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Who Knew Wednesday: Deep diving into Christmas Carols!

Today Todd and I learned so much about Christmas!

First, we spoke with Dr. Mike VanZant, who is a theology professor here at MVNU, about his favorite Christmas carol and why, from a theology standpoint, it is his favorite.

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Then we had a chance to hear from Carrie Hyman about the Mount Vernon Christmas Festival! Click HERE to read more about this event!

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What year was the Christmas carol  “O come, O come, Emmanuel” translated from its original language to English?

Answer… Nope! It was a stumper today!


We also had a chance to give away two tickets to MVNU’s production of the Messiah! To find out more about this event, click HERE! 

Congratulations to Mari from Mount Vernon who was our caller number 3 and won those tickets!

Thanks for listening to The Afternoon Drive!

-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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Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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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


Celebrating Hobby Month on WNZR!

Today Lilly and I tried to warm up your polar vortex with a fun Who Know Wednesday where we shared with you some fun facts about Hobby month and gave you chance to win!

Here is our Who Knew Trivia question:

Q: Learning an instrument is a popular hobby, but which instrument is the most popular one to learn?

1. Piano

2. Guitar

3. Violin

4. Drums

5. Saxophone

Congratulations to Kristi from Mount Vernon who guessed our top two answers and won a $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley and 4 tickets to the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo!

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It was Croissant day on the Who Knew Food Corner! Here is the recipe that Lilly shared with you and remembers – they gotta have layers!!

Of course, due to our “friendly” polar vortex forecast, shooting our temperatures here in Ohio down into the negative 30s, toady and carrying into tomorrow we had lots of cancellations. Here is a link to our Facebook page, that first pinned post as all the closings that we have been sharing on air! If you have a closing that you want us to know about, just give us a call, (740) 397- 9697.

We cannot thank you enough for supporting the Afternoon Drive, it means so much to us that you are parenting not only in our education but also in our ministry!

-Hannah and Lilly

Mystery Monday!

Today Lilly and I played mystery box and talked about the best ways to declutter your home!

For the mystery box, we did three sense tests before Jason from Butler guessed what was in it, and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley and 4 tickets to the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo!

Here are the questions Lilly asked and the answers I gave, for each test.

Shake Test:

  1. Is this a common household item?  – Yes!
  2. Is this something that I would have in my apartment? – Yes!

Smell Test:

  1. Is this edible? At some point, yes.
  2. Is this a food item that people keep in their cars for emergencies? Not really, they could – but I doubt it.

Touch Test:

  1.  Was the item in this bag chips?  Yes!
  2. (She knew it was a bag right away)

The answer: A empty bag of salt and cracked pepper chips!


Here is where we got all of our decluttering tips!

The Best Decluttering Advice We’ve Heard

Thank you so much for listening to the afternoon Drive – we appreciate YOU, we couldn’t do what we love to do without your support!

-Hannah and Lilly



Cold? Yes! Really cold? Maybe…

Today we shared some facts about the cold.  Let’s face it…the weather is cold around Ohio today, but it could be like 1899.

The cold snap that covered the USA from February 1-14, 1899 is known as the Great Arctic Outbreak.  The Weather Channel shared some facts from that two-week span:

  • EVERY state in the Union (45 at that time) had at least one day where the temperature was below zero.
  • Tallahassee, Florida, dipped to -2 on February 13, 1899, the only subzero low in the city’s history. This remains the all-time record low for Florida.
  • All-time record lows were set in 12 states.
  • Temperatures dipped as low as -61 in Montana.
  • Cape May, New Jersey got 34 inches of snow from February 11-14.
  • Engineers said trusses on the Brooklyn Bridge contracted 14 feet!

So…maybe it’s not that cold, after all?  Okay, yea.  It’s cold.

Congratulations to Cheryl, who won Song Poetry by guessing the lyrics we shared belonged to Natalie Grant for ‘Perfect People.’

Today’s Word of the Day was PERIPATETIC (pair-uh-puh-TET-ik), an adjective describing someone who walks or travels about.

Thanks for listening!


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