STACEY GAGNE – I’ve been voting on my personal facebook and have re-posted on the WJTL Facebook in hopes of helping our friends at Teen Haven win a grant through Pepsi’s Refresh Project. Today, I received a press release encouraging us to vote for some of the other local organizations competing in the project. You can vote for Teen Haven, the Lancaster Conservatory of Music and Aevidum during the month of May to be among the 10 grant recipients of $50,000. The Skip Project is competing to be onee of two $250.00 grants. You can find out the details and vote at refresheverything.com.
The link for Teen Haven is refresheverything.com/teenhaven and would provide a complete gym makeover at the Lancaster City Youth Center. As a division of Water Street Ministries, Teen Haven helps urban youth develop leadership skills. These teens are passionate about improving the city and see this project as a way to impact their peers and refresh their community. It’s just a few clicks and could help teens in our community. 🙂 Having personally worked a few years at Water Street with their youth programs, I know too well how great a blessing a new gym would be to them and am glad to help give some attention to this opportunity!!
Thanks to Water Street Ministries for the details I’ve taken from their press release. If you’d like me to forward a copy to you for your colleagues, please let me know.
Stacey M. Gagne
WJTL Office Manager
STACEY GAGNE – Today is the birthday of one of my lifelong favorite musicians… Bono from U2. Even if you aren’t a fan … you might be surprised by how much their style is reflected in the music you listen to including many artists played on WJTL.
I was thinking about events in my life where their music were a part of the memory. From high school to the present. A friends lip sync, a college coffee house performance with friends, a gift given to me after my surgery, a concert with a friend…
Who are your memory inducing artists and why? It’s kind of fun to think about.
WJTL Office Manager
STACEY GAGNE – This month marks my 10 year anniversary at WJTL. Crazy!!! I was brainstorming some of the many things I’ve experienced with the station since I’ve been full time here and thought I’d share just a few. As involved listeners, you’ve most likely experienced some of these things along with me. Is there anything specific you remember experiencing in the past 10 years specifically with WJTL?
God Providing for Budget
Creation Fest East and West
Hearing and Participating in Spontaneous Office singing
Sertoma Chicken Barbecues… lots of great artists and talent over the years!!!
Watching Families Grow (marriages, babies)
Celebrating WJTL’s 25 years
Seeing the community rally for those in need
Learning Lancaster County-isms
Meeting tons of people from the community
Phil saying “Great Radio”
Care through personal trials
Great Local Music (remember Jawbone Hill, Rainchildren, Scarlet Thread, Reveal, Dressed in Rags… they were just a few of my favorites back in the day)
Lisa’s Cappucino Cheesecake
Amazing Volunteers and Interns
Making Friends that will be friends for Life
-Stacey M. Gagne
WJTL Office Manager
Stacey Gagne –
I hope you enjoy when I let you in on portions of some of our listener letters. It always makes my day to read these emails and I hope it encourages you, too.
“I grew up in Lancaster listening to WJTL and now am living in Southern California with my wife and children after getting out of the Marine Corps. I spend many nights up to the wee hours of the morning studying/pursuing my BA in Accounting. While I am doing my course work I tune into WJTL via the worldwide web. It makes my time much more enjoyable when I’d rather be sleeping.
God Bless and Thank You,
Posted by Stacey Gagne
WJTL Office Manager
Stacey Gagne – Last night while I was out running, I had 3 different people of different ages, sexes, races and social classes each wish me well on my run. “Keep going”, “Looking good” “You’ve got it, girl”… WOW. It was SO encouraging. It brought to mind these verses from Hebrews 10.
We ought to encourage. Encourage others to persevere, to have hope, to run their race, to draw near to God without fear, to love, to live by faith and to live a life in which we do not deliberately sin.
