Thursday, December 1st

-Matthew West joined us this morning. He told us how he cooked his Thanksgiving turkey, with some inspiration from the Food Network. He also gave us the story behind the movie "The Heart of Christmas" and talked about his role in it. The movie airs Sunday night at 7 and 9 on GMC. Listen: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

-What type of gift-giver are you? Click here to find out

-We mentioned that in spite of having Tourette's Syndrome, Jamie Grace allows God to use her to touch people through music. Click here for a great article with more of her story

-Coming up Friday: Bow or no bow? John and Cleve talk about their very different ways of wrapping gifts and invite you to join the conversation. At 7:10, Bob Waliszewski joins us with movie reviews from Focus on the Family. In the 8 am hour, we'll welcome a group of listeners to the studio for Backstage Pass Friday.

Wednesday, November 30th

-NBC Augusta 26 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Rucker joined us this morning. Today is his last day on television as he begins a new career in opening a math learning center in Evans called Mathnasium. He talked to us about how his faith in God helped him make this decision. Listen: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

-In Simple Cooking with John and Cleve, we learned how to make a great pizza dip that is perfect for Christmas parties, courtesy of our own Angie Sanders. The recipe is in the post below this one.

-Weekend Christmas Parades and Celebrations:
Augusta's parade is at 3 pm on Saturday along Broad Street and the Light-Up Spectacular and fireworks follows on the Augusta Common.
Columbia County is having a tree lighting on Saturday from 3 to 7 pm at the new Evans Towne Center Park, behind Kroger in Evans. The parade is on Sunday at 2 pm along North Belair Road between Washington Road and Cox Road.

-Coming up Thursday: Matthew West joins us at 6:10 and 7:40. He'll tell us about his very special role in preparing the Thanksgiving meal at his house and his special role in a made for tv movie this Sunday night on GMC. Listen at 7:10 to find out how you can help needy kids in our area with John and Cleve's Christmas Cheer Tour.

Simple Cooking - Pizza Dip

1 block of cream cheese
1 jar of pasta sauce
Black olives
Any other pizza toppings you'd like
1 bag of shredded mozzarella
Scooped chips or crackers

Spread the cream cheese in the bottom of a casserole dish. Layer all toppings after that and finish with the shredded cheese on the top. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Serve with scooped chips or crackers.

Submitted by Angie Sanders of Graniteville. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to along with your daytime phone number. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, November 29th

-Cleve celebrates his 57th birthday today. John gave him a very special present this morning. It's called a Sing-a-ma-jig. It's a doll that sings when you press it's belly and can harmonize with other Sing-a-ma-jigs. Cleve now has an expert to help him improve his singing ability, which he brags about from time to time. It's even dressed in Clemson colors with a purple body and orange nose! Click here to see it

-Thea Barry joined us from Covenant Care Services to talk about adoption. If you need a resource in that area, visit their website at

-Coming up Wednesday: NBC Augusta Chief Meteorologist Jeff Rucker joins us at 7:10 to talk about his last day on tv and an exciting new adventure ahead. Also, our own Angie Sanders shares a great party recipe for pizza dip in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10.

Monday, November 28th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
 Men now spend two and a half more hours per week doing what?
A: Cooking and cleaning

-Mandy Driggers correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Chinet Cut Crystal Plates. Bi-Lo has them as a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" special through Tuesday (11/29). They are $1.67 per pack, but with the printable $1 off coupon, you can get them for $.67 plus tax.

-We talked about the highlight of your Thanksgiving celebration. Share yours on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Cyber Monday is a second chance at great Christmas shopping deals. It's happening today and you can get even more discounts at and

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve welcomes a new member to his Coffee Club at 6:50 AM. Tomorrow is Cleve's 57th birthday, and John will have something special for him at 7:10 AM. At 7:40, Thea Barry from Covenant Care Adoption Services joins us as we recognize National Adoption Awareness Month.