Wednesday, September 29, 2010

As Heard on Your Family Friendly Morning Show 9/29: Keeping the Little in Your Girl/Making Your Resume Shine

Today we spoke with "Secret Keeper Girl" series author, Dannah Gresh.  She has a new book called "Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl" that addresses the many pressures that girls today face and how to protect your daughter.  For more information, visit Dannah's website:

Randy Wooden from The Wooden Group joined us today to talk about resume writing.  According to Randy, these are the 3 most important components of your resume:

1-Key Words - More and more, companies are using software to scan through resumes, looking for key words that match the posted job description for the position being filled.  Make sure your resume includes these words in the "Career Objectives" section of your resume.

2-Accomplishments - You must seperate yourself from other people with similar qualifications applying for the same postition .  Do this by listing your accomplishments at past jobs, quantifying whenever possible (ie- I increased sales in my department by 20%)

3-Overall Appearance - As with everything, first impressions are so important.  Make sure your resume is visually appealing, laid out well and makes good use of "white space".

For more infomation about the services offered at the Wooden Group or about their free Thursday seminars, you can call Randy at 793-8040 or visit the website:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

As Heard on Your Family Friendly Morning Show 9/28- How Much do You Know About Religion?/Chatting with Josh Wilson

Are You Smarter Than an Atheist? :)

According to a recent Pew Research study, "Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions.

On average, Americans correctly answer 16 of the 32 religious knowledge questions on the survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Atheists and agnostics average 20.9 correct answers. Jews and Mormons do about as well, averaging 20.5 and 20.3 correct answers, respectively. Protestants as a whole average 16 correct answers; Catholics as a whole, 14.7. Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons perform better than other groups on the survey even after controlling for differing levels of education."

Here is a link to the full article and a sample quiz so you can test and compare your knowledge:


Josh Wilson spent some time chatting with the Family Friendly Morning Show today about a variety of subjects, including his coffee drinking habits and his latest single, "I Refuse". For the latest Josh Wilson news, visit his website:

Monday, September 27, 2010

As Heard on Your Family Friendly Morning Show 9/27- Saving Money at the Fair/ Getting in Shape Before the Holidays

The Dixie Classic Fair begins this Friday and runs through Sunday, October 9.  Here are some ways to save BIG money and have a great time at the fair with your family.
  • Advance Tickets: Today through Thursday, you can purchase admission tickets and ride tickets in advance and save money.  Advance tickets are available to buy on-line, at the Joel Coliseum box office or at a variety of places around the triad, including all area Lowes Foods Stores.
  • All-You-Can-Ride Days:  Get Your Coupon at a participating Wendy’s and pay admission and $20.00 ($25.00 without coupon) to ride all the rides! Dates: Friday, Oct. 1st, Monday, Oct. 4th, Tuesday, Oct. 5th and Thursday, Oct. 7th
  • Early Bird Special: (Any gate) Weekdays only from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  $3 per person  (Regular admission is $8 ages 12+ and $4 for kids 6-11)
Other Special Promotions and Days:
  • Monday, October 4th: Forsyth Tech And School Day (Preschool – 5th Grade)-
    Preschool – 5th grade students free until 2:00; 1 chaperone per 6 students also admitted free. All Forsyth Tech students, faculty and staff admitted free with their Forsyth Tech college ID
  • Tuesday, October 5th: Senior Adult Day-
    Senior Adults 65 years and over admitted free with proper ID. Aides assisting seniors this day are also admitted free. Special Fun Time & Special Events for Senior Adults beginning at 10:00 am. **Senior Adults 65 years and over are admitted free all week with proper ID.
  • Wednesday, October 6th: Lowes Foods Day-
    Bring 5 cans or non-perishable boxes of food of Lowes Foods house brand and receive free admission. Sponsored by Lowes Foods and Crisis Control Ministry. ADMISSION INTO THE FAIR ALSO INCLUDES YOUR ENTRY INTO THE CONCERT WEDNESDAY EVENING WITH ADDISON ROAD, MATT MAHER AND TENTH AVENUE NORTH!
  • Wednesday, October 6th: Special Education Day-Free admission for persons with disabilities and their aides.
  • Saturday October 9th, Sunday October 10th: Winston-Salem Journal Family Fun Day Discounted rides for kids 7 and under! Sponsored by Winston-Salem Journal. Kids 7 and under can ride all Strates Shows Kiddieland rides for $8.00 (excluding pony rides), from opening until 5:00 pm.
In addition to taking advantage of the above special promotions, I've found a few other ways to save money when my family of 5 heads to the fair:
  • Talk about how much you are willing to spend ahead of time.  Let your kids know how much money you have budgeted for the fair and what that means as far as how many rides/games/food items you'll be able to buy. 
  • Give each child their own money to spend however they want to and once it's gone, it's gone.  This also gives a great lesson in budgeting.  If a child chooses to spend lots of money on a game or junk food and then doesn't have any money left to ride their favorite ride, they've learned an important principle in money management.
  • Eat before you go and plan on sharing the things you buy there. If you plan to eat dinner at the fair and enjoy extra goodies like elephant ears, ice cream and other deep-fried delecacies, you will spend A LOT of cash.  So,we usually stop at McDonalds on the way to the fair (a treat in iteslf) and hit the dollar menu.  Then, we get some fun food while we are at the fair, but we share it.  That way we all get to taste the treats we love without going broke!_____________________________________________________________
Allen Branch--Fitness One Update:

Fall is here!  The good news is that the weather is more conducive to outdoor workouts, however the days are getting shorter which means you have less time to get out the door and work out.  The other concern is that Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas Cookies are right around the corner.  How can you prevent gaining weight from the oncoming onslaught of calories?

-Get on a fitness schedule..put it on your calendar. 
-Watch your calorie intake very carefully.  Try the perfect 3-day meal plan offered by Fitness-One.  Text "FITNESSONE" to 313131 to recieve a free copy.
-Try the next 21-day bootcamp at Fitness One.  For more information, email Allen at

Thursday, September 23, 2010

As Heard on Your Family Friendly Morning Show 9/23-Autumn in the High Country

There is SO much to do in the NC Mountains, and fall is the perfect time for a High Country Getaway!  Get all the details about mountain adventures, leaf color forecasts and upcoming festivals by calling 1-800-438-7500 or visiting or

Monday, September 20, 2010

More "Rappin for Mac" Entries

We learned last week that WBFJ listeners are a creative bunch (not that there was ever a doubt in our minds).  We asked you to write a rap about winter or about your plans for "Tonight" for your chance to win passes to Winter Wonderslam with Toby Mac & Skillet.    We were able to send several winners to the show, but there were several more of you that sent in raps and we thought these rhymes deserved their moment in the spotlight as well!

Mia's Winter
a carolina winter's a blessing and a curse
we be wishing for snow but what we get is something worse.
it's a curious thing they like to call a wintry mix
but it's just sleet and ice with snow that never sticks.
our feet are cold, so we be jumping up and down
but no need for boots cuz ain't a flake on the ground.
when we do get snow we know the weekend's come
the kids get ready for half a week of fun.
if you wanna venture out, you had better think twice.
just chill for a while, heed the weather man's advice.

Markie Mark's Winter Rap
Alright… Alright…
Yo Vern! Drop me a beat!
(mmmm.. mmmm…)
Here we go … Here we go …
Woke up this morning with a chill in the air –
My son running around with some wild hair!
My daughter in the kitchen with a bowl full of cereal –
The Lord has truly blessed me, that’s 4-REAL!
My wife is getting ready, the kids go to pre-school –
I’m looking out the window, missing days at the pool!
Head to the car and drop the top back –
Click – WBFJ, Hey it’s Toby Mac!
Praise be to God for he has blessed me –
And to all who are listening, Jesus Christ is the key!
Praise be to God, Jesus Christ is the key!
Yes – Yes – Jesus Christ saved me!

It's Winter Time
by James
It’s winter time, It’s winter time
Turn off the A/C turn on the heat again
Shut out the cold, nice and warm within,
Getting out the fleece so good against the skin,
It’s winter time, it’s winter time,
The Santa Man will soon be on his way,
Eight reindeer and gifts on his sleigh,
Singing jingle Bells all the way,
long is the night, short is the day,
It’s winter time, it’s winter time,
People so nice, yippee yo ki-a
we wish you a merry Christmas
And Jesus is the Way.

