Morning Show Notes - Friday, September 16th

-Yesterday's series of accidents along I-20 Westbound reminds us how quickly the roads can become slick after a long period without rain. Read more

-Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church in Augusta begins their Fall Consignment Sale today. Hours are 9 am to 7 pm today and 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday. This is a huge sale and a great place to find clothing for kids. Forty percent of the proceeds benefits mission projects.

-Bob Waliszewski of Focus on the Family shared his take on this weekend's new movies. He says that I Don't Know How She Does It (PG-13) might be a possibility for a date night. Also, The Lion King is being re-released in 3D with better color this weekend. For movie reviews visit

-Georgia plays undefeated Coastal Carolina this weekend. The Chanticleers head coach, David Bennett, told a funny story about how he's preparing his guys to play the Bulldogs. See the video

-University Hospital will be offering free prostate screenings on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans. Doctors Hospital will offer them tomorrow in their lab from 7 am to 7 pm.

-There's plenty of things to do this weekend: Arts in the Heart of Augusta, The Sylvania Sampler and McCormick's Gold Rush Festival.

-Coming up Monday: You could win a family-four pack of tickets to Kackleberry Farm in Louisville with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40.

Morning Show Notes - Thursday, September 15th

-The Celebration of Life Blood Drive is going on until 6 pm today in front of the Kmart on Washington Road in Martinez. All blood types are needed, but today there is an urgent need for A+, due to a trauma incident this morning. You can also donate at any area Shepeard Community Blood Center.

-UPS is unveiling a free new service that will give you a more specific idea of when to expect your packages. Read more

-Stephen Majasko of North Augusta is running 80 miles in 24 hours from Elberton, Georgia to Augusta as a way to raise money for Stop Child Trafficking Now. Listen to our conversation: Part 1 Part 2

-The Easy-Bake Oven is getting a makeover and losing it's light bulb. (Read more) Share your favorite Easy-Bake Oven memory on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Contrary to the way it looks, a new playground in Evans is not open yet, but parents are using it anyway. Read more

-Coming up Friday: Bob Waliszewksi from Focus on the Family has the family-friendly perspective on the weekend's new movies at 7:10.

Simple Cooking - Cocktail Weanies

32 ounces grape jelly
32 ounces mustard
cocktail weanies

Melt jelly on stove. Stir in mustard. Pour into crockpot over weanies. Simmer on low for 2 hours.

Submitted by Jenny Jackson of Edgefield. 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 - Wednesday, September 14th

-One in 6 Americans is now living in poverty, according to census data released yesterday. Action Ministries of Augusta is trying to help some of those folks with their White Christmas program that kicks off on Thursday. To find out how to sign up to be on either the giving or receiving end of this, click here.

-The Sylvania Sampler is Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm on the lawn of the Screven County Courthouse. The event features arts and crafts, a dog show, food and games.

-Jenny Jackson of Edgefield gave us a quick and easy recipe for Cocktail Weanies in Simple Cooking this morning. You'll find it in the post above this one.

-Watching SpongeBob Squarepants and other fast paced cartoons could create learning and behavior problems in small kids, according to research out this week. This morning we talked about shows that you've actually found to be good for your kids. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Jamie Pierce from Kingdom Here Ministries joined us to talk about the outreach they're doing among homeless men in Downtown Augusta. Listen: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

-Coming up Thursday: At 8:10, Stephen Majasko of North Augusta will tell us about his effort to help stop child trafficking by running 80 miles this weekend from Elberton to Augusta.

Morning Show Notes - Tuesday, September 13th

-Brad Wilson of Graniteville was inducted into Cleve's Coffee Club this morning. Cleve thinks not drinking coffee is a crime, so listen to find out why Brad is a perfect fit for the club.

-Costco started selling Christmas merchandise on September 1st, while Kmart, Walmart and JC Penney all plan to roll it out by the end of the month. When is the right time for retailers to start the Christmas season? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-USC Aiken has been named the top regional public college in the South by US News and World Report. This is the fourth year in a row that they've received that honor! 

-MAU Workforce Solutions is hosting a job fair today until 4 PM at the Jameson Suites on Claussen Road in Augusta. Read more

-Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, was in a horseback riding accident over the weekend. He received a couple of bone fractures and seven broken ribs. He's going to make a full recovery, but please pray for comfort and healing for him.

-Coming up Wednesday: Jamie Pearce from Kingdom Here Ministries will talk to us about their efforts to help Augusta's homeless at 7:40. Then at 8:10, Jenny Jackson from Edgefield has a quick and easy recipe for Cocktail Smokies in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve. 

Morning Show Notes - Monday, September 12th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: Despite the popularity of online shopping, there are certain things that a woman refuses to buy online, and this item is at the top of the list. What is it?
A: Makeup

-Augusta is already known for being one of the country's allergy capitals, but the attacks could be worse than expected this fall. Read more

-Lynda Stewart correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Softsoap Ladies Body Wash. CVS has it on sale through Saturday (9/17) for $2.99 a bottle. With your Extra Care Card, you'll get $2 back in Extra Care Bucks. When you use the printable $.75 coupon it's like getting this for $.24 plus tax.

-Free prostate cancer screenings are available until Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm in the Doctors Hospital Lab in Augusta. Also, University Hospital will offer free screenings this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans.

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve believes it's a crime not to drink coffee, so you'll see why he found the perfect Coffee Club member at 6:50 am. Also, find out just how early area retailers are planning to pull out the Christmas merchandise.