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Artist Newsday Tuesday!

Today on The Drive Zoe shared some artist news about NEEDTOBREATHE and Dante Bowe.

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling, and chart-topping musician Dante Bowe announces his new self-titled album, out July 21 via his label he co-founded TRUE Music. The project finds Bowe in a new light as he experiments with sounds, blending hip-hop, gospel, r&b, and more. to read more about Dante Bowe and this article you can visit HERE

NEEDTOBREATHE just announced their world tour! NEEDTOBREATHE has announced their Fall “CAVES World Tour,” in support of their upcoming new studio album, CAVES. Within the first couple hours since the announcement, fans actually crashed the band’s web server. The band sent out a follow-up email about the site issue, “Y’all took down The Insiders site with your enthusiasm.”

to read more about NEEDTOBREATHE you can visit HERE

It is also Game Time Tuesday which means we played song poetry. We had a stumper from last week which was “By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North. Congratulations to Linda from Mt. Gilead for winning!

Thanks for listening

-Zoe Bricker 🙂

What do Otters and Flip Flops have in common?

It is national Otter and flip flop day!

International Otter Survival Fund began in 1993 to protect and help the different species of otters worldwide. It was inspired by observing otters in their natural habitats. The Fund is one of the world’s leading charities with various projects that protect otters. They have dedicated over 20 years of research to conserving, protecting, and caring for otters. They have developed a worldwide program to encourage education on otters. To date, they have supported projects in 44 countries and helped cubs in 33 countries. To learn more you can click HERE

It is also national Flip Flop day which was made by Tropical Smoothie Cafe and to learn more you can visit HERE

Speaking of national days, it is national save your hearing day and you can do this by not using Q-Tips, you can wear ear plugs at concerts and for more information you can click this LINK

Today we also played Who am I, and here were the clues

  1. I was born in 1930 in San Francisco California
  2. I was drafted during the Korean War
  3. I have been described as the quintessential western man in Hollywood movies
  4. My first western film was “Hang em High”
  5. I have 11 academy award nominations and 4 wins

I am Clint Eastwood who turned 93 today! Congrats to Charla for winning a $10 gift card to Ye Olde Mill

Thanks for tuning in and I will see you tomorrow for praise and worship Thursday!

Our Town and National Radio Day!

Today on the show we talked about how today is National Radio Day and we also talked with cast members from Our Town which is being performed by MTV Arts.

Here is the link that explains what National Radio Day is all about.

Here is the link to our Soundcloud page where you can find all of our interviews that we did with cast members from the show Our Town.

We gave away two sets of tickets to the performance Our Town presented by MTV Arts. Congratulations to Doug of Mount Vernon and Kristi of Mount Vernon who won two pairs of tickets to the performance!

Join us tomorrow for one more chance to win a pair of tickets to the performance!

Thanks for listening!


Tournament Time!

Today in Artist News I shared about Micah Tyler announced and upcoming project called, People Like Us. This EP is available for per-order and it will be available on March 24th. Tyler also shared that he will be preforming these songs on tour with his labelmates MercyMe on their Always Only Jesus Tour, which kicks off March 2nd. Click for tour dates here!

Jonathon then shared about a really cool story with another American Idol Competitor. Christian singer/songwriter Megan Danielle had a surprise visit from Lauren Daigle. The night before her audition Danielle went to Daigle’s concert in Las Vegas, after hearing her story Daigle surprised Danielle during her audition.

We want to congratulate Liz from Mount Vernon, she won our song poetry today and she won an Easter Action Bible! The lyrics were, “The son of God was laid in darkness A battle in the grave A war on death was waged, and that is Forever by Kari Jobe!

Today we ended the show a little early today as we prepare for MVNU Women’s Basketball tonight at 7:00. The ladies will be playing in the quarterfinals in the Crossroads League Tournament against (6) Marian University. Tomorrow Men’s Basketball will play against (18) Huntington University. Both games will be on 90.9fm WNZR.

Thank you for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

To: Listener, From: The Afternoon Drive!

Happy Valentines Day!

To start Artist News Day we shared a clip from 20 The Countdown Magazine. William Ryan III talks about what you didn’t see at the Grammy’s with Maverick City and the encouragement that was shared in that space. If you missed on our show the clip is on our SoundCloud here!

Jonathon then continued artist news that Haven Madison, the daughter of Building 429 lead singer Jason Roy, announced on social media that she auditioned for the popular show American Idol. Her audition will be televised on February 19th of American Idol.

MVNU Men’s Volleyball plays tonight vs. Lourdes University in Ariel Arena. Pre-game starts at 6:45pm and the game starts 7:00pm, you can see the live action on Don’t forget to check out our Instagram page @Voice of the Cougars and MVNU Men’s volleyball Instagram for fun game day content!

Song Poetry is back! Our lyrics today were, “I was sure by now God, You would have reached down and wiped our tears away stepped in and saved the day.” Those lyrics are from “Praise You In This Storm” by: Casting Crowns. Congrats to Sarah from Mount Vernon, she wins a CeCe Winans CD!

Last Day for Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Registration!

To kick off Praise Thursday Emma shares her devotional from “Wellbeing” day 3. Sharing that we have very little control over our emotions or our environment. That when we worry it’s our brain’s way to gain control when there is none. “A healthy mind doesn’t try to control its situation, a healthy mind accepts that sometimes life will bring hard circumstances.”

Jonathon then continues with his devotional from Our Daily Bread titled “A Heavenly Reunion.” He talked about when we die God promises a heavenly reunion that can comfort us when we are grieving the loss of a loved one who trusted Jesus. Also our promised future with Jesus gives us hope when facing our own immortality, until we are called home or Jesus comes back.

Today is the last day to be registered for the Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt! Congrats to Jana and Jennifer from Mount Vernon they are registered for the Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt. There is still only ONE chance for you to get registered, TONIGHT at 8 with Ben Alexander.

We had some game time with Name that Tune! Congrats to Rodney from Gambier who gest the right answer of Live With Abandon by Newsboys. He wins a Casting Crowns CD! There is still a chance to win a CD next week during the drive.

Thank you for listen!

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 You can also see the live action on 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.

Last Day of “While We Wait”

Emma and Jonathon start the show talking about the third week of Clergy Appreciation Month! Every Friday during the month of October we are honoring 5 local pastors on The Morning Thing. Each pastor mentioned will receive a $20.00 gift card, this week is North Main Cafe and they will also receive a $10 gift certificate to the Gospel Christian Life Shop in downtown Mount Vernon. All nominated pastors will be put into a drawing for an overnight stay at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and WNZR will be giving three of those away! To nominate your pastor today click this link!

Emma then shared the last day of While We Wait”. She shared that the worst kind of waiting is when you don’t know the specifics of what you are waiting for, that you might be saying, “I don’t have a promise.” You have the promise that God does have a plan for you and it is good. You have a promise that even when you are not sure where you are going and how you are going to get there, God we be beside you the whole way. That in this time of waiting can refine you and reveal your weakness, which is a good thing because that is where you find your strength.

Jonathon then shared his devotional called “Walk On” a story about Ben Malcolmson who was a walked on the University of Southern California football team. That Malcolmson wanted to share his faith and even gave his teammates a Bible, but his teammates rejected the idea. However, one teammate did read his Bile shortly before his tragic death and had demonstrated a relationship with God. We may have shared Jesus with someone and has rejected it, but even when we don’t see the results we want, “God’s truth is powerful and will accomplish His purposes in His timing.”

We then shared about tomorrow October 21st is Women’s Volleyball senior night! will be broadcasting the night to honor our seniors. Senior night will start at 6:50 pm and the game against Goshen College will start at 7:00 pm.

We then played name that tune and congrats to Kathy from Mount Vernon! The song was Less Like Me by Zach Williams and she wins an Austin French CD! There is still a chance to win an Austin French CD next week.

Thank you for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

God’s Community

Join WNZR to celebrate our 36th Anniversary this Saturday October 1st! First at Knox Starting Point Family Day and 5K from 10am-Noon at the Fredericktown Community Park. Then at Memorial Park in Mount Vernon for the TAC (Teen Advisory Council) Color for a Cause and 1 Mile Walk and Run from Noon-3pm, and will be broadcasting from 1pm-3pm. Also, at both events the first 90 people to stop by Big Blue will get homemade buckeyes from The Least Of These Ministries.

Emma then shared day four of the devotional series While We Wait. She shared that when we are going through hard times we need a “true community” and not be isolated to the darkness we are going through. That this true and trusted community can anchor us and give us peace during this season of darkness. That this community should remind us that God is for us.

Jonathon then shared a devotional from Our Daily Bread about The Power Of a Name. How God changed Abraham and Sarah names when he made a covenant of love with them. Showing us how names are important in the Bible, often reflecting a person’s character traits or role. That we should show joy by calling others by name and affirming who God created them to be.

Name that Tune! We gave away a special prize today, an Action Bible! Congrats to Caleb of Mount Vernon for guessing the correct answer of Hold On To Me by: Lauren Daigle! If you are interested in the Action Bible here is a link to purchase one.

It is global student prayer week! We prayed for our country, for the loss of Emma West, and for those who are effected by Hurricane Ian. If you want to help those who are effected by Hurricane Ian, Samaritan’s Purse is an amazing organization that is helping with disaster relief, here is a link to help!

Thank you so much for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

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