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little ENCOURAGEMENT

September 16th, 2019 No comments

A little encouragement can go a long way. Today we received a one sentence note in the mail and it made my day. It was a very simple thank you that was jotted down on a piece of note paper and sent along with a donation. It brought joy to our staff.

Sometimes when we think about being being an encouragement or even a good neighbor; we get visions of a huge time investment or imagine having to bake cookies that live up to some Instagram worthy photo. The reality is that a word, a smile, or a sentence can be enough. I have some thoughtful coworkers that leave post-it notes on my desk just to let me know they were thinking of me.  😀 Those “little” things can make a persons day!

Sometimes we receive encouragement from others and sometimes we need to encourage ourselves! Tough days sometimes stack up more frequently than we like. Reminders of truths from God’s Word, scriptures, songs and even beautiful art or things from nature can inject life into dry bones on any given day.  Recently I jotted a few very simple sharpie written reminders onto some scrap paper and hung them where I could see them at my desk.

  • be positive
  • be joyful
  • be encouraging
  • be thankful

Don’t discount your “little” attempts at bringing light to the world around you.  Each one of us is a difference maker.   

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KCB Fest Seeks Friendly Volunteers

August 14th, 2019 3 comments

Summer is zooming by and Kids Cookie Break Fest 2019 is going to be here before we know it. August 24th is our big event for kids and their families here on our campus at The Junction Center. That’s just over a month away!

We have a fantastic time with the many volunteers that come out to help us put on a really fun, free day for the community.

There are tons of areas that you could help us with: Parking, Ticket Taking, Craft, Bounce House Attendant, Pedal Cars, handing out pre-purchased Chick-fil-A Meals, Concessions/Drink Sales, Artist Merchandise, Trash and more! You must be age 14 on up in order to volunteer.

Sign up with a friend, your small group, family, etc etc… or sign up yourself and meet some new people in your area at KCB Fest.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Just email stacey@wjtl.com. OR if you would like to check out the various options and even sign yourself up, go to https://signup.com/go/MFQJhby

THANK YOU!!!

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Smiling Faces Needed: KCB Fest 2019

June 5th, 2019 No comments

Kids Cookie Break Fest 2019 is coming up in just a couple of months… August 24, to be exact. It’s become our annual traditional to offer FREE AM and PM sessions of music and Kids Cookie Break style family fun all over the property here at The Junction Center . What a fun way to wrap up the summer!

This special day for local families could not happen without our awesome team of volunteers. Many of our incredible team help at events year round, too! We are so grateful! Can you join us?

There are tons of areas that you could help us with: Parking, Ticket Taking, Craft, Bounce House Attendant, Pedal Cars, handing out pre-purchased Chick-fil-A Meals, Concessions/Drink Sales, Artist Merchandise, Trash and more! You must be age 14 on up in order to volunteer.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people OR you could sign up with a friend or as a small group project.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Just email stacey@wjtl.com. OR if you would like to check out the various options and even sign yourself up, go to https://signup.com/go/MFQJhby

THANK YOU!!!

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Lisa Landis Accepts PAB Excellence in Broadcasting Award

May 6th, 2019 No comments

STACEY GAGNE –  Lisa Landis and Stacey Gagne were honored to attend the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters 2019 Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting Luncheon today, held at Hotel Hershey.  Lisa accepted the award for “Outstanding Station Sponsored Event” for Kids Cookie Break Fest 2018.  It is always wonderful to be among so many talented broadcasters from across the state!  Lisa and Stacey enjoyed having lunch with Dennis, Michelle and Billy from FUN101.3 and meeting Kayla Molczan from Butler Radio News.   It was also a privilege to witness Broadcaster of the Year Awards being presented to Harvey Holiday from WOGL FM, Philadelphia and Vernon Odom from ABC Philadelphia. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Hurricane Florence Relief

September 19th, 2018 No comments

Local and national ministries and organizations are assembling ways to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.  Here are some that we are aware of or that have reached out to us.

Christ In Action has options to give and will be ready to accept volunteers beginning tomorrow (Tuesday 9/18).  They also plan be live on WJTL at 8:20 on 9/18 to talk about ways to get involved.

Mennonite Disaster Services  Has options to volunteer and to give.  Kevin King, Executive Director,  will be on the air with Lisa this Friday (9/21) just after 3:30 pm with updates.

American Red Cross  is accepting funds for relief efforts

Samaritans Purse:  Accepting funds and volunteers

GAIN:  Global Aid Network has information about how you can pray or give to partner with their relief efforts

If you are aware of other ministries that we could add to our list, please email contact@wjtl.com for review and consideration.  Thanks.

 

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Join the Team and Volunteer at Kids Cookie Break Festival

August 1st, 2018 No comments

Our summer keeps on trucking, doesn’t it!?  Here at WJTL we are well aware of how quickly the summer goes by as we prepare for Kids Cookie Break Fest coming up on August 25th!

In case you aren’t familiar; KCB Fest is our annual event here at the Junction Center geared toward children and their families.  It’s a one day music and family festival.  This free event is a wonderful opportunity for families to reach out to neighbors and friends with kids under 12 !  Music, games, inflatables, firetrucks, petting zoo, pedal cars, barrel train rides, and more are all offered for free during morning and afternoon sessions from 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm.

Would you consider joining us and being part of our volunteer team this year?  We need help staffing all the fun areas of the festival.   There are a variety of jobs from parking to ticket taking and selling merchandise or snacks.  Maybe you could help with a carnival game,  pick up trash or help hand out bag lunches.   Please consider joining us on this fun day. Check out our volunteer page and sign up or email me to find out how to be a part of the team.

 

 

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Pray for Texas

August 28th, 2017 2 comments

Please join us in prayer and partnership with flood relief efforts in Texas.  

Christ In Action, God’s Pit CrewSamaritan’s Purse, and Mennonite Disaster Service are a few ministries already at work in Texas where you could invest your resources.    

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KCB Fest Coming Up This Month

August 2nd, 2017 2 comments

We’re now less than a month from the big party:  Kid’s Cookie Break Fest!  August 26th, The Junction Center grounds will be alive with family fun with inflatables, petting zoo, pedal cars, barrel train, carnival games and more!  Live in Landis Hall you’ll find our very own Lisa Landis and performances by Jim Rule, Chip Richter & The Munks, This Way Up, Jesse Rothacker & Forgotten Friend Reptiles, Phredd and much more!  We have two programs:  10-2, and 3-7 and free tickets become available on Monday August 14th at 10am.

We have had a great response for volunteers so far.   I am still looking for a number of people to help during the afternoon and evening shifts.   Some specific needs are:  Selling Artist Merchandise (which is inside), Carnival Games, Handing Out Box Lunches,  Ticket Taking  and some other miscellaneous areas.    If you could volunteer a couple of hours or more in the afternoon or evening, please email stacey@wjtl.com and I’ll help you out with more details.    We’re getting pumped for another really fun day with the Kids Cookie Break community on August 26th!

 

 

 

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About Community Calendar Events

July 18th, 2017 11 comments

The community calendar is both the literal calendar that you find on our events page as well as the public service announcements you hear DJ’s read on the air.

A few tips for the events calendar:

1.  You can click on any event and find more information.

2.  Color codes (when viewing the calendar by month):

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/eventswjtl_event_add

 

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)  We suggest submitting your information at least 2 weeks prior to the event to give ample time for approval and posting.

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 that we don’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.  Please realize there are many man organizations in the area hoping to share about their special event, because of that, we cannot be available for the posting of events that recur on a regular basis.

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 contact@wjtl.com.

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Kids Cookie Break Fest Wins Outstanding Station Sponsored Event

May 10th, 2017 No comments

On Monday, Stacey and Lisa attended the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting Awards Luncheon held at Hotel Hershey.  Various awards are given out in categories for Television and Radio.   Lisa accepted the award for Outstanding Station Sponsored Event for Kids Cookie Break Fest.

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A Nostalgic Night of Music and Celebration: Rainchildren and Jawbone Hill

April 17th, 2017 No comments

I spent most of my college and post grad free time traveling between concert venues in the Philly and Lancaster area.  There was always a venue to catch live music… be it a coffee house, a college venue, church basement, school auditorium or other establishment.  The 90s in Lancaster County brimmed with talented local artists covering a wide variety of creative expression.   These were the days of The Friday Night Rock Jam on WJTL, Purple Door Festival, Java Casa, Cafe Angst, and more.

During that season; Rainchildren and Jawbone Hill were mainstays in the regional “alternative music” scene.   Besides their many regional shows; they spent a summer on a national tour playing festivals and other venues.    Both artists released numerous musical projects including CDs released by Smart Records, a division of Creative Ministries.

On May 6, Rainchildren and Jawbone Hill will once again be playing together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rainchilren’s CD “Feels Like Summer”.  This is the first time in many years that these two bands have taken stage together and it’s going to be an awesome night of nostalgia and great music from two talented and fun bands.   (Members of Rainchildren have been playing together as The Stars Are Spies, members of Jawbone Hill are uniting for this one time special event.)

I am excited for this throwback concert celebrating the talent of local artists.   This is another  excellent moment in our kick off season here at The Junction Center Landis Hall.  May 6 at 7:00 pm.  Junction Center Landis Hall .  Tickets at thejunctioncenter.com or 717-459-3701

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