Friday, December 30th

-We discovered that folks have a variety of New Year's traditions from family gatherings to special meals to special prayers. What is your New Year's tradition? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-If you don't like crowds, this is not your week to visit Orlando. Read more

-Bob Waliszewski, our movie guy from Focus on the Family, gave us his take on War Horse this morning. He gave it a 4 out of 5 for family-friendliness. Read his review at Plugged In.

-Looking for a unique way to ring in the new year? Get on I-20 Westbound and take the last Georgia exit to get to The Possum Drop in Tallapoosa.

-If you plan to stay local this weekend, the Augusta Riverhawks take the ice tonight at 7:35 and tomorrow at 4:35 at the James Brown Arena.

-We'll be taking a break on Monday and leave you with some of our favorite moments from the past.

-Coming up Tuesday: Listen to win a family-four pack of tickets to Family Comedy Night with Leland Klassen with the Mindbender at 6:10 am and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40 am. Also, we'll be asking about your goals for the new year.

Thursday, December 29th

-The Augusta area is getting a Steak 'n Shake. (Read more) What other new restaurants would you like to see come to town? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Thanks to your help, we met the goal of providing 88 beds to kids in need through Action Ministries of Augusta. You can learn more about their ministry at

-2011 is winding down quickly. What will you remember most about this year? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Are you looking for a place where you can recycle your live Christmas tree? Click here for some ideas

-Coming up Friday: Our movie guy, Bob Waliszewski from Focus on the Family, gives us the family-friendly perspective on War Horse at 7:10 am. Also, we'll talk about your New Year's traditions and how to keep up with gift cards 

Simple Cooking - Tortilla Chip Dip

Mix one package of cream cheese (at room temperature), a cup of salsa (mild, medium or hot) and a cup of shredded mexican cheese (the one with the spices in it). You can adjust the amont of salsa and cheese to your taste. Serve cold. I like it best with the lime tortilla chips!

Submitted by Tammy Metcalf of North Augusta. 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.

Wednesday, December 28th

-A gift card is the one present that you can't return to the store, but you can swap it for cash. Read more

-Are your Christmas decorations still up or have you taken them down? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Tammy Metcalf of North Augusta shared a quick and easy recipe for Tortilla Chip Dip in Simple Cooking this morning. You'll find it in the post above this one.

-Courageous comes to DVD on January 17th. If you can't wait that long to see it, they're showing it at the Masters $1.99 Cinemas on Washington Road in Augusta. Also, McBean Baptist Church in Waynesboro is showing it on New Year's Eve.

-John has joined the world of Twitter. You can follow him at @JohnBryantRadio. Cleve is already there at @CleveWalker.

-Speaking of Twitter, look at Mac Powell's page (lead singer of Third Day) to see what his cousins did with bacon on Christmas Eve.

-Coming up Thursday: We'll ask what you'll remember most about 2011.

Tuesday, December 27th

-Monday Morning Mindbender (on Tuesday)
Q: Rather than return a Christmas gift, some folks will re-gift it. What is the present that people regift most often?
A: A picture frame

-Donna Garrison of Aiken is the newest member of Cleve's Coffee Club. You can sign up to be considered here.

-Joseph Thomas of Aiken correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Solo Cups. They are on sale at Publix as a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" special for $1.65 per package. Use the printable $.75 coupon and you'll get the cups for $.90 plus tax.

-We talked about the highlight of your Christmas celebration. You can join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Coming up Wednesday: Tammy Metcalf of North Augusta shares a quick and easy recipe for Tortilla Chip Dip at 8:10 in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve.