Driving Notes

The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive



Mystery Monday: Grandma’s Teeth and Something Special?

Today on the Afternoon Drive we had lots of fun ringing in the thanksgiving week! We shared about #MVNUthanks and campus kindness day!

We shared about the Turkey Trot here at MVNU to help support Food for the Hungry!  Click HERE to find out more!

With TWO chances to win!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!

Question(S) Today!

  1. Name something families use only when special guests visit.
    • Answers: 1. China/ Crystal, 2. Silverware, 3. Guest Room, 4. Table Linens
    • Congratulations to Dan from Howard who guessed the top to answers right and won a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
  2. Name a reason Grandma might take out her false teeth.
    • Answers: 1. To Go Clean Them, 2. Going to Sleep, 3. To Eat/ Drink, 4. They hurt
    • Congratulations to Jamie from Danville who guessed the top to answers right and won the second a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
Thanks for checking out our blog!
– Hannah and Joe

Mystery Monday and the KCCC Open House!

Today Lilly and I had a blast checking in with Joe, Daira, and Bre at the Knox County Career Center’s Open House and a chance to win!

Here is today’s Mystery Question:

Question: Give the top two reasons a person would be afraid to change careers.


No Experience
Pay Cut
Fear Failure
Lose Job Security

Congratulation to Pat from Mount Vernon who guessed our mystery question and won that $5 gift card to Troyers of Apple Vally and 4 tickets to the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo!

Here is some of the information on the KCCC Open House that Joe, Daira, and Bre shared with us today!

KCCC Open House Mt. Vernon News Article

Thank you for your support of the Afternoon Drive!!

-Hannah and Lilly

Who knew Wednesday: Food For the Hungry!

Today Todd and I talked about a very important thing that is happing here in Knox County

Now in its 37th year, Food for the Hungry is an annual drive that collects food and revenue for the Knox County branches of The Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services. These agencies, in turn, use the donations to help Knox County families with basic necessities throughout the year. 100% of all donations to Food For the Hungry stay in Knox County.  The drive culminates in an eight- hour live television, radio, and web broadcast.

Food For The Hungry began as a food and money drive on WMVO radio to benefit Interchurch Social Services and the Salvation Army in 1982. Long-time WMVO morning show host Charlie Kilkenny started the drive with the help of his wife, Carol, and businesses at the Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza (now the Kroger Plaza). Mount Vernon Cablevision joined in sponsoring the drive the next year. The drive grew into a partnership between the radio stations and other media (WNZR, Mount Vernon News) in 1995, and added Mount Vernon Nazarene University (who sponsored a basketball tournament) and the accounting services of Nelson & Nelson one year later.

Drop off location:


  • 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Floral Valley Community Center (collecting until December 31st)


  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Dollar General, Hometown Market and the Post Office* (Cash Only)
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Interchurch Office


  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. First Knox National Bank and Killbuck Savings Bank
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Hometown Market and Interchurch Office
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Danville Family Dollar* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Don Leos Market* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Danville Post Office* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31). They will also be open 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday 12/8
  • 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  The Hang-Out* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  The Bender* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.  McFadden’s Hot Spot Pizza* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Subway* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)


  • 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Brinkhaven Post Office* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31). They will also be open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday 12/8


  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Interchurch Office and Fredericktown Library


  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The Village Market


  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Dollar General* (Cash only, collecting from 12/1 – 12/31)


  • 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Spearman’s Restaurant* (Cash only, collecting from 12/1 – 12/31)


  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Aldi, Kroger, Lanning’s Foods, Baker’s IGA, Rural King and Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Memorial Building

For all of the other information, you can head to any of these sites! 


Thank you so much for checking out our blog!

Hannah and Todd


Mystery Monday

Today, Joe, Malisa and I had lots of fun with our mystery question!

Here was today’s question:

“100 people were surveyed, and we want you to give the top two answers to this question… “Name an animal, other than a bull, that you wouldn’t want in a china shop.”

With our top two answers being: Elephant (47 answers) and cow (20) 

followed by horse (10), bear (8), hippo (4), rhino (4), and moose (3).

