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Monday, October 5, 2015


Pastor's Breakfast

J103 is hosting a Pastor's Breakfast to honor pastors, clergy, chaplains, and pastoral staff on October 22 at The Chattanoogan Hotel. This is a free event that will include breakfast, music, and a guest speaker. Spouses are also encouraged to attend. For more info and to RSVP please visit

Touchdown of the Week

The touchdown of the week went to Heritage High School's, Logan Pickett. Logan, who is the team manager, dressed out for the game Friday night against Cartersville and scored the final touchdown of the game. Picket, who is a senior with autism, was given the ball and ran the touchdown that touched the hearts of everyone watching. Both teams huddled up next to him after he scored to celebrate with him. What a great example of sportmanship at its finest, congratulations Logan!


Is it time to clean out your garage?

Does your garage need a makeover? We have some good news that may help with this project to declutter. Organizing your garage has gotten easier and hassle-free with new products available to assist. Storage pieces have become easier to handle and install, taking away some of your stress during this project. Companies like Chattanooga Closet, who offer makeovers from all shapes and sizes, are also here to help. 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Chattanooga Christian Chargers setting an example

Nearly every year on their bye week, the entire junior and senior classes of the Chattanooga Christian football team, take a retreat. This is a time for them to get away, pray, and challenge each other while growing in their faith. The bye week is an opportune time for them to recover from any bumps halfway through the season and experience community. Is it time for you to take a retreat and recharge to grow in your faith as well?


Monday, September 28, 2015


Sherrif refuses to remove "In God We Trust" from cars

Brian Duke, Henderson County Sheriff, received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation requesting him to remove our nation's motto, "In God We Trust" from government vehicles because it doesn't belong. Duke added the motto to nearly 20 cars last month and replied to the letter with a simple "no." 

Tips for a happy healthy life with your dog

Anyone with dogs knows just how much joy and love they can bring to owners and families, so why not keep them happy and give back all they give to us. 

Dogs love to play, try setting aside time each day for play sessions, which not only improves your bond but promotes a healthy lifestyle for them. Bring them along on family activities like the park or the beach. Check out an obedience class. This is a great way to teach your dog some new tricks and a way to discover some of their hidden talents. 

Give you dog a job. Keep them focused by giving them tasks like having them sit before giving them a treat or taking them outside. Don't forget to praise your dog. Dogs aim to please so praising them for a job well done after good behavior or obeying a command is a must.

And of course, find, "the spot," on their belly's that makes their legs go crazy.  

Mr. East Ridge goes to...

Doug Rosser has been among the 'chain gang' at East Ridge High School for over 46 years now. Rosser, who didn't even attend East Ridge High School has considered himslef a Pioneer since their first football game in 1959. The school's athletic director says that she's always thought of Doug as the ultimate Mr. East Ridge and that he would do anything for anybody at the school. But his time and service doesn't end at attending to the down-and-distance markers. Rosser has helped maintain and repair the athletic facilities at East Ridge during his time there as well, all while encouraging the kids to just do their best. Rosser has proven how dedicated he is to the school and its athletic program, working hard to shape the lives of young atheletes today.

Best of the Best

We would like to give another huge thanks to those who voted in the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of the Best. J103 won Chattanooga's favorite radio station for the FOURTH year in a row Friday night, and it was all thanks to our listeners here who support the ministry. JFest also was a finalist for Best Special Event and Best Local Event. Thank you for helping keep Christian music on the radio here in Chattanooga, and allowing us to be a part of your life. 


Congratulations to all of those who participated in the Ironman this past weekend. More than 2,500 athletes from all across the U.S. and 24 countries gathered to compete in the Ironman, which had the closest finsh in Ironman history. 


Monday, September 21, 2015


Church being built at Trade Center 

The first concrete was poured on August 28, starting the building process of the St. Nicholas National Shrine surrounding the memorial. Framework is now in place for the drum-shaped sanctuary that was once just an idea to replace the St. Nicholas Greek Orhodox Church that was demolished by the collapse of 2 World Trade Center. 

New Chattanooga Plant to bring over 500 jobs. 

Automotive supplier, Gestamp recently purchased the empty Brauch candy plant to move production for Volkswagen's new SUV. Gestamp plans to add to the Jersey Pike facility and add another stamping facility beside VW's assembly site. They still intend to add around 510 new employees to the Chattanooga locations over the next few years. 

How to talk to your kids about "new human species"?

Scientists in South Africa claim to have discovered a new member of the human family tree. This creature shows a mix of human-like and primitive characteristics, and is even said to have walked upright. 

How to respond when your kids ask about this?

Followers on our Facebook page believe that scientists can create anything such as this and sell it as fact. The Bible tell us that God created Adam and Eve, therefore everyone else comes from them. These scientists found bones, that show a resemblance of humans, not a new species. 



Friday, September 11, 2015


Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga is hosting its seventh annual "Camp Out" Saturday November 7 at 5p.m. It extends through Sunday Nov. 8 at 7 a.m. on UTC's Lupton Library in the parking garage.

Families and volunteers will be given a chance to experience what the homeless people in Chattanooga and all over the world go through by building their own cardboard box house while spending the night outside and eating food similar to that provided by our community soup kitchen. For more information please log on to or call 423-756-3891.


100 new jobs coming to Chattanooga

Unknown software development firm is hoping to find a Chattanooga office to create 100 jobs over the next three years, seeking Java developers. The prospective employer is said to be a medium sized IT and software development firm serving a wide range of businesses across the U.S. If interested please submit resume and cover letter to




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