WFU to announce new football coach…NBC's 'Sound of Music Live' scores huge ratings…WestJet passengers get pleasant surprise (Tuesday News)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast  Rain through lunchtime…High 45

14 days until Christmas.

Sources saying that Dave Clawson will be named as Wake Forest University’s new head football coach.  A press conference is set for today. Clawson is currently the head coach at Bowling Green. BTW: The Bowling Green Falcons are 10 – 3 this  season and will play Pittsburgh in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit on December 26. http://myfox8.com/2013/12/09/wake-forest-to-name-new-head-football-coach/

Volunteers are continually needed to assist with the overnight overflow shelters in Winston-Salem.  The emergency winter shelters will be available through March 31st, giving needy individuals access to a warm place to stay and additional assistance.  Interested?  Call 899-0375   Email wsnc.os@gmail.com    Contact: Pastor Russ May with Anthony’s Plot

Eleanor Parker who played the scheming baroness in the classic movie “The Sound of Music,” passed away on Monday due to complications from  pneumonia.   Parker was 91.   Parker was nominated for three Academy Awards.  BTW: The actress played the scheming baroness who loses Christopher Plummer to Julie Andrews in the ‘Sound of Music’ has died. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/actress-eleanor-parker-dies-91-21155073

Family Friendly TV scores big for NBC – NBC’s live broadcast of the ‘Sound of Music LIVE’ featuring Carrie Underwood was a HUGE ratings winner for the network last week. *18.5 million viewers tuned in to watch “The Sound of Music Live” giving NBC its best (non-sports) Thursday night since the final episode of ‘ER’ back in April of 2009.  ‘SOM LIVE’ was the first time NBC aired a live musical in 50 years.   www.businessinsider.com/sound-of-music-live-ratings-2013-12

Update: Franklin Graham, son of Evangelist Billy Graham, saying that his father’s health has worsened in the past few days. More specific: “Vitals are good.  He’s just weak and at home.”  Graham turned 95 back in November. Graham has preached to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries. www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2013/December/Franklin-Graham–Dads-Health-Has-Declined/

Best flight ever? Canadian airliner West-Jet made some Christmas wishes come true recently when flight attendants asked passengers what they wanted for Christmas…AND  then went out and got the gifts. When the flight landed, the surprised passengers were greeted with the wrapped presents.  http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/10/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day-tuesday-december-10/?hpt=hp_t2

Tens of thousands of people, nearly 100 heads of state, are paying tribute to Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg this morning.  Fox News

 WBFJ listener Avalee says…”Our church family had a great time participating in OCC! Can’t wait to do it again next year!”  Well if you still want to pack more shoeboxes, you can do ‘virtually’ through the Operation Christmas Child website.  Check out the link on our website www.wbfj.fm

Give a wounded warrior a smile or a kind word of encouragement this Christmas season through the ‘Veterans cards program’. Holiday cards will be delivered to veterans in over twenty-eight VA hospitals in 9 states.  Deadline is December 17, 2013.      www.battleshipnc.com/Programs/VeteransCards

 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace…

VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150

QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)
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Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm