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Some Sort Of Rock Show Contest and Playlist

October 13th, 2013 2 comments


We are giving away the new book from Manafest called “Fighter” tonight.  All you need to do is leave a comment below.  Let me know about your favorite SSRS snack or let me know what you think about tonight’s show.  Any comment will do.  Thanks!

Tonight’s SSRS playlist is listed below.


Your Some Sort of Rock Show playlist for October 13, 2013.

Hour 1

Nine Lashes – Break the World

Ashes Remain – On My Own

Manafest – Fighter

Red – So Far Away

The Current – I Choose Love

Hokus Pick – I’m So Happy

Sumerlin – The Fallback

Switchfoot – Love Alone is Worth the Fight

Skillet – Not Gonna Die

Spoken – Calm the Storm

Flyleaf – Perfect

Silverline – Speak This Name

Disciple – The One

Disciple – Only You

Toby Mac – Burn For You

Remedy Drive – Daylight


Hour 2

Rhett Walker Band – Can’t Break Me

Decyfer Down – Fight To Win

Needtobreathe – Devil’s Been Talkin

Rapture Ruckus/soul glow – In Crowd

Lybecker – In Between

Dustin Kensrue – Rock of Ages

Rush of Fools – Help our Unbelief

We Are Leo – Oxygen

TFK – Light Up the Sky

We as Human – Taking Life

7eventh Time Down – Just Say Jesus

This is Who I Am – Third Day

Scientist – Coming Up

Run Kid Run – Rescue Me

Seventh Day Slumber – White Flag

Manic Drive – Good Times

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Some Sort of Rock Show Playlist

October 4th, 2013 2 comments

Your handcrafted SSRS playlist for October 6th.  Hard to believe we are already at episode 10!  I predict episode 11 will happen next Sunday night starting at 8pm!  Enjoy!

Hour 1

Manafest – Throw it All Away

The Almost – I’m Down

Submission Red – Fight For Me

Andy Mineo – AYO

All Star United – Smash Hit

Hawk Nelson – Let’s Dance

Family Force 5 – Never Let Go

We As Human – Taking My Life

Seventh Day Slumber – White Flag

Philmont – The Difference

Fireflight – Now

7eventh Time Down – Wait For You

Sine Cera – Set Me In Motion

Lecrae – The Truth

Flyleaf – Something Better

Decyfer Down – Fight To Win

Hour 2

Skillet – Not Gonna Die

Mike Mains and the Branches – Miracle

Disciple – Outlaws

Found in the Fury – Strive

Stellar Kart – All In

KJ 52 – Rise Up

Remedy Drive – Make it Bright

Capital Lights – Let The Little Lady Talk

Planetshakers – Limitless

Red – Die For You

The Current – I Choose Love

Kingsdown – Electric LadyLand

Switchfoot – Love Alone is Worth the Fight

Switchfoot – Adding to the Noise

Anberlin – Someone Anyone

I am Empire – The Elevator

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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

August 30th, 2013 No comments

August 30 & 31 and September 1, 2013 – Labor Day Weekend.

5) Huffnagle Park Concert Series, tomorrow (Saturday, Aug 31) 7:00p to 9:00p, Quarryville. The Lampeter-Strasburg Community Band and the Flipside Big Band will perform. Bring lawn chairs. More Info: 717 393-7541

4) Juan Catorce Band will be celebrating the release of their first full-length album at the Art & Soul Cafe in Mountville on tomorrow (Saturday, August 31). Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the show starts at 7:00 PM with a special acoustic set by Fervency. The release party will be an evening of music, art, food, and prizes for the whole family. Kids will be able to create their own piñata. Admission is free!

