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Have Yourself a Merry LOCAL Christmas Contest, December 8th-9th, 12th-16th

December 12th, 2022 No comments

WJTL’s Have Yourself A Merry LOCAL Christmas Contest

Be listening this week for the cue to call in.
Just for being the correct caller, you will get to join in our Christmas conversation
and win a $50 gift card from the business/town of the day.

To make the contest even more merry,
correct callers will also be entered into a daily grand prize drawing for a
3 pack of $50 gift cards to local businesses in the town of the day!


Thursday, December 8th – Strasburg
Correct callers will receive a $50 gift card to Casey Jones Restaurant @ The Red Caboose Motel
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to these businesses in Strasburg!
Agape Café & Grill
Old Mill House Shoppes
Peaceful Valley Furniture & Gifts

Grand Prize Winner: Jeff Haney from Ephrata


Friday, December 9th – Lancaster City
Correct callers will receive a $50 gift card to S. Clyde Weaver at Central Market.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to these businesses in Downtown Lancaster!
Gallery Grow
Lancaster Sweet Shoppe 
Tiny Town

Grand Prize Winner: Megan Miller from Strasburg


Monday, December 12th – Ephrata
Correct callers will receive a $50 gift card to Dutch-Way Farm Market.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to these businesses in Ephrata!
Good’s Store
Fashion Cents Consignment
Fox Meadows Creamery

Grand Prize Winner: Amy Martin from Newmanstown


Tuesday, December 13th – Quarryville
Correct callers will receive a $50 gift card to Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Grill.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to these businesses in Quarryville!
Maplehofe Dairy
Stonehouse Collective
The Daily Grind

Grand Prize Winner: Linda Groff from Peach Bottom


Wednesday, December 14th – Lititz
Correct callers will receive a $50 gift card to Stauffers of Kissel Hill.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to these businesses in Lititz!
Pebbles & Lace Boutique
Zig’s Bakery & Cafe

Grand Prize Winner: Judy Strohmaier from Oxford


Thursday, December 15th – Hershey
Correct callers will receive a $50 gift card to ZooAmerica.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to these businesses in Hershey!
Adventure Sports
The Hershey Bears
The Hershey Pantry
Grand Prize Winner: Ashely Garrison from Mount Joy


Friday, December 17th – Manheim
Correct callers will receive a $50 gift card to Mill 72.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to these businesses in Manheim!
Horst Arts
Prussian Street Arcade
Root’s Country Market

Grand Prize Winner: Dorene Brandt from Manheim


Listen all week for chances to win! Keep our number handy 717-392-3690.
Daily Grand Prize Winners will be announced following day on The Morning Show.
Stick with WJTL for your chance to make this Christmas merry and local!


*You must not have won from WJTL in the past 30 days in order to be eligible.
*Check out WJTL’s General Contest Rules here.

Current Opportunities To Support Our Community

May 1st, 2020 No comments

Looking for ways to support our community during our current pandemic?

Check out this list of opportunities:

Give Blood
Help save lives by donating blood through the American Red Cross. Please schedule an appointment to donate.
Click Here to find a Blood Drive


Donate Supplies to LG Health
A community drive-through COVID-19 Donation and Materials Center is in operation at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, every day, 7am – 6pm, until further notice.

At this time, LG Health is accepting these items only:

  • Masks: N95 surgical masks; paper masks (ear loop or tie) in original carton*
  • Eye protection, including face shields and safety goggles
  • Gowns: disposable water-resistant cover gowns in original carton
  • Gloves, non-latex, all sizes, in original carton
  • Head covers, disposable bouffant type with elastic band
  • Shoe covers, disposable
  • PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators) and PAPR hoods
  • Wipes, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide
  • Bottles of bleach (not splash-less)
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Nasal swabs

*If you are interested in sewing masks, please reach out to us for additional details at LG Health Covid Donations.

Click Here for Details


Donate to or Volunteer with New Hope Ministries
New Hope Ministries is in need of financial support and healthy volunteers. They have a new Emergency Housing Assistance fund for people struggling during this crisis and in need of help with paying rent.

Click Here for Their Needs and Program Updates


Sew Masks for Mennonite Disaster Service
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is seeking to have 100,000 masks made per week for the next 8 weeks to meet the requests of local hospitals and other organizations. All masks are donated.

The Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities have partnered and are preparing kits. Each kit contains pre-cut material, elastic for ear pieces, and directions to make 50 masks. You provide the thread and your own sewing machine at home.

Please call Bill and Betsy Longenecker (717-627-6868 or 717-799-3647) to request a kit or two. They will drop off on your porch. Call again when finished and they’ll pick up and take to the MDS command center in Bird-In-Hand where they will be distributed to local hospitals and other organizations. Social distancing will happen as we ring the doorbell and leave the kits. There is no pressure, you can work at your own pace.


