Terry Van Veen

Terry Van Veen

Terry has been with 96.3 Shine FM in Grande Prairie since November of 2008. Terry's radio journey began in mainstream radio in the late 80's. He's been 'up and down the dial' having worked easy listening, pop and country formats before God called him to Christian radio in the fall of '98.

Terry met his partner for life while working radio in BC's Southwest Interior. He and Donna were married in Vancouver and started a family a few years later. The Van Veen household is a busy place with two growing boys.

Terry is a guitar enthusiast having spent a number of years playing on a variety of church worship teams. He also loves Canada's favourite pastime - hockey.

End your weekdays with Terry and the best in Today's Christian Music, the Power Verse, afternoon devotional along with news and weather on 96.3 Shine FM in Grande Prairie, AB.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:37

Debbie Zepick

With the release of her eighth album, "Not Like in the Movies", Debbie continues to defy definition with her mix of celtic, folk and pop elements. The songs are about life, laughter and loss, hope and acceptance, all through the eyes of faith in Christ. Central to the music is stellar songwriting and Debbie's clear and haunting vocals. She continues to bring us thoughtful and intelligent music which she weaves together with her stories of life as a woman, mother and fellow traveler on this journey. Filled with humour and hope.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:36

Heather Williams

She never really knew her birth father and her step father treated her as an outcast, not part of the family. Eventually her mother told her she was not wanted anymore. Her grandfather in Michigan then took her in, but pretty much lat her do whatever she wanted. She got into drugs and alcohol until she was kicked out of the house.

It was then, at the age of 15 she reconnected with her birth father. He was a Christian and took her to church where she would come to know Christ. At 18 years old, and with little more than a few pennies in her pocket she went to Florida to see a guy, Tim, who she had worked with on a mission trip. Within 6 months they were married. He had a solo album out and soon discovered his new wife's musical ability. They toured together with their band U-Turn for a few years before settling down at a church in Florida. At 6 months and 18 days her baby died.

In 2003 they were blessed with another child, a girl, then a boy just 15 months later. Heather Williams had written a number of songs, but it wasn't until someone came forward and offered to help pay for her to record an album, that she took a trip to Nashville to do some recording. The indie record was called Heather and lead to a record deal with INO Records.

Heather was named "Artist to Watch in 2011" by Billboard Magazine.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:35

Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson grew up in Lubbock, Texas. His musical education began at 10 years old when he started taking piano lessons. After a couple of years he switched to the guitar because it was easier to impress his friends. He learned the basics on his own. By high school he decided it was time to take some lessons. He soon started writing his own music. He was in a band, but it was just for fun.

In College he started taking song writing seriously. More than just a catchy tune, Josh Wilson tried hard to write clever and original lyrics. He released 2 independent albums while in college. He graduated from Belmont University in 2006, and was soon signed by Sparrow Records.

His debut album entitled Trying to Fit the Ocean In a Cup was released in April 2008 and featured the single 3 Minute Song. Sinse his debut he has released 3 other albums; Life is Not a Snapshot (2009), Josh Wilson (2010), See You (2010).

In 2010 during security delays at Neward Liberty International Airport, Wilson decided to pull out his guitar and entertain his fellow passengers. He played "Hey Jude" and the crowd sang along. Video of the incident was posted multiple times on YouTube and it went viral shortly after.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:32

Matthew West

Matthew West is a worship artist with a heart for sharing stories of God's work in people's lives.

Growing up, Matthew West wanted to be a baseball player. He was a big fan of the Cubs and the captain of his high school baseball team. He was hoping to go to college with a baseball scholarship. Instead he ended up getting a music scholarship. After a seeing Steven Curtis Chapman concert he was inspired pursure a career in Christian music. He started, while still in collage, as an independent artist. He made 3 independent albums, September Sun (1997), Every Step of the Way (1998), and Sellout (2002). In 2003 he was signed by Sparrow Records.

His first studio album was Happy (2003). The first single from the album, "More", was a record-breaking sucess. It was played more than any other song on the Christian AC chart in 2004 and was #1 for nine weeks. His next album was History (2005) which is described as a journey through significant moments in his life. The following year Sparrow re-released his indie album Sellout.

