Radio Station Information
City of License:
WADV, Inc. (Wadv Radio, Inc)
WADV is an AM radio station broadcasting at 940 KHz. The station is licensed to Lebanon, PA and is part of the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA radio market. The station broadcasts Gospel programming. WADV is owned by WADV, Inc..
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Listener Comments and Reviews
I'm curious why you are playing all that Christmas music!!???
How about some more bluegrass gospel???
By: Ruth Ann Eberly on September 7, 2011
I love your music selections, but wish you would mention the names of the musicians/groups just played or about to be played.
By: Millard C. Fitzgerald on March 27, 2013
I love your station and my husband and I listen to it all the time, today Monday, earlier around dinner time you [played a song that was a love song type that talked about two people and some of the lyrics were " you and I.." that is all that I can remember of the lyrics but I loved the song and wanted my husband to hear it but don't know the name. Is there any way I can get a playlist for Monday so I can look it up on line,thank you.
By: sue hostetter on August 13, 2013
I was listening to this station on the way to dropping my daughter to school and heard a speaker give information in mondern techology. it was very interesting and I would like to hear it again. He talked about ways inwhich we at spied on with smart tv, black box in new cars, etc. Did anyone else hear that show? Do you know how I can find it?
By: Arlene on February 20, 2014
how to find your playlist songs for 4-13-14 sunday morning
By: joan joines on April 13, 2014
WHAT WAS YOUR PLAYLIST APRIL 20, 2014 MORNING? HOW DO I FIND IT??
By: JOAN JOINES on April 16, 2014
SORRY WRONG DATE___NEED YOUR PLAYLIST FOR APRIL 13, 2014__CHRISTIAN SONG WITH LYRICS, "I'M ON MY WAY TO GLORY THE lORD, HIS GLORY IS ALL OVER MY FACE."
By: JOAN JOINES on April 16, 2014
Hi: would like to announce our Community service therefore we need to know if it possible; if it’s possible we would like to be this one
May 7, 2014
RE: Radio Public Service Announcements
WADV 940 am
SACA provides services for HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Due to our commitment to inform the public about issues that affect the community, we announce that SACA/Nuestra Clinica Education & Prevention Services (NCEPS) provides HIV/ AIDS services, free and confidential counseling, testing for over 20 years to the Lancaster County community. In addition, we provide a free Treatment Clinic to treat Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs), with Dr. Bart. Our Program is a community based program that provides HIV/STD/Hepatitis C prevention and education,. The program also operates the HIV Medical Case Management services for individuals who are HIV positive or have AIDS.
Our Medical Case Management services are designed to help you get the services you need to make your life stable and healthy. A Medical Case Manager will help you:
Link to the proper medical care, set up medical tests and appointments, and maintain those appointments.
Pharmacy Program for medication
Develop a comprehensive individualize Service Plan.
Obtain health insurance or Medicaid to pay for your health care needs.
Apply for other programs like:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Prevention and Education
Attend support groups and supportive services.
Other referrals: mental health services, drug & alcohol counseling program.
The hours for our Testing and Counseling Services:
(HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia)
Hours: Monday, Tuesday Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30pm
Thursday 6pm – 8:30pm (treatment w/ Dr. Bart)
Friday 9am – 11:00am
If I can provide you with additional information concerning my organization, please call me at 717-399-4295. Thank you for your consideration, I look forward to your response. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sandra Valdez, Associate Director
Sandra Valdez, Associate Director
453 South Lime Street, Suite C
Lancaster, PA 17602
Tel.717-399-4295 Fax: 717-431-1044
"For what we Get, we make a Living and for what we Give, we make a Life"!
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By: Nelson Col'on on May 7, 2014
Please let me know the artist that sings When he Came Down played on Tuesday morning Oct. 21,2014. Thank You
By: kathy on October 21, 2014
Could you please do a PSA for the following:
Are you curious about the Amish religion? What do they believe? Is it really that different? Are the TV shows true? Make plans to attend the second annual Amish Awareness Conference near Savannah, Ohio, March 26 - 28. The conference will provide you with an honest awareness of the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of Amish and former Amish neighbors in America. The Amish Awareness Conference will focus on telling the whole story. Discover something new by attending the Amish Awareness Conference. Details and on line registration, on the web at AmishAwareness.com or call 419-962-1515.
By: Ken Rauch on January 23, 2015
How would I go about submitting Gospel Music CD's for play on your station? I am a local Gospel Music singer, and recording artist living in Lancaster, PA. Keith Kupp, of Kupp-Tone Studios in Adamstown, PA suggested that I contact you. I've used Keith's studios for recording several projects. And, if you know Keith's work, you know that he does an outstanding job. If you'd have an interest in my CD's for play on your station, please reply. Thank You.
