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Our Baby Boy on the Way

January 10th, 2015

I am so excited to say that my husband, Sam, and I are expecting our first baby: it’s a boy!  Our hearts are overjoyed!  This is an answer to prayer we’ve been eager to see for quite some time.  Since getting married 7 years ago, we’ve both been diagnosed with cancer–and then treated and declared healthy again.  We’ve experienced God’s faithfulness, provision and encouragement in tough times; and that’s something I really try to pass along to you through the songs we air and the playlists I put together for the Praise & Worship Show.  I know you may be tuning in for a song of hope to help you turn to Jesus in your tough times.

With our little one due in a matter of weeks, I’m getting ready for the transition from full time DJ to full time mom.  I’ll hand the Afternoon Drive over to Eddie Daniels, who hosted the air shift at WJTL years ago.  (Remember “Out Of The Box” and the contest sounder featuring the “screaming little man”?  That’s the guy!)  You’ll be in good hands as you drive home from work or school–and he’ll provide great music and info for those of you who love listening while getting dinner ready.

My last day on the Afternoon Drive will be Friday, January 16th.  I’m glad to say that I will continue to join you Sunday mornings on the Praise & Worship Show!  (For the sake of sleep and sanity, I’ll play a few repeats of playlists you’ve loved during the weeks around the baby’s birth.)  And I also hope to see you at events in the community and at the Junction Center in the future.

I’m so grateful for WJTL and the whole family of listeners.  The station has made a big impact on my life from the time I started listening in my youth.  It’s been a privilege to be a part of this radio ministry and to experience your encouragement and support.  Thank you!  I’ll make sure you get to see a picture of the baby when he’s born.  Please do keep in touch.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ


  1. Jennifer McGee
    January 6th, 2015 at 15:42 | #1

    Congratulations Kristi and Sam. Best wishes

  2. Joanne Stecz Milasus
    January 6th, 2015 at 15:50 | #2

    Congratulations! What a blessing for you and your husband! I will definitely miss your bubbly voice on the air and seeing you each year at the WJTL Open House.

  3. kristi
    January 6th, 2015 at 15:57 | #3

    Thank you, Jennifer!

  4. kristi
    January 6th, 2015 at 15:57 | #4

    Thanks, Joanne! That means a lot. 🙂 Hopefully I’ll bump into you at an event down the road!

  5. Jess McKnight
    January 6th, 2015 at 16:20 | #5

    Congratulations! I really enjoy listening to you on the drive home and especially on the early mornings when driving to sing on the worship team! May God continue to bless your family as you enter this new phase of life. I look forward to catching you on the radio when I can!

  6. Jen Horst
    January 6th, 2015 at 16:24 | #6

    So happy for you guys! My daughter is super-excited to see you’re due on her 9th birthday! 😉

  7. kristi
    January 6th, 2015 at 16:28 | #7

    Thanks, Jess! Hopefully we’ll still connect on those early Sunday mornings! 😀

  8. kristi
    January 6th, 2015 at 16:29 | #8

    We’ll see if the little guy shows up on time, Jen! It sounds like a fun day to have a birthday!

  9. Andrea Sharp
    January 6th, 2015 at 17:15 | #9

    Congratulations! Babies are an amazing blessing! I pray that your son has a safe delivery into your world. Enjoy your beautiful gift from God. You will be missed in the afternoons. Continue to be a blessing!

  10. Lisa Drury
    January 6th, 2015 at 17:20 | #10

    Congratulations Kristi and Sam!! Wow…you have had quite a ride thus far! Thank you for blessing us with your enthusiasm and passion for worship over the years! Enjoy this new season and this precious little boy!!!

  11. kristi
    January 6th, 2015 at 17:23 | #11

    That so sweet–thank you, Andrea!

  12. kristi
    January 6th, 2015 at 17:24 | #12

    I appreciate your encouragement, Lisa! 😀

  13. Barb Lahr
    January 6th, 2015 at 18:43 | #13

    Congratulations!! My oldest born on Feb 17 turns 17 next month! We have two boys.

  14. Cindy Urbanik
    January 6th, 2015 at 19:34 | #14

    That’s wonderful!! I pray for a quick delivery and that it all goes well! Enjoy mommy-hood and congrats to both of you:)

  15. Erin Lehman
    January 6th, 2015 at 21:24 | #15

    Wow… Yay!! We will look forward to hearing you on Sundays! Thinking of you as you wait with great expectation. Congratulations!

  16. Julie (Urbanik) Shoff
    January 6th, 2015 at 22:07 | #16

    Congratulations!! I’m so excited for you! 🙂 keep in touch!

  17. David Bohr
    January 6th, 2015 at 23:03 | #17

    Congratulations! I’m sure you’ll be great parents. I’ve always appreciated when you let me be a guest DJ with you about eight years ago. It will be strange not hearing you in the afternoon – I’ll have to tune in earlier on Sundays!

  18. kristi
    January 7th, 2015 at 10:16 | #18

    Thank you, David, Julie, Erin, Cindy and Barb! These comments are the best! 🙂

  19. Tammy Pringle
    January 7th, 2015 at 12:29 | #19

    This is wonderful news, Kristie!!! I’m so happy for you and your husband! How awesome that you will soon be parents (or already are!), especially considering what you shared about all you’ve been through to get to this point. PRAISE GOD! I will miss hearing you in the afternoons but look forward to seeing you and Baby at JC events. And I can tell you that raising a boy is so much fun!! (not counting the ER visits) 🙂

  20. kristi
    January 7th, 2015 at 12:31 | #20

    Thanks, Tammy! Fortunately, I have had years of experience with nephews–so, I’m familiar with the drill. We’ll stock up on bandaids, neosporin, and super glue! 🙂

  21. Jane Bellmyer
    January 9th, 2015 at 07:51 | #21

    Boys are such fun critters! Mine are now 22 and almost 26. Praying you have a peaceful delivery and you soak in every giggle, cuddle and coo. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are holding that baby too much. (Someone actually said that to me!) Baruch HaShem!!!

  22. kristi
    January 9th, 2015 at 10:49 | #22

    Thank you very much, Jane! 🙂

  23. Les Weiand
    January 9th, 2015 at 12:25 | #23

    Congratulations! I don’t get to here the Afternoon Drive very often, but always look forward to the Sunday Morning Praise & Worship as I get ready for and travel to church.

  24. Barb
    January 11th, 2015 at 14:30 | #24

    Congrats to you and your hubby! I, too will miss hearing you (you’re my fav!). Don’t I hear you overnight too? Of course I am in and out of sleep but I’m sure it’s you. 🙂

  25. kristi
    January 12th, 2015 at 10:16 | #25

    Thank you so much, Barb! You’re right–that’s me overnight. (But it’s prerecorded!)

  26. Heidi
    January 13th, 2015 at 17:09 | #26

    Kristi, that is great news! I’ve been listening to you for so long, and have always knew you’d be a great Mom.

  27. Janelle Wonders
    January 14th, 2015 at 09:34 | #27

    Congrats Kristi! I met you at Bass Pro last week…I know weird…but know I am truly blessed to listen to you on the radio. God is Good! So happy that he is blessing you and entrusting you with a son! They are truly all a gift from God! I pray you have a healthy and fast delivery and a healthy & happy baby boy! I’m thankful for you & WJTL!! Blessings to you

  28. kristi
    January 14th, 2015 at 10:42 | #28

    That’s sweet, Heidi! Thank you! 🙂

  29. kristi
    January 14th, 2015 at 10:43 | #29

    Hello again, Janelle! We went back to Bass Pro the other night and I looked for you, but you must’ve had the night off. 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement! It means a lot. You work at my husband’s favorite store, so I’m sure I’ll bump into you again soon!

  30. Larry Sciuchetti
    January 14th, 2015 at 15:38 | #30

    So happy for you Kristi!! I feel like I know you – hearing you on the air most afternoons. I will miss your cheery voice and uplifting spirit – truly you are a gift from the Lord! We also hear you on our way to church Sunday mornings – glad we can still hear you them. I know you will be the world’s best Mom!

  31. kristi
    January 14th, 2015 at 15:53 | #31

    Thank you, Larry! That’s so nice!!!

  32. Farley Rezendes
    January 14th, 2015 at 21:23 | #32

    I’m so happy for you and your husband. Being a parent is one of the greatest gifts in the world. Seven years ago, I was down here in Lancaster County on vacation looking for a Christian radio station. Yours was the first voice I heard. May God bless you, your husband, and your son. Our family will miss hearing your voice on the radio.

  33. kristi
    January 15th, 2015 at 09:38 | #33

    Hi Farley! I’m glad you found WJTL 7 years ago! 🙂 Thank you for your kind comments!

  34. Danita
    January 15th, 2015 at 13:57 | #34

    Congratulations to you and your husband Kristi!!! I am SO HAPPY for you both!!!! How exciting!! I remember hearing you give a brief testimony and share a song with us at an Rand R Retreat at Manor Church. I was moved by your story and REJOICE with you now to hear YOU ARE HAVING A BABY!!!! YAY GOD!!! I have enjoyed hearing you on the afternoon drive home and will miss your cheerful voice and encouragement. I also LOVE to listen and be encouraged by the Sunday praise and worship times. I am happy I will still hear your cheerful voice then. Blessings to YOU and YOUR FAMILY as you start this new and exciting chapter!!!! YOU and YOUR HUSBAND are going to do GREAT!!!! My prayers are with you all.

  35. kristi
    January 15th, 2015 at 14:28 | #35

    Thank you for all the !!!!!!s, Danita! I feel like typing everything that way lately, too!!! 😀 Thank you for rejoicing with me and for your prayers. I really appreciate it!!!

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