Morning Show Notes - Friday, September 9th

-The border battle between Georgia and South Carolina in Athens was a big conversation topic this morning. The game is at 4:30 pm tomorrow on ESPN.

-Men 50 and older can take advantage of free prostate screenings during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. University Hospital is offering free screenings tomorrow from 9 am to 1 pm at First Baptist Church of North Augusta. Doctors Hospital is offering free screenings from Sunday until Saturday at their lab.

-Bob Waliszewski, our movie guy from Focus on the Family, talked about Warrior and Contagion this morning and does not recommend either movie for families. Read his reviews at

-The Augusta Fire Department is celebration 125 years of service on Saturday with a parade at 10 am in Downtown Augusta and family festivities on the Augusta Common from 11 am to 3 pm.

-Aiken's Makin' is going on today and tomorrow along Park Avenue in Downtown Aiken. Read more

-Coming up Monday: Don't miss your last opportunities to win tickets into our exclusive screening of Courageous on September 20th in Augusta. Listen to win with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40.

Morning Show Notes - Thursday, September 8th

-Our Augusta Greenjackets won the first game of the playoffs at home last night, beating Savannah 4-1. Game 2 is Friday night in Savannah.

-Over 140 colleges and universities will be represented at CSRA College Night, tonight from 5 to 8:30 at the James Brown Arena. Scholarships will be given away and financial aid information will be available.

-First Baptist Church of Augusta is hosting the "Turning Earthly Treasures Into Kingdom Glory" Estate Sale this Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. You'll find household items for sale at a great discount. Proceeds benefit local missions. Listen to our conversation with Niti Carlson.

-This morning we talked about the the 9/11 memory that is still fresh in your mind ten years later. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-You can learn to sing or play an instrument thanks to the music education classes being offered at Augusta's Kroc Center. Listen to our conversation with Jim Dupree: Part 1 Part 2

-Coming up Friday: John and Cleve are giving away their Big Border Battle Prize Pack which contains CD's from Georgia and South Carolina artists and tickets to a special screening of Courageous, a movie made in Georgia. Call them at (803) 819-3125 between 6 and 9 am and let them know who you think will win the Georgia vs South Carolina football game, and you'll be entered to win. Also, our movie guy, Bob Waliszewski of Focus on the Family, joins us at 7:10 with a look at the weekend's new movies. We'll talk to two firefighters at 8:10 who have details on the Augusta Fire Department's 125th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday.

Morning Show Notes - Wednesday, September 7th

-If big needles keep you from getting a flu shot, there's good news by way of a new microneedle that's supposed to be painless. Read more

-Many of us are planning a fall yard sale, so we talked about tips to make it successful. (Read "10 Garage Sale Secrets") If you have a tip to share, join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Patiencce Evans of Thomson shared her quick and easy Southwestern Stew recipe with us this morning. You'll find it in the post below this one.

-Now there's an iPad for kids that doesn't come with the price tag of the adult version. The LeapPad is for kids ages 4 to 9. Read more

-CSRA College Night is Thursday from 5 to 8:30 pm at the James Brown Arena. Read more

-Coming up Thursday: At 6:50, Niti Carlson will tell us about the treasures you can find at First Baptist Church of Augusta's Estate Sale on Saturday. Jim Dupree joins us at 8:10 to talk about music education classes being offered at the Kroc Center. We'll also talk about the 9/11 memory that stands out to you 10 years later.

Simple Cooking - Southwestern Stew

Two cans of black beans (rinsed and drained)
A bag of frozen corn
Two cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles
One can of chicken broth
A pound of cooked ground beef

Put it all in a crockpot together and cook on high for 4 hours or low for six hours. Add cumin and chili powder to taste and sprinkle with shredded cheese when it's done.

Submitted by Patiencce Evans of Thomson. 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, September 6th

Q: The average person spends $40 on these and loses them within a year. What are they?
A: Sunglasses

-Andrea Turner of Augusta correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. Kroger has the small can on sale for $1 through Saturday (9/10). Use the printable $1 off 2 coupon and you'll get both cans for $1 plus tax.

-Everyone's been talking (most unfavorably) about the solid red jerseys that Georgia wore in Saturday's game against Boise State. But, have you seen the University of Maryland's new outfits? They're eye-popping! See it

-Our Augusta Greenjackets miraculously won the South Atlantic League's Southern Division title for the second half of the season. They face Savannah in Game 1 of the playoffs on Wednesday at 7:05 PM at Lake Olmstead Stadium. This is the first time they've been back to the playoffs since they won the league title in 2008.

-Coming up Wednesday: We'll talk about tips for a successful yard sale. Also, Patience Evans of Thomson shares her quick and easy Southwestern Stew recipe at 8:10 during Simple Cooking with John and Cleve.