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Tuesday, Nov 03, 2015

Jason Jamison Interview

Jerry interviewed Tenth Avenue North drummer Jason Jamison today. If you missed it you can listen to the interview on Jerry's website here.

Tenth Avenue North will be in concert on Friday 11/6 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. All the details are here.

Here's one of the band's latest videos:

Friday, Oct 30, 2015

Our Final Pastor Of The Day

Pastor Randy Robinson of Steadman Baptist Church in Tallapossa, nominated by Kelly Chandler

Here's some of what Kelly wrote about Pastor Robinson, “Our church family at Steadman is truly blessed to have Randy Robinson as our pastor. Randy is passionate about seeing souls saved and encourages us to step out of our comfort zone and let God work in our lives. His sense of humor and enthusiasm for God's word is a delight to all who know him. He is the type of person who would literally give away the shirt off his back. I once saw him take off his own necktie and give it to someone (my son) who admired it. That sweet gesture is just one example of his kind, generous nature. Randy, his wife Lori, and their twin daughters Hannah and Brenna each sacrifice so much for our church and the entire community as well.” 

Special thanks to Peachtree City Eye Center and Cohutta Springs Conference Center and Resort for making our Pastor Appreciation Month possible.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

Our Pastor For Today

Pastor Allen Robinson from Evangel Temple in Lanett, nominated by his daughter, Elizabeth Robinson.

Here's some of what Elizabeth wrote, “My dad was called to be a pastor 11 years ago. He packed up our family, and we moved all on faith in God. Since we have been here, both of my parents have worked 2 jobs each to support themselves financially. They started a ministry called "Next Generation" for the less fortunate kids in our area to be able to learn about God and be fed and shown true love. No matter the financial situation, my pastor and father has shown nothing but faith and love. I believe that is what a good pastor consists of.”

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

Tuesday October 27th

Today's Pastor- Randy Harris of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist, Ideal, GA

Nomination submitted by- Angela Hinton

Pastor Randy's story- Our Pastor is awesome!  Stands strongly on the Word of God and does not move.  Supports everyone he can.  He and his wife have taken in a child while mom got back on her feet.  Randy also gives his time.  No matter time of day you can always depend on Randy to be present.  Randy was the Lord and has a HUGE desire for the Word to be spread and lived.  Our family and church loves Randy and his mom, Connie.  Randy has had a lot on his plate this year, lost of his mother, father-in-law diagnosed with cancer, and so much more.  Randy desire a day of rest!

Monday, Oct 26, 2015

Monday's Pastor-

Earnest & Dr. Sandra Tyler of Lovingkindness Ministries, Columbus, nominated by Keia Medlock

Their story- Our pastors are founders of our ministry and was asked to start a sister church. They have not received salaries in the 13 years they have been there. They bought the church van with their personal income and started the church with children in the inner city who were unchurched. They picked them up themselves and helped them get ready. They also took them to places and paid for the meals. They also had to teach them the fundamentals like sitting up and listening during the service. These children are grown with babies and they still come to worship occasionally and those who have joined the United States Armed forces always visit when in town. They look to our pastors as spiritual parents in the real sense.
The pastors never had an appreciation program or service, nor do they have a pastor’s aid committee. When a member asked years ago, they expressed that they did not want the focus on them. They take the homeless and mentally ill that are housed next door to McDonald’s each Sunday after church (Those who wish to go). They have loaned the church van to members to go to work and back and assists with electricity payments. While many churches do this, our pastors minister a small group of needy people and although they say assistance has come from the church, most of us figure it really came from them pitching in. There have been a couple of times, after service, the pastors told the members to follow them. It would be realized later that the field trip was to the ATM as they passed out $20.00 to each one just to be a blessing. They deserve this getaway.

Friday, Oct 23, 2015

Friday's Pastor

Pastor Carolyn Moore of Faith Temple of Praise in Reverdale, nominated by Jerrica Buckle

Here's some of what Jerrica had to say about Pastor Moore, “Because of Pastor Moore I have had a roof over my head. I was going through a terrible separation from my husband and unable to even see my children. She brought me in her home, loved me, supported me, guided me, and prayed me through. I now have my family back. Every Monday she cooks for and feeds the homeless. Every Monday night, without fail she hits the streets of Atlanta to bring them food, clothes, and blankets. There is so much more to her than what I have said. She is a lovely woman of God and because of her I know the Holy Spirit lives in me.” 

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015

Pastor of the Day

Pastor Donald Shearin of Legacy Baptist Church in Dallas, nominated by Kimberly Henry

Here's some of what Kimberly had to say about Pastor Shearin, “As a staff member, I see Pastor Shearin in other areas than just the pulpit. I see him working on the 114 acres of property that God has blessed us with, building, working on our Upward Soccer field, coaching our children in Upward soccer and flag football and playing on our men's softball team. His demeanor and attitude are always Christ-like. He works hard, inside the church and out.” 

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Tuesday's Pastor of the Day

Pastor Jeff Hines from Sharpsburg Church of the Nazarene, nominated by Cynthia Livingston.

Here's some of what Cynthia had to say about Pastor Hines, "My pastor is such a caring shepherd for his church members. He works so hard to educate us on the life we should live in Christ. We are a small church and he has to handle many different duties which he does without complaint.  When my husband had a massive heart attack and was put on life support and subsequently passed away, while we were on vacation in Myrtle Beach, Jeff and his wife drove 8+ hours to provide comfort and support to me."

You can nominate your pastor here.

Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Monday's Pastor of the Day

Today's pastor is Pastor Gilbert Chavez from Bread of Life Church in Marietta, nominated by his daughter, Elizabeth Chavez.

Here's what Elizabeth wrote about her pastor and dad, 

"My pastor is my Dad. He began leading our church before I was even born. He's been doing this for so long, and I think it would be a great way for us as a church to express our gratitude toward him. Recently, he was diagnosed with cancer and underwent radiation therapy.

During this whole process, it seemed as though God strengthened him 100 times more than he was before. My Dad never stopped preaching and meeting with others and praying for them fervently regardless of his illness. On top of being a pastor, he is also has a construction business where he constantly does hard work. Even during his illness, God allowed him to have enough strength to go to work at his construction job.

God used this horrible illness and turned it into amazing encouraging sermons for my Dad to preach to our church. So many people have been encouraged by him, and it's easy for us to see now what God was doing when he allowed this trial to come to my Dad. Glory be to God he overcame the cancer and is now more than ever devoted to the church and his family.

I love my Dad, and I know he deserves some rest, so it would mean so much to us as a church, and me as a daughter to see him take some well deserved time off with his lovely wife (my mom) in this lovely place. Thanks so much for putting this together, this is a wonderful thing you guys are doing for all these hard working pastors. I pray they all feel encouraged by this month as many churches honor their wonderful pastors during Pastor Appreciation Month."

Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Friday's Pastor of the Day:

Pastor Keviin Williams of First Baptist Church Villa Rica, nominated by Leanna Morris.

Here's some of what Leanna had to say about Pastor Williams,

“Dr Kevin Williams has brought our church, community and schools together.  Our church and local high school have been all over the news around the world regarding our "mass" baptisms held on the VR High School football field.  Pastor Williams has truly brought our community together and made what the society portrayed as a bad thing into something amazing.  Our church home is quickly becoming the home to so many youth in our community and drawing all believers together in our surrounding counties.”  

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

Pastor of the Day

Today it's Pastor Jeremiah Hosford of Abundant Life in Jackson, nominated by Brett Lewis.

Here's some of what Brett had to say about Pastor Hosford:

“Pastor Jeremiah and his team and this amazing church have reached my heart in a way like no other and words are hard to express just how great this place is! I've been attending a few months now and my only regret is not finding this place a lot sooner! I know this is where I belong! I love this church and this Pastor and I never leave a single service in the same condition then when I arrived! “

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015

Our Latest Pastor Of The Day

Today it's Pastor Lee Sheppard of Mabel White Baptist Church in Macon, nominated by Kali Bogdan.

Here's what Kali had to say about Pastor Sheppard,

“Pastor Lee is a man of the Word of God.  He preaches it, and lives it.  His wife Gina had a stroke April 29, 2014 and our church and the whole community prayed and watched a miracle unfold in their lives.  Pastor Lee showed an unbelievable amount of faith and love and trust in God, and showed the community a true, unconditional love for his wife during such a difficult time.  He is an incredible example to men of what love and commitment looks like.”  

You can nominate your pastor here.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

Pastor of the Day

Today it's Pastor Brady West of Mt Pleasant Baptist Church in Carrollton, nominated by Renee Parker.

Here's what Renee had to say about Pastor West, "Brady is an awesome student minister! Guiding our youth to become disciples to many, building relationships with the Lakota,native Americans through mission trips to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Showing the love of Jesus by continually going "out of the box" to reach our local youth from serving hot chocolate at schools to giving out free drinks to students after school to serving water to our marching band after rehearsals. Honoring school teachers/staff with lunches. And the list goes on! Brady teaches the gospel in a 'real' way to a 'real' world."

Monday, Oct 12, 2015

Today's Winning Pastor


Pastor Alex Montgomery of Grace Covenant Worship Cener in Hogansville, nominated by Robert Scholtes.

Here's some of what Robert wrote about Pastor Montgomery, " I now have weekly meetings one on one with Pastor Alex where he has been not only working with my wife and myself but also has taken the time from his schedule for us to meet one on one. He does this not because I give lots of money to our small church or he thinks I'm the greatest guy but because the Spirit has moved him to believe even though I have sinned I am a saint that Christ has called by name."

Friday, Oct 09, 2015

Friday Pastor Of The Day

Pastor Greg White of Summit Church in Newnan, nominated by Sue Thompson

Here's some of what Sue had to say about Pastor White:

“Greg and his wife Melissa are two of the most selfless, contagiously Christian, humble, servants I have ever met! Both working other full time jobs while our church plant here in Newnan continues to grow. In the 1.5 years we have been in existence, 100 people have given their lives to Christ! Greg and Melissa are in the thick of it, each week  here at the crack of dawn setting up church that needs to all go back into boxes at the end of each service. I know they live on a very small budget and would love to refresh their relationship and souls with this time away! “

Thursday, Oct 08, 2015

Our Pastor of the Day is:

Dwayne Perdue of Mountville Baptist Church in LaGrange. 

Pastor Perdue was nominated by Whitney Green. Here's some of what Whitney had to say about Pastor Dwayne.

"Dwayne quit his full-time job in January and took a major pay-cut to devote 100% of his time to the church and its members, making sure that he can be wherever, whenever someone needs an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Mountville is a small, unincorporated community but Dwayne and Danna (Dwayne’s wife) never let our size hinder the big plans they have for spreading the Good News and growing any way we can. I would love to see them be able to win this and enjoy some time for themselves. They are always putting others' needs before their own and deserve to just get away, if even for only one day, and be able to de-stress and unwind. They work as a team devoting their time, money, and love to anyone in need all while urging others to do the same. To be able to treat them with a day of rest would be amazing and just a small bit of what they deserve."

Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015

Pastor of the Day

Today's winning pastor is Randy Wood of Liberty Baptist Church in Fayetteville, nominated by Magalys Ramsey.

Here's some of what Magalys had to say about Pastor Randy in her nomination:

"He inspires me every week to love Jesus more, to witness to the lost; also, he increases my understanding of the Bible. I am from Panama, came to USA 5 years ago, and Pastor Randy welcomed me in his church, like a family. He and the church members have given me the family I was missing, the friends I was missing, and you know what, I will be honest, the LOVE I was missing. And you know what is also good about him, his good sense of humor, man he can be funny. What else can I say (with my bad English, because Spanish is my native language), what else to express how much he means to me and to all of our congregation. As a foreigner, in a new land, I can say that Randy has been a wonderful influence in my new life in USA. "

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015

Today's Pastor of the Day:


Pastor Brad L. Horton of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Temple. Nominated by Madison Horton, his daughter. Here's some of what Madison had to say about her pastor and dad.

“My dad is the pastor at Mt. Carmel Baptist church in Temple. The past 2 years he has had extreme medical problems. They diagnosed him with CIDP and the feeling in his feet has started to go away, his feet are completely numb (he is a UPS driver, so this is making his job very difficult).  About 3 weeks ago he went to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore where they diagnosed him with POEMS syndrome, a very rare disease that would have eventually killed him if they would not had caught it in time. He will more than likely have to go through Chemo Therapy for 4-6 months and then have a stem cell transplant. My dad has continued to preach and serve his church through all of this. I would love for him to be able to win this to have a get away before he starts all of his treatments. Thank you so much for the consideration!”

Monday, Oct 05, 2015

October Is Pastor Appreciation Month


Thanks to Peachtree City Eye Center and Cohutta Springs Conference Center and Resort, each weekday in October, beginning Monday October 5, we'll announce a Pastor of the Day, chosen from your nominations. You can nominate your pastor here. Each winning pastor will receive a two-night stay at Cohutta Springs Conference Center and Resort.

Today's winning pastor is Mark Swift of Calvary Chapel in Columbus, nominated by Margalena Remington. Here's some of what Margalena had to say about Pastor Swift:

"Mark is a dedicated father, husband, Pastor and friend. He gives up his personal time to counsel others, to answer calls in middle of the night, to go to hospital and so many other things. He shows so much patience, love and kindness with everyone. And raises his five kids with his wife. There so many more things I could say I could go on and on and on. I know when the Lord looks down here his happy with what Mark does."

Listen each weekday this month at about 12:50 PM for Jerry to announce our daily winner.


Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Crazy Faith


I had John Waller on the show today. His latest song, Crazy Faith, is featured in the new movie War Room, which opens on Friday 08/28. Be watching for a movie-clip version of the Crazy Faith video soon. Meantime, here's the official video version of Crazy Faith. 

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

The Great Cawfee Taste Test


The Cawfee Tawk Crew is putting their money where their mouths are, sort of. It's the Great Cawfee Taste Test, pitting 3 different brands against each other in a blind taste test. You may be surprised at the results.

Monday, Aug 03, 2015

Cawfee Art

It's the latest episode of Cawfee Tawk. Watch for our Cawfee Art to be available for sale soon.

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015



The video version of Storyteller by Morgan Harper Nichols with a little help from her sister, Jamie Grace.

Friday, Jul 17, 2015


This is the official video of what is my current favorite song The JOY FM, Flawless from MercyMe.

Friday, Jul 17, 2015

Announcing Christmas In July:

Beginning Monday 7/20 Jerry will feature a "Christmas Song of the Day" every weekday between 10 AM - 3 PM. That's your cue to call in and win a JOY FM Christmas Music Prize Pak. And if you have The JOY FM smart phone app you'll get bonus chances to win. And listen all weekend, beginning just after 7 PM on Friday 7/24 for our Christmas in July Weekend. All the details are right here.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015

Cawfee Tawk (Coffee Talk): Blue Mountain Coffee

Rob Langer recently returned from a mission trip to Jamaica, and he brought back some 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. We had to shoot another episode of Cawfee Tawk featuring this wonderful brew!

Friday, May 29, 2015

It's MLB Jersey Day

Today you're supposed an official Major League Baseball team jersey. Rob Langer and Jerry were only too happy to comply. Benji Shepherd on the other hand...let's just say that Benji is something of a non-conformist.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kawfee Tawk


It's the critically acclaimed web series Kawfee Tawk (Coffee Talk), starring Rob Langer, Benji Shepherd and Jerry Williams!

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

The Last Haiku (at least for April 2015)

Today marks the end of Poetry Month and of our one-per-weekday original Haiku marathon. Here's the last one. At least for April. Jerry is, after all, a Haiku master, so chances are pretty good he'll have more Haiku eventually.

When We're Done

Wehne we're don living
Once this life of ours we've quit
We will meet again

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015

Pushing On

It's the next-to-the-last Haiku of Poetry Month, and it's about a never ending pursuit.

Pushing On

Push on, push on, push
Never stop pursuing truth
Share it once it's found

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

Proverbs 17:6

When a particular scripture reference enunciates a specific truth that you've experienced, that makes it even more divine. And that brings us to today's Haiku.

Proverbs 17:6

My grandchildren are
The joy of my life, my crown
They give me such joy 


Monday, Apr 27, 2015


Today's Haiku deals with those bittersweet memories of days gone by.


Thinking back on days
I was younger, so sweet those
Days that once were mine 

Friday, Apr 24, 2015

Blessing #17, a Haiku

Today's Haiku is pretty self explanatory.

Blessing #17

Coffee, black and hot
Not as great as love or grace
But it's way up there

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

Jerry Invents New Musical Genre

While composing today's Haiku Jerry inadvertently invented a new musical genre!

Skip Hop

Scooby Dooby, yo
I think I just invented
A new music style

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Curmudgeon: A Haiku

This one is especially close to Jerry's heart.


Some old guy with a
Bone to pick, complaining now
OK, so that's me

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Eternity, the Haiku

Today's Haiku deals with the eternal.


For eternity
No tears, no pain in Heaven
Hope you'll join me there

Monday, Apr 20, 2015

Communication: A Haiku

Here's today's Haiku


Go ahead and spill your guts
Share darkest secrets

Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Happy Haiku Day

It's the high point of Poetry Month! Haiku Day is today. So here's today's Haiku (we're presenting a new Haiku each weekday during Poetry Month).

Writer's Block

When inspiration
Just won't come and deadlines loom
Write any old thing 

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

A Haiku For Thursday

Thursdays get no respect. They just don't seem to have their own feeling, certainly nothing like Mondays or Fridays. Today's Haiku is an ode to the least appreciated day of the week.

Poor Thursday

Monda's kind of blah
Wednesday half way, Friday rocks
Thursday has no vibe

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

And Now, Today's Haiku

Every weekday in April, Poetry Month, it's a new, original Haiku!

No Spring In Atlanta

Winter was too long
Spring seemed to last but a week
Summer temps are here 


Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015

A Tuesday Haiku

Even though Jerry is off today he's written another Haiku. He's doing a new one each weekday in April, Poetry Month. Here's today's:


More than happiness
Peace beyond u nderstanding
Joy is that and more 

Monday, Apr 13, 2015

The Haiku Must Go On

Rob Langer is filling in for Jerry today and tomorrow, but Jerry has still managed to submit a new Haiku for today. Here it is:

Days Off

Start of a new week
Taking Monday and Tuesday
Strange days to take off

Friday, Apr 10, 2015

Hurray For Friday

The weekend is almost here! And to celebrate, Jerry has a special Haiku:

Hurray For Friday

Hurray for Friday
Last workday of the long week
Weeknd goes too fast 

Thursday, Apr 09, 2015

Time, a Haiku

April is poetry month, and every weekday in April Jerry presents a new, original Haiku. Today's entry may be an indictment of our modern, hurry-up-gotta-have-it-right-now society. Or it may simply be the first thing to pop into Jerry's head.

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015

The April 8th Haiku

Every weekday in April, Poetry Month, Jerry presents a new, original Haiku. Here's today's offering:

Why Haiku
When inspiration
Strikes, but you don't have much time
Bang out a Haiku

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015

Haiku for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It's Poetry Month and every day Jerry presents a new Haiku to celebrate (well, at least every weekday).

Here's today's Haiku:

Sweet Haiku

Oh my sweet Haiku
Simple three line structure but
Harder than it looks


Monday, Apr 06, 2015

Today's Haiku

Jerry believes there are only two seasons, Christmas and baseball. Guess which one starts today? And guess which one is the subject of today's Haiku? Here's a hint, it's not Christmas.

Baseball Opening Day
Open for busiiness
All baseball teams play today
Sweet sound of "Play Ball"

Thursday, Apr 02, 2015

Today's Haiku

Day 2 of Poetry Month and here's another Haiku.

Periscope App
Periscope is here
New video streaming app
I Haiku on it

For more information on Periscope, visit Jerry's Twitter page. Here's the video version of today's Haiku.


Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

A Haiku A Day For Poetry Month


April is poetry month. To celebrate, Jerry will be composing and reciting a new Haiku every weekday during April. At least that's the goal. We'll post the text of each Haiku and the video of Jerry reciting here every day. I know, how much better could it get?

Here's today's Haiku:

Poetry Month Goal
This is ambitious
A Haiku each April day
It's raining Haiku 

Monday, Mar 30, 2015

Getting There Is Half The Fun

Jerry, Rob Langer and Benji Shepherd made the trip to Sarasota, FL last week for Friend Raiser, and, of course, they documented the trip.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015

The quest for the perfect cup of coffee continues

Back in January, Rob Langer introduced us to what we've dubbed "Rob's Butter Java," coffee with a tablespoon of butter instead of cream. But not just any butter, this has to be butter from grass-fed cows.

Then last week Rob came back with another ingredient, organic coconut oil. This recipe is called "Langer Latte."


How many more coffee recipes can we come up with? Well, how about coffee with butter from coconut-fed cows? Not sure how easy it'll be to find that ingredient, but we'll keep experimenting.

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015

Jerry Williams: Haiku Master


One man's snack is Jerry's inspiration for Haiku!

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Social Media Milestones Within Reach

Granted, this may fall into the "shameless self promotion" category, but here goes. I'm within sight of a couple of milestones on social media. OK, these are not huge milestones when compared to other JOY FM staffers, but it is what it is. 

On Twitter (which I haven't been very prolific on lately) I'm at almost at 200 followers.

You can help by "following" me on Twitter. Just click here.

I'm doing a little better on Facebook, where I'm closing in on 400 "likes."

You can help by "liking" my Facebook page here.

THANKS! I thinkk you'll enjoy the information and fun stuff I share through social media.

Friday, Jan 09, 2015

Remembering Andrae Crouch

Andrae Crouch went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 8, 2015. He was 72. He leaves behind an amazing legacy of service and musical innovation. Jerry shares some personal memories of Andrae on his blog.

Here's a video of one of Andrae's best known and most loved songs, with an all-star choir of Christian music greats, My Tribute (To God Be The Glory)

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014



Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

My Favorite New Christmas Song of 2014

It's hometown girl Jamie Grace's "Born Tonight." Here's the official lyric video:

Friday, Dec 12, 2014

Friday Funny: Jeff Allen and Buy My Own Clothes


If you have kids, of any age, then I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this week's Friday Funny. For more Friday Funnies, check out my blog.


Monday, Dec 08, 2014

Videos To Make You Smile


I found three videos today worth sharing, each one ought to make you smile and might even make you forget for a minute or two that it's a Monday.



