Morning Show Notes - Friday, June 3rd

-Our Augusta State Jaguars made it to the next phase of the NCAA Golf Championship. They start match play today, and this is where they really excel. Stay updated on their progess with The Augusta Chronicle.

-Bob Waliszewski joined us from Focus on the Family with his take on the new movie X-Men: First Class. He says this one is not a good pick for families this week. Instead, you might want to consider Kung Fu Panda 2 and Thor. You'll find movie reviews at

-Today is National Doughnut Day. Krispy Kreme is giving you a free doughnut with no purchase required. Dunkin Donuts requires a beverage purchase in order to get a free doughnut.

-McDonald's is giving away a year's worth of free strawberry lemonade. Read more

-Before you travel this summer, find out how to protect yourself from criminals who want to use technology to take advantage of you. Read more

-Coming up Monday: You could win a pair of tickets to see the Augusta Greenjackets in action on June 18th with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40.

Morning Show Notes - Thursday, June 2nd

-Family Life Weekend to Remember in Columbia: June 10th-12th - Click here to register and use group name radio883wafj for a discount.

-Jeff Nene joined John this morning from Convoy of Hope. They are helping with physical and spiritual needs through their disaster relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri. You can find out how to help at
Listen to the conversation: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

-It's easy to take for granted the ability to share Christ with others in a free country. One man is going to jail for it. Read more

-Coming up Friday: Bob Waliszewski from Focus on the Family will have a family-friendly look at the weekend's movies at 7:10 AM.

Simple Cooking - Edisto Lasagna

1 lb. shell macaroni cooked
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. hot Italian sausage
1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage (I use, instead of the hot Italian & sweet Italian sausage, just the Jimmy Dean sausage)
1 lb. provolone cheese, slices
1 large can mushrooms drained (I did not put these in the one I made)
1 pt. sour cream
1 lb. mozzarella cheese, grated
2 qt. spaghetti sauce mix (I use Ragu traditional, the large one)

Brown and drain the ground beef and the sausage together then add the spaghetti sauce. In a large deep lasagna pan start with half of the noodles in the bottom then add half of the spaghetti mixture. Then spread the entire amount of sour cream over the sauce. Layer half of the mushrooms and half of both cheeses over the sour cream. Repeat (except the sour cream) ending with the sliced provolone cheese. Bake at 350 for
40-50 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving!

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

Morning Show Notes - Wednesday, June 1st

-Job Fairs today:
MAU Workforce Solutions is looking to fill more than 50 openings at area industrial sites. The job fair is 9 til 4 at the Hampton Inn on Jimmy Dyess Parkway in Augusta.
Advanced Technology Services is hiring for positions in the manufacturing sector. Their job fair is 3 til 7 at the Doubletree Hotel on Perimeter Parkway in Augusta.

-The Augusta State Men's Golf Team enters national championship play today sitting at ninth place. They need to finish in the top 8 to advance to match play on Friday.

-Needtobreathe left out on tour this weekend with country music star Taylor Swift. It's not the likeliest of combinations, but she is big fan of those guys and wanted them on her tour. Almost every show is sold out, so it is a huge opportunity for these guys to share the hope found in Christ with a new audience.

-Family Travel Mom Michele Zavatsky joined John this morning to talk her new book called Kids Love the Carolinas. It is filled with great summer daytrip ideas, including some free things. You can find out more at Listen to the conversation: Part 1 Part 2

-Columbia County's Rachael Cundey is representing our area this week for the third time at the National Spelling Bee. You can keep up with her progress at

-Brittany Freeman of Aiken shared her recipe for Edisto Lasagna in Simple Cooking this morning. You'll find it in the post above this one.

-The Grace Card will arrive on DVD on August 16th.

-Coming up Thursday: Jeff Nene from Convoy of Hope will join John at 6:10 and 7:40 to talk about relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri and how you can help.

Morning Show Notes - Tuesday, May 31st

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: Researchers say that people who do this every day will sleep better. What is it?
A: Declutter the room

-Amanda Broach of Aiken is the newest member of Cleve's Coffee Club. She not only drinks coffee, but she likes to eat it too. Listen

-Cleve is off this week, in case you were wondering.

-Family Life Weekend to Remember in Columbia: June 10th-12th - Click here to register and use group name radio883wafj for a discount.

-Stephanie Orander of Aiken correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is All Laundry Detergent. Kroger has it on sale through Saturday (6/4) for $2.99 a bottle. Use the printable $1 off coupon to get it for $1.99 plus tax.

-The Augusta State Men's Golf Team is in Oklahoma trying to defend their national championship. Coach Josh Gregory says if they can make it to match play on Friday, they'll be a dangerous team to play. Sounds promising!

-Doctors say that you shouldn't give energy drinks to kids! Read more

-MAU is hosting a job fair on Wednesday in Augusta. Read more

-Coming up Wednesday: Family travel mom Michele Zavatsky joins John at 7:10 to talk about her new book Kids Love the Carolinas. Brittany Freeman of Aiken will share her quick and easy recipe for Edisto Lasagna at 8:10 in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve.