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Queen City Ex

Wednesday, July 30th - Saturday, August 2nd...

The annual Queen City Ex kicks off tomorrow at noon in Regina!

It's sure to be another great week of fun in our capital city, especially with the weather forecast predicting sunshine and high temperatures all week long!

All your favorite rides and kiosks are back. And the Molson Canadian Live Grandstand will have great acts every night including Mariana's Trench, Bret Michaels, and Down With Webster!

Daytripper Tickets are $47 bucks, that gets you unlimited rides at the Ex and access to that night's concert!

For more information, Like the Queen City Ex on Facebook - Check out their Website - or Follow #QCX2014 on Twitter

MORE New Music on SUN102

IMG_8364.jpegWooo!  That's right MORE new music!  

You may have heard this one on the Fault In Our Stars Soundtrack...
Charli XCX - Boom Clap

Demi Lovato also teamed up with British singer Cher Lloyd for this new track...
Demi Lovato (feat. Cher Lloyd) - Really Don't Care

Here is a new group for your ears, a Canadian electronic Duo...
Adventure Club - Wonder

And finally, my favourite of the new songs this week (this one will get stuck in your head)...
Weeknd - Wanderlust

Estevan's Top 5 Words To Describe Traffic

All morning long we we're asking you words to describe the traffic in Estevan with all the construction.  We got alot of great responses, here we're the top 5....

5) Annoying - Cara
4) Chaos - Jessica
3) Congested 
2) Crazy - Daniyale
1) UGH! - Samantha

Thanks for your responses.  If you want to get in on the conversation, like us on Facebook!

Last Chance to get STARS Lottery Tickets!

logo-stars-saskatchewanThis is your last chance to pick up tickets for the 2014 STARS Lottery Saskatchewan.  Thursday is the cut off for tickets.  You not only are helping out a great organization in Saskatchewan but you also might win prizes along the way.

Cash, vacations, vehicles, electronics, homes... you name it, they are giving it away this year!  Click here for a full list of prizes.  Tickets are $60/each, 2 for $100 or a set of 6 for $250.  

To get your tickets visit their official website here, or call 1-855-449-2444!

2014 MTV VMA Nominations

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MTV released the nominations this morning for the 2014 VMA's through the app Snapchat.  Beyonce dominated with 8 nominations for 3 of her different music videos.  Coming in a close 2nd place with 7 nominations was Iggy Izalea and Eminem.  The MTV VMA's air Sunday August 24th... on of course MTV.  Take a look at all the noms: 

Video of the Year
» Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
» Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
» Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
» Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
» Sia, “Chandelier”
Best Hip-Hop Video
» Childish Gambino, “3005
» Drake ft. Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
» Eminem, “Berzerk”
» Kanye West, “Black Skinhead”
» Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”
Best Male Video
» Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams, “Sing”
» Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”
» John Legend, “All of Me”
» Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
» Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Best Female Video
» Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
» Beyoncé, “Partition”
» Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
» Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
» Lorde, “Royals”
Best Pop Video
» Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
» Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up”
» Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
» Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
» Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Best Rock Video
» Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?”
» Black Keys, “Fever”
» Imagine Dragons, “Demons”
» Linkin Park, “Until It’s Gone”
» Lorde, “Royals”
Artist to Watch
» 5 Seconds of Summer, “She Looks So Perfect”
» Charli XCX, “Boom Clap”
» Fifth Harmony, “Miss Movin’ On”
» Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
» Schoolboy Q, “Man of the Year”
Best Collaboration
» Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
» Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
» Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, “Loyal”
» Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”
» Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
» Pitbull ft. Kesha, “Timber”
MTV Clubland Award
» Calvin Harris, “Summer”
» Disclosure, “Grab Her!”
» DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
» Martin Garrix, “Animals”
» Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”
Best Video With A Social Message
» Angel Haze ft. Sia, “Battle Cry”
» Avicii ft. Dan Tyminski, “Hey Brother”
» Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
» David Guetta, “One Voice”
» J. Cole, “Crooked Smile”
» Kelly Rowland, “Dirty Laundry”
Best Cinematography
» 30 Seconds to Mars, “City of Angels”
» Arcade Fire, “Afterlife”
» Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
» Gesaffelstein, “Hate Or Glory”
» Lana Del Rey, “West Coast”
Best Editing
» Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
» Eminem, “Rap God”
» Fitz and the Tantrums, “The Walker”
» MGMT, “Your Life is a Lie”
» Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”
Best Choreography
» Beyoncé, “Partition”
» Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
» Kiesza, “Hideaway”
» Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good”
» Sia, “Chandelier”
» Usher, “Good Kisser”
Best Direction
» Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
» DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
» Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”
» Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
» OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”
Best Art Direction
» Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”
» DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
» Eminem, “Rap God”
» Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
» Tyler, the Creator, “Tamale”
Best Visual Effects
» Disclosure, “Grab Her!”
» DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
» Eminem, “Rap God”
» Jack White, “Lazaretto”
» OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”

