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WNZR’s Lifeline 2023 coming soon

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, is preparing for Lifeline 2023. This annual fundraising effort, March 29 – April 3, is an opportunity for listeners to pledge their support to WNZR.

This year’s goal is $65,000, and the theme is God Is In This Story, based on the song from Katy Nichole and Big Daddy Weave. The theme verse for Lifeline 2023 is Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. This verse echoes God’s promise that no matter where we are in our individual stories, He’s there.


“We know without a doubt that God has been in the story of WNZR since the beginning, and He influences our story each day when we trust in Him,” said Marcy Rinehart, WNZR Station Manager and co-host of The Morning Thing. “The lyrics remind us that in our highs and lows, He’s already gone before us.”


“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 every day. Your partnership is also an investment in our students to develop their communication skills and discover purpose in their lives.” 

God Is In This Story reminds me that even through the most difficult moments of our lives, God is there working it all together for our good,” said Judah Keith, a sophomore Communication and Media major from Howard, Ohio. “We can rest assured that even when we might feel alone in our battles, God is right there with us.”

God Is In This Story means that God has been there for me for every step of the way,” said Morgan Mills, a junior Communication and Media major from Granville, Ohio. “Through all the hardships and moments of doubt, the theme of my story has always been about God. With God, everything is possible. I am living proof.”

Lifeline 2023 appreciation gifts will be given for donations at designated levels. Everyone donating will receive a Lifeline 2023 refrigerator magnet. Donors giving $10 per month will receive an NIV Bible with a special WNZR stamp and the “The Promise of Forgiveness” Easter Devotional from Our Daily Bread. The official Lifeline 2023 T-shirt will be given for gifts of $25 per month. A WNZR Duffle Bag will be given for donations of $50 per month. 


Special challenges are scheduled during Lifeline 2023: 


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 30, from 4-6 p.m. In return for their pledges, donors will have the opportunity to receive gift cards to restaurants including Southside Diner, Papa John’s Pizza, and Wendy’s of Mount Vernon. 


Matching Challenge Day is Friday, March 31. 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 36 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 2023 or who would like more information, please visit, or call WNZR at 740-392-9090 during the March 29 to April 3 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 2,000 students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries.