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Monday, June 1, 2015


Jfest Volunteers- We need them!

If you want to help with security, set up, or concessions go to, click on the get involved link at the top of the page, fill out an application, and we will give you a call! We would love to have you!  

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle is Bob Smiley talking about Wedding Vows


Today's Morning Show with Ted:

Today's Power verse is Matthew 4:19 "Jesus said, "Come follow me." A missionary friend once said "There's no safer place than in the center of God's will." I have found in 48 years of life....this is so true!!


           Plane Pizza Party!


Five days ago, torrential down pours in Atlanta caused a plane on it's way from Philadelphia to make a pit stop in Knoxville. While passengers were waiting for the storms to clear away, the crew called in 55 pizzas from Marco's. Marco's incredible service was able to deliver all the pizzas in less than 30 minutes! This brought smiles to many hungry passangers. Many referred to the situation as the plane throwing them a pizza party! It even recieved a hashtag on social media of #deltapizzaparty. Thankfully, the plane was able to take off after the weather cleared up and everyone arrived safely to their destination of Atlanta around 7 p.m., three hours late according to 

How often do you Wax your car? 

An article by Tom Moor says a car wax by hand is better than having a wax done at the car wash.   It is recommended that waxing four times a year is best for vehicles. How do you know when it's time to give your car another waxing? The best way to tell if your car needs a wax is by throwing a small amount of water on it. If the water beads up, you don't need a wax, but if the water doesn't bead up and runs right off, it might be time for a wax!  

Dog is a Man's Best Friend

K-9 officer Lucas saved his partner, Todd Frazier's life last Monday in Coastal Mississippi. Around 10 pm, Frazier pulled over to check on what he thought was a stranded motorist. When he walked closer to the vehicle two men jumped him with a box cutter and then the driver joined in on the attack as well. Thankfully, Frazier had a remote control around his neck to unlock the car doors and free his partner k-9 officer Lucas. Lucas was able to save Frazier's life before the men drug him into a nearby forrest! Hallelujah for Lucas! 

What you don't know CAN Hurt You! 

Did you know one of the biggest threats to your home and your wallet are things you can't see, such as your clothes dryer vent. Many people ifnore their dryer vent for years. Based off of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission over 15,000 fires are caused each year by this easily overlooked issue. So make sure to get your dryer vent cleaned every once in a while! Glen Mayfield, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Central Indiana, that if your dryer takes more than 40 minutes for a load, feels hot to the touch while running or if your dryer collects large amounts of lint during operation, you need a cleaning! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Feed Hungry Kids right here in Chattanooga:  

Call Myra Foxworth or Pamela Norton before June 15 at 615-313-4749 or email


Marty Center BBQ Fundraiser:  The Marty Center is an incredible program led by two very Godly women who help parents of hearing impaired preschoolers learn how to communicate with each other.  Our 19 year old son Chipper was one of their students a looooong time ago.  For some great BBQ and a fun silent auction-Friday May 29th 6pm-10pm at Chickamauga Marina 3001 Kings Point Rd, Chattanooga TN

Monday, May 4, 2015


Today’s PowerVerse of the day is from Psalm 119:105, “Your word is like a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.”


Today’s Monday Morning Chuckle is Henry Cho talking about one of his awesome kids.


Following the Race 13.1 TN Valley, a half marathon, was the MoonPie Mini Challenge. Participants  ran .131 mile, which is about 691 feet, ate three MoonPies as quickly as they could and then ran .131 back for a chance to win free MoonPies for a year.


Lake Winnepesaukah opened for the season this past weekend. The park will start its normal Thursday thru Saturday schedule next week. For unlimited rides it’s only $27 with discounts for children 2 and under, and seniors 55 and older.


Workers have gotten off to a great start for the Steps 2 Hope house that’s being built for wounded veteran, Jason Smith, who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan. An estimated 175 volunteers were present on Thursday for the build. It’s still not too late to volunteer. Shifts start at 7a.m. and go to 3 p.m. and then 3-11 p.m. and will go through May 8. To register to volunteer, sponsor or donate, visit


Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library book sale is hosting a book sale at the former Piccadilly location at Hamilton Place mall. It will be set up until May 10. Hours are the same as the mall hours.



It’s a big week for former Lee University student Clark Beckham, who has made it in the top 4 on American Idol. Will he win this competition after all?


Friday, May 1, 2015


Today’s PowerVerse: “The Lord sees the good people and listens to their prayers.”- 1 Peter 3:12. What is God hearing you pray today?


Lecrae and Andy Mineo will be in Knoxville this Sunday, May 3rd and we’ve got your hookup for tickets! Post a screenshot of the JRadio app from your phone to the JRadio Facebook page for a pair of tickets! The first 5 to post a screen shot automatically get tickets, and we’ll have 5 more to give away randomly!


Marketing Alliance will be expanding in Chattanooga, investing $15 million and creating 100 new jobs. It will expand the company’s wood and metal manufacturing for some of the biggest names in home improvement stores. To apply, go to


Safe Kids Dalton will be having a car-seat check from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8 at Check into Cash at 1133 N. Glenwood Ave., Dalton, GA


A Dads 2 Dads article shows that kids aren’t rude or defiant, they’re just not concerned with the same things that their parents are concerned with. Things that are important to parents may not be of the same importance to children when it comes to household etiquette. Cutting the lights off at night—you’re concerned about the electric bill but in their world, they don’t have to worry about that. Some tips that were offered were suggestions such as parents giving their children age-appropriate responsibilities and explaining to them the reasons for rules.


Volunteers from all over the country are coming together to build a house for Jason Smith, a 29-year-old war veteran who lost his legs, two knuckles, and the use of most of his right hand, and his family. Jason and his family have been named recipients of the Chattanooga based non-profit, Steps 2 Hope. The build is going through May 8 and any volunteers as well as skilled labor volunteers can help. The shifts are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3-11 p.m. You can register to volunteer, sponsor or donate at 



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today's Powerverse is Matthew 6:11-12 "Give us the food we need for each day. Forgive us for our sins, just as we have forgiven those who sinned against us." What if we would only be forgiven by God to the extent we forgive others?

If someone gave you the technology to monitor your teen's driving would you do it? The new Chevrolet Malibu gives parents a way to spy on their teen drivers. The car allows parents to know how fast their teen is driving, how far they dirve, and number of times active safety features were engaged. The teen driver feature is linked to a specific set of keys and can be turned on and off with a PIN. 

Sickness aside, when is it alright for you to allow your kids to miss school? I recently saw a letter from a school administrator (not local) who denied a parents request to excuse absences for the their child who had missed a few days on a family trip to Boston where many educational experiences were encountered




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Today's Powerverse is James 4:8 "Come near to God, and God will come near to you." I'm reminded of the old couple riding in the truck....they pulled up to a red light and the wife noticed a couple all over each other in the car next to them-Kissing, hugging, running their fingers through each others hair. The old lady looked over to her husband behind the steering wheel and said, "We used to be like that.....what happened?" The old man looked over at the couple, looked at his wife-sitting all the way on the other side of the truck, looked back at the red light and said...."Who moved?"

Students at Lee University have been gathering every Wednesday to watch and suppord Lee alum Clark Beckham on American Idol. Last week 75 students were on hand but about 60-150 have been coming in to support Clark. Continue supporting and voting for Clark so we can see him make it all the way. 

There has been a growth in retailers coming to Fort Oglethorpe. This means more jobs will be coming to the area. 




Monday, April 27, 2015

Today's Powerverse reminds us that God created us by His hands-and remember-He doesn't make junk! "You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother's body." Psalm 139:13

Allen Casey's rundown barge will be removed from the Chattanooga waterfront in the near future. Ther is not a set day for the barge to move, but it is being worked on. In an earlier case, a plan was mentioned mentioned to float th e barge to Mobile Bay. The barge was originally meant to be a floating restaurant, but nothing was ever made of it. 

Jobs are retuening to Dalton after a recession that lead to a 14 percent unemployment high. Now there is a new problem of there not being enough people to fill all of the job openings. Even across the state line into Tennessee, there is a large amount of jobs coming available. 




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today’s PowerVerse is Luke 23:43, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Some colleges are now offering degrees in fermentation science. Yes, students can study the art of beer making right on their campus. However, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is the only college that makes its own beer and sells it on campus. At the University of California, Davis, there is an annual competition for the school’s best brewmaster and students at this school have been brewing beer on their campus since 1959. With the growing interest in craft beers, college brewing is growing more popular.

Georgians are now allowed to graduate retroactively now that the state of Georgia has done away with its Georgia High School Graduation Test as a graduation requirement. Anyone who didn’t pass the GHSGT can now retroactively receive their high school diploma which is an estimated 8,000 people statewide.


