D&E Recyclers would like to thank Darren and everyone at 93.1 Big Country for their dedication and support for our company.
Big Country has been instrumental in our success and advertising and staying connected with the community.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with Big Country for years to come.
Greg Brown & Jen Johnson
I have found advertising with Big Country to be very effective. Just over 20% of my business comes directly from advertising with this station. In addition, brand recognition has been established due to the skills of their production team. I have been very happy with their service, ideas, and support over the last two years.
Laser Technician, Addictions Counsellor, Transformational Coach
Imagine Laserworks – 209-9804-100 Ave Grande Prairie, AB
Over the course of the last century, the agricultural equipment industry has become an increasingly consolidated market, saturated by worldwide brands. Equipment manufacturing is now a concentrated industry as the workload on the farm rises to meet global demand and more efficient, versatile equipment is needed to get the job done. In the midst of this competitive landscape is Agriterra Equipment, a culmination of agricultural equipment dealers that have been serving customers in Alberta for more than 40 years.
With five locations throughout Alberta in Stony Plain, Camrose, High River, Lougheed and most recently, Grande Prairie, Agriterra has progressively grown by acquisition, joining the large-scale equipment dealers of the world. Big Country 93.1 has been able to market the Agriterra image throughout the Peace Country and we love working with them and are excited to continue this great relationship!
It was 41 years ago when a small group decided it was time to create a Stompin’ good time and engulf the cowboy way into an event. It’s this event that has strung together a long line of family who have been bonded together to create something great.
Big Country 93.1 FM has been part of Stompede since the beginning and we are proud to call them family. Together we have shared many moments in rodeo, chuckwagons, country music, and community.
Stompede is confident that Big Country 93.1 FM will continue the ‘Cowboy Way’ for another 38 years and help Stompede celebrate Canadian Western Heritage that will put Grande Prairie and Region on the map.
Terri Ellen Sudnik
Past President, Grande Prairie Stompede
Thank you very much once again for the generous contribution to the SongRise Music Conference! We sincerely appreciate the support we receive from Big Country CJXX and it is evident to us that your station truly believes in supporting local talent. It’s part of what makes it a great station and part of why CJXX won a CCMA award last year! We consistently get a good contingent of delegates from the Grande Prairie area who have gone on to further their musical careers in a huge way!
Sherry & Dana
SongRise Music Conference & Showcase
Trend Home Improvements began its relationship with Big Country in 2010 when we purchased the company. Right from the beginning we have had great success with our Big Country advertising. Over the years we have been a major sponsor of the Big 30 contest and love the exposure and foot traffic the contest brings us. We have also had great results from the employment ads we’ve run in the past on Big Country. Trend was thrilled to recently be voted Distinguished Certified Trade of 2014 by the Grande Prairie Home Builders Association and are continually thankful for the support Big Country and the Peace Region have shown us. A huge thanks again to all of our employees, clients and business partners like Big Country in making our exterior renovation company a success!
Karla and Andy Zinterer
Trend Home Improvements www.trendhomeimprove.com 780-538-4888
In 2011 we at Flaman Fitness moved to our new location with new owners. We have used Big Country 93.1 as our main source of advertising. With their strong background in the community to go along with their large base of listeners we have had nothing but success. We constantly have client’s mention they’ve heard us on CJXX or heard JP doing his remotes from our store. Without the great people at CJXX and their ability to know how to get our name out, we wouldn’t be as successful.
Thank you very much CJXX (Al, JP, and the production staff) and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you!
Trent Hill, Owner
We’ve dealt with big country for close to 30 years now. And it is a rare commodity to get such great treatment and pricing without a single hiccup. I can’t say enough about all the staff we deal with. Big Country 93.1 has become more than just a part of this community. They embody our community and the people in it. We
stay connected and keep our finger on the pulse thanks to big country. So thanks for everything and we look forward to 30 more!!!!
