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Moment Of Celebration-Righteous Causes

June 12th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the righteous causes that spring from godly desires.

These are words from Psalm 37:4 to 6. “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”

When we are fully committed to God, there is a purpose that is stirred in our heart that moves us to action. That purpose is the Gospel. God gives His followers different forms of ministry to represent Jesus to the community. One person might have the calling to confront racism, while another person might have the desire to serve at a homeless shelter. Another person might be moved to speak up and defend those who have no voice to speak up for themselves. Where the Lord plants desires in our heart, He provides a platform to shed light on the justice of our cause.  God-given desires become God’s opportunities to fulfill God’s purposes through us.

The righteous causes that spring from godly desires is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

Getting to Know Intern Eddie!

June 10th, 2014 No comments

INTERN EDDIE – Hello WJTL listeners and supporters! It feels good to be back in good ole’ Lancaster County for the summer, and it feels even better to be given the opportunity to be one of the interns here at WJTL! About nine months out of the year for the past three years, I’ve been studying at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, pursuing a degree in music business and technology and am currently on track to graduate in December of this year. I volunteered with WJTL last summer and when it came time for me to choose the internship that’s required for graduation, I thought how exciting it would be to experience the radio industry and how it works inside and out firsthand. I applied in January, and in a few weeks, I was in!

I’m a native of Lancaster born into a family of five, growing up with an older brother and younger sister. My brother graduated from Evangel last year and is currently pursuing medical school in hopes of becoming a doctor, and my sister just finished her sophomore year of high school. My mother is a teacher at CTC, and my father owns his own painting and contracting business where I sometimes work during my summers home from school. When I’m not working or studying at school, I like to spend time with family and friends, write and listen to music, and fitness train at the gym.

If you’re wondering what a music business and technology degree entails, I’ll go into a little more detail of what my experience has been like at Evangel. When I first got there, I had no idea what I wanted to do (like most students), but I knew that I had a passion for music, and so I decided to take a step in that direction and start taking music classes. I also knew I wanted to be involved in worship for their chapel services; I had been leading worship at church since 8th grade, and knew that that was the ministry God wanted me to be in. So, I met a few guys who wanted to form a band, and we tried out. I became one of the chapel worship leaders my second semester, and I was blessed to be able to serve the school at that position for six semesters. Evangel has a worship leadership degree, but I decided that since I already had significant experience in leading worship, I would focus my studies in another area of music where I could develop new skills. That area ended up being recording and producing. For the past few semesters, my college experience has consisted of spending long hours in the studio recording and producing music, finding musicians to play for my tracks, and meeting tight deadlines while trying to complete other projects and assignments. It’s been overwhelming at times, but I can’t say that I regret choosing this degree. It’s been really fun, and I’ve learned an extensive amount about music and the industry in the past couple years.

WJTL has offered a great temporary change from the work that I’ve grown accustomed to at school, and they don’t mess around. On the first day, I was on-air within fifteen minutes doing the weather. Definitely not what I was expecting. Other than being a meteorologist, I’ve been able to work in the production studio, recording and producing a promo spot for the bumper sticker contest. So far that’s been my favorite part, considering I get to use some of the production skills that I’ve picked up at school. In addition, I’ve also been able to help set up and tear down stages for a couple of the concerts that WJTL has hosted and shadow the sound engineers behind the scenes. I’m looking forward to the rest of the summer here with the awesome staff at FM 90.3! It’s gonna be a blast!

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Family Movie Nights at The Junction Center

June 9th, 2014 No comments

STACEY GAGNE -   There are tons of great concerts and events taking place at The Junction Center during the tent season which runs all the way into October!  In the midst of all the concerts and events; we host Family Movie Nights every month!  Movie Nights are fun times to come out and enjoy some tasty treats, ride the pedal carts and watch a family movie together.

Family Movie Nights at WJTL are free!  When you reserve your ticket you are given a “Name Your Price” donation option, but that price can be from $0 on up.  We want this to be a blessing to you and your family whether you are prepared to make a donation or not.

Our Monthly Movies include:

June 20:  JONAH!  A Veggietales Movie

July 18: Mary Poppins (1964)

August 15: The Muppet Movie (1979)

September 19: The Parent Trap (1961)

October 17: The Love Bug (1969)

All movie nights begin at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:00 pm and are held in the Junction Center Tent at 1875 Junction Rd in Manheim.  Uncle Jerry’s Kettle Corn and Turkey Hill treats and drinks will be available for purchase.

*Parents are always encouraged to research movies to ensure they are compatible with what is acceptable for your family viewing.


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Some Sort of Rock Show

June 8th, 2014 2 comments

Your June 8th playlist!


