New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Marty Shaughnessy & the Stars Are Spies

phil : May 8, 2014 7:45 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! It’s time for 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.)

The Junction Center has been buzzing with activity in recent weeks; Steve Taylor & the Perfect Foil played a show in the tent last weekend with the Peter Furler Band; John Mark McMillan is playing Friday night at the Junction Center Tent. For the complete lineup, click

Two weeks ago, Marty Shaughnessy & the Stars Are Spies played a show at the Junction Center. Singer Marty Shaughnessy was joined by fellow guitarist Steve Bridgeman and percussionist Aaron Gagne (all three of whom played together in the Rainchildren); they were accompanied by Mike Bitts, accomplished bass player for the Innocence Mission (who played both fretted and fretless basses).

The Rainchildren built a loyal fan-base in the mid-to late ‘90s; their independent music was an original mix of rock, roots, and rhythm. Rainchildren played the Creation and Purple Door Festivals, and released several independent projects.

For more on Marty Shaughnessy & the Stars are Spies, go to

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Moment Of Celebration-Greatness Of God

john : May 8, 2014 3:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the greatness of God.

These are the words of Psalm 145, starting at verse 3.

“Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”

Here is one way we can apply this portion of Scripture into our lives today. Think of some great deed that God has done such as the creation of the world or His redemptive work of sending Jesus into the world. Then, tell someone about it, and what it means to us.

The Greatness of God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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PAB Excellence In Broadcasting Award 2014

phredd : May 6, 2014 7:36 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Congratulations to WJTL, Kids Cookie Break, and host Lisa Landis – winner of The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting Radio Judges Merit Award for The Kids Cookie Break Fest 2013. On Monday (May 5) Fred, Lisa and Kristi attended the annual gathering of Pennsylvania Broadcasters and received the award during a special ceremony at the Hotel Hershey.


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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : May 4, 2014 7:55 pm : John Staffieri


Your Some Sort of Rock Show playlist for May 4th, 2014!

Leave a comment below and you will be entered to win your very own SSRS shirt.

Name Artist
Memory Decyfer Down
Far Away Finding Iris
Super Good Feeling Bleach
This Isn’t Love The Birdsongs
The God I Know Me In Motion
New Horizons Flyleaf
Heartbeat Sumerlin
Ayo! Andy Mineo
Broken Man Rhett Walker Band
Like It Or Not Abandon Kansas
When We All Come Alive Switchfoot
Chem 6A Switchfoot
Say It Like You Mean It New Empire
Light Up the Sky TFK
Only One Scott Stapp
Hour 2

We Are the Brave

Invisible Disciple
Lonely Soul I Anthem
Eye On It Toby Mac
Run and Escape RED
Fire With Fire The Letter Black
Hello McFly Relient K
White Flag Seventh Day Slumber
Slave Love Like Gravity
Commodity Remedy Drive
What I Believe Skillet
Everything & Nothing The Classic Crime
Wait For You 7eventh Time Down
Never Looking Back Silverline
Superhuman After Edmund
Into My Arms Embers In Ashes

Praise&Worship Playlist (5/4)

kristi : May 4, 2014 6:01 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages


10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Be Lifted High Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Alabaster Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Beautiful Phil Wickham Cannons 2007
Worth It All Rita Springer Effortless 2002
Everything Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
God Is With Us Chuck Gibson Band What Pleases You 2014
Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World 2012
After All (Holy) David Crowder Band Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest of All The Keys) 2012
Always Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
At Your Name (Forever) Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Almighty God (feat. Candi Pearson Shelton) Todd Fields North Point Live: Here + Now 2012
For The Sake Of The World (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Fires Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons 2011
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
Heres My Heart Crowder Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Keep Me Near Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Come Thou Fount Audrey Assad  2013
I Need Thee Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
This Is What You Do (feat. William Matthews) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Jesus, Only Jesus Matt Redman Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
Future / Past John Mark McMillan Borderland 2014
Alive Hillsong Young & Free We Are Young & Free 2013
Jesus Saves Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
In Christ Alone Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Sparrow Audrey Assad Heart 2011
Victors Crown Darlene Zschech [digital single] 2014
Like An Avalanche Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
Heartbeat Bellarive The Heartbeat 2012
Perfect Love (feat. SisterBrother) Philip Herndon Love In Every Motion 2013
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
Here Is Love Matt Redman Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
I Belong To You (feat. Derek Johnson) Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) 2012
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
My Delight Is In You Christy Nockels Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Come To The Water Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
One Thing Remains (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
All This Glory (feat. Passion) David Crowder Band Passion: White Flag 2012
Desert Soul Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Oh How I Need You All Sons and Daughters The Longing 2012
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : May 2, 2014 8:57 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Saturday In the Park, tomorrow (Saturday, May 3) 11am-6pm at the Freedom Memorial Park, Millersville, rain or shine. Free carnival-style games, Steven Courtney and The Suitcase Musicians. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a fun afternoon. More Info: 717-393-7308

4) Ready, Set, Explore: A Backyard Adventure with Curious George, tomorrow (Saturday, May 3) 9am-11am at Lancaster County Environmental Center. Designed for ages 3-8, kids will meet Curious George and discover science by exploring animal habitats & tracks, observing plants & insects, learning about weather & wind, and creating  tools to explore with at home.  All family members welcome.

