SPCA Radiothon Coming to Magic 97

Magic 97 is the new home of the Swift Current SPCA John Mueller Memorial Radiothon, with the 3rd annual event set for Friday, May 27, from 8:00am to 8:00pm at Market Square on Central & Chaplin. This year, the SPCA is looking to raise $25,000 to help with the operations at the local shelter.

Here are some facts about the local SPCA:

  • The Swift Current SPCA is a community-based registered charity, and has been providing animal shelter services to the city and surrounding area since 1973.
  • The local SPCA is a "no kill" shelter. This means the shelter never euthanizes pets for the sake of creating room for more animals, but it also means that at times where there is limited space, there could be a waiting list to take in new pets.
  • The SPCA has a foster program, which sees individuals and families take in a pet for a temporary period for a stay in their home if the pet has special needs, doesn't adjust to shelter life, or needs to socialize with other pets.
  • Last year, the Swift Current SPCA had 175 pet adoptions, microchipped about 200 pets, and helped reunite 59 pets with their owners.
  • The SPCA receives no provincial or federal government funding, which means about 80% of their annual operating budget, or roughly $250,000, must be raised in the community through donations, grants and fundraisers.

The radiothon will also include a light breakfast with coffee, muffins and cinnamon buns from Schimmel's Dutch Bakery for $3.00 from 8:00am-10:00am, a hot dog BBQ lunch from 11:00am-2:00pm with a hot dog and beverage available for $5.00, and pizza from Moe's 2 for 1 Family Pizza will be available for $4.00 per slice and beverage from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, with proceeds from all three meals going to the SPCA.

A variety of local performers will also be on hand for the radiothon throughout the day, and you can also take a look at some of the SPCA's shelter pets in the afternoon. The SPCA will also be selling items from the Used Book Store and tickets for the spring raffle, which we will draw for live during the radiothon at 7:30pm. Prizes up for grabs include $100 in gasoline, a gardening package from Kwan's Southside Greenhouse and EMF Nutrition, $60 in gift cards from Original Joe's, and a family fun package including a Star wars board game and a $25 DQ gift card. Demi Kaye Photography will also be on site from 3:00pm to 7:00pm to take your pet's picture for the SPCA 2017 Calendar for just $5.00.

You can make your contribution to the radiothon by calling 306-778-SPCA (7722) or in person at Market Square on Friday, and all donations over $10 will be eligible for a charitable tax receipt. If you're unable to make a pledge on Friday, your donations are always welcome online anytime at

Thanks as well to the radiothon sponsors!

  • Premier sponsor: Swift Current Building Supplies Ltd
  • Platinum Sponsors: Bridal Builders Inc., Melhoff Electric
  • Gold Sponsors: WW Smith Insurance Ltd, 5 Point Electric Ltd, Crutch’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd, Batco Manufacturing, Swift Current Monumental Co. Ltd, SIGA, Innovation Credit Union
  • Silver Sponsors: Lynn Hurl- Century 21, Stitch Master, MacBean Tessem, Smart Flowers, Pioneer Co-op, Warehouse Floors, Wallace Construction

Please join us and support the Swift Current SPCA in the 3rd annual John Mueller Memorial Radiothon Friday on Magic 97!


Who Doesn't Like Free Stuff from Tims?

We helped Tim Hortons celebrate the launch of their new Creamy Maple Chill and Maple Iced Capp beverages (and helped them apologize for not thinking of those sooner), with a big TimCard giveaway last week!

We hit the streets of downtown Swift Current last Thursday and handed out $10 TimCards to unsupecting people in another random act of kindness!

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We also gave away some TimCards as we broadcasted live from there on Friday morning! Thanks to everyone who stopped by then and thanks to Tim Hortons for letting us help spread the word.

Don't forget, June 1 is Tim Hortons Camp Day, where all money from coffee sales will go to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation to help deserving kids go to camp this summer! We'll be broadcasting live and helping out the staff at both Tim Hortons restaurants in Swift Current that day!

Drive-in Season is Almost Here!

The Clearwater Drive-In at Kyle is opening for another season on the May long weekend! Here's the line-up for the first half of the summer...

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We're bringing back "Name that Movie" this year for your chance to win passes to the drive-in all summer long! Listen Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:20am starting on May 17 for the movie clip, then call us at 306-773-0971. If you can identify the movie the clip is from, you'll win two passes to use for any one movie this season at the Clearwater Drive-in!

It's NEVER Too Late to Say 'Sorry' for Justin Bieber Tickets!

Justin Bieber is bringing his Purpose World Tour to Saskatoon's SaskTel Centre on June 16th (clearly the most anticipated show in Saskatchewan that month Wink), and we've got a pair of tickets plus one night's stay at the Saskatoon Ramada hotel!

