Board of Directors

Board Chairman • Jason Sharp, Northwestern Media

Since graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in 1993, Jason Sharp has devoted his life’s work to the calling placed on his heart at the age of 18, to passionately serve God through the ministry of Christian radio. Jason and his family followed that call in 2007 when they relocated from Tennessee to Minnesota in order to be a part of the Northwestern family. Jason currently serves as Sr. Vice President for Media. Jason, and his wife, Julie, have been married for 20-years and they have two children, Haley and Carson.

Vice Chairman • Sandi Brown, JOY FM (St. Louis)

Sandi Brown is the General Manager/President of JOY FM and BOOST in St. Louis. In addition to launching JOY FM in 2001, Sandi has worked in CCM radio for 29 years. She and her husband Mike have been married for 27 years and have 3 children. 

Chris 1Secretary • Chris Lemke, WCSG (Grand Rapids)

Chris Lemke is in his 33rd year at WCSG and Cornerstone University Radio in Grand Rapids, He’s presently serving now in his ninth year as Executive Director. Over the years, Chris has assisted stations in Georgia and Arizona with strategic planning in programming and funding. He’s also served on the CMB board since 2009 and as CMB’s interim Executive Director from July 2011 and September 2013. He and his wife of 30 years have six children, two of whom were recently married.

Executive Director • Michelle Younkman, CMB

Originally from Tulsa, Michelle Younkman has worked with radio & records in some capacity since 1988. She was invited to join the Christian Music Broadcasters team in 2011 and currently serves as the Executive Director for Christian Music Broadcasters. Michelle and her husband Dave have 3 children and live in Little Rock, AR.



Vance Dillard, Strong Tower Christian Media (Dayton-Springfield, Ohio)

Vance is the Program Director for WEEC/WFCJ in Southwest Ohio. He was previously the PD for the Salem Music Network including 94fm The Fish Nashville from 2003 to 2017. He started his radio career in high school in 1967 and went on to the Ohio State University in Columbus. He began full-time work in radio in 1970 and has worked in Columbus, Cincinnati, Tampa, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Knoxville and Nashville.  He is proud of the footprint he established in Nashville with his affiliates across the country with talent including Jaci Velasquez and Karen Kingsbury. In addition to radio programming he has formed a new company “It’s the Content!” with the goal of content development and talent coaching.

Scott Herrold, SOS Radio Network (Las Vegas)

Scott’s radio career of 15+ years has taken him through stints at 96.3 WDVD/Detroit, 93.1 WDRQ/Detroit, 100.3 The Kross/Tulsa, 102.5 WIOG/Saginaw and 106.9 K-Hits/Tulsa to land at KSOS and the S.O.S. Radio Network, serving Las Vegas and 35+ other markets. Aside from his programming and on-air responsibilities, Scott is at the Christian radio forefront of integrating various media platforms and apps. For the past 3 years, Scott has also served on the Momentum Leadership Team and moderates the CMBonline DJ Forum.

hubbspic-300x289Grant Hubbard, Capitol CMG

Grant Hubbard has been involved in Christian radio since 1982, and has been in Nashville working radio promotion since 1990. Grant is currently the Vice President of National Promotion at Capitol CMG where he has been since 1997. He and his wife Cammy have been married for 26 years and have four sons.

Alan Mason, K-LOVE & Air1

With 40 years of experience in radio management, Alan has a broad range of success in many different positions, including on-air talent, Program Director at several stations, Executive VP of Programming for King Broadcasting Company and Paxson Communications, Vice President and General Manager. In 1999 he partnered with John Frost to create Goodratings Strategic Services.  Experience as a radio General Manager taught him the importance of balancing forces: creativity and accountability. So he combines original thinking with strategic execution to create highly successful radio stations. In 2016 Alan became President of EMF Broadcasting’s K-LOVE and Air1 Radio.

John Owens, Blue Ridge Broadcasting

John has served as General Manager with Blue Ridge Broadcasting (WMIT-FM – Asheville, NC; Charlotte, NC; Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; and the Tri-Cities of Tennessee & WFGW-FM – Knoxville,TN) since June 2015. John also serves on the NRB Advisory Council, the board of a disability ministry in India (Equip Asia) and short term global mission teams. John served as Operations Manager of 89.7WMHK, Columbia, SC, from 2008 until Columbia International University sold the station in 2014. He was also the Network PD and Morning Show Host for the Family Life Network, NY & PA, 1997-2008.

Bill Sammons, WKNZ (Salisbury/Ocean City)

Bill built and operated Delaware’s first ever Christian radio station, WXPZ, back in 1990. In 2010 he helped launch WKNZ, 88.7 The Bridge, a 25,000 watt non-comm serving Delaware, Maryland and South Jersey. In 2017 they added a second full power station, WICO-FM, serving Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  Bill also owns and operates a video production company called Watermark Productions, specializing in corporate video production. Bill is married and has two adult sons in various parts of the country, and three girls still at home.

Jeff ScottJeff Scott, WBGL (Champaign)

Jeff Scott has been the station manager of WBGL in Champaign since 2005. Owned by New Life Media, WBGL has stations in Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, Chicagoland, Decatur, Charleston, St Louis, Carlinville, Effingham and Mt. Vernon; as well as Terre Haute, Indiana. New Life Media also operates WCIC in Illinois covering the better part of the state of Illinois. He and his wife Shari have 3 children.

Todd Stach, WAY-FM

Originally from Canton, Ohio Todd Stach didn’t make it to the NFL as he had dreamed. Jumping into radio in 1994, Todd has made radio stops in Cincinnati, Fort Myers, Cleveland and Columbus. Currently, he serves as Network Program Director at WAY-FM. Todd and his wife Hillary have 3 children and a yorkiepoo named Chester.