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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Well, today is the first day of the Stanley Cup finals. The Calgary Flames vs. the Tampa Bay Lightening; both are teams that no one thought would make it this far. This is Calgary's first trip to the Stanley Cup finals since they won the cup back in 1989. Calgary is the first Canadian team in the Stanley Cup finals since the Vancouver Canucks lost the cup to the N.Y. Rangers in 1994. This is Tampa Bay's first trip to the Finals since they came into existence about...11 years ago?

Don't worry, I haven't turned into a hockey guy. One of the first rules of being a good radio announcer is to stay up-to-date on stuff like this, cuz that's what your listeners will want to talk about. I had to interview some announcers for an assignment I did. Announcers are so sick of reality TV right now mainly because they've had to watch so much to keep current with their listeners. One I spoke to said that American Idol and Canadian Idol were his most hated.

Subject change.

Well, I'm not the only one who's lost a beloved pet. West Edmonton Mall just shipped off their last dolphin to a dolphin resort down in Florida. Howard the dolphin will join seven other dolphins for the remainder of his life. Howard has been alone since his mate, Mavis, died last year. Edmonton's animal rights activists are heralding this as a victory, but it's a somewhat hollow victory as it took this long.

Oh, and I'm sure we all know by now that the #1 film of the past weekend was Shrek 2. It did such big business that Dreamworks has entered into final negotiations with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and Antonio Banderas to reprise their roles in Shrek 3 and Shrek 4.

Next Issue...Too Many Shreks!

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