6 Things to do When Your Stuck In Traffic/Behind a Train

We don't live in a large city but traffic recently has been a little hectic in Estevan with all this construction going on or maybe your stuck behind a train. So what to do in those extra minutes you have in your car?

6) Awkward Eye contact – Make very awkward eye content with the car next to you until they give you a weird look

5) Relax – Nothing you can do about that train or that you have been stuck behind a red light for 10 minutes now. Take a deep breath and have some "you-time"...

4) Clean – You might be stuck behind a train looking at your very very dusty dashboard. Have some vehicle wipes handy and clean off your dash. Because let's be honest, you don't want to clean your vehicle when you get home from work.

3) Plan your week – Make a to do list, why not?

2) Flip a coin – You have time to kill. Brush up on your coin-flippin' skills. Make your life decisions on what the coin tells you.

1) Sing – Turn up Sun102 and sing along to your favorite hit songs. Don't worry the people next to you, they will enjoy a good laugh and if you're brave roll the windows down and sing loud until you get everyones attention all around you.

Or do the complete opposite and be this guy...

New Music on SUN102

Danny from CJ1280 and Ethan from Rock106 haven't figured out that you have to plug headphones in to listen to the new music.  Danny from CJ1280 and Ethan from Rock106 haven't figured out that you have to plug headphones in to listen to the new music.

There is no better feeling then finding your new favourite song and listening to it over and over and over again.  Until you of course you listen to it too much and get sick of it.  

Here is what is new on SUN102...

Train - Angel in Blue Jeans

Pharrell Williams (Feat. Miley Cyrus) - Come Get It Bae

Sia - Chandelier

Keep checking back on the SUN102 Blog for the latest in music!

Billboards Best of 2014 (So far)

Just a few days I posted the top songs of 2014.  But now Billboard has been getting votes from fans to find out the best of 2014 so far.   Beyonce dominated the charts.  Take a look at some of the best...

Favorite No. 1 Billboard 200 Album
1. Beyonce, "Beyonce" (18%)
2. Soundtrack, "Frozen" (14%)
3. Coldplay, "Ghost Stories" (9%)

Breakout Star
1. Iggy Azalea (34%)
2. Sam Smith (13%)
3. 5 Seconds of Summer (11%)

Best Comeback
1. Jason Derulo (15%)
2. Jennifer Lopez (13%)
3. Lily Allen (10%)

Most Buzzed-About Moment
1. Lady Gaga's paint-vomiting SXSW performance (26%)
2. Jay Z and Solange fight in an elevator (20%)
3. Michael Jackson's "Xscape" album release (12%)

Click here for the full lists.

BBQ Season is Here!

Grab your favourite marinates and spices!  BBQ season has arrived!  Nothing better then getting out your BBQ utensils and your find a nice juicy steak to throw on the grill!  SUN102 could be hooking you up this summer with a delicious $75 meat pack from Carlyle Food World.  Listen each Wednesday morning at 8:20 for 'Meat The Artist'.

If you're the first to call in with the correct answer you walk away with that $75 meat pack!
Summer Sizzles with Carlyle Food World and Sun102!

Radio's Most Played of 2014 (So Far)

We are reaching the half way point of 2014.  We have had some big hits already this year, a lot which will probably be making it to the AT40 Top of 2014 Countdown come December.  What has been the biggest song so far?  Pharrell's Happy has climbed it's way to the biggest Radio song of the year (So far).  Check out the Top 5 Billboard has ranked:
Artist Title Spins Audience
1 Pharrell Williams "Happy" 571,000 3,365,676,000
2 John Legend "All Of Me" 555,000 3,167,258,000
3 Katy Perry feat. Juicy J "Dark Horse" 554,000 3,220,610,000
4 Lorde "Team" 456,000 2,401,101,000
5 OneRepublic "Counting Stars" 420,000 2,538,228,000
For the full list, click here.