Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bring on the Happy: Saturday Morning Show

Bring on the Happy:
I found an article Friday called Find Happiness in Unexpected Places (Click to Read).  It's a great article, and definitely worth the read.  I do have to admit that I only noticed it because of the really cute baby pig on the intro page. That little pig led to some really great insight on happiness.  The article starts out with the journalist's story about her emotional blahs a few winters ago.  During some especially rainy winter weather, she discovered an adorable pot bellied pig frolicking about in the mud and rainy weather - happy as can be in the middle of a gloomy day.  I laughed at her recount of the little pig, because that description alone taught me so much about how I should really be responding to my own life's gloomy situations.  In all honesty, we all could use more happy in our lives.  The more I read about happiness, the more I realize that my happiest moments have been when I can experience my joys freely with all of my senses.  The book Captivating really explained to me that as women when we strive and remain stressed we are withholding our unique beauty and giftings from our loved ones and the world.  We are most ourselves and most able to be a blessing when we are at peace and happy.  Here is a summary of the "Find Happiness.." article:

My Nerdy Girl Notes:
(aka the Facts from the Article)
- Just like building your biceps by the repetition of doing curls, you can boost your capacity for hopefulness and happiness by consciously seeking out and concentrating on happy moments.
- You need to experience 3 joyful moment for every bummer to maintain your "happy."
-By consciously increasing your positivity ratio you can create a surplus of cheerfulness.  Do this by seeking out more upbeat encounters and savoring them to the max.
-People who remain upbeat even in adversity are better at regulating stress signals and produce lower levels of cortisol (the bad for your heart stuff).

How to Bring the Happy:
Smile - Just like smiling before you answer the phone can improve the other person's reaction to what you are saying, the physical act of smiling can actually lift your own mood as well.
Sing - Even if you feel that you can't sing well; there's evidence that a sensory organ within your inner ear reacts to music and triggers your sense of pleasure.  Just another reason that 88.5 WJIE is good for you.  Go ahead and sing with the radio, I won't tell.
Exercise - Working up a sweat by doing cardiovascular activities buffers the brain from stressful situations.  We also know that exercise produces endorphins, the "the feel good" hormone; but there's also evidence that it also promotes the growth of new neurons that are less reactive to stress.
Soothe - Replay happy memories that evoke a feeling of safety.  This activates neural networks in your body associated with feeling cared for.  Your will feel a big boost of "happy."
Hang with Upbeat People - Emotions are contagious!  The more you are around happy people, the happier you will feel.  Also, we have neurons in our brains which mirror what we see others do.  For instance if you see someone smile, your mirror neurons for smiling are activated even if you aren't in a good mood.
Give the Negative a Name - Naming your negative emotions can help take the sting out of them, and help you deal with them quickly.  (ie "Whoa, I feel frustrated")
Focus on Good - Stop to look at the sunset.  Sniff that bouquet of roses before you pass it.  Laugh at that puppy playing.  Focusing on pleasurable experiences activates happiness-related neurons.
Completely Experience Joy - Experience Joy with all of your senses - take a deep breath, feel the crispness or warmth of the air, really look at the beauty of the sunset, etc.  The more fully you feel something by using as many senses as you can to experience it, the deeper your neural traces are left behind in the brain which will solidify your memory of that moment on a deeper level.  The more you can do this, the happier you will be.

Pass the Popcorn, Please: (Article)
I love, nope make that adore popcorn.  It turns out, popcorn is actually really good for you.  Researchers from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania have discovered that popcorn contains more antioxidants than fruits and veggies, about twice as much per serving.  Popcorn is also the only snack that is 100% unprocessed whole grain; one serving gives you more than 70% your daily intake of whole grain.  The average person only gets about half the amount of grain they need each day.  Of course all that delicious butter and salt is not good for you.  The healthiest way to eat popcorn is to use an air-popper.  The second best option is microwave popcorn.

Guess Who?
We have something very big in store for all of you!  I mentioned this morning that we are going to be making a MAJOR concert announcement on Monday Morning at 7:30 am.  Be sure to listen to the 88.5 WJIE Morning Show to find out who's coming to town.  The only hint I can give you is that this will be our biggest concert announcement so far this year.  Don't miss it!

Fact or Fiction:
The Gold Contest Continues...  If you missed out on fact or fiction last week, I have some good news.  You still have a chance to win Britt Nicole's new album "Gold" along with some other cool items, and if you are one of our winners next week you will be in the grand prize drawing worth over $400.  It includes: 10K Gold Heart Pendant, Luxury Bath & Body Items, one of my favorite books "Captivating," a Ghiradelli Chocolate Gift Set, a Coffee Lover's Care Package, Britt Nicole Merch and more.  Play Fact or Fiction on 88.5 WJIE weekday mornings at 7:20 am for your chance to win!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Morning Show Highlights

Kreso's Cafe in Bardstown, KY
Celebrating Mom & Pop: Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.  Celebrates small business owners by visiting your favorite cafe or shop today. On they retail side, they bring different and unique products to the marketplace. Locally owned restaurants and cafe's . Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day by showing your support.

Thursday Blues?
Here's some Spring Deliciousness for you.  Try these Blueberry Cupcakes; they've just been added to my weekend to-do list.  I'll let you know how they turn out.

Blueberry Cupcakes

Photog: Random Cuteness

Laugh Lines :)

Just because you need it...

It's Thursday, and I know you needed some random cuteness so here you go.  This is exactly why you need to laugh more.  Just look at how cute you will be with all of those laugh lines.  By the way, you're welcome.  :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Summery Skewers: Morning Show Highlights

Summery Skewers:
This morning we mentioned that today is "National Food on a Stick Day."  As with all food related holidays, we just have to celebrate with some fun new recipes.  These sound perfect for your next Spring or Summer get-together.
French Toast Kebabs 
Fruit Rainbow Skewers
Frozen Blueberry Pops 
Ham & Bleu Cheese Skewers
Thai Shrimp Spirals
Tortellini Caprese Bites

Don't Forget to Play Fact or Fiction:
We've partnered with Britt Nicole for an incredible contest, because we think "you are worth more than gold."  Play Fact or Fiction this week for an opportunity to win 2 copies of Britt Nicole's new album Gold and a copy of Sidewalk Prophet's new album  Live Like That.  All of our winners for the next 2 weeks will also be registered for a luxury grand prize which features Luxury bath items, a 10K Gold Heart Pendant, a Ghiradelli Chocolate Gift basket, a Coffee Lover's care pack, a copy of Captivating, and some fabulous Britt Nicole merchandise.
Listen to 88.5 WJIE weekdays at 7:20 am for your chance to win!

Veggie Tales Live: 
Join us for Veggie Tales Live: God Made You Special Event featuring Bob, Larry, and the whole veggie gang April 3rd.  It will be fun night for the entire family!  We only have a few tickets left, so pick up yours today. Tickets are only $10.  Tickets are available at

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Live Like That: Sidewalk Prophets New Album

Live Like That:
On yesterday's blog I mentioned that Sidewalk Prophets new album, Live Like That was released, and that you have an opportunity to win your very own copy by playing fact or fiction this week.  The album's first release, Live Like That has quickly become one of my favorite songs for so many reasons.  Here is the official video:

What Live Like That means to the Sidewalk Prophets:
(Click the Links Below to Hear from the Band Members)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Play for Gold: Morning Show Hightlights

Britt Nicole and the Sidewalk Prophets both have new albums releasing today, and guess what?!  You can win your very own copies this week on fact or fiction during the You're Worth More than Gold Contest!  Listen weekday mornings at 7:20 am for your chance to play fact or fiction.  This week's daily prize will be (2) copies of Britt Nicole's new album "Gold" and a copy of Side Walk Prophets  new album "Live Like That" plus all winners will be registered for a chance to win a Luxury Grand Prize pack worth over $400 which features luxury bath items, a 10 K Gold Heart Pendant, a Ghiradelli Chocolate Gift Basket, a Coffee Lover's Care Pack, a copy of the book Captivating, and some fabulous Britt Nicole merchandise.  Listen to win at 88.5 WJIE!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's Spring: Highlights from Saturday's Show

