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Today our Song Poetry lyrics were:

From the lips of those you saved, a redemption song will rise;
Every tongue, every tribe; hear the church your bride.

The song? Audio Adrenaline – Sound of the Saints! Congratulations to Pam from Fredericktown for guessing correctly.

Our Name That Tune clip was from Stars Go Dim – You are Loved. Betsy from Mount Vernon was our winner for that contest.  Both receive $5 certificates from Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Today’s Word of the Day comes from the novel Don Quixote – DULCINEA (dull-sih-NEE-uh or dull-cee-NAY-uh), which means a lady love or sweetheart.

Today is also Brother’s Day, so my best to my brothers, Jeff and Jim!  Thanks for listening.


Mystery Monday Geography

 SAND ISLAND HARBOR. Aerial image of Honolulu Harbor and Sand Island taken in 2001 by Ken Ige.

Today’s Mystery Monday questions focused on U.S. capital city names and their meanings.

We asked: what state’s capital city name means ‘sheltered harbor’? (Honolulu, Hawaii) and what state’s capital city name means ‘old field’ or ‘old city’? (Tallahassee, Florida)

Congratulations to William and Madison, a father-daughter team from Fredericktown, who made the correct guesses and win a $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley and the Pier House Coffee Shop.

We also shared information and links to the 2016 Utica Sertoma Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival, which begins on Saturday.  Here’s a link to the website, with the schedule, too.

We’re also posting information about NEXT Monday’s Memorial Day Parade in Mount Vernon: It begins at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30, traveling west from East High Street (at George St.) to the Square, circle the Square then exit the Square by South Main to Vine. The program on the Public Square will be after the parade. Co-grand marshals are Robert Carpenter and Lloyd Carpenter. The theme for the event is “Home of the Free Because of the Brave.”

Today’s Word of the Day is JIMJAMS, which is English slang for ‘extreme nervousness or the jitters.’

Thanks for listening!

-Joe and Eddie



Praises For Our Kids

Today was Praise Thursday on the Afternoon Drive, and we focused on verses that talk about the relationship between parents and children.

First, we shared Matthew 18:1-7, which says:

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”

We also discussed Ephesians 6:1-4, which says:

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[aFathers,[b] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

Lastly, we shared Colossians 3:18-21, which says:

18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers,[a] do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

We also had a Who Am I trivia question featuring these clues:

  • I was born on this date in 1944 in southeast London.
  • I am now a US citizen living in Texas.
  • I am 7 feet 3 inches tall.
  • I started out as a hospital orderly, but was cast in a very popular film that released in 1977.
  • I have played that role in that movie, one prequel and three sequels, the last of which came out this past December…
  • I don’t speak in the films, but occasionally growl…
  • My character is a Wookie.
  • Who am I?

Congratulations to Andrea from Mount Vernon who called in and correctly answered Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. She picks up a $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Our Word of the Day was ramshackle (RAM-shak-ul), an adjective that means rickety, or loosely or carelessly constructed. You can read more on that here.

Have a great evening!


Who Knew These Things Could Save People?!

Today was Who Knew Wednesday on the show, and we shared lots of stories of people who had their lives saved by things you wouldn’t necessarily expect to save someone.

Here’s a list of all the stories we shared, you can click on each for the whole article.

Our Word of the Day was nomenclature (NOH-mun-klay-cher), a noun meaning a name or designation, or the act of naming something. You can read more on that here.

Have an awesome Wednesday evening!



World Baking Day – your favorites!


Today celebrates the power of the oven! World Baking Day encourages baking as a way to say thanks to friends or loved ones, or to just avoid eating out for one night…Eddie and I asked you for your favorite baked desserts, and here’s some of what you told us:

  • Peach Cobbler
  • M&M Cookie Bars
  • Caramel-filled brownies
  • Ho-Ho cake
  • Strawberry Angel Food Cake
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Pie

and for favorite baked main courses:

  • Lasagna
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Pizza Spaghetti
  • Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
  • Diana Tocheff’s famous chicken bake (see recipe below)

I slow boil the boneless Chicken Breast in a mixture of white vinegar, water, garlic, pepper, and other spices for approx. 30 minutes. Remove the chicken. In a large mixing bowl, I mix 2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup, 16 oz sour cream, 2 cups of finely shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, salt, pepper and grounded garlic to taste. Mix well. In a large baking dish, butter the bottom and sides with butter. Add enough of the soup mixture until bottom is covered. Place cooked Chicken Breast on top. Add rest of soup mixture covering the chicken. Top with Plain Panko Bread crumbs. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!!!! Makes great left overs or you can freeze it…

Our Word of the Day is PANJANDRUM (pan-JAN-drum), a noun meaning a pretentious or self-important individual.

Thanks for listening!



Unlocking the Mystery Box

Today Eddie took his first crack at hiding something in the Mystery Box and he did great – stumping me through the hearing and smell tests until I finally figured it out during the touch test.IMG_20160516_174624174_HDR

The item was a combination lock (pictured here). Congratulations to Logan of Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins a $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Our Word of the Day is FORTHWITH, which is an adverb meaning immediately, at once or without delay.

Thanks for listening!


NZ Top 10 + New Music – 5/13

Here’s this week’s NZ Top 10 Countdown:

10: If We’re Honest – Francesca Battistelli

9: The River – Jordan Feliz

8: Good Good Father – Chris Tomlin

7: It’s Not Over Yet – For King & Country

6: Everything Comes Alive – We Are Messengers

5: Just Be Held – Casting Crowns

4: Grace Wins – Matthew West

3: You Are Loved – Stars Go Dim

2: Tell Your Heart To Beat Again – Danny Gokey

1: Trust In You – Lauren Daigle


NEW MUSIC (Click on each for a lyric video)

The God I Know – Love & The Outcome

Your Love Awakens Me – Phil Wickham

The Word of the Day was venerate (VEN-uh-rayt), a verb meaning to regard with reverential respect, or to honor. You can read more on that here.

Don’t forget to head over here to take our listener survey so that we can learn how to better serve you and your family!

Have a great weekend!


Operation Christmas Child

Today was Praise Thursday and we had our monthly focus on Operation Christmas Child.

You can find everything I talked about over here, including how to pack a box, volunteer information, and stories and videos of children who have received boxes.

I gave away 2 Operation Christmas Child baseball hats, and our winners were Douglas and Madison, both of Mount Vernon.

The Word of the Day was fauve (FOHV), an adjective meaning vivid in color. You can read more on that here.

And head over here to take our listener survey, so we can know how to best serve you and your family.

Have a terrific Thursday evening!


Who Knew About SCOUTFEST?!

Today was Who Knew Wednesday on the Afternoon Drive, and we told you all about SCOUTFEST.

SCOUTFEST is the largest scouting event in Knox County. The last SCOUTFEST was held in 2013 at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, and this year it will be held at Ariel-Foundation Park May 13-15.

Some of the exciting activities planned for the Scouts include RC Boating, Sporting Arrows, Crafts, raspberry pi, robotics, bb Guns, Archery, fishing, cub-mobile races, blast car races, helicopter, Kokosing Heavy Equipment, primitive camping display, civil war encampment, mars rover, inflatable obstacle course, astronomy, the wilds, SPI, Shearers Equipment, rope making, ODNR, COSI, Deerassic Park, and much more!

The public is invited to come watch the action. The formal opening event will take place at 8:30 am on Saturday the 14th, near the Schnormeier Event Center. From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM the activities and events are open.

Prepaid scouts will be wearing orange event t-shirts. Other youth who would like to participate may join Scouting at the event. The joining fee is $16.00 and any youth joining at the event will be allowed to participate at no additional charge. Interested youth should bring a parent to the Clock house when you arrive at the park to sign-up.

For more information, you can contact Ed Mulholland at 740-891-8922.

Our Troyer’s trivia question for the day was “How many boy scouts are there in the entire world?”. There’s a rough estimate of anywhere from 25-40 million scouts, but the World Scout Bureau says that estimate is closer to about 28 millions, but they are not entirely sure based on the census policies in some countries. Our winner was Christy from Mount Vernon, who picks up a $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Our Word of the Day was palooka (puh-LOO-kuh), a noun that means an unskilled or incompetent boxer. You can read more on that here.

We also told you about the Jesus Freak Cruise, dc Talk’s 16 year reunion that will be taking place next summer. You can find all the information about that over here. And let us know in the comments if you think this is a cool idea, or if they should have done something that was a little more accessible for the average fan.

Have an awesome Wednesday evening!



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