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Back to School!

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

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Unless you’re in BC, you or your kids are back to school today. If you don’t have kids, well school zones will be a big concern for you this morning. Remember that from 730-430 every weekday the speed limit will be 30km/hr in school zones.

Now RCMP are hoping we get the message a little quicker than we did last year after nearly 900 school zone violations were handed out in September alone. I am throwing out the challenge that we reduce that to half (which is still unacceptable but, baby steps) Also have a look at cross walks and busses.

Have a wonderful day back to school! Also, we are having a little contest this week for parents who pack awesome lunches… you could win God Save the Queen tickets. Details on the air with Shawna (in for Kevin this week) and Cliff

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What you need to know for the long weekend

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

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1. Patio Party tonight @ the Shark Club. Someone will win a hot tub from Beachcomber plus other sick prizes from S3 and Shark Club
2. BE CAREFUL enjoying the outdoors. Wildfire hazard is VERY high and the last thing you want is to have uncle jim bent over some wood pouring jet fuel trying to get things started
3. We have some Monster Truck tickets to give away this morning (if you can find something to read in your monster truck voice)
4. Also, a gift card to Tommy Guns with ‘Tough Guy Trivia’
5. If you don’t have this number you can’t really win squat, ever, so, 780 539 9797

Have a wonderful, safe long weekend. School Zones are back in effect starting Tuesday (over 500 tickets were handed out last year in the first two weeks- let’s try and not do that again)

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The greatest riffs

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

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We’re talking the real thing here… those guitar riffs that capture your heart and make you loyal to a band or a song without a second thought.

BBC 2 recently did a massive poll asking what the greatest guitar riffs of all time were… the winner? Led Zeppelin. Page was pretty stoked to win the title saying:

“I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive … there was this intent to have this riff and the movement of it, so it was menacing as well as quite sort of caressing.”

Here is the rest of the list…love #2

Top 10 Guitar Riffs Of All Time

01 – Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
02 – Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
03 – Back In Black – AC/DC
04 – Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
05 – Layla – Derek And The Dominoes
06 – How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
07 – Down Down – Status Quo
08 – Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
09 – You Really Got Me – The Kinks
10 – Money – Pink Floyd

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Rogers & Shaw team up to launch new subscription-video service

Posted on by joel.smith

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Cable-and-internet giants Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are partnering to launch a new streaming-video service, set to debut in November.

The subscription on-demand service — called shomi — will feature 14,000 episodes and titles, 11,000 hours of TV shows and more than 1,000 movies. Users will be able to access the service on a computer, tablet, mobile device, Xbox 360 and cable set top boxes.

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Dark roast

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

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Yes it looks like Tim Horton’s and Burger King are going to merge, making it the third biggest fast food franchise in the world. Don’t worry, it looks like Burger King will be moving to Canada (tax saving purposes)

Have you tried the new dark roast at Tims? It’s really good. So is this promo commercial:

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Monster X Tour

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

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September 5th and 6th the Monster X Tour is coming to Evergreen Park @Gordon Badger Stadium!!

Some of the biggest, baddest, loudest, wildest trucks will be here, and we want you to be there too! So every day this week you’ll have a chance to win tickets in the morning with Kevin and Cliff and on the drive with Peyton.

For our show, well, we will reveal just HOW we are going to get you to play along, but that’s half the fun! Be listening, and have our number ready (780 539 9797)

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Kids.

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

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Main topic today is why kids are the way they are… for example, how old is too old to live at home?(health reasons aside)

Also doesn’t it seem like there are a lot of 20 year olds that don’t have their drivers license yet?

According to listeners- unless you’re in school, it’s time to rent up or get your own place. As far as driving goes… well there aren’t any excuses; hit the pavement!

Your opinion matters to us, so give it: 780 539 9797

Have an excellent weekend!

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He challenges some pretty cool people

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

Yup, Dave is fun as always.

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Internet firsts

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

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I came across a website that had a bunch of internet firsts on it.

I found it hilarious to find out that the first thing ever sold on EBay was a broken laser pointer… sold in 1995 to a guy who collected broken laser pointers, lol. He bought it for 1995.

Which got me thinking about what the first thing I bought on the internet… I’m pretty sure it was a way too expensive hockey picture, or shirt I couldn’t find in Canada. I actually haven’t had any problems ordering things online… even tho there are some that swear they never would.

What’s the first thing you bought on the internet? Have you had any problems? We’d love to hear them: 780 539 9797

Also, we are giving away Sonic Boom tickets this morning… if you hear the back to school bell at any point, call us, if you’re #7 consider them yours.

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The good ol Summer days

Posted on by Cliff Kriz

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Remember when that old tin screen door used to clip the back of your heel when coming inside for a freezie? Maybe not the best memory in itself, but there are certain things you likely miss about Summer. We want to hear about them this morning, as we enjoy the last few weeks. 780 539 9797.

Also, because the season is winding down and back to school schedules start September 2nd, Kevin and I want to see you enjoy one last hurrah in Edmonton, at Sonic Boom. This week we are giving you tickets… we will play a back to school bell during the morning show 530a-10a, when you hear that bell, and are the 7th caller thru, you will get a pair of tickets to see Jack White at Sonic Boom (get more info and tickets here) September long weekend.

Also we’ll be giving hints as to when we will play the bell on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so make sure to follow us!

Have a great week!

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