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StaceyStacey brought back a rock from Mexico, turns out it's coral.

What is there to say about Monday? Where can we go from Monday?

A big CONGRATS to Christopher Willson who won the Tom Brady jersey and the $25 gift card to Boston Pizza. Our winner was one of 20 who picked the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos to move onto the Superbowl. Willson admitted he isn't a Brady fan, but would put the jersey to good use and send it to a relative out east who is a big Patriots fan.

We asked head coach and GM of the Drumheller Dragons, Brian Curran, to tell us something no one else in town knows about him. You'll find his answer shocking.

Stacey is back from Mexico and she brought back a rock (which turned out to be coral). She's definitely Canadian.

January 21 Morning Show preview

7:20 a.m. - Dragons vs Bandits tickets to win via text

7:50 a.m. - Calum Graham tickets to giveaway!

8:10 a.m. - The Greentree Greeting

8:20 a.m. - Greeting Zone with Ace of Stace

9:40 a.m. - The Breakdown with Bob Brown

Drum Beat Feature Artist: Calum Graham

calum-grahamCalum Graham and Don Ross. Photo courtesy C.Graham.

It's an all new Feature Artist episode on Drum Beat this Sunday!

Calum Graham will share his insights and his music, plus talk about the upcoming show in Drumheller with guitar legend, Don Ross.

Graham was raised in High River. After a move out to Toronto, his musical career started to intensify, recently signing with acoustic guitar label Candy Rat Records in 2013.

He recently released a solo album called 'Phoenix Rising.' The first album off the label, titled '12:34', was a duet album with legendary guitarist, Don Ross.

“Don and I both have solo careers as acoustic guitar players, but we did collaborate for this album called '12:34' that we put out on one of the biggest acoustic guitar labels last year in July,” says Graham.

Calum plays a unique finger-style on guitar, and this style of playing is what ushered this young Canadian musician into the limelight. No pun intended, as Graham will perform later this month as part of the Lyme Light Society of Alberta fundraiser.

“I'm always looking for ways that I can tie my music with a good cause, and this is perfect for that,” says Graham.

Along with guitar great Don Ross, Graham will be at the Kaleidoscope Theatre on January 23 in Drumheller. The fundraiser is hoping to raise awareness for Lyme disease in the province. Graham says fans can expect a great mix of music at the show.

“Throughout the night we're going to do a whole bunch of duets, we're going to do some solo guitar songs, and we'll both be singing some songs as well.”

Tune into Drum Beat on 99.5 Drum FM this Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to hear Calum Graham talk about his music, his influences and hear songs off his new album.

For all you local, indie, back roads musicians out there, keep doing what you do, let the roots raw real music run deep!

Two days in One

Bob-and-BradyThey look similar don't they? Well, the jersey does.

Your Thursday and Friday blog is right here.

Thursday was almost a sports themed show with lots of talk on a couple minor hockey superstars, a new bantam Titans coach and we released info on how you can win a Tom Brady jersey (by texting in Sunday's playoff predictions to 820-4311 or posting them on the 99.5 Drum FM facebook page) courtesy of Boston Pizza.

Bob's prediction: Broncos and Seahawks
Nathan's prediction: Patriots and 49ers
Luke's prediction: Patriots and 49ers
Bryan's prediction: Patriots and Seahawks

terryandfredMayor Yemen and Fred Makowecki. Photo by Luke England.

Mayor Yemen and Fred Makowecki were in for Two Minutes on the Town.

Friday was good too! Our hot topics were the Aquaplex, a logo contest and keeping those sidewalks clean.

John Shoff was talkin' crazy on Reality Bytes Tech Talk.

January 20 Morning Show preview

7:20 a.m. - We have Dragons tickets up for grabs

7:50 a.m. - The draw for our Tom Brady jersey and a $25 gift card to Boston Pizza.

8:30 a.m. - Greeting Zone with Stacey! She's back!

9:40 a.m. - Breakdown with Bob

Gusting winds

tylerresizeTyler Eddy in studio. Photo by Luke England

This morning there was pretty much a tornado in Hanna, in the middle of January. Not really, but it was windy, really, really, windy. We're talking gusts upwards of 100km/h.

Interpretive planner at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Tyler Eddy, was in for Paleo Talk. We preview his week two Speaker Series presentation.

Grace did the St. Anthony's 'new school' segment

January 16 Morning Show preview

8:20 a.m. - The Greeting Zone

8:50 a.m. - Two Minutes on the Town with Terry Yemen and Fred Makowecki

9:40 a.m. - Breakdown with Bob


Luke's-KidsRiley and Cort in the 99.5 Drum FM studios. Photo by Luke England.

Tuesday is in the books!

Cort and Riley were our guests on the Greentree Greeting.

Adrienne is an all-pro at the Greeting Zone, here's today's special wishes.

We spent a good amount of time on sport related topics this morning. Joey Raats, a couple basketball tournaments and minor hockey scores were a few of the sporty topics.

January 15 Morning Show preview

8:10 a.m. - Grace Brost is in for St. Anthony's new segment

8:20 a.m. - Greeting Zone

9:40 a.m. - Breakdown with Bob

9:50 a..m. - Paleo Talk with Project and Interpretive Planner at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Tyler Eddy