My name is Eddie Daniels. I started working at WJTL in 1999 as a part-timer, co-hosted the Get Up and Go Show with Lisa Landis for a bit, and eventually became host of the Afternoon Drive. At the end of 2001 I moved to Nashville to work with Gotee Records’ Radio Department. My adventures eventually led me back to Lancaster County and WJTL in 2007. I now work as the Production Guy, which is a quicker way of saying I write and produce the promos heard on WJTL (i.e. these guys are coming in concert/WJTL will be at this place next week/these guys are having a scuba diving party). I also work as the Video Guy, producing and editing the videos seen at the WJTL YouTube channel. On top of that, I also do the afternoon news and fill in on the air from time to time as well.
I’m excited about WJTL’s new website (looks pretty nice, eh?) and hope you enjoy browsing around and learning more about the WJTL crew. I for one am also excited to hear what my co-workers have to say.
Most people who visit us here at the station are usually surprised at what they find. A lot of people tell us the on-air studio is smaller than they expected. Some people say Phil Smith is shorter than they pictured, and most people assume Lisa Landis is a blonde. My hope with this blog is to peel back the curtain and give you a peek at what goes on behind the scenes here that you may — or may not — have expected. Yes, Fred IS as goofy off the mic as he is when the ON THE AIR light is on. No, artists aren’t usually just hanging out here at the studio when they have spare time. And yes, John Shirk is indeed a quick-draw with puns.
Have a great day!