Driving Notes

The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive



Getting to Know Red Rocks

For the first hour of today’s show we heard interviews with Kory Miller of Red Rocks Worship, one of the artists that will be at SonFest this year. Kory shared how excited the band is playing at SonFest this Saturday. He also shared with us how God has worked within the band and the exciting news that the band is recording a new album! If you miss the interviews you can listen on our Sound Cloud.

Emma shared day two of the devotional called While We Wait. Sharing the encouraging message that God is working in your waiting season. This devotional talks about the story of David, that he had to wait 20 years before he became King of Israel. We all have a purpose and a calling, which means we have to embrace the waiting.

Jonathon shared a devotional from Our Daily Bread titled God in the Details, making a connection between a family craving carrots and a God that is in every aspect of our lives. This devo also shares the story of Moses and his calling to free the Israelites from the hands of Egypt.

Game Time! We played name that tune and SonFest Trivia. Congrats to Jan of Howard for winning name that tune! The song was God Is on the Move by 7eventh Time Down. Congrats to Damon of Danville for winning today’s SonFest Trivia. He wins two tickets to SonFest!

Thanks for listening!

Emma and Jonathon

Wolves and Doves

Its Artist News Day! We started with interviews with Steve Cobucci one of the band members of Wolves at the Gate. Wolves at the Gate will be preforming at SonFest 2022 at 2:35pm on the main stage. If you missed the interview, you can hear them tomorrow during the Morning Thing!

Emma shared exciting news about Phil Wickham announcing a his new Singalong Tour starting in 2023. What is really exciting is that Matt Maher and Leeland will also be on the road with Wickham. Ticket per-sale starts soon and the tour kicks off in January till late May of 2023!

Jonathon then shared some news about Chris Tomlin and 5 time GRAMMY award winner Erica Campbell will be hosting the 53rd GMA Dove Awards. This year’s Award show will take place in person on Tuesday, October 18th, while the broadcast will be aired exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network Friday, October 21st.

Game time! We played song poetry, there was no winner this week, but next week there is a chance to win two $5 gift cards to Round Hill Dairy. We also played Sonfest Trivia and congrats to Jessica from Mount Vernon for winning two Sonfest tickets! Don’t forget to stay tuned at 7:30 am on the Morning Thing and 5:25 pm during the Afternoon Drive for your chance to win Sonfest tickets!

Game Time!

It’s Artist News Day and there is some exciting news in the Christian music today! Emma shared that Chris Tomlin and Hillsong UNITED have extend the Tomlin UNITED Tour. Tickets are on sale now and concerts start on November, 3rd. Jonathon then shared about Colton Dixon releasing a new music video for his new song “Build a Boat.” This music video was a collaboration with Mercy Ship, a charitable organization that runs the world’s first purpose-built civilian hospital ship.

Don’t forget to see Big Blue at the Fredericktown Tomato Show starting Tomorrow September 7th through Saturday September 10th. The Big Blue Crew will also be throwing candy and frisbees at the annual Tomato Show Parade this Saturday at 12:30 pm. Be on the look out to register to win a WNZR Prize Basket. Everyday of the Tomato Show we are giving away an Adult and Kids prize basket. Then on Saturday the 10th we will be giving away one Student prize basket.

You brought me blessings out of a tragedy
You turned my old song into a symphony

Answer: New Creation by Mac Powell, Congratulations to Bonnie from

We also played SonFest Trivia and our winner was Kathy from Mount Vernon. Congratulations to Kathy for winning two tickets to SonFest. Stay tuned through out this and week to win SonFest tickets on the Morning Thing at 7:25 am and the Afternoon Drive 5:25 pm!

Thanks for Listening!

Jonathon and Emma

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

Mystery Monday!

Today Joe and I recapped a great weekend and gave you a chance to win!
The Centerburg Old-time farming festival was a huge hit! On Saturday morning Big blue a the Crew were in the parade and then on Saturday we broadcasted live and gave a prize. Congrats again to Mary from Mt. Vernon.
To find out more about this event click Here!
Sonfest 2019 went on without a hitch! We had a great time with and great line up! Congrats to the very luckily Micah from Newark won our prize basket. If you want to know more about this event, click HERE! 
The Afternoons Drive's - Todays mystery question
Questions: When Batman retires, name something he’ll probably give to Robin.
Batmoblie- 46
Bat-suit – 38 
Bat Cave – 11
Congratulations to Karen from Mt. Vernon who got our Mystery question and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Choose to Be Happy at Work

Happiness is mostly a choice. You can choose to be happy at work. It sounds simple, but it’s often difficult to put into action. We all wish to have the best employer in the world, but, let’s face it, we may not.

