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  • Brennan, Angela…and the Newsboys

    February 18, 2009 by  
    Filed under Morning Show

    Duncan, the drummer from the Newsboys chatted with Brennan and Angela today during the morning show and…he’ll probably never come back.  Here’s what happened:

    After the interview Angela decided to “re-write” one of their songs.  It only gets worse from here:

    WGTS Take Home Chef – Cooking with Morgan

    February 18, 2009 by  
    Filed under Morning Show

    Morgan from Annandale, VA was the winner of our WGTS Take Home Chef contest.  Here’s the footage of him cooking with Chef Sandra, along with the recipe he made if you’d like to try it out for yourself.

    Grilled Marinated Fish with Tropical Salsa and Coconut Rice


    Prep 50 min

    Cook 30 min

    Total: 1 hr 21 min


    • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onions
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
    • 5 cloves garlic, smashed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • Pinch cayenne
    • 4 (6 to 8-ounce) troll-caught mahi mahi fillets, skin on
    • Coconut Rice, recipe follows
    • Tropical Salsa, recipe follows
    • Toasted coconut flakes, garnish
    • Chopped cilantro, garnish


    In a bowl, combine the onions, oil, orange and lime juices, cilantro, garlic, salt, cumin, and cayenne. Place the fish in a large, non-reactive baking dish. Pour the marinade over the fish, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

    Preheat a grill, and lightly oil the grill rack with vegetable oil. Remove the fish from the marinade. Place on the oiled grill and cook, skin side up, until marked, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Turn carefully with a spatula and cook, skin side down, until the fish is just cooked through, about 4 minutes, depending upon thickness. Remove from the grill.

    Spoon the coconut rice into the center of 4 large plates. Arrange 1 fillet onto each serving of rice and top with the Tropical Salsa. Garnish with toasted coconut and cilantro, and serve.

    Coconut Rice:

    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 cup long grain white rice
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

    In a saucepan, combine the coconut milk, water, salt, and sugar. Bring to a boil. Add the rice, stir well, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer undisturbed until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is fluffy, about 20 to 24 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit without stirring for 10 minutes.

    Fluff with a fork and add the cilantro. Adjust seasoning, to taste. Serve hot.

    Yield: 4 servings

    Tropical Salsa :

    • 1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded, and diced
    • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded, and diced
    • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
    • 1/4 cup minced red onions
    • 1/4 cup minced red bell peppers
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • Pinch salt

    Combine the mango, avocado, pineapple, onions, bell peppers, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, and salt in a bowl and gently fold to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste.

    Let sit for 30 minutes before serving for the flavors to blend.

    Barbie Turns 50

    February 12, 2009 by  
    Filed under Morning Show

    Barbie has gone through a lot of changes over the past 50 years but she remains a cultural icon.

    Favorite Romantic Movies

    February 10, 2009 by  
    Filed under Morning Show

    This morning we asked you to call in with your favorite romantic movies of all time.  Here is the list we compiled from your suggestions:

    Most Popular:

    The Notebook

    When Harry Met Sally

    Sleepless in Seattle

    An Affair to Remember

    Other favorite romantic movie suggestions:

    The Bodyguard

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s


    While You Were Sleeping

    Love Story


    Gone with the Wind

    Dirty Dancing

    Nights in Rodanthe

    Notting Hill

    Pretty Woman


    The Man From Snowy River

    Return to Me

    Somewhere in Time

    PS I Love You

    You’ve Got Mail

    **and Brennan asked me to make sure I included Star Wars 2 & 3, so technically I did…

    For more movie ideas you can check out IMDB’s list of top romantic titles here.

    Valentine’s Day recipies from some of your favorite WGTS artists

    February 6, 2009 by  
    Filed under Morning Show

    Even if you don’t take home Chef Sandra this Valentine’s Day you can still make it special for your family by making something yummy.  A few new recipes to try courtesy of Building 429, 33 Miles, Laura Story, and Mercy Me.

    Collin Stoddard (33Miles)
    Collin’s Favorite Apple Crisp

    4 Medium Apples
    3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
    1/2 Cup Flour
    1/2 Cup Quick Oats
    1/3 Butter/Margerine, soft
    1 tsp. Cinnamon
    3/4 tsp. Nutmeg

    Place apples in 8x8x2 pan. Mix all other ingredients in bowl. Sprinkle over apples.

    Cook at 375 ° for 30 minutes.

    Serves 6-8 people.

    Collin Stoddard (33Miles)
    Mom’s Sundae Fudge Sauce

    1/3 Cup Water
    2 Squares unsweetened (2 oz) chocolate OR 6 Tbs. cocoa and 2 Tbs. butter
    1/2 Cup Sugar
    dash of salt
    3 Tbs. Butter
    1/4 tsp. vanilla

    In a small heavy saucepan combine water and chocolate. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and mixed together. Stir in sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly for 8 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Stir until smooth.

