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The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive

Uplifting Game Time Tuesday


Today for game time Tuesday we played Song Poetry and Name That Tune.  Our Song Poetry son was God’s Not Dead by Newsboys and our Name That Tune song was Magnify by We Are Messengers.  Congratulations to our winners Faith of Mount Vernon and Cheryl of Fredericktown.

If you’d like to read about the story we shared for uplifting news, click HERE.

Our word of they day today is Ameliorate, a verb that means to make better or more tolerable.

Mystery Monday: Netflix and Relationships


Today was Mystery Monday, so Joe and I asked a question relating to an interesting survey we read.  In a new relationship survey, over half of couples said the know the relationship is serious when this happens?  The answer was when they share their Netflix Password.  If you’d like to read an article on it, click HERE.

Our word of the day was Anthophilous, an adjective that means attracted by or living among flowers.

NT Top 10 3/17

Good afternoon! We are putting a wrap on the last day of the first week back from break!
Let’s get right to it!

The countdown this week looked like this…
10. Come Alive – Lauren Daigle
9. Thy Will – Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
8. Jesus – Chris Tomlin
7. Never Been a Moment – Micah Tyler
6. King of the World – Natalie Grant
5. Magnify – We are Messengers
4. One Step Away – Casting Crowns
3. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac
2. Rise – Danny Gokey
1. Chain Breaker – Zach Williams

This week, we went behind the mic with the band Tenth Avenue North, and they told us a little bit more about their song Stars in the Night.
Check it out here!

Our breakout hit of the week came from Chris Tomlin!
Check out his new song ‘Home’ here!

Our Back-to-Back Artist Feature this week was For King and Country!
Check out theor songs ‘Proof of Your Love‘, ‘Hope is What we Crave‘, and ‘Fix my Eyes‘!

Our rewinds today took us back to 2008 and
Check out 2008’s ‘By Your Side‘ from Tenth Avenue North,
and ‘There Will be a Day‘ from Jeremy Camp.

New Music Friday brought us new music from Unspoken!
Check out ‘The Cure’ here!

Our word of the day today was March Madness themed…
Flagrant (adjective fla·grant \ˈflā-grənt also ˈfla-\)

Have a great weekend! Thanks for listening!
(and go UK!) – Lilly

Praise Thursday!

Hello, good afternoon, and a happy Praise Thursday to you!
Today we transitioned from the topic of ‘Fingerprints of God’ to our Lifeline theme, ‘Let it be Love’. We talked about the lyrics of the songs “Let it be Love’ from Family Force 5, which you can listen to here, and ‘Evidence’ by Citizen Way, which you can listen to here!

“I’ve never seen a soul set free
Through an argument
I’ve never seen a hurt get healed
In a protest
But I’ve seen sinners turned to saints
Because of grace
It’s love, love that lights the way,
Love that lights the way”

These lyrics really echo our theme verse for Lifeline this year, which is John 13:34-35
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

We are called to be reflections of God and His love. Life is 10% what happens, but 90% how we react to it. So when we talk about ‘Letting it be Love’, the ‘it’ is our response. We need to be responding to every situation in our lives with God’s love.

Ben Calhoun got to sit down with Newreleasetoday about their song ‘Evidence’. He said…
“Christianity isn’t something I can argue to bring someone to Christ. It’s not a flag on a field, it’s not a sign in my yard. It’s the real, tangible evidence of Jesus. He’s way better at drawing people to Himself than I am. All I can do is be His messenger. I’ll be the mailman, not the message.”
If you’d like to check out the rest of the interview, click here!

Our word of the day today was: decry (verb || dih-KRY)
This word means to 
depreciate (as a coin) officially or publicly, or…
to express strong disapproval of.
To read more about the origin of this word, click here!

Who Knew? The Kidneys edition.


March is National Kidney Month, a great time to remind us of the importance of these two, fist-sized organs that are so vital to our health.

Here are some resources from the National Kidney Foundation that can help you keep your kidneys healthy:

Kidneys are important because they:

  • Filter blood
  • Keep the right amount of fluids in the body
  • Help make red blood cells
  • Help keep blood pressure under control

Risk factors for kidney disease include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Being 60 years or older
  • Having a family member with kidney disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
  • Being African American/Black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian, or Alaska Native

Some ways to protect kidneys are:

  • Keep blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control
  • Lose weight, if needed
  • Eat healthy meals
  • Take all medicines as prescribed
  • Get regular exercise
  • Don’t smoke
  • Limit alcohol
  • Avoid some over-the-counter medicines (such as aspirin, naxoproxin, or ibuprofen) because they can harm kidneys

Today’s Word of the Day is: gadzookery, a noun that means using archaisms or older phrases in your speech.

