.  This time I’ll get to wear my pjs, run around the hallways, sneak into peoples offices, and bug Nikki White and Nick at Night!  I’m actually kind of excited.

This will be my bed for that night.

Every announcer in GX history has slept on this bed at some point.  Every announcer except Danny Ismond because he’s a big baby and a big germ-a-phoebe.  I don’t care, I’ll put some sheets on it, make it up all nice, I’ll be fine.

Fun Fact for today … Drew Carey once worked in Las Vegas as a waiter.

Word of the day … esoteric (es-uh-TAIR-ik)
1a : designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone b : requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group; broadly : difficult to understand
2a : limited to a small circle b : private, confidential
3: of special, rare, or unusual interest

25 Years of Star Search

Friday, June 12th, 2015

This is the 25th Annual GX94 Star Search.  25 years of finding great talent in SK and MB.  I’m very lucky to be apart of GX94 and apart of the Star Search process.  Our Champions really do become apart of our family and it’s so wonderful getting to watch them on their music path.

For our 25th year the talent has come out and shone! We have had a lot of new contestants which we love to see and they have been from all over SK and MB.

The first night of Semi-Finals are tomorrow in Churchbridge and the second night is next Friday in Esterhazy.  Then our Finals are coming up July 4th at the Yorkton Exhibition.

One of my favourite parts is sitting back stage talking to the contestants and hearing their story.  How they found out about Star Search, how many years they have been competing and how nervous they are.  Yes, EVERYONE gets nervous before they go on stage.  Even me.

Big good luck going out to all of our Semi-Finalists and I can’t wait to see who is crowned the 2015 GX94 Star Search Champion.

It’s Camp Day!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015


Tim Horton’s Camp Day is today where your coffee proceeds go to sending kids to camp.  This is such a great cause!  There’s a lot of things I can say I’ve done because I learned them at summer camp when I was a kid.  Like water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and archery.  I don’t know where I would have learned those activities if it wasn’t for camp.

Camp Day also means talking about coffee.  I take 3 cream and 1 sugar in my coffee.  Yep, it’s pretty creamy looking, just the way I like it.

Lil from Yorkton said her’s is a little creamy too, with her Bailey’s and Kahlua added to it.  Leonard from Yorkton said he prefers a “mellow roast”.  Black coffee with some rye in it.  (I think I need to try that roast!)  My Dad and Bob from Yorkton like their coffee the same.  As Bob put it “Black, unleaded and strong as sin!”

However you take it, bottoms up for Tim Horton’s Camp Day!

Fun Fact for today … Little Red Riding Hood’s first name is Blanchette.

Word of the day … adulate (AJ-uh-layt)
:to flatter or admire excessively or slavishly

A portrait of the family patriarch, a man adulated by the public while generally feared by his family, hung above the mantle.

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!