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clergy appreciation month

Last Action Bible Giveaway

Emma and Jonathon kicked things off things with sharing about WNZR’s Dove Awards Prediction Prize Giveaway. You can cast your predictions for “Song of the year” and “Artist of the year.” All correct predictions will be entered into the Dove Nominee CD prize package giveaway. All entries need to be in by 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 18th. Here is a link to fill your picks or you can even email us or send your picks to our station.

Emma shared day 6 of While We Wait. She shared about how when we don’t understand the purpose for the waiting, it is easy for us to be discouraged, frustrated, and angry in the process. That in this time in our lives we need to put our trust in God. That we need to understand that even when His way are not our ways, that He only has the best for us even when we don’t recognize it.

Jonathon then shared with us his devotional from Our Daily Bread titled “Self-Control in God’s Strength.” He shared that we might struggle to show self-control when we are offered something we desire, if when we know it would benefit us to wait. That God grows us in our waiting, that showing self-control is apart of.

We then played Name that Tune, congrats to Jack from Mount Vernon for correctly guessing Holy Water by: We The Kingdom! Today was the last day to win The Action Bible but stay tuned next week for your chance to win an Austin French cd!

Thank you for listening

Emma and Jonathon

Milk and Cookies

Artist news day started with Jonathon sharing news about Crowder releasing a new Christmas album. The album will be called “Milk and Cookies: A Merry Crowder Christmas!” The album is a spin-off of his latest album “Milk and Honey” and there will be 14 songs for the holiday season. Songs like, “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” “White Christmas,” and “Carol of the Bells.”

Emma then shared that Elevation Worship is now releasing their new album “Lion” in Spanish and in Portuguese. The Spanish version will have eight songs, while the Portuguese will be a two-song project that features the songs “Lion” and “Same God.” If you are interested in these projects just click on this link.

October is Clergy Appreciation Month! This month is a time to honor our local pastors and their commitment to families in our community. Each Friday, 5 local pastors will be honored during the Morning Thing. We will share their names and churches along with comments from their church family. Each pastor mentioned will receive a $20.00 gift card, this week is The Alcove Restaurant! They will also receive a $10 gift certificate to the Gospel Christian Life Shop in downtown Mount Vernon. If you want to nominate your pastor click here!

We later on played song poetry, congrats to Zane from Danville for guessing the correct answer of “Still Rolling Stones” by Lauren Daigle and he wins The Action Bible. There is still an chance to win The Action Bible tomorrow and Thursday on the Afternoon Drive.

Thank you for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

NZ Top 10 Count Down!

Here is our Count down!
10. Raise A Hallelujah – Bethel Music
9. Burn the Ships – for King & Country
8. Let it Rain(is there Anybody) – Crowder/ Mandisa
7. God’s not Done with you – Tauren Wells
6. Yes I Will – Vertical Worship
5. Rescue Story – Zach Williams
4. Dead Man Walking – Jeremy Camp
3. You Got This – Love & the Outcome
2. Rescue – Lauren Daigle
1. Nobody – Third Day
New Music:
Love & the Outcome – You Got this:  (Click on the picture for the lyric video!)
HERE is TodyMac’s about his son passing.
If you want to see all the winners for Clegray appreciation month click HERE! 
Thanks for checking out our blog!
– Hannah and Joe

Praise Thursday: You are not the Lone Ranger and Let go of the past and live for today  

You are not the Lone Ranger  

Proverbs 22:17-19 – Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise;   apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.So that your trust may be in the Lord,   I teach you today, even you. In this way, you may know the truth and take an accurate report to those who sent you.

As leaders, sometimes it is so hard to accept that we don’t know everything, and the world does not rest solely on our shoulders. God openly invites us to listen to His word and open our hearts to His knowledge. It’s been a recurring theme in this devotional that God stands ready to give you counsel. Proverbs 4:10-13 says, “Hear, my son, and receive my sayings. And the years of your life will be many. I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you down the right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble. Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life,” We all need the Lord, no one can do it alone.

Let go of the past and live for today 

Isaiah 43:18-19 – “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Bad memories belong in your garbage can. You can’t change them and stewing on them will only keep you stuck up in the past. God invites you to live for today and for every day in your future. When you have  Jesus in your heart, He promises “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2nd Corinthians 5:17). God does not care about what happened in the past. He also doesn’t really care about any material thing you can offer him. He wants your heart and he wants it gladdened and full of his love and mercy. Don’t weigh your heart down with trivial shame of the past.

Do you want to let your pastor know that you appreciate him or her? Click HERE to nominate your pastor for Clergy Appreciation Month!


Toby Mac’s oldest son, Truett, passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 21 years old. A rep issued a statement saying that the cause of death has not yet been determined and said that Toby canceled his concerts in Canada and is traveling back to be with his family. The rep also asked that everyone be respectful of their privacy and allow them to grieve. We will share more information as it becomes available. Please keep Toby Mac and his family in your prayers.

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Fire Prevention Month

Today Todd and I shared with you some hard, but extremally important things!

Click HERE for all the information on Fire prevention and safety, that we shared today and more!!

HERE is more information on Carbon Monoxide.

Do you want to let your pastor know that you appreciate him or her? Click HERE to nominate your pastor for Clergy Appreciation Month!

