LAST DAY OF JANUARY...
...HOSTING "MID-DAYS" ALL WEEK. Today and tomorrow I'll still be on the air from 10am 'til 3pm Mountain time, and I'll be giving you tons of chances to win cool sh*t with "Rock 101" each Lunch Hour. Text your requests to 666666, phone the "Line From Hell" at 780-451-8666, or check www.TheBearRocks.com and make your requests via our Facebook fan page.
REQUEST LUNCH TOPIC ... Lance Armstrong admitted his cheating ways recently, yesterday there was news about Anthony Rodriguez & Ray Lewis allegedly using Performance Enhancing Drugs, and today we hear about Vijay Singh admitting to using Deer Antler Velvet Spray. Apparently, it seems that sports and cheating go hand-in-hand these days, so here's our topic for this afternoon: if YOU were a professional athlete and you could cheat or use "P.E.D.'s" without fear of getting caught, would you?
ROCK 101 LESSON ... One of Rock's all-time legendary guitarists / artists, ERIC CLAPTON, has a new album on the way March 12th called "Old Sock," and will feature guests like Sir PAUL McCARTNEY & former Traffic bandmate, STEVE WINWOOD. Alt-Rockers The STROKES' new album "Comedown Machine" is also due in March, on the 26th. And ROB ZOMBIE - who released a remix album last year has a brand new studio album coming this Spring too, it's title is "Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor." At 12:50pm Mountain time today, I'll ask you about this, and if you're caller Ten with the correct answer at 780-451-8666, you'll win today's "Rock 101" prize pack!
PUSSY RIOT LOSES VIDEO APPEAL ... A court in Russia has won its fight to have the videos from female punk band, PUSSY RIOT, taken off websites in that country. Nice government; "say anything bad about us, and we'll ban you / your thoughts / your "propaganda" / and anything that makes us look bad. Looks like the government accomplished that on their own: http://TheStar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/1/31/worldupdates/russian-court-orders-pussy-riot-videos-be-banned-from-internet&sec=Worldupdates
EDMONTON TRANSIT FARES RISING ... Is it just me or does the new transit fare hike seem a bit costly? Not that I ride the bus, but isn't it supposed to be affordable for those who do? Anyway, the city is always looking for ways to make money and I guess raising transit fare and bus pass prices is one way to do it; I should go for a good old fashioned "drunk bus ride" one night: www.CBC.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2013/01/30/edmonton-transit-bus-fares-rise.html
PAUL BROWN SHOW ... Yukon Jack, Paul Brown & RyMai are off, and Gillian Foote is flying solo this week. Tomorrow, she'll have Marilyn Manson tickets to give away with "Yes Or B.S." and $50 to Schanks for the Super Bowl hosted by Ryan Maier! Listen weekdays from 5:30 to 10am Mountain time.
SUPER BOWL THIS SUNDAY ... Join the Paul Brown Show's Ryan Maier for the big game on the biggest screens this Sunday at www.Schanks.com and get all you Super Bowl highlights here: www.CBSsports.com/nfl/superbowl or here: www.NewOrleansSuperBowl.com and you can browse some slick cheerleader pics here: http://aol.SportingNews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-18/football-cheerleaders-best-of-the-nfl-and-ncaa
Edmonton OILERS Hockey ... The Oilers won a very exciting, close game last night with a 2-1 OT victory against the Phoenix Coyotes. Rookie sensation, Nail Yakupov, scored the winner with just over a minute left in the extra frame. The Oil are on the west coast for their next game against the Sharks in San Jose tonight. Faceoff is 8:30pm Mountain time, Sportsnet Oilers has the TV broadcast, get all your Oilers updates here: http://Oilers.nhl.com and follow them on Twitter @EdmontonOilers
Edmonton OIL KINGS Hockey ... Yesterday the Oil Kings crushed the Kootenay Ice 4-2 at Rexall Place, during a matinee for thousands of city school kids in the annual "Hockey Hooky Game." Your WHL champs are back at it tomorrow, with the Swift Current Broncos in town. The puck drops at 7pm Mountain time; listen to all the games live on our brother station - TEAM 1260 - and get all the latest on the Oil Kings here: www.OilKings.ca
Edmonton RUSH Lacrosse … The 2012 NLL Western Champs are now 1-2 in the new season after a close 12-10 loss to the Washington Stealth Friday night at Rexall Place. Their next action is Saturday against the visiting Calgary Roughnecks, faceoff from Rexall is at 7pm Mountain time. Listen to The Bear to win tickets, watch the game at: www.youtube.com/TheLacrosseNetwork and get cRUSHed here: www.EdmontonRush.com
HEAD TO THE HILLS ... The Bear is giving you tons of chances to qualify for a killer weekend getaway March 1st - 3rd at www.PanoramaResort.com in Invermere B.C. with the Downhill Riders. You could be rockin' the annual "Panorama Pyjama Party," so keep it locked on The Bear for your "Cue To Call." In Alberta, conditions are spectacular both locally and in our beautiful Rocky Mountains! For the latest conditions & mountain cams at MARMOT BASIN & SUNSHINE VILLAGE, ride over to www.SkiMarmot.com or www.SkiBanff.com. Locally, zip over to: www.EdmontonSkiClub.com or www.RabbitHill.com or www.SnowValley.ca or www.SunridgeSkiArea.com
Comments? Suggestions? Contact me anytime from anywhere, on Twitter @ParkWarden1003, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit my FB page, www.facebook.com/ParkWarden. I’m back on the air tomorrow morning at 10am Mountain time, have a great day and get ready for the kickoff of February with some beautiful, warm weather!