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NZ Top 10 for 11/22/19

Here’s this week’s countdown:

10. Elevation Worship – Echo
9. We Are Messengers – Power
8. Tauren Wells – God’s Not Done With You
7. Vertical Worship – Yes I Will
6. Unspoken – Reason
5. Zach Williams – Rescue Story
4. For King & Country –  Burn the Ships
3. Jeremy Camp – Dead Man Walking
2. Lauren Daigle – Rescue
1. Casting Crowns – Nobody

New Music!

(Click on the picture to see the video)

Casting Crowns - Make Room ft. Matt Maher (Official Audio ...

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Thanks for checking out the blog!

– Hannah and Joe

NZ Top 10 – 4/14

Goooooood afternoon! It’s a beautiful day out today and the students of MVNU are on Easter break! The countdown this week looked like this…

10. Home – Chris Tomlin (NEW)
9. I have this Hope – Tenth Avenue North
8. Magnify – We are Messengers
7. Never been a Moment – Micah Tyler (Biggest fall: -4 from last week)
6. Chain Breaker – Zach Williams
5. Testify – NEEDTOBREATHE (Biggest Rise
4. Even If – MercyMe
3. What a Beautiful Name – Hillsong Worship
2. Rise – Danny Gokey
1. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac

We went Behind the Mic with Kari Jobe, and she told us about her resurrection themed song, Forever. Listen to the song here!

The NZ Breakout Hit of the Week was from Hollyn!
Check out her new song ‘In Awe’ here!

Our NZ Back-to-Back Artist spotlight, today, fell on Casting Crowns!
Check out their songs ‘Glorious Day‘ and ‘Lifesong’!

We went back in time with our NZ Rewinds today!
Leeland took us back to 2009 with “Via Dolorosa“.
and Newsong took us way back to 1987 with “Arise my Love‘.

We also heard new music today from Passion!
Check out ‘Glorious Day’ here!

Fan Choice of the week this week was from Francesca Battestelli!
Check out ‘This is the Stuff’ here!
and check out her interview with NewReleasetoday here!

I found a beautiful Good Friday poem from Andy Stinson that I read on the air today, and if you’d like to read it, or share it, you can find it here!

Have an amazing Easter weekend and enjoy this weather!
-Lilly

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

NZ Top 10 2/24

Spring break is just around the corner for us here at MVNU, but there’s no better way to kick off break than to count down the top 10 songs of the week, only here on WNZR!

The countdown this week looked like this…
10. Priceless – For King and Country (-1 from last week)
9. Lion and the Lamb – Big Daddy Weave (-1)
8. Thy Will – Hillary Scott (-1)
7. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac (+3)
6. Magnify – We are Messengers
5. Jesus – Chris Tomlin (-2)
4. King of the World – Natalie Grant (-1)
3. One Step Away – Casting Crowns (-1)
2. Rise – Danny Gokey
1. Chain Breaker – Zach Williams

Our Behind the Mic feature this week was Francesca Battistelli, who is pregnant with her 4th child! Check out her song If We’re Honest here!

Our NZ Breakout Hit of the week was from the lead singer of Sanctus Real!
Check out ‘Tears’ from Matt Hammit here!
We also had new music from Citizen Way! Check out ‘I Will’ here!

Our NZ Back to Back artist feature today was Chris Tomlin!
Check out his songs At the Cross and Good Good Father!
He is on a tour here in 2017, and you can check out more information here!

We went back in time to 2007 today!
Matthew West and Mandisa gave us a throwback today with ‘You are Everything‘ and ‘Only the World‘ respectively! Check them out!

Our fan choice of the week was from our own Aubs Bailes (That’s Aubrey Bailey, our production director)! Her choice was ‘Through Your Eyes’ from Britt Nicole! Check it out here!

Our word of the day today was prestige! Pres·tige,
\pre-ˈstēzh, -ˈstēj\, noun
This word describes a standing or estimation in the eyes of people :  weight or credit in general opinion or a commanding position in people’s minds.

Thank you for listening! Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Joe and I will see you in a week! Be sure to tune in for next weeks shows with Cameron and Christa! We’ll keep you updated on our trip to Florida!
-Lilly

 

 

 

NZ Top Ten

10. If We’re Honest by Francesca Battestelli
9. Everything Comes Alive by We Are Messengers
8. It’s Not Over Yet by for King and Country
7. Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin
6. The River by Jordan Feliz
5. Finally Home by Matthew West
4. Tell Your Heart to Beat Again by Danny Gokey
3. You are Loved by Stars Go Dim
2. Just Be Held by Casting Crowns
1. Trust in You by Lauren Diagle

Today we debuted Jordan Feliz’s new song Never Too Far Gone.  This is a song from his album, The River.  We also have new music from Phil Wickham.  His new song, Your Love Awakens Me is from his brand new Children of God album.