Monday, Nov 17, 2014

T-Shirst For Turkeys Photo Album

Thanks for the wonderful response to our annual T-Shirts For Turkeys! If you turned out at one of our stops we may have gotten your picture. There are quite a few on our JOY FM Atlanta Facebook page here.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014

Friday Funnies


One week from tonight Mark Lowry brings his Music & Madness tour to Jonesboro (details and ticket info here). So we're featuring another of Mark's comedy bits. 




Friday, Nov 07, 2014

Friday Funnies & Third Day Sneak Peek

Mark Lowry is brining his Music & Madness tour to First Baptist Jonesboro two weeks from today, Friday 11/21. More details on the show, which also features The Marins and Jason Crabb, are here. Jerry shares a little about his experiences with Mark on his blog here. We'll feature Mark on the air on our Friday Funnies through 11/21.


Here's today's bit, Denominations


Third Day has a new worship project, Lead Us Back, due out on March 3, 2015. Today they released a lyric video of the song Our Deliverer

Thursday, Nov 06, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Charlie Brown

Yes, that says Charlie Brown, as in the round-headed star of the Peanuts comic strip, movies and TV specials. Today we go back to 1965 and the first Peanuts special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. See we managed to once again sneak a Christmas song in under the guise of Throwback Thursday?

You can learn more about that Christmas favorite on Jerry's blog, like how executives at CBS thought the show would only air one time (this year will mark the 50th prime time broadcast of the special).

Here's the video version of Christmas Time Is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio which opened the show.


Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Friday Funnies & Jerry's Office Wonderland


This week's Friday Funny comes from Henry Cho. You can learn more about Henry on Jerry's blog.

Here's the bit we featured on the air today, "Public Engagement."

And the 2014 Christmas season began on Thursday, the day after the World Series ended. Rob Langer and his wife Nancy helped Jerry celebrate. Details on Jerry's blog.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Friday Funnies

This week we feature a bit from Thor Ramsey. Thor manages to tie most of his comedy routines back to a spiritual message, and this bit, "Hurry Up," is no exception. The video is below. We're not real sure what kind of fashion statement Thor was trying to make on this video, but it kind of looks like it may have been, "Help me!"



Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Rich Mullins

Today we feature the late Rich Mullins. In his too short life, Rich wrote some of the best loved, most literate songs in Christian music. We feature Here In America, from the 1993 project A Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band.

Rich is perhaps best remembered for his songs Awesome God and Step By Step. For more information on Rich, check out Jerry's blog here.




Here's the video version of Here In America

Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Grammar Police

Jerry launched a new series on his blog (and You Tube channel) just in time for yesterday's Dictionary Day. It's Grammar Police. Episode 1 is below. (It sort of takes the place of this week's Friday Funny, since Jerry has the day off.)

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Steven Curtis Chapman

It may seem a little odd to be featuring an artist who is still actively recording and touring and experiencing substantial success as "throwback Thursday" artist. But Steven Curtis Chapman was around before many other artists who have already flamed out. His first project, First Hand, came out in 1987, 27 years ago! We didn't go back quite that far for the song we feature today, mainly because there weren't any video versions of those earlier works. So we present the video of the title track from the album The Great Adventure, which was released in 1992. 

Read more about Steven on Jerry's blog here.

Here's The Great Adventure video.

Thursday, Oct 09, 2014

Thursday Throw Back: Out Of The Grey


The husban/wife duo of Scott and Christine Dente, best known as Out Of The Grey, were Christian music's "It" couple of the 1990s.









Here's the video version of the song we featured on the air today. From the 1994 CD Diamond Days, this is All We Need.

Friday, Oct 03, 2014

Friday Funnies

 This week we feature Atlanta comedian Kenn Kington and his hilarious look at Hair Dryer Instructions (video is below). For more of the videos and topics Jerry shares on the air every day be sure to visit (and "like") his Facebook page and his blog.



Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Sandi Patty


Sandi Patty owned the 1980s. She won the Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for 11 consecutive years! From 1982 - 1992. She also won a Dove for Artist of the Year five times; 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988! In all, Sandi has won 23 Dove Awards. She's also won five Grammy Awards (and was nominated an additional seven times).

If "viral" had been a thing in 1986, then Sandi's version of The Star Spangled Banner, sung on the ABC-TV special Statue Of Liberty rededication, would have blown up Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and the rest of the web, but none of those outlets had been invented back then.

Sandi performed a number of chart-topping duets with singers like Larnelle Harris, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and others. Today we featured her duet with Wayne Watson, the title track from the 1990 project Another Time, Another Place. That project won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Gospel Album. 

Here's the video of Sandi and Wayne performing Another Time, Another Place on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.

Sandi will be performing at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta this Sunday, October 5. Details and ticket information on that concert are available here.

And in case you missed it, today is Name Your Car Day and Poetry Day. Jerry wrote a couple of Haikus that combine both observances. Read and listen to them on Jerry's blog.

Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Friday Funnies


Two weeks in a row Jerry has remembered to play a Friday Funny. He must going for some kind of a record here! This week's funny is especially for anyone who has, or has had, a mom! So we figure this funny is for you. It's from Christian comedian Tim Hawkins.




Here it is, Have You Eaten?

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Susan Ashton

She was all over Christian radio through most of the 1990s. Today we feature her 1996 hit You Move Me.

Read more about Susan on Jerry's blog.


Here's the video of You Move Me

Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Friday Funnies


We kicked off a new feature on the air today; "Friday Funnies." And if Jerry can remember, we'll try and make it a weekly feature (no promises on his memory though). It's little comedy snippets by some of the funniest Christians we know of.

We kick it off with Jeff Allen and his classic "Happy Wife, Happy Life." You can learn more about Jeff on his website.


Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

September Saturdays In Douglas County


Saturday 9/20 and Sat 9/27 it's the annual September Saturdays Festival. We talked with Douglas County Director of Communications and Community Relations, Wes Tallon on the show on Thu 9/11. We'll have Wes back on the air as we get closer to the festival.

Get all the details on September Saturdays here.

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Don't Miss Jerry's Blog

The feed for Jerry's blog is on the lower left hand side of this page. We've also included it here for the time being.

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: The Series

Yup, we have nearly enough videos of The JOY FM staffers taking and issuing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to sell the series to a cable TV network! Here are all we have (so far) in one convenient spot.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Part 3

If we can keep this going through a few more employees of The JOY FM we'll have enough videos to sell them as a series to a cable TV network! Here's the latest, Sherry Cooper reacts to Jerry nominating her to take the challenge.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Part 2

Rob Langer nominated Jerry to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Jerry accepted. Now Jerry has challenged three other employees of The JOY FM to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness of ALS. Those three are:

Dan Brodie

Benji Shepherd

Sherry Cooper

Here's the video of Jerry taking the challenge

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

All Pro Dad Live

Today we had special guest Mark Merrill from All Pro Dad. The Atlanta area is coming up Saturday. Details are here: http://www.allprodad.com/live

All Pro Dad is part of Family First, which also has programs designed for Moms. Find out more at iMOM.com.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Part 1

Bill Martin of The Morning Cruise took the challenge (along with Dave and Carmen) and then he challenged Rob Langer. Rob accepted and then he challenged Jerry Williams. Will Jerry accept? Keep watching this space.

Here's Jerry's initial reaction to being called out.

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Do Life Big

Brand new video from Jamie Grace!

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014

Throw Back Thursday With Kathy Troccoli

Kathy's voice is so unique, so powerful, that back in the early 1980s Christian record company executives didn't know quite what to make of it. Frankly, they were afraid of it. So Dan Harrell and Michael Blanton started a brand new record company, Reunion Records, especially for Kathy.