Tina's Rap about Tonight
Going to pick the boys up after school
Hit the homework, it’s the rule
Making dinner for the man
I think we’re having chicken again!

Kathy's Rap
Hey you have you heard about Toby?
I heard that his show be
Lifting up Jesus, Lifting up God
Forget your worries, Just PRAISE the Lord!!!
Thanks to WBFJ,
We’ll be Jammin the night away

Kelly's Quilting Rap
I'm going down to Mo'ville
Going to see a pal
She wants to learn to make a quilt
I'm going to show her how
We got our scraps of fabric
In our machines we've got thread
We're going to make a blanket
To keep us warm in bed
Women working with their hands
Like Proverbs 31
Always giving glory
To the Father and His Son

Tabby's Rappin Crew
Winter is freezing
and we're not teasing.
When what's cold is your nose,
and you can't feel your toes.
There might be snow on the ground,
or it might be all around.
Don't let it make you frown,
Cause Toby's coming to town.
So at Winter Slam
We're really gonna jam!

Maggie-Mac's Winter Jam
You know I love it when it's WIN-tur!
Snows fallin' all pristine and Qui-et,
Watchin' the kids out in the yard's a Ri-ot,
They sleddin' down the driveway with their old to-boggans,
Climb to the top and then crash at the bottom,
I hear 'em laughin' brings a smile to my face,
Think back when I was younger and was in their place,
We liked to rock our beanies and our bright leg warmers,
Now I'm left inside I'm the official informer,
Schools out are you ready or not?
The kids are goin' crazy and the cocoa's hot!
It's quiet outside but in the house it's jumpin,
Turn up the music and the bass is bumpin,
Over in the corner sit and sip my tea,
I'm over here chillin' by the Nativity,
Set my mama gave me back when I was little,
Sippin' tea, head bangin, compin peanut brittle,
You see, I love it when it's WIN-tur!
You got evergreens, and packages, and spiral hams,
Santa Claus, Silent Night, and awesome jams,
But the reason for the season don't let Him be a stranger,
I'm talkin' bout my savior brought to me in a manger,
A scared kid sleepin in the hay,
Her baby just sleeps and her husband prays,
That they'll make it out alive and how could he know,
That the baby in his arms would make it so,
So yeah I like the cocoa...IT'S HOT IT'S HOT!!!
And yeah I like the snow...IT'S NOT IT'S NOT!!!
I love when school is cancelled...WOO-HOO WOO-HOO!!!
And trying to wait up for Santa...IT'S A HOOT A HOOT!!!
But the best thing 'bout the season-
It's the rhyme and it's the reason-
It's the reason that we have it-
And it's becomin' quite the habit-
It's the quiet it's the loud,
It's alone and it's the crowd,
Rockin' Christmas...rockin' winter...come on you know IT'S A WINNER!!!!!
I'm done! I'm out! Ho, ho...ho!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

As Heard on Your Family Friendly Morning Show 9/16/10--Winter Wonder Slam "Rappin for Mac"

Winter Wonder Slam is coming to the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday, December 9th at 7:00.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday; however, you can get your tickets right now during a special WBFJ listener pre-sale.  Go to  and enter "WBFJ" as your Promo Code.

Congratulations to Clark P. and Marie S., both from Winston-Salem.  They each won 2 spots on the dance floor at Winter Wonderslam by rapping about their plans for tonight.  Here are  the rhymes they busted on the Family Friendly Morning Show

Clark's Rap:
Gonna do my work
Gonna learn some big words
Like emulate, colossus and megalopolis
Gonna play some football
Gonna make an interception
Gonna juke, spin and
Get patted on the back
When we’re all screamin
Can I hear you say Touchdown?!
Wanna play my guitar
Gonna worship Jesus with songs
Like The Stand and Blessed Be The Name
I’m gonna go to bed
Get a good nights sleep
Gonna dream good dreams

Marie's Rap:
This my story about tonight

I’m gonna get off work and grab a bite
Play with my dog and have some fun
Watch America’s got talent to see who’s won
Getting in the Word cause the Words got me
See for yourself in Deuteronomy
What What What

Another chance to win tomorrow morning around 7:50!

Darren's "Shirt of Many Colors that His Mama Made for Him"

As Heard on Your Family Friendly Morning Show 9/15/10--Chris Sligh & Chris August in 'da House!