With summer camp season coming up, you may have children that will be going for the first time or maybe you have children who get so homesick that they can’t enjoy their time at camp. Psychologists’ studies have shown that being away from home for an extended period of time helps develop independence and confidence in children. It also makes things like going away to college much easier for them in the long run. Parents of children who struggle with being homesick should respond in a positive way and encourage them to have fun.




Friday, April 24, 2015

Today’s Power Verse comes from Psalm 32:1 and says, “Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.” Boy have I needed that verse in my life countless times!

In addition to the 2,000 new jobs Volkswagen plans to hire here at the Chattanooga plant, one of their major suppliers, Schnellecke Logistics USA, is hiring up to 300 more employees by the end of next year. Want a headstart at securing one of those jobs? Email Matt Lea at

Today is “I Believe” Friday. Tell us what you believe. Check out the J103 Facebook page



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Today’s Power Verse is John 15:15, “I no longer call you servants…but I call you friends.”  Wow! The Creator of the Universe, the Son of God, calls you…friend!

Here’s a question for you to ponder, what do you wish your spouse knew?

Another question to think about is, when has your child been most like you/your spouse? Let us know on the J103 Facebook page!




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Power Verse for today is 1 John 3:2,”We know that when Christ comes, we will be like him, because we will see him as he really is.”

This year’s strawberry crop will be a bit delayed due to the amount of rainfall that the region has been receiving over the past few weeks. Once the sunshine and warmth is consistent, the strawberries will be ready for picking.


Mammograms are now advisable starting at age 50, every two years. While women can still get them in their 40s, it would be more beneficial for women ages 50 to 74, according to Dr. Michael LeFevre. Getting a mammogram in your 40s, as a woman, could be helpful but it also can lead to more false alarms and overdiagnoses.





Monday, April 20, 2015


Today’s Power Verse is found in Psalm 40:8, “My God, I want to do what you want. Your teachings are in my heart.”  What sets your soul on fire for Him?


Today’s Monday morning Chuckle Video


The weather is clearing up and getting nicer which means more things to do. What’s the next BIG thing you so excited about?


Also with this change of weather, it’s that time of year for constant yard control. So here’s the question, push lawn mower or riding mower?



Apil 8, 2015

 Today's Powerverse is Ephesians 6:10 "Be strong in the Lord and in his great power."


Tax return dedline in one week. For those who have already gotten tax returns, have you done anything exciting? 

TCAPS are coming-- April 28-May 4

CRCT--April 21-24


Here are some tips on how to prepare for test-taking: 

1. Get plenty of rest

2. Eat a healthy breakfast

3. Relax

4. Think before you answer

5. Try hard and do your best

6. Don't rush to finish 

7. Listen carefully and follow directions

8. Be on time for school

Don't forget, Jfest tickets can be purchased at Fazoli's and Sweet Frog. 




April 7, 2015

Today's Powerverse is Luke 10:19 "I have given you power...that is greater than the enemy has." How have you experienced Christ's protection lately?

With summer break almost here, teachers know it gets more difficult to keep students attention between now and summer break. How can parents help keep kids motivated to learn? 


Ever think about the most expensive mistake you've made at work...and survived? 'Price is Right' model accidently revealed the price of a new car to the contestant even though the contestant still had two more chances to guess. The mode, Manuela Arbelaez was not fired nor did she have the $21,960 price deducted from her paycheck.




April 6, 2015

Today's Powerverse is John 17:13 "I pray these things while I am still in the world so that these followers can have all of my joy in them." Wow! To think that as Jesus was headed to the cross-He was thinking about you and me!

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle with Christian Comedian Keri Pomaroll

Check out a list of these things that middle class can't afford anymore: 

1. Vacations

2. New Vehicles

3. To Pay Off Debt

4. At least 6 months of emergency savings

5. Retirement Savings

6. Medical Care 

7. Dental Work




April 3, 2015

Today's Powerverse reminds us of what, or should I say "who" was on Jesus' mind when he started his march to Calvary....."You!" "Then Jesus went about a stone's throw away from them, He kneeled down and prayed." Luke 22:41


HAPPY GOOD FIRDAY! We hope you have a great Easter weekend.




April 2, 2015

Today's Powerverse is John 1:29 "John said, "Look the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" Christ knew that the pain and difficulties were part of his life plan, yet he marched toward them with determination. (Max Lucado) I hope this encourages you today.