Stacey M. Gagne
WJTL Office Manager
Tonight people from across the region will be gathering to “prepare the way” for the National Day of Prayer. At the Lancaster National Day of Prayer Website it says:
“This will be a time for us to gather regionally as a community of believers with the intention of seeking the Father’s heart. Our plan is to go out “before the army” of God (2 Chronicles 20:21-30) the night before the National Day of Prayer, in anticipation of breaking up the “fallow ground” (Hosea 10:12). We believe that much will be accomplished not only in the heavenly realm but also in the atmosphere over the region as a result of the worship and prayer we will enter into. Everyone is invited to join this gathering as singers, musicians and intercessors engage the heart of the Lord humbly before the altar of God.”
Both Gateway House of Prayer and City Gate Lancaster will be going strong with praise and worship and prayer from 6pm this evening until 6am tomorrow (Thursday morning) when everything moves to the grounds of LBC. Come out and join us! I’ll be at Gateway House of Prayer for the last hours of the morning.
The National Day of Prayer is a great time to come together as the Body of Christ and the opportunity is also there year round. Gateway House of Prayer is open and staffed 24/7 year round and City Gate has their prayer watch hours and info about their other ministries posted at their site. Both are staffed by volunteers from many churches in the region. God is worthy of praise and surely our families, churches, nation, region and world is in need of those who will stand in the gap in prayer at all times!
It’s just a simple little thing. Just a little grey rectangle on the toolbar at wjtl.com… but it can be helpful. I was looking for a specific blog that had been bumped down the page the other day… so I typed the word “mother” and ta da, there was the info I needed for the Mothers Day Contest. So if you are hoping to find something on our website, and aren’t sure where to start looking. Pick a word or two and use the search option. It worked for me. 🙂
We got a great email a few minutes ago from a listener overseas. It was another good reminder to me that we never know who’s listening and how God is using us to encourage others, even around the world.
Dear WJTL Staff,
It is Saturday morning here in the Philippines and I am at school playing catch up with my responsibilities. As I sit here, because of your willingness to place your radio station on the Internet, I have the privilege of listening to the broadcast. With the end of the school year nearing, you can imagine that the stress level is a little higher, yet hearing music that is God honoring and hearing tidbits of life at “home” (we live in York when in country) I am able to enjoy these minutes. (Because of broadband issues living in a third world country I can’t listen during the school week.) So thank you for being a blessing to this missionary while serving MK’s in Southeast Asia.
a listener in the Phillipines
The community calendar is both the literal calendar that you find on our events page as well as the public service announcements you will hear DJ’s read on the air.
A few tips for the events calendar, for those new to the page (or have always wondered):
1. You can click on any event and find more information.
2. Color codes:
Green: Get up and Go Show guests
Red: Kids Cookie Break Events
Orange: WJTL Live Events
Blue: Community Events
3. To submit your information, click on the image that says “Add Your Own Community Event” at wjtl.com/events:
Once your information is submitted, it’s reviewed. Once approved, it is posted online and also made eligible to be read on the air. (Be sure to adjust the event time and date in the drop box section because that is the date and time that it appears on the calendar)
4. We try to announce events that make sense for us to mention on WJTL. So, if an event is about a band or music style we wouldn’t play, geared to a very specific audience (like a church business meeting), or Sunday morning events (due to the fact that there are hundreds of churches in the area doing special things every Sunday morning) they would not be listed. There are several other guidelines, but these are some of the biggies.
5. PSA’s are free and we do our best to give attention to as many as we can on the air.
If you have any other questions about an announcement you heard or need help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was thinking today about the upcoming Sertoma Chicken Barbecue event at Long’s Park and the years of memories WJTL has there. It’s been one of the events I’ve looked forward to for the past 10 + years that I’ve been involved with WJTL So many different artists have performed on the Weaver’s Garage stage and the Talent Challenge the last few years has brought out all kinds of entertaining acts!
Of course there is the chicken and all the yummy sides (usually a couple of meals worth) to enjoy. I always look forward to seeing the familiar faces of friends and meeting new folks who stop by the WJTL table to say hi. You can even feed the ducks at the pond and throw a little frisbee.
May 15 is coming quickly! Come out and enjoy some chicken, talent by friends in the listening area, and hopefully some sunshine!