Friday, October 12th

-Vote for either Jeremy Camp, Newsboys or tobyMac as the winner in the Inspirational Music category at the American Music Awards. Vote here

-There are festivals galore this weekend in the CSRA! Get the list

Simple Cooking - Western Skillet Dinner

1 lb ground beef
1 envelope Lipton Dry Onion or Beefy Onion Soup Mix (I use the regular one)
1 1/2 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked rice
1 can (16 oz) stewed or diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) bag shredded cheddar cheese for topping

Optional: 1-2 Tbsp Chili Powder or other hot sauce to give it a kick

In large skillet, brown ground beef; drain. Stir in Lipton Onion Soup Mix, water, rice and tomatoes. Simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or until rice is tender; serve topped with cheese.

Submitted by Lexie Van Pelt of Evans. 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, October 9th

-Today is the last day to register to vote in Georgia. Read more

-A letter in which Albert Einstein denied the existence of God is up for auction for millions of dollars. (Read more) We talked about how said it is that a man of such brilliance never had a real encounter with God. So, this morning we asked when you knew that God is real. What happened in your life to get you to that point? Share your story on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Felix Baumgartner is trying to break the sound barrier today with a free fall from the edge of space. Keep up with his progress at

-Star Wars and Angry Birds are coming together in a new smartphone game due out on November 8th.

-John has a cold and Cleve told him he needs to put a peppermint stick inside of a pickle and suck on it. Ewww! It's a remedy that Cleve's mom shared with him. A listener called and said her college professor read that eating marshmallows is good for a sore throat.

Coming up Wednesday: Is the traditional greeting card on it's way out? We'll share one indication of that. Also, you'll have a chance to win your way in to a last minute gathering with Newsong tomorrow. Plus, Lexie Van Pelt of Evans shares her Western Skillet Dinner in Simple Cooking at 8:10 am.

Monday, October 8th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: When it comes to carnival games, your best chance of winning is by playing this one. Which one is it?
A: Skee-ball

-Cheapie of the Week
Daronda Hawkins of Graniteville correctly guessed that it is Campbell's Chunky Soup. Kroger has it on sale through Saturday for $1.25 a can. Use the printable $.50 off 2 coupon (which will double) and you'll get two cans for $.75 each.

-John took his family to Myrtle Beach this weekend thanks to an incredible deal he found at This is a good website for planning your next getaway as it compiles deals found from different sites all over the internet. They also have a handy Top 20 Deals e-mail that comes to you weekly.

Coming up Tuesday: A famous letter that Albert Einstein wrote about his doubt in God goes up for auction today for millions of dollars. We'll talk about something that happened in your life that let you know God is real. Call us at (803) 599-8830 to share your story.