Donate to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Help Central Pennsylvania Food Bank ensure that their network of partner agencies remains strong and they are able to distribute healthy, nutritious food to some of the most vulnerable populations, including children and seniors throughout our 27 central Pennsylvania counties. 
Click Here for Ways to Give


Volunteer or Donate To Lancaster Meals On Wheels
At Meals on Wheels of Lancaster it is their mission to alleviate the challenges associated with aging and disabilities by providing home-delivered meals. They serve clients who are especially vulnerable to Cover-19.
Click Here to Give or Volunteer


Donate to Blessings of Hope to help with Food Distribution
Community Blessings Food Boxes: Blessings of Hope
You are not buying food – You are simply making a tax deductible donation to help cover the costs associated with distributing this box of food. Each box has approximately 35-40 lbs of food inside.
Click Here for Details


Donate to Lancaster Cares Fund
Lancaster County Community Foundation and the United Way of Lancaster County are supporting Lancaster’s families and their most critical needs including food security, housing support, as well as other emerging needs. Consider supporting these essential services and supporting the families they work with, live among, and play beside across Lancaster County.
Click Here to Donate

Reverberate September 24, 2019

August 26th, 2019 No comments

WJTL, Willow Valley Associates, and Water Street Mission are hosting an all Lancaster night of worship at Spooky Nook Sports on September 24 from 6:30-9:00pm.

In times when many are focused on bad news and division, let’s celebrate what unites us as a churches and followers of Jesus and join with other faith-based individuals and families throughout our County. Led by worship teams from Victory Church, Activ8, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, and the J. P. McCaskey High School Gospel Choir, this night will be an exciting, uplifting and Christ-centered night of worship. 

This is a free night, but space is limited and you do need to RSVP:

Win Dinner For 2 from Dutch-Way Family Restaurant

June 25th, 2018 6 comments

Every Friday at Noon, it is my pleasure to bring you a Retro-Countdown over the Lunch Break from our 30 year history. It’s called the Friday Time Capsule. Now a special giveaway is coming to the Friday Time Capsule…I’ll give you a chance to win Dinner For 2 at Dutch-Way Family Restaurants in Myerstown, Gap, and Schaefferstown. Dutch-Way Family Restaurants feature breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets including Seafood Night Every Thursday with crab legs, clams, shrimp, baked fish, crab cakes and more.  Click here for more info.

I suggest keeping our phone number on file (717-392-3690) as you tune in Fridays at Noon for your chance to win a gift card for Dinner For 2 at Dutch-Way Family Restaurants!

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do February 16-18, 2018

February 16th, 2018 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
February 16-18, 2018

5 Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ, Sunday (February 18)6:30pm-8pm at Westminster Prebyterian Church Lancaster featuring the David Kim Quartet. David is concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The quartet will present Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ. Originally an orchestral work commissioned in 1787. More Info:

4 Random Act of Kindness Day tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 17) at 1pm at East Shore Area Library in Lower Paxton Twp.Musician and artist Mark DeRose will celebrate kindness and encourage doong nice things for others. Registration required.More Info:

3 Community Free Day at The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, tomorrow (Saturday, February 17) 10am-4pm. Activities and entertainment celebrating Black History Month, ncluding a period station for children and adults to try on clothing and other items; a coloring activity station, music throughout the day by the Long Hill String Band, and actors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Major Martin R. Delaney and others. More Info:

2 The Paloma Irish Arts Foundation 2018 Rose & Shamrock Festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 16-Feb 18) at the Downtown Marriott Convention Center, Lancaster. Celtic Bands, Irish Dance Competition, Celtic Living History, vendors, food and more. More Info:

1 13th Annual Lititz Fire & Ice, tonight 5pm to 9pm and tomorrow (Friday, Feb 16 & Saturday Feb 17) in downtown Lititz. Live music in the square, Ice carving, Ice sculptures, Chili Cook-off, Kid’s Carnival, and the Vendor Fair at Warwick High School. Look for WJTL, broadcasting Live Friday Night. More

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 1-3, 2017

December 1st, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 1-3, 2017

5 Manheim Tree Lighting Ceremony tomorrow (Sat. Dec 2) 5pm-6:30pm at Manheim’s Market Square. Cricket’s Performing Arts, Manheim Brass Band, caroling, a Smile Booth Christmas Tree Lighting and more. New, unwrapped toys will be collected by Northwest EMS for Toys for Tots. More Info: Manheim Live Facebook Page

4 Light Up York tommorow (Saturday, Dec. 2) Noon-7pm multiple locations throughout York. Live Music, workshops , tours; visit with Santa at Martin Library, face painting, tree lighting ceremony on the square at 5pm. More Info:

3 Breakfast with Santa Zion UMC York, Carlisle Rd, tomorrow (Saturday, December 2) 9-11am. Free Hot Breakfast, Santa reads the Christmas story and visits with the kids, Craft Stations, & a Concert by Phredd. More Info:

2 Gingerbread Creations tonight (Friday, December 01) 6-8pm at LEFC Auditorium in Lititz. Gingerbread Creations will give families an opportunity to build Christmas themed cookie and candy structures. Hot drinks and cookies available too. More Info: LEFC.Net

1 Messick’s 2017 Christmas Light Show. Drive through Messick’s property in Elizabethtown and see thousands of lights set to Christmas Music, beginning tonight (Friday, Dec 1) thru December 30, 6-9:30pm each evening. Shows run every 15-20 minutes. Donations to support charities collected at the end of the show. 100% of donations go to support needs of local families. More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Nov 24-26, 2017

November 24th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 24-26, 2017

5 Fourth Friday in Mount Joy tonight (Friday, November 24). 5-8pm in Downtown Mount Joy. Shops, Art, Music, & More. More Info:

4 Fourth Friday in the Susquehanna River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville tonight (Friday, November 24) . 5-9pm. Restaurants, shops, art, music, special events & more. More Info:

3 Festival of Trees tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 25) and Sunday (Nov. 26) from 12:30pm-4:30pm at Fort Hunter Mansion & Park, Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg. Christmas trees and Christmas Decoration displays. Tour the mansion. More Info:

2 Garden Spot Village Train Room Holiday Open House, Saturday (Nov 25) 1:30pm-4pm in the Train Room at Garden Spot Village, New Holland. HO-gauge train layouts includes Thomasville, Talk with Thomas, as well as O-gauge train layouts that includes waterfalls, drive-in movie theater, Car dealership showroom and more. More Info:

1 Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas today (Friday, November 24) 5-8pm in downtown Lancaster. Enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting, Tuba Christmas Performance,
Lancaster Central Market will be open to usher in Christmas.
More Info:

Christmas Spirit Light Show Giveaways

November 20th, 2017 No comments

The Christmas Spirit Light Show is a mile-long drive-thru Christmas light display featuring an immersive experience for the whole family! There are hundreds of thousands of color-changing lights, all dancing in sequence with Christmas music. It’s open this holiday season at the Manheim Township Community Park. Click here for more information.

Tune in to WJTL all day long on Winning Wednesday, November 22nd, for chances to call in and win Christmas Spirit Light Show passes! (The prize per winner is a pass good for one vehicle.) Keep our number handy: 717-392-3690 (392-FM90). Listen for the DJs’ cues to call in and win.

Thank You Extraordinary Givers

November 19th, 2017 No comments


You helped WJTL raise $180,033 during yesterday’s Extraordinary Give. It means a lot to us, and to our mission going forward, when you support WJTL.

Thank you also to Lancaster County Community Foundation and their sponsors for championing giving and generosity and for celebrating many great organizations from our community.

Thank You for investing in the lives of thousands of listeners impacted daily by this ministry. We think our listeners are extraordinary every day of the year.

Extraordinary Give is TODAY!!!

November 17th, 2017 No comments

The Extraordinary Give is happening NOW.  This is Lancaster’s biggest day of online giving, but you don’t have to be from Lancaster to donate to WJTL.  Over 400 Non-Profit Organizations are participating.  Your donations are stretched by  $500,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their sponsors. There are also special incentives and bonuses for organizations.  Last year you helped WJTL raise $164,744.  The Extraordinary Give was created to encourage and inspire giving.  We want to invite you to donate to WJTL by CLICKING THIS LINK NOW!  We know there are many worthy organizations vying for your attention and donations. Please consider supporting WJTL-Creative Ministries Inc.  Thank you for believing in the ministry and mission of WJTL.

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do September 15-17, 2017

September 15th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 15-17, 2017

5 Salvation Army Lancaster Back Yard Bash-Block Party tomorrow (Sat. Sept. 16) from 10am-2pm at the Salvation Army in Lancaster. Free food, games, prizes, clowns, music, magic show, and STEVEN COURTNEY! More Info: 717-397-7565

4 Lititz Area Mennonite School 40th Annual Fall Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, September 16) 4-8pm at the school on Newport Road in Lititz. Pumpkin Bowling, Pumkin Painting, hay rides, food trucks, and live worship music. More Info: Lams.Info

3 Homestead Day Festival tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 16) 10am-2pm at Homestead Village, Lancaster. Bounce House, Wagon Rides, Balloon Art, Crafts, and concerts by Phredd and the Twin Rose Community Band. More info:

2 Denver Fair, continuing today 10am-10pm and tomorrow 9am-9pm (Friday & Saturday Sept 15 & 16) at Denver Memorial Park. Rides, Games, Music, Jello Eating Contest, Hot Wings Eating Contest, Cornhole Tournament, Exhibits, Animals and more. More Info:

1 East Petersburg Days tonight 6-10pm and tomorrow 8:30am-11pm (Friday & Saturday Sept 15 & 16) at East Petersburg Park. Kids Fun Run, Totally 80s 5k, Parade, Music, Chili Cookoff, Rides, Fireworks and More. More Info: