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phredd : September 21, 2012 6:21 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCAUGHTON – Lisa is in Kenya with Rafiki Africa . Rafiki Africa has a school on their campus in Alendu, Kenya. Most of our students at LightHouse Academy are orphans and come from families where there is no access to education. The families make less than $1.00 per day. At LightHouse the students receive Christian education, 2 meals a day, after school and holiday programs and all school supplies. You have the opportunity to support some of the students on a monthly basis. We’ve included photos of Merab and Samantha. Check out more of Lisa’s photos at the WJTL facebook page and listen to her past reports at our WJTLCasts page.  And of course, stay tuned as Lisa continues to bring us live reports.



phil : September 20, 2012 6:36 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.   New projects available this week: “Resuscitate,” by Remedy Drive, “Woven,” by Esterlyn, and “Fearless,” by Group 1 Crew. And before I go any further, I would be remiss if I did not make this special announcement: Group 1 Crew is part of the ‘Hits Deep’ tour, coming to the Giant Center, in Hershey, on Sunday, December 9! Check out this lineup: TobyMac, Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Chris August, Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace, and the aforementioned Group 1 Crew. Tickets are on sale now at 717-459-3701 or As for Group 1 Crew, they are comprised of Manwell Reyes and Blanca Callahan, both of whom wrote or co-wrote all 13 tracks on their new project, “Fearless.” During the writing and recording of the project, they were faced with both artistic and personal challenges, including: evolving from a trio to a duo, the death of Blanca’s father, and balancing newlywed life with a heavy touring schedule. Group 1 Crew have earned 5 Dove Awards and they also scored a surprise hit last year with “He Said”  featuring Chris August, off their previous project, “Outta Space Love-Bigger Love Edition.”For more on Group 1 Crew, go to to find music downloads, videos, facebook page and more.

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Life Application Truth-Faith Acknowledges Jesus

john : September 20, 2012 3:29 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From John 8:24-

Jesus had some tough words for the Pharisees. He said, “I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.”

Jesus is giving both a warning to the Pharisees and an opportunity to change their mind about Him. In John 5:18, we learn that in calling God His own Father, He was making Himself equal with God. Denying the claims of Jesus as the Son of God to the very end leads us to a bitter end. But it does not have to end that way. The coming of Jesus to the world means that through faith in His name, we don’t have to die in our sins, but rather in His grace.

There is a Savior. His name is Jesus. And His death on the cross means forgiveness to all who call on Him to save us from our sins.

His resurrection means victory and eternal life. Our hope remains firm because Jesus is alive and well.

Faith in the name of Jesus is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Life Application Truth-A Firm Foundation

john : September 19, 2012 5:46 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 7:24 and 25.

Jesus wrapped up the Sermon On the Mount by saying, “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”

The words of Jesus are so dependable that we can build our life on them. He gives us a firm foundation that provides stability for our lives when the storms of life test our strength.

Jesus said we would have times of trouble in this world. He did not hide that fact from us. At the same time, He also assured us of His presence to be with us, and His grace to help us in our times of need.

There is another side of the story that Jesus also brings to our attention. “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who build his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”  In both cases, it was the storm that revealed the strength of the foundation.

Hearing Jesus’ words and putting them into practice is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Life Application Truth-Jesus At The Center

john : September 18, 2012 2:45 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Revelation 7:17.

“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

This is the picture of the relief that awaits those who were cleansed by the blood of Jesus and have come out of the great tribulation on the earth.

Jesus was described by John the Baptist as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. In heaven, the Lamb is also the Shepherd. Those who look to Him with a trusting heart are cleansed of their sin. As we follow Jesus, we can depend on Him to lead us to a place of righteousness, joy in His holy Presence, relief from pain and suffering, and eternal life.

In Heaven, Jesus is the central focus. We can prepare for heaven now by putting Jesus as the center of our attention and devotion today.

A life centered on Christ is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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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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