Do you know anyone with anxiety? Someone who's mind is always racing and always worried about the future. Decisions are really difficult for these people and they often get frustrated when having to make decisions. If you know someone like this, you may not know how to help them. I posted on our Facebook wall this morning asking what is the best way to assist these people with anxiety. Maybe other people's comments will help you know how to better help your friends or loved ones. 


Lee University's Clark Beckham is having great success on American Idol this season. He attributes his success to God and the people that have taught him at Lee. Keep watching and supporting Clark so that he can possibly win the whole thing. 




April 1, 2015

Today’s Powerverse is another reminder of the power of Passion Week and what Jesus did for us. In Acts 2:23 it says, “They put him to death by nailing him to a cross. But this was God’s plan which he had made long ago.”


Just a little food for thought: How difficult is it to forgive someone who hurts someone in your family? How do you overcome it? Let us know on the J103 Facebook page.


Something else to think about as you make your morning commute, how predictable is your morning routine? And how well do you handle a curve ball or disruption to your morning routine. 





March 30, 2015

Today's Powerverse is from Philippians 2:8 "He humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death-death on a cross."


Today's Monday Morning Chuckle:

With Easter coming up Sunday-here is a bonus Monday Morning Chuckle from The Skit Guys:


What is your favorite Easter memory? Comment on the J103 Facebook page. We would love to hear some of your stories. 


April 4, 2015  at 11 a.m.,The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers will be hosting a Police prayer walk; meeting at the basketball/tennis courts of the Arondale Recreation Center. The route is just over a mile and is just a time to ask God to move through the community through prayer. 




March 27, 2015

Today's Powerverse is Psalm 37:5-"Depend on the Lord; trust him, and he will take care of you." If you were to make a list today of the the ways God cares for your needs each day-how long would it be? Any things that we are tempted to overlook?

The Lookouts will be hosting thier Fan Fest on March 28 form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This marks the first day of single game tickets sales. People that attend the Fan Fest will have the opportunity to secure their seats for any of the teams 70 home games. 

Winter guard teams are heading to Chattanooga this weekend on Saturday form 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the McKenzie Arena.  




March 26, 2015

Today's Powerverse is Matthew 8:3 "Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man and said, "I will. Be healed!" When was the last time you saw/experienced God working healing in your life?

Just in case you missed our Jfest Headliner For King and Country last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live-here is one of the songs they performed. 




March 25, 2015

Today's Powerverse is John 16:33 "In this world you will have tribulation, "Jesus promises, "but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."" What is the most recent trouble God has helped you overcome?


Today we are at the Business Expo at the Convention Center downtown to make sure to stop by. 




March 24, 2015

Today's Powerverse is Hebrews 10:10 "We are made holy through the sacrifice Christ made in his body once and for all time."

IKEA is apparently becoming a huge place for adutls to play hide and seek. It started in Belgium when a popular blogger organized the event. It was on her bucket list and has spread like wild fire. IKEA loves the idea, but they are afraid of harm that could come to their customers if too many people were in their store at once. 


Roper is looking at hiring 80 more workers for LaFayette Ga. They will be holding a job fair on Friday March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chattanooga County Civic Center. 




March 23, 2015

Today's Powerverse is Mark 14:33 and proves that Jesus knows and cares when we go through rough times. He did! "Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him, and he began to be very sad and troubled."


Today's Monday Morning Chuckle Jim Gaffigan shares about the Breakfast food from Heaven......BACON!


At times it can be extremely hard to keep your little ones occupied. Here are five simple ways to keep your toddler busy. 1. play dough 2. finger painting 3. gardening 4. baking parties and 5. reading. 



March 20, 2015

Today’s Powerverse can be found in Colossians 2:13-14, “God forgave all your sins. He cancelled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow.”

J103 would like to thank everyone who contributed to Share-a-thon this week. Thank you for helping us continue shining the light. We are also praying for our listeners.

Spring is finally here. Is it safe to say that your toes are out now? Hope you have your pedicures scheduled!


Looking to fix up your rental home in a affordable way. A recent article suggests replacing cabinet knobs, painting the cabinets and walls, adding vinyl flooring, replacing your old sink and replacing light fixtures. These simple things will make your home look better and you can take the items with you when you move.


March 13, 2015

Today’s Powerverse comes from Luke 12:31, “Seek God’s kingdom, and all the other things you need will be given to you.” Have you ever been thankful for an “unanswered prayer”?


