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Steps to avoid spreading the flu

from wikipedia

The flu is starting to circulate around here, people are dropping like flies.

The radio station is taking steps to avoid spreading the flu, as a matter of fact we are taking five steps to avoid spreading the flu.

#5. Surgical masks, rubbing alcohol and Swiffers are now available at the reception desk for all visiting guests.

#4. Not only washing our own hands, but now the Traffic Dept. will wash all visitors and guests hands as well.

#3. Instead of the DJ’s shaking hands with guests and visitors we now just wave and nervously smile from the other side of the protective glass.

#2. “Staying home when you don’t feel well” has been replaced with “coming to work and working, but keeping to yourself and not touching anyone else’s stuff”.

#1. Each DJ will now be issued their own 20 pack of Tim Bits instead of the usual communal 900 pack that they usually just dump in the hall.

#1a. The breaktime ritual of all the DJ’s passing around one juice box and taking a sip has been replaced by group visits to the 2nd floor fountain.

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Mike's top five advertisements you might hear on the CBC

The CBC has decided to start running radio advertisements on CBC Radio-2. They think they can make 50-million dollars!

CBC Radio adsWhat? You can make money by running ads on a radio station?! Hmmm, that might just be crazy enough to work.

Mike’s top five advertisements you might hear on the CBC

#5. Fair-trade caffeine free, half-calf double-decaf chai latte mix.

#4. No-Doz.

#3. A ridiculous commercial featuring random CBC radio DJ’s dancing and lip syncing to Maroon Five’s Moves Like Jagger.

#2. Jian Ghomeshi’s new book. “I’m Just Me, Which is Better Than You”.

#1. The Fiddling East Coast Comedians Live at Budokann box set.

Any others? Comment here…

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Reasons for not getting rid of Mike's top five

Dear Mike & Lisa,

Just to let you know that the top 5 thing seriously doesn’t work. It is the reason all my colleagues and myself cannot listen to the river in the morning. Just some constructive criticism do what you may with it. Get rid of it if you are after listeners.

Thank you, Jason

Mike’s top five reasons for not getting rid of Mike’s top five.

#5. It would create an opportunity for an even more “tough to listen to” top 6 or top 7 list or God forbid a top 10 list.

#4. The void created between 7:10 and 7:12 every morning might cause people to nod off and go back to sleep making them late for work.

#3. What? And admit we were wrong about the whole “Mike’s top five will make us number one”, that we told Jim Pattison back in the 90’s.

#2. It’s hard to appreciate really good humor, unless you have something to compare it to.

#1. Without a daily counting backwards exercise DJ’s lose their counting backwards abilities. That’s what happened to Casey Kasem.

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New co-host for The River Wake Up

MAY 24, 2011 – PRINCE GEORGE: In the words of 101.3 The River’s program director Ron Polillo, “Ladies and gentlemen, we have a number seven!”

At a special ‘media event’ draped in all the suspense of an American Idol final, Ron Polillo announced that Ashley Hinton has been selected to fill the North Chair position on Prince George’s favourite morning show. Ashley, a long-time daytime host on a cross-town rival radio station will join Mike Benny on The River Wake Up, starting Tuesday May 31, 2011.

A spokesperson for Mike Benny said, “Mr Benny is thrilled with the selection committee’s choice and particularly happy to pluck Number Seven from one of our competitors. Mr. Benny is also appreciative of the efforts of Weekend Jen who has been doing extra duty filling in since the departure of Number Six over a month ago.”

For her part, Weekend Jen said, “I’ll just be damn glad to get a friggen day off!”

Mike Benny has had a long string of co-host since 1999, Ashley will make it seven.

Ashley is a Leo, she is friends with most people, fairly balanced and has killer hair. “I like Party Mix or Chinese Crackers – toss up. They both give you REALLY bad breath though, so don’t sit next to me on the bus.”

She could not be reached for comment, however on her Facebook page she commented, “I am happy to be joining the River and glad to working with Mark Benny. I’ve heard so much about him. Mostly from him..”

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Wow, that was fun. I can't wait til 2036

Mike Benny
Mike Benny’s cake!

My 25th anniversary! What an awesome day. It was fun to have all the former co-hosts on the show. Thank you to Melissa, Jodi, Amy, Jessica and Lindsay (however Jessica was the only one that actually brought beer). It’s so cool to think we’re all still connected, despite the fact you’ve all moved on (ran away). I really appreciate your calls and kind words (and unkind words and well prepared bits).

It was great to hear from Heather, Afton, Tamara and many other via FB and I really appreciate the calls from Dan Rogers and some long-time listeners.

Thank you to Weekend-Jen for the baked goods (wow). Thank you to Faydra for the treats and words of wisdom. Thank you to Shawna for the call and the top five list. Thanks to my long time BFAW – Doug Jones and the whole Jones family for the pop up card, the drinks and the song. Lisa D, thank you for the Timmies, your kind words and your work on the chorus. Thanks Boss-Ron for arranging everything. It was a surprise and it was awesome! I can’t wait to see what you guys put together for my next 25th!

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Top five signs you've been working at CKPG for 25 years

Today Doug Jones is celebrating (marking) his 25th anniversary of employment with Radio Station CKPG Limited. Mike’s top five signs you’ve been working at CKPG for 25 years now.
#5. You go to book your holidays and HR seems confused about whether you even still work here.
#4. Your total salary and bonus’s are almost at the four digit mark now.
#3. You still miss the days when there was a liquor store right next-door to the station.
#2. When you look at Dan Rogers, you don’t see the Mayor, you see “the sports guy”.
#2a. Wayne Dobson refers to you as “the new guy”.
#1. Jim Pattison just offered 300,000 dollars for your jersey.

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