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New Music From Jordan Feliz! It Is The Afternoon Drive!

Alyssa & Lexie shared artist news and played a riveting game of song poetry!

Alyssa shares about a brand new album from Jordan Feliz. Check out the full story HERE.

Lexie shares an exciting announcement that Matthew West won ASCAP’s Christian songwriter of the year! Read the full story HERE.

” There’s a sign on the door, says, “Come as you are” but I doubt it

’cause if we lived like it was true, every Sunday morning pew would be

crowded. But didn’t you say the church should look more like a hospital

a safe place for the sick, the sinner and te scarred and the prodigals like me.

Matthew West- Truth Be Told

Thank you so much for listening to The Afternoon Drive!

– Lexie & Alyssa

Praise Thursday – Let it be Love

Good afternoon! Most things are back to normal here after Lifeline, and I took the show today to rehash some of the topics we hit during Lifeline, and also to thank you for your incredible support of our ministry!
If you would like to hear our staff testimonies, why we love working at WNZR and what ‘Let it be Love’ means to us, all you have to do is click here and then click on the hyperlink of the name of the DJ who’s testimony you want to listen to!

I rehashed a little bit of our Lifeline theme today, so I talked about Romans 5:8, and how God still sent His son to die for us even we didn’t deserve it. We are sinful, and while on earth, we will always be sinful. Jesus died knowing that we aren’t perfect, but He died in hopes that one day, because of Him, we will be.

I talked today about Jordan Feliz and his song ‘Beloved’. That song holds such a great encouragement because you ARE beloved. This world is going to tell you so many lies, but in this song, Jordan Feliz says to forget the lies you’ve heard, and to rise above the hurt because we are children of God. That is the truth and that is the truth that we need to focus on.
Also, today, I talked about MercyMe’s new song ‘Even If’. There are days where we feel awful. We feel defeated. We feel broken. It’s easy to sing when nothing is wrong, but when we feel destroyed, it’s not so easy anymore. God is able to do more than we could ever ask or imagine, and the song talks about how we know that God is able and how we know that God can do all things, but sometimes our plans don’t line up. The hardest part of going through a trial is saying “Even if You don’t, God, You are still my hope. You are still good, and I will continue to put my hope in you alone.” This is my challenge to you this week, whatever trial you are going through, walking through fire, feeling like David up against Goliath, when you pray to God, say “I know you can do this, but even if you don’t, Lord, you are still my hope.”

The word of the day today was: PROGNOSTICATE /präɡˈnästəˌkāt/
This word is a verb that means to foretell or prophesy (an event in the future).
To read more on the history of this word, click here!

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,

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 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)
1. the animals, plants, fungi, etc., of a region or period.

Have a great weekend,

NZ Top 10 February 12

Thrive Album

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
1. short and stout

Have a great Valentines weekend,

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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


**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


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

Have a fantastic weekend,




NZ Top 10 + New Music – 9/11

Here’s this week’s NZ Top 10:

10: Plumb – Exhale

9: Passion ft. Kristian Stanfill – Even So Come

8: Hawk Nelson – Drops In The Ocean

7: Josh Wilson – That Was Then, This Is Now

6: For King & Country – Shoulders

5: Third Day ft. 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

1: MercyMe – Flawless

NEW MUSIC ADDS FOR 9/11 (Click each for video)

Jordan Feliz – The River

Laura Story – Till I Met You

You can watch the webcast of Night Of Joy tonight and tomorrow night here.

Our Word of the Day was turophile, a noun meaning a lover of cheese. You can read more on that here.

Have a great weekend!


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