To win, all you have to do is send us your "Sorry Story". If you've wronged someone in the past and want to make up for it with an apology, send your story to us by email ([email protected]). Big or small, we'll take them all!

You can start sending us your "sorry stories" from today through May 20th. We will then go through the entries and invite three people to read their story live on the Magic Morning Show! Those three finalists' stories will be posted here on our blog, and then you can vote for your favourite story by text to 306-741-9292 from May 26th to 30th. The finalist whose story gets the most votes will win the getaway to Saskatoon to see Justin Bieber live and in person at SaskTel Centre!

Get those "sorry stories" into us for a chance to win, because unlike Justin's hit song, it's NEVER too late to say "sorry"!

The Domino's Impossible Question

Play the Domino's Impossible Question every weekday on the Magic Morning Show! Listen for the trivia question at 7:50am, then call 306-773-0971 with the correct answer, or comment with the answer on our Facebook page if we post the question there, to win a free 12" two-topping pizza from Domino's Pizza in Swift Current!

(Winners must pick up their free pizza coupon from our offices at 134 Central Ave N in Swift Current. Coupon is valid for pick-up orders only from the Swift Current Domino's Pizza location at 40 Cheadle St W. Those who have won a prize from any Golden West radio station in Swift Current in the previous 30 days are not eligible to win.)

Week starting May 23, 2016

Tuesday: 25% of men get tired after 26 minutes of doing this.
Answer: Shopping

Monday: No question for Victoria Day holiday


Week starting May 16, 2016

Friday: The Memorial Cup starts today in Red Deer. Name one of the two former Swift Current Broncos taking part in the tournament.
Answer: Jake Debrusk (Red Deer) and Jordan Thomson (Brandon)

Thursday: 58% of people have done this before work in the morning. What is it?
Answer: Shopped for groceries

Wednesday: 70% of people say they have this tucked away in storage. What is it?
Answer: High School Yearbook

Tuesday: 18% of people have a favourite one of these. What is it?
Answer: A pen

Monday: There are only four of these remaining in Saskatchewan, and one of them is here in the southwest. What is it?
Answer: Drive-in Theatre (Clearwater Drive-in at Kyle)


Week starting May 9, 2016

Friday: 53% of parents say their kids hate vegetables. What food was second?
Answer: 39% hate fruit

Thursday: 25% of women carry this in their purse. What is it?
Answer: Calculator

Wednesday: 44% of people have one of these even though it no longer works. What is it?
Answer: Car air freshener

Tuesday: 46% of men do not know how to do this task. What is it?
Answer: Sew a button

Monday: According to a recent survey, you will have owned about 25 of these by the age of 35. What are they?
Answer: Pairs of sunglasses


Week starting May 2, 2016

Friday: This Mother's Day, around 12 million of these will be sent out in Saskatchewan alone. What are they?
Answer: Text messages from SaskTel customers

Thursday: According to a recent survey, this is something we give as a gift more often than we buy ourselves. What is it?
Answer: A blender

Wednesday: This is the most embarrassing thing drivers say they do.
Answer: Forget where they parked

Tuesday: A new survey reveals that 14% of adults still do this with their money. What is it?
Answer: Keep their cash in a piggy bank

Monday: 51% of people think THIS is rude.
Answer: Texting during a meal


Week starting April 25, 2016

Friday: At some point this week, 12% of people will burn themselves with this. What is it?
Answer: Pizza

Thursday: 89% of men do not know how to properly do this. What is it?
Answer: Tie a bow tie

Wednesday: 37% of women get their hair cut for this event. What is it?
Answer: Their new driver's license photo

Tuesday: On average, we do this every year and a half. What is it?
Answer: Buy a new cell phone

Monday: According to a recent dating survey, 5% of people have asked this question on a first date. What is it?
Answer: "How much money do you make?"


Week starting April 18, 2016

Friday: 34% of people say this sound stresses them out. What is it?
Answer: Email notifications

Thursday: 25% of people do this after buying a car. What is it?
Answer: Name it

Wednesday: According to a survey from Good Housekeeping, coffee is the most noticeable smell when you walk into a room. What is #2?
Answer: Peanut butter

Tuesday: 50% of people never use these anymore, but yet keep them in their home. What is it?
Answer: Telephone book

Monday: We loved them in the 60s. They were best-sellers in the 70s. Now they are selling on eBay for $10. What is it?
Answer: Polaroid Instant Camera

Jodie Knows When the Price is Right!

Congratulations to Jodie Fehr, the grand prize winner of our Price is Right contest for Cypress Motors and Highway 1 Auto Mall! She bid the closest to the price of our big showcase at our grand finale at Cypress Motors to win tickets to the Price is Right Live at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw on Thursday night, as well as a night's stay at the Heritage Inn and supper at Season's Cafe and Eatery.

