Dear WJTL Listener,
Move the clock back 30 years and you would see WJTL just starting out in the attic of a small converted chicken house. Low eaves meant ducking so as not to bump your head and the single downstairs restroom was shared with another office. The DJ quickly learned to play an extra long song when nature called.
Much has changed since then but the mission of sharing the Good News of Jesus has not. We are so grateful to the WJTL listeners who have remained committed to supporting the station in the midst of difficult economic times.
There is so much to be thankful for this year. We praise God for bringing our dear friend Lisa Landis back from the brink of death and returning her to us. She is working towards resuming a full schedule as her stamina allows.
The Junction Center continues to be a blessing and has allowed the station to expand its outreach to live concert broadcasts, The Kid’s Cookie Break Festival and other special events. We have so enjoyed meeting and fellowshipping with our listeners in person. Reaction to the cool new Junction Center Tent has been tremendous. The tent will be up again in May for the WJTL Summer Concert Series and much more.
WJTL’s new studio facility was named The Junction Center because it captures our desire to connect people first to God and then to each other. This was an easy choice also because our address is 1875 Junction Road.
Listenership continues to be very strong with the readers of Lancaster Newspapers again voting WJTL number #1 in popularity. Your support is encouraging and very much appreciated.
Each day we get testimonies from listeners. Whether it is the single dad excited to see his teenage daughter listening to good Christian music or the young mom blessed to hear her children singing along with the songs and enjoying WJTL. Recently a cancer patient shared her struggles about how the station has uplifted her and provided a “spiritual retreat” during her treatments. Do you have a story to share? We love to hear them.
Finally, I am happy to report that donations for 2013 are on budget as compared with the 4% decrease we saw last year this time. It is important to know that one third of our donations come in from mid November to December 31. This means that we still need to raise $323,000 by the end of the year to meet our minimum budget goal for 2013 and to start 2014 on a strong note. Your generous gift today is greatly needed and very much appreciated.
President/CEO, WJTL – Creative Ministries