The Morning Thing Fave 5 – Winter Olympics

The Morning Thing Fave 5 this week celebrates the Winter Olympics. The co-hosts talked about their favorite Olympic Sport. They also shared what sport they would love to participate in at the Olympic Games.

Daria Swisher

Eddie Dilts

Marcy Rinehart

Trevor Moore

Joe Rinehart

Follow the 2018 Winter Olympics at this website.



Teaching the Next Generation

Father Son

For today’s show, we took a look at a list of things that a dad should teach a boy before he is grown up and heading off into the world by himself.  This list includes everything from instilling values through sports, to learning practical skills like ironing a shirt or being able to jump start a car.  If you are a father trying to teach your son some of the things they need to know for later life, its worth checking out this article.

Click HERE.

Do you need a hug?


Today, The Morning Thing talked about the power of Hugs.
We found some true scientific facts on how hugs contribute to our overall well-being.
Click HERE to find some benefits of getting and giving a hug from Faith Gateway.

BUT…what if you don’t really like hugs? You are not alone. Click HERE for 8 thoughts from a non-huggy person.

We also shared some basic rules for hugging from
Click HERE to see what you should remember before going in for a hug.

Beating Doubt and Beating Cancer

Relay for Life

Today on the Morning Thing, we shined our Meet the Team Spotlight on the American Cancer Society as they gear up for Relay for Life for Knox County. Click HERE to hear the conversation. Fundraising continues through August and Relay for Life is June 15. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Knox County kicks off its new fundraising season on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel at 12 Public Square in Mount Vernon. The community is invited to come out and learn more about the Relay For Life movement and how they can help the American Cancer Society (ACS) attack cancer from every angle. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness.

We also talked about how to beat the little voice in your head that prevents you from success. We talked about only giving this voice 30 minutes a week, replacing the negative thoughts with positive ones, and defending yourself like you would a friend.

February Presidential Update with MVNU President, Dr. Henry Spaulding


MVNU’s President, Dr. Henry Spaulding joined The Morning Thing on 2/2/18 for a campus update.

He talked about how MVNU is doing in the new year, why high school students should consider MVNU as their college choice, and how our campus deals with crazy winter weather.

Click HERE to hear Dr. Spaulding’s conversation with Eddie Dilts from The Morning Thing.

The Morning Thing Fave 5 – our favorite Super Bowl memories

us bank arena

For The Morning Thing Fave 5 this week, we are sharing our favorite Super Bowl memories.

Daria Swisher

Eddie Dilts

Trevor Moore

(guest co-host and HUGE Jacksonville Jaguars FAN) James Hubbard

(guest co-host and HUGE Dallas Cowboys FAN) Joe Rinehart

The big game is Sunday 2/4/18 at 6:30pm. The New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles.

Valentine’s Day is 2 weeks away. Are you ready?

Valentines PowerPoint Slide 2018-01-01

What are your plans for February 14th? Do you have a plan for your Valentine?
Don’t worry, The Morning Thing is here to help.

Our first idea is to get tickets to the 20th annual WNZR Valentine’s Banquet. It is scheduled for Friday 2/9. This night will be full of fun, inspiration, music, prizes, great food and wonderful memories. Click HERE for all the details.
The ticket deadline is THIS FRIDAY, February 2 at 6pm. Buy your tickets today at the WNZR Studios on the second floor of Founders Hall (800 Martinsburg Road, MV).

We also found 25 other romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day from
Click HERE to check out some really fun ideas for 2018.