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Who Knew Wednesday: The last day of our dig into Christmas Carols!

Carols, carols, and more carols!
Today Todd and I talked about all things carols, first, we listened to two MVNU professors, Dr. VanZant and Dr. VanNest, share about their favorite Christmas carol!
(Click on the picture to hear the conversation.)
Dr.Mike VanZant
  _Dr. Doug VanNest
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Congratulations to Bob from Howard who won a North Main Café Gift Basket and James from Mount Vernon who won an Amy Grant CD! They have both been entered to win the Grand Prize. Click HERE for more info on this!
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What was the first Christmas carol about?  
Answer: The earliest carol was written in 1410. Sadly, only a very small fragment of it still exists. The carol was about Mary and Jesus meeting different people in Bethlehem.
Click HERE for more fun Christmas carol facts!
Congrats to Charla from Utica who guessed what the first Christmas carol was about! She won the $5 Gift Card to Troyers of Apple Valley!
Thanks for checking out the Blog!
Hannah and Todd

Mystery Monday: George Washington or Jesus?

Today I, Hannah, (Yes just me, myself and I) had a super fun show recapping the 38th annual Food For the Hungry Drive, playing the WNZR gift exchange and giving you another chance to win with the Mystery Monday Mystery question!
Our Total for the 38th Food For Hungry Drive is $209,504.27 and 18.7 truckloads of food! Thank you so much Knox County for the support of this year’s Food for the Hungry! You can still give if you didn’t get the chance or find out more HERE! 

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Congratulations to Matt from Howard who won A Gift Certificate for a 9 inch homemade Pie of his choice from Auntie “M’s” Homemade Goodies and Debbie from Mount Vernon who won a WNZR tote bag and Vintage T-shirt! They have both been entered for our grand prize, a one-night stay the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and 6 hours of house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company! If you want to know more about all of this, click HERE!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!
Name one of the first famous people, real or fictional, that children learn about. 
Answers:
1. George Washington
2. Santa Claus
3.Martins L. King Jr.
4. Jesus Christ
5. Dr. Seuss
6. God
Congrats to Kenneth from Mount Vernon who guessed the top two answers right and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
Thanks so much for joining me today or checking out the blog!
– Hannah Radke

Who Knew Wednesday: Dr.VanNest shares!

Today Todd and I had so much fun playing the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange and getting to share a great conversation with Dr. VanNest about his favorite Christmas Carol!

If you want to hear the conversation about “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” click on the picture!

_Dr. Doug VanNest

 

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Congratulations are in order to Linda from Utica who won an awesome WNZR Kitchen Kit and Peggy from Mount Vernon who won the “Same type of Different as Me” DVD.  If you want to more about the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange click HERE. 

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Who was the author of the Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”?

Answer: By Charles Wesley

Congratulations to Nancy Joe from Mount Vernon who took a chance and guessed right! They won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for clicking on our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Adoption – Part 2

Today Todd, ( Yes, Todd – he is back and doing well!) and I jumped back our topic of adoption!

Click on the picture to hear the interview!

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Today’s two caller number fives were Sherrisa from Howard and Edward from Howard! They were registered to win to Turkey from Smithhislers meats! If you want to know more about Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt click HERE! 

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Although no more than 2% of Americans have actually adopted, more ______than have considered it.

Answer: 1/3 or 33% of Americans have considered it!

Congratulations to Ruth from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed our trivia question!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Todd

A father’s prize and words of encouragement

Hugs and words of encouragement are building blocks for the family. 

Proverbs 16 23-24 – “The heart of the wise teaches his mouth and adds learning to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.”

Hugs and words of encouragement are the building blocks your children need. Their self-image and confidence is dependent on how you interact with them. Make it a habit to hug them often and acknowledge whatever they achieve in school, sports, or the Arts. Your presence and open display affection to your children will help them develop the sense of security they need. Proverbs 23:22 asks your children to ” listen to your father who begot you.” Tender, loving words will open the ears of your children, and they eagerly look to You for wisdom and direction

A father’s prize is reflected in his children. 

