Spirit Radio: the Next Generation of Christian Music
Circa 2006 -2008


 

The Spirit Radio branded itself as the Next Generation of Christian Music. This was its official website for a number of years.
Content is from the site's 2006 -2008 archived pages (as well as from other outside sources) providing an edited listing of some of the artists that were featured.

As a part of our ministry, tSr offers an online Christian radio station for your listening enjoyment. The main focus of our station is independent Christian artists, but we also play great mainstream Christian music from the past and present.

In order to listening to our streaming audio, you will need to have software installed on your computer that can handle playback of streaming audio. We have provided links above that will allow you to listen on some of the more popular players. In addition to using the links above, tSr is also listed in the radio section of iTunes under Religious and can be listened to right through the iTunes software.

Don't want to have to wait for your favorite song to play? No problem. You can always request your favorite song and we'll get it right on for you. To request a song you can use the link to the left, or click here.

tSr is always striving to make the station the best it can be and the only way we can do that is through your feedback. If you would like to tell us what you think of the station, either good or bad, please use our contact form. We would love to hear from you.

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AN ASIDE: When I was much younger I would listen to tSr. I really love Christian music in all its variations. This past summer I attended the En Gedi Music Festival in Leonidas, Michigan with some friends from my hometown of Kalamazoo. I live on the east coast now but always return to Michegan to visit friends and family for at least a week and sometimes more in the summer. A group of us adults along with numerous kids drove down to the En Gedi Campground River Resort & Canoe Livery where the festival is held. If you are not familiar with this festival it is a one day outdoor event featuring Christian music, family activities, Kid Zone, food, craft and family friendly product vendors, ministry exhibits and so much more! Terrific festival and am looking forward to their 2020 festival. This year Sanctus Real, Jonny Diaz, Good Little Giants, Cody Collier, Old Man Xero, Average Joe Ministries, Rick Richardson, The Concordia University Praise Team, The Sheldon Family and more preformed awesome.I don't think you can experience such a diversity of Christian music genres including Southern Gospel, pop / rap and even some super Banjo playing! This festival is geared toward the celebration of Life, and a major part of the proceeds benefits The Pregnancy Helpline Center of Three Rivers which I think is wonderful.

The one mishap of the day involved me breaking my prescription sunglasses when I swung my three year old niece, Emma, up onto my shoulders so she could see the stage better. Her hand knocked my sun glasses off and I accidentally stepped on them. Everyone expressed display and it was a bummer, but I wasn't too concerned. I knew that when we got back to Kalamazoo I would just sign on to my computer and go to Eyeglasses.com where you can select and purchase not only eyeglasses online, but also get prescription lens made for the new frames. I use this eyeglass frame / replacement lens site for all my glasses purchases. By the time I arrived home a week later my new prescription sunglasses were waiting for me with the rest of my 2 weeks worth of mail. I have already decided I will get "keepers" for my sunglasses when I return to Kalamazoo next summer. No more knocked off glasses for me.

 

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VERSE OF THE DAY

Daily Manna from the 'Net for Monday, June 24 

I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, 'The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.' 
Lamentations 3:19-24 NIV 

 

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FEATURED ARTISTS

 STUART BRISCAR
  Rocky Mount, NC
  Rock

Influences: David Crowder, Alter Bridge

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 DEREK CLOSE
  Kalispell, MT
  Rock
Sounds Like: A unique blend of angelic voices and a cat fight.
Influences: I am not sure who is actually and influence or just an artist I admire.

tSr Channel One

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 TERRY STROM
  Morgans Point Resort, TX
 Acoustic Rock/Contemporary/Rock/Folk Rock/Inspirational
Sounds Like: Sonic Flood, Jeremy Camp, Mercy Me, , Larry Norman
Influences: Jesus, Larry Norman, sonic flood, Michael W Smith, Randy Stonehillk
 tSr Channel Two 

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  DEBBIE L RICE
  Lake Jackson, TX

 

Contemporary/Inspirational/Pop/Children/Country

Sounds Like: Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Rebecca St. James, Barlow Girl, Nicole Nordeman
Influences: Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Avalon, Third Day, Mary Mary

 

 

Debbie considers herself a songwriter, not a performer..."My goal is to havemy songs recorded by others! If you hear something you would like to record yourself, please contact me!!". Debbie has been playing piano by ear since age 7, and in the mid 90s she was the keyboardist for a well-known rock band in Houston with her now ex-husband and brother-in-law. Things fell apart after her husband decided to pursue a music career on his own. Left as a single mom with a 10 month old son, a bankruptcy and a foreclosure, she faced the challenge of moving back to her hometown and accepting a low paying job just to make ends meet. Her music career was put on hold. Slowly but surely, the Lord continued to bless her and restore her. She was able to get a better job, and began to rebuild her life with her son. At age 4, her son required major surgery to correct a birth deformity.

