Morning Show Notes - Thursday, April 21st

-Dove Awards Recap
Chris August
(at left with John) won Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Francesca Battistelli won Female Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year. NEEDTOBREATHE won Group of the Year and the Song of the Year award went to Jason Crabb for "Sometimes I Cry." See the complete list

-Chris August was speechless after accepting his awards last night. 88.3 WAFJ's Steve Swanson caught up with him. Listen to the conversation

-While you're watching it, your iPhone or iPad may be watching you! Read more

-Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas did something called an Easter Flash Mob and it involved 2,000 people publicly celebrating Christ's resurrection. Watch the video

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

Morning Show Notes - Wednesday, April 20th

-Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real joined us this morning to share what his family has been through as they deal with their baby's heart defect. Bowen was born 7 months ago with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and has been a miracle every step of the way. You can keep up with their story at Listen to the conversation:
Part 1 - how they're doing now
Part 2 - finding purpose through the pain
Part 3 - how music helped them
Part 4 - how this affects his ministry

-Coming up Thursday: We'll give you the scoop on tonight's Dove Awards, the biggest night of the year for Christian music.

Simple Cooking - Cheesy Burger Bake

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 envelope (1 oz) dry onion soup mix
Non-stick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup ketchup
1 egg
4 cups tater tots

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Brown meat in large skillet over medium-high heat; drain. Stir in tomatoes and the dry soup mix. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese; set aside.

Beat ketchup and egg together in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add to meat mixture; mix well. Spoon into prepared dish. Top with tater tots; press lightly into meat mixture.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until tater tots are lightly browned and meat mixture is heated through.

Submitted by Barbara Richardson of Warrenville. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe. 

Morning Show Notes - Tuesday, April 19th

-Job Fairs Today Job Fair from 11 to 3 at Augusta State's Christenberry Fieldhouse - more info
MAU Job Fair from 9 to 4 at Jameson Suites on Claussen Road in Augusta - more info
National Hiring Day at McDonalds - they're looking for 50,000 workers nationwide - more info

-Brian Crump of Hephzibah is the newest member of Cleve's Coffee Club. As a native of the nation's coffee capital, he knows good coffee. Listen to his story

-Chris Tomlin and David Crowder both have items up for auction in their record label's effort to send relief to Japan. Chris has handwritten framed lyrics for "How Great Is Our God" and David Crowder is auctioning a keytar. See the auction

-A church in McDonough (outside Atlanta) did a gas buydown and allowed folks to save 40 cents per gallon on their fill up and washed car windshields, all in an effort to promote their Easter services. We talked this morning about unique ways that churches reach out to the community. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Watch your waistline this summer as fast food restaurants debut new shakes and specialty drinks. Read more

-There's a unique opportunity to spend Good Friday in 6 hours of intense Bible study with the Secret Church simulcast being hosted by several churches in the CSRA. Click here for the Family Calendar

-Coming up Wednesday: Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real will join us at 7:10 and 8:40 AM and talk to us about the journey he and his family have been on with their son, Bowen, who was born with a heart defect. Barbara Richardson of Warrenville shares a quick and easy recipe for Cheesy Burger Bake in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10 AM.

Morning Show Notes - Monday, April 18th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: 85% of men regularly ignore this while just 24% of women do. What is it?
A: a GPS

-Cheapie of the Week
Jennie Williams of Graniteville correctly guessed that it is a Schick Intuition Women's Razor. Both CVS and Rite Aid have them on sale this week through Saturday. When you like Schick on Facebook, you get a printable $3 off coupon. That combined with in-store rewards that print on your receipt will get you this razor for $1.99 plus tax. *After you click "like" on their page, look for the coupon link in the left column.

-The iPad is replacing textbooks in grades as early as kindergarten. Read more
One listener told us that his son likes doing math problems through an app on the Kindle. It has really helped keep his attention on his schoolwork.

-Dave Frey of Sidewalk Prophets joined us this morning to talk about funny things that happened on the Winter Jam tour and how a goldfish inspired the song "You Love Me Anyway." Listen: Part 1 Part 2

-There's a big job fair tomorrow at ASU's Christenberry Fieldhouse. Read more

-Coming up Tuesday: We welcome a new member to Cleve's Coffee Club at 6:50 AM.