3) 6th Annual Penn Township-Pleaseant View Community Day tomorrow (Saturday, May 3rd) Rain or Shine – 9am-2pm, Penryn Road, Manheim.  5K Run, food, entertainment, craft fair, and community organizations. More Info:

2) One A-Chord in Concert, Sunday (May 4) 6:30pm-8:30pm at Calvary Monument Bible Church in Paradise. An evening of praise & worship with One A-Chord, the Lancaster County National Day of Prayer Choir. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. More Info:

1)  The Rafiki Africa Festival & 5K run/walk tomorrow (Saturday, May 3) 9am – 1pm on the grounds of the Lancaster County Christian School, New Holland Pk, Lancaster.  African food, dancing and drumming, crafts, a fashion show, and MORE. Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting live. More Info:

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Moment Of Celebration-Abiding In Christ

john : May 2, 2014 8:19 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the fruitful outcome of abiding in Christ.

Jesus said to His disciples in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

We are called to a relationship with Christ. Relationships flourish where there is love, faithfulness, honesty, and open communication. This is how our witness for Christ can thrive today. We know from the Bible that Jesus loves the people in the world; that He is faithful;  that He is the truth; and that He speaks openly and freely about the will of God. On trial, Jesus said, “I have spoken openly to the world.” As we respond to His voice, we get to know Jesus more and more. We learn to love Him more and more. We are also transformed into the likeness of His character more and more. A faithful relationship to Jesus leads to a fruitful witness for Jesus in a world that desperately needs Jesus.

In John 15:8, Jesus said, “This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

The fruitful outcome of abiding in Christ is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Rend Collective

phil : May 1, 2014 5:54 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! It’s time for 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.)

Rend Collective’s latest project is “The Art of Celebration.” The Irish band’s sound is celebratory, joyous, reverent and worshipful. Bandleader Gareth Gilkeson has stated, “This record is an attempt to reflect something of the irrepressible laughter in the heart of God.”

Gareth was a guest last week on New Tunes at 9; we spoke about the “The Art of Celebration,” his heart and vision for worship, and both the Irish and Scottish influence on their unique sound

For more on Rend Collective, go to

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Important Details for National Day of Prayer

phredd : May 1, 2014 8:23 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


The Lancaster National Day of Prayer events are at a new location this year:
The Junction Center! All attenders are asked to park at Roots Country Market & Auction – 705 Graystone Rd., Manheim.  Only those with Handicap Parking credentials will be permitted to park in The Junction Center Parking Lot.

National Day of Prayer without time

The Evening Program and Main Event
6pm-8:30pm – Celebration of Prayer
Worship Concert by the 100-voice NDP Choir
Keynote Speaker – Joni Eareckson Tada
WJTL and WDAC will be broadcasting Joni’s talk live, on the air, for those unable to attend.

The Afternoon Program for those with Disabilities
2:30pm -3:30pm -Concert of Prayer
This is exclusively for those with disabilities (and their caregivers), who are invited to experience an intimate and meaningful time of prayer and worship with Joni Eareckson Tada. Since this one-hour private meeting will be focused on individuals with disabilities we ask the rest of the community to respect this special time of ministry by not attending, and instead attend the Evening Program. Thank You.

The program will be held in The Junction Center Ampitheatre with limited covered seating, so please bring a lawn chair or blanket.

For a complete schedule, prayer guide, youth edition, motorcycle ride and all the complete information about the events surrounding this Thursday’s National Day of Prayer Events in Lancaster please visit

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Moment Of Celebration-United In Prayer

john : April 30, 2014 2:33 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the united voice of God’s family.

In Romans 15:5 and 6, the Apostle Paul said to the church, “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

This is the official verse for the National Day of Prayer observance tomorrow (Thursday, May 1st 2014). The official theme is “One Voice, United In Prayer.” Prayer is a significant and powerful opportunity for God’s people to come together and acknowledge our nation’s need for God’s grace. Prayer brings God’s people closer together.

According to the National Day of Prayer website, millions of people will gather to pray at thousands of events facilitated by volunteer coordinators.  As we come together, we will take our concerns for this nation to God’s throne of grace. According to Second Chronicles 7:14, when God’s people get serious about prayer with personal humility and repentance, God responds with His healing hand on that nation.

The united voice of God’s family is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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