Get a behind-the-scenes look at our On Air Personalities at The Light Radio Network. These folks work hard to ensure to bring you the best in Christian radio…
Shawn Tkach, Morning Show Co-Host
A Coast Guard veteran, entrepreneur, and Communication major at Champlain College. Although born in Raleigh, NC he has never considered any place home besides Vermont.
Among other things, Shawn is passionate about worship, unity, and financial freedom for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. In his free time he writes and records music, DJs/runs live sound, and sews TKACH Bags on his industrial machine (a skill learned in the Coast Guard).
Shawn married his wife, Danielle, while serving at Coast Guard Station Annapolis. Upon completion of his enlistment they swiftly moved back to Vermont to get away from big cities, the 495 beltway, and terrifyingly hot summers.
They now happily reside once again in Jericho. Shawn & Danielle are the Entreprenurial proprietor’s of Eleventh Hour Catering as well as ST_udios, TKACH Bags and are the Youth Leaders at Living Hope Christian Church.
Co-Hosting the Shawn & Heather Morning Show, Shawn happily recognizes himself as: “New-Shawn”, the latter half of “Shawn squared” or “Young Shawn”.
Heather Sheppard, Morning Show Co-Host
Born a “Personality” in New Hampshire, raised in Oklahoma and accepting Jesus as her Lord and savior at age 8, Heather was determined to serve Jesus! Heather met her husband Craig when working at Pizza Hut, while still in High School.
Heather and her family moved to Vermont, as led by the Lord in 1999. A Light Radio listener since moving to Vermont, Heather then came on board as Host of “The Heather or Not Show” in 2010, then served The Light as the host of “The Light Lunch Hour” and presently Is Co-Hosting the Shawn & Heather Morning Show.
Heather is no stranger to multi-tasking, handling the social media presence for the network as well as underwriting new business support and making appearances at concerts and live remotes. Heather is conservative yet unconventional…
Heather and Craig have been together 26 years and together, they have four daughters: Brandalia, Emily, Olivia & Scarlett and grandsons, Elias & Ayden. The family resides in Jeffersonville and serve at Catalyst Church on Raceway in Jericho.
Gail Robbins, Noon Hour Show Host
Gail attended church her entire life but her faith radically changed in February 1996 when she recognized the intense gift that Jesus offers.
She longed for that sense of peace so she professed her belief in Jesus as the son of God and willingly committed to Him that from that day forward she would follow His lead (God’s will-not Gail’s)- no matter what! Immediately she started reading God’s word and following her promise. The verse, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”, Joshua 24:15, was a significant verse through even 4 teenagers at one time under one roof.
This know-how was greatly augmented by daily listening to The Light radio network and naturally forced her homeschooled kids to listen as well. Given the role played by The Light and her church body in equipping her and Tom to raise 4 incredibly strong-willed children, Gail is indescribably excited to share the successes God has granted her and Tom as well as the failure’s for which she has been redeemed.
Before her employment at the Light, Gail spent more than a decade working for Ford Motor Company, 17 years as a stay at home- homeschool mom and more recently as a corporate trainer for VSECU. She has a master’s degree in education.
Barre Evangelical Free Church has been her church family for 17 years.
Gail nests with her adorable husband of almost 25 years in Vermont.
Brant Hansen, Host of The Brant Hansen Show
A toast-obsessed nerd who, when in high school, was no less than PRESIDENT of the Illinois Student Librarians Association. He was also All-Conference in “Scholastic Bowl”, and lettered in basketball and football (both for keeping statistics) and was President of his own Stamp Collection Club, which consisted of himself.
Brant spends his free time looking inappropriately intense. He can’t help it.
He’s also a husband and dad, and he’s won multiple awards for his radio hosting skills and is typing all of this himself, and putting it in third-person in hopes that it seems more impressive that way, almost like he’s so important that other people type his “about” page. But he’s not.
Brant is a Christian with a distaste for religion. He’s under the impression there was no religion in Eden, and there won’t be any in Heaven, either. Thank God.
Politically, he’s pro-life, pro-science, and is allergic to political elitism, which means he’s waaay out of step with the reigning American monoculture.