NZ Top 10 + New Music for May 22, 2015

10. Francesca Battistelli – Holy Spirit

9. Big Daddy Weave – Overwhelmed

8. Matthew West – Day One

7. MercyMe – Greater

6. Chris Tomlin – Jesus Loves Me

5. Jeremy Camp – He Knows

4. Hawk Nelson – Drops In The Ocean

3. For King & Country – Shoulders

2. Matt Maher – Because He Lives

1. Third Day – Soul On Fire

NEW MUSIC (click to hear)

Tenth Avenue North – Stars In The Night 

Finding Favour – Cast My Cares

Our word of the day was anodyne, which can mean either not likely to offend, or a pain reliever.

We hope to see you at the Utica Ice Cream Festival tomorrow and Mount Vernon’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday! You can find out more about both of those events at wnzr.fm!

Have a great weekend!

-Jess

Going Barefoot and Being Grateful

On today’s show, we celebrated Praise Thursday by talking about bare feet and gratitude, and what exactly those two things have to do with each other.

Today’s is “One Day Without Shoes Day”, a day created by TOMS Shoes which encourages us to go barefoot in order to raise awareness for impoverished people around the world who do not have shoes, while simultaneously forcing us to be grateful for the small, simple things we have that we may not even realize are blessings.

We specifically talked about being grateful to be able to serve others, being grateful in all circumstances, and having an attitude of gratitude. You can read more about that in Colossians 3:15-17 and Philippians 4:6-7.

Our word of the day was opprobrium, a noun which means a public disgrace or vicious conduct.

We also talked about all the exciting stuff going on with Hillsong UNITED – they won Top Christian Artist at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, their new album EMPIRES releases next Tuesday, and they have a movie, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, that will release at the end of September. You can tune in next Tuesday to hear more about the album, plus we’ll replay Joe’s discussion with the producer of the film, Jonathan Bock.

Don’t forget to come out this weekend as we kick off our Summer 2015 season of On The Road With Big Blue at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival and Mount Vernon’s Memorial Day Parade! You can find out more at wnzr.fm.

Have a great end of the week, and thanks for listening!

-Jess

We Scream for Ice Scream on Who Knew Wednesday!

Today’s Afternoon Drive was full of a very sweet topic- ICE CREAM!

We shared some fun facts about ice cream that we found over at icecream.com and we also took their quiz to find out which ice cream flavor matched our personality! Joe’s result was mint and I got vanilla. You can take the quiz here!

And speaking of ice cream, make sure you come out to the 41st annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival! Our Big Blue Crew will be in the parade, which starts at 11 am and travels throughout the streets of downtown Utica. We’ll also be at the festival from 2 pm until 5 pm, so make sure you stop by to see us, pick up some free stuff, and register to win some gift certificates for FREE Velvet Ice Cream!

Also, our word of the day was cozen, which means to deceive or win over through artful coaxing.

Have a great rest of your week and come visit us this weekend as we kick off our summer 2015 season of On The Road with Big Blue!

-Jess

May Ray Day

On today’s show, we celebrated May Ray Day – a day where you are encouraged to get outside and soak up the May sunshine! Make sure you get out and enjoy the May rays later if you haven’t already.

Our word of the day was dauntless, which you may recognize from the popular Divergent novel and film franchise. It’s an adjective which means resolute in the face of danger or difficulty, or fearless.

Joe shared a story about an adorable, two-week-old orphaned moose, Ojibwe, who was recently rescued and is now living at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. You can check out the full story (and see the cute pictures) here.

We also had a Buzzword stumper with the word old.

Make sure you come visit the Big Blue Crew at the Utica Ice Cream Festival and Parade THIS Saturday, May 23 and see us in the Mount Vernon Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25.

Have a fantastic Tuesday and thanks for listening!

-Jess

Mystery Monday

We kicked off the week with a Mystery Monday question about rules: 57% of people said in a recent survey that they would NEVER break this rule. Sally from Mount Vernon was our first caller and correctly guessed that the answer was using the express checkout with more than 10 items.

Our word of the day was gadabout, a “social butterfly” who goes from place to place for different social activities. You can read more about that here.

We also talked about On The Road with Big Blue, which will kick off this weekend for Summer 2015. We’ll be at the Utica Ice Cream Festival and Parade this Saturday, May 23, and then we’ll be in the Mount Vernon Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25. You can head over to wnzr.fm for more information on both of those events.

Have a great week and come see our Big Blue Crew in action this weekend!

-Jess

NZ Top Ten 5/15/15

10. TobyMac – Beyond Me

9. Big Daddy Weave – Overwhelmed

8. Matthew West – Day One

7. MercyMe – Greater

6. Hawk Nelson – Drops in the Ocean

5. Chris Tomlin – Jesus Loves Me

4. Jeremy Camp – He Knows

3. for King & Country – Shoulders

2. Matt Maher – Because He Lives

1. Third Day – Soul on Fire

New Music

Building 429 – Impossible

MercyMe – Flawless

Our word of the day was commodious which means spacious, roomy and comfortable.

Hope you have a great summer! Thanks for a wonderful year!

Emily Porter

Who Knew about YouTube?!

Today we talked about YouTube’s 10th anniversary! Here is a link to find out about the site: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/youtube-hits-10-year-anniversary-article-1.2108649

The first video ever posted is called “Me at the Zoo” Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw

Our word of the day was rococo. Check it out here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2015/04/26/

We hope you have a great day and tune in for Senior Day & Chicken Dance Day tomorrow!

Jessica and Emily



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