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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


August 12th, 2012 7 comments

There are no more tickets available for the upcoming Kids Cookie Break Fest. Registration is closed. No walk ups will be available at the event. We are very sorry for those who were unable to get a ticket.

The Boxed Lunches are now also sold out!

Thanks to Chick-Fil-A, Herr’s, Turkey Hill and Dutch Valley Food for helping to make The Kids Cookie Break Fest possible.


And thanks to you!  We hope to see you then.

Praise & Worship Show Playlist (5/13)

May 13th, 2012 2 comments

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

May 13, 2012


6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Beauty Of Your Peace” by Tim Hughes from “When Silence Falls”

“Doubts Or Disbelief” by Chasen from “Shine Through The Stars”

“We Still Believe” by Kathryn Scott from “We Still Believe”

“You Are Still Holy” by Rita Springer from “Worth It All”

“Your Love Is Extravagant” by The Almost from “No Gift To Bring EP”

“Your Name” by Paul Baloche from “A Greater Song”


6:30 a.m.

“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Christ In Me” by Sisterbrother from “Sisterbrother”

“You Are My Passion” by Jesus Culture, Kim Walker-Smith from “Come Away”

“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be Lifted High”

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Abba, Father” by Sovereign Grace Music from “From Age To Age”

“Nothing But The Blood” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”

“Your Name Will Be Praised” by Laura Story from “Blessings”

“Open The Eyes Of My Heart” by Paul Baloche from “The Writer’s Collection”

“God Of Justice” by Petra Christian Fellowship from “Living For Eternity”

“Carry Your Name” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Here For You”

“So Great” by Michael W. Smith from “WOW Hits 1”


7:30 a.m.

“Beautiful” by Phil Wickham from “Cannons”

“One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”

“Forever Reign” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“Yahweh” by Passion, Chris Tomlin from “Passion: White Flag”

“There Is One Reason” by Sovereign Grace Music from “The Gathering”

“Alive In Us” by Hillsong from “God Is Able”


8:00 a.m.

“While We Sing” by Leeland from “The Great Awakening”

“Be Still And Know” by Christy Nockels from “Deeper”

“All Praise To You” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Wonderful Merciful Savior” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Let My Words Be Few”

“Magnificent” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“It Is Well” by Todd Fields from “North Point Live: Awake”


8:30 a.m.

“Savior Called” by LCBC Worship from “Alive EP”

“Fling Wide” by Misty Edwards from “Fling Wide”

“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“We Give You Praise” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”

“Show Me Your Glory” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Rescue” by Vineyard, Jared Anderson from “Desperation”

“Behold Our God” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Risen”

“Faithful” by Sisterbrother from “Sisterbrother”

“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin from “Amazing Grace”

“None But Jesus” by Christy Nockels from “iWorship 24/7”

“When I Think About The Lord” by Shane & Shane from “Pages”


9:30 a.m.

“Rhythms Of Grace” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Chasing After You” by Deluge from “Deeper”

“Jesus Saves” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”

“Wonderful” by Desperation BAnd from “Center Of It All”

“Offerings” by Third Day from “Offerings 2”

“Like A Lion” by David Crowder Band from “Passion: Awakening”


Real News of Inspiration

February 5th, 2012 No comments

Herb Suereth — This week’s Real News of Inspiration comes from

What does adoption have to do with a football game halftime?  Tony Dungee, 2007 coach of the Superbowl winning Indianapolis Colts, and his wife Lauren came together with and offered a halftime alternative.  It is a video, available to download, that discussed different aspects of adoption including peer couples that have been through adoption, stories featuring families and leaders involved with adoption initiatives, interactive maps that highlight global adoption needs and biblical references related to adoption.  To download the video or for more information, visit

Donut Delivery – Summer’s Trucking

January 18th, 2012 No comments

We had a great time making an Office Hero out of Dave Yerger this morning. Dave has worked at Summer’s Trucking in Ephrata for 38 years! Dave went the extra mile with his Donut Delivery entry. He included poetry! Send me an email if you would like to be an office hero. Just let me know where you work & how many folks you work with. Poetry is wonderful, but not necessary! Send it to
Here is Dave’s tribute to the Donut Delivery:

your donut party sounds just great,
we’re 15 including me,
and while we sip and chew and dunk,
we’ll be listening to 90.3

you had a great Idea,
and we can’t wait to do our part,
eating round pastry with a center hole,
will give our day a real good start

so there’s my case why we should win it,
no hard feelings if we don’t,
we’ll miss the treat and recognition,
but those extra calories we won’t.

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Cobys Family Services

November 8th, 2011 No comments

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Great to be back home!

October 5th, 2011 No comments

As I was driving to the studio this morning, my mind raced back to my first-ever drive to WJTL.  A lot was different in November 1985—a lot.  Not only with life but with the station itself.  Over the past 26 years I have gotten married, raised two amazing kids, lived in Tennessee, western Pennsylvania and the western suburbs of Philadelphia.  Now I live in western Lancaster County.  
Although I won’t bore you with the details, I will tell you that every move marked a new season and new adventure in life.    God used some of the smallest things to teach me the biggest lessons and grow me in ways I never dreamed possible.  Was there stress?  Of course.  Was there joy?  Absolutely!  Every bend in the road required a choice on my part.  Would I dread it or dream it?  Would the challenges be escaped or embraced?  I am thankful that God’s grace is amazing and His mercies are new every morning!  This is because even though not every choice was right, it was not outside His desire to use it to mold me.  It’s one thing to read Romans 8:28; it’s another thing to experience it.
So now my wife of 20+ years Crystal and my two kids Sarah (18) and Matt (15) are back home!  

When I am not at WJTL, I am the lead pastor of Oasis Christian Fellowship in Mountville.  Even though I grew up a “Jersey boy,” the Susquehanna Valley will always feel like home.  And although a lot has changed at WJTL, one very important thing has not; The joy of the Lord!!!  

Peace, Rick

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July 8th, 2011 2 comments


#5-Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass create a time of innovative worship for all generations at Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster at 1899 Marietta Ave. Saturday, July 9th at 6pm.Admission is free and a freewill offering will be taken during the concert.


#4-Southen End Community Association Fest Celebration! Saturday, July 9 from 4 – 10pm. Games, food, Titanic Slide, Obstacle Course, dunk tank & more. Pony Rides from 5-8 p.m. Free admission & parking at the Solanco Fairgrounds. FIREWORKS at 10. For more information call SECA at 806-0123 or visit


#3-Historic Coleman Memorial Chapel’s 7th Annual Auction & Chicken BBQ—Baked Goods/Children’s Games fun and fellowship. The church will be open for self guided tours. Located 1/2 mile north of Brickerville on Rt. 501.


#2-Celebrate 2011 at the Teen Challenge Training Center Friday-Sunday.  Speakers, Camping/RV Sites, music, food & games for the kids plus inflatable attractions, a fishing derby for children with a fireworks display Saturday night, free admission!  More info at


#1 -2011 Faith Festival on Sat. July 9th from Noon-8PM at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Freeland, MD. Free Event. Artists include:Brett Rush, Unsearchable Riches, Mount Zion Praise Band, Thru Me, & MORE. There will also be children’s activities in the “Fruits Of The Spirit” Childrens Tent. Benefits The Northern Baltimore Cluster Of “Volunteers In Mission”.


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