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Thanksgiving Celebrations!

ann : November 21, 2017 1:36 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


Happy Thanksgiving!

There are many opportunities if you are looking for somewhere to spend this Thanksgiving.  Here are some opportunities for food and fellowship on Thanksgiving Day that can be found on our Events Calendar at WJTL.com:

(FYI – Some require you to call for reservations.)

  • Free Thanksgiving meal with all the traditional fixings Thanksgiving day from 11AM-1PM at Carson Long Centennial Hall. RSVP requested to 717-889-0338
  • The New Freedom Trail Church of the Nazarene in New Freedom is hosting a free community Thanksgiving dinner from Noon-3PM. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be provided.  No reservations are needed.  717-235-2514.
  • Free Community Thanksgiving Meal from 3:00PM-5:30PM at Elizabethtown First Church of God.   717-367-7060 http://etownfirstcog.org/

Here is the article from Lancaster Online with more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinners – http://lancasteronline.com/news/thanksgiving-dinners-are-planned-throughout-lancaster-county/article_e9bf104a-033e-5ba6-a84a-08ec3f0f4c3f.html

*Here is a great website full of information for holiday assistance: http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/lancaster_holiday_assistance.html

*PA211 is a statewide collaborative for health and human service information for Pennsylvanians. (Here is the site for Thanksgiving) https://pa211.communityos.org/zf/profile/search?keyword=&agency_name=&target_population=&distance_zip=17603&location=&restrict_zip=&area_served=Lancaster&taxonomy_category=&taxonomy_name=Thanksgiving+Meals&dosearch=1&Search=Search

Ann D’Alessandro – So much to be thankful for!


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Updated Local Artist List!

ann : November 20, 2017 2:46 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


So, I’ve tried to update our local artist list and got rid of the My Space links… (I guess it was probably about time to do an update!)

The WJTL listening area has been graced with lots of local talent! For example, going back “just a few years” we’ve had Innocence Mission, The Ocean Blue, Erik Schouten Band, FFH (Far From Home), Rainchildren, Unsettled, Jawbone Hill, The Beginners, Reveal, Skankin Bouvas and so many more that I can’t list them all here!
We get phone calls from people looking for local artists to perform at their events so I decided to try to compile a list of some of the current local artists and their websites:

-Allan Scott Band – Singer/Songwriter- https://www.allanscottmusic.com/

– Blue Sky Falls – modern pop band – https://www.facebook.com/BlueSkyFallsBand/

-Cristabelle Braden – Singer/Songrwriter – http://www.cristabellebraden.com/

-Steve Bridgeman: acoustic/folk/jazz – https://www.facebook.com/steven.bridgeman

-Mark Cable: worship/AC – markcable.com

-Steven Courtney: Kids Cookie Break – stevencourtney.com

-Michael Ferrari: alternative/acoustic – https://www.facebook.com/TheMichaelFerrari

-Randy & Jade Fisher: Authentic, family oriented stories & music.– https://www.randyandjadefisher.com/

-Bruce Fite: Kids Cookie Break – https://www.facebook.com/BruceFiteMusic

-Matt Goss: pop/soul – mattgossband.com

-Lindsay Graham: Singer/Songwriter – http://lindsaygrahammusic.com/

-Joy Ike: pop/soul – joyike.com

-Intent Worship: https://www.facebook.com/IntentWorship/

-Caitlin Jane: Piano Driven Music – Singer/Songwriter –  CaitlinJaneTunes.com

-Chris Kauffman: indie/acoustic- https://www.facebook.com/chris.kauffman.796

-Walt & Amy Lindberg: Worship Leaders – waltandamymusic.com

-Matt Monticchio: classical/experimental/jazz- https://www.facebook.com/matthew.monticchio

-My Heart To Fear: screamo/rock – https://www.facebook.com/myhearttofear/

-Mackenzie Paige: Folk-Singer/Songwriter – http://www.mackenziepaige.net/

-Phredd: Kids Cookie Break – phreddcentral.com

-Doug Plank: Worship Leader / Singer/Songwriter –https://soundcloud.com/walkdaplank

-Jim Rule: Kids Cookie Break – jimrule.com

-Marty Shaughnessy: folk/rock – https://www.facebook.com/MartyShaughnessyMusic

-Shelleen: Author/Singer/Songwriter – http://shelleensings.com/ & www.hiswordweaver.com

-Sorensen: Kimberly & Jeremy Sorensen – https://www.sorensenmusic.com/

-Matt Wheeler: Singer/Songwriter – http://www.mattwheeleronline.com/

-Christopher Wright: indie/rock/pop- christopherwright.com

-Matt Zook: https://www.facebook.com/Matthew-Zook-Worship-Leader-103061446400312/


-Brett A Myers – Illusionist – https://brettamyers.com/

-Piercing Word – http://www.piercingword.org/

-Promise Players – http://promiseplayers.org/promise-players

-Servant Stage Company –https://www.servantstagecompany.com/

(Sorry if I missed you! Please send your contact information so we can add you to the list!)

Updated November 2017

Ann D’Alessandro –

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See You At The Pole This Wednesday!

ann : September 25, 2017 12:38 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


See You At The Pole 2017 is this Wednesday, September 27th!  This year’s theme is “Fix Our Eyes” – Hebrews 12:2

For over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation.
Be sure to listen to WJTL for call-ins from staff in the morning.  You will also have the opportunity to call-in and report on SYATP at your school!  Call the Listener Hotline number at 717-397-8090 and leave a message.  You can find a lot of information about “See You At The Pole; Fix Our Eyes” on their website – http://syatp.com/

Ann D’Alessandro- I’ll be at L.S.!