3) 29th Annual Hospice Labor Day Auction at the Lampeter Fairgrounds, Labor Day weekend, tomorrow (Saturday, August 31) thru Monday, September 2. Auctions of thousands of items, including quilts, handmade Amish furniture, original artwork, autographed sports memorabilia, plants & garden supplies, used items and much, much more. More Info:

2) Heart of Lancaster County Arts and Craft Show, tomorrow (Saturday, August 31) and Sunday at Roots Market, Graystone Rd., Manheim from 10am-4pm. Over 200 local and regional fine arts and crafts vendors, with 50 live demonstrations, food and music by Susquehanna Pipes and Drums, as well as the Jazz Group, Over Easy. Admission for those attending is free. More INfo:

1) Kids Cookie Break Fest, tomorrow (Saturday, August 31) Morning program 10am-2pm and Evening 3pm-7pm. If you weren’t able to get tickets you can Listen live on WJTL to concerts by Slugs & Bugs, Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians, Chip Richter, King’s Strings & Phredd.  Listen online at

Some Sort of Rock Show

August 25th, 2013 3 comments

I hope you enjoyed tonight’s back to school edition of Some Sort of Rock Show!    Here is the playlist.  Just let me know if you  have any questions or comments.  I will be back with episode 5 next Sunday at 8.

Some Sort of Rock Show 8.25.13

Hour 1

1 Stellar Kart – Criminals and Kings

2 Seventh Day – Slumber White Flag

3 NeedtoBreathe – Devil’s Been Talking

4 Manafest – Top of the World

5 Bleach – Static (throwback)

6 We Are Leo – Oxygen

7 TFK  - War is Change

8 Mike Mains & the Branches – Miracle

9 The Great Transparency – How to Live(closer look)

10 Rhett Walker Band – Can’t Break Me

11 Hawk Nelson – Crazy Love

12 Cord of 3 – The Edge

13 KJ 52 – Brand New Day (now&then)

14 KJ 52 – Back in the Day

15 Cord of 3 – The Edge

16 Run Kid Run – Modern March

Hour 2

1 Sumerlin – The Fallback

2 Manic Drive – Good Times

3 KB(with Lecrae) – Church Clap

4 Eye On It – Toby Mac

5 Grammatrain – Less of Me

6 Planetshakers – Limitless

7 Skillet – Sick of It

8 7th Time Down – What About Now

9 Silverline – Vicious (closer look)

10 The Almost – Ghost

11 RED – Perfect Life

12 House of Heroes – Remember the Empire

13 Kutless – All Yours (now&then)

14 Kutless – Not What You See

15 Andy Mineo – AYO

16 I am Empire – Gravity Bomb

17 Superchick – Rock What You Got


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Some Sort of Rock Show Playlist

August 11th, 2013 6 comments

Some Sort of Rock Show

August 11th, 2013 


Decyfer Down  Fight to Win    Crash

Rush of Fools   We All   Rush of Fools

The Almost        I’m Down         For Inside Our Bones

Anberlin    Unwinding Cable Car    Cities

7eventh Time Down   Just say Jesus   Just Say Jesus

Relient K   Must Have Done…   Five Score and Seven years…

TobyMac   Me Without You   Eye On It

(Closer Look)

Submission Red   24( I Want More of You)   Untamed Love

(Throwback Track)

NeedtoBreathe   Keep Your Eyes Open   The Reckoning

P.O.D.   Youth of a Nation   Satellite

Ashes Remain   On My Own   What I’ve Become

(Now&Then Double Play)

Hawk Nelson   My Next Breathe   Crazy

Hawk Nelson   California   Letters to the President

The Myriad   Clean Shot   With Arrows, with Poise

Stellar Kart   All in (Apologize)   All In



RED   Die For You   Release the Panic

Manic Drive   Money   Epic

Family Force 5   Supersonic   Business Up Front – Party..

I am Empire   Gravity Bomb   Anchors

Kingdom   At the Sound   Kingdom

Switchfoot    Mess of Me   Hello Hurricane

Lecrae(feat Mali Music)   Tell the World    Gravity

(Throwback Track)

The Elms   Hey Hey    The Big Surprise

Remedy Drive   Light Makes a Way   Light Makes a Way EP

(Closer Look)

Abandon Kansas   Turn it Into Gold   Turn it into Gold EP

Rhett Walker Band   Gonna Be Alright   Come to the River

(Now&Then Double Play)

Skillet   Sick of It   Rise Up

Skillet   You’re Powerful   Invincible

Manafest   Top of the World   Citizens Activ

Superchick   Rock What you Got   Rock What You Got

Capitol Lights   Outrage   This is an Outrage


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Some Sort of Rock Show!

August 2nd, 2013 3 comments

You can listen to the very first episode of  Some Sort of Rock Show on Sunday night from 8-10!  It’s a brand new, weekly show featuring the “LOUDER” side of WJTL.

This week’s playlist will include new music from Skillet, Red, Manafest, Rhett Walker Band, and Abandon Kansas.   We’ll mix in some favorites from Lecrae, Third Day, and TobyMac.

We’ll take a close look at the lyrics of Needtobreathe & Family Force 5.

As if that’s not enough…Listen for a “Now and Then” double plays with Thousand Foot Krutch  & Switchfoot.

It’s a mix of rock, pop rock, hip-hop, & roots rock!  That’s why we call it Some Sort of Rock Show!


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Intern Sandra Out and About: Soccer Shots!

May 30th, 2013 No comments

This summer on Thursday mornings during the 8-9 hour, I’ll be hopping in the cookie car and heading into the community to get the scoop on upcoming events! Be sure to tune in for live interviews, and keep an eye out for more cookie car fun throughout the summer!

This morning I visited the Soccer Shots office in Lancaster and chatted with Zak and Justin about their upcoming Spring Celebration Bash this Saturday, June 1st!  They were both very excited about this Saturday’s event, which will feature free soccer clinics for kids ages 2-8, music, games, food, fun, and the Soccer Shots mascot! Justin also told me about the philanthropic arm of Soccer Shots, Global Goals. Global Goals is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunity for disadvantaged youth in the US and around the world to enjoy the game of soccer, something both Zak and Justin seemed very passionate about. You can learn more about Global Goals at

I had such a blast taking to these two guys, and learning more about Soccer Shots!  Be sure to keep tuning in on Thursday mornings to find out where else I’ll be!

For more information on the event, you can visit the Events page at  Parents are asked to register their kids for the free sessions at and you can find out more about Soccer Shots at

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Friendship Community and WJTL

March 22nd, 2013 No comments

Last night we had the special blessing of hosting a tour with the Aktion Club from Friendship Community. Friendship Community is a Christian Ministry Cultivating Capabilities of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties of South Central Pennsylvania since 1972.   Friendship’s Milt Stoltzfus brought about 25 of their group to tour the Junction Center and find out how Radio and WJTL works.  Unbeknown to us, they had also chosen WJTL as one of their organizations to support financially.

Many of the Friendship folks listen to WJTL  and count us as friends.  One of our on-air highlights each year is when the Friendship Singers come on the morning show and sing Christmas Carols.

Here is a pic of the presentation of their donation and another shot of the tour.  Thanks Friendship Community.  We love and appreciate you!



Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

January 25th, 2013 No comments

January 25, 26 & 27, 2013

5) Bobby and JR Wehner in concert tonight (Friday, Jan 25) 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Hear singer-songwriter Bobby Wehner and his dad perform two generations of music: From bluegrass/country to modern folk/rock at Ten Thousand Villages Cafe in Ephrata.  More info:

4)  Salem Hellers Church Movie Night, Horseshoe Rd, Lancaster tonight (January 25) at 7pm featuring “End of the Spear,” the story of the unlikely friendship forged between tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador and the son of a man he killed, Steve Saint. Admission is free and popcorn and drinks will be provided. More info: 717-656-9249

3) Fourth Friday – Mount Joy - Tonight (January 25) 5-8pm in Downtown Mount Joy.  Stroll the town, Browse shops, Special events, music, art and more. More info:

2) Frosty Full Moon Hike – tomorrow (Saturday, Jan 26)
9 -10:30pm. Bundle up for a frosty hike into the woods of Lancaster County Central Park with Naturalist Karen Waltemyer Free but registration is required. More info:717-295-2055.
1) Join WJTL and Ski Roundtop for the Cardboard Derby Sunday (Jan. 27th)  Check-in begins at 3:00 pm, judging at 4:00 pm.  Teams build crazy cardboard contraptions and you can watch them ride down the tubing runs. Free for spectators! More info:

Important Letter from WJTL

December 4th, 2012 No comments

Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for the things (or people) most important in life. Christmas reminds us about the greatest gift our Heavenly Father gave us and to share that gift with as many as we can. I cannot think of a better time of year to share encouraging comments from two of our listeners. They represent the 115,000 people who listen to the station each week.

“I love listening to WJTL in the car as I run errands with my three year old. I truly feel that you help me fulfill the command in Deuteronomy about talking about our faith with our children while we walk on the road, or drive in our case. My daughter just recently started asking spiritual questions and I love that after hearing a song about Jesus’ death and resurrection she wants to ask why Jesus died, what sin is etc. Your music and messages open a discussion door without me forcing it open and makes her curious about our faith, so thank you!” – Anna

“I just wanted to thank you for the past few days while we were all anticipating the carnage of Hurricane Sandy and not knowing what would happen. Once again through music, God’s message came through loud and clear . . . It was an excellent music format for Faith, Strength and Peace!! Thank you to everyone who sacrificed to keep all of us informed during a very uncertain time!” – Denise

We are so grateful to our great WJTL listeners who make this ministry possible. We could not do this without your encouragement and financial support. Typically about 30% of our budget arrives between the middle of November and the end of the year. We stretch every dollar as far as it can go and in fact have not raised our already conservative budget for the past several years even after moving into The Junction Center. All year we balance good stewardship with what we have and faith for what will come.

As a friend of WJTL you will want to know that donations are running 4% behind last year and that a total of $306,000 still needs to be raised by year’s end. Please consider making an exceptional gift so that we can enter 2013 on a strong note. Gifts of any size though are very much needed and appreciated.

I pray for God’s blessing and protection on you and your family this season.


Tim Landis

WJTL/Creative Ministries, Inc.

PS: To give online go to:

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August 12th, 2012 48 comments

UPDATE – AUGUST 30, 2012 -  There are no more tickets available for Saturday’s Kids Cookie Break Fest. No walk ups will be available at the event. We are very sorry for those who were unable to get a ticket.   We will be broadcasting live from the event and will be sharing interviews and portions of the concerts throughout the day and we invite everyone to tune in.

The Boxed Lunches are also now sold out!

Here is the Stage Schedule which of course, is always subject to change.

10am – Phredd
10:40am – Lisa Landis and KCB Games
11am – Kelly Good
11:40am – Jesse Rothacker
Noon – Steven Courtney & the Suitcase Musicians
1pm – Bigsby
1:40pm – Lisa Landis and KCB
2:05pm – Bruce Fite
2:45pm – Lisa Landis and KCB
3:00pm – The Donut Man


We are so excited to invite you and your family to the first, ever KIDS COOKIE BREAK FEST.  It’s FREE and it’s happening here at The Junction Center – the new home of WJTL.  There will be concerts by The Donut Man, Steven Courtney & the Suitcase Musicians, Kelly Good, Phredd, Bigsby, Bruce Fite, Jesse and the Forgotten Friends Reptiles, games with Lisa Landis, Percussion Presentation by This Way Up, Firetrucks, Dump Trucks, Big Rigs, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Tethered Balloon Rides, Inflatable Bounce Houses, Tours of WJTL and more.

Don’t forget to bring a canned food item for WATER STREET MINISTRIES.  Check out this poster and keep listening for more details!

Kids Cookie Break Fest