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The Top 10 Songs Of 2012

phil : January 2, 2013 7:24 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – 2012 was another superb year for Christian music! Here’s a quick look at the top 10 songs from WJTL’s Top 100 Countdown (complete list posted soon):

(1) TobyMac- Me Without You. (2) Kutless-Even If. (3) Sidewalk Prophets-Live Like That. (4) Casting Crowns-Jesus, Friend of Sinners. (5) Matthew West-Forgiveness. (6) David Crowder Band-After All (Holy). (7) Kutless-Carry Me to the Cross. (8) Tenth Avenue North-Losing. (9) Britt Nicole-All This Time. (10) Matt Redman-10,000 Reasons.

phil@wjtl.com

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“Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2012” From Under The Radar

ann : January 2, 2013 8:58 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

ANN D’ALESSANDRO-

“Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2012” From Under The Radar

(aired Friday nights on WJTL from 10-11PM)

Under The Radar plays some of my favorite artists and so here is another list of great music from this year!

1. Light for the Lost Boy – Andrew Peterson

2. Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut – Andrew Osenga

3. No Man’s Land – Charlie Peacock

4. Heart – Audrey Assad

5. Birds of Relocation – Eric Peters

6. The Fourth Wall – The Vespers

7. Wounded Healer – The Followers

8. Open Your Doors – Jenny & Tyler

9. Homemade Worship by Handmade People – Rend Collective Experiment

10. Land of the Living – Matthew Perryman Jones

11. Lights of Distant Cities – Bebo Norman

I’ve had Charlie Peacock, just bought Andrew Osenga for my husband for Christmas and just ordered Andrew Peterson.  I LOVE listening to new music and even better if it’s new music from some of my favorite artists!!!

http://radarradio.net/blog/top-11-gourmet-albums-of-2012

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Happy New Year!

Ann D’Alessandro – Fan of UTR

ann@wjtl.com

 

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Top 10 Videos of 2012

Ben : December 31, 2012 1:58 pm : Ben Sauder, Staff Pages

In 2012, more than 150 videos, featuring over 50 artists, were added to the WJTL video page. Here are the Most Watched New WJTL videos of 2012:

10) Disciple: Little Man Syndrome
Kevin Young, one of my favorite interviewees from Creation cracks the top 10.

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9) Matthew West: The “Forgiveness” Story
Possibly my favorite “Live from the Junction Center” event was Matthew West.

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8) Evelia: “Too Much” (Acoustic)
Our neighbors at Creation Festival for the whole week with a top notch performance in the woods.

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7) Disciple: Human Video
See #10.

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6) Hyland: “Beauty in the Broken” (Acoustic)
An adventure to the top of the mountain at Creation led to this excellent performance by Jon Lewis.

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5) Mikeschair: “You Loved Me First” (Acoustic)
Grayson’s performance breaks into the top 5 spots in only a few months.

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4) Paul Baloche: The Same Love/Above All Medley
A Powerful performance from Paul Baloche live in the WJTL studio.

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3) Disciple: Oh God Save Us All
See #10 again. Disciple dominates taking 3 of the top 10 spots.

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2) Everfound: “Take this City” (Acoustic)
This relatively unknown band surprisingly takes the 2nd spot despite only being up for less than a month.

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1) All Sons & Daughters – Brokenness Aside
Easily taking the #1 spot, pulling in over 50k views in less than a year.

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PRAISE&WORSHIP 2012 SPECIAL

kristi : December 31, 2012 12:00 pm : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — What a great year!  2012 brought us lots of new worship leaders and lots of new songs from those who have been leading us for decades!  I’m so excited to put this 4-hour special together to share with you.  Below you’ll find all the song information.

Happy New Year!  I can’t wait to see what new songs of worship 2013 brings!

Kristi Leigh — WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Hour 1:
“You Are” by Colton Dixon from “Messenger”
“Your Presence Is Heaven” by Israel & New Breed from “Jesus At The Center”
“Wonderful” by Desperation Band from “Center Of It All”
“Impossible Possible” by Jared Anderson from “The Narrow Road”
“Reckless” by Jeremy Camp from “Reckless”
“The Solution” by Eddie Kirkland from “Kings and Queens”
“Everything You Are” by Jaime Jamgochian from “Above The Noise”
“Awaken (Let The Whole World Sing)” by Dan & Lauren Smith from “The Revive Project”
“We Are Free” by Aaron Shust from “This Is What We Believe”
“More Than Amazing” by Lincoln Brewster from “Real Life”
“One Thing Remains” by Jeremy Riddle from “Furious”
“Worship The Lamb” by Jessa Anderson from “Not Myself Anymore”
“The Battle Hymn” by Justin Unger from “This Is Freedom”
“Rise” by Kari Jobe from “Where I Find You”
Hour 2:
“Awaken” by Kristene DiMarco from “Safe Place”
“Dancing On The Doors” by John Mark McMillan from “The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down”
“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“My Soul Longs” by The Neverclaim from “Revival”
“My Joy” by Philip Herndon from “Love In Every Motion”
“Second Chance” by Rend Collective from “Homemade Worship By Handmade People”
“Oh! Great Is OUr God!” by The Sing Team from “Oh! Great Is Our God!”
“This Is The Day” by Phil Wickham from “Response”
“Great I Am” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Breathe In”
“When The Stars Burn Down” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Breathe In”
“After All (Holy)” by David Crowder Band from “Give Us Rest”
“Fall On Your Knees” by David Crowder Band from “Give Us Rest”
“Treasure” by Esterlyn from “Call Out”
“Everyday Your Love Is New” by Esterlyn from “Woven”
Hour 3:
“Alive” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”
“I Am Set Free” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”
“Whom Shall I Fear (God OF Angel Armies)” by Chris Tomlin from “Burning Lights”
“White Flag” by Chris Tomlin, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”
“Mystery” by Charlie Hall, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”
“Nothing But The Blood” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”
“Our God’s Alive” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”
“Cornerstone” by Hillsong Live from “Cornerstone”
“Hope Of The World” by Hillsong Live from “Cornerstone”
“Carry Me To The Cross” by Kutless from “Believer”
“Even If” by Kutless from “Believer”
“How Great You Are” by Sovereign Grace Music from “From Age To Age”
“Mighty Fortress” by Sovereign Grace Music from “From Age To Age”
“Not Ashamed” by Kristian Stanfill, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”
“Taste Of Eternity” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”
Hour 4:
“Heartbeat” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”
“For The Sake of The World” by Bethel Live, Brian Johnson from “For The Sake Of The World”
“Closer” by Bethel Live, Steffany Frizzell from “For The Sake Of The World”
“Everlifting” by Christy Nockels from “Into The Glorious”
“Sing Along” by Christy Nockels from “Into The Glorious”
“Your Goodness” by Brian Campbell from “Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life”
“Let Heaven Come” by Brian Campbell from “Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life”
Live From The Junction Center Recordings:
“Rescue/I Have Decided” by Jared Anderson
“The Same Love/Above All” by Paul Baloche
“Everlasting God” by Haley Morgan Smith
“Nothing But The Blood” by Allan Scott
“You Are Great” by Brad&Rebekah
“I Will Worship” by Chuck Gibson
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NEW YEARS SPECIALS!

kristi : December 30, 2012 8:59 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — 2012 brought us so many new songs that touched our hearts and lives!  Listen to WJTL (or online at the listen tab at www.WJTL.com) for two specials that will review them!

The Praise & Worship 2012 Special with Kristi Leigh (me!) — Noon-4 New Year’s Eve

The Top 100 Countdown with Radio Friend Phil — 4-Midnight New Year’s Eve (Rebroadcast 4-Midnight New Year’s Day)

And remember the songs from (many) years gone by…the classic music tradition continues with Terry Phillips and The Archives Special on New Year’s Day from Noon-4

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2013-THE YEAR TO REMEMBER

john : December 28, 2012 11:04 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – We are coming toward the end of 2012, the Year of Transformation at WJTL, with an emphasis on life change from the inside out. I sincerely hope that the devotionals and the stories of changed lives that we have been sharing have left an impression on your life in terms of how Jesus is able to transform you to be more like Christ and to prepare you for doing God’s will with a sincere heart of devotion.

When we talk of transformation, I often think of Second Corinthians 3:18 which says, “we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

So, for the disciple of Jesus, God’s Spirit is working in our lives constantly. It’s a process of transformation, where we are learning who Jesus is more thoroughly, seeing Him for clearly, and reflecting Him more accurately.  So, there is in the Christian life two types of transformation taking place. One type of transformation is when we first acknowledge our need for Jesus to be our Savior and Lord and are converted to becoming a Christ follower. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. And then the second type of transformation is a process called sanctification, where Jesus is shaping us on a daily basis to grow in godly character and maturity.  So, even though we are moving into a new focus next year, let’s never forget that Jesus touches lives in ways that transform our hearts. Up and coming in 2013 will be the Year to Remember. We will remember highlights in church history, and lessons of faith from the Bible, because faith remembers God in the midst of daily life and learns from past experiences.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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NEW TUNES AT 9 ROUNDUP: SMALLTOWN POETS

phil : December 27, 2012 7:46 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 music available now: the new Smalltown Poets, seven-song EP, “Under the New Sun.” The new disc is the latest project for the band formed in Georgia back in 1996. They first achieved recognition with their self-titled debut, earning a Grammy nomination for “Best Gospel Rock Album.” Recently, on New Tunes at 9, I spoke to lead singer Michael Johnston about the band’s longevity and the primary themes on the new project, “Under the New Sun.”   (Click the link http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/ and scroll down to 11-13-12 Smalltown Poets part one, two and three.)    To preview and purchase Smalltown Poets’ new project, “Under the New Sun,” and their recent Christmas project, “Smalltown Poets Christmas,” go to http://smalltownpoets.bandcamp.com/. (You’ll also find links to their facebook and you-tube pages, and smalltownpoets.tv.)

phil@wjtl.com

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11 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS POEM AUTHOR

phredd : December 24, 2012 10:02 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Jenn Paules is going to interview poem author Cameo Smith from Mount Wolf, PA this morning at 10am. Cameo wrote this poem in response to the Newtown, CT School shooting.

 

11 Days before Christmas 2012

T’was  11 days before Christmas, around 9:38

When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.

Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air,

They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say,

They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.

“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.

“This is heaven.” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,

But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same,

Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy that only heaven can bring

Those children all flew into the arms of their King.

And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,

One small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.

And as if He could read all the questions she had

He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”

Then He looked down on earth, the world far below,

He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.

Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,

“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”

“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools,”

“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”

Then He and the children stood up without a sound,

“Come now my children, let me show you around.”

Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,

All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,

“In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

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PRAISE&WORSHIP PLAYLIST

kristi : December 23, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — This morning, it’s a full 4 hours of Christmas songs of Worship!  Please let me know if you have any song questions!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy)” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“Oh Holy Night (LIVE)” by David Crowder Band
“Silent Night (Emmanuel)” by Matt Maher from “The Essential Christmas Collection”
“Glory In The Highest” by Sean Feucht
“Go Tell It On The Mountain” by Jadon Lavik from “Christmas”
“The First Noel” by Phil Wickham from “Songs For Christmas”
“Angels We Have Heard On High” by Travis Ryan
“Immanuel” by Michael Card from “The Promise”
“Born Is The King (It’s Christmas)” by Hillsong from “Born Is The King EP”
“O Come Let Us Adore Him” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Sacred Revolution”
“Glory In The Highest” by Shane & Shane from “Glory In The Highest”
“The Shephards Song (God With Us)” by Hearts Of Saints from “It’s A Shamrock Christmas”
“Sanctus” by Ana Laura from “Come Let Us Adore Him”
“Here With Us” by Joy Williams from “Come Let Us Adore Him”
“He Is Wonderful” by Kathryn Scott from “Worship And Adore”
“For Unto Us A Child Is Born” by BeBe and CeCe Winans from “First Christmas”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Glory In The Highest” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“O Come O Come Emmanuel” by Shane & Shane from “Glory In The Highest”
“Magnificent” by Christy Nockels from “Do You See What I See?”
“Love Has A Name” by Jason Gray from “Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2″
“Baby Boy” by For King & Country from “A Very Special Christmas – Bringing Peace On Earth”
“For The First Time” by Jason Bare from “For The First Time”
“Do You Hear” by North Point Christmas from “North Point Christmas”
“Angels We Have Heard On High” by Future Of Forestry from “Advent Christmas Vol. 2″
“Jesus Is Alive” by Josh Wilson
“O Come Let Us Adore Him” by Hillsong from “Born Is The King EP”
“O Holy NIght” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“Holy Lamb Of God” by Women Of Faith Worship Team from “Songs 4 Worship”
“Joy To The World” by Fernando Ortega from “Christmas Songs”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Morningstar” by Sixteen Cities from “Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2″
“He Is More (Peace And Light)” by Scott Krippayne from “Not So Silent Night”
“Everything Changed” by North Point Christmas from “North Point Christmas”
“Silent Night” by Seabird from “The Silent Night EP”
“Glory” by Big Daddy Weave from “Christ Is Come”
“When Hope Came Down” by Kari Jobe from “Where I Find You (Christmas Edition)”
“Hallelujah (Light Has Come)” by Barlow GIrl from “Home For Christmas”
“Light Of The World” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“Shining Star” by Rend Collective from “Homemade Worship by Handmade People”
“God WIth Us” by Jeremy Camp from “Christmas: God With Us”
“Evermore” by Phil Wickham from “Songs For Christmas”
“Good Christian Men Rejoice” by Smalltown Poets from “Smalltown Poets Christmas”
“In The First Light” by Todd Agnew from “Do You See What I See?”
“Come Now Our King” by Chris August from “Come Now Our King EP”
“Gloria” by Jason Castro from “A Very Special Christmas – Bringing Peace On Earth”
“Hallelujah The Lord Has Come” by Jadon Lavik from “Christmas”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Joy To The World” by Steven Curtis Chapman from “Joy”
“Shining” by Sanctus Real from “EMI CMG Christmas 2012″
“Go Tell It On The Mountain” by Needtobreathe from “A Very Special Christmas – Bringing Peace On Earth”
“We Three Kings” by After Edmund from “Twas The Night After Edmund”
“Silent Night” by Marie Miller
“Immanuel” by Point Of Grace from “Home For The Holidays”
“Behold The Lamb Of God” by Lara Landon, Brian Weaver
“Hope Has Come” by Matt Papa from “Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2″
“Heaven And Nature Sing” by FFH from “One Silent Night”
“Redemption Song” by Mikeschair from “It’s Christmas EP’
“Our God” by Lincoln Brewster from “Joy To The World”
“We Have A Savior” by Hillsong from “We Have A Savior”
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” by Francesca Battistelli from “Christmas”
“I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” by Casting Crowns from “Peace On Earth”
“Peace On Earth” by Big Daddy Weave from “Christ Is Come”
“Glory To God” by Anthony Evans from “Do You See What I See?”
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5 FUN FREE WEEKEND TODOS

phredd : December 21, 2012 9:05 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! Dec 21, 22 and 23, 2012

5) Kids Cookie Break Talent Show tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 22nd) from 9AM-Noon. Tune in and hear KCB listeners share such talents as singing, playing instruments and extreme Hulahooping.  A festive Christmas tradition on WJTL.

4) Upper Leacock Fire Company and the Keystone Majorette Corps have teamed up to host Leola Community Christmas, an indoor Christmas display walk- through with 40+ displays of Christmas trees, manger scenes, train sets, etc.  The inspiration behind the indoor display is from the “Moon Room” at Rebman’s Holiday Store that closed in 2005 after 56 years of business. tonight and tomorrow 6p-10p and Sunday 6p-9p (Dec 21, 22 and 23) More info:leolacommunitychristmas.weebly.com

3) The Music for Everyone Chorus is holding its second annual Carols with the County event at the Marriott at Penn Square at tonight (Friday Dec 21) at 7PM. Following a performance of international music, the chorus will lead a community Christmas Carol Sing-along for all ages. More info: (717) 239-1600

2) 10th Annual 2012 Red Lion Train Station Model Railroad Holiday Open House, tomorrow (Sat, Dec 22, 2012) from 1 to 5pm at Red Lion Train Station, 73 N. Main St., Red Lion. Admission is FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated.  More info: redlionpa.org

1) A live drive-thru nativity featuring children, adults, and animals at St. Paul’s Church of Quarryville tonight (Fri. Dec. 21st) from 7-10PM.  Admission is free,  a donation of a non-perishable item or personal care item will gladly be accepted to support the Solanco Food Bank. More info: 717-786-3708

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