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“Not Rushing Prayer”

Today on the show we shared devotionals from Our Daily Bread, Bible trivia, and we also participated in the National Week of Prayer and Praise.

Dylan’s devotional from Our Daily Bread is titled “Not Rushing Prayer”. You can find the link here

Jonathon’s devotional from Our Daily Bread is titled “Fueled By Fire”. You can find the link here

Q: Who is considered the 13th apostle to replace Judas Iscariot?

A: Matthias

Congratulations to Jeremiah of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing this weeks answer!

He will receive a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!

-Dylan and Jonathon

Who Knew?

It was Who Knew Wednesday on the show today.

We also talked about how Friends debuted on this day in 1944, the Women’s Volleyball team playing Taylor University, and we also talked about how this week is national prayer and praise.

We prayed over the air.

We also had our weekly Who Am I? segment.

Here is the description of this person.

I was born on this day in 1958

I have three children Amos, Matteo, and Virginia

I am Italian

I studied law at the University of Pisa

I am also a singer

The answer is: Andrea Bocelli

Congratulations to Ron Butcher of Mount Vernon for winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup for guessing the correct answer.

Thanks for Listening!

-Joe and Dylan

Music’s on the Way (and already here!)

Today, we gave updates on some of your favorite Christian artists. This week? TobyMac and Bethel Music are in the news!

TobyMac released his brand new single, “Promised Land” this past Friday. This song from the seven time Grammy Award Winner serves as a follow up to his previous single “Help is on the Way”, that sat #1 on the charts for multiple weeks at launch.

Also on Friday, TobyMac simultaneously premiered the music video on Facebook in honor of his grandfather, a miner in West Virginia, where TobyMac’s own father grew up in a mining camp. “It was a hard life,” he says. “A life where I imagine they must have really wondered where in the world is my promised land?” 

Ultimately, he says of the song, “The lyrics land where I want my life to land: that the promised land is no land at all, but a relationship with the King that loves us deeply. It turns from where’s my promised land, to you’re my promised land. Maybe the promised land we’re looking for is no place at all, but a person named Jesus.”

TobyMac takes the road once again this fall for his “Hits Deep” tour in Moline, IL on October 2nd. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, September 23rd and can be found at

Bethel Music will release their new album Homecoming this Friday! This album marks the first time all members of the collective are on one album. Also joining them will be Gable Price, Matt Redman, and Naomi Raine, among others.  

Reflecting on recording Homecoming, Jonathan David Helser shares “during the live recording of “Homecoming” my heart was stirred with the image of building an altar. Each song was like a stone stacked upon each other and as we poured out our offering of worship, God’s presence came like fire on the altar. My dream for this album is that many more hearts would come to this altar of songs and encounter the Presence of God and be changed forever.” 

These two stories along with much more can be found at!

I don’t know what it’s like to be you
You don’t know what it’s like to be me
What if we’re all the same in different kinds of ways?
Can you, can you _______?

A: Relate from For King & Country!!

Congratulations to Linda of Utica for winning TWO $5 gift cards to Everlasting Cup by giving us the title and artist of this week’s song poetry.

Thanks for listening!

Jonathon and Dylan

Praise Thursday

It’s Praise Thursday today on the show!

Dylan and Jonathon read devotionals from Our Daily Bread.

Dylan’s devotional from Our Daily Bread is titled, “Gentle Speech.” You can find the link here.

Jonathon’s devotional from Our Daily Bread is titled, “Begin With The End.” You can find that link here.

Q: Who was the high priest of Jeruselum that put Jesus on trial?”

A: Caiaphas

Congrats to Molly of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing the answer and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!


The question was, “Which SonFest artist is signed to Reach Records?”

Today’s trivia was a stumper so make sure to tune in tomorrow for a chance at a family 4-pack of tickets to SonFest 2021!

Thanks for listening

Dylan and Jonathon

Big News For Lauren Daigle & Andrew Ripp!

Lexie & Todd Bring you artist news for Andrew Ripp & Lauren Daigle.

Soulful singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp landed his first No. 1 single with his song “Jericho” at Billboard’s Christian Airplay, Christian AC Monitored, and Christian AC Indicator. Check out the full story HERE

two-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle has released the long awaited, “Hold On To Me.” Check out the full story HERE

Listen to the new Lauren Daigle song HERE

Truth was crashing through the pride and the blame
Cutting straight into the heart of me
Long before I ever called your name
You were fighting for my victory

The Answer is Jericho by Andrew Ripp! Congrats to Bonnie from Mount Vernon for correctly guessing and winning a $5 Gift Certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for tuning into the Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Todd

Toby Mac and the We Love Music Awards

First up, the We Love Music Awards are tonight! Check them out and get more info here:

One of WNZR’s favorite artists is finally back after a hard season in his life. Check out the latest single from Toby Mac and be sure to watch the music video!’HelpisontheWayMaybeMidnight.asp

Finally a big congratulations to Sherrisa from Howard. She correctly guessed our song for Song Poetry! This week we featured There was Jesus by Zach Williams and Dolly Parton

Thanks for listening
–Todd McKinley

Gift Exchange and Tips for Celebration!

Today we shared some ideas for celebrating Christmas in 2020! You can check out the full list here!:

quarantine christmas ideas

A congratulations to Jonathan and Linda, they were our winners for the Christmas Gift Exchange and the 5$ gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks For Listening and Merry Christmas!
-Todd McKinley

Understanding Emotions And Eating Tacos! Praise Thursday!

This week’s devotionals come from Our Daily Bread.

Joe Rinehart’s pick for today’s devotional comes from Psalm 147: 1-11 and is titled God Understands. This story is of a young boy going through a difficult change; moving to a new home and going to a new school. The young boy in the devotional exclaims to his mother that he has “too many feelings” about everything that is changing around him. We may go through really big changes and feel too many emotions that may overwhelm us. But this devotion tells us that we don’t have to feel discouraged or alone in those feelings. God understands the feelings we feel.

Lexie Merritt’s pick for this Praise Thursday comes from Matthew 10:37-42. The devotional, titled Even A Taco, tells us about two college graduates looking for a way to serve in a ministry for the world. That ministry? Ending childhood hunger. They began selling tacos with a buy-one-give-one philosophy. For every taco sold, one meal would be given to meet the specific needs of malnourished children. Jesus tells us that our ministries help and give to the disadvantaged. He says a simple cup of cold water helps the disadvantaged. If a cold cup of water classifies as giving to the disadvantaged, then so does a taco, right?

The Afternoon Drive also gave away a $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup by asking this Trivia Question:

“What were the waterpots that contained the water which Jesus turned into wine normally used for?”

The Answer: Ceremonial Washing!

Mystery Monday: Who has said “If you’re bored, do chores!”

Waiting with the Turtle

Divinely Aligned

Name a household chore that is literally a four-letter word.

1. Dust
2. Wash

3. Cook
4. Iron

Congratulations to Alayna from Fredericktown who guessed our top two answers! She won a New WNZR Game On T-shirt!

Here is a link to our Facebook Page, where we are diligently posting updates about this pandemic.

Here is a link to The Knox Country Heath Department Facebook Page, where they are also updating fiercely.

Here is a Link to the MVNU’s update page.

Here are serval links to resources that are TRUSTWORTHY.

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Joe

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