Moment Of Celebration-Family Reunion

john : March 3, 2014 4:40 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on a family reunion in the Old Testament.

Joseph was estranged from his brothers. When Joseph was a teenager, his brothers hated him to the point that they were willing to sell him to foreign merchants. They received money in the process of getting rid of him.

Little did they know that many years later, Joseph would be the one man who had the power of whether they would live or die. A famine had covered the land. Joseph was in a place of leadership in Egypt to manage the food supplies that were stored away for such a time as the drought.  Joseph’s brothers were dependent on Joseph to feed them.

Through our sin and mistreatment of Jesus, we were the reason that Jesus went to the cross. He did this willingly to demonstrate His mercy for unworthy sinners. He returned our contempt with His forgiveness. In this way, Joseph’s story is an example of how God can turn what is meant for evil with good.

Joseph said to his brothers in Genesis 50:20: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children. And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.”

When God’s love heals fractured relationships, that is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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My Dawson McAllister Interview

kristi : March 3, 2014 4:01 pm : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

My very first radio “experience” was back in the early 90’s on “Dawson McAllister Live”.  I was in Jr. High at the time and loved listening to WJTL for hours and hours a day.  Dawson’s show aired live Sunday nights; and I listened in while doing last-minute homework assignments.  I really connected with the callers and how Dawson helped them through crisis situations.  So, I wrote in to be a prayer partner.  One day, I got a phone call from a nice lady saying that Dawson wanted to interview me on the show.  What a shock, what a privilege!  The lady set it all up.  That Sunday, I cleared everybody out of the kitchen and did a few tests to make sure the phone rang like it should.  I sat on a stool and stared at the phone, waiting for the big moment…  After what felt like about a zillion years, the phone rang and someone explained what would happen.  I still remember hearing Dawson introduce me on his show as “Kristi From Pennsylvania”.  I was pretty nervous and remember saying mostly “yes” and “uh-huh” to his questions about what it meant to me to be one of his prayer partners.  It. was. awesome!

Fast forward about 20 years and now the tables will turn!  I’ll be interviewing Dawson this Thursday about an event he’s coming to town to host.  It’s still all cenetered around passion for youth, and I’m thrilled that we’ll get to chat again!  I plan to say more than “yes” and “uh-huh” this time.  ;]

I hope you you’ll tune in and hear it live this Thursday around 2:30 p.m.  Below, you’ll find the details on his upcoming event.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Dawson McAllister will be in the area soon to host an evening dedicated to praying for America’s youth. Everyone from teenagers to grandparents is encouraged to attend.

“Prayer For A Generation”

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7pm

Hershey Free Church

330 Hilltop Road

Hummelstown, PA 17036

Click here for more details.


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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : March 2, 2014 9:19 pm : John Staffieri

The Winter storm my have fizzled, but tonight’s show certainly delivered!

Click here to here Radio Friend Phil’s entire interview with Scott Stapp.

We will be back next Sunday night 8-10!

Name Artist Album
Never Looking Back Silverline Lights Out
Glow The Digital Age Evening:Morning
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright Mike Mains & The Branches Everything Is Fine
Space Cadet After Edmund Art and Commerce
My Sweet Escape Run Kid Run Love At The Core
Calm The Storm Spoken Illusion
Into My Arms Embers In Ashes Killers & Thieves
This Isn’t Love The Birdsongs The Journey: Act I; The Beginning
State Of Emergency Pillar For The Love Of The Game
Breaking Out Sumerlin Runaways
Unforgetful You Jars Of Clay If I Left the Zoo
After the Fight Jars Of Clay Inland
Enemy I Anthem West of Homeland
I Will Overcome Devin Williams Destruction of Kings
Blue Manic Drive Blue
Criminal Scientist World EP
Hour 2
This Is Your Moment The Deep Space Network Where You Belong
Fight Song The Almost Fear Inside Our Bones
In Crowd Rapture Ruckus In This Together
Four Chords The Classic Crime Vagabonds
Not Gonna Die Skillet Rise
Never Let Me Go Family Force 5 Business Up Front – Party In The Back
Sadie Hawkins Dance Relient K The Anatomy Of The Tongue In Cheek
Criminal Scientist World EP
Only One Scott Stapp Proof Of Life
Slow Suicide Scott Stapp Proof Of Life
Break The World Nine Lashes From Water To World
Get Up Get Out Rhett Walker Band Come To The River
Fists on Fire Hour6 This is Life
Truth Lecrae Rebel
The One Disciple O God Save Us All
How To Live The Great Transparency The Great Transparency
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Praise&Worship Playlist (3/2)

kristi : March 2, 2014 6:08 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Today’s playlist includes the new John Mark McMillan and Darlene Zschech songs, a new Chris Tomlin & Phil Wickham duet, plus songs by Crowder, Matt Redman, Brian Johnson, Jadon Lavik and many more!

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ


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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Only Name Tour Canceled Due to Winter Storm

phredd : March 1, 2014 2:34 pm : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Due to the impending storm – The Only Name Tour featuring Big Daddy Weave, Group One Crew and Tim Timmons, scheduled for Manor Church Sunday Night (March 2) has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted about receiving a refund this coming week.

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : February 28, 2014 8:57 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! February 28, March 1 & 2, 2014

5) “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” Coffee House Style!  Tonight (Feb. 28th) at 7PM at Enola First Church of God.  Refreshments will be served.  Fun, Food, and Fellowship!  More Info:717-732-4253

4) The Animal Adventure is coming to Wayfinderz at Wrightsdale Baptist Church, Sunday (March 2nd) at 9AM.  Presented with Black Rock Retreat Nature Center for children ages 3 to 6th grade to encounter LIVE ANIMALS up close and learn how God designed each of them.  More Info:

3) The 70+ voice One A-Chord Community Choir will lead a time of praise and worship to the Lord at Hephzibah Baptist Church in East Fallowfield Sunday (March 2nd) at 6:00 pm. The choir has been performing at Lancaster County’s National Day of Prayer since 2000. Free admission; a love offering will be taken. More Info: 610.383.0330.

2) Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale, Tomorrow (March 1, 2014) at the Bart Township Fire Company, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, Experience a unique slice of Lancaster County life by being a part of a Mud Sale. More Info: 786-3348.

1)Steven Courtney & The Suitcase Musicians will perform an all age concert at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster tomorrow (Sat. March 1st) at 7PM in the Fondersmith Auditorium located in the Parish House.  More Info: 717-397-2734

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Danny Gokey (American Idol Finalist)

phil : February 26, 2014 8:28 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.) Singer, songwriter and American Idol Top 3 finalist, Danny Gokey, was my guest last week on New Tunes at 9. Danny Gokey, who leads worship at his home church in Milwaukee, discussed the process of qualifying for American Idol, the competitive challenges of the show, and the Sophia’s Heart Foundation. (The Sophia’s Heart Foundation was founded by Gokey, in memory of his first-wife Sophia who, due to complications related to surgery for congenital heart disease, died just weeks before he auditioned for American Idol.) Danny says, “I want to see my music career as a movement.” I asked Danny to explain his emotional reaction when told by the judges he would not advance on American Idol. (Listen to the conversation here For more on Danny Gokey, go to for facebook, videos and music, including his new single, the title-track to his second project, “Hope In Front of Me.”

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Moment Of Celebration-Praise Reports

john : February 26, 2014 5:28 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on a praise report from two missionaries.

Sometimes, missionaries come back to the church from where they were sent to report on what God has done through their outreach. This also happened in the Bible.

Acts 14 traces the missionary adventures of Paul and Barnabas as they went to different communities to share the hope of the Gospel. Eventually, they went back to Antioch, their launching point.

According to Acts 14:26, on arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

When missionaries return to share their stories, the church has the opportunity to join in on the celebration of what God is doing. Sometimes, we might wonder what kind of impact our financial gifts or prayers, or letters of encouragement to missionaries is really accomplishing. Praise reports answer those questions and encourage the church to keep supporting the work of missions.

Praise reports from missionaries are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Moment Of Celebration-The Message Of The Cross

john : February 25, 2014 10:02 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the message of the cross.

The good news of Jesus speaks of His coming to the earth, His death on a cross, His resurrection from the dead, and His promise to return.

These are vital elements of the Gospel that deserve our full attention for real and lasting hope.

First Corinthians 1:18 underscores the different reactions to the message of the cross. The Apostle Paul said, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.”

Death is hard to think about, especially when it involves suffering. But Jesus was willing to face death, even though He did not deserve death. Why did He do this?  There was an important reason for Jesus going to the cross. His death satisfied the wrath of God against sin, and expressed the love of the Father toward sinners. This is amazing grace that forgives the sins of those who embrace the message of the cross. This is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

The message of the cross is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : February 23, 2014 8:51 pm : John Staffieri

Thanks to Jesse Schaefer of Scientist!  Check out The Experiment tonight!

Name Artist Album
Not Gonna Die Skillet Rise
Into My Arms Embers In Ashes Killers & Thieves
How To Live The Great Transparency The Great Transparency
Break The World Nine Lashes From Water To World
We Are the Brave VERIDIA Inseparable
Jesus On The Radio All Star United Love And Radiation
War of Change Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin
Breaking Out Sumerlin Runaways
Criminal Scientist World EP
Boomin Toby Mac Portable Sounds
Less of me Grammatrain Flying
Far Away Finding Iris We the Moon
I Will Overcome Devin Williams Destruction of Kings
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright Mike Mains & The Branches Everything EP – Single
Good Times Manic Drive Epic
Space Cadet After Edmund Art and Commerce
This Is Your Moment The Deep Space Network Where You Belong
Jump Start My Heart Satellites & Sirens One Noise
Never Take Friendship Personal Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
The One Disciple O God Save Us All
Waiting Fireflight The Healing Of Harms
Slow Suicide Scott Stapp Proof Of Life
Enemy I Anthem West of Homeland
Into Your Veins Five Iron Frenzy Engine of A Million Plots
Far Far Away Five Iron Frenzy Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo
Never Looking Back Silverline Lights Out
We All Fall Down NeverForsaken The Journey Here
I Am Crowder Neon Steeple
Broken Man Rhett Walker Band TBD
The Elevator I Am Empire I Am Empire
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