Chris Sligh and Chris August joined Your Family Friendly Morning Show today and we may never be the same.  (:  Serioulsy, it was SO much fun hanging out with the guys before Wednesday's mall concert.   By the way, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Chris August's debut album, "No Far Away". 

Chris Sligh also has a new album that just came out this week.  It's called, "The Anatomy of Broken" and, although I haven't heard it yet, I've heard through the grapevine that it's fantastic.

Pics of the guys in studio and the mall concert are coming soon.  Click here for the WBFJ scrapbook.


What does your car say about you?  A recent study done by UC Davis finds that the kind of car you drive may say a lot about your personality.  Want to know what you drive says about you?  Here'e the article from

Monday, September 13, 2010

As Heard on Your Family Friendly Morning Show 9/13/10-Save Our Sisters/Bowen's Heart/Weekend to Remember

It would be hard not to be impressed by 6 teenagers from Calvary Baptist Church who have decided to help children who are victimized by human trafficking and the sex slave industry.  Kristie, Morgan, Claire, Alaina and Brianna are High School Freshmen who have started a non-profit organization called "Save our Sisters".  Find out how you can partner with these girls and their important ministry here:


Please pray for Matt Hammitt (Sanctus Real), his wife Sarah and their newborn son, Bowen.  Bowen was born Thursday with a severe heart defect and is having his first heart surgery RIGHT NOW!  Mom and dad will not be able to hold him for several weeks after the surgery.  Stay updated here:

Congratulations to Lisa Miller from Winston-Salem!  She and her hubby will enjoy a "Weekend to Remember" presented by Family Life Today at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro, complements of WBFJ.  You can be a part of this special weekend for married couples, too.  For confrence & registration info, click here.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

As Heard on Your Family Friendly Morning Show: Drive Through Food Donations/

Governor's Weekend of Service September 10-12:

Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC will have a drive through food drive Friday, September 10 from 7am-7pm and Saturday, September 11 from 8am-5pm at its warehouse in Winston-Salem. We’re encouraging the community to bring their donations of non perishable food items to the food bank during those days.

Friday, September 10 7am-7pm
Saturday, September 11 8am-5pm

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
3655 Reed Street (off Hwy 109), Winston-Salem
Phone: 336.784.5770

Christie’s Hallmark will have food donation boxes in their stores across Northwest NC during the same weekend. All who donate food in Christie’s Hallmark stores will receive 20% off their entire purchase on the day of their donation.

Friday-Sunday, September 10-12

921 Eastchester Dr.
Oak Hollow Mall
High Point, NC 27262

804 Friendly Center Rd
Greensboro, NC 27408

930-A South Main St
Kernersville, NC 27284

212 Summit Square blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

408 S. Stratford RD
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

3320 Silas Creek Parkway
Hanes Mall
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

1911 E Broad St
Statesville, NC 28625

For more information about the Second Harvest Food Bank, visit:

Friday, September 03, 2010

Labor Day Vacation Work-Out

So, if you are one of "those people" who cannot bear the thought of a long weekend away from the gym, Allen Branch from Fitness One in Kernersville offers this quick and simple workout to sustain you through the long weekend:


While you're away...
Going to miss a workout over the labor day weekend? Try this for a quick fat-burner and a great workout. (Adjust for your level)

Cardio Interval
-Walk off 75 paces
-Sprint (your level) the distance...Take 3 deep breaths, Repeat x 10

Strength Interval VIDEO ATTACHED
Need a quick workout over the weekend and don't have equipment ready? Try this series of exercises and watch the video here!
Quick Strength Workout using Items from around your house!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

As Heard on the Family Friendly Morning Show 9/1/10: Funky Shoes/Glaen/Streaming Jars

Today's "Chick-Fil-A Nugget" question revealed that 6 out of 10 women base their first impression of other women on the shoes they are wearing, which led me to ask, "What in the world is up with these new open-toed boots"?   Here are a few exanples...


Today we talked to Fred Lybrand, author of Glaen (pronounced "glane") , a novella about friendships, dating, romance and marriage.  The book is a great way to start a conversation with your teen/young adult son or daughter about dating. 

Here's a link to the Glaen website:

Jars of Clay have a new album "Shelter" that will be released on October 5th.   You can listen to the whole album free for the next few days here: