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Who Knew Wednesday: Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Today Todd and I took on the heavy topic, but so important of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

If you want to know more about this mouth or about this topic there are a ton of resources HERE at the

Click on this picture to hear Evelyn’s story:

Evelyn White's Story

If you want to hear Tiffany’s story, click on the picture below:Tiffany Baumann Nelson's Story


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How many breast cancer survivors are there in the United States?

 Answer: Over 3.5 million! 

Congratulations to Sherrisa from Howard who guessed our Who Knew Question right and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

We also gave away two registrations to the restored conference and a book by Bill Vanderbush and Brit Eaton called Reckless Grace! Mr. Vanderbush will be a speaker at the Restored Conference! If you want to know more about the Restored Conference, click HERE! 

Congratulations to Candice from Fredericktown who was our caller number three, she is going to all three days of the Restored Conference!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Praise Thursdays: A father’s lifestyle is contagious & Look out! Someone is watching.

A father’s lifestyle is contagious

 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” – James 3: 17

When your lifestyle as a father (or leader), you lead in the love of God and his wisdom, the character you exhibit and the influence you have will impact those who are important to you in life. Wisdom leads to Harmony and peace, what human wisdom leads to arrogance and dissection.  Examine yourself, what kind of wisdom do you depend on? Remember, God wants your very best – so does everyone else you influence, know, and love.

Look out! Someone is watching.

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3

The idea of someone watching seldom occurs to us as we go through life. So often, we say that we want and do exactly what we selfishly choose to do. We need to realize that nothing ever escaped the notice of God and nothing ever surprises him. Proverbs 16:3 says, ” Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.” When we commit our ways to the Lord, everything changes and pleasing God becomes our priority in life. Because God cares, he wants to bless us with his love and mercy. May your life reflect the love that God so generously gives to those who follow him.


If you want to know who won the Dove awards? Click HERE to find.

Do you want your pastors to know how much you appreciate them? Click HERE to let them know through the WNZR Clergy Appreciation Month giveaway!

Thanks for reading the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

The Great Physician and Patience and Wisdom go Hand and Hand.

The Great Physician and You

Matthew 21:21-22 – Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Someone once said that if you fight all your battles on your knees you will win every time. Draw near to God, and you will find healing for your spirit and body. Listen, meditate and wait upon His direction and guidance. God wants the best for you, and the best is walking with him in all circumstances, trusting him in every situation and relationship. This allows your faith to grow and helps you become the person God wants you to be.

James 4: 7-8 says. “Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.” He wants you to make the first step, the great physician is waiting for you with open arms. Run to him with everything you need for today.


Patience and Wisdom go Hand and Hand

Proverbs 16:32 – “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”

Our actions and words determine who we are to the people in our lives. Proverbs 3:13-14 says: “Happy is the man who finds wisdom and who gains understanding. For the proceeds are better than pure gold.” There is great benefit for learning to be wise and patient with those who God has placed under your care. Those you lead need your wisdom, and they also need to experience your patient love whenever they fall on hard times. That is a leader’s main function, the bread, and the butter of their job – To guide or Lead others in an uplifting way.


Do you want to let your pastor know that you appreciate him or her? Click HERE to nominate your pastor for Clergy Appreciation Month!

Wants some CDs from TobyMac, Crowder, Hillsong United and more? Click HERE to cast your guess as to who is going to win the 50th Dove Awards!

Thank you for checking out our blog!
-Hannah and Todd

Who knew Wednesday: Scrubs and love

Today Todd and I celebrating nurses and the profession of nursing! We had the honor of speaking with an MVNU nursing student and my grandma, Sue Radke, who has been a nurse for 30 years!

HERE is the conversation I had with Madeline Frantz, an MVNU nursing student!

We also had the honor of talking to my Grandma, Sue Radke, who has been a nurse for years, HERE is the conversation!

Today’s Who Knew Wednesday trivia question was:

How old is the oldest working nurse in America?

Answer: 91 years old! Her name is CeCe and she has been helping people for 70 years! Click HERE to learn more about Cece!

Congratulations to Pamela from Fredericktown who guessed our trivia question and won that coveted $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

Praise Thursday: A leaders prayer changes everything & The God connection for leaders

A leader’s prayer changes everything

James 5:16 (NIV) –  “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

It’s often been said that prayer is like the breath of life, you can’t exist spiritually without it. It also offers a potent connection with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. God has designed this world in such a way that many of our needs are met only through interdependence on fellow believers and our singular dependence on God. When a leader earnestly comes to God in prayer for wisdom and direction, he will be blessed and God will be glorified.

The God connection for leaders

John 15:7-8 (NIV) –  “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

The only way you can play a significant role in the kingdom of God is if you allow Him to live through you, or abide in you. It clearly says in John 15:5 that without Him you can do nothing, with him you can do anything. You can live out a godly life as an example to those you lead. You can also lead those around you how to love the Lord and each other. Jesus calls you to produce much fruit. To do that, you need only pray often and be in the word.


If you would like to take a guess at who is going to win the Dove Awards and maybe win in the process? Click HERE for more information!

Do you love your pastor – Then you should nominate them for Clergy Appreciation Month!  Each Friday, 5 local pastors will be honored on The Morning Thing (at approximately 7:30 am). Our morning show hosts will share their names and churches along with comments from their church family. Click HERE to nominate your pastor!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

– Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Today Todd and I had the honor of talking with Jaylynn Añascol and Gerardo Molina, both MVNU students!

We have so exciting news – we are now sharing the conversations we have on air on the blog!

Jaylynn shared about her Hispanic Heritage from Uruguay:

Click HERE for the conversation that we had! 

Joe also had the chance to speak with Gerardo Molina, also known as Tato who is from El Salvador! Click HERE is that conversation! 

Thank you for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday!

Today Todd and I dove deeper into the topic that we have been sharing a little bit about every day this week- International week of happiness at work!

Today we shared some types on how to implement this into your life and why this week is this week.


Here are the tips we shared: 

1. Do Something You Love Every Single Day

You may or may not love your current job, and you may or may not believe that you can find something in your current job to love, but you can.

Take a look at yourself, your skills, and interests, and find something that you can enjoy doing every day. If you do something you love every single day, your current job won’t seem so bad.

Here is the link to the Why the Happiest and Unhappiest Careers Are Unique to You” article! 

2. Take Responsibility for Knowing What Is Happening at Work

People often complain that they don’t receive enough communication and information about what’s happening with their company, their department’s projects, or their coworkers. They wait for their boss to fill them up with knowledge. And, the knowledge rarely comes.

Why? Because the boss is busy doing their job and doesn’t know what you don’t know. Seek out the information you need to work effectively. Develop an information network and use it. Assertively request a weekly meeting with your boss and ask questions to learn. You are in charge of the information you receive.

Click HERE from the article that we have been using for tips all week!


We also talked about the origin of the International week of happiness at work! 

HERE is the link for the all the info on that.

I would have linked the Happy Office website, but it was all in Dutch!

Today’s trivia question was: 

What nationally were the two women who created the International week of happiness at work? 

This was a stumper today!!

Thanks for looking at our blog!!

-Hannah and Todd

Mystery Monday!

Today Joe and I recapped a great weekend and gave you a chance to win!
The Centerburg Old-time farming festival was a huge hit! On Saturday morning Big blue a the Crew were in the parade and then on Saturday we broadcasted live and gave a prize. Congrats again to Mary from Mt. Vernon.
To find out more about this event click Here!
Sonfest 2019 went on without a hitch! We had a great time with and great line up! Congrats to the very luckily Micah from Newark won our prize basket. If you want to know more about this event, click HERE! 
The Afternoons Drive's - Todays mystery question
Questions: When Batman retires, name something he’ll probably give to Robin.
Batmoblie- 46
Bat-suit – 38 
Bat Cave – 11
Congratulations to Karen from Mt. Vernon who got our Mystery question and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Choose to Be Happy at Work

Happiness is mostly a choice. You can choose to be happy at work. It sounds simple, but it’s often difficult to put into action. We all wish to have the best employer in the world, but, let’s face it, we may not.

So, think positively about your work. Dwell on the aspects that you enjoy about work, and avoid negative people and gossip. Find coworkers you like and spend your time with them. Your choices at work largely define your experience. You can choose to be happy at work.

1 Peter 5:7, NLT Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

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Who Knew Wednesday

Today Todd and I celebrated Constitution Day!

We started the Afternoon Drive with a conversation with our very own Joe Rineheart and Dr. Christopher Devine, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Dayton, who’s speaking tonight about the Electoral College!

This event is tonight at 7 in Jetter Hall, Room 133 on the MVNU campus; Jetter Hall is the single-story brick building just east of the chapel parking lot.

If you want more information about this event, click here.

We also had chances for you to win, like always! 

Today’s trivia question was:  “How many votes does Ohio have in the electoral college?” 

Our answer: 18 votes 

Congrats to Pat from Mount Vernon who guessed our Trivia and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Our Sonfest Artists Trivia question is: “How many Band members are currently in the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus?” 

Our answer: Five! Brothers Ronnie and Randy Winter, Josh Burke, Joey Westwood, and John Espy.

Congrats to Travis from Mount Vernon who guessed right and won two Sonfest tickets!

SonFest is this Saturday! You can still come and see artists like Passion, Hollyn, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and more!! Click here for more! 

Thank you so much for checking out our blog!

Hannah and Todd

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