Written by Administrator
Friday, 24 October 2014 13:37
Hi I'm Clayton Brad. Keep an eye out for my weekly blog segment. Photo by Tony Stacey
Greetings Fort Saskatchewan! My name is Clayton Brad, and I am your new blog reporter at Mix 107. I am 21 years old. I thought I'd take some time to introduce myself. My family moved around a lot because of my Dad's career as a Fish and Wildlife officer. I was born in High Level, and lived in Bonnyville, Hanna, and Gibbons. I graduated from Sturgeon Composite High School in 2011, and I have been taking online courses through universalclass.com. I have just moved into town from the country two years ago. I am in a wheelchair. I have a power wheelchair that I only use for long distances and rough terrain. I also volunteer at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital doing mail delivery, passing out newsletters and flyer's, and carrying out various tasks to and from different departments. After I finish my duties I like to go exercise at the Dow centre.
Playing video games is a hobby of mine. My favourite game is Super Smash Bros for the 3DS. I also like spending time with friends and going to movies. There are so many movies that I've enjoyed, it's hard to pick a favourite. My favourite genre of movies are action, thriller, and comedy. As a kid, I enjoyed going hunting and fishing with my Dad and I still do. I don't go hunting as often as I used to because I'm in a wheelchair. My favourite food is pasta and pepperoni pizza. I like rock music, hard rock is my favourite. My favourite band is Rise Against.
Last month I participated in the Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy for the first time. I have been involved with Muscular Dystrophy Canada since I was a kid, as I have a similar condition. Each participant had to raise money to go toward research of a cure for the disease. I am most proud that I won the award for Top New Fundraising Individual, raising over $1000.
I've been at Mix 107 for a month now, and I got a chance to see every aspect of the job. I am also going to be conducting interviews with people and posting them online. I got to listen in on a radio show being done in the studio. I also had the chance to say a few words on air…that was really cool! I given the job of entering songs from new artists onto an Excel spreadsheet.
Then that gets put into the online music library so they can play them on the radio. I liked doing that because I got to listen to the songs as I entered them.
So that's all about me. Look forward to reading my weekły blog. Until next time Fort Saskatchewan.
Blog written by Clayton Brad.
New Video Game Console Buyers Guide
Written by Tony Stacey
Friday, 24 October 2014 13:01
With the Holiday Shopping Season upon us, one sure fire item that you might find on that wish list is a new Video Game Console.
To help make that choice easier for you (especially if you have children or don't pay much attention to this issue) I have decided to break down the 3 latest systems on the market.
Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
Lets start with the Wii U.
When it comes to price, the Wii U is the most affordable of the new consoles at a base price of $249 for the Basic Unit with 8 Gigabytes of memory and $299 for the Deluxe Console which comes with 32 Gigabytes of memory and game packed in.
Pros: Costs less,compatible with most Wii Games and accessories, has a great variety of games more suited for families and younger gamers, great exclusive games like Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros, Free online play, ability to play your games on the tablet controller.
Cons: Lack of memory, fewer 3rd party games, no DVD or Blu Ray Drive, fewer entertainment or media apps.
Verdict: If you are looking for a great family friendly console that emphasises great games over graphics and multimedia functionality the Wii U is a great choice.
The Xbox One is $499 with the Kinect or $399 without it. Both versions come with a 500 Gigabyte Hardrive and may come with a game depending on the retailer or special bundles offered by Microsoft.
Pros: Great graphics, Xbox Live, exclusives like Halo, Forza and Gears of War, you can play DVD, Blu-Ray and CD's, has plenty of apps and multimedia functionality, Internet Explorer and Skype apps, if you have Kinect can use voice and gesture based actions and commands to control the interface and interact with games, free games with Gold.
Cons: Large game and update installs, no compatibility with Xbox 360 games or accessories, costs $60 to actually play online.
Verdict: Incredible system that is home to some top notch exclusives. A great entertainment option for the entire family.
