Stories tagged with: WHIZ

August 13, 2015 - 2:57pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

It was another successful year for the big "Lace Up For Kids" giveaway.

After months of preparation and hard work, hundreds of kids left the Zanesville Civic League Thursday with a new pair of shoes for school. Volunteer, Linda Graham, said the event wouldn't be possible without the community's help.

"It takes a lot of donations and a lot of care from our community members, without them we couldn't do this and few children would be served, and with all of the...

July 17, 2015 - 5:03pm
6 weeks 10 hours ago

Here at WHIZ, we're adding some new features to our website.

If you miss Z-92's Healthy Living segment in the morning, you can now find those tips at the bottom of our website, under station promotions. WHIZ Communications Manager, Sara Shallcross, said the new section covers a wide variety of relatable topics.

"We wanted to offer this on the website, so people can go back, listen to it, and basically the healthy living tips... they're just fun little minute, minute-thirty...

May 27, 2015 - 4:57pm
13 weeks 2 days ago

The Boy Scouts of America are honoring local businesses that have donated to the Capital Campaign. 

A gift of over $25,000 to the campaign earns membership into the National Second Century Society. The distinction shows gratitude toward organizations and people who help the B.S.A. 

"We are here to present Mr. Littick and WHIZ a membership in what's called the Second Century Society," said chairman of the Muskingum valley Council Capital Campaign, Tom Sieber....

December 29, 2014 - 7:19pm
34 weeks 4 days ago

WHIZ partnered with the American Red Cross Monday for a blood drive.

The event took place from 10AM to 4PM at Secrest Auditorium. If you have never given blood before, you do not have to know your blood type prior to donating. We asked Richard Dayton of the American Red Cross Blood Donor Services to share with us a little bit more about blood typing.

"O negative is the universal donor. That's the one that they can put in anyone because it has no impact. You don't have to...

July 7, 2014 - 10:34am
1 year 7 weeks ago

There's nothing like starting the school year off with new gear and some local organizations are joining together to make sure area kids step off the school year in style.

Eastside Community Ministry, Wendy's and WHIZ are currently collecting shoes for this year's Lace Up for Kids Campaign. The goal is to get 1,000 pairs of shoes for students in need.

The program chair at Eastside Community Ministry Sally Goins said that shoe sizes range from small school aged children all...

June 10, 2014 - 12:51pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

We've entered week two of our fitness challenge and the intensity is picking up. This week the WHIZ team lost 32 pounds and since the competition is heating up. It's time for me to get more serious about my workouts.

I spent the first week of my challenge working out without a fitness plan. I lost 1.36 percent of my starting weight. So, to help get me to my final goal and help the WHIZ team defeat the Muskingum Recreation Center's team, I met with a trainer.

"I would...

May 30, 2014 - 2:52pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The WHIZ Media Group wants to shape up and because we're committed to improve our fitness we're taking part in a challenge.

The Muskingum Recreation Center has put together a team of 17 of its staff members to go against 25 WHIZ employees to see who's fitness improves the most over a three month time frame. This week was the first step to a healthier lifestyle, the fitness assessment.

"It helps us create an individual exercise plan for you, " said Health and...

April 17, 2014 - 7:02pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

In honor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraiser coming up, the staff at WHIZ got involved in their own bowling tournament.

The second annual Wii Bowling Tournament took place at the station .14 employees competed on two different teams to raise money for the good cause.

"We thought it would really be fun to kind of put radio against TV, on top of that we like to joke about a little rivalry around the station," said Communications...

February 25, 2014 - 7:52pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Lady Luck is on her way to Las Vegas.

The lucky winner of the NBC, WHIZ-TV and Z-92 Morning Rush Vegas Getaway sat down with us this afternoon to share her experience after hearing she had won the grand prize.

" I was actually on my break and i was sitting there listening...patiently. I was shocked at first, all I could do was sit there and smile," said Mindy Swingle of Crooksville. "I went to find my husband, I work for my husband, and I was walking through...

February 21, 2014 - 7:44am
1 year 26 weeks ago

 American Electric Power reports that some of its customers are without service Friday morning. 

Officials report that power was cut to 217 customers after a car hit a power pole. It will take one to two hours before power is restored. 

As a result of the outage WHIZ's AM 1240 will be off the air until service is restored. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

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