Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zack's Halloween Blender 2010

Here is the playlist from Zacks' Halloween Blender
It plays FRIDAY @ 5p with Zack, and Sunday @ 12noon with Mastermind

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Nightmare on My Street
George Michael - Faith
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Star Wars Imperial March
Taio Cruz - Ghostbusters vs. Dynamite
Justin Timberlake - SexyBusters
2 Unlimited - TwilightBack
Rihanna - Disturbia
Halloween Movie Theme vs the Crypt
Deadmau5 vs Metallica - Ghosts n Sandman
Pitbull - I Know you Want Nightmare
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
Usher - GhostUshers
Shakira - Ghostbust a SheWolf
Michael Jackson - Thriller

Monday, August 23, 2010

Calgary's New KooL 101.5

Well... here it is! Calgary's New KooL 101.5! Hit's from Today and Back in the day. Zack Hewitt is the afternoon Drive Host from 3p - 7p Weekdays. Featuring Zack in the mix each weekday at 5, with Calgary's all new 5:00 Blender! It's 20 minutes of great retro blended together with Today's Hits every day! Listen to Calgary Radio Station KooL 101.5 online now!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Stampede Parade Winners

CONGRATS TO EVERYONE who was in the Stampede Parade!

The Calgary Stampede Parade Committee is proud to recognize the following award winners at this year’s parade.

Best Overall Entry: United Calgary Chinese Association
Best Western Entry: Heritage Park Historical Village and Gasoline Alley Museum
Most Creative Entry: Royal Tyrell Museum
Best Corporate Entry: Air Canada
Best Business or Non-Profit Entry: Calgary Board of Education 125th Anniversary
Best Cultural Entry: United Calgary Chinese Association
Best Municipal Entry: Penticton Peach Festival
Best Horse Entry: Le Carnaval de Quebec
Celebrities Choice Award, presented by John Kucera: Air Canada
Best Overall Band: Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts
Best Canadian Band: Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts
Best Senior Band: Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts
Best Junior Band: Calgary Round-Up Band
Best Auxiliary Band: Calgary Round-Up Band
Best Pipe Band: Calgary Police Service Pipe Band

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Asian Chicken and Mango Salad

Sesame-Soy Dressing

1 1/2 tablespoon(s) fresh gingerroot, peeled
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic, minced
2/3 cup(s) canola oil
1/3 cup(s) rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon(s) toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup(s) reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup(s) water
2 tablespoon(s) honey
1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper

1 store-bought rotisserie chicken
1 large ripe mango, halved, pitted, and diced
1 large seeless cucumber, quartered lengthwise, cut into chunks
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
8 cup(s) mixed salad greens
lime wedges, for garnish


Dressing: Combine the sesame-soy dressing ingredients in a 2-cup jar; cover jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well to dissolve the honey. Store covered in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
Salad: Remove skin and bones from rotisserie chicken and pull into long shreds. Toss chicken in a large bowl with mango, cucumber, red onion, and salt. Add 1/2 cup of dressing and toss to lightly coat. Serve chicken salad over watercress or mixed greens. Garnish with lime wedges.

Asian Chicken and Mango Salad

Cold Avocado Soup


1/2 seedless cucumber, chopped
1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
1 shallot , chopped
2 tablespoon(s) plain yogurt
2 tablespoon(s) fresh mint
1 sprig(s) fresh mint
4 teaspoon(s) fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
1 radish, chopped


Place the cucumber, avocado, shallot, yogurt, 2 tablespoons mint, lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin, and 1 cup cold water in a blender, and process until smooth.
Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve garnished with the radish and remaining mint leaves.


Cold Avocado Soup

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ew Vid for today

Guy slams his hand into a car door. You're welcome.

Kid Shuts his Hand in a Car Door - Watch more Funny Videos

Monday, June 14, 2010

Real names of 23 fictional characters

I found this great article on, and thought I'd share it with you as it's great cocktail party fodder! Link to full article

By Jason English, Mental Floss
Many famous fictional characters are known only as their nicknames
Cap'n Crunch's full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch
Wizard of Oz: Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs
On Entourage, Turtle's real name is Salvatore Assante
(Mental Floss) -- You know the characters, but you might not know their full names. Store these away for future trivia nights.

1. Did you know the Comic Book Guy on "The Simpsons" has a name? It's Jeff Albertson. But that wasn't the decision of creator Matt Groening.
"I was out of the room when [the writers] named him," he told MTV in 2007. "In my mind, 'Louis Lane' was his name, and he was obsessed and tormented by Lois Lane."

2. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. (Ken's last name is Carson.)

3. Cap'n Crunch's full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch. His ship is the S.S. Guppy.

4. In the Peanuts comic strip, Peppermint Patty's real name is Patricia Reichardt

5. Snuffleupagus has a first name -- Aloysius. Want more Snuffleupagus trivia? In a Sesame Street scene that never aired, Snuffy's parents announced they were separating. But in testing, children were too devastated by the news, so the idea was scrapped.

6. The Wizard of Oz rolls off the tongue a lot easier than the man behind the curtain's full name, Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. From Frank Baum's Dorothy And the Wizard in Oz:
"It was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name. When I grew up I just called myself O.Z., because the other initials were P-I-N-H-E-A-D; and that spelled 'pinhead,' which was a reflection on my intelligence."

7. Mr. Clean has a seldom-used first name -- "Veritably." The name came from a "Give Mr. Clean a First Name" promotion in 1962.

8. In a deleted scene in the 2006 Curious George movie, The Man With the Yellow Hat's full name was revealed as Ted Shackleford. (Since the scene was deleted, perhaps the last name doesn't count.)

9. The real name of Monopoly mascot Rich Uncle Pennybags is Milburn Pennybags.

10. The policeman in Monopoly has a name, too. You can thank Officer Edgar Mallory the next time he sends you to jail.

11. On Night Court, Nostradamus Shannon was better known as Bull.

12. On Entourage, Turtle's real name is Salvatore Assante.

13. Sesame Street'sresident game show host Guy Smiley was using a pseudonym all these years. He was born Bernie Liederkrantz.

14. The Michelin Man's name is Bibendum.

15. On Gilligan's Island, Jonas Grumby was simply called The Skipper.

16. The Professor was Roy Hinkley.

17. The unkempt Shaggy of Scooby-Doo fame has a rather proper real name -- Norville Rogers.

18. The Pillsbury Doughboy's name is Poppin' Fresh. He has a wife, Poppie Fresh, and two kids, Popper and Bun Bun.

19. The patient in the classic game Operation is Cavity Sam.

20. The true identity of The Lone Ranger was John Reid.

21. MacGyver's first name? Angus.

22 & 23. OK, these last two aren't fictional, but just in case it comes up, Bono was born Paul David Hewson, and The Edge's name is David Howell Evans.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

A leaning tower on Purpose!

See, I'd just build it wrong, and then say that I meant to do it...

This amazing tower in United Arab Emirates is the "leaniest" tower in the world. read on...

(CNN) -- Chalk another record to the United Arab Emirates' collection.

The Capital Gate building in the desert kingdom's capital, Abu Dhabi, has been certified by Guinness World Records as the "World's Furthest Leaning Man-made Tower."

How far does it lean? Nearly five times farther than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

The 35-story Abu Dhabi building has an 18-degree slope, compared with four degrees for the freestanding bell tower.

But unlike the tower in Pisa, the Capital Gate building has been deliberately engineered to slant.

"It is a signature building which speaks to the foresight of the emirate," said Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon al Nahyan, the chairman of the building's owner, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company.

More CNN news in Arabic
The mixed-use building will be ready for occupancy at the end of the year. It is featured in a new National Geographic documentary, called "Megastructures."

In January, Dubai -- one of seven emirates that make up the UAE -- unveiled the world's tallest skyscraper: the $1.5 billion, 160-story Burj Khalifa, which has a height of more than 800 meters (2,625 ft).


Thursday, June 3, 2010 - Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster

I'm always cautious posting "cause" or "agenda" items, but I don't think anyone can deny that this whole BP situation is very bad. It's defaulted to view over Calgary, but you can put the spill over anywhere. Scary! - Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster

Friday, May 28, 2010

Gary Coleman has died

Former child star Gary Coleman, who rose to fame as the wisecracking youngster Arnold Jackson on the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" but grew up to grapple with a troubled adulthood, has died. He was 42.

CNN ARTICLE on Gary Coleman death

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Idols starting to look alike...

Have you noticed Idol winners are starting to ALL look alike?

Thanks to E-Online

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ellen Starts Record Label

The video of this kid took over youtube, he truly is amazing. Ellen loved him too, but Ellen signing him to a record deal? Eeesh...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Women's Hockey Links

Chatting with Cassie Campbell (Canadian Olympic Women's Hockey) last week, and Cassie shared not only is Hockey important, but moreso team sports for women and how that is important and builds a foundation of fitness and friendships. Women's hockey is very important, and although it's far more "cool" to play hockey these days, it hasn't always been that way. In fact, even our Gold Medal 2010 Olympic womens team almost didn't have a league to play in this year. Even here in Canada!

Turns out most of our Olympic women play in Eastern Canada, as womens hockey leagues aren't as strong out west. Go support your local women's hockey teams!!

Here are some women's hockey links for your convenience.

Alberta Women's

And don't forget to check out the PLAY ON 4 on 4 Hockey Tourney at Deerfoot Mall with 101.5 Energy FM.

Friday, May 7, 2010

My new Teeth

Edge Dental Hygiene! Lumibrite Laser Whitening is the best out there, and easy to do!

Call Edge Dental Hygiene Center before 6 today (May 7), and get a $399 Lumibrite Whitening for $101.50 with a Booked Cleaning! >

Edge Dental is a great environment, and the place I'm starting to go to get my teeth cleaned. The team at Edge is the most thorough I've ever seen, and my teeth really feel clean!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gillians Love for Hot Dogs

Remember on the Bachelorette the story about how Gillian was rather obsessed with how her guys liked their Hot Dogs?

Here's the neat thing about Twitter... it gets you into the day to day lives of other people. Legalized voyeurism, my friend Gavin calls it. Well, here is the followup to Gillian's love for the hot dog from Bachelorette, with her and her boy ED... with the hot dog guy today.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gifts for Mom!

Found this great article with both classic and hi-tech geek gifts for Mother's Day!

Then: Strawberries. This delicious snack has long been considered the sexiest of all fruits, and thus an ideal gift for your wife — with or without the chocolate dip. But who needs the calories?
Now: BlackBerrys. Today, the Canadian-invented smartphone is a welcome gift for on-the-go moms who can access their email, stay organized with calendars and notes, and surf the Net wirelessly.

Then: Flowers. A thoughtful and attractive gift, indeed, though it's frustrating when your local florist jacks up prices just in time for Mother's Day. And, are you sure your mom's seasonal allergies won't ruin the present?
Now: Floral skins. If the woman in your life loves toting her netbook or laptop to the cafe for a cup of joe, pick up a floral skin to decorate the outside of her computer. We like the offerings from Toronto-based

Then: Hardcover book. Is mom a reader? A hardcover book from her favourite author is a lovely gift idea, especially with a nice inscription from you on the first page or inner flap. But how many times will she open the book after she finishes it?
Now: Ebook readers. An electronic book reader is a practical purse companion as mom can store thousands of books on a device that's lighter than many magazines. The new Kobo eReader, for example, features five font sizes and can wirelessly download books if a nearby Bluetooth phone is around.

Then: Chocolate and wine. A box of chocolates is nice, but it screams of a "last minute" gift idea as you can easily run to the corner to pick something up before, say, a Mother's Day brunch (c'mon, we've all done it). Wine, on the other hand, might be perceived as a "re-gift," which might also be more insulting than flattering.
Now: LG Chocolate or LG Wine. Yes, both of these are names of inexpensive cellphones. The LG Chocolate is a "slider" phone with a keyboard that glides out of the bottom of the screen, while the LG Wine is an attractive pink "flip" (clamshell) phone with large buttons and a speaker.

Then: Photo album. A few years back you might've taken the time to make mom a sentimental photo album with dozens of tear-jerking photos of her life. Effective? Sure. But time-consuming as well.
Now: YouTube slideshow. Send mom a link to an online photo gallery you've created on your computer, with beautiful photos that gracefully dissolve into the next one, complimented by her favourite song as a soundtrack or your own narration.

Then: Jewellery. A staple over the years, but jewellery is a very personal thing. Is mom really going to tell you if she likes it or not? And how much did you spend on it if she didn't?
Now: Bluetooth bling. In 2010, perhaps mom needs a blinged-out piece of Bluetooth to compliment her mobile phone. A hands-free solution for her ear, neck, wrist or a broach-style device can be fashionable (especially when it's decorated with coloured Swarovski crystals) and functional, as it lets her chat while keeping her eyes on the road.

Then: Sony Walkman. It wasn't too long ago that a music-loving mom might unwrap a portable tape player, such as the almighty Sony Walkman. But it was bulky, you had to wait to "rewind" and "fast-forward" to other tracks and you could only play five songs before needing to flip over the tape.
Now: iPod or satellite radio. If your wife or mother could use a new tech toy, an iPod can store literally thousands of tunes in something as small as a pack of gun, while satellite radio can stream CD-quality music to the car, and doesn't switch stations as you drive from one city (or province or state) to another.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Amazing Boy Singer

I don't know if this is real or not... but move over Susan Boyle!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Avalanche Oopsie

Thanks to the folks at for sharing this one!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stagefright at its BEST!

Thanks Kelly @ Crossiron Mills for this one! Very funny! Send your funny youtube VIDEOS to

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Haircuts and the like


Ok, shameless endorsement, perhaps. But some reasons to go. There is a new Hed Kandi open in HOTEL ARTS centre and it's very nice. This one replaces the old location that was down by Eau Claire. I think they were tearing that building down or something.

Anyhoo, I've always thought guyz cuts are best done by a guy... so that's how I found Hed Kandi and now go see Tyler and all is well. The second best reason (and my point today with this blog) is BUMBLE and BUMBLE. Great product! Now, it's not a cheapy, that's for sure. But head to Hed Kandi, get your color/cut/whatever, and ask them to test drive some BUMBLE on your salad. You'll love it!

Did is mention you should go to Hed Kandi? There also is a location in Bankers Hall too, if that's easier...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

HedKandi and Hotel Arts fundraise for Red Cross

Saturday Feb 20th 7pm-11pm the Hedkandi team will be doing $40 haircuts at our Hotel Arts location. All money raised will go the Red Cross in support of Haiti. Come down for an amazing haircut, cocktail and good karma! Space is limited so please call asap 403.215.8458 Thank you in advance for your support!!!!! Hedkandi luvs you!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


LIMA, Peru — Doctors in Peru mistakenly amputated the wrong foot of an 86-year-old man, then had no choice but to cut off the other one as well to keep an infection from spreading, relatives and officials said Monday.
“It was a terrible shock when I lifted up the sheets and saw they had amputated his left foot,” the patient’s daughter, Carmen Villanueva, told RPP radio.

read it all! ugh!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Torchbearer experience

The pic is me in the foreground. It was right when I lit the torch from James Grieg on Main Street in Airdrie.

Carrying the torch was amazing. The Torch host Pierre-Luc jokes before the relay that carrying the Torch comes in a close second behind having kids for "best moments in life". The obvious question is, "Well, what about getting married?" Response: "You can't have your babies again, you won't carry the torch again and you can get married any day". I'm not sure if I personally agree with that, but they certainly are correct with qualifying for the best moments of your life.

A rock star for 2 moments... that's what it is. It's 2 moments because when you arrive at your starting place in the relay, everyone wants a picture with you; You're a rock star! And then you light your torch, and the world fades away. Rule #1, don't forget to smile. Rule #2, still don't forget to smile. That is the advice you're given. Rule #3 should be try to not cry TOO much. The world faded away... and became quiet. It all got so quiet. In fact, I didn't even hear myself breathing. For a couple of minutes, it seemed the world went away.

Before you run you're told "If you don't complete your task that you were hand selected for today, the torch relay will end 300 meters before the Cauldron in Vancouver, and the games cannot begin. So enjoy it." And I did... and will cherish it forever. Then, you see the end coming and the next Torch Bearer nervous as heck, waiting. It's still quiet... but you light her torch (in my case, Nora from Air Canada) and off she goes. It's still so quiet. Then, you snap out of it with an RCMP officer right in your face with "Congratulations! You did Canada proud" and he turns the key to shut off your torch. People in the crowd run out and hug you and take pictures. It's loud now, where did these people come from? Rule #1, don't forget to smile. Rule #2, still don't forget to smile. It's the picture for your mantel! You have 15 seconds to get on the bus. And it's done. Thank you Coca Cola, thank you James and Nora, thank you Pierre-Luc and thank you to my bride for being at the finish line for that picture for the mantel.

The last question Torch Bearer's get asked is, what did you do with your torch? I gave it to my Dad.

"ZACK!" Hewitt
Torch Bearer 151
Main Street Airdire AB
JAN 19 2010
5:42 PM

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some words to really consider...