Our runners-up also won some great prizes, inlcuding more tickets to the Price is Right Live and prizes from Cypress Motors, Wildflower Florists in the Swift Current Mall, and Sask Landing Golf Resort. Congratulations go out to Henry Kantrud, Jason Gerlach, Faye Bochek and Delores Saaler!

Thanks to everyone who took part, and we hope you had fun! The winning doesn't stop here, though, as we'll give you details on a big contest for Mother's Day in the coming days!

Can You Answer the Domino's Impossible Question?

Do you love pizza?

That's hardly a tough question to answer, but if you can answer the Domino's Impossible Question, you can win a free 12" two-topping pizza for pick-up at Domino's Pizza in Swift Current! Listen for the Impossible Trivia question at 7:50am, and call us at 306-773-0971 with the correct answer to win! If we don't get a correct answer before 8:00am, we'll post the question on our Facebook page, and open it up to those who like our page to try it out!

We started things off with a tough question today:

"We loved them in the 60s. They were best sellers in the 70s. Now they're selling on eBay for $10. What are they?"

Naturally, we had a variety of answers, ranging from lava lamps, 8-track tapes, pet rocks and even vinyl records (which are actually very popular again), but the correct answer was a Polaroid Camera!

If you don't know what one is, I'll let two-time Emmy Award winner James Garner tell you all about it...


Congratulations to Santana who was our very first winner, and won free pizza at Domino's in Swift Current! We'll have another Impossible Question for you on Tuesday! In the meantime, stop by Domino's at 40 Cheadle St W or call (306) 773-5555 for fast, delicious Domino's Pizza today!

Royal Winners!

Royal Ball

Thanks to all who took part in Name that Royal, our week-long contest for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets and limo transportation to the Under the Sea Royal Ball happening at the Sky Centre on Sunday!

We made our grand prize draw this morning, and our congratulations go out to our winners Coral Larson and Geri-Lee Okemaysim!



Tickets for the Royal Ball are still available at Unforgettable on Central Ave N in downtown Swift Current.

The winning doesn't stop here... starting Monday, you can have a chance to win a getaway to the Heritage Inn in Moose Jaw and tickets to the Price is Right Live at Mosaic Place on April 21st!

Come on Down!

The Price is Right Live! is coming to Moose Jaw's Mosaic Place on April 21st, where everyone in the audience has a chance to play a live stage version of the iconic TV game show and win some great prizes!*

We've got a pair of tickets to the show, and we're giving them away along with a getaway to the Friendly City, courtesy of the Heritage Inn and Seasons Cafe & Eatery, by playing our own version of the Price is Right with Cypress Motors and Highway 1 Auto Mall. Starting Monday, listen for the Price is Right theme, then call us at 306-773-0971 to play. We'll give you a list of three items and three different prices. All you have to do is tell us which price matches the right item, and you will qualify for the final round!

Our qualifiers must be able to attend the final round at Cypress Motors (2234 South Service Road W) on Tuesday, April 19 at 12:00 noon, and one winner will win a pair of tickets to the Price is Right Live, plus one night's hotel accomodation at the Heritage Inn and supper at Seasons Cafe & Eatery before the show!

*No purchase necessary.  To enter the arena to watch the show a ticket purchase is required.  Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play.  Odds of being selected are based on number of registrants.  For an opportunity to be selected as a contestant guests must register in accordance with the following: At 4:30pm, April 21st, 2016 in the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre (110 1st Ave NW, Moose Jaw, SK). Contestants will be selected in a random draw.  Must be 19 years or older to register.  Residents of Quebec and Puerto Rico are ineligible to participate as contestants.  Approximate number of prizes available per show:  60.  Approximate potential retail value of prizing per show:  CAN $25,000. All potential winners will be required to correctly answer a time mathematical skill-testing question.  Subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws.  Void where prohibited.  For complete show rules visit the Box Office or applicable registration location.

Tickets Galore!

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Congratulations to Danika Sorenson Mitchell, who won our beat the box office tickets to see Celtic Thunder live at Moose Jaw's Mosaic Place on December 2nd! She won our draw after correctly guessing where the pot of gold was last week. We found that pot of gold at Swift Current Creek, Bald Butte in the Cypress Hills, Goodwin House at Saskatchewan Landing, and the Windscape Kite Festival!

Thanks to everyone who took part, and if you want to see Celtic Thunder live in the Friendly City, tickets are now on sale at or by calling 306-624-2050.

Royal Ball

But the winning doesn't stop here... we've got a chance for you to bring your aspiring prince or princess to the Under the Sea Royal Ball happening at the Sky Centre in Swift Current! Event chair Corla Rokochy was in studio last week to tell us more.


We've got two pairs of tickets and limo transportation to the Royal Ball on Sunday with Name that Royal! Every morning this week at 7:20am, we'll play a movie clip with a royal character. All you have to do is call in, guess the character or the movie, and you'll be put in the draw, which we will make on Friday morning! is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.