By: Henry Erb on March 25, 2015
On Sunday, March 20, 2016, at approx. 8:45 am, you played a song which I believe was titled "where will you go when you die". My husband thought it was being sung by Ray Boltz but I cannot find the song under his name on the web. Can you please help me? Thank you.wo
By: Nancy on March 20, 2016
At 62 yrs old my wife and I have been taking the family (now with six grandchildren) up to Beaver Creek Farm Cabins in Lancaster County for some 33years now. I am a regular listener of 94.5 FM but for some reason my table radio that we travel with could not clearly pick it up this week. I guess it was due to the foul weather. I was going through the stations and found WADV-"WOW". What a station! We love Southern gospel and what a treat to hear Jake Hess, James Blackwood, JD Sumner,the Big Chief and so many others not to mention the Bluegrass Gospel ! Well I found another favorite station Thank you Jesus, ain't God good? I only wish that I could pick the station up at home here in Parkville, MD. Thank you WADV!
Enjoy Joe Kopeck
By: Joe Kopeck on May 1, 2016
At 62 yrs old my wife and I have been taking the family (now with six grandchildren) up to Beaver Creek Farm Cabins in Lancaster County for some 33years now. I am a regular listener of WDAC 94.5 FM but for some reason my table radio that we travel with could not clearly pick it up this week. I guess it was due to the foul weather. I was going through the stations and found WADV-"WOW". What a station! We love Southern gospel and what a treat to hear Jake Hess, James Blackwood, JD Sumner,the Big Chief and so many others not to mention the Bluegrass Gospel ! Well I found another favorite station Thank you Jesus, ain't God good? I only wish that I could pick the station up at home here in Parkville, MD. Thank you WADV!
Enjoy Joe Kopeck
By: Joe Kopeck on May 1, 2016
Today 8/10/16 some time between 4:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. your station played a song that caught my attention. I quickly wrote down these words from the song. "Army marching on for a hero," The song was about soldiers being heroes but also about Christ as the greatest hero. I have tried to find the lyrics on line but have not been able too. Could you please review your play list and see if you could find the song I am referring too? Please email me if you can find the song. Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping to find the title of this song. I love listening to your station - listen to it first thing in the morning and keep my car radio tuned to your station. God bless you for your music ministry.
By: Molly on August 10, 2016
I wrote a song called "Searching" about an old man that was turned away from church because he had on bib overalls. The Unknown DJ called me the last day of 1998 and wanted two more cassettes with that song on it as it was playing with many, many requests. I would like to make a trip to Lebanon and Hershey and was curious if the Unknown DJ is still there or even alive. He had two daughters, one named Julie that I met at the quartet convention years ago and would like to contact again. The song Searching is still playing in many locations, not necessarily y charting stations. As a matter of fact, the Unknown DJ told me that he gave up being a Singing News station because they wanted him to list certain songs in order and he said he wouldn't because the song Searching by Gene Young was outplaying Jeff & Sheri, The Cathedral Quartet and many others.
Can you enlighten me on how to get hold of Julie maybe.
My wife and I now travel as YoungSong and would love to find a church to minister in, possibly this coming weekend. We have a new CD that has 22 of our most requested songs on it including Searching. Also if you go to YouTube and type in Freedom by YoungSong you can hear the song that we wrote to honor our Veterans and Christ and see the video. This is another much requested song. Thank yo for any help you can provide us. Blessings in Christ, Gene (423) 677-5093
By: Gene Young on July 3, 2017
On Sunday Sept 3rd, Alan Harris will be singing in our 10:30 service. We are located at 100 North Hershey Road, Harrisburg, PA.. It is a free event. Alan has a blended worship style that appeals to young and old alike. He has toured with many of the Gaither Homecoming Friends and was recently honored with a Diamond Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year. Alan Harris has been a full time evangelist for 34 years. For more information you can call 717-545-1132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Capital Bible Church on August 15, 2017
Accomplished Teen Organist Aaron Patterson Performing
at Reading City Church Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.
Philadelphia student will play the historic Lehigh organ
totaling 4,222 pipes, Berks County’s largest musical instrument
Reading, Pa—Aaron Patterson, 17, Philadelphia, an accomplished organist, child prodigy and frequent performer on the John Wanamaker Building (Macy’s) organ, will present a free concert of organ music at the First City Parish of Reading City Church (RCC), 611 Washington St., Reading, on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.
Patterson just won first prize in the prestigious High School Division at North America’s Albert Schweitzer 2017 Organ Festival held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at Hartford, CT. high school. He was one of only three finalists chosen from about 30 young U.S. organists who entered. He won second prize at Hartford in 2015.