Thanks for listening!

Game Time Tuesday


Today for Game Time Tuesday we gave everyone two chances to win a gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley with song poetry and Name That Tune.  Our Song Poetry song was Lift Your Head Weary Sinner by Crowder and our Name That Tune song was Never Too Far Gone by Jordan Feliz.  Congratulations to our winners Alex from Fredericktown and Renee from Howard.

Our Word of the day today is besmirch, a verb which means to cause harm or damage to.

If you would like to be a part of our Lifeline 2017 Prayer Team call 740-397-WNZR (397-9697) and let us know that you’ll be our prayer partner. We appreciate your support of our ministry!

A March Mystery Box Monday


Today for mystery Monday we saw the return of the Mystery Box, and this week Joe hid from Eddie.  L.J. called in and told us that the item was a candle, specifically and Oakmoss and Amber candle. He won a 5$ gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

If you would like to help us out by joining the Big Blue Music Crew, click HERE to fill out the survey and get a free T-Shirt.

Our word of the day today is Stravage, a verb of Scottish, Irish, and North English origin which means to wander aimlessly.

NZ Top 10, 3/10

Good Friday afternoon! It was a chilly one here in Mt. Vernon today, but there’s no better way to end the week than with the NZ Top 10!

10. Chain Breaker – Zach Williams (Biggest fall! Down 9 from last week!)
8. What a Beautiful Name – Hillsong Worship
7. Come Alive – Lauren Daigle
6. Magnify – We Are Messengers
5. Giants Fall – Francesca Battistelli
4. I Have this Hope – Tenth Avenue North
3. Never Been a Moment – Micah Tyler (Biggest rise! Up 6 from last week!)
2. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac
1. Rise – Danny Gokey

This week, we went Behind the Mic with Jeremy Camp and his song ‘Christ in Me’! Check out the interview Jeremy did with NewReleaseToday about the song here!
And check out the song here!

We had new music from Colton Dixon, Kutless, and 7eventh Time Down!
Check out ‘All that Matters’ from Colton here!
King of my Heart from Kutless here!

Our Back-to-Back artist feature today was Selah!
Check out ‘You Raise me Up‘, and ‘You Amaze Us‘!
If you’d like to hear more from or learn more about Selah, check out their website here!

Our NZ Rewinds today took us back to 2006 and 2008!
Check out Casting Crowns and their song ‘Does Anybody Hear Her?’
and Matthew West’s song ‘You are Everything

For King and Country and Zach Williams will be at the Ohio State Fair this summer!
If you’d like to learn more about this concert, check out the fair website here!

Thanks so much for listening! Enjoy your weekend!

Fingerprints of God: Animals

Good afternoon! Today we wrapped up our five-week series on the Fingerprints of God, and today we talked about how we see the fingerprints of God in the creation and existence of animals!

We started in Genesis, with chapter 1, verses 26 through 28…
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

We dove into the Psalms a little bit today too, and there is just some incredible encouragement to be found in Psalm 36:5-7. It reads…
“5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

Here’s an excerpt from Job 12, where Job is being made a laughing stock, but he tells us that the animals are still pointing to the existance of God, and Job stood firm and praised God through all the trials and tribulations that he experienced. 

“I have become a laughingstock to my friends,
    though I called on God and he answered—
    a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!
Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune
    as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.
The tents of marauders are undisturbed,
    and those who provoke God are secure—
    those God has in his hand.[a]

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
    or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
    or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
    that the hand of the Lord has done this?
10 In his hand is the life of every creature
    and the breath of all mankind.
11 Does not the ear test words
    as the tongue tastes food?
12 Is not wisdom found among the aged?
    Does not long life bring understanding?

Our word of the day today was animal related, and it was diurnal‘! (Adj, [dahy-ur-nl]
In the animal world, this word means active by day, as certain birds and insects’
To see the rest of the definitions, check out’s definition here!

I left you today with the encouragement of Matthew 10:29-31…
“29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[a] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

As always, thanks for listening, and have a great day!

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