    Makes 1 Cup.

    Jason Roy (Building 429)
    Chicken Desiree

    4 thin boneless chicken breasts
    8 (4X4) slices of swiss cheese
    1(103/4 oz) can of cream of chicken
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    garlic powder
    1 cup herb seasoned stuffing mix
    1/4-1/2 cup butter melted

    Lightly grease a 9X13 dish.  Layer chicken first and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Top with swiss cheese slices.  In a bowl combine soup and chicken broth.  After mixing well spoon over chicken.  Sprinkle the stuffing mix on top and drizzle the melted butter over the stuffing.  Bake at 350 for 55 minutes.

    Laura Story

    Best Butterscotch Brownies

    Growing up, my mom always made these brownies for tailgating at Georgia football games.  They’ve been a family favorite for years!

    1 (16oz) box light brown sugar
    1 1/2 sticks butter
    2 eggs
    2 C plain flour
    2 t baking powder
    1 t salt
    1 t vanilla
    1 C chopped nuts

    Melt brown sugar and butter together. Cool.  Add eggs.  Mix flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and nuts together.  Add to other mixture.  Mix well.  Bake in greased 9×13 pan at 350 for 30 minutes.  Yields 25-30 squares.

    Mike Scheuchzer (MercyMe)

    Most Addictive Granola EVER!

    While recording All That Is Within Me, Producer Brown Bannister’s wife, Debbi, made us some snacks.  One of the many amazing snacks she made us was Granola.  I have NEVER in my life been a granola eater.  I kind of thought that was for people who didn’t shower and lived in tents.  I felt that I was more of a meat and taters kinda guy.  This Granola has forever changed my view of hippies everywhere.  Seriously…i can eat through a pound of this stuff in 30 minutes…which by the way, I don’t recommend.  thanks Bannisters!!!!!

    Butter  1 stick, Honey 1 1/4 cup, Oats 4-5 cups, chopped almonds 1 cup, chopped cashews 1 cup, dried fruit of choice 1 cup. spread oats, nuts, and fruit in LG greased broiler pan (or 2) melt butter and honey pour evenly over oat/nut/fruit mixture. bake in oven for 10-15min ‘turn over’ mixture for another 10 min. become a granola addict….mmmmm…..

    Brennan & Angela Interview Kirk Cameron

    January 27, 2009 by  
    Filed under Morning Show


    Kirk Cameron in Fireproof

    Exclusive Inaugural Parade Video-from Chaplain Terry

    January 26, 2009 by  
    Filed under Chaplains Corner, Morning Show

    Chaplain Terry went downtown after the morning show to watch the Inaugural Parade.  He got within 10 ft. of the President and 1st Lady.

    Natalie Grant Talkin Trash about the Ravens

    January 6, 2009 by  
    Filed under Morning Show

    Last weekends twitter from Natalie Grant after the Ravens beat the Dophins:

    “Savor the moment, Baltimore, cuz your coming to Titanville next weekend :-)

    Seriously, are we going to let her get away with that?

    A Different Side of Angela

    December 14, 2008 by  
    Filed under Morning Show

    Part of the fun of being involved in Christmas programs is taping it to show your friends and family. I got to be in a couple over the weekend so I’ve posted a clip here to share with you. (The volume in the building was a little much for the flip video, pardon the extra noise.)

    If you or your kids have been involved in Christmas programs this year you’re welcome to share it with the WGTS family. Upload your clips to YouTube and email me the link at fun@wgts919.com. I’ll be happy to post it to the WGTS blog so we can all enjoy it.


    December 9, 2008 by  
    Filed under Uncategorized

    This morning I mentioned how I’m having a hard time getting into the spirit of Christmas.  This is a bit unusual for me since I’m usually the first one to get involved, acting like the perverbial Christmas Cheerleader.  Not this year.  Everything seems like a hassle.  I go to the mall and see only stuff I can’t afford and don’t really need.  I think about getting out the tree then fixate on how much furniture I’m gonna have to move to get it up, and so on.

    I miss Christmases when I was a kid.  Everything was magical, and in my house, Santa was real, reigndeer could fly and once a year everything was right with the world.  (Hard for me to find now that I’m a grown-up.)  So this year I’ve asked God for something special.  I want to be part of a Christmas miracle.  I don’t know how it would work, I don’t have any expectations, I just want to bring a little Christmas magic to someone else, by being an answer to prayer.  Maybe then I’ll be able to live Christmas like I lived it as a child.