Driving Notes

The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive

The boss’s secret weapon…

…is the Administrative Professional…and we celebrate them today. Author Jan Jones calls them that secret weapon…

Thanks to those who called in to recognize the special people, the glue, as Hannah called them, that keep our businesses and organizations running smoothly:

Angie Shuman – The Freedom Center
Gina Stephens – New Life Church of the Nazarene
Tressa Daley – MVNU Music Department
Joyce Applegarth – MVNU School of Arts and Humanities
Christa Adams – WNZR

Did you know there are 4 million administrative professionals in the workplace? (source: 2014-15 Bureau of Labor Statistics report)
Did you know 97% of AP’s are women?
Did you know office and administrative support is the largest occupational group, making up nearly 16 percent of total U.S. employment?

Our Word of the Day is cartographer, a noun that simply means – a map maker!

Thanks for listening!

Uplifting Tuesday


Today we gave two chances to win with Song Poetry and Name That Tune, and our winners were Spencer of Utica and Casey of Mount Vernon.  Our song for Song Poetry was Lord I Need You by Matt Maher, and our Name That Tune song was Priceless by For King and Country.

For Uplifting news we shared news of a new law in Utah being passed to allow kids to have lemonade stands and other small businesses.  For more on that story click HERE.

Our word of the day is Dinkum, an Australian word that means genuine; authentic.

Mystery Monday: Soda Edition


This Monday marked the return of the Mystery Box, a game where we attempt to figure out what time is hidden in the box using all of our senses except sight.  This week Jennifer of Mount Vernon called in and was able to tell us that it was a can of Mountain Dew


Cheryl of Fredericktown also got in on the winning today as we asked a trivia question for another chance to win a 5$ gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.  We asked what the oldest soft drink in America is, and the answer was Dr. Pepper, which was first sold in 1885 in Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas.

Our Word of the Day, which is informal British very lucky or pleasant; easy; desirable.

NZ Top 10 – 4/21

Good afternoon! One more week and it’s officially summer here on the campus of MVNU! I hope you’re having a great Friday! Here’s the countdown for this week!

10, Home – Chris Tomlin
9. Chain Breaker – Zach Williams
8. I Have This Hope – Tenth Avenue North
7. Magnify – We are Messengers
6. Never Been a Moment – Micah Tyler
4. Rise – Danny Gokey
3. Even If – MercyMe
2. What a Beautiful Name – Hillsong Worship
1. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac

NZ Rewinds: Rush of Fools with Undo & Matthew West with More. 

Our NZ Back to Back artist spotlight fell on Kari Jobe!
Check out her songs I am not Alone, and Heal our Land!
and also check out her new album, ‘The Garden’ on her website here!

Easter Praise Thursday!

Today on the show, we talked about the resurrection of Jesus, what that means for us as Christians, and why this gives us hope! We started by looking at Luke 24:1-12,
Check out the scripture we read on the show today here!

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen!”

We then picked up in verse 13, and read through 27, where the men ran into Jesus on the road of Emmaus.

“Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

We then read from verse 28 to 43, where we find that the disciples recognize Jesus, but only after He breaks bread in front of them again.

“Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

We finished it off reading from verse 43 to the end of the chapter, taking us all the way to the ascension of Jesus.

When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

Our word of the day today was ‘diphthong’ [ˈdif-ˌthȯŋ]
This is a  gliding monosyllabic speech sound (as the vowel combination at the end of toy) that starts at or near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves to or toward the position of another.
In plain English, that’s two vowel sounds joined in one syllable to form one speech sound The sounds of “ou” in “out” and of “oy” in “boy” are diphthongs.

Thanks so much for listening!
Have a great day!
– Lilly

Who Knew it was Banana Day?


There’s Banana Bread day on February 23rd, Banana Lovers Day in August, but today is regular ol’ Banana Day!  Here are some Who Knew facts from the website companion to the kids’ book The Banana Police…Did you know that:

  • the most common type of banana is called Cavendish
  • bananas are technically berries – they grow from bulbs, not seeds
  • they’re in the same family as lilies, orchids and palms
  • more than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year around the world, which makes them #4 among the top agricultural products, along with #1-2-3, wheat, rice and corn
  • Uganda has the highest per capita consumption of bananas in the world? (average resident eats 500 pounds of bananas per year; Americans eat an average of 27 pounds per person per year)
  • India produces more bananas than any other country; 28% of the worldwide crop; China is #2, the Philippines #3 and Brazil #4
  • the banana’s scientific Latin name is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men”
  • there is a Banana Club Museum in Mecca, California


Also, did you know the Cavendish banana could be endangered?  Read more from the UK newspaper The Guardian here.

Our Word of the Day is, appropriately, sapient, an adjective: having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment.

Thanks for listening!

Uplifting News and Chances to Win


For Game Time Tuesday this week we gave two opportunities to win 5$ gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley with Song Poetry and Name That Tune.  Our song poetry song was Oceans by Hillsong United, and we want to congratulate our winner Phyllis of Danville.  For Name That Tune our song was Shine by Newsboys, and we want to congratulate our winner Barbie of Fredericktown.

We also shared an uplifting news story about a man who on his wedding day saved a young girl suffering from a seizure.  If you would like to read more click HERE.

Our Word of The Day today is Grimalkin, a noun that means a domestic cat; especially : an old female cat.

What area has 40 times as many germs as a Public Restroom?


That was the question we asked today.  We received many calls, guessing things like counter tops, phones, the human mouth, or even a keyboard.  In the end though the correct answer was the buttons on the elevator.  So next time you enter an elevator, remember to wash your hands.

elevator buttons.jpg

Our word of the day today was Smattering, a noun which means a slight, superficial, or introductory knowledge of something.

Its Gardening Month!

For the Morning Thing Game of the Day,Bible Trivia, we asked this question, “What did Judas do to identify him when he betrayed him?”

The answer is he kissed him.

We also shared some cool gardening tips to help you celebrate gardening month!

If you think you don’t have space for a garden check THIS out!

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