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Chris Tomlin: Good Good Father Tour With Special Guest Matt Maher!

ann : June 12, 2017 10:10 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

Chris Tomlin: Good Good Father Tour With Special Guest Matt Maher is coming to the Santander Arena in Reading on Thursday, Oct. 19th at 7:00pm!  Tickets on sale this Friday, June 16th at 10am! With ten albums, 15 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, two platinum and five gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music.  And since his 2008 major label debut, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A five time-GRAMMY® nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen” and “Your Grace Is Enough.”  Be sure to order your tickets for this amazing night of worship!  717-459-3701 or http://cmiproductions.org/


National Day of Prayer Next Thursday!

ann : April 27, 2017 4:38 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


Next Thursday, May 4th is the National Day of Prayer Celebration of Prayer & Worship!  This year it will be held at a NEW Location, Lititz Springs Park in Lititz from 6pm-8pm!  Featuring prayer leader Beau Eckert of Calvary Church, worship with Pastor Doug Plank from Crossway Church, One A-Chord, a 100-voice choir and keynote prayer speaker and best-selling author Josh McDowell. An offering will be received.  Remember to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs.

Food vendors—including Hess’s Barbecue and Good Life Ice Cream & Treats—will be on-site from 4 – 7:30 pm.


Parking information – http://lancasterndp.com/parking/

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National Day of Prayer Youth Edition!

ann : April 26, 2017 4:38 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


Next Wednesday, May 3rd is the National Day of Prayer Youth Edition!   It will be held at The Junction Center / Landis Hall from 7pm-8:30pm.

There are few things more profound than being able to pray to the Holy God and Creator of the universe. And, there are few things more profound than seeing teens joining together in one voice praising and praying to the God of salvation.

Teens, parents, young adults, leaders, JOIN US on May 3, 2017 from 7:00–8:30pm at WJTL’s brand new Landis Hall as we gather to pray, worship and encourage one another in our faith. Let’s show the watching world that the teens of Lancaster County care about crying out to God in prayer!


Ann D’Alessandro  – ann@wjtl.com


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Happy New Year! Programming Specials

ann : December 29, 2016 4:05 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


Happy New Year!!  Well, almost.   We are celebrating at WJTL with some special programming.  Hope you can join us for some wonderful music, old and new.


8pm-Midnight – Some Sort of Rock Show Top 60 2016 Countdown with John Staffieri


9am-Noon – Kids Cookie Break

Noon-4pm – Praise & Worship Special with Kristi Leigh

4pm-Midnight – 2016 Top  100 Countdown with Radio Friend Phil


Noon-4pm – Archives Special with Terry Phillips

4pm-8pm – Top 50 Songs of Top 100 Countdown with Radio Friend Phil

8pm-Midnight – Some Sort of Rock Show Top 60 2016 Countdown with John Staffieri


Ann D’Alessandro – Happy New Year!!



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Christmas Dinners & Celebrations!

ann : December 21, 2016 4:00 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


Looking for something to do on Christmas Day or need  a place to go & connect with others?  Here are some options for Christmas Dinners and Fellowship on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day!

  1. ***1. A Family Christmas on Dec. 24th from 5pm-7pm at Transcend Church.  Music, the Christmas story, free family photos in front of the Christmas Tree, a free meal, and free backpacks for children!  Sign up at www.transcendchurch.org/Christmas;717-831-8545
  2. ***2. On December 24th, the Lancaster County Project for the Needy holiday dinner distribution will take place at Clipper Stadium, 650 North Prince Street, Lancaster. The distribution will begin at 8:00 am.
  3. ***3. St Matthew in York is having a Free Christmas Day Dinner for those in need or spending the day alone. Full meal served 11am-3pm. Everyone welcome. 717-845-2721
  4. ***4. The 3 churches in Brownstown are offering a free Community Christmas Dinner at the West Earl Firehall in Brownstown from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Day, December 25th for anyone.  Take out meals are available or you can call 717-656-7570 to request a delivered meal.
  5. ***5. Community Christmas Day Dinner from Noon-3pm at New Creation Community Church in Dover. Everyone is welcome. Reservations are not required but would be helpful to ensure adequate food is prepared. Call the church office at 717 764 0252  for reservations. Delivery available.

All of these events are listed on our events calendar – https://wjtl.com/events/

Ann D’Alessandro -Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas!!


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Share The Blessing

ann : December 20, 2016 12:21 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

Ann D’Alessandro

Do you know a family in need this holiday season? A colleague facing loss?  A friend battling an illness? A neighbor in crisis?
Reach out, and share their story.
Help Susquehanna Valley families enjoy the holiday season with hope and dignity.   Together, we can Share the Blessing…  You can visit the website and nominate a family in need or make a contribution to help families and individuals who are selected.  Share the Blessing’s board of directors will review all nominations and contact the family in need to help meet their individual needs. Thank you!

*Representatives will be on the Get Up & Go Show on Thursday from 7am-8am to talk about Share The Blessing.

(717) 381-5440

Share The Blessing is an approved 501C-3 charitable organization.




Ann D’Alessandro – Wishing You A Very Merry  Christmas!



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WJTL Christmas Open House!

ann : December 9, 2016 1:50 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

WJTL is having our Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 13th from 4pm-9pm and we would love to see you!  We’ll have hot chocolate, cookies, station tours and more!  It’s a great time to drop off your end of the year donation, meet the WJTL staff and see the exciting progress of our Phase Three Construction!


1875 Junction Road

Manheim, PA  17545

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