Jerry and Kathy on Long Island, NY in 1994.

Today we featured Kathy's biggest cross-over hit, Everything Changes. Read more about Kathy and see the video version of that song on Jerry's blog.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Georgia Tax Free Weekend: Friday & Saturday August 1-2


Items included in this tax-free weekend are clothing and shoes that cost $100 or less per item; computers, computer components and prewritten software that cost $1,000 or less per item; school supplies that cost $20 or less per item.

Get the complete list here.

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014

Register To Join Jerry At The JOY FM Luau!


We'll have loads of fun, special music and GREAT FOOD! Jerry and Sherry went to check out Turett's Luau and can't stop talking about the wonderful atmosphere and the GREAT FOOD! Register here.

The Lanai (or patio) where the luau
will take place
Yes, you can have a rickshaw ride.
No, Sherry won't be your driver.



We did mention the GREAT FOOD, right? The waterfall on the Lanai.


Monday, Jul 07, 2014

Mid Day Give Away This Week

Monday through Thursday (7/7 - 7/10) Jerry is giving away a pair of tickets each day to each of the three concerts at Atlanta Gospel Fest, that's 6 tickets each day! You'll get to see Natalie Grant, J Moss and Vickie Winans!

Friday, Jun 20, 2014

A Friday Free For All Video

We recently added a second web cam in The JOY FM Studio. Jerry was playing around with both of them during today's (Friday 06/20/14) Friday Free For All. Here's the result.

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014

Throw Back Thursday With Margaret Becker

Wtih four Dove Awards, 20+ #1 radio hits and four Grammy Award nominations, Margaret Becker was a major artist in the late 80s and through the 90s.

Margaret & Jerry, 1998 or 1999

Read more about Margaret on Jerry's blog, here.

From her 1995 CD, Grace, here's the video of the song we featured today, Deep Calling Deep.

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

Advice From Dad

Fathers Day is this Sunday! Share the best advice you ever received from your dad on Jerry's Face Book page here.

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014

Throw Back Thursday With Clay Crosse

Clay won the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year in 1995 on the strength of his debut project, My Place Is With You. The former FedEx driver who married his high school sweetheart would go on to have 9 #1 songs on the Christian music charts in the 90s.

Clay Crosse, Sheila Richards, Jerry Williams and Christ Wallace, 1999

But in 1998 Clay's world nearly fell apart. He was suffering from vocal problems and dealing with an addiction to pornography. With a rededication to his faith and marriage, Clay came out on the other side stronger than ever. He and his wife, Renee, now head up the family ministry Holy Homes and wrote a book about their struggles, I Surrender All: Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography. Find out more about Clay on Jerry's blog.

Here's the video of the song we featured on the air, Saving The World, from the 1997 CD Stained Glass.

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014

Prayer Time Update

We've added an additional prayer time during the Mid Day Show. We now have prayer time around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM every weekday. You can follow along with the Bible reference and area of prayer concern every day through Jerry's group on the You Version Bible app. Just click on the Bible icon at the left of this page, that will open the group's website. Then simply click on events and choose that day's prayer time.

This is how should appear on your smartphone:

Friday, May 30, 2014

A New Prayer Time Resource

Every weekday Jerry has prayer time at about 10:30 am. Now you can more easily join in and keep track of the Bible verses Jerry shares throught the "Live Event" feature of the You Version Bible app. Just click the Bible below (or on the right hand side of the page) to go the Mid Day Prayer Time website.

Rob Langer In Jamaica

Rob Langer is on a missions trip in Jamaica with some JOY FM listeners and RUSH Ministries.  You can see some photos and videos Rob posted on the JOY FM Face Book page here. He called in to give Jerry an update. Here's that entire phone call.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throw Back Thursday With Plus One

Plus One burst onto the Christian music scene in 2000 with their debut CD The Promise, which went gold and featured two #1 radio singles, Written On My Heart and God Is In This Place.

Jerry, Gabe, Nathan, Jeremy, Jason and Nate.

 The group split up in 2004, but recently three members, Gabe, Nathan and Jason, got back together and began to record a new project as Plus One. More details on the group are on Jerry's blog. And here's the video version of their first single, from back in 2000, Written On My Heart.

Friday, May 23, 2014

This Week's Videos & More

Jerry & his wife Teri with grandson #3, Trenton.

In case you missed them on Jerry's FaceBook page (or you don't have FaceBook), here are the videos Jerry talked about this week. (Just click on "read more".)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Throw Back Thursday With Stacie Orrico

Stacie signed her first record deal when she was only 12 years old!

Here's Stacie with Jerry & Sheila somewhere around 2001.

You can find out more about Stacie on Jerry's blog. Meantime, enjoy this video version of "(There's Gotta Be) More To Life."

Friday, May 16, 2014

Win NeedToBreathe Tickets

Monday 5/19 - Thursday 522

NeedToBreathe is coming to the Tabernacle and Jerry has your tickets for the Saturady May 31st show! Listen every day between 10 AM and 3 PM for your chance to win!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Throw Back Thursday With Rachael Lampa

Rachael released her first CD, Live For You, in 2000 when she was only 15. Find out more about Rachael on Jerry's blog.

Jerry, Rachael Lampa and Sheila Richards, 2000-ish.

Here's the video version of the song we featured today, "Live For You."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Third Day Hosts Faith And Family Camp

Tai Anderson of Third Day joined Jerry on the air to talk about it.

All the details are available here.

Here's the video of Tai and his wife Shannon explaining the inspiration behind the camp.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Throw Back Thursday Video

It's another Throw Back Thursday! Today's artist: Nichole Nordeman.

Here's Jerry, his daughter Kelsey, Nichole, and Jerry's wife Teri.

And here's the video version of the song Jerry featured on the air today, Legacy.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

National Day Of Prayer & Throwback Thursday

Today is the National Day of Prayer. We prayed for specific areas of need each hour during the Midday Show today.

Rick Davison prayed for America

Benji Shepherd prayed for media

Paige Long prayed for our schools

Rob Langer prayed for our churches

Jerry Williams prayed for world leaders


It was also Throwback Thursday. Our Throwback Arists of the Day was Jaci Velasquez. Here's the video version of the song we featured, "On My Knees."

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

Join The JOY FM For The National Day Of Prayer

We'll observe the National Day of Prayer each hour tomorrow during Jerry's Midday show with a special prayer for a specific area of concern. Here's the schedule:

10:00 AM Rick Davison A prayer for America
11:00 AM Benji Shepherd A prayer for media
12:00 PM Paige Long A prayer for our schools
1:00 PM Rob Langer A prayer for our churches
2:00 PM Jerry Williams A prayer for world leaders


We'll post the audio from these prayers after the show tomorrow.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014

"Behind The Curtain" With Carmen Brown

Every Tuesday Jerry pulls back the curtain and gives you a close-up look at the people and activities that make The JOY FM the radio station you love. This week's guest is Carmen Brown of The Morning Cruise.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

It's Another Throwback Thursday

Jerry and Steve Wiggins from Big Tent Revival

Big Tent Revival is this week's Throwback Thursday Artist. And here's the video version of the song we featured, "Choose Life."

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014

This Week On "Behind The Curtain," It'sRob Langer.

Rob Langer

Rob wears many hats at The JOY FM. One of his favorites is being on the air Saturady afternoons and sharing your Song Stories. Listen to Behind The Curtain here.

And you can submit your own Song Story here.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

The Collected Haiku of Jerry Williams

Granted, it's not a huge collection, but Jerry wanted to do something to commemorate Haiku Day. You can read Jerry's Haiku at his blog. Or simply sit back and listen.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

This Week's 'Behind The Curtain"

Every Tuesday Jerry pulls back the curtain to give you an up-close at someone or something at The JOY FM. This week it's Paige Long and her Virtual Bible Study.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014

It's Throwback Thursday!

Jerry introduced a new feature, the Throwback Thursday Artist!

The first Thursday Throwback artist:

Point of Grace. Here they are with Jerry, Sheila Richards and Tweety Bird prior to a concert at Six Flags Over Georgia. Probably around 2000.

And here's the video version of the song featured today, "How You Live (Turn Up The Music)" The song was released in 2008 and went to #1 on the Billboard charts!

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014

Jerry Is Now In Middays! Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm.

And he's introduced a new recurring feature, Behind The Curtain, an intimate look behind the scenes at The JOY FM. Listen for it Tuesdays. This week we went behind the curtain with Benji Shepherd and the Local Artist Spotlight.

Here's today's "Feel Good Video," babies tasting lemons for the first time.

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014

Jerry Williams Is Moving

Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 you can hear Jerry Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm. Jayar will be on the air 3 pm - 7 pm. Keep up with Jerry via his Facebook page.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

Friend Raiser Is Going Strong!

We woudln't be here without you. So thank you, thank you, thank you. If you haven't made a gift to The JOY FM yet, you can do so here.

Prevenings will be back on the air after Friend Raiser. Meantime, enjoy some random thoughts from Jerry here.

Friday, Feb 07, 2014

Highlights For The Week Of February 3, 2014

Two big sporting events bookened the week, the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. And we had something to say about both of them.

Friday, Jan 31, 2014

Highlights For The Week Of January 27, 2014

It was the week that Atlanta stood still, thanks to Winter Storm Leon. But not even the Polar Vortex could keep Prevenings from the air every day. And we had highlights, some of which didn't have anything to do with the storm (though most did).

Friday, Jan 24, 2014

Highlights For The Week Of January 20, 2014

Hamburgers, Bieber and sports prayers were among our highlights on this week's Prevenings. Oh, and peanut butter recipes to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day!

Friday, Jan 17, 2014


Highlights For The Week Of January 13, 2014

Jerry's weird dream, listeners getting their movie debut, how to get your teens talking, people giving up their credit cards and more are among our  highlights for this week.

Friday, Jan 10, 2014


Highlights For The Week Of January 6, 2014

The first full week of 2014 included discussion on an impending Velveeta shortage, Dennis Rodman in North Korea and more. Plus we shared some very special videos.

Friday, Jan 03, 2014

Highlights For The Week Of December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!

We wrapped up 2013 with some of our favorite Prevenings moments of the past year. And we began 2014 with Jerry & Shannon back in the studio together with your comments on a number of topics.

Friday, Dec 27, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of December 23, 2013

We shared some of our favorite moments of 2013 this past week, and they all included YOU, JOY FM and Prevenings listeners. We'll share more of those moments on the air next week. Oh, and we also announced the winner of our Holiday Roof Giveaway.

Friday, Dec 13, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of December 9, 2013

We announced the lineup for Rush 2014, and a new venue for the event. We also had some fun with sleep misadventures and Jerry may have found the perfect Christmas gift.

Friday, Dec 06, 2013

Highlights for The Week Of December 2, 2013

Big week as we get ever closer to Christmas. Shannon, who has never in her adult life had a Christmas tree in her home, finally bought and decorated a tree. We shared techie stocking stuffer ideas and favorite Christmas cookie ideas. And we had some fun with texts and tombstones.

The Credit Card Light Bulb

Friday, Nov 29, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of November 25, 2013

Short work week with Thanksgiving, but we still managed a few highlights.

Like our discussion on giving (or receiving) gift cards for Christmas.

Friday, Nov 22, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of November 18, 2013

New apps for your smartphone, conspiracies and ugly Christmas sweaters were among the many highlights on Prevenings this week. And we shared some memories about JFK and C.S. Lewis

Friday, Nov 15, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of November 11, 2013

As usual, YOU provided the highlights this week. Most notably with T-Shirts For Turkeys! That kept Jerry & Shannon on the road and out of the studio Monday through Thursday. But we still had plenty of highlights.

Friday, Nov 08, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of November 4, 2013

With so many stores announcing that they'll open up on Thanksgiving, can we still call the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday"? We got your take on that, plus people asking you to remove your shoes before coming in the house, suggestions for what Shannon should download on her new Kindle and lots more this week on Prevenings.

Friday, Nov 01, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of October 28, 2013

We announced our latest Family Bucket Experience this week. We also talked about women taking off their wedding rings in certain situations and got our final Mintue To Win It winner. And we shared a couple of cool links too.

Friday, Oct 25, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of October 21, 2013

Guests this week on Prevenings included Justin & Trisha Davis, with their final session of of Q&A. We also spoke with Missy Robertson of Duck Dynasty. Plus a Family Bucket List winner and a dad with a unique way of dealing with tantrums.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of October 14, 2013

Corn mazes, the future of libraries and managing marital expectations were among the topics we covered this week on Prevenings.

Friday, Oct 11, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of October 7, 2013

This week you chimed in on your most unique dating experiences and your philosophy on how often to bathe a baby. We also spent some time chatting with Justin and Trisha Davis of the upcoming Refine Us marriage event.

And we came up with a way to share the joy with your Face Book friends.

Friday, Oct 04, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of September 30, 2013

The federal government may be partially shut down, but Prevenings is going strong. But in observance of the partial shut down we're presenting an abbreviated highlights section this week.

Friday, Sep 13, 2013

Highligths for The Week Of September 9, 2013

Could this be the newest sport in the Olympics?

This week we talked about ways to make sure you're experiencing special family time, new sports we'd like to see in the Olympics and had our weekly chat with Justin & Trisha Davis. And Shannon had a little mishap with microwave soup.

Jerry and Shannon will be joining the JOY FM Florida team over the next couple of weeks for our Sharathon. That begins on Wednesday September 18. Paige Long will be filling in on the air on Jerry & Shannon's travel days, Monday and Tuesday 9/16 and 9/17 and again on Thursday and Friday 9/26 and 9/27. We will not publish Prevenings Highlights for the next two weeks.

Friday, Sep 06, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of September 2, 2013

Fashion advice from Prevenings? We asked for your help on the whole "don't wear white after Labor Day" controversy. Plus another conversation with Justin and Trisha Davis.

Friday, Aug 30, 2013

Highlights For Week Of August 26, 2013

Thanks to our friends at Peachtree City Eye Center and Gable's Sporting Goods in Douglasville for our latest Family Bucket List experience. We announced the winner of the camping trip this week. We also Spent some more time with Justin and Trisha Davis, played a new game called "Love or Dud" and got your take on a couple of philosophical questions.

Friday, Aug 23, 2013

Highlights For the Week Of August 19, 2013

We started the week with Shannon reluctantly admitting that it was her birthday and your thoughts on how much attention you preferred on your birthday. On Tuesday we were at first shocked at what was happening at McNair Discovery Learning Academy in DeKalb County, and then thankful as all the children were reunited with their parents, unharmed, thanks in large part to the quick thinking of Antoinette Tuff (pictured at left). We also started a series of questions and answers with Justin and Trish Davis who are bringing the Refine Us marriage conference to the area. And there was more...click below for all the highlights.

Friday, Aug 09, 2013

Highights For The Week Of August 5, 2013

Do angels walk among us? We heard from a few listeners who had stories of mysterious interventions. Plus we discussed your favorite childhood movies and the aging of America's cars. How old is your vehicle?

Friday, Jul 19, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of July 15, 2013

It was a very diverse week. Together we covered topics like first cars and first kisses, cameras that check your car's license plate to see if you have outstanding tickets, things you forget all the time, the Twinkies comeback and one of Jerry's all-time great bloopers.

Friday, Jul 12, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of July 8, 2013

The show was a veritable smorgasbord of topics this week on Prevenings. Though if there was an over-riding theme (unintentional as it may have been) it was food. From Georgia peaches to recipes featuring Coke, favorite breakfast cereals and the early return of Twinkies to store shelves you helped us cover a lot of ground this week.

Friday, Jun 28, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of June 24, 2013

Earlier this week Focus On The Family aired an interview with U2 frontman Bono. We shared a few segments of that interview on Prevenings, and we share them again here. Focus On The Family is aired every weekday morning at 5:00 AM on The JOY FM.

Friday, Jun 21, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of June 17, 2013

You chimed in on the subjects of role models and super heroes and unusual names this week. And we visited with some of the doctors from the Emory Clark-Holder Clinic in LaGrange during the open house of their new oncology treatment center.

Friday, Jun 14, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of June10, 2013

Happy Fathers Day! We asked you to share some of the things you learned from your dad. We also talked about some favorite games you remember from your childhood and still play.





Friday, Jun 07, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of Monday June 3, 2013

Shannon was among the JOY FM team that went to Oklahoma to deliver the gift cards you donated for tornado relief. She sent back some audio and had some great stories.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of May 27, 2013

Short week, thanks to the long Memorial Day weekend. But we managed to cover a number of topics and hear a lot from you on weird things you've eaten, what not to say to dad and more.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of May 20, 2013

This week our prayers went out for the folks in Moore, OK who were devasted by tornadoes. We're giving you a chance to help with our Gift Cards for Oklahoma, details here. You also shared stories of tragedy you've survived. Other topics included the weirdest places you've ever fallen asleep, lessons you want your kids to learn before they strike out on their own, and Shannon had to more to say about beards.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Highlights For The Week Of May 13, 2013

As always, you were the star of the show this week, sharing thoughts on childlike behavior, genetic testing and more.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Highlights For The Week Of May 6, 2013

We got good news out of Cleveland, Ohio and you commented on new hero Charles Ramsey. Your favorited apps and family bloopers got a few phones ringing. And we shared a special video for Mothers Day.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Highlights for The Week Of April 29, 2013

This week we got a little head start on celebrating Mothers Day with some suggestions for mom's "ideal" gift straight from actual moms. We also shared the story of Braves rookie Evan Gattis and that inspired another story. The National Day of Prayer generated a wonderful call about why we pray.

Friday, Apr 26, 2013


Highlights For The Week Of April 22, 2013

We visited with Chonda Pierce in anticipation of our "Girls Night Out" event coming up on May 23 (details here). Mitch Seabaugh dropped by to share information on a state sponsored college savings plan and more.

Friday, Apr 19, 2013


Highlights For The Week Of April 15, 2013

It's been a week of horror, violence and tragedy. From Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, ricin-laced mail sent to federal officials and the explosion that ripped that small town of West, Texas. Through it all we kept you updated and also tried to provide some perspective, through the music you love on the JOY FM, scripture and prayer. And we managed to find a few bright spots and light hearted moments in it all too.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013


Highlights For The Week Of April 8, 2013

We shared some of our interview with Patrick Palmer of the Atlanta Dream Center. The deadline to register to be part of our latest Love In Action project is Monday! We also heard from quite a few listeners on a number of topics and shared one of Jerry's favorite blogs and a feel good video.

Friday, Apr 05, 2013

The week began with April Fools Day and Major League Baseball's Opening Day! Jerry shared a little of his "two season" philosophy, Baseball & Christmas. We also spoke with Patrick Palmer of the Atlanta Dream Center. We'll be partnering with the Dream Center and you for our next Love In Action initiative.

Friday, Mar 29, 2013


Highlights For The Week Of March 25, 2013

Jerry & Shannon returned to the Prevenings studio after Friend Raiser. This week before Easter was a lot of fun and included a conversation with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the couple behind the History Channel's hit mini-series "The Bible."

Monday, Mar 11, 2013

Highlights For The Weeks Of March 11, and March 18, 2013

It's Friend Raiser 2013! Jerry and Shannon are joined on air by Jayar through Wednesday 3/20/13. You can help us reach our goal of 4,444 new partners by calling 800-456-8910 or giving online here. And special thanks to Paige Long for filling in Monday and Tuesday 3/11 and 3/12 and Thursday and Friday 3/21 and 3/22!

Friday, Mar 08, 2013


Highlights For The Week Of March 4, 2013

This week we heard about an inspiring baptism and how to teach your kids about Christians in other countries who don't have as much freedom as we do. We also talked about love at first sight at Wal-Mart, how your dishwasher could be making you fat and those new TSA guidelines.

Friday, Mar 01, 2013


Highlights for the week of February 25

We covered a lot of ground this week; kids going on inadvertent shopping sprees, the Tooth Fairy and a study on how important father-daughter time is for fathers were all among the topics we discussed. And we introduced you to Andy Brophy of Love Gives Way. That interview rated its own entry on our highlights page, look for it under the date 2/28/13.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

Special Edition of Prevenings Highlights

Love Gives Way

Today we shared an interview with Andy Brophy, founder of Love Gives Way. Andy is using his talents as a photographer to shed light on the issue of human trafficking.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013

We wrapped up the week with your "True Stories Of Emergency 9-1-1," another installment of Kid President and more links to great stories we featured on Prevenings today.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

Would you pay $1,500 to be one of the first to try the new Google Glass? We have a video explaining it, and a boat load of links to topics we talked about.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

Your "Theme Songs" Part II and a game of "Whose Secret Is It" were among our highlights today.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

We shared words of wisdom from Louisiana and Mississippi and you shared some songs that have helped you through tough times.

Wisdom, or at least an excuse, from Mississippi.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013

A parakeet that knows its address, a weather forecasting wunderkid and 50 no-equipment exercises were all on the show today.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013

We wrap up the week with Marc Pritchett, founder of RUSH Ministries who put on the annual RUSH Weekend. Details on this year's event are here. And Shannon shares a story of her near 9-11 experience, that turned out to be self induced.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013

Stuff your kids won't let you forget, even if it never really happened, a few minutes with Bill Martin of the Morning Cruise and we gave Tammy an idea for Valentine's Day. All of that plus a bucket of sloths in today's highlights.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Shannon found a new Face Book page to follow, you shared some unconventional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day and we learned what NOT to order if you're having lunch with Shannon.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

Letters From Kids

We received this letter from Ryleigh. We'd love to get a letter from your kids. It can be about anything. Here's how we explained it on air.

Just mail to:

1175 Senoia Rd
Tyrone, GA 30290

Also on today's show: Conflict resolution in the home--or how do you deal with your kids when they're fighting, and well-meaining remakes and/or modernizations that went wrong.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013

A new season begins today. BASEBALL SEASON! The first pitchers and catchers reported for the Cubs and the Rockies. Most of the rest of major league baseball's teams will have their pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, including the Braves.Oh, and we talked about inventions and dogs too.

Friday, Feb 08, 2013

We wrapped up the week with some wacky pet stories. We were inspired by the story of Natasha, a cat who got stuck in her owner's washing machine.

Thursday, Feb 07, 2013

Extreme demonstrations of love, crazy birth stories and a couple of interesting links on today's highlights.

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013

The couple named the longest married in America, the winner of our Love Worth Fighting For prize package, Shannon's secret meatloaf ingredient and a secret celebrity roommate were all part of today's show.

