Driving Notes

The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive

New week, new beginning

Psalm 120-121 serve as the fuel for Monica La Rose’s devotional from ‘Our Daily Bread,’ perfect for a Monday. Read ‘A New Beginning’ by clicking here.

Ephesians 6 drives this devotional from Xochitl Dixon, ‘Prayer Cards.’ Read it by clicking here.

Name something you might eat with crackers.

Soup (28 votes)

Cheese (24)

Peanut Butter (21)

Chili (16)

Sliced meats (11)

Congratulations to Kelly from Mount Vernon, who answered correctly and wins the TobyMac CD, Life After Death.

NZ Top 10 for 2/24/23

Praise the Lord it’s Friday! Here is this week’s countdown:

10. CAIN – I’m So Blessed
9. Colton Dixon – Build a Boat
8. Crowder f/Dante Bowe – God Really Loves Us
7. Steven Curtis Chapman – Don’t Lose Heart
6. Elevation Worship – Same God
5. Micah Tyler – I See Grace
4. Rachael Lampa f/TobyMac – Perfectly Loved
3. Brandon Lake – Gratitude
2. MercyMe – Then Christ Came
1. for King and Country f/Jordin Sparks – Love Me Like I Am (3rd week at #1)

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY adds this week:

Austin French – Jesus Can

TobyMac f/Zach Williams – Cornerstone

Phil Wickham – This is Our God

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

Ashes, aged bibles, and Cougar hoops!

Today is Ash Wednesday – launching a time of prayer, reflection and repentance, marking the first day of lent. The ash normally comes from the palm branches of the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebration.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the printing of Gutenberg’s Bible in 1455 – there are only 48 known surviving copies…12 of them are printed on animal skins. Three of them reside at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City.

MVNU men’s basketball opens the postseason tonight against Huntington in the Crossroads League Quarterfinals. Jonathon and Dylan will be on the call. You can hear student assistant coach Ryan Wolfe at halftime for Cougar Conversations. Pregame tonight at 6:45!

  1. I was born  February 22, 1934, in Bridgewater, South Dakota.
  2. I was a player in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, but never made it to the Major Leagues.
  3. I began my managerial career in the minor leagues in 1964
  4. I managed the Cincinnati Reds for 9 seasons, leading them to back-to-back World Series victories in 1975 and 1976.
  5. In 1984, I became the manager of the Detroit Tigers, and led them to a World Series victory that first season
  6. I retired in 1995 with 2,194 wins
  7. I was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000
  8. I passed away on November 4, 2010, at the age of 76.

I am George “Sparky” Anderson. Congratulations to Jerry from Fredericktown, who guessed correctly and wins a copy of the Action Bible – Easter Edition!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

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

Presidential Trivia

Today’s Monday Motivation includes “Cleansed Completely” from Adam Holz – inspired by Isaiah 64. Read more here.

James 2 is the inspiration for “Faith in Action” from Anne Cetas. Read more at Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

Name a U.S. President whose name ends in “son”.

Answer                              Points

Thomas Jefferson              31

Andrew Jackson                30

Lyndon B. Johnson           19

Woodrow Wilson              9

James Madison                 5

W. Henry Harrison           5

Congratulations to Paul from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the Anne Wilson CD, “My Jesus.”

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

NZ Top 10 for 2/17/23

Praise the Lord it’s Friday! Here is this week’s countdown:

10. Mac Powell – New Creation
9. Crowder f/Dante Bowe – God Really Loves Us
8. Steven Curtis Chapman – Don’t Lose Heart
7. Colton Dixon – Build a Boat
6. Micah Tyler – I See Grace
5. Brandon Lake – Gratitude
4. Elevation Worship – Same God
3. Rachael Lampa f/TobyMac – Perfectly Loved
2. MercyMe – Then Christ Came
1. for King and Country f/Jordin Sparks – Love Me Like I Am (2nd week at #1)

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY adds this week:

Cochren & Co. – Running Home

Brandon Heath – That’s Enough

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

The God Who Redeems

Today was Praise Thursday! Emma and I shared your favorite worship music along with our devotionals for the week.

Emma continued her series entitled Wellbeing: An Invitation to a Flourishing Life with Week 10!

Also, Jonathon read “The God Who Redeems” a piece from Our Daily Bread covering Isaiah 43.

Congratulations to Amanda from Fredericktown for correctly guessing today’s Name That Tune: Gratitude by Brandon Lake! Amanda wins a Chris Tomlin CD.

Thanks for listening!

Jonathon & Emma

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!

When hard pressed, press in?

Today’s Monday Motivation comes from author Arthur Jackson and advice for what to do when you’re ‘hard pressed.’ Read more here from Our Daily Bread.

We also shared ‘Imaginative Faith’ from James Banks. This passage was inspired by Isaiah 55. Read more here!

It’s also WORLD RADIO DAY! Today celebrates the anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi’s first wireless transmission in 1895.

Today’s winners: Tim and Kim from Mount Vernon won a $10 gift certificate to Gospel Christian Life Shop

Deanna from Mount Vernon won a certificate for a dozen carnations from Flowers for You!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

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