My friend Kjarlune Rae hosts a Clairvoyant show here on Energy... that's how we met, but not how we're friends.

Today she posted a rather raw account on facebook. And I wanted to share it with you, as sometimes a good gut check is a nice reset for us.

KJ is a friend to some, confidant to most and counsellor to others. But she's real, and has her own life to live. I'm grateful that she shares parts of it with me, and really proud that she's confident enough to allow me to share it with you.

Thanks for reading this.

For some time now I have been sharing little tid bits of insight into the law of attraction on my status's. It is time for me to change this up a bit. For the rest of the week at least I am going to share times of my life that I had to gain the courage to make the changes required to have a great life. I have delved your lives for many years and now it is your turn....hugs KJ

I hold onto many memories that I have through the trials because they give me the chance to always remember where I have come from...

I remember the day I realized I was in my life way over my head. My husband at the time had come home from work a few days before and informed me that there was no money to pay the bills. He was mad and high at the time and made it clear with such sweet words I was good for nothing and didn't even motivate him to try harder. I begged for 200 to pay the gas bill so our new born baby could have heat, being Late October the sun wasn't going to be enough. We had just gotten a disconnection notice from Direct Energy..I was babysitting a friends 3 children from my house during the day to make sure my baby has diapers and formula, but 200 extra was going to be impossible. Needless to say I was thankful for small blessings and I had a electric heater that would sit in baby's room to keep her warm, with me sleeping on the floor by her crib for fear of a fire... Boiling water on the stove to bathe her was doable, anything is doable when you don't have a choice.

I didn't let on to my friend that I had to boil water to clean, for the kids etc out of fear she would pull her kids out. If that happened there would be no way to feed my baby. ... See More

Pay day oh how sweet those days were... I remember asking my friend to keep an eye on the kids for 5 minutes while I ran to the store accross the street for formula, stating specifically I would do the rest of my dishes the second I got back. I ran like a mad woman in hopes that nothing would go amiss while I was gone. Huffing and puffin running back into the house with formula in hand, my at the time worst fear had come true.

There she was, boiling water on the stove to clean my dishes. She walked up to me wrapped her arms around me and said..."When are you going to think you are worth enough to get out of this?" no judgement just question.....

As you can imagine I broke. The first day of the rest of my life was that day. I left my husband that afternoon... Straight for the Calgary Emergency Womens shelter I went. Some of you may look at this with sadness. This day has been one of my best days of my life. This day I made the decision, went past my fear, stepped out of my comfort zone and ... See Morebecome ME! It was scary, it was overwelming and it was at times almost too much. But I did it, and you can too. Not matter what you face, no matter what you look at in your life, you can do it.. You can make life happen. You can face fears and step up. I know you can because I have, and you and I are no different. Light and love tomorrow another true story of the beginning of what has become Kjarlune Rae!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Olympic Torch Relay - Zack's Segment

OK, when Coca Cola called me, I was ecstatic. Kristy asked me if I would accept the honor of being a torch bearer... I almost didn't know what to say! YES!

So, I've found out now that there was a panel of people from many different organizations that selected all the entrants from and other contests. Reading essays, and suggesting who the Torch Relay participants should be. Over a million entries... 4500 winners. How did the radio guy get on board? It seems I was nominated (along with a couple other local media folks) for being a representative of our city, etc. THANK YOU! I don't know who did it... but thank you.

Here is the information I have for today's Torch Leg in Airdrie

Community: Airdrie
You will be carrying the Olympic Flame for a distance of approximately 300 metres. Your segment details are:

Starting along: Main Street Airdrie
From: Towerland II sign
To: Ridgegate Way
On: Main Street
Approximate time of your segment: 5:42 PM MST
Your torchbearer number is: OTR082-151

From what I can tell from checking out the route, it's sorta in front of Towerlane Mall down by Shoppers Drug Mart (if you know Airdrie) I hope you can come cheer me on! I'd love to see a small Energy Army of people invading downtown Airdrie!!

Thank you Coca Cola for the opportunity! I'll make you proud.

Team Coca Cola came into the studio with the torch Tuesday AM (morning of my run) to visit Chris and Meg

Monday, January 11, 2010

Racist KFC Ad flying around the 'net

How bad taste is THIS ad? Or is it? You can share your opinions...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jake's Acting Career

This lil diddy is JAKE from the BACHELOR whilst acting on Walker Texas Ranger... top notch... top shelf, even...