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Tim Landis Retires

WJTL/Lancaster Tim Landis announces he has retired and stepped down as President of Creative Ministries, operator of WJTL.  Landis will take on the new title of President Emeritus.

Longtime WJTL employee and Station manager Fred McNaughton will take over as new President/CEO of Creative Ministries / WJTL effective immediately. 

Landis founded WJTL in 1984 and went on the air August 28, 1984 as Lancaster’s first all Contemporary Christian Radio Station. WJTL serves Lancaster, York, Harrisburg, Lebanon and most of Central Pennsylvania. Tim promoted his first Christian concert in 1975, 9 years before WJTL signed on, and was promoting and producing concerts when CCM was called Jesus Music. He was also one of the first employees of Sparrow Records. In 2004 Tim was awarded The Gospel Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He founded or co-founded Creation E&W, Friendship Fest Morocco, Atlanta Fest, Purple Door, Jesus Orlando, iTickets, NuPrint, The Junction Center and was a charter member of The Christian Festival Association, Fellowship of Contemporary Christian Musicians, and others. 

WJTL was given the Contemporary Christian Radio Impact Award at the 2021 Dove Awards, received by WJTL President Tim Landis. Story HERE.

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