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Spreading More Love

It’s Artist News Day and Jonathon shared with us the news of Micah Tyler’s book debut wit the release of Walking Free: Taking Small Steps to a Big God. This devotional was inspired by Tyler’s hit song of the same name. “Tyler applies Scripture and Biblical wisdom in his teaching alongside personal stories, along with questions for both personal reflections and group discussions.” This book is out now right here.

We then continued Artist News Day with congratulating Maverick City Music as they won four GRAMMYS this past Sunday. They won a GRAMMY for Best Gospel Performance/Song for Kingdom. They won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/song for Fear Is Not My Future. They won Best Gospel Album for Kingdom Book One Deluxe. Lastly, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Breathe. Congrats to Maverick City!

Day Two of Spread the Love! Congrats to Ashley from Mount Vernon and she won a $10 Gift Certificate to Gospel Christian Life Shop! Also Congrats to Stacy from Mount Vernon and she won a Date Night prep Set from Cecelia McClelland Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics! Stay tuned tomorrow tomorrow on The Morning Thing and The Afternoon Drive for more Valentine’s Day Trivia!

Thank you for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

Spring Tours and New Music!

We started Artist News Day with the announcement of Natalie Grant’s Spring Tour. The tour is called It’s Time, she will also be joined by Naomi Raine, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and TAYA! The tour will kick off on April 25th and ends on June 1st. Ticket information is available here.

Lifeline 2023 is coming soon! Lifeline 2023 will be from March 29th trough April 3rd. Our theme this year is God is in This Story based on the song by Katy Nichole and Big Daddy Weave and this year’s verse is Isaiah 41:10 which reads, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

We then continued our Artist News Day with CAIN soon to release their highly project Honest Offering. This six-song live worship EP is to release on Friday, February 24th. The project’s pre-sale begins today and you can listen to the project’s single “Friend In Jesus” now.

We are playing Winter Jam 2023 Artist Trivia for your chance to win passes to any Winter Jam in 2023! Congrats to Jen from Howard she won our Winter Jam Artist Trivia. The question today was, Francesca Battistelli’s Husband matt is the son of a member from which other Winter Jam band? The correct answer is Newsong, Matt Goodwin is the son of Billy Goodwin of Newsong and Francesca and Matt met for the first time during a Winter Jam Tour. If you want more info on Winter Jam 2023 click here!

Thank you for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

Winter Jam returns to Ohio

The Winter Jam 2023 tour is back and the Ohio dates are SET!

Friday, January 20th – at the Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway Street in Cincinnati
– Jam Nation Doors Open at 4pm
– General Admission Doors Open at 5pm

– Pre-Jam Party starts at 6pm
– Official show starts at 7pm

Saturday, January 28th – at the Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive in Columbus
– Jam Nation Doors Open at 4pm
– General Admission Doors Open at 5pm

– Pre-Jam Party starts at 6pm
– Official show starts at 6pm

The Winter Jam 2023 Tour Lineup:

  • Jeremy Camp
  • We The Kingdom
  • Andy Mineo
  • Francesca Battistelli (Columbus only)
  • Anne Wilson (Cincinnati only)
  • Disciple
  • Austin French
  • Newsong

At the Pre-Jam Party at 6pm:

  • Thrive Worship
  • Sean Be
  • Renee

Plus speaker:

  • Zane Black

Click here for more!

I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
In the darkest night
You are close like no other

Congratulations to Tom of Danville who guessed correctly – Jenn Johnson and ‘Goodness of God.’

He wins a copy of CeCe Winans ‘Believe For It.’

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Holly Jolly Artist News!

For the start of Artist News Day Winter Jam 2023 is right around the corner! This year’s lineup features artists We The Kingdom, Jeremy Camp, Austin French, and more! Winter Jam comes to Columbus on January 28th at the Schottenstein Center. Tickets are $15 and you can get them at the door!

Then, continuing the Holiday Artist News with For King & Country will be on this year’s CMT Crossroads holiday episode! It will also feature artists BRELAND, Natalie Grant, and more! This one-hour special airs this Saturday, Dec. 24th at 7am.

Congrats to Lyle from Howard and Kim from Mount Vernon, they were our winners for our Christmas Gift Exchange! Tune in tomorrow for your chance to win!

Thank you for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

Crowder joins Marvel Cinematic Universe??

One day, David Crowder got a random knock on his door. The knock came from Marvel Studios producers asking to use his house as a setting for the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas special! For more information on this story, click HERE!

We also shared some stories behind new Christmas music to the Holly Jolly 25. You can take a look at all things new music on our website HERE

Congratulations to our Christmas Gift Exchange winners for today!

  • Ericka of Fredericktown, who selected an Action Bible
  • …and Jeff of Mount Vernon who won a John 3:16 Glass Ornament!

Make sure to tune in tomorrow for another chance to win with us on the Afternoon Drive.

Thanks for listening!

Jonathon and Joe

Behold! New Music, New Artists, New Opportunities!

Today, Emma and I shared about some artists in the news this week, and we also shared some new Christmas songs that were added to our playlist last weekend!

Congratulations to Kirk Franklin, who is currently on tour with Maverick City Music, as he will participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade! You can read more about it HERE

Also in the news is Colton Dixon. Well…kind of. His wife is launching her solo career in the music industry! Read about it HERE

Congrats to Cheryl from Danville and Jeff from Mount Vernon as they are now registered for the Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt! Don’t forget to be listening to Tom’s gobble every time you hear a live dj for your chance to get registered. Thanks to Smithhisler Meats of Mount Vernon we will be giving away 5 Turkeys and the winners will be announced at 7:30am this Friday, November 18th on the Morning Thing!

We did not have a winner this week for song poetry, but stay tuned next week for song poetry as we give away 2 CDs. Don’t forget to listen to the Afternoon Drive tomorrow for Who Knew Wednesday with Joe Rinehart and Dylan Elliott.

Thank you for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

Two New Albums!

Totally Tasty Tom Turkey registrations start now and ends Thursday November 17th! Congrats to Phyllis from Danville and Monica from Gambier and they are registered for their chance to win one of five turkeys from Smithhisler Meats of Mount Vernon. WNZR allows one registration per person per day. Anyone winning within the last 30 days is eligible for this contest!

It’s Artist News Day and Jonathon shared that Hope Darst has released new music! “If The Lord Builds The House” is her seven-song project and it is out today!

Emma continued Artist News Day that Tasha Layton is releasing a Christmas album this Friday, November 11th called This is Christmas. The 10-track was produced by Layton’s husband Keith Everette Smith. The album will feature four original Christmas songs and six classic Christmas songs like; “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” and “Somewhere In My Memory,” from the 1990 blockbuster movie Home Alone. Layton shared “the central theme of this project is comfort and joy,”

It’s Game Time Tuesday with song poetry! Congrats to Courtney from Fredericktown and she wins a Casting Crowns CD. The correct answer from our song poetry was “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe. Stay tuned tomorrow on the Afternoon Drive with Joe Rinehart and Dylan Elliott for your chance to win a CeCe Winans CD.

We also talked about how your kids can get involved in the Knox County Food for the Hungry Elementary School Drive. This years drive has been planned and is underway with the help of Psi Iota Xi Sorority. All the donations benefit the 41st annual Food for the Hungry Drive. Classrooms from Mount Vernon, Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, and Fredericktown Elementary Schools will join in the Sorority’s collection efforts. Donations may be made from Monday, November 14th through Friday, November 18th. Cash and Checks that are made out to Food for the Hungry are welcome!

Thank you for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

Albums and Tours

Emma and Jonathon kicked off the show by sharing that the Afternoon Drive would end a bit early today, as the MVNU Men’s Basketball team will be hosting University of Northwestern Ohio in Ariel Arena tonight at 7pm. You can hear the live action here on 90.9FM and wnzr.fm. You can also see the live action on wnzr.tv. Don’t forget to tune in during half-time for Cougar Conversation as we sat with Morgan Forney from the MVNU Women’s Cross Country Team!

Jonathon kicked off Artist New Day with the announcement that MercyMe has released a new album. This is their 11th studio album called Always Only Jesus. They will also be rapping up their fall tour dates, they’ll be on the road with Chris Tomlin for their Chris Tomlin X MercyMe: A Winter Tour tour this December 1st-13th. Also, big news for MercyMe is that their hit “I Can Only Imagine” has just received 5x RIAA Platinum Certification. Lead vocalist Bar Millard says, “when it released over 20 years ago, we never knew the impact it would have. We are just so grateful we have the opportunity to still make music that we hope will draw people ultimately closer to Jesus.

Emma then continued Artist News with for King & Country announced that their spring tour will be part 2 of the What Are We Waiting For? Tour. They will be on tour starting on March 25th-May 31st, and they will be in Columbus on April 7th for that tour. Pre-sale tickets are available now! For King & Country will also be in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, December 4th for their A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour.

It’s Game Day Tuesday as we play song poetry! Congrats to Joanne from Mount Vernon, she guessed the correct answer of The Goodness by TobyMac and Blessing Offor. She beast last weeks stumper and wins a Natalie Grant and Matthew West CD. Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow during the Afternoon Drive for your chance to win a Ryan Ellis 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

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