ann : September 18, 2012 12:01 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


Well, we can tell that it is September around here because the WJTL calendar is packed full of events!  We would love to see you at some of our events too!  Here is where you can catch the WJTL Road Crew for the rest of this month.  You can also check out the Events tab at for more WJTL Events. (The ones in orange)   You can also see all of our Fall Concerts here:

Wednesday, Sept. 19th – Solanco Fair Parade at 6PM.

Saturday, Sept. 22nd – Aaron Gillespie at Lancaster Bible College at 7PM.

Wednesday, Sept. 26th – See You At The Pole – We will be calling in to the Get Up & Go Show from schools all over the listening area!

Wednesday, Sept. 26th – Ephrata Parade at 7PM.

Friday, Sept. 28th – Newsboys at Calvary Church in Lancaster at 7:30PM.

Hope to see you soon!

Ann D’Alessandro – Trying not to eat all the parade candy!

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kristi : September 16, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — Here is the playlist for the Praise & Worship Show on Sunday, September 16th.  Please get in touch if you have any song questions!  I’m happy to help!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ


6:00 a.m — Legal I.D.

“Above Every Other Name” by Justin Rizzo from “One Thing Live: Holy To The Lord”

“Strong Love” by Jon Thurlow from “Strong Love”

“This Is Why I Am Alive” by Rick Pino from “The Narrow Road”

“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be Lifted High”


6:30 a.m.

“Endless Hallelujah” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“Exalt” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“Joy” by Phil Wickham from “Response”

“Your Grace Is Enough” by Chris Tomlin from “Arriving”

“Alive In Us” by Hillsong from “God Is Able”

“My Soul Sings” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”

“Praise The Lord” by Kristene Mueller from “Those Who Dream”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“When I Speak Your Name” by Klaus, Kari Jobe from “Glory”

“Taste & See” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”

“Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture from “Your Love Never Fails”

“Always” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“Better Is One Day” by Charlie Hall from “Better Is One Day”


7:30 a.m.

“You’re Worthy Of My Praise” by Jeremy Camp from “Carried Me”

“You Said” by Shane & Shane from “Psalms”

“You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman from “Beautiful News”

“Who You Are” by Glenn Packiam from “Worship Project P40.3″

“Sing, Sing, Sing” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: God Of This City”

“So Good To Me” by Cory Asbury from “Holy”

“You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Newsboys from “Adoration”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“With Everything” by Hillsong United from “Passion: Awakening”

“Be Lifted High” by Bethel Live from “Be Lifted High”

“Carry Your Name” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Here For You”

“What Joy Is Found” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”

“Revelation Song” by Gateway Church, Kari Jobe from “Cover The Earth”


8:30 a.m.

“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“Your Faithfulness” by Jon Thurlow from “Strong Love”

“You Are My All In All” by Dennis Jernigan and Friends from “Hands Lifted High”

“We Give Thanks” by Caedmon’s Call from “In The Company Of Angels 2″


9:00 a.m.

“Cloud By Day” by The Embers from “The Embers”

“Whisper His Name” by Deluge from “Bethany Presents Deluge”

“Forever Reign” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“We Are Your’s” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Everything Glorious”

“Amazed” by Eoghan Heaslip, Christy Nockels from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”

“The Heart Of Worship” by Michael W. Smith from “Worship”


9:30 a.m.

“The Same Love” by Paul Baloche from “The Same Love”

“Our God” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Awakening”

“God Of Our Salvation” by Phil Wickham from “Response”

“Overome” by Jeremy Camp from “We Cry Out: The Worship Project”

“Great I Am” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”

“Give Us Your Courage” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”


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phredd : September 14, 2012 8:57 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Fred McNaughton – FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! September 14, 15 & 16, 2012

5) The Denver Fair, today and tomorrow (Fri and Sat, Sept 14 and 15)  – Rides, Food, Exhibits, Animals, Petting Zoo, Pet Show, Jello Eating Contest, Fireworks and more.  More info

4) Brittney’s Hope Walk of Love, 5k run and fun walk, tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 15) 9am Ironstone Ranch, Elizabethtown. Benefits orphan care and adoption expenses. Face Painting, Pony Rides and more.More info:

3)  Free Family Night In The Park tomorrow (Sat. Sept. 15th) from 4-7pm at Elizabethtownship Community Park featuring ventriloquist Sandy Andy, KCB Fest favorites This Way Up, and Jim Rule.  There will also be a bounce house, crafts, games, face painting, balloon twisting and free FOOD!   Sponsored by River of Life, New Beginings and Brickerville Grace Church.  More info: 717-665-7195

2)  Gravel Hill’s Community Day 2012, tomorrow (Saturday, September 15) events all afternoon and evening, fun, fellowship, live music including REMEDY DRIVE AT Gravel Hill United Methodist Church in Palmyra.  EVERYTHING is free! MORE INFO: (717) 838-4721

1)Paradise Township 300th anniversary parade/celebration.  tomorrow (Sat. Sept. 15th) beginning at 10am. The parade will form at McIlvane Rd, then west on route 30 to Londvale Road. After the parade at Paradise Park, there will be Music, food, games, crafts, re-enactors, Native American Heritage, tractors, calliope steam engine, farmers market, 300th anniversary memorabilia and more. The day ends with a car raffle and auctions of memorabilia.  More info: 717-768-8222

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stacey : September 13, 2012 10:04 am : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE – This morning we received an email from a listener who heard a message at just the right time… at the wrong time.    God is so good.  We asked permission to share it because I am quite sure this will bless and encourage more people than just our staff here.

“Hi, all. Just wanted to tell you an interesting experience I had yesterday morning (around 6:25 AM) while listening to WJTL on my way to work.  Maybe I should mention that in late July, while spending some days at the shore, the Lord had brought a sweet devotional based on Romans 15:13 to my attention, re: hope. I tucked that verse away in my heart, not realizing that within a few days I would so need it. On the way home I had a minor accident that resulted in a severe ankle sprain and bone break. Not the end of the world, for sure, but it’s been a difficult time of mending, and feeling physically so short of normal. Added to that, my husband lost a good job, and it took us by surprise. Again, trying to cling to Romans 15:13. But I admit, I’ve struggled, and wondered at times where He is in all of it. Though I KNOW He is with us, it hasn’t always felt that way when my fears creep in, drowning out the hope He wants to keep on giving and growing in me. I was driving to work on Rt. 72 yesterday, and right around the spot when I usually hear The Bible Experience, I was hearing the voice of Joni Tada, and I listened not thinking that this was not the usual daily segment. But sure enough, her message on HOPE struck right into my frail heart, and when she mentioned Rom. 15:13, tears ran down my cheeks because it was one of those sweet, personal touches from Him that are so timely, so personal, it’s hard to fathom. And I was still marveling when the announcer mentioned that the Tada message was a mistake and “how did that happen???!!!” I had to laugh out loud, and then wonder how many others out there really needed to hear the wrong message, the one not supposed to be airing! Truly, if I hadn’t been on my way to work I think I would have tried to call, it was just that funny/amazing to me. Just wanted to let you know that God so often uses your station to reach and encourage His wondering, wandering people.



phil : September 12, 2012 7:15 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – Greetings! It’s time for this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup: New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.  This week for the roundup, I recommend something a little bit different; something new and exciting by a 13-member group of family and friends called the Sing Team! It was WJTL’s Kristi Leigh, host of the praise and worship show, Sunday mornings on WJTL, who excitedly said to me one day, “Phil, have you heard about a group called “The Sing Team?” I responded by simply saying, “No, I have not.” Well, as it turns out, The Sing Team is an extension of the group’s ministry at Mars Hill Church Ballard, Seattle. The ensemble currently leads worship at Mars Hill, and Brian Eichelberger, one of the primary songwriters at Mars Hill, serves as lead singer. The music of The Sing Team can only be described as joyous, uplifting and celebratory; their songs are filled with hand-clapping, foot-stomping, and beautiful harmonies. The group themselves actually state that they are equally influenced by the Detroit/Motown sound as they are by Jim Henson’s Muppets. For more on The Sing Team! go to; you’ll find the Mars Hill blog, meet the Sing Team and listen to music off the band’s latest, 5-song EP, “Oh! Great Is Our God!” Finally, congratulations to TobyMac, who becomes just the third Christian artist to have a new project (“Eye On It”) debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200!  The last Christian artist on the WJTL playlist to bow at No. 1 was Bob Carlisle; his 1996 project, “Shades of Grace,” propelled by his smash hit “Butterfly Kisses,” entered at the top of the Billboard chart back in June of 1997! TobyMac is coming to town for a concert at the Giant Center in Hershey, on Sunday, December 9. Click here  for the complete list of upcoming shows.

