Friday, May 25th

-Red, White and Blue Recipes for Memorial Day
Fruit Pizza
Firecracker Cookies

-Cleve might try his hand at grilling for the first time on Memorial Day. He's afraid of burning the food, though. You can pass along grilling tips to Cleve and other first-timers on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-A Downtown Augusta landmark is being demolished today. Crews were scheduled to tear down the old WJBF Newschannel 6 building on Reynolds Street. Everyone recognizes this building because of it's yellow color. No word on what developers are planning to build on the property.

-We've been getting calls this week about static in our signal. This happens whenever the summer heat starts, and it is usually in the morning. The problem is atmospheric and beyond our control. The interference, when it happens, is temporary.

-Tammy Hollingsworth joined us from the Augusta office of Bethany Christian Services. They're having an Adoption Open House on Tuesday. You can find out more about it here.

-Coming up Monday and Tuesday: You'll hear about several Memorial Day observances that you can take part in on Monday. On Tuesday, listen for the Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40, which are a day later due to the holiday. When you play along, you could win tickets to the Sidewalk Prophets concert next Friday in Evans.

Thursday, May 24th

-Third Day's Mac Powell has recorded a solo country album. Have no fear, though. Third Day isn't going anywhere. Read more

-Dr. Gary Chapman will be on Focus on the Family tonight at 10:00 talking about his book Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Got Married. This is a good book and a conversation worth hearing. You can also listen to it at

-Barry, one of the guitarists from MercyMe, joined us this morning to talk about their new project, The Hurt and The Healer.
Part 1 - Story behind "The Hurt and The Healer"
Part 2 - Feelings on the new album/bands reach to mainstream audience
Part 3 - Many of their songs deal with helping people through pain
Part 4 - Teaming with Bear from Needtobreathe/MercyMe watches

-Coming up Friday: Bob Waliszewski from the Plugged In Movie Review gives us his thoughts on Men In Black 3 at 7:10 am. Tammy Hollingsworth from Bethany Christian Services will tell us about their adoption open house at 8:10.

Wednesday, May 23rd

-John talked about the recipe gone wrong at his house last night. They tried to make something new called "Easy Garlic Chicken," and the whole house smelled like a garlic bomb exploded. The chicken was not edible, and the house still smelled like garlic this morning. Cleve said the smell is actually a good thing because garlic can help ward off colds. So if you don't want to get sick, you should make this recipe, but don't expect to eat it! Tell us your "recipe gone wrong" story on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Cleve's cat, Possum, has a new hangout, thanks to 88.3 WAFJ listeners Larry and Sandy. They gave him a cat pedestal with a scratching post. Possum likes it, but he won't use the scratching post. He continues to scratch the furniture, which upsets Cleve even more. We welcome your ideas on how to stop Possum from scratching the furniture on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-We've now heard about three cases of flesh-eating bacteria being treated in Georgia. Some wonder if it is an epidemic, but it's more common than you think. Read more

-Coming up Thursday: Barry, the guitarist from MercyMe, joins us at 7:10 to talk about their new project, The Hurt and The Healer. You'll have a chance to win it, along with a special MercyMe edition watch.

Simple Cooking - Hamburger Cheese Casserole

1 lb ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 small carton sour cream
1 8 oz package of shredded cheese

You brown 1 lb of ground beef and drain. Mix beef with one jar of spaghetti sauce. Layer in bottom of 9 x 13 casserole dish. Then you mix a carton of sour cream with a pack of shredded cheese, spread on top of beef mixture. Lastly, you take a package of crescent rolls (in the tube) and lay on top of the sour cream mixture. Put a little more shredded cheese on top of the crescents and put in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until bubbly on the side.

Submitted by Rebecca Spires of Aiken. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to You'll receive a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, May 22nd

-MAU Job Fair on Wednesday: Read more

-Atlanta Casting Call for The Great American Bible Challenge: Read more

-Regal Cinemas is offering $1 kid movie days this summer. Augusta list // Aiken list

 -Kari Jobe recently tweeted: "Last 2 trips to grocery store I walk in to get 1 thing..don't get a basket..end up with 10 things stacked high in my arms.." How do you keep from buying more than you need at the grocery store? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Coming up Wednesday: Cleve will tell us how a listener gave him a remedy for taming his cat, Possum. Also, at 8:10 in Simple Cooking, Rebecca Spires will tell us about her quick and easy Hamburger Cheese Casserole.

Monday, May 21st

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: What one word is most often used to describe the sound that snoring makes?
A: Lawnmower

-Cheapie of the Week
Melissa Collins of Appling figured out that it is Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste. Walgreens has it on sale through Saturday for 2/$6. You'll get $3 back in Register Rewards to use on a future purchase. Also, make sure to use the printable $.75 coupon (print it twice) and it's like getting 2 boxes for $1.50 plus tax.

-Susan Everette joined us from Goodwill of the CSRA to talk about how they are helping put people to work. Currently, their academic facility for Helms Career Institute is under construction at their main campus on Washington Road at Furys Ferry Road in Augusta. You can find out more about their offerings at They also offer a free job training and placement program called The Job Connection. Get more details at

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve welcomes another coffee lover to his club at 6:50 am. Also, we'll talk about a grocery store dilemma involving 88.3 WAFJ artist Kari Jobe at 7:10. Cleve says he has it figured out, but we'll ask for your input too.