THE JUNCTION CENTER
The Junction Center is a beautiful 28 acre facility that serves as home to WJTL FM 90.3 FM. Construction has finally begun on WJTL’s new Performing Arts Hall which is scheduled to be completed by April, 2017.
The hall will be a flexible multi-use space allowing for concerts, theatrical, banquets, seminars, movies, and exhibits etc. It will also allow for wide range of smaller to medium size events that were not practical before. Bigger concerts will continue to be held at other venues like the Giant Center in Hershey etc. A moveable back wall means that the hall can be scaled down so that even the smallest shows will have a great atmosphere. The hall will be wired directly to the studios allowing for live radio and internet broadcasts.
WJTL made a decision a long time ago not to pursue becoming a network in order to super-serve the local communities of Lancaster, York, Harrisburg etc. This enables us to support and promote many local churches and non-profits in their efforts. The station also plays a much wider play list than most and even encourages and promotes many new and regional artists. We think that this is very important!
Featuring a fresh contemporary design that utilizes many natural and reclaimed materials the venue should feel warm and inviting. In keeping with that aesthetic, our close neighbors and friends, Clair Bros Audio have built a one-of-a-kind sound system carved from beautiful Flame Maple and fitted with bespoke copper grills. It sounds awesome!
A full forty foot wide theatrical stage will have a state-of-the-art lighting system designed by Stray Lights. Running the length of the building will be a balcony featuring a great vibe and view.
“Christ. Community. Music.” is the motto for the radio station which also serves as the vision for The Junction Center. It is our prayer that this property will serve as a blessing to many and serve as an important venue to present faith based and family friendly events.
Centrally located to Lancaster, York and Harrisburg, the site is only two miles from Rt. 283 near the Roots Farmers Market in East Petersburg, PA.
THE MILLEN ROOM
Located in the main studio area of WJTL, this 980 square foot café features a small stage plus tables and seating for approximately 50 people. A warming kitchen and serving area make it the perfect venue for small events. This is where the “Live From The Junction Center” radio broadcasts take place. It also features a video projector system and a high quality sound system.
JUNCTION CENTER FIELD (14 acres)
The Penn Legacy / Hempfield Soccer club uses and professionally maintains these fields for the benefit of their non-profit youth soccer program. Occasionally these fields are available to other organizations based on availability, weather and other factors.
WJTL/Creative Ministries, Inc. is a locally based non-profit Christian organization founded in 1984. The format of the station is contemporary Christian music with more than 100,000 different individuals tuning in each week. Presenting and encouraging the support of live music is a big part of the mission of WJTL. WJTL is also dedicated to serving the local community by promoting the programs of other organizations. The Junction Center property and buildings were purchased in the fall of 2011 after the previous owner had gone bankrupt and never moved in. It was a real blessing when WJTL was able to purchase the facility for less than one third of it’s original cost.