1 Corinthians 9:24 – “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.”

God has given you a great prize in your children. How you nurture and influence them will shape the man or woman they become. Scripture encourages you to run the race of fatherhood in such a way that you not only received the price of salvation for yourself but that your children do, as well. Proverbs 13:22 says, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” When your children receive the gift of Salvation and experienced a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you have been given the Greatest Prize a father could receive – to watch your children walk in the Lord. Let your own walk of Faith clearly reflect the love of God for all your children to see

 

Did you hear Tom Turkey run through our station? Well, both Linda from Utica and Beth from Mount Vernon did and were caller number 5! They were registered to win in The Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt! If you want to know more about this click HERE! 

Our trivia question today was: Approximately, how many children are adopted each year in the United States? 

Answer: 120,000 children!

Congrats to Marian from Danville who got our trivia question and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah

Who Knew Wednesday: Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month!

Here are the full conversations that we shared today! So many thanks to Chuck Dettmar from Centerburg local schools, Dr. Joann Koh-baker from MVNU and Lizzy Terwilliger a student at MVNU for sharing with us!

Here is some more information on Music In Our Schools Month!

 

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Name A Style Of Music That You’d Be Surprised To Hear That A Teenager Listened To:

  1. Classical –  43 points
  2. Country  – 27 points
  3. Jazz –  19 points
  4. Opera   – 9 points

Congratulations to Nathan from Norwalk who guessed our top answer today! He won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

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Here is the Blog Exclusive Who Knew Food Conner – It’s Spanish Paella Day!

If you don’t know what a Paella is, it’s a traditional Spanish dish, made with rice, meat or fish, and a delicious sauce. Whilst many countries and regions have their own recipes and variations, the best paellas are made in Spain, on the beach, with fresh seafood.

Here are some recipes!

Easy and Classic Paella recipe

The Ultimate Paella

Thank you SO MUCH for checking out our blog!! 
-Hannah and Lilly

Who Knew Wednesday: Lifeline 2019 edition!

Today Lilly and I talked about Lifeline 2019 – which is only one week away! Can you believe it, but we can’t! We are all so excited here at WNZR!

If you want to know anything about lifeline, everything that we talked (and more!) about it is right on our Lifeline 2019 website! 

Who Knew Wednesday Trivia question: 

What was the theme for Lifeline 2009? (Our theme Ten years ago)

Answer: Stumper!

And because you checked out our blog, here is a little blog exclusive hint – If you are thinking Salt and Light, you are on the right track!

 

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-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

Mystery Monday!

Today Todd and I gave you some chances to win with our Mystery Monday Question and a Christmas Gift Exchange!

Here is today’s Mystery Question:

Can you name two out of the top five most popular Christmas songs? 

  1. Jingle Bells – 45
  2. White Christmas – 16
  3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – 8
  4. O Holy Night – 7
  5. Silver Bells – 6
  6. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 5
  7. Silent Night – 4
  8. Jingle Bell Rock – 3
  9. Joy to the world – 1
  10. All I Want for Christmas is You – 1

Congratulations to Jana from Utica who guessed Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Here are the fun facts that we shared about these Christmas songs:

  • “White Christmas” is the top-selling Christmas song of all time. The song was written by Irving Berlin, a Russian Jewish immigrant who also wrote “God Bless America.”
  • The song “Jingle Bells” was written in the 1850s for a Unitarian church by James Lord Pierpont, but it wasn’t written for Christmas. It was originally written for Thanksgiving and called “One Horse Open Sleigh”.
  • “Silent Night” is one of the most recognizable songs at Christmas Mass and on a radio playing non-stop holiday music. (While most people recognize the lyrics “Silent Night, Holy Night, all is calm, all is bright,” the original lyrics are “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht, alles schlaft, einsam wacht.”) The song was originally written in German in 1816 by Father Joseph Mohr, a Catholic priest in Austria. Two years later, it was set to music by Franz Gruber. It was translated into English by John Freeman Young of Manhattan’s Trinity Church.
  • Silver Bells, written in 1950 by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. The original title? “Tinkle Bells.” The title was changed when Livingston’s wife told him about the double meaning of tinkle. 

We also played the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange! Congratulations and thanks to Karen from Mount Vernon who played the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange with us and won a gift from under our tree! If you want more information, click HERE.

Thanks for checking out our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

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