After Matthew West's first tour as headliner, during a regular vocal checkup, he was told there was a problem. He would need surgery on his vocal cords if he wanted to continue to sing. This was a very difficult time, documented in a DVD called Nothing To Say. After months of rest, Matthew West released his album Something To Say in 2008.

Leading up to his next album Matthew West asked his fans to send in thier life stories. Over 10,000 stories were sent in. He spent two months in a cabin reading stories and writing songs inspired by what he was reading. In 2010 he released the album The Story of Your Life. That was followed by a seasonal album called The Heart of Christmas (2011). Meanwhile, people kept sending in thier stories and asking if he would do another album based on fan's lives. Now, with more than 20,000 stories to be inspired he begain his next album. Matthew West's fifth studio album is called Into The Light (2012).

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:31

33 Miles

33 Miles' lead singer Jason Barton joined a kind of Christian boy band called True Vibe in 1999. They made two very successful records. At that point he realized that he wanted to do something he could call his own. He began looking for someone to start his own group with. When he was introduced to guitarist Christ Lockwood they knew it was a good fit. Along with Collin Staddard on keys and background vocals, they made up the band 33 Miles. The choose the name because Jesus lived 33 years and a mile represents his journey.

They signed with INO records and in 2007 released their self titled Debut album that year. That album was followed by One Life in 2008. The following year they released a Christmas album called Believe. In early 2010 Collin, the keyboardist was asked by a church to become their full time worship pastor. After months of deliberation he decided to take the position and leave 33 Miles. The two remaining members continued on recording thier latest album Today (2010).

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:29

Third Day

Lead singer Mac Powell and guitarist Mark Lee formed the band in Georgia the early '90s. They called themselves "Third Day" because Jesus rose from the dead of the third day. In 1993 they released their first independent album called Long Time Forgotten. That year they played shows in the area until they saved $3000, enough to record a full-length indie album called Contagious in 1994. The following year they were signed to a small independent record label called Grey Dot Record and released a self-titled album.

It wasn't long before the band was signed by a major label, and in 1996 they released their first album with Reunion Records, which was also self-titled, Third Day. Their second studio album was their fifth album altogether, and with five members in the band and at a time when everyone was talking about conspiracy theories, they called their new album Conspiracy no. 5. That was followed by Time in 1999. The band was becoming popular, not only in North America, but around the world, as they collaborated on a "City on a Hill" worship album and their ownOfferings: A Worship Album.

In 2001 Third Day released Come Together, followed by Offerings II: All I Have to Give (2003), then Wire the following year. That year they also had a song featured on the soundtrack to The Passion of the Christ, and an in-concert album called Live Wire. Their next album was called Wherever You Are (2005).

In 2006 they released a seasonal album called Christmas Offerings. In 2007 Third Day re-released some of their hits in two best-of albums. They then went back to the studio for Revelation (2008). That was followed by another in-concert album Live Revelations.

Third Day was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame on September 19, 2009. Third Day's latest album is called Move (2010).

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:29

Tammy Trent

Tammy started dating a boy at her youth group, Trent Lenderinkat, at age 16. After 7 1/2 years of dating they were finally married. They went into full time into ministry in 1995. Music was one of her most loved outlets of ministry. Her self titled debut album was released in 1996. That was followed the next year by You Have My Heart. Then, in 2000 she released an album called Set You Free. However, her upbeat sound was soon overshadowed by a devastating event in her life.

After 11 years of marriage she and her husband decided to go on a mission trip in Jamaica. Before beginning the mission they went on a short vacation. It was there, while scuba diving that Tammy's husband Trent died. The next day, September 11, 2001 his body was recovered. Tammy Trent was stuck there 10 days before she could get a flight back home.

After a year of mourning, Tammy Trent felt ready to share her story. She began speaking at the Women of Faith conferences. Her testimony was so powerful that she was asked to write a book. Learning To Breathe Again: Choosing Life and Finding Hope After A Shattering Loss, was published in 2004. In 2005 she began writing music again. The result was an album called I See Beautiful released on her own independent label September Morning Records. Her latest album, Stronger, is a departure from her past high energy dance albums. She says it's more of a reflection of her life.