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Who Knew Wednesday: Adoption day – well month – no, 2 months!

Today we had the chance to speak to Lilly Buckley about her adoption story!
Click on the picture the hear the interview!
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Congratulations to our 5th callers today, Jana and Leanna, who are both from Mount Vernon! If you want to know more about our Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt – click HERE!
Thanks for checking out the blog!
-Hannah

Who Knew Wednesday: Family Heritage Month (Kind of) – Part two!

Today Todd and I couldn’t turn down another amazing Family Heritage story, so we pretended that October lasted just one extra week!

 

Here is the Story we shared today:

Click on the pictures to hear the Stories!

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Here are the stories we shared last Wednesday:

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Dennis shares his Family Heritage

 

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What of these groups maintains the largest genealogical library in the world?

  1. The Catholic Church
  2. The National Genealogical Society
  3. The U.S. National Archives
  4. The Mormon Church

The answer is The Mormon Church!

If you want to take a fun quiz and learn more about Genealogy click HERE! 

Congrats to Sandi from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed our Trivia Question and won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Love Your Pet Day

Today and Lilly talked about Pets! We shared some stories about our pets and along with some fun facts about our favorite furry friends and gave you a chance a $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Vally!

Here is the link to the history of Love your pet day! 

Some fun facts:

1. The nose pad of each cat has ridges in a unique pattern, not unlike a person’s fingerprints.

2. pet owners in the United States spent $60.28 billion on their furry friends in 2015.

3. Nearly 80 million U.S. households have a pet, and 42 percent of those households have more than one 4. One survey found that 81 percent of cat owners let their felines sleep on the bed, compared to 73 percent of dog owners.

5. The Basenji, an African wolf dog, does not bark in a normal way but may yodel or scream when excited!

6. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.

Who Knew Trivia Question!

Q: What is the technical term for a pack of kittens?

A: A pack of kittens is called a kindle.

Congratulation to Herb from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed our trivia question and won a $5 Gift Card to Troyers of Apple Vally!

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Cherry Pie Day!!

Here is the link to the Cherry Pie recipe we shared!

 

Here are the pictures of our pets that we promised!

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Sammy and Sully

Who Knew Wednesday: Bountiful Idioms!

Today Lilly and I had a ton of laughs with our Who Knew Wednesday topic – Idioms!

What is an idiom you ask? It’s an idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. Want to know more about Idioms? Here you go!! 

Here is the list of idioms that we shared from today!

Our Who knew Wedsnday trivia question:  The common phrase, which is also considering an idiom,  “If you think that, you have another thing coming” is actually incorrect.  What is the correct way to say this idiom?

Answer: “If you think that, you have another thought coming”

If you want to know more about this, here you go!

Congrats to Bob from Mount Vernon who won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley and 4 tickets to the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo!

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Today was Frozen Yogurt day! We shared with you some fun facts about Yogurt and started a new fad diet?? #froyo30 #froyolio (Disclaimer: We were 100% joking, please don’t do this.)

Thank you so much for listening to the craziness that is the Afternoon Drive – we appreciate YOU!

-Hannah and Lilly

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.

Answers:

No Experience
Pay Cut
Age
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

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

 

 

 

Game Time Tuesday!

Today Joe and I gave you two chances to win a $5 gift card to Troyers of Apple Valley with Song Poetry and Name that Tune!

 

Today’s “Song Poetry” lyrics were:

I’m no stranger to the prison
I’ve worn shackles and chains
But I’ve been freed and forgiven (yes I have)

From the song “All my Hope” By Crowder/ Tauren Wells!

Congratulations to Abby from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed the title of the song and the name(s) of the artist.

Todays “Name the Tune” clip was from “Glow in the Dark” By Jason Gray!

Congrats to Faith from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed this song and artist and won that $5 gift card to Troyer of Apple Valley!

Joe shared two uplifting news stories today from the magazine “The week” from the section “It wasn’t all bad”. The first story was about a police officer’s first day and a life-saving act – Click HERE to read more! The second was about a family’s bakery struggling to get by after hurricane Harvey, but the families teenage daughter changed it all… click HERE to read more.

I also shared a devotional from Sarah Young’s “Jesus Always” about how God will make everything – including you – new! To find out more about Sarah and her awesome devotional click HERE. 

Thank you so much for joining us today! I hope that you had a great Tuesday!!  – Hannah

Game Time Tuesday!

Today on Game Time Tuesday Joe and I gave you two chances to win a $5 gift card to Troyers of Apple Valley with Song Poetry and Name that Tune!

Todays Song poetry lyrics were:

“Unmatched in all your wisdom
In love and justice you remain
Every knee will bow”
Congrats to Sherrisa from Howard who correctly guessed our Song Poetry song which was “Only King Forever” by Elevation worship ( Here at WNZR we also play the 7eventh Time Down version!)
Today’s Name that Tune song clip was from “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner” By Crowder.
Congratulation to Oliva from Mount Vernon who guessed the name of the artist and the title of the song above and won that $5 gift card to Troyers of Apple Valley!
We also asked that you would pray for the victims of yet another school shooting – Click HERE to read more about the story.
We also shared with you an upcoming date to put down on your calendar! Our annual WNZR 20th Valentines Banquet on February 9th! Click HERE for more info!
Joe shared a great uplifting New story about a very special Walmart Secret Santa – click HERE for the full story!
I shared a devotional from “Jesus Always” by Sarah Young  – to find out more about Sarah and her devotionals click HERE.
Thanks so much for listening! – Hannah Radke

Who Knew – Hot Breakfast Month

Good afternoon! It was a snowy and cold Wednesday here in Mt. Vernon, but we talked about hot breakfast month today!
Hot breakfast month was established to encourage people to get up and start their day with a meal that’s a bit more substantial than a simple bowl of cereal. Breakfast is an important meal of the day, that much is true, but taking the time to get up in the morning, prepare breakfast, and take the time to sit down and eat a freshly cooked meal is a great start to the day as well. If you would like to read more about Hot Breakfast Month, check it out here!

We asked some of our WNZR staff what their ideal hot breakfast would be (limited to 3 entrees and a drink)…
Abbey Fairless:
French toast, scrambled eggs, and sausage with a big glass of orange juice!
Hannah Radke:
Pancakes, sausage, and an omelet with a vanilla caramel coffee!
Joe Rinehart:
French Toast, scrambled eggs, and bacon with a cup of coffee!
Mine would be chocolate chip pancakes, bacon, and waffles with a cup of Earl Grey tea!

Leave us a comment with what your ideal hot breakfast would be!

We talked a little bit about black pudding, which is a blood sausage dish, popular in Britain and Ireland! Learn more about Black Pudding here!

Here’s a few Bible verses to get you up and motivated in the morning! Nothing goes better with a hot breakfast than biblical motivation, right?
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16.33
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Check out some more motivational verese here!

Our word of the day word of the day was scrumptious!  Adjective, \ˈskrəm(p)-shəs\
Delightful, excellent; especially delicious.
This word first appeared in English in 1830, and if you’d like to learn more about it, check it out here!

Have a wonderful rest of your evening! Stay warm!
– Lilly

 

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