Sales Manager / Nor-Lan Chrysler
I wish to send my deepest thanks to everyone at Big Country 93.1 FM for their hard work, dedication, and community involvment. From the first point of contact with your station, I have found that the staff are professional, friendly and reliable. The sales department was very quick to find a solution to my advertising needs and the back up input from the creative department made me realize that a team atmosphere is a huge part of your organization. It is pleasing to know we have the opportunity to work with a company that values comradery and hard work.
Administration & Communication
Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation
“Out of the 16 years I have owned Wally’s Mini-Mart YOU’RE THE BEST! When I call, I always have a friendly person to talk to. I have all my requests takes care of promptly and never have to call back. Even those emergency phone calls are handled professionally. Everyone else should be envious of you. A big thank you goes out to Colleen and Ashley for taking care of us and a special shout out to Suzanne, she does the best commercials ever! Having the lottery line and the great ads has increased our sales tremendously. Everyone knows about the great ice cream at Wally’s and the lotto line is very popular. Thanks so much for making our best interest your interest!
Former Owner of Wally’s Mini-Mart
Thanks so much for being involved with this year’s Batting Against Breast Cancer in Grande Prairie! Together, we were able to raise $22,500 towards a future without breast cancer – Amazing! I found Ashley Simigan really great to work with and I look forward to doing it again.
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT Region
I have had the pleasure of working with the staff at Big Country for over 25 years with Midas Auto Service and now for the past three years with Countryside Motor Sports. The entire crew at Big Country has been so easy to deal with and full of ideas on how to help promote our business and upon moving into our new location they have been a huge part of our success. We have been able to count on Big Country to be there for us so many times when we really needed them, whether it was their ability to change ads on short notice, reschedule events and of course helping us get our message out there to our customers. With their ability to produce ad scripts locally it has been so much easier for us to know we have a local flavour to our message and we can change it up as often as we like with no hassle. With Big Country in our corner we have been able to grow our business rapidly. Add to this our growth in KTM off road and street bikes, Victory motorcycles and Legend Boats we are able to offer our customers more choices and follow up service in our new facility and look forward to this continuing partnership for years to come.
Owner, Countryside Motorsports
Windsor Motor Sports has a long standing media relationship since inception with Big Country 93.1. We are extremely happy with the reach they provide us in the Grande Prairie Area. The personnel at Big Country 93.1 go out of their way to accommodate our needs. We would like to thank all the listeners of Big Country 93.1 for their patronage.
Ashley and Suzanne and rest of crew involved with our ads………..
I just want to give a HUGE shoutout and THANK YOU for the ads that aired for the West County 4H Achievement Day. I was EXTREMELY pleased to hear the ads aired at 8:06am and 12:06pm, and I know someone told me another was played at a prime spot later in afternoon as well. I was pleased with the spots yesterday as that was ‘prime time’ to hear them. I’ve had lots of feedback from people in regards to the ads….so well done!!! It was a pleasure to work with Anne, Ashley and Suzanne and we will definitely be doing this again next year as we got lots of buyers out and I’m sure a great part of it was the radio advertising.
Thanks again…..another reason to love listening to Big Country 93.1!!!!
Co-ordinator for West County 4H Achievement Day
Advertising with Big Country Radio 93.1 has helped us to achieve a wider customer base. They have produced our message of BARBEQUED great food at your venue anytime, anywhere, any weather very well.
Thanks CJXX for your community promotions. We look forward to cooking breakfast with you on the Saturday of Stompede weekend. We also appreciate your involvement with the Relay for Life Cancer Walk happening June 13,2014 this year where we do the roast beef dinner for survivors and participants as well as the burgers at midnight and the pancake breakfast at dawn.
CJXX, Big Country 93.1 is the country sound radio for the community.
Barry Davis, Owner
On Fire Barbeques Inc.
Big Country 93.1 is my cornerstone advertising partner for the GP Home & Garden Show, and for good reason. In an ever changing media environment, they never disappoint when it comes to customer service, listener response, and added value in creating a successful advertising campaign. I have used this company to promote many different events over the years and there is no question that the #1 radio station in the Peace Country is Big Country 93.1.
