FRED MCNAUGHTON – Longtime WJTL listeners and friends, CJ and Tracy Darlington wrote a stirling review of the Hawk Nelson, Britt Nicole, Revive, John Reuben – FLY ME TO THE SHOW concert. I asked if I could share it with you, and they gave a resounding, “have at it, Fred”
Thanks Ladies for allowing us to share in your enthusiasm!
FRED MCNAUGHTON – Our good friend Dave O’Connor of Lancaster Newspapers, CrossRock -Lancasteronline fame, produced an awesome interview with Jars of Clay and Brandon Heath. Dave also does Cross Rock for the Top 25 Countdown on WJTL. Check it out!
Due to an overnight vehicle breakdown the Jars of Clay and Brandon Heath concert tonight at Lancaster Bible College will have a delayed start. The doors are not expected to open until approx 7pm with plans to start the show at 8pm. The VIP event will occur after the concert.
FRED MCNAUGHTON – Matt Greiner is the drummer of August Burns Red. Matt originally hails from Manheim and now lives in Lititz. August Burns Red has become one of the most popular bands in Christian Music as evidenced by their popularity at this year’s Purple Door Festival. Matt and ABR lead vocalist Jake Luhrs have begun an online ministry to meet the needs of their listeners.
Check out the site, it’s pretty awesome YourLifeMinistries.com
You can also listen to Matt’s interview Here
FRED MCNAUGHTON – I had the opportunity to attend Momentum 2010 this past week. Momentum 2010 is a gathering of Christian Radio and Festival people who get together to share ideas. In addition to great learning sessions, there were also many opportunities to hear artists. One new artist that I was really impressed with was Coffey Anderson. Half way thru Coffey’s song, he backing tracks quit. Coffey continued to play with just his guitar and really impressed everyone by keeping his composure. I think you are going to really like his music (it comes out later this fall). Here’s the song he played for us in Orlando.
PS I did get to talk to Coffey and he told me he was just recently in Camp Hill. Hey Camp Hillers, did you get to see Coffey in concert?
FRED MCNAUGHTON – Great News for fans of 90s CCM – Burlap to Cashmere is reforming. Check it out!
FRED MCNAUGHTON – 28 years ago, on July 28, 1982, Keith Green went home to be with the Lord. He was 28 years old. Keith was killed in a tragic airplane crash in 1982 along with two of his children, the Smalley family and pilot, Don Burmeister. Tonite at 7:30pm you can experience Keith Green in concert by visiting his website.
FRED MCNAUGHTON – Tractor, Tractor harvesting the wheat. Tractor, Tractor harvesting the wheat. What an incredibly catchy fun and engaging song. You’ve probably heard TRACTOR TRACTOR on the Kids Cookie Break or maybe you’ve been one of many who have called Radio Friend Phil to hear it on the request show. Even more fun and engaging is Mr. Randall Goodgame himself. Randall brought Slugs and Bugs to Creation this year despite a nasty gash to his lower leg obtained while building a tree house for his 3 children.
…and watch Randall wow the Creation Kids Stage Crowd. I’m thinking you will find him as fun and engaging as we did, and I’m guessing you’ll be singing “Tractor Tractor” and “Bears” the rest of the day.
FRED MCNAUGHTON – Pastor Harry Thomas is one of my heroes. We tease Harry about looking like Santa Clause. He doesn’t just look the part, though. He is also “lively and quick”! Harry always has a kind word, a joke, and a servant’s heart. I couldn’t tell you how many times he has been at the right place at the right time with a golf cart ride, a hand with carrying boxes, or a much needed word of encouragement. Many Creation volunteers can vouch for the fact that Harry is the best example of someone who Loves Jesus with all his heart, and someone who knows how to serve others.
This morning Lisa and I not only had a chance to Interview Harry about this year’s Creation Festival, but we also played his song, “Quiet the Lion” from his 1976 album. Yes, back then they put them on vinyl, Radio Friend Phil!
In addition to being one of the co-founders (along with our own Tim Landis) of the Creation Festival Harry is also a Pastor, Evangelist, Singer, Songwriter, Radio Show Host, Dad, Grandad, and – added to his resume during the recent Creation Tour – video blogger!
I love Pastor Harry. He is one of my dear friends and true heroes.
Get Up and Go Show Co-Host
Creation Festival Supervisor
FRED MCNAUGHTON – This morning’s musical guest was a breath of fresh air. Engaging, winsome, and fabulously talented – if you’ve not heard of Joy Ike, you need to do some clicking. She is sharing her faith in mainstream settings with honesty, personality and great music.
Watch the interview and song from this morning.
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