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Congratulations to Tenth Avenue North!

phil : May 25, 2010 6:15 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil

Radio Friend Phil - Just one week after MercyMe’s new CD “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” debuted at No. 3,  Tenth Avenue North’s new project, “The Light Meets The Dark,” enters the Billboard Top 200 at No. 15! The new disc is also currently holding steady on the Billboard Top 25 Digital Albums chart.  It’s exciting to see Contemporary Christian music continue to make a strong impact on a national scale.

Tenth Avenue North, named the 2009 New Artist of the Year, is playing this year’s Creation Festival; keep listening  to WJTL  for the Creation Survival Kit Contest and your chance to win 2-tickets to Creation 2010 and this year’s Creation Survival Kit. Creation 2010: June 30-July 3 in Mt. Joy, PA. More details at http://www.creationfest.com/ne/artists.php

Radio Friend Phil, WJTL DJ

http://www.tenthavenuenorth.com/home

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Do you remember the first time you heard WJTL?

phil : May 21, 2010 7:51 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil

Radio Friend Phil – Here’s a few random questions for you: Do you remember the first time you heard FM 90.3 WJTL? Can you recall the first song that you heard playing on the radio? Do you have any recollection of the moment that you discovered  WJTL on your radio or computer?

My first experience with WJTL occurred in November of 1993.  At the time, I was living in Oklahoma, and decided to visit my parents for Thanksgiving near Philadelphia.  As I recall, I was traveling east on the turnpike through Harrisburg when I adjusted my radio dial to 90.3 FM—and bam! There it was like a bolt of lightning coming through loud and clear on my ’86 Pontiac Sunbird speakers! The song playing that Saturday night was “We Are The Light” by Servant. The DJ was Terry Phillips and the program was called “The Archives” (still heard every Saturday night between 9 p.m. and midnight).

I was thrilled! I was giddy with excitement! I remember saying out loud to myself–”This is a really cool radio station”—and I still feel the same way about WJTL today.

Now it’s your turn; share your story…

Radio Friend Phil, WJTL DJ

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superhero: Britpop Music From the U.K. to Delta, PA.

phil : May 19, 2010 12:03 am : music, Radio Friend Phil

Radio Friend Phil – As a music lover,  it’s always exciting when a band stops by the WJTL studios to talk about their music and share their vision for ministry! On Wednesday night’s edition of New Tunes at 9, we had the  chance  to meet superhero, a Scotland-based band that loves to play rock ‘n’ roll and lead worship all around the world. (Their ministry has taken them to Scotland, England, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland and numerous other countries.) To listen to the music of superhero, go here: http://www.myspace.com/superherouk

superhero lead singer Tim Cheshire  spoke about their new CD, “Bicycle Thieves” (which includes a song called “Delta, PA.”),  their relationship to the band Delirious and shared stories regarding traveling, performing and spreading the Gospel. If you missed the conversation on the radio, go here: http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/

Radio Friend Phil, DJ, WJTL

phil@wjtl.com

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Stellar Kart: Adam Agee speaks about “Something Holy”

phil : May 17, 2010 5:40 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil

Radio Friend Phil – One of my favorite new songs of 2010  is “Something Holy,” by Stellar Kart.  The message of the song, off their latest project, “Everything Is Different Now,”  is simple, direct and clearly defined. 

 Click here to see lead singer Adam Agee share his thoughts about the song:    

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Has this song impacted you in any way? Does the message in the music speak to you? If so, please let me know.

Radio Friend Phil, WJTL, DJ

phil@wjtl.com

http://stellarkart.com/

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Mercy Me Says “Thank You” To Fans Everywhere

phil : May 12, 2010 8:31 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – The good news was released today: Mercy Me’s latest project, “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” enters the Billboard chart this week at No. 3–That’s No. 3 in the nation!  “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” is Mercy Me’s highest chart debut of their career and  currently the No. 1 selling Christian record in America.

Thank you WJTL listeners for showing Mercy Me the support they well-deserve! I invite you to check out the band’s blog to read the stories of other  fans who are sharing their personal stories of  “seeing Mr. Lovewell in action.” Go  here http://mercyme.org/

Radio Friend Phil, WJTL DJ

phil@wjtl.com

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FFH Releases “Wide Open Spaces”

phil : May 10, 2010 8:12 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Lancaster County favorites FFH return this week with a brand-new project called, “Wide Open Spaces.” WJTL has already played 2 tracks off the disc:  “What It Feels Like” and “Undone”; both songs reflecting on God’s grace in the midst of personal struggle and spiritual growth.

After taking a musical hiatus in 2006, the Deibler family: Jeromy; his wife Jennifer; and their young song, Hutch, went to Africa to minister to a local church congregation.  Upon returning to America, they decided to begin the process of writing and recording a new record. The results are well-worth the wait! If you already have the new disc, please let me know what 2 or 3 tracks are your personal favorites.

You can hear music off “Wide Open Spaces,” weeknights at 9 p.m. on New Tunes at 9. To read the band’s blog, watch videos and more, go here:  http://ffh.net/

Radio Friend Phil, DJ

phil@wjtl.com

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The Soulful Voice of Anthony Evans

phil : May 6, 2010 10:18 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil

Radio Friend Phil-

Did you have a chance to make it to either of this week’s National Day of Prayer events at Lancaster Bible College? Well, if you attended Thursday’s Celebration of Prayer, you undoubtedly saw Dr. Tony Evans and his son, Anthony Evans, leading worship.

Anthony Evans was a recent guest on the Get Up and Go Show: you can hear the April 28 interview here:  http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/

Anthony’s latest project is “Undisguised,” a 12-track release on INO Records.  Anthony’s voice is soulful, confident and worshipful.  Among the standout tracks: the self-penned “Wait,” the duet with Kari Jobe, “Rejoice” and his cover of Brenton Brown’s “Amazing God.”

 Check out the link below and listen for more tracks off Anthony’s project on New Tunes at 9, weeknights on WJTL. http://anthony-evans.com/

Radio Friend Phil

phil@wjtl.com

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Excited about the music of Reilly!

phil : May 5, 2010 10:10 am : music, Radio Friend Phil

On Tuesday night’s edition of New Tunes at 9, I was thrilled to play the new song by Reilly called, “Too Long Without You.”

Reilly, a 5-piece rock band from Philadelphia, is gearing up for the June 8 release of their new project, “Around The World.” Lead singer and guitarist John Reilly uses the term “symphonic-rock” to describe their sound, due mostly in part to the twin-violins played by Dan and Noele Huie; I, for one, love the sound of this great band!

Reilly is scheduled to play a live show at the upcoming Witness Festival, June 12, in Quarryville, PA.

You can check out the band’s music, award-winning video for “Sunlight” (winner of “Best Music Video” at the 2009 San Diego Film Festival) and more at the link below.

http://www.reillytheband.com/

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Mercy Me: Join the Listening Party! Click to listen to the new CD

phil : May 3, 2010 5:10 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil

Mercy Me’s new CD is called “The Generous Mr. Lovewell.”  You can join the Listening Party to hear songs and comments about the new record, courtesy of INO Records, through Tuesday, May 10th.  Enjoy!





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Sidewalk Prophets: Dove Award winners and fun video in vehicle!

phil : April 29, 2010 6:00 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil

…And the winner of the 2010 New Artist of the Year award goes to—Sidewalk Prophets! Congratulations to the band led by lead singer Dave Frey (and whose drummer, Justin Nace, hails from Millersburg, PA.) on taking home their first-ever Dove statuette! 

WJTL is currently playing their new song, “You Can Have Me,” off their debut project, “These Simple Truths”  (produced by Ian Eskelin).   And check out the band passing time in their vehicle by singing a song:  Click below and click  “video” to see how much fun the guys have together.       http://www.sidewalkprophets.com/

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