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WNZR’s Lifeline 2022 coming soon

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (March 4, 2022) — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, is preparing for Lifeline 2022. This annual fundraising effort, March 23-28, is an opportunity for listeners to pledge their support to WNZR.

This year’s goal is $65,000, and the theme is You Keep Hope Alive, based on the song from Mandisa and Jon Reddick. The theme verse for Lifeline 2022 is Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” This verse expresses how WNZR wants to keep its ministry focused on living a life of hope.

“This theme has come to life for the WNZR staff as we have walked through two years with a pandemic,” said Marcy Rinehart, WNZR Station Manager and co-host of The Morning Thing. “At WNZR, we want to use the music we play and the programs that we air to build up families. As a group, we are also renewing our commitment to keep hope alive each day. We want to be a place of hope and encouragement, where listeners can find joy, peace, and direction for their lives.”

“We are so thankful for those that have supported WNZR throughout the years,” said Joe Rinehart, MVNU’s Director of Broadcasting and co-host of WNZR’s Afternoon Drive. “Your support helps us stay focused on what we’re all about — broadcasting an uplifting message that encourages listeners and families on a daily basis. I believe we are in the business of hope! Your partnership is also an investment in our students to develop their communication skills and discover purpose in their lives.”

You Keep Hope Alive to me means that the most glorious thing can happen if you never give up,” says Ben Alexander, junior Communication and Media Major from Marysville, Ohio. “God can change your life in an instant. That is what keeps me going and keeps me fighting all the battles I face every day.”

You Keep Hope Alive is about fixing our eyes on things above, even when we are discouraged by what we see in this world,” sophomore Mike Basko, Communication and Media Major from Lynchburg, Virginia, shared. “Even when things are crashing down around us, we have a peace that transcends all understanding and that allows us to keep our hope in Jesus. As a result, we can live our lives with confidence, because we know that we have hope stored up in Heaven.”

Lifeline 2022 appreciation gifts will be given for donations at designated levels. Everyone making a donation will receive a Lifeline 2022 refrigerator magnet. Donors giving $10 per month will receive a Lifeline 2022 Zippered Pouch and the “Peace to You” Easter Devotional from Our Daily Bread. The official Lifeline 2022 T-shirt will be given for gifts of $25 per month. A WNZR Fleece Jacket will be given for donations of $50 per month.

Special challenges are scheduled during Lifeline 2022:

The Lifeline Challenge encourages families to support WNZR’s ministry and asks for a monthly donation of $25 over the next 12 months.

The Lifeline Choice Challenge is Thursday, March 24, from 4-6 p.m. Donors will have the opportunity to receive gift cards in return for their pledges to restaurants including Southside Diner, Papa John’s Pizza and Wendy’s of Mount Vernon.

Matching Challenge Day is Friday, May 25. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., listeners will have a chance to have their pledge money doubled. 

More details on these challenges and events can be found on the station’s website, .

WNZR 90.9 FM is celebrating 35 years as Knox County’s hometown Christian radio station. WNZR broadcasts contemporary Christian music, family-oriented programs, sports, news and weather 24 hours a day. All who wish to support Lifeline 2022 or who would like more information, please visit , or call WNZR at 740-392-9090 during the May 23–28 fundraiser.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to more than 2,100 students from 42 states and nine foreign countries.