Friday, December 16th

-Cleve finally got his way and was allowed to put colored Christmas lights on his house this year. Barbara still had it her way with clear lights on the tree! It's a debate that happens in a lot of homes - clear lights or colored lights? Which one do you prefer and why? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Bob Waliszewksi, our movie guy from Focus on the Family, joined us this morning with the family-friendly perspective on some new movies. He gives Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked a 4.5/5 for family friendliness, while Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol gets a 3.5/5 and has potential for teens and adults. Get the full reviews at

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-The Augusta Riverhawks are looking good in first place of the Southern Professional Hockey League. They play at home tonight and Saturday at 7:35 pm. Saturday night's game will honor fallen Richmond County Sheriff Deputy J.D. Paugh.

-Today is National Free Shipping Day. Over 2,500 online retailers are offering some level of free shipping. See the list at

Coming up Monday: Join us for the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40. You'll have chances to win a trio of Christmas CD's, courtesy of Centricity Music, that includes Downhere, Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson and many others. Also, at 7:10 listen to hear what Christmas would look like if men were in charge.

Thursday, December 15th

-It's December and we're seeing highs this week in the lower 70's! John loves it, but Cleve hates it. We took an informal poll this morning and found that folks are split down the middle between loving the spring-like December and wanting it to be cold.

-Thanks to your help, we've been able to provide 43 beds towards our goal of 88 beds for kids in need with John and Cleve's Christmas Cheer Tour. You can still help with our next stop on Wednesday from 12 to 2 at Firehouse Subs in Evans.

-One of the movies that families look forward to seeing every year is A Charlie Brown Christmas. It comes on ABC tonight at 8:00. Which Christmas movie do you look forward to seeing every year? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-We talked about some fun ways to celebrate Christmas with your family. Christmas in Hopelands Gardens in Aiken runs tonight from 6 to 9:30 with 100,000 lights to enjoy, along with other activities. Also, the US Army Signal Corps Band presents their Christmas concert tonight at 7:00 at First Baptist Church of Augusta and admission is free.

-Coming up Friday: Our movie guy, Bob Waliszewski from Focus on the Family, joins us at 7:10 with the family-friendly perspective on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Wednesday, December 14th

-Tim Tebow continues to be a hot topic, in light of the Denver Broncos winning streak. God is giving Tim a huge platform for sharing his faith. Has God ever given you the opportunity to publicly share your faith? If so, tell us about it and read the stories from other listeners on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-They're calling a Netflix for toys. It's a toy rental website that allows you play with toys for a while and then exchange them for different ones. This could be an affordable option for families who can't buy toys for Christmas.

-Barbara Flowers of Martinez shared a quick and easy recipe for Blueberry Crunch Cake in Simple Cooking this morning. You'll find it in the post below this one.

Simple Cooking - Blueberry Crunch Cake

In a 9x13 casserole layer the following in order: 1 can crushed pineapple, 2-3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 cup sugar, 1 box butter golden recipe cake mix, 1 stick butter melted, 1/4-1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, cut in middle of cake with a spoon, then.continue to bake an additional 25 minutes. Total bake time 45 minutes. Serve hot with coffee and vanilla ice cream, or just plain.

Submitted by Barbara Flowers of Martinez. 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.

Tuesday, December 13rh

-Cleve shared how he is enjoying this Christmas season more than ever because of the power of "no." He's turning down things that add to the busyness of the season so that he can enjoy a stress-free Christmas. This is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some it is not. What are you doing to truly enjoy the Christmas season? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Tony DiRenzo of Augusta was inducted into Cleve's Coffee Club this morning. One of his twin sons gave him the encouragement he needed to join the club. Listen

-Welcome home to the 63rd Expeditionary Battalion and the 877th Engineer Company. Both units just returned from Afghanistan and will get to spend Christmas with their families!

-Flea Markets are buzzing with customers looking for Christmas deals, according to a story in today's Augusta Chronicle. What's the best deal you've found at a flea market? Share it on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a job fair on Wednesday in Statesboro to fill 400 openings for the new Great Dane Trailers facility. You can apply between 9 am and 6 pm at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.

-In case you missed the tear-jerker movie The Heart of Christmas, featuring Matthew West, it comes on again tonight at 9 on GMC.

-Coming up Wednesday: Barbara Flowers of Martinez shares a quick and easy recipe for Blueberry Crunch Cake in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10 am.

Monday, December 12th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: People who live near these are likely to be more physically and mentally healthier than those who don't. What are they?
A: Trees

-Alexis Copeland of Blythe correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Cool Juice. Bi-Lo has it on sale as a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" special through Tuesday, so you can buy just one carton for $1.49. Use the printable $1 off coupon and you'll get a carton of the juice for $.49 plus tax.

-We talked about the special ornaments on our Christmas trees. You can join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Jason Breland, former Truth member and producer of the Truth 40th Anniversary Christmas Spectacular, joined us this morning to talk about the concert tomorrow night in Evans. Listen: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve welcomes a new member to the coffee club at 6:50 AM.