The PlayStation 4 is $449 and comes with a 500 Gigabyte Console. It may come with a game depending on the retailer or special bundles offered by Sony.
Pros: Great graphics, improved and overhauled PlayStation Network, exclusive games like Uncharted, God of War, Gran Turismo, Killzone, Ratchet and Clank, can play DVD and Blu-Ray discs, has a wide variety of apps and multimedia functionality, can access the internet, can record gameplay with the touch of a button, free games with PlayStation Plus.
Cons: Large game updates and installs, no compatibility with PS3 games or accessories, costs $50 to play majority of games online, can't play CDs.
Verdict: A poweful system that is stylish in design and is home to some of the biggest and most popular games. A great choice for the gaming enthusiast in your household or to use as an all round entertainment device.
5 Games I would recommend for Wii U - 1. Super Mario World 3D 2. Super Smash Bros U 3. Mario Kart 8 4. Legend of Zelda Windwaker 5. Bayonetta 2
5 Games I would recommend for Xbox One 1. Halo Master Chief Collection (Nov 11th) 2. Forza Horizon 2 3. *Middle Earth - Shadow of Mordor 4. Dead Rising 3 5. Titanfall
5 Games I would recommend for PlayStation 4 1. Infamous Second Son 2.The Last of Us: Remastered 3. *Destiny 4. Drive Club 5. *Dragon Age: Inquistion
* There are far too many games to mention or put on this list, but the ones picked above are all high rated games or expected to be top sellers. The titles with the * are availble on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
If you ever have questions about videogames feel free to send me a message at
No matter what system you choose you can't go wrong. They all have some truly incredible games and will only get better in years to come. If you can only afford one, then get a system that offers the best variety of games you like to play.
Canada Strong and Proud
Written by Tony Stacey
Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:43
Flowers were placed at the foot of the cenotaph today in rememberance and tribute to the fallen Canadian Soldiers who lost their lives to senceless acts of violence this week. Photo by Tony Stacey
The true north strong and free.
Those are the words of our national anthem and despite the tragedy and diversity that have faced our country over the past few days, we will stand united and will continue to carry the torch of freedom, prosperity and peace.
These sentiments were echoed across the country from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador and right here at home in Fort Saskatchewan.
Several people came out to show their respects for the fallen Canadian soldiers from Quebec and Ottawa who were needlessly slain in our own country, our own back yard so to speak. They laid roses at the cenotaph located just outside the Royal Canadian Legion with a powerful message that is strong on the minds of many Canadians.
We had a chance to get reaction from one Fort Sask resident named Dale who said "It's nice to be a Canadian, were in a safe country but it was a horrible tragedy what happened".
Mix 107 News Anchor/reporter Alison Smith formerly lived in Ottawa and her husband currently serves in the Canadian Armed Forces so she tell us her reaction to the tragic events of this week.
Here is a video that Andrew Nakonechny recorded this morning that certainly emphasizes Canadian pride on display as Fort Sask resident and best selling author Chris Robertson stood tall at the intersection of Highway 21 and 15 with a large Canadian Flag and waved at the traffic as it passed by.
Flowers and a message laid out at the cenotaph at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Sask. Photo by Tony Stacey
A powerful message from one family in Fort Sask that is echoed from coast to coast in Canada.
A flag flies at half mast on top of the Royal Canadia Legion. We may lower our flag but we will never lower our spirit. Photo by Tony Stacey
You can stop by Mix 107.9/fortsaskonline.com Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and leave a condolence message for our fallen soldiers which will be passed forward care of First Memorial Riverview Chapel to CFB Edmonton and sent to Ottawa.
VIDEO: Win Ferguson School Report
Written by Andrew Nakonechny
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:36
Win Ferguson School Reporter Emily Connell. Photo By Andrew Nakonechny
Emily Connell was in studio Wednesday Morning with her Win Ferguson School.
Thursday we'll have a reporter from Our Lady of Angels School.
Written by Tony Stacey
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:57
Welcome to Meet a Chief. A brand new feature that highlights your Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs Men's AAA Hockey Team.
It is only fitting that we start with one of the Chiefs longest serving members and Captain of the team...#4 Bryan Forslund.
Name: Bryan Forslund
Wears #4 Position: Center
Hometown: Sherwood Park
Previous Hockey Teams/Experience: Oklahoma City Blazers(WSHL - Western States Hockey League)
Previous Hockey Trophies or Accomplishments: 2006 Allan Cup
Favorite Movie or Book: The Bourne Identity (movie)
Favorite Pastime: All sports
Favorite Music/Band: Country
Favorite Food: Japanese
Stats from 2013-14 Season: GP-21 G-5 A-9 Points-14
Support your Chiefs and watch exciting hockey action. The next home game is scheduled for Sunday, October 26th at 2:45pm from the Jubilee Recreation Centre. Keep an eye out for #4.
VIDEO: Olivia Rose returned to Mix 107
Written by Tony Stacey
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:47
Olivia Rose is a wondeful young girl with a bright future ahead. Photo by Tony Stacey
From make-up to mud in the blink of an eye.
Yes, this lovely young girl from Elk Point, Alberta likes to wear cowboy boots and isn't afraid to get them dirty.
Olivia Rose Leaf is a talented up and coming country artist that has had the pleasure of being featured on the Mix 107 Drive Show and just completed another intermission stage performance for Emerson Drive at the Shell Theatre. Last fall she was chosen as the intermission artist for George Canyon and was even invited to join him on stage.
Olivia keeps herself busy with school and music and you will find her at various places around the Edmonton Area busking to promote her music. She's also been spending time in the studio recording music including a radio version of "Make-up to Mud" which should hit airwaves in the near future, been modeling for her photo shoot and hopes to have a website running down the road too.
At 15 years of age she already has a wealth of experience under her belt but continues to work hard to improve on all aspects of her music. Like that of a great painter, Olivia has all the tools to make a masterpiece, she just has to keep adding those layers of experience to it.
You can find out more about Olivia Rose Leaf by following her on Twitter @oliviarosemusic
Here is "Make-up to Mud" by Olivia Rose and performed live on the Mix 107 Drive Show on October 17th, 2014.
Olivia is not camera shy and is really photogenic. Photo by Tony Stacey
Olivia Rose loves to belt out tunes where ever she might roam. Photo by Tony Stacey
VIDEO & GALLERY :What a ride with Emerson Drive
Written by Tony Stacey
Monday, 20 October 2014 11:50
Emerson Drive thrilled a packed house at the Shell Theatre on Friday, October 17th. Photo by Tony Stacey
Oh, what a ride!
Emerson Drive rolled into Fort Saskatchewan's Shell Theatre on Friday, October 17th and provided a real treat prior to Halloween.
Before the main act hit the stage fans were delighted by the music of local talent Olivia Rose on the Intermission Stage and then opening act for the evening, Madison Kozak who sang songs from her new self titled EP and a few covers. At 17 years of age she is wise beyond her years and brings charm and grace to the stage. Once she finished her set she talked with Mix about opening for Emerson Drive and playing in Fort Sask.
She then game some advice for young musicians trying to break into the business.
Once the intermission concluded and fans had a chance to catch their collective breath Emerson Drive took to the stage. The incredible Canadian Country Music Award winning band knocked the doors off the venue and delighted fans with their high tempo country music and busted out the hits for a good 90 minutes.
They played pretty much all the popular tunes like "I Should Be Sleeping", "Moments", "Fall Into Me", "She's My Kind of Crazy" and more.
After the show Brad, Dannick, Dale and Mike came out to sign autographs and greet the fans. The guys were super nice before and after the show and gave us their thoughts on coming here to play the Shell Theatre.
There were plenty of hardcore Emerson Drive fans in attendance but also more than a fair share of new ones too. Fans I approached following the show were delighted with the performance.
Here is a gallery of photo's from the show at the Shell Theatre.
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