Only 3 months into his recovery, at the age of 36, Debbie was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She neglected her own diagnosis until she knew her son was out of the woods. By then, however, the physicians didn’t give her much of a chance. But she continued to trust in the Lord, telling everyone, "I KNEW that I had already been healed." Debbie went on to have a complete mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, but she knew the battle had already been won. Her surgeon was amazed to find that her cancer had not spread, and she was given a clean bill of health. Six months into her chemotherapy, her house flooded due to a tropical storm. Debbie and her son were forced to move into a different house down the street. But, the Lord is good, and even as she was going thru this battle, He had put into motion His plan to bring her a soul-mate. Debbie and her current husband, Darren, went on their first date just weeks before her hair fell out due to Chemo. "I had not had the time to date after my first husband left, and quite frankly, had not been looking." Debbie and Darren knew each other from Sunday School, but neither had thought about dating. It was her son’s daycare lady who suggested that they get together. Darren’s children, a son and a daughter, went to the same daycare as Debbie's son. They were a family without a mother, and Debbie and her son were a family without a father. They were married after 24 months of courtship, and now are a blessed family of five. During this time, Debbie hadn’t really thought much about her music; it was just a part of her past. She still tinkered around on the piano, but didn’t pursue it seriously. Darren, however, knew her heart. He bought Debbie a fancy keyboard for their first Christmas together, and within a week she had her first song.

"There is no doubt these songs are coming from the Lord", Debbie says. "On my own, the ability just isn’t there. The songs He gives me are so varied in style...everything from country to rock, children’s to alternative. I feel like God has given me these songs because He has a message that needs to get out". Although Debbie has dabbled in writing before, this time it is different. "The music just seems to pour out", she says, "And if it helps someone somewhere along the way, then His will is done. These songs are meant to honor Him. I can only hope that I can do them justice". Currently, Debbie is playing the keyboards and teaching a girls 3rd-6th grade class for her church youth group each Wednesday night, and she is also teaching a Band class to the 3rd-6th graders at her church the first Sunday of each month. Debbie and Darren continue to be involved in the same Sunday school class where they first met, with Darren being one of the leaders and alternate teachers. Their children are active in Sunday school and the Church band, and are members of the kids Wednesday night BreakOut group. Their youngest, Joshua (age 8), considers himself a prayer-warrior, and has even volunteered at local radio station KSBJ's Summerfest (with David Crower, Newsboys, etc.) as a prayer partner.

"Thank you Jesus!!" says Debbie. "My life is such an adventure right now. I can't wait to see what He has in store for me next!".
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Comment submitted by: ann
Never let up!!! Your music has words that can touch many.

Comment submitted by: Tommy
It's truly an honor to work with you Debbie. You're music is from the heart and I hear Jesus ministering to others through it.

Comment submitted by: Bob - RDM
I just got through reading your biography - couldn't help being touched by your story. You sure have had more than your share of trouble. I have to commend you for your courage and fortitude. May God continue to bless you and your family.

tSr Channel One 

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EN GEDI
  Williston, ND

Rock/Country Rock/Blues Rock/Contemporary/Blues
Sounds Like: Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Lynard Skinner,
Influences: Jesus Christ, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Newsboys,

tSr Channel One 

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  JONEE ANGELI
   RI 

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Pop/Rock/Country
Sounds Like: hard to say; what do you think?
Influences: Beatles, Stones, Motown, Van Morrison, Hendrix, Police, Willie Nelson
 tSr Channel Two 

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  BOBBIE ADAIR
  Bixby, OK 
  Pop

tSr Channel One 

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  EDIE SHADLE
  Daytona Beach, FL 

Contemporary/Inspirational/Spiritual
Comment submitted by: Betty L
Beautiful voice, beautiful Christian, beautiful child of God, a true servant!

Comment submitted by: ALBERT
EDIE HAS ONE OF THE BEST VOICES I HAVE EVER HEARD LIVE,EXELLENT CD

Comment submitted by: Mimi
I know Edie personnelly and she is truly a beautiful person inside and out. I love this cd - it is inspirational, fun and uplifting. My kids like to listen to it too!