Hello Spring!  I can't begin to tell you how excited I am that Spring arrived this week.  The weather has been nice & sunny (for the most part), and all of my favorite flowers are blooming again.  On today's show, I spoke about another random assortment of topics from Spring Cleaning tips to Kindness Missions and Recipes.  So here's a recap.

Keeping Matching Sheets Together
Spring Cleaning: Closet Organization
As I mentioned on-air, organization is not my strong suit.   I've been wanting to reorganize a bit and as I was skimming articles over the past few weeks I came across an image that caught my attention.  I've pasted it to the right.  It's a perfectly organized linen closet, when it promised to teach me how to fold my fitted sheets so they lay as perfectly as Martha's I was sold.  I can't believe that I have lived this long without knowing how to fold fitted sheets.  Up until now, rolling them into an awkward ball seemed perfectly fine.  Kidding... Well, sorta.  Anyway, the following two tips will first teach you to fold your fitted sheets if you are like me and find them awkward beyond believe, and second show you a nifty trick to keep your sheet sets together as the image to the right shows.  I tried both tips, and here's my verdict.  Folding fitted sheets properly is going to take practice, but my end result was much improved than the ball technique I mentioned.  Using the second tip to keep sheet sets together worked, but mine do not look this nice.  More practice I suppose.

Tip 1: How to fold a fitted sheet
Tip 2: How to Keep Matching Sheets Together

Cherry Blossoms
Spring Kindness
One afternoon this past week a co-worker showed several of us a bit of kindness by leaving little bouquets of Cherry Blossoms on some of our desks, and it really brightened my day.  Cherry Blossoms are one of my favorite flowers.  So I got to thinking, it's been a while since I talked about little acts of random kindness or Kindness Missions as some have lovingly called them.  I love kindness missions, especially when they are covert and anonymous.  It's fun to sneak around and leave a little love for someone to find.  At the beginning of the year I shared that one of my goals was to spread more kindness this year.  The beauty of the goal is that it doesn't always require much time or money.  Little Acts of Kindness do quite nicely.  Since I received a bundle of flowers this week, my personal mission will be to randomly and anonymously pay this forward.  If you want to join me in this Mission here's the details: gather some flowers from your garden or buy a bouquet of spring flowers (doesn't have to be expensive) then anonymously leave a flower or little bouquet for someone.  Neighbors and strangers are especially nice to leave random kindness for.  Tuck a flower in the door handle of a strangers car at the grocery store, or leave a flower on your neighbors porch with a happy little note attached.  If you aren't into flowers, then look for another way to show kindness this week.    :)

Spring Recipes:
I'll be adding several spring recipes (or that's my goal) over the next few weeks.  You can also check out my recipe blog for other ideas that I've found over the past few months.  I'm noticing that my recipe addiction is really showing on this blog.  Hope you don't mind too much.  :)

Apple Pear Salad
Deviled Potatoes
Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken
Strawberry Mousse Cake
Lemon Tea Bread
Nutter Butter Banana Pudding

Monday, March 19, 2012

Summer Concert Announcement: Morning Show Highlights

We were excited to make a Concert Announcement this morning.  88.5 WJIE & the Louisville Bats present Faith Day featuring Big Daddy Weave in Concert followed by a Bats Baseball Game.  Details are available at

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day: Saturday Morning Recap

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I have an Irish heritage, as I am sure many of you do.  Even if you aren't Irish, feel free to celebrate with the rest of us with some hearty Irish food.  Here are a couple of recipes you may enjoy.

Irish Stew
Champ (Mashed Potatoes)

Reconnect... with Social Media
Many of us have used at least one if not more social networking sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc) on a regular basis.  If you've used one or more of these sites, you know how addicting they can be and how tempted it is to be constantly connected.  I mentioned this morning that I found a really great idea on how to use the sites but as a fun way to spend more time with our family and friends.
Pinterest Potluck:  If you are always pinning recipes to Pinterest, but never actually trying them.  Have a Pinterest Potluck and invite your family and friends to bring their favorite Pinterest Inspired Dish.  Not a cook?  Crafty instead? Have a Pinterest or Etsy inspired craft night with a few of your closest friends.
Facebook Fundraiser: Facebook is great for organizing events and fundraisers.  Have a clothing swap, a food tasting, or a fundraiser for your favorite non-profit.
Twitter Topics:  If you love a great conversation, use Twitter as a topic generator.  The next time you and your pals are together ask them about what interesting topics they've found while tweeting and discuss them together.
Hulu, Netflix, & Youtube:  Instead of keeping all of your great movie finds to yourself, have a monthly movie party with your friends and family.
Amazon & GoodReads: If you love reading and are always looking for new finds, start a book club.  Instead of always browsing online, visit local bookstores or even better used bookstores.  It will be more of an adventure.

Fooducate App:
I mentioned this morning that I came across an app that is suppose to help you make healthier choices at the grocery store.  If you’re making an effort to eat healthier, the new app Fooducate can come in handy.  We all know that not all foods that are marketed as being healthy are actually not good for us at all. Here's how it works, use the camera on your phone to scan a product’s UPC code from within the app. (I've not been able to get this part to work so far.) If that item is in their database it will open up a report on the product complete with a letter grade for how healthy it is. It will also give you consumer reviews and information on specific ingredients.  This app is available to both Apple and Android users or you can use online.  I tried it out on my Android yesterday, and I'm having a bit of trouble scanning items with the camera.  This could be an issue with my phone.  Let me know if you try this out.  I think it could be a very nice app addition.

Foods & Shelf Lives:
If you are planning some Spring Cleaning, don't forget your pantry.  I'm not the best at keeping up with the shelf life of everything in my pantry.  So here's the run down on how long you are actually suppose to keep your supplies.  PS... these times refer to unopened products.

Baking powder and soda: 1 year
Cake, frosting, and cookie mixes: 1 year
Canned meats, vegetables, fruits, soups, milks, gravies: 1 year (unopened); refrigerate after opening and use promptly
Cereals: 6 months
Chocolate (chips and baking): 1 year
Coffee: 1 year; refrigerate after opening
Flour: 1 year
Frosting (canned): 8 months
Fruit (dried): 6 months
Gelatin (unflavored): 18 months
Herbs and spices (ground) : 1 year; keep in a cool place; refrigerate red spices such as paprika
Honey, molasses, syrups: 1 year
Jelly and jam: 1 year; refrigerate after opening
Milk (nonfat dry): 6 months
Oils: 3 months; refrigerate if not using promptly after opening
Packaged crackers, cookies, bread crumbs: 2 to 4 months
Pancake and piecrust mixes: 6 months
Pasta and macaroni: 1 year; store airtight after opening
Peanut butter: 6 months
Pickles and olives: 1 year; refrigerate after opening
Puddings and gelatin mixes: 6 months
Rice (white): 2 years
Root vegetables such as white and sweet potatoes, onions, squash: 1 week at room temperature; store with plenty of air circulation in a dry, dark place
Shortening (solid): 8 months
Spices (whole): 1 year
Sugar (granulated): 2 years
Tea (instant): 1 year
Tea (loose and bags): 6 months
Vinegars: 1 year
Yeast (active dry): follow package date; for longer shelf date, refrigerate

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's Pie Day, I mean Pi Day...

Happy Pi Day!  In celebration, here are 3.14 pie recipes.  Ok, ok.  I'll break a math rule, and round up to 4 just because I think you are super snazzy.

Caramel Apple Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Upside Down Pecan Pie

Find more recipes on my Morning Girl Recipe Blog

Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Find more recipes on my Morning Girl Recipe Blog

...and Just for Fun

Deep Fried Pecan Pie:
This is so insanely horrible for you, but my doesn't it look delicious.  I tried to embed the instructional video, but it wasn't compatible with my blog.  So I will just share the [link] with you.

Tips & Tricks: (Click for Instructions)
How to... Make Pie Crust 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Morning Show Highlights

Scrabble Day: Today in Fact or Fiction we learned that it is National Scrabble Day.  So I'll be having a bit of fun with the photos in this blog today.  Since we have so many new things happening at the station, I thought it would be a good time to recap all of the events we spoke about this morning.

Thank you so much!
Thanks again to everyone who helped us during 88.5 WJIE's Share-a-thon.  Your generosity helped us to not only reach our goal, but to exceed it by nearly $8,000. We appreciate your continued support of 88.5 WJIE!  For more information, visit

Chris Tomlin Contest:
The Chris Tomlin Contest Ends Tomorrow!  If you could ask Chris Tomlin one question, what would it be?  Jim Galipeau will be interviewing Chris soon.  If you want Jim to ask a specific question, send it to and you could win!  If Jim uses your question, you could win the new Passion Album "White Flag" (featuring Chris Tomlin, David Crower Band),  a new book by Max Lucado's daughter, Jenna Lucado Bishop, and more.  Email with your question today!  Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number.  Entries must be received by this Wednesday, March 14th at 5:00 pm.

Clean Comedy Caravan:
This morning we mentioned that Chris Crain will be at the Clean Comedy Caravan on Mar 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  This is a show for the entire family; a portion of the ticket sales will benefit Christian education at Portland Christian Schools.  For your tickets, call (502) 429-3727.

Women of Joy:
Don't forget we are welcoming the Women of Joy Conference back to town Mar 30 - Apr 1.  Chris Tomlin will be joining us along with Kay Arthur, Thelma Wells, Angela Thomas, & Anita Renfroe.  Charles Billingsly will also be back to lead worship with on of my favorite worship leaders, Christy Knockles.  Details at

Concert Announcement:
88.5 WJIE & the Kentucky Derby Festival are excited to present the $5 Celebration Sunday Concert featuring Building 429, Chris Sligh, and Jonny Diaz on Sunday April 29 at 5:00 pm. The Concert will be held at Waterfront Park; admission is simply a five dollar 2012 Pegasus pin.

Play Fact or Fiction:
Listen this week  at 7:20 am for your chance to win a Passion Grand Prize Pack featuring a Passion CD catalog, CDs from Passion artists, & the Passion Talk Series.  Plus each of our winners will a prize that includes 2 copies of the Passion White Flag CD & more.  Listen to 88.5 WJIE each day this week for your chance to win!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saving Time: Highlights from Saturday Show

Not enough Time?
Time, it seems like we never have enough.  Although invisible, we feel it passing us by and the weight of those passing moments seems to grow stronger when we feel deadline after deadline approaching.  This week I was reading an article called, "American Women Crushed for Time: Have themselves to Blame?"  Normally, I would've passed this article over, but the "Have themselves to Blame?" part caught my attention.  It began to dawn on me, that in some ways I guess we do.  Before I go any further, I want to vouch for all the guys I know and say that I know you are crazy busy too.  I think women and men deal with day to day demands differently, and I also think that we ladies can learn from guys.  Guys are magnificent at compartmentalizing different aspects of their lives and for the most part have the ability to separate work from play.  The book, "Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti" explains it like this:  "Men process life in boxes.  If you look down at a waffle, you see a collection of boxes separated by walls.  The boxes are separate from each other and make convenient holding places.  That is typically how men process life.  Women process life more like a plate of pasta.  If you look at a plate of spaghetti, you notice there are lots of individual noodles that all touch on another.  Women face life in this way.  Every thought and issue is connected to every other thought and issue in some way.  Life is much more of a process for women."  A study of 3,000 women showed that 50% of women say they don't have enough free time and more than 60% feel guilty spending what they do have on themselves instead they spend their "leisure time" multitasking a weird mix of work and play which they referred to as "contaminated free time."  I think the difference that I've noticed in myself and other women that I know is that we do feel guilt when we don't multitask.  The article went on to say, women compare themselves to other women entirely too much, and "they can always find an example of someone succeeding in ways that they aren't."  So, how can we force ourselves to free up some time?  The suggestions the article gave were: 1) Delegate; and when you do, don't worry if things aren't done exactly as you would do them.  2) Focus on being "Good Enough," not perfect.  3) Don't Dwell on things, it's a waste of time.  4) Change the way you see life.  It's not a race.  After working hard, rest and recover.

