Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Q’s Rockline Theme Thursday With Scott James 052616: Canadian, Eh

As if we haven’t heard enough sad news from the music world this year, this week we heard that our friend, Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with inoperable and incurable brain cancer.  Our thoughts are with Gord, his family, his bandmates and our friends at Universal Music Canada.

With that in mind, it’s all Canadian on The Q’s Rockline Theme Thursday today, and if you have a favorite Hip tune, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll hear it today, because I’m guessing that we’ll be hearing from The Q’s House Band more than once.

If there’s a particular song you’d like me to play for you, send me an e-mail request, or join me at noon oh five and call or text me at 250 475 100.3 as we perform a polite Rockline Theme Thursday.

Fire up the audio player below to hear some musical selections which would get thumbs up from the the Rockline Theme Thursday judging panel today.

Love, Dr. Scott “Hoser” James
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The Q! audio archives: Gord Downie, 2007

Fans of Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip are reeling from devastating news he has terminal brain cancer.

Downie was diagnosed with the disease last year and has since undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The Hip announced it will hit the road together this summer. Their Man Machine Poem Tour of 11 Canadian cities starts July 22 in Victoria at Save On Foods Memorial Centre.

Let’s flashback to January of 2007 when Gord Downie stopped by The Rock Research Centre before the band’s pair of shows in support of World Container. The Q! had invited five of our nine listeners to meet and greet Gord and ask a question on-air.

Thanks to former Q! staffer Alana Jones for sharing her photo from the meet and greet with Gord Downey during the broadcast.

Via Facebook, Rick Munro: "Great to have the opportunity to meet Gord Downie a few years back, thanks to you guys!"
Via Facebook, Rick Munro: “Great to have the opportunity to meet Gord Downie a few years back, thanks to you guys!”

Cliff’s Call-May-25-2016

Cliff’s Call, May 25th: Put The Smart Phone Down.


Roger Hodgson announced a second show in Victoria! Tuesday, November 29th at the Royal Theatre. Win tickets this week by texting us back the code word we give out each morning at a random time.

Operation Track Shoes is a very rewarding way to help your community. It’s a sports festival for the citizens of British Columbia who have a developmental disability. They need volunteers in a big way!
Full details here.


Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the Lotto Max draw! We will always play two sets of random numbers and one set of seven numbers determined by the dryer gods.
Sorry, no win on the Friday, May 20th draw. :(


Rolling Stones Fan meets his idols at EXHIBITIONIS.

AC/DC & Axl Rose – Shoot To Thrill (Live in Lisbon) Pro-Shot
 Guy fishing up in Cumberland when this happened…

QMS audio-May-24-2016

May 24 – Radio Hands Across The Border, The Fellas From Sequim Radio And Gumby.

May 18 – All In All, Elbowgate Was A Better Dust Up That There Has Been In The Playoffs So Far.

May 17 – Welcome To Town, Explorer Of The Seas.

May 16 – Surely The Census Folks Have A Sense Of Humor…. Right?

May 11 – The Canstruction Smack Talk Was Flying.

May 11 – This Chicago Cubs Fan Is Pretty Confident.



Cliff’s Call-May-24-2016

Cliff’s Call, May 24th: The Greater Victoria Transit Commission Taxation.

Roger Hodgson, Formerly Of Supertramp, Adds Second Victoria Show!

After his first show in November sold out in a flurry of speed and eager music supporters, 100.3 The Q! is proud to present a second show added by Roger Hodgson!
~Tuesday, November 29th at the Royal Theatre.
~Tickets on sale on Thursday, May 26th at 10:00am.
~Available at the Royal/McPherson Box Office (250.386.6121).
Roger Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and was with them until his departure in 1983. During the 14 years that he was with the band, he wrote, sang, and arranged most of the enduring rock standards that made Supertramp a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016 Roger continues to perform his timeless classics – “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “School,” “Fool’s Overture,” and “It’s Raining Again”. The standards that helped the band sell well over 60 million albums. While many may not recognize the name Roger Hodgson, everyone recognizes his signature voice – one of the most distinctive voices in rock history.
Although Roger shared writer’s credit with Rick Davies, they wrote and composed separately. They continued to share writer’s credits much like Lennon and McCartney did. Roger sings all the songs he wrote and Rick sings the songs he wrote.
During the time that Hodgson led the band, Supertramp sold over 60 million albums. Breakfast in America had sales of well over 20 million copies and in 1979 was the top selling album worldwide.
“All these years I thought I was a Supertramp fan when actually I was and am a Roger Hodgson fan. What a show! ‘WOW’ is all I can say.” ~ David Wild, Rolling Stone
“There are few vocalists instantly recognizable from the first few bars of a song but Roger Hodgson is certainly one of that unique group. The singer/songwriter of Supertramp, his voice is as unmistakable as the distinct keyboard sound of his early hits.” ~ The Times (London)
Win tickets each day this week (Tuesday, May 24th – Friday, May 27th) from Ed Bain and The Q! Morning Show.
We will ask that you please text us (250-475-1003) at a random time each morning and pick a texter to win the tickets.
Good luck! ~Graham

Roger Hodgson – second show added! Win Tickets!

Due to popular demand, The Q! is proud to present a SECOND show with Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp, on Tuesday, November 29 at the Royal Theatre.

Tickets are on-sale this Thursday, May 26 at 10AM available via (250.386.6121) and are: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $149.50 & $199.50. (top tier is VIP packages)

Or you can listen to The Q! Morning Show all this week to win a pair of tickets!


Hot Ticket Tuesday: Into The Forest

It’s another Hot Ticket Tuesday on The Q!

This Tuesday, May 31, we’ve got your chance to win your way in to The Q!’s Advance Screening of Into The Forest:

Listen all day for the cue-to-call and when you hear it, be the correct caller to 250-475-1003 and you’ll win a double-guest pass to see The Q!’s Advance Screening of Into The Forest at the Odeon on Yates on Thursday, June 3.

Win tickets to Theresa Caputo!

The Q! welcomes Theresa Caputo to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Monday, June 6 and we’ve got your chance to win tickets to see her!

Listen to The Q! Evening Show (6pm – Midnight) from Tuesday, May 24 – Friday, May 27 for your chance to win a pair of tickets.