Comment submitted by: rv320
Great Songs Keep up the good the work God Bless RV320

tSr Channel One
tSr Worship

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  BETH CHAMPION MASON
  Suffolk, VA   

Pop/ Rock

Comment submitted by: Good News Praise Band
Beth it was an honor and privilege to be featured with you on Rick Massey's The Corner Church Podcast. You have a great set of chops and an even greater message through your music. God Bless! The Gadfly

Comment submitted by: Bruce
I absolutley love what you're doing musically. Keep your brand of ministry going for all to hear. Bruce, Soters Breath

Comment submitted by: Megan
Beth is an amazing artist!!! Her music rocks and it teaches you amazing things!! She is awsome!!

Comment submitted by: Megan
Beth is am amazing artist!!! Her music rocks and it teaches you amazing things!! She is awsome!!

tSr Channel One 

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  RIC FLAUDING
  Phoenix, AZ
  Movie Music

Sounds Like: Ottmart Liebert, Doyle Dikes, Phil Keaggy
Influences: Unspecified
tSr Channel Two 
tSr Worship

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JOE WAMSLEY

Praise and Worship/Inspirational/Folk/Spiritual/Pop
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Influences: Gordon Lightfoot, Beatles, , Michael W Smtih

Comment submitted by: JMoran7774
What a true blessing your music is.. The Lord is using you in a mighty way!

Comment submitted by: JMoran7774
What a true blessing your music is.. The Lord is using you in a mighty way!

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RYLAND RUSSELL

Pop/Praise and Worship/Rock/Acoustic/Power Pop
Edmond, OK
Sounds Like: Charlie Hall, Chris Tomlin, Mercy Me, Shane and Shane, Monk and Neagle
 Influences: Steve Fee, Mercy Me, Charlie Hall, Shane and Shane, Jared Anderson

 

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Eva Sabiniano & the Born to Praise band in concert

 

EVA SABINIANO

EVA SABINIANO: Born To Praise

ARTIST INFO
Eva Sabiniano, 10 yrs old, female, born in October 21, 1996.
Parents name: Eduardo (Eddie) & Vivian Sabiniano.
Eva had started singing at three yrs old. Her singing talent had been shown in various events such as major concerts, Festivals, church specials occasions and fund raising events. She enjoys entertaining people, and love to make new friends. Presently, at a very young age of ten, she is actively serving the Charisma Christian Center in Lynnwood, WA worshiping, leading and assisting young kids at church on Sundays. She also love to play drums, piano, compose songs, dance hip-hop and do arts such as drawing and painting. Won the title 2006 FCS Asian American Idol Champion on September 10,2006 in Seattle, WA. Evas first Christian Album "Born to Praise" will be released on March 2007 of which part of the proceeds will benefits poor children and other ministries. Her goal is to use her talents to minister people to know Jesus Christ and be a good example to all other kids,
album  price$12.97
Heard On: tSr Channel One,
Pop/R & B/Spiritual/Modern Worship/Inspirational
Lynnwood, WA
Joined: 11/20/2006
Page Views: 329
Web Plays: 654
Radio Plays Total: 569
Radio Plays Today: 1
Sounds Like:
Influences: Darlene S., Israel, Jacy Velasquez, Rachel Lampa, Jump five

LISTENER COMMENTS:
Comment submitted by: Pastor Jerry P. Erojo
Congrats Eva, may you continue to sing for Jesus. And make known through you songs.

Comment submitted by: RV320
WE LOVE YOUR SONG KEEP IT UP FOR JESUS . YOUR FAN......GOD BLESS.RV320

Comment submitted by: Fnan
i luv u

Comment submitted by: juliet cheatle
What an awesome voice for a young girl! Keep it up Eva! Wishing you the best of everything.

Comment submitted by: Myrlino Hufana
Very Good! Continue the great work that you do!

 

 



 

REVIEWS

GODFUELED

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Name: Godfueled
Location: Dawson, TX
Genres: Pop, Rock, Praise and Worship, Retro Rock, Pop Punk
Members: Brandon Hixson: Lead vocals and Saxophone, Preston Cave: All Guitars, Brandon Cave: Percussion, Karen Hixson: Vocals, Sarah Cave: Vocals, Jeff Evans: Bass Guitar
Sounds Like: Unspecified
Influences: Quarterflash, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Seven Places
Date Joined: 1/16/2006 
Last Login: 1/29/2007 9:04:50 AM
Fans: 22

A cross between the retro anthems of the 1980s and the more contemporary ballads of today’s praise and worship music, the Godfueled sound is original and fun delivering moody sax breaks, wailing guitar solos and a memorable chorus. The rock and praise team originated in 2000 by combining long time friends Brandon Hixson, and brothers Preston and Brandon Heath Cave. 

