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NZ Top Ten for 2.7.20

10. Dead Man Walking – Jeremy Camp
9. Believer – Rhett Walker
8. Rescue – Lauren Daigle
7. Yes I will – Vertical Worship
6. Almost home – MercyMe
5. The God Who stays – Matthew West
4. Nobody – Casting Crowns / Matthew West
3. Holy Water – We the Kingdom
2. Rescue Story – Zach Williams
1. Burn the Ships – for King & Country

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Do you want one or two of the last six tickets to the WNZR Valentine’s banquet? Click HERE to find out more!

Interested in WinerJam? Click HERE to see whats going on!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Joe

Mystery Monday: What just hit the window?

Today Joe and I brought you some Monday Motivation, but with this weather, you may have not needed it!

I shared about a Francis Chan Sermon I listened to on Sunday. He shared about about these verses, John 16:7 “I tell you the truth. It is better for you that I go away. If I do not go, the Helper will not come to you. If I go, I will send Him to you.” And Luke 12:11 – 12 “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” Here is the link to that Sermon!

Joe shared about devotional from Our daily bread about boasting in Christ. Here is the link to the devotional!

Name something birds fly into.

1. Window
2. Nest

3. Tree
4. Sky
5. Airplane

Congratulations to Jenny from Mount Vernon who guessed our top two Answers! She won that $5 Gift Card to Troyers of Apple Valley!

Joe shared about the concert that he got to go to on Saturday, and he said it was Phenomenal! Here is a link to who he saw! Cleveland Keys Dueling Pianos

You don’t want to miss the WNZR Valentine’s Banquet! Remember that the ticket deadline is tomorrow at 6 p.m –  click HERE to find out how to get your tickets!

BONUS: Here is a link to a Italian Chicken Marinade!

Thanks for checking out our blog !

-Hannah Joe

NZ Top Ten for 1.31.2020

10. Dead Man Walking –  Jeremy Camp
9. Believer – Rhett Walker
8.  Yes I will – Vertical worship
7. Rescue – Lauren Daigle
6. Almost home – MercyMe
5. The God Who Stays – Matthew West
4. Nobody – Casting Crowns / Matthew West
3. Holy water – We the Kingdom
2. Rescue story –  Zach Williams
1. Burn the ships – for king & country

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Cory Asbury – The Father’s House

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Need a date idea for Valentine’s day? WNZR has you covered! Click HERE to find out more about our Valentine’s Banquet!

Need more info on WinterJam 2020? Click HERE for your One-stop-shop for all things WinterJam!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Joe

Who Knew Wednesday: Going back to our roots – with Life Hacks!

Today Todd and I got back to the roots of Who Knew Wednesday! The reason we started Who Knew Wednesday is because we found some pretty awesome books called “Who Knew? 10,001 East Solutions to Everyday Problems” and “More Who Knew? Thousands of Money-Saving Secrets for Cooking, Cleaning and all-around Your Home”, both by Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin!

We are excited to announce that our Valentine’s Day Banquet tickets are officially on sale! Click HERE to find out more!

Today we decided to focus on Chapter 16 from the first Who Knew? book about Car hacks! Here are the hacks we shared:

  • Make the most of that expensive gas!
    • Keep your tires inflated. It’s much harder for your engine to get your car to move when your tires are even a little bit flat. Invest in a gauge and make sure to keep them as inflated as possible without over-inflating.
    • Change your oil regularly. As oil ages, it’s thicker and harder to push through the engine, causing more energy to be used. By changing your oil regularly you’ll make sure you get the best fuel economy possible.
    • Roll up your windows on the highway. Having the wind streaming through your hair might be fun, but it increases drag on the car and make it take more energy to run. In this case, it’s actually usually cheaper to run the AC.
    • Other quick tips to save gas:  Be smart with the route you pick, stay at or under the speed limit, remove any excess weight in your car and try to carpool as much as possible!
  • Who knew Classic Tip: if your windshield wipers are smearing your windshield while they work, wipe the blades with rubbing alcohol.

  • Keep your car doors from freezing: it’s hard enough to have to dig out your driveway and scrape off your car after a snowstorm. Save yourself the trouble of worrying about car doors freezing shut by spraying WD-40 in the lining. Once at the beginning of winter should do it!

  • Condition Your Car: You might think we are crazy, but applying conditioner, leaving for 5 minutes, and then rinsing it off will give your car a just-waxed shine. As an added bonus, it will more effectively repel water!

  • For supple leather: if your car has leather seats, regularly apply a thin layer of baby oil to the leather and let it dry. This will prevent your seats from drying out and cracking.

  •  Removing bumper stickers: Get those old bumper stickers off and bring your car up to date. Rub cold cream on the stickers and wait 10 minutes. Say goodbye and peel the bumper sticker right off.

  •  Stop ice before it starts: To keep your car door locks safe from ice during the cold winter months place a refrigerator magnet of the lock you can even take an old magnet (that 2008 calendar from the local realtor, perhaps) and cut it into pieces that fit perfectly.

  •  It pays to restart your engine: If you are waiting for longer than 30 seconds in your car, turn off the engine. Use more fuel idling after 30 seconds then you use to restart your car.
  • Impromptu shovel: Stuck in the mud, sand or snow with no way to dig yourself out? A shovel may be closer than you think. Just detach your hubcap and use that instead!

  •  Bonus tip of the day:

    • Take two aspirin for yourself, then to for your car: if your car battery has died and you don’t have jumper cables, don’t get a headache just yet. First, try dropping a couple of aspirin tablets into the battery the acid in the aspirin can provide it with just enough to charge get you to the nearest service station.


  • Question of the Day:
    •  According to insurance agencies, green and yellow cars are the least likely to get in a car accident, and red and black cars are the most likely. Why do you think this is? Let us know below in the comments section!


Thanks so much for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd


Fingerprints of God: Us

Good afternoon! So today on the Drive, we started a four-week series on ‘The Fingerprints of God’. We’re going to talk about what they are and where we find them.
Today we talked about how WE as humans are the fingerprints of God.

Our main focus was taken from Steven Curtis Chapman’s song ‘Fingerprints of God’. That focus being that you are a fingerprint of God. You are made in His image, and you are a priceless, irreplaceable child of God. Check out the song here! 

In Genesis, it talks about how we are made in God’s image!
Genesis 1:26 – 27 says:
26 “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.”

 We also read psalms 8:3-8, which says:

3 “When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their[e] feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.”

The word of the day today was surreptitious! [sur-uh p-tishuh s]
This word means: obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine.
If you’d like to learn more about this word, check it out here!

Stay warm and have a blessed rest of your week!

-Lilly (Robin of Batman and Robin)

Blue Mystery Monday


Today for Mystery Monday, Eddie talked about Blue Monday, a holiday attempting to identify the most blue/sad Monday of the year.  You can read about it here.

Also remember WNZR’s annual Valentine’s Banquet is coming up on February 10th.  For more information click HERE.

Our word of the today is Chanticleer, a noun which means a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.

Destiny Rescue Who Knew!

Tonight is the Crossroads league Destiny Rescue night! Destiny Rescue is an international, Christian-based, non-profit organization which is dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and sex slavery. They are are focused on rescuing children and then getting these children into aftercare programs that provide healthcare, counseling, spiritual guidance and so much more. Destiny Rescue is going to be at our basketball games tonight selling T-Shirts and jewelry n attempts to raise $1,500 to rescue one child.
If you would like more information about Destiny Rescue, check out their website here!

Valentine’s Banquet!

WNZR’s 19th annual Valentine’s Banquet will be held on Friday, February 10th at 7p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, located in the Hyson Campus Center on the MVNU campus.
This year’s theme is “Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti”!
Tickets are on sale NOW at the WNZR studios!
Banquet tickets are $19 per person and include an Italian Buffet buffet dinner, entertainment and over $1,000 worth of door prizes.
Deadline to buy tickets – Thursday, 2/2 at 6pm.

Big Blue Music Crew…
If you would like to join the Big Blue Crew Music Crew, send a message to We will e-mail you back a link to take our short survey. Just listen to a couple music clips and give your opinion! In thanking you for participating in our survey, we will send you a Big Blue Music Crew T-Shirt!

Our word of the day today was ‘Ab Ovo’ which means ‘from the beginning’.
Check out some history behind this word here!  

As always, thanks for listening!

NZ Top 10 {2/5}

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Today on the show we announced this weeks NZ Top 10! We also announced the Valentines Banquet ticket sales have extended and the time are listed below! Don’t forget to check out the Word of the Day and try to use in your vocabulary some time this weekend!

10. Good Good Father/ Chris Tomlin
9. There is Power/ Lincoln Brewster
8. Feel It/ TobyMac ft Mr. Talkbox
7. You are Loved/ Stars Go Dim
6. Grace Wins/ Mathew West
5. Same Power/ Jeremy Camp
4. Flawless/ MercyMe
3. My Story/ Big Daddy Weave
2. The River/ Jordan Feliz
1. Just Be Held/ Casting Crowns


**The ticket sales deadline has been EXTENDED to Monday at 8am**
To buy the tickets come to the WNZR studio at the times indicated below.  We are located on the second floor of Founders Hall on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus.

Friday hours – 4-6pm and 7-8pm
Saturday hours – 9:30am – 1pm and 3pm – 8pm
Sunday hours – 9am – Noon
Monday hours – 6am – 8am


Word of the Day
1. of no real value; trifling; worthless.

Have a fantastic weekend,




Who Knew Wednesday 2/3

Today on the show we embraced this warm weather and explored our parks in Knox country.  There are so many beautiful parks in our area with so many activities to do!Today we highlighted the amazing qualities of our parks that stretch accross over 1,000 acres of Knox County!
The seven parks of Knox County are:

If you would like to see what we’re talking about go check them out yourself! Here is the link to the Knox County Park District.


WNZR is host the annual Valentines Day Banquet Friday February 12th.
This year’s theme is “Love & Laughter”. We will feature a discussion on how humor is important for all relationships, but is essential when a couple is striving for a healthy, loving relationship.
Banquet tickets are $18 per person and include the full buffet dinner, entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are on sale now. They are available at the WNZR studios located on the second floor of Founders Hall on the MVNU campus, and at Gospel Supply Shop, 117 South Main Street, in Mount Vernon.
The deadline to purchase tickets is THIS Friday, February 5, at 6 p.m. and seating is limited.


Word of the Day
1. a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just beforesunrise or just after sunset.

Enjoy your warm Wednesday night!

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