Morning Show Notes - Friday, February 4th

-Listener Kristy sent us a note talking about an experience that made her feel unwelcome at her own church this week. After finding a seat at Wednesday night Bible study, she was told by someone that she'd have to move because it was their seat. This really troubled Kristy and she asked us to address an issue that, as we discovered this morning, happens more often than you may realize. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Our movie guy, Bob, from Focus on the Family didn't have any new releases to recommend this weekend. If you want the scoop on something currently in theaters, check out There is a family-friendly movie coming to Augusta and Statesboro in three weeks called The Grace Card. Check it out at

-Travis and Brandy Yonce from Grovetown are the last winners of a pair of tickets to The Art of Marriage. The clues for this morning's famous couple were:
1. This couple is all about fashion and accessories.
2. In a recent movie, he joined the dark side.
3. She's known exclusively by her first name, but she does have a middle and last name.
Answer: Ken and Barbie (Barbara Millicent Roberts)
-We had another Backstage Pass Friday in the 8 AM hour where listeners like you get to be a part of the morning show in person. Sound like something you'd wanna do? Sign up to be considered by clicking here.
-Coming up Monday: Listen to win a super bowl filled with 88.3 WAFJ prizes when you play the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40.

Morning Show Notes - Thursday, February 3rd

-Tommy Vaughn joined us to talk about The Georgia Bridal Show which is this Sunday from 12:30 - 4:00 PM at the Bell Auditorium in Downtown Augusta. Information is at

-You've probably heard about the historic blizzard that has hit Chicago and the midwest. Conditions were so bad that an overdue pregnant woman had to walk to the hospital while she was having contractions. Read more

-Coffee can boost the brainpower of a woman but scramble the mind of a man. Read more

-A study says that texting can actually help you child's ability to spell. Many of us think the shorthand texting lingo ruins them forever, but new research says kids know when to use proper spelling and when to use abbreviated spelling. (Read more) We heard from parents on both sides of the spectrum this morning. Some said that they make their kids spell out the entire word and write in complete sentences when texting. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Dave and Wendy Liner of Martinez are the latest couple to win a pair of tickets to The Art of Marriage, February 11th and 12th at Stevens Creek Church in Augusta. The clues for this morning's famous couple were:
1) You can't call this couple camera shy.
2) She shares her view on life each day in front of millions of women.
3) Once an NFL quarterback, he currently makes a living talking about sports on ESPN.
Answer: Tim and Elizabeth Hasselbeck

-Coming up Friday: Your last chance to win a pair of tickets to The Art of Marriage is at 6:50 AM. Our movie guy, Bob, from Focus on the Family will join us at 7:10 with a look at the weekend's new releases. Then at 8:00 it's another Backstage Pass Friday where listeners like you get to be a part of the morning show in person.

Morning Show Notes - Wednesday, February 2nd

-Francesca Battistelli joined us this morning on another Winter Jam Wednesday. She'll be a part of Augusta's biggest night for Christian music on Thursday, February 10th at the James Brown Arena. We talked about people who butcher her name, motherhood and her new song "This Is the Stuff."
Listen to the conversation (mp3 files): Part 1  Part 2

-Rachel Cundey, a sixth-grade student, has won the Columbia County Spelling Bee for the third year in a row. She has been the area champ for the last two years and represented the CSRA at the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. She may be on her way there again if she wins the area spelling bee next month. Way to go Rachel! Read more

-John shared this morning that the hardest part of parenting has to be potty training! He and Amy have have been working hard with their 3 year old son, Evan, this week so that he can ditch the pull-ups and move on to big boy underwear. They're seeing some progress, but it requires a lot of patience and cheerleading. Plus, John has found that bribery with a Hot Wheels car as a reward is helpful too! It's a wonder that any of us learned to use the potty with the work that it takes to train a child.

-Jon and Julianna Murdic of Graniteville are the latest couple to win tickets to The Art of Marriage, February 11th and 12th at Stevens Creek Church in Augusta. The clues about this morning's famous couple were:
1) He was so strong that he could have been the Superman of his day.
2) She was constantly getting in his hair.
3) A love for money came between them.
A: Samson and Delilah

-Neither Punxsutawney Phil nor Georgia's General Beauregard Lee PhD saw their shadows today, so as groundhog tradition goes, we should see an early spring. The next time you go to Stone Mountain, consider a trip to visit Beau. He lives down the street at the Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn.

-Glenda Jarvis of Barnwell shared a diabetic recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve this morning. The recipe is in the post below this one.

-Coming up Thursday: Tommy Vaughn of the Georgia Bridal Show joins us at 7:40 to talk about their show this Sunday at the Bell Auditorium. You'll have another chance to win tickets to The Art of Marriage when you identify a famous couple at 8:10 AM.

Simple Cooking - Diabetic Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

½ cup of chunky applesauce
¼ cup of splenda (I don’t add any sugar it’s just my preference)
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup egg whites
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup water
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350° F. Cream applesauce, sugar substitute, peanut butter, together at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg whites, vanilla, and water and mix at medium speed for 30 seconds, continuing to scrape the sides of the bowl. In a separate bowl, stir flour, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips together to blend well; stir gently so as not to break chips. Add to creamed mixture and mix to blend.

Spray cookie sheets with vegetable cooking spray. Drop 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned. Leave on sheets 3 to 4 minutes, then remove cookies to wire rack and cool to room temperature.

Serving and Nutrition Information
Makes 24 cookies. Per cookie: calories 120 (36 percent from fat), fat 5.1 g (sat 1.7 g, mono 2.9 g, poly 1.4 g), protein 3 g, carbohydrates 11 g, fiber .40 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 124 mg, calcium 5 mg
Diabetic Exchanges per cookie: 1 Starch, 1 Fat

Submitted by Glenda Jarvis of Barnwell. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, send it to Please include a daytime phone number. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use it.

Morning Show Notes - Tuesday, February 1st

-Fox Sports has rejected a Super Bowl ad submitted by the Alabama-based Fixed Point Foundation. The ad has a simple message that points viewers to the hope found in John 3:16. God's name is never even mentioned. Click here to watch the ad / Click here to read more about it / Click here to contact Fox Sports

-Frankie Green of Augusta is the latest member of Cleve's Coffee Club. She caught Cleve's attention because of something she does with her coffee grounds. Click here to hear Frankie's story (mp3 file)

-John had to buy a new set of tires this past weekend and his smartphone saved him some money. The shop matched the price of an online competitor when he showed them the lower price on his phone, and he saved nearly $80. We talked about the moments when your smartphone has come in handy. One listener told us that she and her dad use an app that allows them to scan the barcode of everything they eat and it keeps up with their intake to help them lose weight. This has been very successful for them. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Sonya and Jordan Haines are the winners of this morning's tickets to The Art of Marriage. We're giving clues about a famous couple each morning this week and the first person to guess it correctly is the winner.
This morning clues were:
1. They share a love for white gloves.
2. We've got ears, says cheers.
3. They're about to work their magic on Aiken.
Answer: Mickey and Minnie Mouse (by the way, Disney Live: Mickey's Magic Show will be at the USC Aiken Convocation Center on April 15th)

-Coming up Wednesday: Francesca Battistelli joins us at 7:10 for another Winter Jam Wednesday. You'll have chances to win her music and passes to Winter Jam. At 7:40, you'll have another chance to win tickets to The Art of Marriage as we give you clues about another famous couple. Then at 8:10, Glenda Jarvis shares a diabetic recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve.

Morning Show Notes - Monday, January 31st

-Monday Morning Mindbender:
We're giving away tickets to The Art of Marriage this week when you identify the famous couples.
This morning's clues were:
1) They were the mom and dad of one of the 80's most popular TV shows.
2) He delivered babies and she defended clients.
3) With five children in their home, there was never a dull moment.
A: Cliff and Clair Huxtable of The Cosby Show
Darryl Hopperton of Aiken was the winner.

-Listen Tuesday morning at 8:40 for your next chance to win tickets to The Art of Marriage. We'll give you clues about another famous couple, and if you're the first to figure it out, you'll win.

-Electronic Kindle books are now outselling paperbacks on Amazon. The news comes just six months after the company announced that e-books were outselling hardcovers.

-Cheapie of the Week: Teresa Fugate of Aiken correctly guessed A1 Steak Sauce. Publix has it on sale through Tuesday (1/31) as a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" special. You can buy one for half price, use the printable $1 off coupon from and you get it for $.96 plus tax!

-We're in need of your quick and easy recipes for our Simple Cooking feature on Wednesday mornings at 8:10. If you have a quick and easy recipe, please send it to You'll get a thank-you gift if we use yours.

-Coming up Tuesday: We'll induct another member into Cleve's Coffee Club at 6:50 AM. Listen at 8:40 to win tickets to The Art of Marriage.