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Who Knew!

While Joe and Co. are still in Florida for the National Religious Broadcaster’s convention, Christa and Cameron held down the fort with “Who Knew Wednesday!”

They looked at famous people from Ohio focusing on people from the counties surrounding us. (That’s Paul Edward Lynde, above. He was on quite a few TV shows and in the original Bye, Bye Birdie! film. He was born in Mount Vernon!) If you want to see the whole list of people, you can find it HERE.

The word of the day today was “exponent” and it means: a symbol written above and to the right of a mathematical expression to indicate the operation of raising to a power OR: one that expounds or interprets OR: one that champions, practices, or exemplifies

Uplifting Tuesday

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Thanks for the picture!

Cameron and Christa took over for Joe and Co. while they were down in Florida for the National Religious Broadcaster’s convention.

They talked about their pets, their bravest moments, and (of course) GAMES!!

Christa’s bravest moment was graduating from college: it was a culmination of many brave moments and some not so brave moments. Since she is usually really nervous about those “big moments”, it was a brave victory to just relax and enjoy the day!

Cameron’s bravest moment was when he took a trip to Maine, went up to a cliff and hung his feet over the edge with the water below.

Congrats to Scott from Mount Vernon who won tickets to the Lilies of the Field production this weekend, Ashley from Mount Vernon who won Song Poetry, and Gwin from Centerburg for correctly guessing Plumb and Need You Now for Name That Tune!


Mystery Monday is… Mysterious

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Today Cameron and Christa took over for Joe and the gang who were out and about in Florida at the National Religious Broadcaster’s Convention.

They talked about the history of the word “clue” as well as some not-so-fashionable goats. They also shared the word of the day (bumbershoot) and Cameron discovered the mysterious item in the Mystery Box: a totally retro cassette tape!

Thanks to everyone who called in to play and give their requests for the All Request Drive Home!

Who Knew Wednesday


Today Joe and I discussed Be Humble day!

We shared lots of scripture today on the show including:

  • Philippians  2:3-8 – “3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
  • Ephesians 4:2 -” Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
  • 1 Peter 5:5 -9 “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,

    “God opposes the proud
        but shows favor to the humble.” 

    Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
        And what does the Lord require of you?
    To act justly and to love mercy
        and to walk humbly with your God

    Our word of the day was “Humility” meaning – freedom from pride or arrogance.

    “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
    ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Who Knew it was Heart Month?


Today on the Afternoon Drive we discussed heart month!

Heart month was started by the CDC, the Center For Disease Control, in response to the rising number of deaths related to heart disease. Sadly, heart disease is the leading cause of death

Here are some tips for keeping that ticker ticking strong! 

Our word of the day today was….kibitzer, a noun (KIB-it-ser) meaning one who looks on and often offers unwanted advice or comment; one who offers opinions.

Thanks for listening!

NZ Top 10 (1/27)

It’s Friday and you know what that means! The NZ Top 10!!! WOO!

This week’s lineup looked like this…
10. One Sonic Society – Great are You Lord
9. Danny Gokey – Rise
8. Ryan Stevenson – Eye of the Storm
7. Natalie Grant – King of the World 
6. For King and Country – Priceless
5. Hillary Scott – Thy Will
4. Big Daddy Weave – The Lion and the Lamb
3. Chris Tomlin – Jesus
2. Casting Crowns – One Step Away
1. Zach Williams – Chain Breaker

Our behind the mic feature was Francesca Battistelli’s He Knows My Name!
This is one of my favorite songs, and I had the honor of performing it at the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival. It was great to get to share such a strong message with my community, so heck it out here!

Our NZ Breakout Hit of the Week was Phil Wickham’s new song ‘My All in All’
Check out the video here!

Our back-to-back artist feature was Jonny Diaz!  Here’s a link to his website!
Check out Stand for You and More Beautiful You!

We also played new music from Crowder today! Check out his song Forgiven here!

Our NZ Rewinds today were Your Love from Brandon Heath, check that out here, and

The NZ Fan Choice of the Week was Heal our Land! Check it out here!

Our Wendy’s Cougar Trivia question today was: What high school did MVNU Senior Natalie Thomas attend? The answer was Geneva High School.
Congratulations to Susie from Mt. Vernon for guessing correctly!

Our word of the day was shivoo! [shi-voo] It’s a noun and it means a boisterous party or celebration. It’s a slang term, and it originated in Australia at the end of the 19th century.

Thanks for listening! Stay safe and have a great weekend!
– Lilly

The Morning Thing 1/25/17

Today on The Morning Thing we talked about how to prepare for the snow ahead! Check out these winter tips and tricks HERE

We also chatted with Al Coulson about his refuge mission and the impact his ministry is having on men battling addictions!

NZ Top 10

Today was the NZ Top 10 Countdown!
We counted down the top 10 songs of the week and had some breakout hits and throwbacks! Check out the links to the videos below!

NZ Top 10
10: The God I Know – Love and the Outcome
9: Great are You, Lord – One Sonic Society
8: King of the World – Natalie Grant
7: Priceless – For King and Country
6: Eye of the Storm – Ryan Stevenson Ft. GabeReal
5: Thy Will – Hillary Scott and the Scott Family
4: The Lion and the Lamb – Big Daddy Weave
3: One Step Away – Casting Crowns
2: Jesus – Chris Tomlin
1: Chain Breaker – Zach Williams 

Our Breakout Hit of the Week was Fight for You from Grayson Reed.
And we also played new music from Jasmine Murray! Check out ‘Fearless’ here! 

The back-to-back-to-back artist today was Kutless!
Promise of a Lifetime, Strong Tower, and Never too Late were the back-to-back-to-back songs today!

Our fan pick of the week was “Help from Heaven” from Matt Redman and Natasha Bedingfeild! Check it out here!

Our rewinds today were:
Chris Tomlin’s 2006 song Made to Worship and
MercyMe’s 2007 song God with Us.

Congratulations to Sandi of Mt. Vernon who won our WinterJam trivia today!
The question asked for what church David Crowder helped start.
The answer was University Baptist Church!
Congratulations to all of our WinterJam pass winners!

Thanks for listening!

The Morning Thing 1/18/17

Today we talked about the good habits that self-made millionaires have and lead to their success.You can view this list Here

We also talked about being the salt and the light at our workplaces in reference to the Matthew 5:13-16 which reads:

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

You can check out the list Here





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