Driving Notes

The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive


Good Friday

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!

Good Friday 2016

IMG_20160325_164701958Today we celebrate the Easter weekend – the death and resurrection of Jesus.  We’ve been playing Easter-themed songs throughout the day and today’s NZ Top 10 fit right in!

10. Jeremy Camp, Same Power
9. Danny Gokey, Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
8. Lauren Daigle, Trust in You
7. MercyMe, Flawless
6. Chris Tomlin, Good Good Father
5. Big Daddy Weave, My Story
4. Jordan Feliz, The River
3. Matthew West, Grace Wins
2. Stars Go Dim, You are Loved
1. Casting Crowns, Just Be Held

We also featured two of Michael W. Smith’s songs from his 2-CD collection, Hymns and Hymns II: Shine on Us, available at Cracker Barrel stores.  I picked these up last month after hearing Michael sing and speak at the NRB worship service in Nashville, TN. We played ‘Victory in Jesus’ and ‘The Old Rugged Cross.’ Click here for more on Michael’s hymns projects.

Also, a BIG thanks to the Ohio State Fair for allowing us to to a ‘win it before you can buy it’ ticket giveaway with Lecrae. Today’s winner was Donna of Mount Vernon – congratulations!

The Word of the Day is: Golgotha, the proper name for the place where Jesus was crucified. It is a Greek word meaning “the place of skulls.” Also called Calvary, which is Latin meaning “the skull.”

Thanks for listening and Happy Easter!


Blog at

Up ↑