Morning Show Notes - Friday, January 28th

-Our kids do things that make us mad and how we handle that anger is important. An Augusta woman was arrested for punching her son after he refused to apologize to his teacher and then hitting his leg with her car when he wouldn't hand over his phone. We talked about how to keep your anger in check when disciplining your kids. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Bob Waliszewksi, our movie guy from Focus on the Family, joined us to talk about the weekend's new releases. The Mechanic is an assassin story that is not suitable for families. Bob was surprised by The Rite, which is a story about demonic possession. He says mature audiences might like this one. The full review is at Also, What If, a family-friendly movie about second chances in coming to television this weekend. There will be multiple showings on GMC this Sunday evening.

-Today is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. We remember how comforting President Reagan was in light of that tragedy. You can watch his address to the nation by clicking here.

-Now you can put the bomb on germs with the germ grenade. It's hand sanitizer that could also save your life. People may run from you though with a grenade look-a-like clipped to your belt loop. Germophobes like John will appreciate this. Click here to see it

-Coming up Monday: You'll have chances all weeklong to win a pair of tickets to the Art of Marriage, February 11th and 12th at Stevens Creek Church in Augusta. Your first chance to win is with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10, and we'll be testing your knowledge of famous couples. Plus, save some money at the grocery store with the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40.

Morning Show Notes - Thursday, January 27th

-Cleve has been a little under the weather this week, with something he calls the Man Flu. It's when a man gets a cold or similar sickness and can't get any sympathy from his family! There may be scientific evidence to prove such a thing exists. (Read more) By the way, look for the Man Flu Awareness Group on Facebook to see the warning signs for this dreaded illness!

How often do you wash your jeans? Josh Le, a college student at the University of Alberta in Canada, was able to wear the same pair of jeans for 15 months without washing them. John washes his after each wear, but Cleve only washes jeans after 2-3 wears. After our conversation this morning, John cannot understand why so many people don't wash their clothes. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page. We've heard a lot of opinions today!

-Karen Green, North Augusta's Money Savin' Mama, is teaching a "Couponing for Men" class on Thursday, February 3rd from 6 to 8 PM at the Family Y in North Augusta. Listen to her conversation with John and Cleve (mp3 files):
Part 1
Part 2

-Coming up Friday: Bob Waliszewski, our movie guy from Focus on the Family, joins us at 7:10 AM with a family-friendly look at the weekend's new movies.

Morning Show Notes - Wednesday, January 26th

Chris Sligh joined us this morning. He's one of the many artists who will be on the Winter Jam Tour when it comes to Augusta's James Brown Arena on Thursday, February 10th. Listen to the conversation (mp3 files):
Part 1
Part 2

-Many of us are getting our W-2 and 1099 forms in the mail this week, but if you plan to itemize deductions on your 2010 Federal Income Tax Return, you'll need to wait until February 14th to file. Read more

-Shepeard Community Blood Center has issued an urgent alert for blood donations. Due to the interruptions caused by our recent winter storm, the local blood supply is critically low. Only a 1 to 2 day supply is available, depending on the blood type. Lives hang in the balance when blood is not available. Be a lifesaver and donate at one of our area Shepeard Community Blood Centers. Find one at

-Yesterday, John and Cleve toured the Salvation Army of Augusta's Kroc Center that is under construction off Broad Street in Downtown Augusta. Wanna know more about it? Listen to John's conversation with Captain Todd Mason (mp3 files):
1. What is Kroc?  2. How did we get it? 3. Significance of the location?

-John and several others at 88.3 WAFJ, along with other ministry leaders from the CSRA, watched a special screening of The Grace Card last night. This powerful movie made by a Nazarene church in Memphis opens February 25th in Augusta and Statesboro. See the trailer at

-Coming up Thursday:  How often do you wash your jeans? For one guy, once every 15 months works just fine. We'll talk about it at 7:10. Plus, North Augusta's Money Saving Mama, Karen Green, will join us at 8:10 to talk about a special class she will be teaching next month called "Couponing for Men." As you might imagine, John is totally on board with this!

Simple Cooking - Wednesday, January 26th

Zesty Beef and Rice Skillet

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 boneless beef sirloin steak, 3/4-inch thick, cut into strips (about 1 pound)
1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce
1 cup Swanson® Beef Broth or Swanson® Beef Stock
1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
Chopped fresh parsley

1.Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until it's well browned, stirring often. Pour off any fat.
2.Stir the picante sauce, broth and rice in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Sprinkle the beef mixture with the parsley, if desired.

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Morning Show Notes - Tuesday, January 25th

-The place to be last night was Christenberry Fieldhouse at ASU. The Jags hosted USC Aiken in men's basketball in front of a standing room only crowd. ASU beat USCA in an overtime thriller 57-53. They'll rematch on February 2nd at the USC Aiken Convocation Center.

-John got a smartphone this weekend and is still trying to figure out how to use it. There are so many apps on it that it can get overwhelming. Teresa called to tell us about an app called "Talking Tom." Listen

-Sam Hancock, lead singer of Luminate, joined us this morning on the day their project Come Home is released. Listen: Part 1 Part 2

-The Family Y, in conjunction with Team Lean, is offering a health presentation this week called "Starting an Effective Exercise Program." Learn simple techniques to maximize your exercise results in a minimal amount of time. Discussion topics will include common misconceptions about exercise and techniques to make your cardio, resistance and flexibility training more effective and enjoyable. This is free and open to the public. You can catch it tonight at Warren Baptist Church (6:30-7:30 PM), tomorrow at Aiken Regional Hospital (12:00-1:00 PM) and Thursday at the Richmond County Board of Education (12:00-1:00 PM).

-Coming up Wednesday: It's another Winter Jam Wednesday! Chris Sligh joins us at 7:10 and you'll have a chance to win his music, along with passes to Winter Jam. John and Cleve took a tour of the Salvation Army of Augusta's Kroc Center (under construction) today, and they'll tell you all about it. Also, we'll have another quick and easy recipe in Simple Cooking at 8:10.

Morning Show Notes - Monday, January 24th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: Because of a national disaster that took place the same day, this US President was the only one to ever postpone the State of the Union address. Who was it?
A: Ronald Reagan - The disaster was the space shuttle Challenger explosion, and this Friday is the 25th anniversary of that horrific event.
Vanessa Jackson of Martinez was our winner.

-Augusta's Extreme Home Makeover aired last night on ABC. If you missed it, click here to watch it.

-It's the Packers vs Steelers in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 6th. As always, the commercials will be a highlight. There's a contest featuring Doritos commercials submitted by the public and you can vote for your favorite at The dog commercial is especially funny!

-Cheapie of the Week
Andrew Dockal of Martinez correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Jello. Walgreens has it on sale as 2 boxes for $1 with the coupon from this week's ad (available at the front of the store). Buy three of them and use the printable $.55 off 3 coupon from You'll get three boxes of Jello for $.95 plus tax.

-Coming up Tuesday: We'll induct the newest member into Cleve's Coffee Club at 6:50 AM. Also, Sam Hancock, lead singer for Luminate, joins us at 7:40 AM. Their debut project Come Home is out tomorrow and you'll have a chance to win it.