Pastor Vince Donnachie said the young musician will play the historic Opus 30 pipe organ installed by the Lehigh Organ Company in 1986, and originally the Opus R-612 model built by M.P. Moller in 1958. The largest musical instrument in Berks County, the RCC electro-mechanical organ has 61 voices and 80 ranks totaling more than 4,200 pipes.
“We are pleased to have a musician of Aaron’s talent performing here for a spectacular concert we hope will be one of many musical events we will offer at First City Parish of RCC, “ said Pastor Donnachie. The former and historic First UCC church was built in 1753 and was recently donated to First City Parish, part of Reading City Church, as part of an endowment.
Patterson has performed at various venues throughout the United States including Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Rochester’s Christ Episcopal Church and Atlanta’s Peachtree United Methodist Church. He said, “I am looking forward to the honor of playing Bach and other composers on this exceptional instrument before the people of Reading and Berks County in one of the area’s most significant and historic landmarks.”
The three-keyboard Reading organ is very versatile with its six divisions—Great, Swell, Choir, Positiv, Antiphonal and Pedal, and, according to Patterson, is carefully designed for playing organ literature from various historical periods, for use with instrumental ensembles and orchestra and for accompaniment of choral works, oratorios, anthems and solos, as well as congregational singing and liturgy. “It’s sound is quite special and soothing,” said Patterson
Patterson, who is a home-schooled high school senior, currently studies organ with Alan Morrison, one of America’s premier concert organists and the head of the Organ Department at the Curtis Institute of Music. From 2008 to last summer, he studied with Dennis Elwell, Minister of Music at Philadelphia’s Overbrook Presbyterian Church. He also studies piano at the Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, with Dolly Krasnopolsky and plays in a piano trio at Settlement coached by Jean Louise Shook.
Since 2014, Patterson has been organist and choir director at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Northeast Philadelphia and, prior to that held, the same position at All Saints Episcopal Church in the same neighborhood. He is also the recipient of a grant from the Sansom Foundation administered by Friends of the Wanamaker Organ.
He has attended the Philadelphia Young Artists Organ Camp, the Eastman Summer Organ Academy, the Organ Institute at the Oregon Bach Festival, and two Pipe Organ Encounters, working collectively with a most renowned group of the top concert organists in America.
His master classes include those taught by Stephen Tharp, Johann Vexo, Michel Bouvard, Diane Meridith Belcher, John Walker, Thomas Sheehan, Kathleen Scheide, and Lee de Mets.
Pastor Donnachie said the First UCC Foundation run by the Berks Community Foundation will channel funds into programs that benefit children and seniors and reduce hunger in Berks County, including the First UCC Senior Center at St. Peter’s UCC, Whitfield, which has a program to serve meals at the Opportunity House that will continue.
“It is also an honor for us to continue the work of this church founded by the Religious Society of Dutch Reformed Calvinists, who petitioned Thomas and Richard Penn for the land in 1752. The first log house church was built a year later, was replaced by a stone building in 1761 and finally by a brick church in 1832, which underwent major renovations in 1875 and is basically the church of today.
“During the 19th century’s Gilded Age when Reading was a prosperous center of manufacturing, First UCC had a membership of about 1,000. More recently, the aging congregation dropped to under 100 members, and they generously decided to donate the church to RCC,” Donnachie explained.
For more information, visit the Reading City Church website, www.readingcitychurch.com. Reach Patterson on Twitter (@aaronorganist) or Facebook (aaron.patterson.969).
By: Alan Shirk on October 16, 2017
Can you announce that my dad Pastor Angel DeJesus went home to be with the Lord on February 16,2019 Saturday morning 12:25 am
Thursday night viewing 5-8 pm
Friday view 2-4 pm funeral service 4 pm
He. Was 89 years old . was the pastor of open door mission church in Eastpeterburg pa
By: Pastor Ragena mccauslin on February 21, 2019
Hi Jennifer and Julie. I am asking a question for me and many friends whom are all fans of WADV. Me for many, many years. What happened that you are now airing anymore? We sure hope it's a temporary situation. Your station is the only gospel station to listen to. We miss it terribly. We hope and pray all is well with you. Thank you for your time. We all live in Lebanon County.
By: Susan Weaver on October 11, 2019
Looks like WADV is gone for good. Hope they sell to someone interested in continuing their programming
By: jim weber on March 28, 2020
You were my favorite music station here in Lancaster. What happened? I miss you so, so much.
By: Sandy Baird on August 17, 2020
Does anyone have any information about why the station has been off for days? Hoping it’s just temporary.
By: Maynard on April 28, 2023
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