Hot Brown Panini
Time-Saving Recipes:
Here are some great recipes that are just as delicious as they are quick to prepare.

French Dip Roast Beef
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Hot Brown Panini
Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken

Chris Tomlin Contest:
If you could ask Chris Tomlin one question, what would it be?  Jim Galipeau will be interviewing Chris soon.  If you want Jim to ask a specific question, send it to and you could win!  If Jim uses your question, you could win the new Passion Album "White Flag" (featuring Chris Tomlin, David Crower Band),  a new book by Max Lucado's daughter, Jenna Lucado Bishop, and more.  Email with your question today!  Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number.  Entries must be received by this Wednesday, March 14th at 5:00 pm.

Tornado Relief: Blood Drive
The tornado victims still need our help and our prayers.  Due to the tornadoes, there is an increased need for blood.  That blood can only come from a volunteer.  Southeast Christian Church's Indiana Campus will be hosting a blood drive in the parking lot tomorrow, Sunday Mar 18th from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm For more information, click [here].
Here are a few other ways that you can help.

Red Cross Donations:  People can help those affected by disasters like the Midwest tornadoes and storms by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone's local Red Cross chapter. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Salvation Army Donations:  The Salvation Army is also helping to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the Midwest tornadoes. To give support to the victims through the Salvation Army, text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make an immediate $10 donation via your mobile phone.  Or visit 

Daylight Savings Begins:
Today is Daylight Savings Time.  Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Interview with Downhere: Morning Show Highlights

Visit the Band Website:
Interview with Downhere:
This morning Jim interviewed Glenn Lavender, bassist for the band Downhere.  When asked about the tour, Glenn said that he loves this tour for a couple of reasons, that he gets to hang with friends and that there is something for everyone.  Glenn spoke a bit about the history and metaphors behind their new album, "On the Altar of Love."  When writing the songs for the album the band wanted to go back to the "roots of their faith," and fellow band member Jason was given a photo of his ancestors by his grandmother.  The entire band is from Canada, and the photo depicted settlers from Ontario.  So the band tried to recreate that pioneering spirit with the songs and with the cover photo.  Join Downhere along with Aaron Shust and Jason Gray for the "Called to Love" Tour on Mar 16 at Okolona Christian.  Tickets are available at

Don't Forget...
You have one more chance to get registered to win a Kutless Designed Kindle by playing Fact or Fiction tomorrow morning at 7:20 am.  All of our winners this week receive a copy of Kutless' new album "Believer" and a copy of the book "From Blah to Awe," and one lucky winner will also receive the Kutless Kindle.  Keep listening weekday mornings during the 7:00 hour for your chance to play Fact or Fiction on 88.5 WJIE!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Interview with Jason Gray: Morning Show Highlights

Jason Gray Interview:
This morning Jim interviewed Jason Gray during the 7:00 am hour.  Jason told us about writing his hit song, "Remind me who I am."  He said he began to think about the paradox of not wanting to sin and yet doing the very thing that we don't want to do.  He described how he began to wonder about what drives us to act this way.  He feels that most, if not all of us, carry a sense of unworthiness and that when we sin it is usually in the areas that we most struggle with our worth.  He said that he believes most of our struggle with sin and unworthiness stems from the fact that we have forgotten who we are and who God made us to be.  Listen to "Remind me who I am" by clicking this [link].  If you miss the interview, you can still join Jason Gray, Aaron Shust, and Downhere in concert Mar 16th at the "Called to Love Tour."  Tickets are limited.  Get yours today at

Tomorrow's Interview:
Tomorrow Glenn Lavender, bassist for Downhere, will be the special guest on the Morning Show.  Be sure to listen during the 7:00 am hour.

Daylight Savings Time:
Jim reminded me this morning that Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend.  I thought I would give you a little forewarning.  It will mean moving your clocks ahead an hour on Saturday evening.  Don't worry, we will remind you again periodically this week, and I'll mention it again on Saturday.

Kutless Kindle Giveaway:
Play Fact or Fiction this week at 7:20 am to be registered to win a Kutless Kindle and a copy of their new album "Believer."  Here is a teaser image so you can see the design.  There are still a few days left for you to get registered.  Keep listening for your chance to win, at 88.5 WJIE!

Happy Birthday Oreo: Morning Show Highlights

Happy Birthday Oreo!
Today is the 100th birthday of the Oreo Cookie.  We absolutely had to celebrate this by getting a pack of cookies.

Oreo Truffles:
Here is a very easy, yet super delicious recipe for Oreo Truffles.  My family makes these during Christmas, and they are always a fave.

Jason Gray Interview Tomorrow:
Be sure to listen during the 7:00 hour tomorrow morning.  Jim is interviewing Jason Gray.  He will be joining us for the "Called to Love Tour" on March 16th at Okolona Christian Church.  Tickets are $15.  Get yours today at

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kutless Kindle: Morning Show Highlights

WIN a Kutless Kindle!
This week during Fact or Fiction we will be registering all winners for a Kutless Designed Kindle.  All of our winners will receive a copy of Kutless' latest album "Believer" and the book "From Blah to Awe" by Jenna Lucado Bishop.  Play Fact or Fiction weekdays at 7:20 am on 88.5 WJIE.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Following the Flurry

So much happened last week.  We wrapped up our Share-a-thon week yesterday, but we did so in the midst of a great deal of Severe weather conditions.  It ended up being safer for the staff and volunteers to stay at the station, but our hearts remained with everyone in the path of the storms.  In the wake of the storms, we've learned that the devastation is vast.  My heart and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by the tornadoes.  The families involved will need a great deal of prayer and assistance.  Below I've listed some legitimate organizations that are providing assistance.  I will update this blog post if new information comes available.

How to Help: 
Officials say "...the single best way to help disaster survivors in southeastern Indiana is with a cash donation to a legitimate relief agency, such as the American Red Cross, operating in the area. The type and amount of items needed can change hourly in pace with the rapidly evolving emergency situation. Cash is far more flexible than goods and allows voluntary agencies to more quickly acquire the supplies needed to address the most urgent needs.  Well-meaning individuals who show up to help without prior contact or coordination with disaster management personnel in southern Indiana can further complicate or even hinder response and recovery operations already underway." 

Red Cross Donations:
People can help those affected by disasters like the Midwest tornadoes and storms by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone's local Red Cross chapter. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Salvation Army Donations:
The Salvation Army is also helping to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the Midwest tornadoes. To give support to the victims through the Salvation Army, text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make an immediate $10 donation via your mobile phone.  Or visit 

Emergency Shelter Information:
The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Kentucky and Indiana for those affected by this week's storms. The following locations are now open.

Indiana:          Charlestown High School
                        1 Pirate Place
                        Charlestown, IN 47111
                        LIDE White Memorial Boys & Girls Club
                        1551 M.S.H. Northgate Road
                        Madison, IN 47250

Kentucky:       Morgan Community Center
                        147 Victory Avenue
                        Bedford, KY 40006