Lancaster Bible College is pleased to announce that its new radio station is now live online – a first in the college’s 83 year history. The station is hosted on LBC’s website and can be streamed almost anywhere in the world and features a wide variety of contemporary Christian music, courtesy of local Christian music station, WJTL, which is sharing its music library with the college. The on air setup is also modeled after WJTL’s Manheim studio and has the ability to broadcast over WJTL’s airwaves for special occasions.
“The idea behind setting up the station this way was to foster a sense of collaboration between students and the professionals working in the field,” said Dr. Michael Freeman, director of the communication major. “In the future, our hope is that students interested in radio and broadcasting will take advantage of their intimate knowledge of the tech and apply for internships and volunteer at WJTL – and other radio stations – to hone their skills.”
Starting in the fall semester of 2016, students have begun enrolling in radio productions classes to learn the basics of broadcast, use the equipment and produce their own shows. In fact, long-time WJTL disc jockey and radio personality Kristi Leigh taught some of the first courses on radio. “I grew up listening to the Christian music and programming on WJTL. It became my discipleship, my passion and my career,” said Leigh, “I’m eager for students to catch the vision of the impact they can have in this field.”