GODFUELED IS...

Brandon Hixson (29) - lead vocal, background vocals, 
alto and soprano saxophones, keyboard, guitar and piano.
Profession and leadership position : Band Director / Education Minister / Worship Leader / Sunday School Teacher / Ordained Deacon / Youth Leader

Preston Cave (24) - all guitars electric, acoustic, bass and keyboard
Profession and leadership position : Youth Minister / 
College Student / Sunday School Teacher / Worship
Leader / Event Coordinator - "Team Impact"

Brandon Cave (29) - percussion and background vocal
Profession and leadership position : Camera Technician / 
"Team Impact" - Event Coordinator / Sound Engineer /
Worship Leader / Ordained Deacon

Sarah Cave (25) - background vocal 
Profession and leadership position : College Student / Waitress / Sunday School Teacher / Youth Leader

Karen Hixson (27) - background vocals
Profession and leadership position : Spanish Teacher / Missions Coordiator / Sunday School Teacher / Youth Leader


INDIEHEAVEN Radio Singles:
Why Me, Jesus? #2 January 2006
#1 Rock Single (February 2006)
Prayer of Wings #9 April 2006
#1 Praise And Worship Single (May 2006)
Shelter of His Shadow #43 August 2006
#6 Adult Contemporary Single (August 2006)
A Song For Mama (I Know You''re Out There) #7 October 2006
#1 Inspiration Single (November 2006)

 



 

RADIO DISTRIBUTION

tSr Music Group is pleased to announce our new music distribution service. The purpose of this new service is to get your music out to as many radio stations as possible. Here is what this new service includes:

  • Your music will be submitted to nearly 500 Christian radio stations on a regular basis. We will submit your music at the rate of approximately one song per month, just like the major record labels do. That way we will be sending the stations your current "single". You can select which song you want to promote as your current single, or you can ask us to assist you in making this selection.
  • Radio stations will all be emailed that your new single is available and going for adds. They can then download your song and add it to their rotation.
  • Radio stations will receive "press releases" from tSr Music Group promoting your music and asking them to give the song a listen and consider adding it to their playlist.
  • Monthly reports will be made available to you informing you of what stations have downloaded your songs. We will provide contact information for these stations so you will be able to contact them personally if you wish.

In addition to all of the above, you will also be given featured artist status on tSr with all of the benefits associated with that.

Your music will be made available to radio stations under the banner of tSr Music Group. This means that we will be acting as both your "record label" and your "music distribution" company. This does not mean that you have to use tSr exclusively. This service is a simple month-to-month relationship and you reserve the right to cancel at any time.

Here is a list of radio stations that have picked up music from tSr Music Group and have added it to their rotation:

CNR Radio Service, Minneapolis, MN
Christian Mix Inet, Kansas City, MO
His Radio, Greenville, SC
KHGN, Kirksville, MO
KSJL, San Antonio, TX
KTIS, St Paul, MN
Music For His Glory, Miami, FL
WDCX, Buffalo, NY
WFST, Caribou, ME
WHFC, Bel Air, MD
WMPC, Lapeer, MI
88.3 The Point FM, Rapid City, SD
CJTK, Sudbury, ON Canada
KCVO, Camdenton, MO
KJTY, Topeka, KS
KNLB-Vision 20/20, Lake Havasu City, AZ

KNMI, Farmington, NM
KZZQ, Des Moines, IA
Praize Radio, Middlesboro, KY
WAYG/WAYK, Grand Rapids, MI
WBHY-FM/Power 88, Mobile, AL
WEXC, Youngstown, OH
WNGR, Tigersville, SC
WPRJ, Saginaw Bay, MI
WEXV 89.1 RevFM, State College, PA
WSNL (AM), Flint, MI
WYSR, Toledo, OH
WMDR AM, Augusta, ME
WTRT, Hardin, KY
CJFH, Woodstock, ON Canada
KCMS, Seattle, WA
WFGL, Fitchburg, MA

In addition to radio stations, tSr will also get your music in front of the A&R people at the following record companies:

Curb
EMI
Gotee
INO
Inpop
Integrity
Provident
Rocketown
Tooth and Nail
Word

Please note: tSr Music Group can guarantee that your music will be made available to all radio stations that are participating in the program, however, we can make NO guarantees that your music will be picked up by these stations. We will make every effort to promote your music but the final decision lies with the program directors.

 

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