What I Believe – Skillet

Disappear (feat. Stephen Christian) – Number One Gun

The Outsiders – Needtobreathe

Far Away – Finding Iris

Heartbeat – Sumerlin

Fully Alive – Flyleaf

Let It Be Love – Family Force 5

Never Looking Back – Silverline

Time’s Not Waiting – Stellar Kart

Something New – The Lasting Hope

Glow – The Digital Age

Memory – Decyfer Down

Break Free – Decyfer Down

Never Met – Scarlet White

At The Sound – Kingdom

Out Of Control – Capital Lights

Hour 2

The Right Direction – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Proof Of Life – Scott Stapp

Boomin – Toby Mac

In Crowd (ft. Soul Glow Activatur) – Rapture Ruckus

This Isn’t Love – The Birdsongs

Lonely Soul – I Anthem

Positive Radio – Manic Drive

Commodity – Remedy Drive

Someone Anyone – Anberlin

The Saints (feat. KB & Trip Lee) – Andy Mineo

Old Friend – Supertones

Run and Escape – RED

The Mirror – Embers In Ashes

Space Cadet – After Edmund

Light Up the Sky – Thousand Foot Krutch




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Praise&Worship Playlist (6/8)

June 8th, 2014 No comments
I know that in general, every Praise & Worship show has a theme of praise and worship…but this time, it’s in every single song title and a big part of the song lyrics.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Call To Praise Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
Praise Song Third Day Third Day 1996
Hear Our Praises Darlene Zschech Shout To The Lord 1999
I Was Created To Worship Brian and Jenn Johnson We Believe 2006
Call To Worship Mercy Me Almost There 2001
Praise Adonai Paul Baloche Rock of Refuge 2000
I Will Worship You Aaron Gillespie Anthem Song 2011
Let The Praises Ring Lincoln Brewster Amazed 2003
We Will Worship You Kutless Glory 2014
Worship The Lamb Jessa Anderson Not Myself Anymore 2012
You Are My Worship Among the Thirsty Wonder 2011
Will You Worship Brian Doerksen Change Me On The Inside 2001
Praise The Name Of Jesus Shane & Shane Psalms 2002
Praise God Sovereign Grace Music Upward – The Bob Kauflin Hymns Project 2003
Holy Praise Jared Anderson Desperation 2003
O Praise Him (All This For A King) David Crowder Band Illuminate 2003
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane) Michael W. Smith Glory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship 2007
Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe) Deluge Unshakeable 2010
And Your Praise Goes On Chris Rice Hallelujahs – A Rocketown Worship Collection 2003
Praise You With The Dance Casting Crowns Casting Crowns 2003
Made to Worship Chris Tomlin See The Morning 2006
Brethren We Have Met To Worship Bart Millard Hymned Again 2008
All Praise To You All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Your Great Name We Praise Sovereign Grace Music Upward – The Bob Kauflin Hymns Project 2003
Youre Worthy Of My Praise Jeremy Camp Carried Me 2004
All Praise Jared Anderson Worship Project H2.14 2005
All The Earth Will Sing your Praises Paul Baloche Offering of Worship 2005
O Worship the King Chris Tomlin Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Praise to the Lord, The Almighty Christy Nockels Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
We Will Worship The Lamb Of Glory (feat. Charmaine, Russ Taff) Dennis Jernigan Hands Lifted High 2004
Call To Worship Vicky Beeching Yesterday, Today and Forever 2005
All My Praise Selah Hiding Place 2004
Moment Made For Worshipping Steven Curtis Chapman All About Love 2003
Praise You In This Storm Casting Crowns Lifesong 2005
Greatly To Be Praised Brian and Jenn Johnson We Believe 2006
The Heart Of Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious) Matt Redman I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever 1999
Praise The Lord Kristene Mueller Those Who Dream 2008
Glory, Honor, Power, Praise The Embers The Embers 2008
Praise You Lord Relevant Worship Anthem of the Redeemed 2008
Surrendered To Praise Jeremy Riddle The Now And Not Yet 2009
We Give You Praise Delirious Kingdom Of Comfort 2008
Praise the Father, Praise the Son Chris Tomlin Hello Love 2008
Come, Now is the Time to Worship Phillips, Craig and Dean Let My Words Be Few 2001
Your Name Will Be Praised Laura Story Blessings 2011
Praise The Lord Who Reigns Above Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
God Be Praised / Our God Reigns (feat. Jon Egan) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Praise To The One Brad & Rebekah The Things Of God 2011
Praise Like Fireworks Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Praise To The Lord Citizens Citizens 2014
Praise The Lord The City Harmonic Heart 2014
Praise The Lord Ross King To Make God Famous Vol.2
Praise Him The Royal Royal Royal 2012
Come Let Us Worship Chris Tomlin Not To Us 2002
I Will Worship You Matthew Ward Even Now 2000
Hear My Worship Jaime Jamgochian Reason To Live 2006
Live To Worship Scott Krippayne It Goes Like This 2003


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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

June 6th, 2014 No comments


5)  Lititz Area Mennonite School Auction tonight & Tomorrow (Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7) at the school – Newport Road, Lititz. Auction, Chicken Barbecue, games, This Way Up performing Friday Night – Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live Saturday morning. More info:

