Today on the Afternoon Drive we end the show at 4:45 as we get ready for the MVNU women’s basketball game against Bethel University. Pre-game will starts at 4:45pm and the game will start at 5:00pm!
Emma shared some news about how Phil Wickham has been nominated for his first Grammy Award. He was nominated for his song “Hymn of Heaven” was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song!
We had another stumper this week! So stay tuned next week for song poetry!
The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards were shown this past Friday on Trinity Broadcasting Network and the award winners have been announced! We recapped the awards on the show today and for a look at all the winners, click HERE.
Winter Jam 2023 has been CONFIRMED! We The Kingdom, Jeremy Camp, Anne Wilson and so many more join forces for one of the biggest tours in Christian music, including two shows in Ohio. You can find dates and tickets at https://2023.jamtour.com/
Also in the news, Riley Clemmons just announced her first solo Christmas tour! She will make stops in Ashland on Friday, December 9th and Marysville on Sunday, December 11th. For ticket information, visit her website https://www.rileyclemmons.com/tour/
This week was a stumper, so we will bring it back next week for a bigger and better prize!
Believe it or not, Steven Curtis Chapman is “Still” releasing albums! His album, “Still”, is out now.
“Don’t Lose Heart”, a song from the new album that was released early, has gained massive success as the most added song to radio for three weeks in a row, and is now a top-15 song. Safe to say that the people were ready for something new!
Sidewalk Prophets have announced their 4th annual “Great Big Family Christmas Tour” that will include not one, but two stops just outside of Knox County! The group will play at Worthington Christian Church on Friday, December 2nd and at Archer Auditorium in Ashland, Ohio on Sunday, December 11th. Like years in the past, each show will be in support of a local organization in need, with an offering collected after the show.
Also, For King & Country recently asked their fans for prayer through their social medias last week. The Smallbones said that they are “hard at work on a huge project this fall.”
Congratulations to Caleb of Fredericktown for correctly guessing that the lyrics are from Micah Tyler’s song “Walking Free”! Caleb wins an “Wide Open” CD from Austin French!
Today, Emma shared the sad news that I Am They will be hanging up their guitars after their farewell tour this year. I Am They lead singer Abbie Parker announced two weeks ago her intentions to leave the band, which led the rest of the group to the decision to disband. You find their announcement video and their tour dates here.
Speaking of tours, there are two awesome events coming to Columbus that you can catch this month!
Casting Crowns, CAIN and Anne Wilson!
Location: Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr, Columbus, OH 43210
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Concert Begins: 7 pm
Location: Palace Theatre, 34 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Date: Thursday, October 20th
Concert Begins: 7pm
Ticket information for both events are available on our website, wnzr.fm
Congratulations to Faith from Howard for correctly guessing today’s lyrics are from Jeremy Camp‘s hit song “I Still Believe”. Faith wins today’s Action Bible! (pictured below)
Today, we welcomed a brand co-host to the Afternoon Drive, Emma Reuss! She is a junior communications and digital media major from Cincinnati, Ohio. Jonathon and Emma will be hosting the show Tuesdays and Thursdays for the fall semester.
Tuesday, as always, was Artist Newsday, and Emma shared a story about CAIN, the musical trio who all welcomed new babies to the world through Instagram posts all throughout this year! You can find the story HERE.
Also in the news, Mac Powell is hosting a FREE VIP virtual concert experience tomorrow, August 31st, at 7:30pm. You can find more information HERE.
Finally, congratulations to Leanna Crawford for her engagement to former-NBA player Cody Zeller! She also announced the occasion on Instagram and you can read the whole story HERE.
Today’s Song Poetry Lyrics:
You brought me blessings out of a tragedy You turned my old song into a symphony
This week For King and Country joined We The Kingdom as making their debuts on the famous Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville. For Joel and Luke, it happened on Saturday, August 12th. Read more about it from jesusfreakhideout.com HERE.
The YouTube series My Opry Debut recapped We The Kingdom’s night. Read more about how you can watch it HERE.