John & Ann Betar on their wedding day, 11/25/1932

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013

On today's show you shared pre-parental advice for Britt Nicole, helped Jerry interpret his wife Teri's dream and participated in our first unofficial Prevenings "Attractiveness Factors" survey. All that plus our daily Bible verses in today's Prevenings highlights.

Monday, Feb 04, 2013

It was Monday. Need we say more.

Friday, Feb 01, 2013

Lots of audio highlights today.

We talked with Kirk Cameron, who you may remember for his role as Mike Seaver on the 80s sitcom "Growing Pains." He'll be in town with Warren Barfield leading the "Love Worth Fighting For" marriage conference. And we checked in on Matt, producer for The Morning Cruise, after he had all four of his wisdom teeth extracted.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013

How do you let your wife know how much you love her? How about standing on a stage in the middle of a busy park and shouting (into a microphone), "I'm sorry that I've gained weight over the last seven years, but that's because the meals you cook are so delicious."

That's what this guy is saying at Japan's "Beloved Wife Day." We gave you the opportunity to express your love for your wife, sort of a head start on Valentine's Day. We also took your calls of comfort and good-natured teasing for our buddy Matt, producer for The Morning Cruise on The Joy FM.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013

"If it doesn't make the world better, don't do it!" We kind of wish we could have taken credit for that profoundly simple statement. But we can't. We did discover the alleged author of that thought today, and shared a pep talk from him. Plus we award our first ever Official Prevenings Gold Star.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013

Fridge art, another alternative to the Super Bowl, dating in the workplace, free stuff for your birthday, and theologically sound insults were among our topics today. Oh, and Shannon inadvertently (on purpose) offended an entire sub-culture.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest chicken wing-eating day of the year, but there may be a shortage of wings this year.

Never fear, our Prevenings listeners have come to the rescue with an alternate recipe. Plus, we found an interesting new web "TV" series and a special clown becomes and gets an answer to prayer all at the same time.

Friday, Jan 25, 2013

Would you make a sandwich with these two pieces of bread? That's the question that got us talking about your quirks in the kitchen. Plus a Hollywood legend, who is still very much alive, is now on Twitter.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

We learned more about the awesome fruit that is the blueberry plus a little known fact about the strawberry. And the conversation on that labor pain simulator continued and led to a discussion on learning or being surprised by a baby's gender. And Shannon found a special dog to follow on Instagram. Plus the legend of the cleaning fairy.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013

Shannon finally figured out what to do with all of those blueberries she bought on impulse the other day and she shared her recipe. We also got an "insider" tip about the ongoing Subway sandwich controversy. And we discussed the many sides of Prince Harry and a new labor pain simulator for expectant dads.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013

Sorbet, lemonade, Beyonce, bidet. What do these things have in common? They played prominently on today's episode of Prevenings.

Monday, Jan 21, 2013

Well, we made it through another Monday. Seems like the first day of the week is often the most stressful, so we came up with a unique stress relief technique.

Friday, Jan 18, 2013

Secret Keeper Girl is coming to town on February 26. All the details are right HERE on our website. We began a conversation with Danna Gresh, the founder of Pure Freedom and Secret Keeper Girl (or SKG for you hipsters). We also heard back from one of yesterday's callers with the results of her first face-to-face date with someone she "met" on line. All that, our weekly apologies and more in today's highlights.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013

You shared some advice and stories about romance, both real and virtual. Plus, when do you call it quits and the new JOY FM Wall of Inspiration. All of that and more were among our highlights on Prevenings.

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013

Run away 5-year olds, self-diagnosis via Dr. Google and romance advice from your smartphone assistant were among the topics we touched on today.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013

It's flu season and we shared Mandisa's home remedy as well as some of yours. We also talked about inconvenient conveniences and workplace fridge thieves.

Monday, Jan 14, 2013

Funny how often we come back to talking about food, and snack foods in particular. Today we mentioned that a Georgia based bakery, Flower Foods, will be buying the Hostess bread brands, including Wonder Bread, but so far no word on any company buying the snack cake brands, like Twinkies--and that generated some calls. And a well-meaning phone call may have caused a little panic.

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

Even though we're only 33 days from pitchers and catcher reporting for Major League Baseball's 2013 Spring Training, Jerry hasn't let go of the Christmas spirit, and Shannon called him out on it. Plus we discussed Louie Giglio's decision to withdraw from participating in President Obama's inauguration.

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013

Words that are hard for you to pronounce, where to find the rudest people and a special internationally cultural visit with Matt Fields, producer for The Morning Cruise, were among the highlights today.

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013

What's that in your purse? We talked about the essentials you carry in your purse, or, if you're a guy, your "man-purse". Plus, Jerry had a little trouble with techno-speak, and it was only Tuesday.

Monday, Jan 07, 2013

This tweet from Mike of MIKESCHAIR inspired a little conversation today. And we learned a cool thing you can do with Girl Scout Cookies.

Friday, Jan 04, 2013

We wrapped up the first (short) week of the new year with notes on music for your final journey, weird food combinations and more.

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013


Today would have been the 121st birthday of JRR Tolkien and that got us talking about Shannon's vow to stop running to Google so often. We also shared words that should be retired this year and a new way to remember the best of 2013.


Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013

Resolutions and Reviews.

For the first Prevenings show of 2013 we asked for your one-word New Year's Resolutions and reviews of two of the top movies at the box office during the Christmas break.

Friday, Nov 16, 2012

This week we introduced you to Coach Adrian Chism, who leads a football team that's become known as the Courageous 13.  They're inspiring people all over the state and Coach Chism's love of God and willingness to say "yes" against all odds will inspire you!  You can listen to the entire interview here...

Friday, Oct 19, 2012

We introduced you to Don Campbell, the founder of Feeding Children Everywhere.  You can join The JOY FM and Don in Feeding Children in Atlanta by volunteering for a packing event on Nov. 17th. Hear our chat and get more info here!

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012

Today we shared how Crossroads Church in Newnan is working to help make a local woman's dream of bringing her brother home to Georgia a reality.   Find info on how YOU can help with the project here

Monday, May 21, 2012

Highlights from this week of shows...

Monday, Apr 30, 2012

Here are highlights from this week of shows.  We started the week with a perfect Monday feel good video of the day.  PLUS you shared the crazy things you've done or seen other drivers doing on the drive home. There's flute playing and feeding babies involved!

Monday, Apr 23, 2012

Check out what you may have missed on the Prevenings show this week.  Shannon's mega embarrassing moment, cool and useful apps for your smartphone, a single man's potluck dilema, the Workaholic test and more

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012

A dancing merengue dog and haiku frenzy took over the Prevenings show today!

Friday, Apr 13, 2012

We spoke with Marc Pritchett of RUSH Ministries who educated us about their new ministry CELL PHONES 4 LIFE and how you can help rescue children being abused and exploited here at home and around the world

Thursday, Apr 05, 2012

Today we dedicated an hour of the show to the memory of a young man who gave his life for our freedom - SPC Jonathan Davis from Griffin.  We spoke with the Davis family spokesperson, Pastor Randy Valimont, from Griffin First Assembly of God about how Jonathan Davis is being remembered throughout the week 

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012

Today you helped us create a "Kids Bucket List" for kids.  We called Bill from The Morning Cruise to join in on his celebration of National Poetry month. PLUS, we checked in with Matt Fields from The Morning Cruise to see how his training is going for the Peachtree Road Race in July

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012

KUTLESS stopped by the JOY FM studios and had some fun with Prevenings and an in studio audience