Today’s Word of the Day is woodnote.  Woodnote is a noun which means, a wild or natural musical tone, as that of a forest bird.

Have a great weekend,
Faith

NZ Top Ten

10. My Story by Big Daddy Weave
9. Flawless by MercyMe
8.  It’s Not Over Yet by Building 429
7. Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin
6.  Tell Your Heart to Beat Again by Danny Gokey
5. The River by Jordan Feliz
4. Grace Wins by Matthew West
3. You Are Loved by Stars Go Dim
2. Just Be Held by Casting Crowns
1. Trust in You by Lauren Daigle

Moms – we want to see YOU on Saturday, May 7th Friday at Mom’s Night Out with WNZR!
The event will be held on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Plan to be part of this fun FREE event!
When is it? Saturday, May 7th
What time is it? 6:00pm
Where is it? Jetter School of Business (JSB building) on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University
We will be watching Laughing in the Dark – the true story of Chonda Pierce.

Go to www.wnzr.fm now and see the trailer for Laughing in the Dark.
Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited. Tickets are now available at the Gospel Supply Shop, 117 South Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon or at the WNZR Studios in Founders Hall on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. So make sure to pick up your tickets THIS week. We will also have tickets available at the door.

Word of the Day
biota (by-OH-tuh)
noun
1. the animals, plants, fungi, etc., of a region or period.

Have a great weekend,
Faith

NZ Top 10 February 12

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This week’s NZ Top 10:

10. Be One by Natalie Grant
9. There is Power by Lincoln Brewster
8. Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin
7. You are Loved by Stars Go Dim
6. Same Power by Jeremy Camp
5. Grace Wins by Mathew West
4. Flawless by MercyMe
3. My Story by Big Daddy Weave
2. The River by Jordan Feliz
1. Just Be Held by Casting Crowns

Word of the Day
fusby
adjective
1. short and stout

Have a great Valentines weekend,
Faith

Photo courtesy of castingcrowns.com

NZ Top 10 {2/5}

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Today on the show we announced this weeks NZ Top 10! We also announced the Valentines Banquet ticket sales have extended and the time are listed below! Don’t forget to check out the Word of the Day and try to use in your vocabulary some time this weekend!

10. Good Good Father/ Chris Tomlin
9. There is Power/ Lincoln Brewster
8. Feel It/ TobyMac ft Mr. Talkbox
7. You are Loved/ Stars Go Dim
6. Grace Wins/ Mathew West
5. Same Power/ Jeremy Camp
4. Flawless/ MercyMe
3. My Story/ Big Daddy Weave
2. The River/ Jordan Feliz
1. Just Be Held/ Casting Crowns

VALENTINE BANQUET TICKET SALES EXTENSION

**The ticket sales deadline has been EXTENDED to Monday at 8am**
To buy the tickets come to the WNZR studio at the times indicated below.  We are located on the second floor of Founders Hall on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus.

Friday hours – 4-6pm and 7-8pm
Saturday hours – 9:30am – 1pm and 3pm – 8pm
Sunday hours – 9am – Noon
Monday hours – 6am – 8am

SEATING IS LIMITED

Word of the Day
nugatory
adjective
1. of no real value; trifling; worthless.

Have a fantastic weekend,
Faith

 

 

 

NZ Top 10

Casting Crowns
This week’s NZ Top 10:

10. Colton Dixon – Through All of It

9. Hawk Nelson – Drops in the Ocean

8. for King and Country – Shoulders

7. Josh Wilson – That Was Then, This is Now

6. Passion f/Kristian Stanfill – Even So Come

5. Third Day f/All Sons & Daughters – Soul on Fire

4. Hillsong UNITED – Touch the Sky

3. Chris Tomlin – At the Cross (Love Ran Red)

2. Francesca Battistelli – Holy Spirit

THIS WEEK’S #1….Mercy Me – Flawless

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – Casting Crowns, Just Be Held click here or above to see the official lyric video

WORD OF THE DAY – vertiginous; an adjective meaning to cause vertigo…usually something extremely high or steep

Thanks for listening!

-Joe

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