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Who Knew This Is Not A Test?!

Today was Who Knew Wednesday on the Afternoon Drive and I talked all about TobyMac’s “This Is Not A Test” Tour that is coming to Columbus THIS weekend!

You can see TobyMac, Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole, and Hollyn at Nationwide Arena this Sunday night, and you can find out everything you need to know about that over here.

I also told you all about how you can win tickets to see that tour, with our “Feel It, Film It” music video contest. The deadline is 11:59 pm tonight, and you can see more on that here.

The Word of the Day was greenmail, which is the practice of buying enough shares in a company to threaten a takeover, forcing the owners to buy them back at a higher price in order to retain control.

Have an awesome Wednesday evening!


Mystery Monday – 10/19

Today was Mystery Monday on the Afternoon Drive!

Joe hid something in the Mystery Box, and after doing the hearing, smell, and touch tests, Sandy from Howard called in and correctly guessed that the item in the box was an emery board, or nail file.

We told you all about the Feel It, Film It contest, where you can enter to win 2 tickets to see TobyMac, Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole, and Hollyn. You can find all the details on that contest over here.

Our Word of the Day was germane, an adjective that means relevant to a subject under consideration. You can read more on that here.

The new film, Woodlawn, from the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Mom’s Night Out) debuted on 1,553 screens this past weekend.  The true story of high school football in Birmingham, Alabama in 1973, grossed just over $4 million and was 9th at the box office. Woodlawn was 7th in average gross per screen.

Make sure to head over here to register your pastor for Clergy Appreciation Month, where we’re giving away a lot of prizes to a lot of deserving pastors.

Have an awesome week!


NZ Top 10 – 10/16

Here’s this week’s NZ Top 10:

10:My Story – Big Daddy Weave

9: First – Lauren Daigle

8: Soul On Fire – Third Day ft. All Sons & Daughters

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

6: Feel It – Toby Mac ft. Mr. Talkbox

5: Holy Spirit – Francesca Battistelli

4: Touch the Sky – Hillsong UNITED

3: Even So Come – Passion/Kristian Stanfill

2: At The Cross (Love Ran Red) – Chris Tomlin

1: Flawless – MercyMe

NEW MUSIC (click each for video)

Meredith Andrews – Soar

Natalie Grant – Be One

Our Word of the Day was overweening, an adjective meaning too confident or proud. You can read more on that here.

Don’t forget to head over here for all the information on how you can win two tickets to see TobyMac in concert next Sunday, October 25th.

Have a great weekend!


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 – 10/12

Today was Mystery Monday on the Afternoon Drive!

I had a Mystery Monday question, based on an article you can find here, where I asked what 2 items in your house you should clean every 6 months. Julie from Mount Vernon called in and correctly guessed the items are your mattress and oven.

I also told you all the details on our “Feel It, Film It” contest where you can win tickets to see TobyMac later this month in Columbus! You can find out everything you need to know on that over here.

Our Word of the Day was olfactory, an adjective meaning of or related to the sense of smell. You can read more on that here.

Have a fantastic week!


Summer Concert Mania!

Who knew there were so many concerts and musical festivals this summer?!

For this week’s Who Knew Wednesday, we gave you all the information on the different summer concerts and festivals featuring some of your favorite artists.

The first festival we talked about was the 28th annual Alive Festival, which will take place June 17th – 20th at Atwood Lake Park in Mineral City, Ohio. There are going to be over 70 different artists and speakers, including TobyMac, Skillet, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, NEEDTOBREATHE, Tenth Avenue North, For King & Country, Meredith Andrews, Colton Dixon, and MANY others! You can see the complete lineup, ticket information, and everything else you need to know about the Alive Festival here!

We also talked about the Creation Festival Northeast. This festival is June 24th – 27th at the Agape Farm in Mt. Union, Pennsylvania- perfect for a fun, mini-road trip! This festival also has an incredible lineup, with headliners TobyMac, Switchfoot, Skillet, and Lecrae! There will also be performances from Colton Dixon, Blanca, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, and many more of your favorite artists. For all the details on that festival, click here!

Another festival that starts just one day later than Creation Northeast is SpiritSong, which combines two awesome things – concerts and roller coasters! This festival takes place June 25th – 27th at Kings Island Amusement Park in Mason and, like the previously mentioned festivals, has an AWESOME lineup! You can catch Newsboys, Kari Jobe, For King & Country, Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Colton Dixon, Sidewalk Prophets, Tenth Avenue North, Love & the Outcome, and more! For the complete SpiritSong schedule and information on tickets, click here!

And the last festival we talked about is Creation Ichthus, which will take place July 8th – 11th in Lexington, Kentucky. At this festival, you’ll be able to see performances from Newsboys, Matthew West, Relient K, Natalie Grant, Colton Dixon, 7eventh Time Down, Rhett Walker Band, and many others. For more information on Ichthus, head over here!

If you don’t want to attend an entire festival, but still want to catch some live music this summer, we highlighted a couple concerts you can see.

If you’re a fan of Rend Collective, they’ll be at Grove City United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 28th. You can check out all the information on that concert here.

You can also check out Christ Tomlin at the Ohio State Fair on Monday, August 3rd. The concert starts at 7pm and you can get all the information on that over here!

And, even though it isn’t happening until September 26th, we gave some information on SonFest 2015! The first three artists who have been announced are Colton Dixon, Leeland, and I Am They. More artists will be added to the lineup soon, and we’ll tell you as soon as they’re announced. Tickets will go on sale soon and you can head over here to find out how to get those and for all the other information on SonFest 2015.

Our word of the day was Yooper, which is a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. (I like to imagine there’s a superhero who lives on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan who is named that Super Yooper)

Joe was also excited about his Soda Pop Shoppe Jelly Belly jelly beans. We tried all the different flavors – Orange and Grape Crush, A&W Root Beer and Cream Soda, 7-Up, and Dr. Pepper. If you could create any flavor of jelly bean, what would it be?

Have a great evening and thanks for listening!


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