After a ton of guesses, we got a winner! Congrats to Mia from Mount Vernon who got our question correct and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

We also gave away two tickets to Annie Jr. to Stacey from Fredericktown. Congratulations Stacey! If you want to know more about the Annie productions by MTVarts, click HERE. 

Did you hear that Lauren Daigle has a new album called “Look up Child” that just came out yesterday? Click HERE for more information!

Thank you so much for listening!

Hannah Radke


Praise Thursday!

Today we checked in with Joe again live from the Fredericktown Tomato Show and talked about what went down.

If you would like to know how to win a prize from WNZR at the Fredericktown Tomato Show click HERE for more information!

If you would like to see the full schedule and more for the 42nd Fredericktown Tomato Show click HERE.

Praise Thurday lets pray


We also started where we left off last week with Praise Thursday in “Let’s Pray’ By James Banks! Here a little bit of what we talked about! We prayed these verses –

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord


Psalm 68: 7-10

7 When you, God, went out before your people,
when you marched through the wilderness,[d]
the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain,
before God, the One of Sinai,
before God, the God of Israel.
You gave abundant showers, O God;
you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your people settled in it,
and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.


Thank you for your support of the Afternoon Drive!

Hannah Radke

Who Knew Wednesday!

Today Joe and I had a lot of fun! Joe reported live from the Frederick Town Tomato Show and filled us in on what was happening on the first day!

If you want to know more about what WNZR is doing at Frederick Town Tomato Show – click HERE to see how you can be entered to win a prize basket!

If you would like the full schedule for The 42nd Fredericktown Tomato Show, click HERE.

We also talked about two new albums that are coming out soon, first Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” comes out in 2 days! Click HERE for more information.

Then, at the beginning of next month “Burn The Ships” by For King & Country comes out! More information HERE.

Thanks for listening to the Afternoon Drive!


Mystery Monday

Today, me, Malisa and Joe, changed some things up a little bit on mystery Monday! We have decided that we are going to do a mystery question for the first 3 weeks of the month and then, on the last Monday of the month,  do our mystery box show!

Our Mystery Question today was: 100 people were surveyed, and we want you to give the top two answer to this question… “Name a plant people might grow themselves.”

Answer: Tomatoes (33) and the flowers/roses (31)

Followed apples (14), zucchini (7), plums (7).

Congratulation to Abigail from Mount Vernon for guessing the correct top two answers to our mystery questions! She won a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Vally.

We also gave away two tickets to one of the Annie productions by MTVarts! Congrats to Karolyn from Gambier who was our caller number 5. If you want more information about this production click HERE.

Want more of WNZR? Click HERE to see what’s going on at the station where the more you listen, the more you hear!

Thanks so much for listening to the Afternoon drive!

Hannah Radke




NZ Top 10 – 3.2.18

This week’s countdown:

10. Crowder – All my Hope
9. Zach William – Old Church Choir
8. Jeremy Camp – Word of Life
7. Big Daddy Weave – Jesus I Believe
6. Elevation Worship – O Come to the Altar
5. Mathew West – Broken Things
4. Micah Tyler – Different
3. Matt Maher – Your Love Defends Me
2. Lauren Daigle – O’ Lord
1. Tenth Avenue North – Control

Today our behind the mic song was “Write Your Story” by Francesca Battistelli!

Our New Music Friday songs featured:

Hillsong United- So will I (100 Billion X)  – click the image for the video
so Will I 2

Thanks for listening!
– Hannah

Game Time Tuesday

Today Joe and I mixed it up (or threw it back) on Game Time Tuesday! We played “Song Poetry” like we normally do, but then we played “Spelling EEB” !!

Today’s “Song Poetry” lyrics were:

Seems like all I can see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last?

From the song “Redeemed ” by Big Daddy Weave. Congrats to Maude from Mount Vernon who called in and got it right.

AND we brought back SPELLING EEB!! Today’s topic was Radio!

LJ from Mount Vernon called in a spelled the word “frequency” backwards – on the first try!! Congrats to him on winning that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Joe shared with us a great uplifting story about Super Bowl winning quarterback Nick Foles – Read more HERE

I also shared a inspiring devotional from Sarah Young’s “Jesus Always” – To find out more about Sarah and what she does click HERE.

Thanks so much for listening!
– Hannah




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