Blink 182 Kicks Drake Out of #1 Spot on Billboard Charts
Drake has been #1 with his album views for 9 weeks but the reign is over! Blink 182’s new record California is the new #1 album, and their first #1 in 15 years – since Take off Your Pants and Jacket and without Tom DeLonge, wow!
Bernie Sanders Endorses Hilary Clinton
We’ve been waiting for this one for awhile but that Bernie Sanders has now officially endorsed Hilary Clinton, saying his campaign was about PEOPLE who are left out and left behind, values Trump does not share with him.
— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) July 12, 2016
Calgary Amber Alert Still In Effect
The amber alert for the missing five year old girl, Taliyah Leigh Marsman is still in effect. If you’ve got friends in Calgary, tag them in the post from AM980 let’s try and find this little girl, doesn’t hurt to share the links as many times as you can in the name of getting her home safe.
Calgary Police held a press conference this morning saying they are speaking with witnesses and persons of interest in the case after the mother’s dead body was found after she didn’t show up for work yesterday. It’s believed to be a homicide and the estranged father is co-operating with police.
The five-year-old girl is described as a mixed-race, beautiful tanned skin with a slim build, brown curly hair, and brown eyes.
Win Rock the Park Tickets – 2 Ways to Win
The FM96 Rock the Park listen-to-win contest continues, every time you hear one of our Saturday artists play between 7am and 7pm, call 519 643 9696 as fast as your fingers will dial, there’s a pair of passes to Saturday’s show in it for you WITH a chance to win a Meet & Greet with AWOLNATION, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and The Zolas.
Another option…get in on the Pokemon GO craze with FM96!
Listen to The Taz Show after 8am tomorrow. Travis will be dressed up as our resident FM96 Pokemon. We’ll be giving you clues to find out where he is, when you find him you’ll have to snap a picture for a proof and either tweet it, tagging @FM96Rocks, or send us the pic through the FM96 APP. First person will win Rock The Park Tickets for finding PokeTrav.
These things are EVERYWHERE!
Everyone I know is obsessed with Pokemon GO. I haven’t heard the word Pokemon since 1998, what makes Pokemon suddenly such a big deal when it’s not even available in Canada yet?
It’s a new mobile game. It’s the fastest-growing mobile gaming app since Tinder. Close to as many people who are playing Pokemon Go are daily twitter users and Twitter’s been around since July 15th, 2006. It’s been the best-selling game in the iPhone store last week for countries where it IS released (Australia, USA, and New Zealand).
From CBC, the game has also put users in some interesting situations:
Finding a dead body: 19-year-old Shayla Wiggins was looking for aPokestop down by the river last week in her hometown of Riverton, Wyoming, when she stumbled upon a man’s body in the water. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office told local media that a body was found by Wiggins; they suspect the death was caused by drowning.
No Sandshrews in the police station: Police in Darwin, Australia, put out a plea telling Pokemon Go players to stop coming into the police station. They said the station was featured as a Pokestop and that users were coming in to gatherPokeballs. “You don’t actually have to step inside in order to gain the Pokeballs,” the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services clarified on Facebook.
A Pokemon-fuelled armed robbery?: The police department in O’Fallon, Missouri, said the game may have been responsible for an armed robberyearly Sunday morning. They explained in a Facebook post: “You can add a beacon to a Pokestop to lure more players. Apparently they were using the app to locate people standing around in the middle of a parking lot or whatever other location they were in.”
It’s sending me where?: Pokemon Go players have been sharing all sorts of bizarre places the app has been taking them and where Pokemon have been showing up. The list includes toilet stalls, graveyards, the Church of Scientology … even strip clubs. Gotta catch ’em all!
Kyrie Tompkins, a 22-year-old freelance web designer, fell on the sidewalk and twisted her ankle while wandering in downtown Waterville, Maine, on Thursday night.