So, think positively about your work. Dwell on the aspects that you enjoy about work, and avoid negative people and gossip. Find coworkers you like and spend your time with them. Your choices at work largely define your experience. You can choose to be happy at work.

1 Peter 5:7, NLT Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Mostly clear, with a low around 51 and breezy
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tomorrow Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80 with a breezy

Who Knew Wednesday

Today Todd and I celebrated Constitution Day!

We started the Afternoon Drive with a conversation with our very own Joe Rineheart and Dr. Christopher Devine, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Dayton, who’s speaking tonight about the Electoral College!

This event is tonight at 7 in Jetter Hall, Room 133 on the MVNU campus; Jetter Hall is the single-story brick building just east of the chapel parking lot.

If you want more information about this event, click here.

We also had chances for you to win, like always! 

Today’s trivia question was:  “How many votes does Ohio have in the electoral college?” 

Our answer: 18 votes 

Congrats to Pat from Mount Vernon who guessed our Trivia and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Our Sonfest Artists Trivia question is: “How many Band members are currently in the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus?” 

Our answer: Five! Brothers Ronnie and Randy Winter, Josh Burke, Joey Westwood, and John Espy.

Congrats to Travis from Mount Vernon who guessed right and won two Sonfest tickets!

SonFest is this Saturday! You can still come and see artists like Passion, Hollyn, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and more!! Click here for more! 

Thank you so much for checking out our blog!

Hannah and Todd

Contests, concerts, albums, oh my!

Today we shared stories from Lauren Daigle and Hillsong Worship.  Lauren’s got a new world tour starting in September – read more about it here from

Hillsong Worship is releasing a new album.  The details are available by clicking the press release posted on

Today’s Song Poetry lyrics:

Truth is, you know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead you have not seen
So let all things be my life and breath…

Congratulations to Kirsten from Mount Vernon who wins the $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.  She correctly guessed Lauren Daigle’s ‘Trust in You.’

Today’s Name That Tune song was Hillsong Worship’s ‘What a Beautiful Name.‘ Kelly from Mount Vernon was our winner!

Also today Grace from Mount Vernon was our Tuesday SONFEST 2019 ticket winner!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd


Mystery Monday!

What a fun day on the Afternoon Drive!

First, we talked about my surgery and how it as impacted me over these past few weeks.

The Afternoons Drive's - Todays mystery question

Today’s Mystery Question was:

“Name something an alien might report that Earth has a lot of.” 

The top two answers were:

  1. People with 62
  2. Pollution/Trash with 8 
  3. Land/Dirt with 6
  4. Food with 6
  5. Cars with 4
  6. Crime with 4
  7. Water with 4

Congratulations to Mary from Mount Vernon who guessed our top two answers and won that $5 Gift Card from Troyer’s of Apple Valley, which she donated to the Salvation Army.

We also played Sonfest Trivia!

Today’s Question was: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus formed in 2003 in which state? 

Answer: Florida 

Congrats to Mia from Mount Vernon who guessed our trivia question right and won two Sonfest tickets!

Sonfest 2019 in just around the corner! If you would like to know more about this Christian outdoor music festival here on the campus of MVNU, click HERE. 

Here is the Link to the Devotional that I shared today, called “Trust in God’s Timing.”

We also shared some background on the songs “Good Grace” by Hillsong United, “Your Name is Power” by Rend Collective and “Haven’t Seen it Yet” by Danny Gokey. 

Thank you for checking out our blog!

– Hannah and Joe


Mystery Monday!

Today Malisa and I had a ton of fun giving YOU chances to win!

Our mystery question today was “Name a reason you might get of bed at 2am”

The top two answers are:

1. To go to the bathroom

2. To get/feed a baby or crying child!

Congratulations to Kristi from Mount Vernon who guessed our top two answers correctly and won a $5 gift card to Troyers of Apple Valley!

We also gave away Annie tickets! Congratulation to Shari from Mount Vernon who was out caller number 3! Want to know more, click HERE! 

We also gave away two pairs of Sonfest tickets!

Our Sonfest 2018 Artist Trivia questions for today were:

Question 1: What year did Lecrae release his first album?

Answer 1: 2004

Question 2: Family force 5 originated from what city?

answer 2: Atlanta, Georgia

Congraluation to Shari from Mount Vernon and Mark from Mount Vernon who guessed our Sonfest 2018 Artist Trivia questions right! Do you want to more about sonfest? Click HERE.

Thank you so much for tuning into to the Afternoon Drive!


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