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Life Application Truth-Response to God’s Call

john : September 12, 2012 3:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Isaiah 6:8.

The prophet said, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!”

God’s people have responded to God’s call differently. Jonah heard God’s call and tried to hide from God. The reason for this was that he lacked concern for the people God wanted him to confront. Moses heard God’s call and made excuses as to why he was not the right man for the job. He was focused on his personal limitations. Isaiah responded to God’s call by making himself available to the Lord for His service. He was focused on the worthiness and holiness of the LORD. This is the focus that will give us a willing heart to carry out what God wants us to do.

Worship leads us to an awareness of God’s wisdom to guide us in His will, and His strength to carry us through.

Saying “yes” to God’s opportunities is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Recommended Video Viewing: The City Harmonic-Mountaintop

phil : September 11, 2012 9:35 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – Check out the City Harmonic’s new video for “Mountaintop.” Uniquely filmed in one continuous take on location near their hometown of Hamilton, ON. Canada, “Mountaintop” also incorporates videos sent to them by fans and artists from all around the world, including clips from Michael Tait (Newsboys), and Aaron  Gillespie. (All 3 artists are coming to town, too. Click here for the video, and here for details on all of the upcoming concerts!) Happy viewing!




lisa : September 11, 2012 11:46 am : Lisa Landis, missions

Lisa Landis – This Thursday I travel to Kenya to report on the community of Alendu with Rafiki Africa.  Rafiki Africa works together with African communities to provide practical resources, training, real and lasting hope, dignity, encouragement, spiritual growth and guidance.  It’s been two years since I visited Africa.  My last trip was with Eastern Mennonite Missions in April of 2010.  Before I travel on Thursday, I wanted to update you on the Guinea-Bissau school project in Western Africa.  Here is a quick video of the progress:

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The walls are up and the roof is on the school building in Catel, Guinea-Bissau, that WJTL listeners so generously contributed to in 2010-2011. EMM worker Beryl Forester said all the funds that were raised have been used – about $11,000.

Beryl estimates that another $5,000 would cover the cost of plastering both the inside and the outside of the school, pouring the concrete floors, putting in windows and doors, and painting the building. Of course, furnishings like desks and benches would also be helpful; making or purchasing them would likely cost an additional $3,000. This building will have four classrooms, each accommodating 30 students, 120 per session. There are two sessions per day.

There’s still a lot to be done! Catel has one of the worst educational situations in the region. Most of the teachers do not receive a salary so classes are quite irregular and the instructional level is insufficient. Sadly, many of the students who go through the program still can’t read or write when they finish.

But there’s also reason to hope! A man who is a native of Catel will soon complete his teacher’s certificate and Beryl reports that he has a dream to return to Catel to help create an effective school environment here.

Another new project in Guinea-Bissau

Another exciting possibility for the village is the prospect of getting a cashew processing project up and running. EMM is raising funds through a special Faithfunder campaign to run a pilot project. This would mean villagers could process their cashews in the country rather than shipping them to India for processing, which is what they do now. Processing the nuts locally, and establishing trade relationships directly with buyers, means the communities that grow the cashews also get the jobs and retain more of the profits. The community could see long-term economic development.

You can be part of this project, too. You can even get tasty cashew nuts in exchange for supporting it! But it’s only running until October 12. Go to and find out:

  • Why is EMM processing cashews in Guinea-Bissau?
  • What is Faithfunder?
  • How can people help?
Please pray for safety as I leave later this week for Kenya with Rafiki Africa.  Rafiki AFrica is a non-profit run by Roger & Dorothy who run the African food stand at Lancaster Central Market.  Rafiki Africa Foundation (Rafiki Africa) is a Christian faith based, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization focused on poverty alleviation with a comprehensive approach. For more information visit  And listen for videos, pictures, blogs, & live radio updates September 13-24.

Life Application Truth-Grace That Brings Freedom

john : September 10, 2012 2:52 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From John 8, verses 10 and 11.

Jesus asked a woman caught in adultery, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

“No one, sir”, she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you. Go, now and leave your life of sin.”

This woman must have thought her life was coming to an end as her hidden sin of adultery was exposed in public. The religious leaders used this opportunity to try to trap Jesus. Their main goal was not to find fault with the woman, but Jesus. They said to Jesus, “The Law of Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”

Jesus responds by writing on the ground, and then saying, “If any of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

No one threw a stone at her. The woman was spared the death penalty. Jesus was offering her a pardon from her past, and freedom for her future. In a world of sin, Jesus teaches us to abstain from finger-pointing blame and to confront sin with grace. The evidence of our sin gives us no platform to condemn another person. Just like with the woman caught in adultery, the forgiveness Jesus offers is an opportunity to turn from our sin and follow Him with a pure heart.  Isaiah 30:15 says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation.”

Repentance is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (Sept.9)

kristi : September 9, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

September 09, 2012


6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D. ~”Awakening” Mini-Theme from 6:00-7:00 a.m.~

“Awaken The Dawn” by Victory Fellowship Worship Band, Paul Meany of Mutemath from “Elevator Music”

“Wake Up” by Leeland from “Opposite Way”

“The Great Awakening” by Leeland from “The Great Awakening”

“Wake Up” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Alive” by Brothers McClurg from “Alive”

“Wake Up” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”

“Let The Earth Awake” by Charlie Hall from “The Rising”

“Awaken” by Kristene DiMarco from “Safe Place”

“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Awaken (Let The Whole World Sing)” by Dan & Lauren Smith from “The Revive Project”

“The Awakening” by LCBC Worship from “Where It Starts”

“Awaken My Soul” by Robbie Seay Band from “Miracle”

“My Soul Longs” by The Neverclaim from “Revival”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Great I Am” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”

“God Of Wonders” by Mac Powell, Caedmon’s Call from “City On A Hill”

“Revelation Song” by Gateway Worship, Kari Jobe from “Cover The Earth”

“Hallelujah Jesus” by Evan Wickham from “Mysterious Things”

“Word Of God Speak” by Mercy Me from “Spoken For”

“Jesus Saves” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”

“Awesome God” by Rich Mullins from “Winds Of Heaven…Stuff Of Earth”

“How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan from “The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down”

“A Mighty Fortress” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)”

“Indescribable” by Laura Story from “Great God Who Saves”

“Forever Reign” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“Open The Eyes Of My Heart” by Paul Baloche from “The Writer’s Collection”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Stronger” by Hillsong from “This Is Our God”

“Your Presence Is Heaven” by Israel Houghton & New Breed from “Jesus At The Center”

“King Of Glory” by Victory Fellowship Worship Band, Paul Meany of Mutemath from “Elevator Music”

“Saviour’s Song” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”

“This Is Why I Am Alive” by Rick Pino from “The Narrow Road”

“Magnificent” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“Furious” by Jeremy Riddle, Bethel Live from “Be Lifted High”

“So Good To Me” by Cory Asbury from “Holy”

“Impossible Possible” by Jared Anderson from “The Narrow Road”

“Like An Avalanche” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Holy Roar” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: The Road To One Day”

“Cloud By Day” by The Embers from “The Embers”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D. ~”Praise Songs” Mini-theme from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.~

“Call To Praise” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”

“We Give You Praise” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”

“Stand To Praise (Psalm 117)” by Aaron Shust from “Anything Worth Saying”

“You’re Worthy Of My Praise” by Jeremy Camp from Carried Me”

“Glory, Honor, Power, Praise” by The Embers from “The Embers”

“Oh! Great Is Our God!” by The Sing Team from “Oh! Great Is Our God!”

“O Praise Him (All This For A King)” by David Crowder Band from “Illuminate”

“Praise To The One” by Brad & Rebekah from “The Things Of God”

“Holy Praise” by Jared Anderson from “Desperation”

“Praise To You” by Parachute Band from “Roadmaps and Revelations”

“Praise Song” by Third Day from “Third Day”

“Praise To The Lord, The Almighty” by Out Of Eden from “Hymns”

“Praise The Lord Who Reigns Above” by Leigh Nash from “Hymns and Sacred Songs”

“Praise The Lord” by Kristene Mueller from “Those Who Dream”

“Praise The Rather, Praise The Son” by Chris Tomlin from “Hello Love”


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