It’s Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month. What is it about your Pastor’s wife that makes her wonderful?


We’re all familiar with Peeps, the marshmallow chick-shaped treats, that emerge in abundance the closer it gets to Easter. But did you know that there are now three milk flavors that are  “Peeps” infused. The flavors come in marshmallow, chocolate marshmallow, and Easter eggnog. There have been mixed reviews about it and maybe it’s a little bit too much for milk, but it doesn’t hurt to try!




March 12, 2015

Today’s Powerverse is from Romans 6:22, “Now you are free from sin and have become slaves of God. This brings you a life that is only for God, and this gives you life forever.”

A man in Georgia has been sentenced to 10 years of probation after spending part of a $30,000 check that was accidentally deposited into his bank account. The check was intended for another man with the same name. If the bank makes an error in your favor, do you report it or not?


The Tennessee Aquarium welcomed new guests this weekend: the American alligator. The next time you visit the aquarium you will be able to see 13 male American alligators in the new Alligator Bayou exhibit. Also there will be anew presentation station that will allow guests to come in close contact with other wetland creatures such as an owl and Virginia opossum. 





March 9, 2015

Today's Power verse is Matthew 6:10 "May your kingdom come and what you want be done, here on earth as it is in heaven." If, this week, we were to actually let God's will be done in our life-what would we have to do?


An elementary school in New York has decided that they will no longer be giving their students homework. Instead of homework, they want the children spend their free time playing and reading. Studies done by the school showed that sending elementary school kids home with homework is a waste of time and would not help them in their current and future learning situations. Several parents were upset about the change.


Ringling Bros will be getting rid of their elephant acts starting in 2018. The decision was made because many people became concerned with how the animals were being treated. Another reason the company is getting rid of the elephants is because several cities and countries have passed anti-circus and anti-elephant ordinances. They will continue having the elephants as part of their shows for another 3 years. Ringling Bros will be in Chattanooga March 19-22 at the UTC McKenzie Arena.


Chattanooga is planning to add a $20 million development to the Riverwalk. This will consist of 29 single-family homes and 20 three-story townhouses and a three-story mixed-use building.   


The company behind the Snuggie has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges brought against them. The FTC said that the company promised customers buy one get one free snuggies, but ended up charging a high processing and handling fee to make up for the "free" snuggie. 


Today's Monday Morning Chuckle-in honor of the world famous "Snuggie!"




March 6, 2015

Today's Power verse reminds us of the cost Jesus paid so we could have a relationship with our Heavenly Father: "Jesus was "not guilty, but he suffered for those who are guilty to bring you to God." 1 Peter 3:18


Update on "Tanja's Law": Originally, it would make killing a police dog the same as murdering a human. It has been scaled back a bit. The Bill as it is being voted on now: depending on if it was intentional or not, penalty of intentinoally causing physical harm to a law enforcement animal or killing the animal is punishable from 12 months-five years and a fine of $5,000-$20,000


Major League Bseball introduces a new way for the game to "speed up". This will make the game more appealing to viewers at home and will hopefully generate more fans. Batters must keep one foot in the batters box at all time and there is a new clock that gives pitchers only a certain amount of time to warm up. 


The U.S. is running out of room to store cheap oil. The extra crude is flowing into storage tanks in Oklahoma. Oil could fall all the way to $20 a barrel instead of $50. The national average of gas is $2.44 currently, which is $1.02 cheaper than last year. If this keeps up, the price of crude and gas would be sent plummeting.  




March 5, 2015

Today's Power verse is Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest." What do you think the following statement means: "If Jesus is one of many options, he is no option?"


Please join us at J103 in praying for Mark of Casting Crowns as they will remove one of his kidneys next Wednesday which they're 90% sure is cancerous. For more updates, follow Casting Crowns on Facebook or Mark Hall on twitter here:


A Bradley County woman died Wednesday after trying to save her pets in a fire. 88-year-old Anna Matthews was cooking in her apartment when a fire began to break out. She was able to escape, but returned inside to try to save her pets. She was found and taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator and taken off of it on Sunday. She died on Wednesday morning. 


Peyton Manning signed a contract to return to the Denver Brancos fot his 18th season in the NFL. He went back, but agreed on a $4 million pay cut, taking his salary from $19 million to $15 million. He will make up that pay cut through team incentives, so it wont be a big deal. 




