Empty Saddles: Bev Munro

Former CFCW 840 Radio morning man and country music legend Bev Munro passed away at the age of 89. Bev is the only Canadian DJ to be named Mr D.J. USA (1959). The songwriter earned a recording contract with Capitol Records, and he also wrote hits for a number of artists. He was a DJ …

B.C. Cowboy Heritage

Congratulations to all the participants, fans, artists and musicians for the success of the 22nd Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival. A highlight of the event is the announcement of the inductees into the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame, located in Williams Lake, B.C. Congratulations to the 2018 inductees including four Working Cowboy inductees: Lois Tucker Daling, …

Empty Saddles: Elizabeth Ebert

Retired rancher and cowboy poet from Thunderhawk, South Dakota, Elizabeth was a featured poet on every stage she graced, including many in Canada. A mentor to many and a pal to all, she began her poetry career at age 65 on a bet and rapidly became known to many as the Queen of Cowboy Poetry.

Competing at Calgary

The Calgary Stampede officially revealed the names of the 120 rodeo superstars who have been invited to compete at Stampede 2018, July 6–15. Among them are 26 Canadians. All six 2017 Calgary Stampede champions, including the lone Canadian, saddle bronc champion Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alta., will return in 2018 to defend their titles …

Canvas Auction Huge Success

If the 2018 Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Canvas Auction is a barometer for the economy in Western Canada, it looks like things are on the rebound. The 2018 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction was a tremendous success with the fifth-highest total in the 40-year history of the event, bringing in over $3.2 million. …