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Mystery Monday: Dad, why are you always wearing a hat?

Here are the devotionals that we shared today from Our Daily Bread!

Spiritually Exhausted?

This devotional was so hot off the presses, that they don’t have it up on the website yet! Here’s a picture instead of a link!

HERE is that same Link from the devotional above about Bernice Lee and Tan Soo-Inn!

Name something men do when they start to go bald.

1. Wear a hat
2. Comb over

3. Stressed out
4. Where to pay
5. Dye their hair

Congratulations to Laura from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed our top two answers to our mystery question! She won one of our new Game On T-Shirts!

We shared that there is an amazing thing coming to Mount Vernon! Tragedy in Triumph, right here on the campus of MVNU – to learn more about this event click HERE.

We are just around the corner to Lifeline 2020!!! Click HERE to find out more!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Joe

The Parking Situation with Jen Odenweller

On the show this morning we had the opportunity to talk with Jen Odenweller about the parking situation in downtown Mount Vernon.

Jen shared all about the changes being made to parking lot and what the construction process will look like, including the time it should take.

If you missed any of our conversation with Jen click HERE.

Who Knew Wednesday!

Today Todd and I shared with you an interesting topic-  No Shave November!

What is the purpose of No Shave November?

The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.

Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural. If growing out your hair isn’t something you’re into, that’s fine! You can still support someone who is participating this month.

The rules of No-Shave November are simple: put down your razor for the month of November and donate your monthly hair-maintenance expenses to the cause. Strict dress-code at work? Don’t worry about it! No shave November encourages participation of any kind; grooming and trimming are perfectly acceptable.

Interested in joining the cause? Want to know more about No Shave November? Here is more information!

We also launched a NEW chance to win a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley! Here is the first ever Who knew Wednesday Trivia Question:

It’s believed cavemen used Clams and ______ as shaving instruments.

Answer: Shark Teeth

Congratulation to Spencer from Utica who won our first Who knew Wednesday trivia question!

Homecoming Who-Knews:

Golden Gala

Homecoming Concerts and Music Showcase

Gold Rush 5K 

We had two people registered to win in the Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt today!

Thank you so much for checking out our blog!

Hannah Radke

Who Knew!

While Joe and Co. are still in Florida for the National Religious Broadcaster’s convention, Christa and Cameron held down the fort with “Who Knew Wednesday!”

They looked at famous people from Ohio focusing on people from the counties surrounding us. (That’s Paul Edward Lynde, above. He was on quite a few TV shows and in the original Bye, Bye Birdie! film. He was born in Mount Vernon!) If you want to see the whole list of people, you can find it HERE.

The word of the day today was “exponent” and it means: a symbol written above and to the right of a mathematical expression to indicate the operation of raising to a power OR: one that expounds or interprets OR: one that champions, practices, or exemplifies

Who Knew About These Free Summer Activities In Knox County?!

centerburgToday was Who Knew Wednesday on the Afternoon Drive, and we highlighted a lot of fun summer activities for you and your family to enjoy in Knox County, and everything on our list just so happened to be FREE!

Here’s the list of everything we talked about (click on each for more information):


You can click here to see a complete calendar of events happening in Knox County.

Our Word of the Day was onomatopoeia (on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh), a noun meaning the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent. Head over here to read more on that.

Have an awesome Wednesday evening!


Who Knew Wednesday – Fall Activities, Dove Awards, & TobyMac Tickets

Today was Who Knew Wednesday on the Afternoon Drive, and I talked all about fall activities in Knox County that your family can enjoy.

I gave you all the information on two events happening this Saturday, October 17th – the Marshall Family Fall Festival and the Fall Harvest Festival (click each for details).

I also told you about Light The Night for Jesus, which will take place Thursday, October 29th. You can find all the info on that here, and head over here for a complete calendar of activities happening in Knox County.

Click here to see the complete list of winners from the 2015 Dove Awards, which took place last night.

Today’s Word of the Day was obloquy, a noun meaning strong public criticism. You can read more on that here.

And don’t forget to enter our Feel It, Film It contest for your chance to win two tickets to see TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Hollyn in concert Sunday, October 25th. Head over here for the complete set of details and rules.

Have an awesome Wednesday evening!


Mystery Monday – 8/31

Today was the last Mystery Monday for the month of August!

I hid something in the Mystery Box for Joe to try and figure out what it was, and Bill from Fredericktown called in and correctly guessed that the item was a pine cone.

We told you about First Friday happening this upcoming Friday night from 6 pm-9 pm. Big Blue will be in a different spot – in front of the Buchwald Center. Our Big Blue Crew will also be selling hot dogs as a fundraiser for various conference trips.

Also during the show, we received the great news that the film War Room will be coming to Mount Vernon this weekend. You can find out more about that movie over here, and we’ll give you the complete list of showtimes later in the week.

Our Word of the Day was misbegotten, an adjective meaning badly conceived. You can read more on that here.

Have a great week!


A Fishy Mystery Monday

Today was Mystery Monday and we had the return of the Mystery Box.

After receiving several guesses for things such as Pop-Tarts, strawberries, Popsicles, mini-donuts, and fruit roll-ups, Emily from Howard called in and correctly guessed that the item Joe hid in the box was assorted-flavored Swedish Fish.

We gave you lots of information for On The Road with Big Blue for this week, and you can find out everything you need to know over here.

Our Word of the Day was umpteen, an informal adjective meaning very many or lots of. You can read more on that here.

Have a fantastic week!


Game Time Tuesday – 8/4

Today was Game Time Tuesday on the Afternoon Drive.

We played song poetry with these lyrics:

Could it possibly be
That we simply can’t believe
That this unconditional
Kind of love would be enough

Josiah from Sunbury called in and correctly guessed that those lyrics belonged to MercyMe’s song Flawless.

Joe talked about the Chris Tomlin concert at the Ohio State fair that he and some of our staff got to attend. You can see all the pictures from that by clicking here.

We also told you that our Big Blue Crew will be on the road at August First Friday, the Hartford Fair, and the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival. You can find out all the information on those events over here.

Our word of the day was luminaria, a noun that is a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern. You can read more on that here.

Have a terrific Tuesday evening!


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