Morning Show Notes - Friday, March 18th

-Look for a supermoon in the sky tomorrow night. (Read more) While you are enjoying the night sky, John recommends Google Sky Map, a free Android app, that uses GPS to show you the locations of stars and constellations from where you are standing.

-Family Life Weekend to Remember: Next weekend (March 25th-27th) in Atlanta. Register at and use group code: radio883wafj to get a special rate of $79.50 per person.

-Our movie guy, Bob Waliszewski from Focus on the Family, reviewed Battle: Los Angeles and Timeless and said neither were suitable for families. Mars Needs Moms is still an option for families, and The Grace Card is playing for it's fourth weekend in Augusta.

-There's a local effort to help the people of Japan with a special concert featuring the Symphony Orchestra of Augusta, Wycliffe Gordon and the Fort Gordon Army Band on Sunday, March 27th at 3 PM at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Augusta. The concert is free, but the American Red Cross will be on hand accepting donations for relief work in Japan.

-Brandon Heath made an appearance on Focus on the Family last night, where he shared the childhood hurt he experienced from living in a broken home. Listen to the broadcast

-This morning we had the last of our tax chats with James Bradley of David Womack and Company CPA. He shared the biggest mistake made on tax returns and told us how long to keep tax records on file. Listen (mp3 file)

-Coming up Monday: You could win WOW #1's 2011, a two-disc set of 30 Christian Hits! Listen to win with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40.

Morning Show Notes - Thursday, March 17th

-We talked about this Facebook post that is making rounds right now: I am proud to be from the South - where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come w/ gravy (or butter & honey); everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. What's your favorite thing about the South? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Today is St. Patrick's Day, but do you really understand what it is all about? Read more

-You might not want to use Facebook as the means for inviting friends to your party. One girl's invitation landed in the hands of 200,000 potential guests. Read more

-Brandon Heath is on Focus on the Family tonight at 10:00 talking about healing from a broken childhood. You can listen to the show on demand at

-James Bradley of Womack and Company CPA continued our Tax Week conversation this morning with some tips on the First-Time Homebuyer's Credit. Listen (mp3 file)

-Coming up Friday: Bob Waliszewksi, our movie guy, from Focus on the Family has the scoop on the weekend's movies at 7:10. James Bradley of Womack and Company CPA gives our last tax tips at 8:40 when he talks about the biggest mistake on tax returns and the length of time you should keep tax records.

Morning Show Notes - Wednesday, March 16th

-Despite their best efforts, Augusta State lost to Anderson at the Division II Southeast Regional championship game last night. The game went into overtime and the score was 75-73. ASU won't be making a return appearance in the Elite Eight this year, but they still have every reason to be proud of a fantastic season. In other basketball news, Cleve is ecstatic that his Clemson Tigers beat John's UAB Blazers in tournament play last night. Clemson moves on to play West Virginia tomorrow.

-A four month-old baby was found alive after being pulled from a pile of rubble that resulted from the earthquake/tsunami in Japan. Read more

-Cleve has had some trouble with a dress shirt this week. He bought a new one and couldn't get it opened because there were so many pins stuck in it to hold it in place. It is still sitting on his dresser at home because there is one pin he can't get out. What's the one thing that you find hard to open? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-A new store is coming to the Augusta Mall, and it's called Flip Flop Shops. Their flip flops range in price from $20 to more than $100 a pair. John just hopes they take coupons! Read more

-Mandy Flanders of North Augusta shared her quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Pie this morning in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10. You'll find it in the post below this one.

-James Bradley of David Womack and Company CPA talked taxes with us again this morning. He told us how adoption and energy efficient home improvements can save you money on your tax return. Listen (mp3 file)

-Coming up Thursday: We'll talk about why it's good to be a southerner, inspired by a recent Facebook post that John saw. Also, James Bradley of David Womack and Company CPA has another tax tip at 8:40. He'll tell us about the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.

Simple Cooking - Chocolate Pie

1 Package of 6 plain Hershey Candy Bars
1 Tub of Cool Whip (8 ounces)
1 Pie Crust (chocolate or graham)

Unwrap all chocolate bars and break them accordingly. Place in a bowl and microwave them until all are melted. Pour all of the cool whip in the bowl and mix together until all is blended. Pour mixture in a pie shell and refrigerate for several hours or until hard. As a bonus, you can always get an additional bar and crumble it on top and perhaps a dollop of cool whip and a mint leaf.

Submitted by Mandy Flanders of North Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to and include your daytime phone number. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Morning Show Notes - Tuesday, March 15th

-After it was out of the refrigerator for several hours, John realized he had left his lunch meat in the car yesterday. Because John did not want to get sick, he decided not to eat it, to which Cleve said "Don't throw it away. I'll eat it!" Well, Cleve ate it and is still alive, so John is breathing a sigh of relief. Van called us this morning to tell us about a guy he works with who will eat anything. Listen (mp3 file)

-Randy Gossert of Martinez is the latest member of Cleve's Coffee Club. He told us how his love for coffee helped him during his military service. If you think you drink a lot of coffee, wait til you hear how big Randy's mug is. Listen (mp3 file)

-March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Thomas Kayal, a colorectal surgeon in Augusta, joined us this morning to talk about prevention. He'll be joining us at our colorectal cancer awareness event on Thursday. Listen: Part 1  Part 2

-James Bradley of David Womack and Company CPA joined us for more tax tips at 8:40 this morning. We talked about deductions for tuition expenses and mortgage insurance. Listen (mp3 file)

-Matthew West, Chris Tomlin, Mandisa and other 88.3 WAFJ artists have contributed to a new project called Songs Inspired by Jesus Calling, which is related to a popular devotional by Sarah Young. Read more

-Coming up Wednesday: Find out why Cleve and dress shirts don't mix at 7:10. Mandy Flanders of North Augusta tells us about her quick and easy Chocolate Pie during Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10. We'll hear more tax tips from James Bradley of David Womack and Company CPA at 8:40. Find out how adoption and energy efficient home products could save you some money.

Morning Show Notes - Monday, March 14th

-Japan Relief Efforts
Here are some ministry-minded relief organizations that could use your financial support in helping the Japanese people affected by the earthquake/tsunami:
Baptist Global Response
Convoy of Hope
Samaritan's Purse
The Salvation Army
World Vision

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: With 34,500 lines and over 1 million calls a day, what is the busiest place on earth for phone traffic?
A: The Pentagon

-Cheapie of the Week
Heather Strickland of Aiken correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Thermacare THeat Wraps. Rite Aid has them for $6.99 regular price. Use the printable $3 off coupon, along with the $1 off coupon from the Rite Aid flyer at the front of the store. You'll get $3 back in +Up Rewards when you use your Wellness Plus Card, which makes the item FREE. All you pay is the sales tax! *Note: If your Rite Aid is out of stock, ask for a raincheck.

-Tax Week
This is tax week on the morning show, and each day at 8:40 AM, we'll hear tax tips from James Bradley of David Womack and Company CPA in Claxton. Today, we talked about extension of the Bush tax cuts and a special deduction for teachers. Listen

-Coming up Tuesday: We'll introduce the newest member of Cleve's Coffee Club at 6:50 AM. Dr. Thomas Kayal, a colorectal surgeon, will join us at 7:10 to talk about colorectal cancer and our awareness event this Thursday. At 8:40, more tax tips, courtesy of James Bradley at David Womack and Company CPA. We'll chat about deductions related to tuition expenses and mortgage insurance.