4) Harrisburg Family Favorites Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, June 7) 10am-4pm at Harrisburg HACC Campus 2 Shows by Steven Courtney & The Suitcase Musicians, Super Hero Parade, Princess Parade, fun, games and more. More Info:

3) First Friday Lancaster, tonight (June 6) 5-9pm. Celebrate Art, Music and the Community of Lancaster. Galleries, museums, artist studios, Music and more. More Info:

2)  A Taste of Lititz, tonight (Fri. June 6th) 5-9pm. family oriented festival celebrating the Lititz. Street performers, Optical Mirage – an interactive 3D drawing, other interactive activities, food vendors, music and more. More Info: 717-626-6332

1) WJTL 30th Anniversary Listener Appreciation Concert with Sanctus Real, City Harbor, Dan & Lauren Smith and Bob Lenz, tomorrow (Sat. June 7th) at The Junction Center in Manheim from 4-9PM. Birthday Cake, studio tours, pedal cars, AND fireworks to close the evening. The Event is FREE, but tickets are required. More Info: Visit the Junction Center tab of

New Tunes at 9 Roundup with City Harbor

June 5th, 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.)


WJTL is celebrating 30 years of Christ, community, and music this weekend. You can join us at the Junction Center tomorrow for guest speaker Bob Lenz; and live music from Dan and Lauren Smith, Sanctus Real, and City Harbor. Also tomorrow: studio tours, birthday cake, fireworks, and more; all the details at


City Harbor is the music duo of Molly Reed and Robby Earle; their self-titled debut project is available now. City Harbor’s website states, “When we see hurting people, struggling loved ones, and injustice in the world, we’re always thinking somebody’s gotta do something, and we know it has to start with us.”


Molly Reed, who’s married to Mike Grayson of Mikeschair, explained the story behind the song, “Heartbeat,” on New Tunes at 9 (Listen here:


For more City Harbor, go to

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Moment Of Celebration-Pentecost

June 5th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the significance of Pentecost.

In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit came in power at the time of a Jewish Feast, which commemorated when God spoke to Moses and gave the Ten Commandments to the Hebrews.

The Feast of Weeks also happened at the beginning of an agricultural season. One of the practices of this feast is to bring the firstfruits to God, as an acknowledgment of God’s gracious hand.

Just as the Feast of Weeks was a turning point for the Jews to receive the law, Pentecost became a turning point for the church to receive the Holy Spirit. The result was new life and the power that believers would need to be witnesses for Jesus. 3,000 people responded to Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost and experienced new life in Christ.

The significance of Pentecost is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

Moment Of Celebration-God’s Guidance

June 4th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on a life directed by God.

One of the questions that graduates face is “what will I do with the rest of my life?” This is a significant question. The answer may depend on another question. “Who will lead us?”

Proverbs 3:5 and 6 are key passages that reveal how our lives can be directed by the wisdom of God’s plan.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” The next verse is also important for having a mindset that is ready to respond to the counsel of God.

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.”

For moral decisions, there is clarity available in the commandments of God.

For career decisions, there is guidance available in the hand of God.

For decisions that build relationships, there is help available in the love of God.

Having our paths directed by God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

30th Anniversary Concert Update and Schedule

June 4th, 2014 3 comments

STACEY GAGNE – Our 30th Anniversary Concert Event is just a few days away; and we have more fun activities up our sleeve to add to the already exciting line up!

Join us this Saturday when doors open at 4:00 pm for tours of The Junction Center, take a spin on our pedal carts and get a fun photo with your family or friends in the photo booth!   We’ll also be serving free anniversary cake from Country Table Restaurant.   Other food will be available onsite for purchase including treats from Turkey Hill and Uncle Jerry’s Kettle Corn and Catering With Attitude’s food truck.

Some of our friends are helping add to the fun including prizes provided by Turkey Hill Dairy, Sight and Sound Theatres, Walk in Love , Chick-fil-A and more.  We’ve also put together an extra special WJTL prize pack including our brand new full line of tshirts.  We plan to do giveaways throughout the evening.

The program begins at 5:15 with the planned schedule below:

5:15 pm: Welcome
5:20 pm: Dan & Lauren Smith
6:10 pm: City Harbor
7:00 pm: Bob Lenz
8:00 pm: Sanctus Real
9:05 pm: FIREWORKS

Our staff is really excited to celebrate with you.   Tickets are free, but need to be reserved.   Visit for details.  See YOU Saturday!

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The New WJTL App Is Here

June 3rd, 2014 3 comments

FRED MCNAUGHTON – The Brand New WJTL App for iPhone and Ipad is here. Now you can take WJTL with you wherever you go. You can listen to WJTL, visit the WJTL Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Home page. You can check out the playlist and even support WJTL directly from the App.  The App is free at the itunes store.  Do a search from your iPhone or iPad in the App Store or click on the banner at the side of our homepage.  Let us know what you think.

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