GP Home & Garden Show
“As a brand new business we have needed to make ourselves know to the people of Grande Prairie. We relied on Big Country Radio to help us and have been extremely pleased with the results! The staff have been incredibly helpful in developing advertising campaigns and understanding their loyal listeners. Advertising with Big Country Radio has given our business a head-start and we look forward to many successful years partnering with them.”
Dr. Pamela Giles, O.D., Dr. Kyla Hunter, O.D., and Dr. Kent Manville, O.D.
Aurora Eye Care 780-513-2020.
We have had a lot people stopping and saying they heard our ad on the radio so they thought they would stop in and that it was great and they will be back! I love the feeling of knowing that our advertising dollars are actually working and people are responding. Thanks for all the help you have been to us as a new business
Raelyn & Ray Peterson
Lefty’s Cafe, Bezanson
Ever since I was a boy I had a dream of racing in Nascar. Now with the help of many local companies like Big Country 93.1 FM and individuals I am competing in the Nascar K&N West Series and moving up the Nascar Ranks. This would not be possible without the financial aid of my annual fundraiser which Big Country has been a major part of. Anne and all the staff at Big Country have been so supportive and helped me live my dream and reach my goals by promoting a born and raised Grande Prairie Racer reach his goals.
Thank you so very much Big Country!!
Jamie Krzsik, Nascar K&N West Series Competitor, Grande Prairie, AB
Big Country 93.1 had always been our #1 partner for advertising. Professional, knowledgeable, and courteous personnel are the key ingredients to a succesful relationship. Big Country 93.1 delivers all it promises!
A big thank you for making our business a success, and especially your great involvement in the Peace Country!
Midwest on Main
Big Country 93.1 and their extremely helpful, professional team have made radio advertising easy, effective and affordable. Thank you Big Country! Your excellent commitment and top knotch customer service is second to none. You guys are awesome!!
Blackman’s Butcher Shop and Sausage Hut
Happy Trails RV has advertised with Big Country 93.1 FM for many years. Big Country is a very effective way to get our name and products out to their extremely loyal listening audience. Country Music will always be a major part of our demographic audience and for Happy Trails RV those are our customers that we need to reach! Big Country is a perfect partner for us and we highly recommend them to any business or group that needs their message heard!
Happy Trails RV
Big Country has been a huge part of the Cash and Camping Lottery since we began over 13 years ago. Big Country is always willing to go above and beyond to help our Rotary Club and all of the non-profit groups that form part of the lotteries. We are always impressed at how they go above and beyond to ensure we get great coverage and that the community stays informed of our successes.
Swan City Rotary Club
40 years ago Glenn and Judy Keddie started Keddie’s Tack and Western Wear. Over the years many things have changed, but, one constant is the positive relationship we have enjoyed with Big Country 93.1 FM. We consider Big Country a key partner in our business planning. they have always been professional, stepped up above and beyond and given us an excellent return on our investment. Big Country has much the same values we live by including supporting our community. Here’s to another 40 years of working together with Big Country 93.1 FM!
Jeff and Maryann Keddie
Keddies Tack and Western Wear Jeff and Maryann Keddie
It does not matter where I go in the Peace Country, everyone recognizes me from the farm safety tips that broadcast on Big Country 93.1 FM. I truly believe that by sharing the messages on Big Country people are more aware of farming hazards and risks. This is definitely a benefit to agriculture!
Farm Safety Coordinator
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
It’s always a pleasure to work together with the Big Country sales team, creative writers and on-air crew! Edwards has been advertising with Big Country for over 32 years and we believe they have been the key to our success. Our experience is that one must be consistent when advertising and we promote Edwards all year round on Big Country. We look forward to continuing our excellent business relationship with the great team at Big Country 93.1 FM.
