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Morning Show at the Coal Mine

coal-mine(left to right) Dara, Bob Moffat, Luke, and Jay Russell.

Luke and I headed out to the Atlas Coal Mine today (July 18).

When we arrived, they told us to "dress the part" and handed us some coveralls (the result can be seen in the picture above).

Bob Moffat, who has first hand experience down in the mine, took us on a tour. He gave us some background knowledge and had some neat info.

One of the neatest things I found is when Bob told us to turn out our lights in the mine. The darkness in the mines is so absolute, that our eyes wouldn't adjust, we stood in the dark for a few minutes, and I couldn't see my hand after two minutes any better than I could when we shut the lights off.

Bob told us some stories, and then sent us ahead to the top of the tipple. As we pushed through the curtain to the end of the tunnel Jenn Balderston (from the Atlas Coal Mine) scared Luke and he screamed.

We went and took the train tour next and Luke drove the train. He did pretty well actually.


Luke introduced a train tour as well, telling some guests about how the different machines worked (he had no idea about any of them). He improved pretty well through I'll give him that. Maybe a 7/10 for how well he did.

I learned a lot at the coal mine today and really enjoyed myself. Thanks Luke for letting me tag along on the morning show and thanks to our amazing hosts at the coal mine for having Drum FM out there!

Talk to you soon!


Thursday, I'm with it

FreudNathan Schmidt (front). Photo by Morris Ertman.

Nathan Schmidt was the co-host this morning from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Schmidt plays Sigmund Freud in Rosebud Theatre's newest performance 'Freud's Last Session.' Listen in as we randomy talk board games, working with Morris Ertman and summer in Rosebud.

Two Minutes on the Town was all about Tough Mudder.

July 18 Morning Show Preview

7:50 a.m. - Transformers tickets (Napier Theatre) to win


8:50 a.m. - Reality Bytes Tech Talk with John Shoff

9:00 a.m. - noon - Live from the Atlas Coal Mine

Weenie Adventures at the Dinosaur

photo-3Photo by Luke England.

Chase's Little Weenie Adventure was down at the World's Largest Dinosaur today (July 17)!

Chase brought down his portable barbeque, and we cooked up some hot dogs.  There was a brief intermission when we ran out of dogs, but we sent Luke down to grab some more.

We had about 180 hot dogs and they were gone in just over an hour!

There was tourists and locals alike enjoying free lunch at the dinosaur.  Stay tuned to hear where the next weenie adventure will take us!

See ya soon!

-Chase and Dara

Take me to the River, Put me in the Water

tube11River selfie!

It was a sweaty, sticky and super hot Drumheller day! Just the way we like it! 36C was our high today (July 17)!

In our beautifully air conditioned Drum FM studios this morning we had Chris Curtis in from Travel Drumheller. We talk about, well, travellers to Drumheller and how you can make some money with your special talent.

Did Steven Speilberg kill a triceratops? Would Dr. Francois Therrien of the Royal Tyrrell Museum remember to give a shout-out to a couple local dinosaur fossil finders? Find out on Paleo Talk.

Oh and I was also part of Nathan's afternoon show as we tubed down the Red Deer River. We started just past the Orkney turnoff and made it to the Midland Bridge during the show (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). Needless to say, we were a little burnt and burnt out after our adventure.

July 17 Morning Show preview

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Nathan Schmidt from Freud's Last Session co-hosts

8:20 a.m. - Greeting Zone

8:40 a.m. - Two Minutes on the Town 

9:40 a.m. - Breakdown with Bob

Morning show inside tip: Chase will be giving away FREE hot dogs tomorrow at the World's Largest Dinosaur from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until we run out.

- Luke

Gone Fishin' on the Drive Home Show

drivefishPhoto from Drum FM.

It was a fishy kind of Drive Home Show on Wednesday July 16, 2014. Read more...