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Reimagined Music!

Lexie & Alyssa come to you with artist news! Specifically, new music news from two staple artists on WNZR.

On April 16th, two-time GRAMMY Award® and multi-GMA Dove Award® winner Zach Williams dropped a new song, “Turn It Over.” You can read the full story HERE!

 Riley Clemmons has released an exclusive new version of her powerful new single “Keep on Hoping.” Read the full story on this new music HERE!

Somewhere hidden in the noise there’s a truth 

Someone to believe and hang onto 

In each and every little word that you hear 

I pray that one thing would be so clear 

These lyrics were a stumper! tune in next week to try again!

Thank you so much for tuning into The Afternoon Drive! – Alyssa & Lexie

New Music and Tour Announcements!

Lexie & Alyssa excitedly bring you new artist news this week for Artist Newsday Game-Time Tuesday!

There’s new music from Cade Thompson! He has penned a honest and tender-hearted love song titled “Dear Future Wife”.  Check out the full story HERE.

You can also watch that video right HERE!

Kari Jobe has announced a new tour! Jobe has announced The Blessing USA Tour. Named after Jobe’s GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning hit! Check out the full story HERE!

If you’re interested in tickets, you can get more information HERE.

If I could talk to myself eight years ago
Seeing what I’ve seen knowing what I know
I would tell that quiet kid
There’ll be days ahead
When it doesn’t make sense
I would tell him he can trust Your hand
‘Cause now I gotta picture of the greater plan

This week’s song poetry lyrics were a stumper! listen next week for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for listening to The Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Alyssa

Lauren Daigle and Mandisa on Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

Lexie and Alyssa share artist news!

Grammy-winner Mandisa has released a brand new single today, “It’s Not Over,” featuring Jasmine Murray and Rita Springer. Read the full story HERE! And Check out the wonderful lyric video for the song HERE!

Multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle continues to reign at the American Music Awards. Find out why HERE!

Now that You saved me
I sing ’cause You gave me
A song of revival
I put it on vinyl

Song: Still Rolling Stones

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Congratulations to Bonnie of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing the song poetry artist and song! She wins a five dollar gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for tuning into the Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Alyssa

New Albums & Music Videos! Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

Today on Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday Alyssa and Lexie share stories about NEEDTOBREATHE & Selah!

GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE has released an official music video for “Banks”. Check out the full story HERE. The Music Video is also right HERE!

 On the heels of winning their 9th and 10th career GMA Dove Awards, Selah releases their new album, Step Into My Story! Read the full story HERE.

It’s so like You to keep pursuing
It’s so like me to go astray,
But You guard my heart with Your truth
The kind of love that’s bullet proof
And I surrender to Your kindness

Song: Known

Artist: Tauren Wells

Congratulations to Lauren of Howard for correctly guessing this stumper and getting two $5 gift certificates to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for listening to The Afternoon Drive! -Lexie & Alyssa

Lauren Daigle & TOBYMAC news on Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

Lexie shares some exciting news for this Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

Awakening Events announced today the return of the annual TOBYMAC Hits Deep Tour. Read all about it HERE

Multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle is closing out an already record-breaking year with an American Music Award nomination. Read the rest of the story HERE

You’re not threatened by the war. You’re not shaken by the storm

I know You’re in control

Even in our suffering. Even when it can’t be seen

I know You’re in Control

Song: Look Up Child

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Thank you for tuning into the Afternoon Drive!


Power plus Prophets!

Here are today’s Artist Newsday stories:

Continuing to break new ground with first-of-its-kind technology and out-of-the-box creativity, Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets announces “The Chosen Tour,” a live stream concert outing that will hit 28 cities this fall. Fans will have the rare opportunity to determine the band’s set list in real time for each date, ensuring every show is completely unique. Although each concert will broadcast to a different city and a different set of fans each night, Sidewalk Prophets will perform every show live from their warehouse in Nashville. Named for the band’s current single, “The Chosen Tour” follows the unprecedented success of Sidewalk Prophets’ first live stream concert run, “The Virtual Album Experience,” which took their latest album, The Things That Got Us Here, directly to more than 25,000 viewers in 32 cities. They include Toledo on 10/18, Little Hocking on 10/25 and Columbus on 10/28! Find out more at

Curb | Word Entertainment’s Dove Award-nominated and K-LOVE Fan Award-winning act We Are Messengers amps up the strength of their sophomore project with Power +, which dropped on friday (9/11) across all digital service providers. An extension of the band’s Power LPwhich released in January, Power + includes the full Power track listing, plus one new song, “Image Of God.”this new track is a timely addition to the Power + set. Nashville Life Music backs up We Are Messengers front man Darren Mulligan on the emotional track, which is slated as the band’s next radio single. “These are challenging times where we need unity, hope, empathy and love,” Mulligan shares. “‘Image Of God’ is a song to unite us, reminding us that every single person is created wonderfully in God’s image, and as such, is invaluable and fully worthy of our time, respect, love and honor.” 

We’re running out the darkness,
Chasing down the dead of night,
We’re bringing hope to the streets,
There’s a new way…a better life.

The song? We Are Messengers with ‘Power.’ Congratulations to Michelle from Mount Vernon, who wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Lexie

New Albums and Tailgate Concerts!

Today our stories for Artist Newsday were about Sidewalk Prophet’s new studio album ‘The Things That Got Us Here’ which came out on July 3rd. Read more about this new release by clicking here.

We also shared about Chris Tomlin announcing a new concert series called the ‘Worship Tailgate Tour’, learn more by clicking here.

Every breath I breathe,
In my own heartbeat,
I know You’re always right here with me,
Nothing is mundane,
Your glory is displayed.

Congratulations to Josiah from Mount Vernon for correctly guessing that those lyrics were from Hannah Kerr with her song ‘Ordinary’, he won the Capital Kings ‘I Feel So Alive’ CD.

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa

Stryper rocks again!

Today our stories for Artist Newsday were about Stryper’s new studio album ‘Even the Devil Believes’, you can learn more about it by clicking here.

We also shared news about Cory Asbury’s new album, ‘To Love a Fool’, that was just announced on, read about it by clicking here.

We had a stumper in Song Poetry today. Tune in next Tuesday for another opportunity to win a CD from the WNZR CD grab stack!

Artist News Day Game Time Tuesday

Today Todd and I had a jammed packed Afternoon Drive for you and plenty of chances to win!

Here is the Artist News that we shared today:

News Boys and Michal W. Smith Join Forces for the Surrounded and Untied Tour


Not only did we play the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange once, but twice! Congratulations to Kristina from Fredricktown and Cheryl from Danville who played the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange and got some pretty awesome gifts from under our tree here at WNZR! If you want more information on The WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange, click HERE.

Here are today’s Song Poetry lyrics:

Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at Your feet
You have every failure God, and You’ll have every victory.

Congratulations to Lori from Brinkhaven who correctly guessed that our song was “You Say” by Lauren Daigle! She won that $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s Apple Valley!

Thanks so much for listen and checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Todd


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