Edwards Factory Outlet,
Grande Prairie, 780-532-1094
Hey Big County! I just wanted to tell you guys that I really like your new mid-day announcer “J.P.”! He is awesome and has a great radio personality and the commercials he did for us sound fantastic!!!
Thank you so much for the GREAT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP!
Teepee Creek Stampede
Powder King has enjoyed a great relationship with Big Country 93.1 for many seasons. We feel that our advertising on Big Country reaches communities in and around Grande Prairie and has helped us build great relationships with their listeners. We look forward to providing fun to all in the Pine pass for many seasons to come!
Thank you Big Country for the promotion for our presentation on Equine Psychology and Behavior. Because of your support we were able to reach out and empower many people. The event was a huge success and well attended. The Alberta Equestrian federation also has not taken lightly your generous support. Many people commented hearing it on Big Country. Great job you are doing for our community!
I get a lot of requests throughout the year, free drinks in the casino, more indoor stalls, but, the most frequent request I get is to play Big Country 93.1 in our buildings.
Grande Prairie Regional Agricultural & Exhibition Society
“In a time where everyone is extremely busy, it is great to know that there are still supporters that care enough to take time, listen to our needs and come through in a big way. Your donation of the “Star Guitar” package was tremendously appreciated, along with all of the advertising and added exposure that Big Country Radio gives to the Festival”
Chairman, QEII Hospital Foundation
Big Country 93.1 FM is my exclusive radio partner in helping market Homes and Land of Grande Prairie and Area. My history with Big Country is a long-standing one. As a former employee, I appreciate the hard work, dedication and professionalism they bestow not only their advertisers but their listening audience as well and am grateful for their help and support since launching Homes and Land of Grande Prairie and Area in late 2008. Many thanks to all the hardworking staff at Big Country 93.1!
Homes and Land of Grande Prairie & Area
Bryan Fedoruk, Publisher
Recently we were looking to hire a new employee so we thought we would try advertising for the position on Big Country. Wow, what a difference that made! By the end of the first day we had received two or three a day for the entire two weeks the ad ran. Thanks for the help Big Country, the ad helped us find a quality staff member!
Trend Home Improvements
It was a real joy to be there for Tenille during the “Big Hearts for Big Kids Fundraiser for Sunrise House. What Big Country and your staff did for this event can only be measured by the fact that you made an incredible difference in the lives of a lot of our young people. The ripple effect of the change in their lives will surely be felt in their futures and you all played a major part.
(Footnote: $60,000 was raised that evening )
The Emmons Group of Companies
“As a general rule, Costco Wholesale does very little advertising, however, over the past year we have teamed up with Big Country 93.1 to promote some of our new business services. Big Country did a live remote broadcasts to promote the opening of our new Gas Station and new location of our Garden Center. In addition we participated in a Spring Garden Promotion
I am happy to report that the day Big Country broadcast live from our Gas Station is one of our top three highest sales days, and the garden promotion and remote helped us achieve our highest sales in the five years of its existance, in spite of less exposure due to the new location.
We also participated in Big country’s unreserved auction which was an exciting way to promote Costco and we will again. I have found Big Country’s sales people, writers and on air personalities to be very professional, accommodating and creative which helps us achieve a strong benefit from the investment we have made in our advertising.”
Grande Prairie, AB
“I have had great response to my advertising on Big Country 93.1. There is no doubt that the exposure I receive on a regular basis has contributed directly to my success. Regularly people say ‘I always hear you on Big Country.’ That’s the kid of feedback I just love!!”
Fast Track Realty
“As a long time promoter with Big Country 93.1, the Great Northern Casino has been impressed with the quality and value of service provided … precision and convenience with a solid impact has been the keystone to this station and why we will continue to use them …”
Great Northern Casino
“When we want our message heard we turn to Big Country 93.1. With their vast amount of loyal listeners, we know we are getting the value we are looking for. Big Country 93.1 has been the strongest radio station in the Peace Country since the beginning and like John Deere and Prairie Coast Equipment it is true to its roots and committed to their customers. We have partnered with Big Country 93.1 for over 30 years to reach our community and will continue to do so.”
Prairie Coast Equipment
“New Horizon Co-op has a long, successful relationship with Big Country. Our customer’s primarily listen to Big Country and the station provides us with fantastic, prompt, organized, professional customer service and is there for us when it comes to promotions, fundraisers and special events. We will continue to work with Big Country in the many years to come!”
Marketing & Communications Manager
New Horizon Co-op
“I cannot thank Big Country enough for all of your support with the “Big Hearts for Big Kids Fundraiser”!! Your advertising and your surprise donation at the event was amazing!! I really appreciate everything and you guys are awesome!! Thanks!!”
“Over the last 5 years, Big Country 93.1 has guided me to a very strong and well-received advertising campaign. I am writing this to let you know what a great team you have and that I look forward to continuing our working relationship!”
Lee Sheers, CLT, RMT
Absolute Laser Therapy Ltd.
“In all my years of advertising and public relations work I have rarely come across people as dedicated to their customers as the Big Country Creative Department. They have worked patiently with me, offering suggestions that made our advertising professional, exactly what I was aiming for. I am very busy and know I can depend on them! Working with Colleen from sales has been great.
I appreciate suggestions without the hard sell line that is annoying to someone who has spent a lifetime working in the advertising and PR business. I find that radio and print advertising really does work hand in hand. Big Country has been a great help in creating successful radio campaigns and I look forward to working with you in the future.”
Weaver Bros. Auctions Ltd.
“Our Harvest Festival has come and gone and it was a resounding success. We believe that the leading contributor was the great job done by Big Country. We were pleased with the timing, frequency, enthusiasm and information you provided. Many attendees commented on hearing the ads.
Thanks Again Big Country!”
South Peace Centennial Museum
“Thank you Big Country for helping make Greenhawk Grande Prairie’s opening a phenomenal success!! The response we received was very positive with so many customers commenting that they heard about us on your radio station. A Greenhawk team visiting Grande Prairie (from all across Canada) was so impressed with the huge response generated by Big Country Radio. Thanks Again!!”
Greenhawk Harness and Equestrian Supplies
Ken Sargent GMC Buick in Grande Prairie celebrated its 70th Anniversary this year; we are, and have always been, a locally owned, family minded business.
The BIG GM dealer believes being part of a strong community is a big piece of our 70 years of success. Belonging to this community network means we support local charities and always love to work with local businesses. It has always been a pleasure doing business with Darren and the BIG Country 93.1 radio team, and we look forward to many more years.
“At GPRC, the success of our students is our business. When we want to reach our community Ashley and the team at Big Country is great to work with and bring ideas and experience to reach our current and future students, residents and industries throughout northwestern Alberta.”
Mark Evans, MA
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Door has been a proud member of the Grande Prairie Community for over 20 years. With the great support of Barb Shannon and the terrific staff at Big Country we continue to grow. Our experienced staff are among the most knowledgeable in the industry and we offer 24/7 emergency service to our valued customers. Safe work practices are an important part of every day, leading us to achieve our COR certification. We are also pleased to support several important local charities and industry associations through donations and volunteer work of staff. The Industry Leading Lineup of Clopay Door Products, that you now see on many homes, can be viewed in our showroom at 10933-96 ave. Come in for a coffee!
Winner of the 2015 Distinguished Trade Specialty Award
When it comes to radio and digital marketing, there are loads of commentators that talk a good game, but Brittany with Big Country 93.1 and Q99 will help you make it happen. With a team of producers, they make our commercials come alive. Big Country and Q99 are engaging customers and industry commentators alike and bringing our business great results.
Radio is very much alive and well, and changing with the times. With that being said we are staying on top of new ways in reaching our customers. With Brittany’s bubbly personality and being homegrown in the area, she knows exactly what we need and should do to get our word out.’