Morning Show Notes - Friday, December 10th

North Point Community Church in Alpharetta put together an iBand this past Sunday with musicians playing Christmas music from iPads and iPhones.

Things We Talked About Today

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reveal for Earnie Graham and family at 161 McCain Way in Augusta.

Click here to see construction and reveal photos

-Why did one of the country's top football coaches resign? To spend time being a better husband and father. Urban Meyer felt this was more important than the $20 million he'll lose from stepping down as Florida's coach. We have the utmost respect for this guy! Read more

- The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader opens in theaters tomorrow.

Bob Waliszewksi, our movie guy, from Focus on the Family, will join us with his take on it at 7:10 AM.

Also, tomorrow at 7:40, join us for a conversation with Mark Schultz and hear what he's been doing in Italy. You'll have a chance to win tickets to his Christmas concert with Downhere on December 17th at West Acres Baptist Church.

Things We Talked About Today

-Today is the big reveal for Augusta's Extreme Home Makeover. Earnie Graham and her family will get to see the new home constructed for them by Bill Beazley Homes, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and thousands of local volunteers. The reveal is at 2 PM and is open to the public. You'll need to park on the Deans Bridge Road side of Regency Mall and take a shuttle bus to the build site. Be prepared to wait a while because they are running behind schedule today.

-Earnie Graham was surprised yesterday with the new cabin built in her honor at the Girl Scouts' Camp Tanglewood in Martinez. Read more

-Google unveiled their new Chrome laptop computer yesterday. What's missing from the keyboard? A caps lock key! The company said at the Chrome press conference: "We expect this will improve the quality of comments across the web." So, no more online shouting!

-A Charlie Brown Christmas was on ABC last night and repeats on December 16th. It brought back memories of the Christmas of 1987 for John when his family had a live tree that lost all of its needles and was a Charlie Brown tree by Christmas day. Other listeners say they've had a similar experience on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-There were a lot of automatic sprinklers running this morning at homes and businesses around the CSRA, creating icy road conditions. If you have one, please turn it off.

-Today, we're at the Sunrise Grill on Martintown Road in North Augusta for the next stop on our Christmas Cheer Tour. We're collecting new and gently used warm clothing donations. You can stop by from 11 to 1 and register to win tickets to the Mark Schultz/Downhere Christmas show and get some "Please Wish Me a Merry Christmas" stickers.

-Erin Arrington of Matthews shared her Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup recipe in Simple Cooking this morning. Get the recipe

-Pastor Andy Collins told us about a unique event that Sharon Baptist Church is doing at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. It starts tomorrow and it is called "A Hayride Through the Life of Christ." Details are on the family calendar at

-This Man Called Jesus Drama at Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington, SC:

Simple Cooking - Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup

2 boxes frozen chopped broccoli
(Cook according to package directions and drain.)

Add 1 quart of half n half
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
Heat this through.

Add 1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup mozarella cheese
(Or a little more to taste)

Submitted by Erin Arrington of Matthews. If you have a quick and easy recipe, send it to us at Please include a phone number. If we use your recipe, you'll get a thank-you gift.

Things We Talked About Today

-Yes, it's cold enough to wear your Snuggie to work! Who cares what people say? You'll stay warm. As you might imagine, Cleve had plenty to say about John wearing a blanket around the office.

-Our next Christmas Cheer Tour stop is tomorrow at the Sunrise Grill, Martintown Road, in North Augusta, next to Big Lots. We'll be there from 11 to 1 collecting new and gently used warm clothing donations and handing out our "Please Wish Me a Merry Christmas" stickers.

-Looking for Christmas movies on TV? Click here for a schedule

-Even President Obama has trouble pronouncing certain words. See the video Tell us which word(s) trip you up on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Matthew West joined us to tell the story behind his new song "One Last Christmas." Listen to the conversation: Part 1 Part 2

Coming up Wednesday: Erin Arrington of Matthews shares her Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10 AM.

Things We Talked About Today

John was on-site of Augusta's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build for Earnie Graham. He talked to her parents, Earnest and Earnestine, and heard a very faith-filled story.
Listen: Part 1 Part 2

Bill Beazley Homes and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition have built this handicap accessible cabin at the Girl Scouts' Camp Tanglewood in Martinez. The home makeover winner, Earnie Graham, works for the Girl Scouts, and the cabin is being built in her honor.
Listen to Chris Dupree of Bill Beazley Homes talk about the cabin

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: Women do this an average of 62 times per day, but men only do it 8 times per day. We all need to do it a little more. What is it?
A: Smile!

-Cheapie of the Week: Hershey's Pot of Gold Chocolates

Coming up Tuesday: Hear the word that caused President Obama to stumble over the weekend and tell us what word always trips you up at 7:10 AM. Matthew West joins us at 8:10 to tell the story behind his new Christmas song "One Last Christmas."

Cheapie of the Week

Donie Nichols of North Augusta correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Hershey's Pot of Gold Chocolates. There are two ways to get a deal on this one. Rite Aid has them on sale through Saturday (12/11) for $3.99. Use your Wellness Plus card and get $2 back in Up Rewards. Use the printable $1 off coupon and it's like getting this for $.99 plus tax. Rite Aid was low on stock in the Augusta area, so you could ask for a raincheck or go to CVS and buy it there for $2.99 a box with the coupon and your Extra Care Card.