Ann D’Allesandro


Phillips, Craig & Dean on Thursday, March 8th!

ann : March 6, 2018 5:15 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

Due to the impending winter storm The Hits, Hymns & Worship Concert with Phillips, Craig & Dean scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm at The Junction Center / Landis Hall will now be Thursday, March 8th at 7pm.  All tickets for the concert will be honored for the concert on Thursday!  VIP is at 5pm.  Doors open at 6pm and concert is at 7pm.  VIP & GA Tickets are still available.  http://thejunctioncenter.com/


Happy New Year! Special Programming

ann : December 29, 2017 12:34 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 Countdown for 2017 with John Staffieri


12:30pm-4pm – Praise & Worship Special with Kristi Leigh

4pm-Midnight –  Top  100 Countdown of 2017 with Radio Friend Phil


Noon-4pm – Archives Special with Terry Phillips

4pm-Midnight –  Top 100 Countdown of 2017 with Radio Friend Phil (Recorded)

Ann D’Alessandro – Happy New Year!!


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Christmas Dinners & Celebrations

ann : December 21, 2017 10:18 am : 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 Day!

1. St. Matthew Lutheran Church in York is having a Free Community Christmas Day Dinner from 11am-3pm. Free clothing. Free toys for children. Take out available. To volunteer or to donate please contact 717-891-8076. to enjoy the meal, just show up.

2. Free Christmas Day Dinner  from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the West Earl Fire Hall in Brownstown.  This is for anyone who needs dinner or anyone who has no one to spend the holiday with. Take out meals are available or you can call 717-656-7570 to schedule a delivered meal.

3. Free Christmas Dinner at New Creation Community Church in Dover from Noon-3pm. Everyone is welcome.  For more information or to arrange for a delivery: 717-764-0252 or email newcreation25@comcast.net.

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

Other free meals listed at:  https://pa211.communityos.org 

Some require reservations. (+)

1. Catholic Worker House of Lancaster – 717-392-2578

2. St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Lancaster – 717-392-2225

3. Columbia Christmas Ladies – 717-397-2267 (+By 12/23/17)

4. Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church, Mount Joy – 717-653-1616

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


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Share The Blessing

ann : December 20, 2017 4:42 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


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. Share the Blessing is proud to convey that the attention and generosity from the Susquehanna Valley Community has helped raise more than $500,000 since inception in 2004 – donated 100%, in full, to nominated families.  Thank You!!

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

Phone: (717)381-5440

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


Ann D’Alessandro-


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Adoption Night At The Movies!

ann : November 29, 2017 2:36 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

WJTL will be broadcasting live today from the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County’s Free Movie Night at Penn Cinema.  Held in conjunction with National Adoption Awareness Month, the event aims to help raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive families.  WJTL will be there from 5pm-6:30pm.

The WJTL Road Crew will be all set up and we’ll have lots of great stuff for the kids including KCB pencils, our WJTL/KCB wristbands, and all of our stickers and fun!

This free event includes the PG movie “Storks” while supplies last on Thursday, Nov. 30th at 6:30pm at Penn Cinema in Lititz.

Of course, there will be lots of folks from the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster here to answer questions and connect with to answer any questions you may have about adoption or foster care.

The Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County is a group of agencies affiliated with the Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network (SWAN), who share the goal of finding permanent adoptive homes for children in the state foster care system. Members of the ACLC include Bethanna, Bethany Christian Services, COBYS Family Services, Families United Network, Pressley Ridge, and the Lancaster County Children & Youth Social Service Agency.

Penn Cinema is located at 541 Airport Road, Lititz. Click here for more details.

For more information contact mary@cobys.org.

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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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