MT Fave 5: Lifeline 2018


We are gearing up for Lifeline here at WNZR! Lifeline is WNZR’s annual fundraiser and it kicks off March 21! For The Morning Thing Fave 5, we shared our favorite things about Lifeline. Click HERE to listen.


New Directions Shelter of Knox County

16195631_1890658311177422_8147601804422870840_n-e1485520713424-657x330New Directions Domestic Abuse Shelter and Rape Crisis Center serves all survivors of domestic, intimate partner, and sexual violence in Knox County, Ohio. New Directions also strives to prevent the abuse of women, men, and children by joining with the community to build safe, respectful, and loving relationships. All New Directions services are provided free of charge.

New Directions is an amazing outreach here in Knox county, and WNZR’s Trevor Moore had the opportunity to talk with Lori Jones-Perkins, the Director at New Directions.

Lori talks about her involvement in the organization, their annual fundraiser, how people can financially support New Directions, and some of their goals/needs for 2018.

You can listen to their whole conversation here!
Learn more about New Directions here!

Same Kind of Different as Me


“International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.”

That’s the synopsis for the Paramount-Pureflix movie “Same Kind of Different as Me”. WNZR’s own Daria Swisher had the chance to talk with the movie’s producer Stephen Johnson.

Stephen talks about how he found the story for the movie, the casting process for a movie like this, and the message he wants people to walk away with.

You can listen to their whole conversation here!
Learn more about the movie here!
Watch the trailer for “Same Kind of Different as Me” here!

2018 MVNU Women’s Auxiliary

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MVNU has the amazing opportunity to host the Women’s Auxiliary Retreat again on campus this year! We would like to welcome Jennifer Shaw, an award-winning speaker, author, singer, and songwriter.

Warm. Real. Funny. Intelligent. Engaging. These are some of the words people use to describe Jennifer Shaw. But her favorite? “Christ-follower, absolutely,” she said. With a love for people and a heart to serve God, Jennifer wants nothing more than to point people toward the One who has changed everything in her own life.

WNZR’s own Marcy Rinehart had the opportunity to talk with Jennifer about her life and the upcoming Women’s Auxiliary Retreat!

Jennifer talks about all the different roles she plays and how she ‘juggles’ them all as well as talking about her music, her book “Typical” and her family. She also talks about the message that God has placed on her heart for women and the topic for this years Women’s Auxiliary Retreat.

You can listen to the whole conversation here!
Learn more about the Women’s Auxiliary Retreat here!
Find out more about Jennifer Shaw here!


The Knox Board of Developmental Disabilities


The Knox Board of Developmental Disabilities is a public agency whose mission is to partner with individuals and the community to help eligible families and individuals with a developmental disability design and direct their future, receive services and be active participants in the community.

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart had the opportunity to talk with Brittany Coon, the Knox Board of Developmental Disabilities public outreach coordinator! Listen in and find out how you can support the Knox Board of DD and help people with developmental disabilities.

Brittany talks about the Knox Board of DD and what it does in our community, her role on the board, their upcoming luncheon and shares some facts and stories. Hear their full conversation here!

Keep up to date with the Knox Board of DD through their Facebook.
You can also follow their Instagram @Knox_DD.

KSAAT plans for annual meeting

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KSAAT is a wonderful outreach to the Knox County Community. How much do you know about KSAAT?

WNZR’s Danielle Zoellner had a chance to chat with Ashley Phillips about the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team. Listen in and find out how you can be part of the solution of fighting substance abuse in our community. Click HERE to hear their conversation.

Ashley shares about what KSAAT is and what they do in the community. She talks about their annual meeting on 3/13/18. Plus she shares highlights from 2017 and goals for 2018.

Stay connected with the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team on their Facebook page –

or on their website –