March 4, 2015

Today's Power verse is Luke 22:27 "Who is more important: the one sitting at the table or the one serving? You think the one at the table is more important, but I am like a servant among you." Jesus knelt to wash away the filth of our life, what is our response to such love?


Barehanded baseball is coming to Chattanooga. Barehanded baseball is vintage baseball, like that played in 1864. Two old teams are coming back to life here in Chattanooga. Anyone can play and there are still a few spots left on the teams. If you are interested in playing visit 


Happy Birthday to J103. Exactly 20 years ago today J103 came to life as we know it. We are very thankful for our listeners and partners that have continued to support us over the years. We couldn't have made it this far without you. 




March 3, 2015


Today’s Power Verse is Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” How do we daily invite God to be the King of our lives?


Free Pancake Day at IHOP sounds great right? But did you know that for the past 10 years that IHOP has been doing this, they have also asked for donations for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals? And every year, people donate and that’s why the fundraiser has brought in $13 million for the Children’s Miracle Network. Last year, local IHOPS raise over $14,000. So not only can you enjoy free pancakes but you can enjoy them knowing that you’re helping children in need.



Today I had the opportunity to talk with Chris Tomlin. He shared about his most recent album, Love Ran Red; touring, his family, and his experience as a worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia.




March 2, 2015

Today's Power Verse is Matthew 5:16 "You should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven."

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle Michael Jr talks about finding humor in one of his first jobs.


Don't forget to call in in the mornings to try to win a milk and cookie break for your office. If you can tell my why you deserve a break, I will deliever Girl Scout Cookies and milk to your workplace. 




February 27, 2015

Today’s we have one of those Power Verses that our whole eternal life “hangs on”, Ephesians 2:5, “You have been saved by God’s grace.” God has given us new life in Christ! It didn’t cost us anything- it cost Him everything!

Here’s a question that I asked on the show today for you parents out there, have you ever had one of those days/weeks recently where you felt like you didn’t get ANYTHING done and yet, in reality, you accomplished “what really mattered”? What was it?


Start expecting new music this summer to be released on Fridays instead of Tuesdays.


This weekend I am going to wear a shirt that says “Life” and I’m going to stand on a corner downtown and hand out lemons! So look for me downtown this weekend!



February 26, 2015

Today's Power Verse is "The rich and poor are alike in that the Lord made them all." Proverbs 22:2

Chattanooga is in the top 20 coolest towns in the US. Coming in at number 12. Why is Chattanooga so cool? Chattanooga is a place for many outdoor activities. The article talks about all the cliffs, creeks, waterfalls, and year-round climbing and whitewater paddling. 




February 25, 2015

Today's Power Verse is John 1:46 "Nathaniel said to Philip, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" Philip answered. "Come and see." Who are the people you know who have been changed by God's touch?


How important is winning it all? Two TN girl's basketball teams have been disqualified from the state tournament because both teams tried to lose their match-up so they could have a better chance in the brackets. Each team even replaced their starters with players that had little to no playing experience. They tried to hard to lose that the refs even threatened to forfeit each team. 

The Chien Hong School of Kung Fu will celebrate Year of the Goat Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Creative Discovery Museum. The museum will open at 10 a.m. and starting at noon, guests can make fried rice, make paper lanterns, read books, and make paper lions. At 1 and 3 p.m. the Dance Troup will perform. There will also be a martial arts performance at 2 p.m. For more information call 423-756-2738 or visit

February 24, 2015


Today’s Power Verse comes from Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.”  I can’t remember the last time I sat down, was quiet and focused on God for longer than 20 minutes. How about you?


Winter Jam is swiftly approaching. Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the McKenzie Arena. $10 for 10 bands including Skillet, Jeremy Camp, and Family Force 5!


With the increase of snow in the Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia, the school systems have been closed. Sure, the kids are excited about that but the parents?- eh- not so much. It’s stressful trying to decide who is going to stay home with the kids or trying to find a babysitter. For single parent homes, it’s probably even more stressful. If you’re a parent, how have you been adjusting to the change in school schedule?


Be sure to check out JRadio Hits on your Android device on iPhone for artists like Family Force 5, Lecrae or Owl City!



February 23, 2015

Today's Power Verse is "Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it." Hebrews 11:1 How are you exercising faith right now?


Today's Monday Morning Chuckle-Tim Hawkins shares about how much he and his wife love movies.


Eddie Murphy was asked by SNL to do a sketch mocking Bill Cosby for the allegations brought against him. Murphy told SNL that he would not take part in that. "He will not kick a man when he is down." SNL then found someone to play the part and the sketch still went on. 


Who wants a Girl Scout cookie break for their work place tomorrow? Every morning we are giving away a Girl Scout cookeis and milk to the first caller to tell me why you deserve a cookie break. 




February 20, 2015

Today's Power Verse is John 9:31 "We all know that God does not listen to sinners, but he listens to anyone who worships and obeys him." Is God hearing you today?


Join us tonight as we celebrate 20 years of 'Shining the Light' at  The UTC Mckenzie Arena with the Rock & Worship Roadshow! Artists include: MercyMe, Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii, Group 1 Crew and more. We hope to see you there! You don't need any tickets in advance, just $10 at the gate. 




February 19, 2015

Today’s Power Verse comes from John 9:31- “ We all know that God does not listen to sinners, but he listens to anyone who worships and obeys him.” – Is God hearing you today?


The Delta Queen riverboat has been sold and will be set to sail to Louisiana in March, where it will be repaired and hopefully be returned back to American waterways by 2016. The riverboat was originally an overnight passenger vessel in 1927 that carried passengers between Sacramento, California and San Francisco. The Delta Queen has been in Chattanooga serving as a bar, restaurant and hotel since 2008 and has sparked many political debates. People wanted it moved to a different location and even the mayor wanted it “evicted” back in 2013. Now that Cornel Martin, a businessman from New Orleans has purchased the Delta Queen, $7 million will go towards preparing her to set sail.


Bacon lovers can enjoy bacon on a whole new level as local meat shops offer more varieties of bacon. Dipped Fresh, located in Coolidge Park offers chocolate and caramel dipped bacon. They also offer chocolate covered strawberries sprinkled with bacon, if you’re looking for something “healthy”. 




February 18, 2015

Today's Power Verse is Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds in the air. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them." How has God provided for you lately?

This morning I talked about things that my kids have gotten the opportunity to do that I never did. We all want the best for our kids because we love them. When I think about what my kids have gotten to do that I haven't, I get a bit jealous. I think about how my two oldest got the chance to live on campus when they went off to college. Think about what your kids have gotten to do that you might be a little envious. 

Congratulations to Coach Mark Mariakis on becoming the assistant coach job at CCS. He is among the most respected coaches in the area for his ability to build a football program. He build an amazing team at Ridgeland High School and will take his talent for coaching to CCS to help out on special teams and defense.  




February 17, 2015

Today's Power Verse is "I did this as an example so that you should do as I have done for you." John 13:15. What actions of Jesus would you currently most want to imitate?

This morning I talked about a story of how a dog in Iowa went missing form home and ended up outside of the hospital where his owner was recovering form surgery. The dog was able to sniff its way two miles away from home to find her owner. Think about your dog. Could your dog find it's way back home to you? 




February 16, 2015

Today's Power Verse is Matthew 5:3 "Those people who know they have great spiritual needs are happy because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them."


There are about 30 million Facebook pages that belong to users that have passed away. Sometimes people treat these pages as a memorial for their deceased loved ones. Before, loved ones could not access these pages, but Facebook has recently changed that. Facebook is now giving users the opportunity to pick someone who can manage their account after they die. What would you like to see happen to your Facebook page when you pass away?

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle features Jim Gaffigan talking about everyone's favorites doughnuts! 



February 13, 2015

Today's Power Verse: "Those who try to keep their lives will lose them. But those who give up their lives will save them." Luke 17:33. So, currently, are you “saving” or “losing” your life.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What is the most “off the wall” thing you have received or given for Valentine’s Day?


 Also on the show today I asked how you would encourage an engaged couple to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some good ideas included “recreating their first date or meeting”, “enjoying each others presence by shutting the world away” – meaning no electronics!- and “going to a concert or the movies”.

As we celebrate love, we also remember that we are taught to love one another as Christ loved us. A 15 year old young man was getting ready for his first job interview for Chick-Fil-A and was looking for clip-on ties. He was shopping at Target and was approached by an employee for help and he asked if they had any clip-on ties. The employee that was helping the young man said they did not have any but they had regular ties. The employee went to find someone that could teach this young man how to tie a tie. The Target team did more than teach him how to tie a tie, they also gave him tips on how to prepare for a job interview and how to properly shake hands. The young man went in for his interview at Chick-Fil-A and should hear back by the end of the week!


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