Do you want to know who won what Dove award? Click HERE to find out!


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Click right HERE or on the picture to listen to Hannah and Evelyn’s conversation!


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How many Smoke alarms, on average, are recommended in a home? 

Answer: It depends! It’s recommended that you have one alarm on every level of your home and one in every bedroom!

Congratulations to Bruce from Howard, who was a first-time caller, who correctly guessed our Who Knew Question and won that $5 gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley! Thanks for calling in Bruce!

Thank you so much for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Todd


Mystery Monday: A Dirty Room?

Today on the Afternoon Drive, Joe and I had plenty to share, as normal!
We recapped a great Starting Point Walk and Run! If you want an update on there total or just want some more information on this amazing ministry, click HERE!
We shared with you the nominated winners of last week’s Clergy Appreciation Month giveaway! We also shared how you can nominate your pastors for this week’s prize! Click HERE if you want your pastor to know how much you appreciate Him or Her!

Listen up friends, Joe and I want this CD prize package so bad, but we can’t have it – So you have to win it for us!! (No, you don’t need to share it with us, if you don’t want to.) Click HERE to cast your guess of who might win The Dove awards and, if your right, win the AWESOME CD prize package!

The Afternoons Drive's - Todays mystery question

      Name a reason why you might ask the manager of a hotel for another room. 

  1. Bed/Room Dirty 
  2. Noisy 
  3. Need Non-Smoking
  4. Bigger Bed/Room
  5. No TV/Cable
  6. Thermostat Broken
  7. Bugs

Congrats to Nina from Mount Vernon, She guessed both the top two answers and won that $5 Gift Card to the Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Thanks for listening to Afternoon Drive!

-Joe and Hannah

Who Knew Wednesday

Today Lilly and I started talking about something that is super important to us here at WNZR and hopefully to you too! October is clergy appreciation month!

Here’s a quick way to just jump into this month and give you some ideas of how to let your pastor know you appreciate them! LINK

Here a little more inforation on Clergy Appreciation Month from Focus on the Family’s – LINK!

Want to nominate your awesome pastor to be mentioned on the Morning Thing and win some cool prizes! Click HERE to fill out the form!

Looking for a great way to show your pastor that you appreciate them? You can get them tickets to the WNZR clergy appreciation breakfast! Click HERE for more inforation!

Want to know more about the 2018 Starting Point Walk or pledge to support the WNZR team? Click HERE to find out more!

Thanks so much for listening to the afternoon drive, you mean the world to us!

Hannah Radke

Game Time Tuesday!

Today Joe and I gave you two chances to win $5 gift cards to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

The first chance was by playing ‘Name that Tune”!

We had a stumper from last week, but Travis from Mount Vernon got it! Our stumper from last week and our name that tune song today was ‘Even so Come” By Passion!

The second chance we gave you to win was with “Song Poetry.”

Today’s lyrics were:

There’s You and there’s a very different me
Touchdown, You had me at belief
You had me at belief, You did

Congratulations to Waren from West Lafayette for correctly guessing our Song Poetry song which was “Me Without You” by TobyMac!

Joe also shared some really awesome facts on Cranberries! Click HERE to read the article that Joe shared from the Sam’s Club Healthy Living magazine.

I also shared an uplifting devotional from Hillsong Youth UK devotional “Fear is a Lie”  Click HERE to read it!

Don’t forget, you only have two more days to nominate your pastor for Clergy Appreciation Month. Head to to find out more and to nominate your, pastor.

Our word of the day today was –

nuncupative, an adjective (NUN-kyoo-pay-tive), which means spoken rather than written or oral.

Thanks for listening!
– Hannah

Music Mystery Monday!

It’s Fall Break here on the campus of MVNU, and we hope you’re having a great day! Fall is here and kicking in to full gear!
Today on the show, I talked about the awesome weekend we had!
We held WNZR’s Dogtoberfest as part of Main Street Mt. Vernon’s First Friday!
We also took part in the Starting Point Walk, which was an incredible event, and they have surpassed their goal of $59,000, so we would like to thank everyone who donated!
Check out pictures from these events on our Facebook, WNZR 90.9fm.

For Mystery Monday, we had a music related question! More specifically, it was about the Dove awards, happening a week from tomorrow!
Our question was… “Can you name two of the five songs that were nominated for the ‘Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year’ category?

Congratulations to Sherrisa from Howard! She correctly guessed and won that $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

The five nominated songs are…
Priceless – For King and Country
Come Alive (Dry Bones) – Lauren Daigle
Even If – MercyMe
Eye of the Storm – Ryan Stevenson
Chain Breaker – Zach Williams

WNZR is giving you a chance to win 9 CD’s from Dove Award Nominated artists, and all you have to do is tell us who you think is going to win some of those categories!
Click the link here, fill out the prediction survey, and you’ll be entered to win that pack of CD’s from Dove Nominated artists!

The Dove Awards are next Tuesday, October 17th, so be sure to keep it here on WNZR for all the results on Wednesday the 18th!

We are also celebrating Clergy Appreciation Month here at WNZR, and we are giving you so many chances for your pastors to win!
Click the link here to find out more!

Thanks for listening!

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