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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Danny Gokey

June 26th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to 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.)

Singer/songwriter, and American Idol top-3 finalist, Danny Gokey, released his new project this week. The record is called “Hope in Front of Me,” and it’s already No. 1 on iTunes Christian and Gospel (and No. 20 on the iTunes chart, overall).

Danny Gokey has stated, “I want to see my music career as a movement.” For more on the music of Danny Gokey, go to

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An Update from Compassion

June 24th, 2014 No comments

STACEY GAGNE – My heart lept when I received an email this morning from one of our friends at Compassion International who was a part of their recent Sponsor Tour to Ethiopia.  One of the projects that they visited on the tour was Tedecha Mekane Yesus …they are standing where I walked in January 2013 and WJTL listeners in turn sponsored many of these  children during our 26 Hours of Compassion!    JoAnn shared how amazing the Pastor and Project Director at the project are and how the team was impressed and enjoyed their time there with the children.  Maybe you can spot your sponsored child in this picture?!

Our friends from Compassion will have a booth at Creation Festival and there will be opportunities for you to sponsor a child.   If you are at the festival, I encourage you to stop by and prayerfully consider  … or visit the website today and help release a child from poverty in Jesus name.



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Under The Radar 2014A Picks

June 24th, 2014 No comments

Under The Radar can be heard on WJTL Fridays at 10PM.  They play some great gourmet music from undiscovered and often under-appreciated Christian artists. They just came out with their Best Album Picks for the first half of 2014 and their Best Song Picks for the first half of 2014.  A lot of them are artists that you hear on WJTL!  Artists like: Ellie Holcomb, John Mark McMillan, Needtobreathe, Rend Collective, Switchfoot, All Sons & Daughters, Peter Furler Band & JJ Heller!  Be sure to check out their lists and find some new favorite “Under The Radar” artists to listen to this summer!

Also, Crowder is listed under Best Song Picks for “My Sweet Lord” with Emmylou Harris from his Neon Steeple CD.  Ellie Holcomb is listed under Best Album Picks for “As Sure As The Sun”.  You can catch both of these amazing artists on The Neon Steeple Tour, Oct. 10th at Lancaster Bible College!


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Some Sort of Rock Show

June 22nd, 2014 No comments


It’s the eagerly anticipated “Extra Special Get You Ready For Creation Edition” of Some Sort of Rock Show! 

Tonight’s playlist:

Hour 1

Name – Artist

Good Times – Manic Drive

Walls – Manic Drive

Slumber – Needtobreathe

Devils Been Talkin – Needtobreathe

Take My Life – Kronicles

Switch – Kronicles

Earthquake – Family Force 5

BZRK (feat. KB) – Family Force 5

Dark Horses – Switchfoot

Mess of Me – Switchfoot

Eye On It (feat. Britt Nicole) – Toby Mac

Me Without You – Toby Mac

Inbetween – Lybecker

Better – Lybecker

Knocked Down – Disciple

Outlaws – Disciple

Hour 2

Wild Things – Andy Mineo

Ayo! – Andy Mineo

I Need Someone – 7eventh Time Down

Wait For You – 7eventh Time Down

Unstoppable – Toby Mac

Yours (Savage Remix) – Toby Mac

Love Alone Is Worth The Fight – Switchfoot

Meant To Live – Switchfoot

The Heart – Needtobreathe

Hurricane – Needtobreathe

Positive Radio – Manic Drive

Money – Manic Drive

Everybody Get Up – Rapture Ruckus

In Crowd – Rapture Ruckus

Superhero – Family Force 5

Let It Be Love – Family Force 5


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Praise&Worship Playlist (6/22)

June 22nd, 2014 No comments

Hey everybody!

This edition of The Praise & Worship Show has some newly added deep cuts from the likes of Judah & The Lion, Charlie Hall Band, Heather Land and Bryan & Katie Torwalt plus a set of songs featuring Kari Jobe.

Keep your chin up, keep singing and keep in touch!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL

Faithful Sisterbrother Sisterbrother 2011
Love That I Just Cant Get Over Heather Land Pouring It Out for You 2011
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Future / Past John Mark McMillan Borderland 2014
We Are Blessed All Sons & Daughters The Longing – EP 2012
Christ Has Set Me Free Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
With Me Brad & Rebekah The Things Of God 2011
God Youre Beautiful Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
Center (with Turn Your Eyes) Charlie Hall Passion: Everything Glorious 2006
Knees To The Earth Christy Nockels Passion: Sacred Revolution 2003
Shine On Us Phillips, Craig and Dean My Utmost For His Highest
Heres My Heart Crowder Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
I Belong To You (feat. Derek Johnson) Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) 2012
Holy Matt Gilman Holy 2008
Fling Wide Misty Edwards Fling Wide 2009
Strong in Us (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Music Tides 2013
2 Timothy 1:7 Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death 2013
Jesus Reigns Seth Condrey North Point Live: Awake 2009
Shout Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
My Glorious (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music 2010
Grace Steve Fee TBD 2014
Grace Steve Fee TBD 2014
This Is Why I Am Alive Rick Pino The Narrow Road 2010
The One That Really Matters (feat. Kari Jobe) Michael W. Smith Sovereign 2014
Abba Father (feat. Kari Jobe) Klaus Glory 2008
Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe) Deluge Unshakeable 2010
Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Sing Hallelujah (feat. Glenn Packiam, Kari Jobe) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Forever (feat. Kari Jobe) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Keep Me Near Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Into The Light Sisterbrother TBD 2013
So Good to Me Cory Asbury Holy 2008
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Emmanuel Matthew Reed Come and Drink 2011
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Love Song (feat. Abbey Merkel) Lamont Hiebert Worship Project P40.3 2004
Holy Spirit Bryan & Katie Torwalt Here On Earth 2011
Hundred Miles Judah & the Lion First Fruits – EP 2012
You Give Me Life Rita Springer Rise Up 2004
Joyful, Joyful Laura Hackett Joy (LIVE) 2010
Fall On Your Knees David Crowder Band Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys) 2012
Praise To The Lord Citizens Citizens 2014
Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Children Of Light Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011


Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

June 20th, 2014 No comments


5) Family Movie Night at The Junction Center in Manheim, tonight (Fri. June 20th) at 7PM.  Doors open at 6PM – Pedal Cars to ride before the movie. More Info:

4) Veritas 3rd Friday Coffeehouse & Open Mic Night with featured performer Angela Michele Walker tonight (Friday, June 20) 7pm. Open mic, coffee, food and more.More Info:

3) Kids Cookie Break live at Shady Maple tomorrow (Sat. June 21) 9am – noon. Games, giveaways, door prizes, song requests and fun – live from Shady Maple!  More Info:

2) 10th Annual Cruisin’ Columbia Car Show tomorrow (Sat. June 21st)10am-3pm on Locust Street in downtown Columbia. Walk down memory lane with vintage cars, music, food & more. Admission for spectators is free. More Info: 717-684-5249

1) Central Penn Parent Family Favorites Festival tomorrow (Sat. Jun 21, 2014) 10am-4pm at Long’s Park Lancaster. Live music, animals, bounce houses, storytime corner and free child friendly activities. Princess and Superhero Parades. Steven Courtney & The  Suitcase Musicians in concert at 11:30am and 1:30pm. More Info:

New Tunes at 9 Roundup with The Museum

June 18th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to 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.)

The Museum’s latest project, “What We Stand For,” is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, among others. “What We Stand For” is the follow-up to “My Only Rescue,” a project that included “Not For Sale,” a song written and recorded to generate interest in the anti-human trafficking campaign of the same name. (To date, over $10, 000 has been raised to help victims of abuse.)

Ben Richter is the lead singer of the Museum. Ben was a recent guest on New Tunes at 9; we talked about the band’s ministry at their home church, Briar Lake Baptist Church, Atlanta, and the writing of the new project, “What We Stand For.” (Ben also talked about the musical growth of the Museum and the incorporation of Appalachian instruments, including the banjo)

For more on The Museum, go to

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Meet Intern Kristin!

June 18th, 2014 1 comment

INTERN KRISTIN –  Hello WJTL listeners! My name is Kristin Heydt, but you will probably come to know me better as Intern Kristin. I am ecstatic to have the chance to intern here at WJTL, following the lead of many before me, including my older brother. After seeing him get to do all sorts of cool things with the station, I hoped for years that I might be able to have the same opportunity. To my delight, I was fortunate enough to have received one of the internship positions for this summer! Following my time here, I will be entering my junior year at West Chester University where I am studying communication. I am focusing on both the public relations and broadcasting aspects of communication studies, so being at WJTL is a great fit for me. My goal is to get a full time job working in sports media.

I have been a resident of Mount Joy for my entire life and am the youngest of three siblings, with two older brothers. My oldest brother Scott, who interned here at the station in 2008, also graduated with a degree in communication from Millersville, and lives in Lancaster with his wife and son (my nephew Carter, who rocks!) My other brother Ben also graduated from Millersville and just received his master’s degree in new media journalism. My mother is a teacher in the Donegal School District, and my father is the teaching pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Millersville. My parents have always had a huge impact on my faith.

In my spare time when I’m not interning here at WJTL, I enjoy relaxing with my friends and family, listening to music, taking afternoon naps and singing in the shower. I am also a HUGE hockey fan, and could talk about it for hours. Go Flyers!

So far, I absolutely love being a WJTL intern. I have done a variety of jobs including recording promos for the bumper sticker contest, assisting with live remotes, and doing the weather for the morning show. I love the opportunity to be able to have real learning experiences here at the station, and I always feel like there are impacts being made. The staff here is so great, and I am very lucky to be able to work with them for the entire summer! I hope to see you at a WJTL event soon!

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Praise&Worship Playlist (6/15)

June 15th, 2014 No comments

Hey everybody!

Today we’re doing Twin Spins–and each one includes a hymn!

Hope you have a fantastic Father’s Day weekend,

Kristi Leigh

Hallelujah To My King Paul Baloche Our God Saves 2007
Great Redeemer Paul Baloche Our God Saves 2007
Before the Throne of God Above Shane & Shane Pages 2007
There is None Like You Shane & Shane Clean 2004
Heres My Heart Crowder Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
All Creatures David Crowder Band Illuminate 2003
Rising Sun All Sons & Daughters The Longing – EP 2012
Come Thou Fount All Sons & Daughters Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Your Grace Is Enough/Grace That Is Greater Jared Anderson Songs 4 Worship Ultimate 2011
I Stand Amazed Glassbyrd Open Wide This Window 2003
Doxology Glassbyrd Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship 2005
Redeemed Big Daddy Weave Love Come To Life 2012
Trust and Obey Big Daddy Weave Every Time I Breathe 2006
I Shall Not Want Audrey Assad Fortunate Fall 2013
Sparrow Audrey Assad Heart 2011
So Great (feat. Israel Houghton, Christy Nockels) Michael W. Smith WOW Hits 1 2008
The Wonderful Cross Michael W. Smith WOW Hymns 2000
Great Is Thy Faithfulness Israel Houghton WOW Hymns 2007
Fairest Lord Jesus Christy Nockels Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Waterfall Chris Tomlin TBD 2014
Take My Life (Live Version) Chris Tomlin Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Refiners Fire Brian Doerksen Songs 4 Worship Ultimate 2011
Just As I Am Brian Doerksen Amazing Grace 2007
Alabaster Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
You Are My Vision Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Thrill Charlie Hall The Bright Sadness 2008
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Charlie Hall Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Zion 2013
Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built) Hillsong Live Cornerstone EP 2013
One Thirst and Hunger Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
God Moves In A Mysterious Way Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
Sometimes By Step (feat. Rich Mullins) Bebo Norman WOW Worship Aqua 2006
Amazing Love Bebo Norman WOW Worship Red 2005
God Of Our Salvation Phil Wickham Response 2011
This Is Amazing Grace Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Here Is Love Matt Redman Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Hallelujahs Chris Rice Deep Enough To Dream
Old Rugged Cross Chris Rice Peace Like a River – The Hymns Project 2007
Redeeming King Jadon Lavik Empty Me – Vol. 1 2004
I Need Thee Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
We Fall Down (feat. Chris Tomlin) Steven Curtis Chapman WOW Worship Red 2005
Holy, Holy, Holy Steven Curtis Chapman WOW Hymns 2007
Sound of Melodies Leeland Sound of Melodies 2006
Lord, I Want To Be A Christian Leeland Mooring Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship 2005
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Look Up) Nichole Nordeman Jesus, Firm Foundation (Hymns Of Worship) 2013
How Deep The Fathers Love For Us Nichole Nordeman Worship Together Favorites 2007
Hallelujah, God is Near Robbie Seay Band Better Days 2006
Come Ye Sinners Robbie Seay Band Better Days 2005
Revelation Song Phillips, Craig and Dean Fearless 2009
Wonderful Merciful Savior Phillips, Craig and Dean Let My Words Be Few 2001
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
When I Survey Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009


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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

June 13th, 2014 No comments


5) Lovin’ Lititz Every Second Friday, tonight (Friday June 13th) from 5pm-9pm in Downtown Lititz. Family activities and free entertainment – rain or shine. More Info: 717-626-6332

4) 2014 Annual Community Bash tomorrow (Saturday, June 14) 11am -3pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Trinity Rd in York. Music, Games, Art Pavillion, Bounce House,  Service Vehicles, Old Fashioned Cake Walks and more! More Info:

3) FREE Kids Carnival tomorrow (Saturday June 14th) from 10AM-2PM at St. John’s UMC, Firehouse Rd in Grantville.  FREE games, Fish Pond, Spin Art, Bean Bag Toss, Bouncy House, and more.  FREE food hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, and drinks. More Info:

2)  Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster will hold Family Fest at WJTL’s Junction Center Tent in Manheim On Sunday (June 15) beginning at 9AM with family festivities for all ages including inflatables, pedal cars, motorcycles, and classic cars. At 10:30AM, there will be a worship and celebration service featuring the worship band from Harvest Bible Chapel Chicago and devotional thoughts from Senior Pastor Jamie Mitchell. The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

1) 15 annual Motorsports Show & BBQ tomorrow (Saturday, June 14)at  LCBC Church, Manheim  from 9am-2pm. The event is free to vehicle exhibitors and spectators and features muscle cars, street rods, new & antique cars and motorcycles, scooters, trucks, RC cars, airplanes and helicopters.This family event has vehicles, food, prizes & more. More

Vote for WJTL Today!

June 13th, 2014 No comments

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Please vote for WJTL in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards sponsored by the Lancaster Newspapers Inc. WJTL is up for Favorite Radio Station and The Junction Center for Favorite Venue AND we’d be honored to have your vote for both!

Click Here to Vote

Look for the Favorite Radio Category in Miscellaneous and the Favorite Concert Venue Category in Leisure.

Voting ends at midnight this Sunday, June 15!  Fill out all of the pertinent information so that your vote is counted!  Results will be published in  the Sunday News on August 24th.

Let everyone know that WJTL and The Junction Center are your favorites!