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Outdoor music returns to MVNU

Today’s Who Knew focused on Sonfest 2021, returning to Mount Vernon Nazarene University this Saturday from noon until 9:30pm.

Find out more by clicking this link to

Today’s SONFEST TRIVIA was song poetry:

I get this feeling in my spirit when I’m low
I hear it calling like a compass to my soul
Saying, child, come on back now
You’ve been gone too long
Let me lead you back where you belong…

The song was ‘Next to Me,’ by Jordan Feliz – congratulations to Jenn of Newark – she guessed correctly and wins 2 tickets to Saturday’s concert!

*I was born on this day in 1857
*I succeeded Theodore Roosevelt
*I took office in 1909
*I was born in Ohio
*I died on March 8th, 1930 of cardiovascular disease

I am former U.S. President William Howard Taft – congratulations to Lyle from Howard who wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup

Thanks for listening!

Dylan and Joe

The daily renewal

Today for Monday Motivation, we shared a devotional from author Dave Branon about how we, through the Holy Spirit, can experience daily renewal. Read “Better than Ever” by clicking here!

Jonathon shared a devotional from Adam Holz called “The Leaning Tower,” about how our foundations matter – read it by clicking here.

Here’s the link, in case you missed it, to Saturday’s 9/11 ‘Never Forget’ service and inspirational speaker Chris Edwards.

When You Hear a Noise Coming From Your Basement, What Do You Pray That it ISN’T?
Another Person (42)
Ghost/Monster (25)
Animals/Rats (21)
Flood/Water Heater (10)

Congratulations to Bob from Howard, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card from Everlasting Cup.

SONFEST TRIVIA – today it’s Song Poetry!
You take good care of me
You know what I need before I even ask a thing
and you hold me in your hands
with a kindness that never ends
I’m carried in your love no matter what the future brings…

The song is Sparrows from Cory Asbury – congratulations to Lauren from Howard, who wins a pair of tickets!

Thanks for listening!
Joe and Jonathon

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.

Mostly clear, with a low around 51 and breezy
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tomorrow Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80 with a breezy

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

Mystery Monday!

What a fun day on the Afternoon Drive!

First, we talked about my surgery and how it as impacted me over these past few weeks.

The Afternoons Drive's - Todays mystery question

Today’s Mystery Question was:

“Name something an alien might report that Earth has a lot of.” 

The top two answers were:

  1. People with 62
  2. Pollution/Trash with 8 
  3. Land/Dirt with 6
  4. Food with 6
  5. Cars with 4
  6. Crime with 4
  7. Water with 4

Congratulations to Mary from Mount Vernon who guessed our top two answers and won that $5 Gift Card from Troyer’s of Apple Valley, which she donated to the Salvation Army.

We also played Sonfest Trivia!

Today’s Question was: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus formed in 2003 in which state? 

Answer: Florida 

Congrats to Mia from Mount Vernon who guessed our trivia question right and won two Sonfest tickets!

Sonfest 2019 in just around the corner! If you would like to know more about this Christian outdoor music festival here on the campus of MVNU, click HERE. 

Here is the Link to the Devotional that I shared today, called “Trust in God’s Timing.”

We also shared some background on the songs “Good Grace” by Hillsong United, “Your Name is Power” by Rend Collective and “Haven’t Seen it Yet” by Danny Gokey. 

Thank you for checking out our blog!

– Hannah and Joe


NZ Top 10 for 2/23/18

This week’s countdown:

10. Crowder f/Tauren Wells – All My Hope
9. Zach Williams – Old Church Choir
8. Jeremy Camp – Word of Life
7. Big Daddy Weave – Jesus, I Believe
6. Elevation Worship – O Come to the Altar
5. Matthew West – Broken Things
4. Micah Tyler – Different
3. Matt Maher – Your Love Defends Me
2. Lauren Daigle – O, Lord
1. Tenth Avenue North – Control

Our New Music Friday songs featured:

Chris Tomlin – Resurrection Power – click the image for the video

Natalie Grant – More Than Anything – click the image for a song link
Natalie Grant

We also talked about the OFFICIAL announcement for SonFest 2018.  Find out more HERE at MVNU’s website!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Sonfest Who Knew!

Another very jam-packed day on the Afternoon Drive! Ah!
So today, for Who-Knew Wednesday, we did a very timely ‘who-knew’ topic…

Sonfest 2017 is coming up very quickly, and we’re getting so excited!
We heard from our Sonfest coordinator, Bharon Hoag, about everything that’s going to be happening on Saturday, and why he’s so excited for Sonfest 2017.

You can check out our conversation with Bharon here!
And if you would like more information about Sonfest, click here!

Our Who Knew Wednesday question today was, of course, Sonfest related!
The Sonfest headliner this year is Plumb, and we had a little bit harder question today for Who Knew Wednesday, as we give away a $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley! Our Plumb related WKW question was…
When was Plumb born? (MM/DD/YY)
The answer is March 9th, 1975!

Congratulations to Wendy from Mount Vernon for correctly answering our trivia question today!

We were so excited to be able to give away another pair of Sonfest tickets today! Our Sonfest Artist Trivia question today was about Johnny Diaz!
Question: Where is Johnny Diaz originally from? (City and state)
Answer: Lakeland, Florida
Congratulations to Amy from Mount Vernon for calling in and correctly guessing!

We would also like to wish congratulations to our Lion King Junior ticket winner Kristen from Mount Vernon . They will be receiving two tickets to the MTVArts, ArtsIQ production of the Lion King Junior! And if you would like more information about MTVArts and their productions, click here!

And who knew that WNZR has been giving you artist interviews all week long?!
We have gotten the chance to talk to a lot of the performing artists coming to Sonfest 2017, and we want to share them with you! Check out the conversations we had with some of your favorite artists by clicking on the links below!

The JJ Weeks Band
Sarah Reeves

Thanks so much for listening, and we hope to see you at Sonfest 2017!
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Double prizes Tuesday!


Today’s Game Time Tuesday featured double prizes – a pair of Sonfest tickets, a pair of tickets to MTVArts ‘How I Became a Pirate,’ plus $5 certificates to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Today’s Sonfest 2017 artist trivia was: What year did Bonray officially become a band?The answer? 2014.

Congratulations to Paul from Howard, who won the tickets…

Also congrats to Heather of Mount Vernon, who won the musical tickets. Find out more about this fun, family show by clicking here.

Hannah also shared a devotional from Sarah Young’s Jesus Always. Find out more about the book here!

Our Word of the Day is scour (like sour with a c), a verb that means to clean or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically with an abrasive or detergent.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Hannah

Who Knew About SonFest 2016?!

Today was Who Knew Wednesday and we talked all about SonFest 2016!

SonFest is taking place this Saturday, September 24th and you can find all the information you need over here. Congratulations to Paul from Howard who was our SonFest ticket winner for today. Make sure you tune in tomorrow and Friday for more chances!

And congratulations to Denise of Johnstown who won our Alice In Wonderland Jr. tickets! You can find out more into for that over here.

Our Word of the Day was afflatus (əˈflātəs), a noun meaning inspiration. You can read more on that here.

Have a wonderful Wednesday evening!


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