CMB Awards – 2013 Winners

The CMB Awards were handed out Wednesday evening, Sep 4th, 2013 at the annual CMB Networking dinner at Momentum 2013 at the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

For eligibility dates, guidelines and more on the 2014 CMB Awards – CLICK HERE!

Station of the Year

The winning Station Of The Year entries were judged on on-air presentation, community involvement, ratings, new media and industry leadership.  CLICK HERE for past winners.




Click HERE for K-LOVE 15 minute scoped aircheck audio
Click HERE for K-LOVE  5 minute production/promotion/public service audio




Click HERE for WPOZ 15 minute scoped aircheck audio
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Click HERE for WLAB 15 minute scoped aircheck audio
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radio shine

Click HERE for KGCB 15 minute scoped aircheck audio
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Rob Gregory Community Service Award

Presented to a Christian broadcaster, radio station or associated professional who, during the past year, has shown outstanding effort in community service.

thejoyfm  The Joy FM

 JOY FM is year-round community-wide champion, inspiring its staff and listeners to create positive long-term relationships and lasting market impact. Among the highlights: thousands of turkeys were collected and given to homeless shelters, women’s centers, and food pantry just in time for Thanksgiving as part of JOY-FM’s T-Shirts for Turkeys. The JOY-FM community also came together to provide 27,000 pairs of shoes to accompany a team of listeners who personally delivered them to children in Honduras. While training for a half marathon, 150 listeners joined JOY-FM’s Team Freedom and raised more than $200,000 for ministries who rescue and restore national and international victims of human trafficking. The station also personally delivered $160,000 in gift cards to victims of the record-setting tornadoes in Oklahoma. And finally, 20,000 JOY FM listeners came together in one event to pack more than two million meals given to hungry children locally and globally.



Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award

Presented to a Christian broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian music radio.


Mike Novak

  Mike Novak

Mike’s work in radio began as a weekend announcer at KYOS in Merced, CA. His radio journey continued with stops at market leading stations KFRC/San Francisco and Country KSON/San Diego, before accepting a job at K-LOVE in 1998. Mike served as an on-air personality and the network’s Program Director until he was named K-LOVE’s Senior Vice President in 2004. Since 2007, he’s served as its president and CEO, and also serves on the Board of Directors for both the National Association of Broadcasters and the National Religious Broadcasters and formerly with the Board as the chair of Christian Music Broadcasters. Mike’s impressive radio pedigree and passion is clearly evident in leading K-LOVE to appreciate listeners in more places than ever, including NASCAR, and to proactively assist in the development of leaders within the Christian music broadcast industry.




Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award

Presented to an artist or group to recognize their long-time contributions to the music and ministry of Christian radio.


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Doug Erickson  •  @dougerickson1
Content Consultant, Erickson Media

Doug is a former Major Market award winning Program Director of the Year. He was VP of Programming for one of the first large consolidated radio companies before leaving to open his consultancy. He works with most of the largest media companies in the world but, uniquely, he consults everyadult format, including News/Talk, where his stations have won the distinguished Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in journalism. Doug helped NOSTALGIE, an OLDIES-based station in Paris, become the fastest-growing radio station in French history. While you are in Nashville, you can hear one of his American clients, MIX 92.9! Also uniquely, Doug limits his client list to 8 per year so that each gets virtually unlimited market access.



John Frost  •  @JohnFrost3
Partner, Goodratings Strategic Services

John Frost has been a successful major market disc jockey and program director for such companies as CBS, Gannett, Cap Cities, Westinghouse, Multimedia, and Sandusky during his 40+ years broadcast career. In the last decade and a half, John has been involved in the dramatic growth of Contemporary Christian radio, bringing mainstream programming strategies and research principles to help grow and develop some of America’s most successful Christian music stations including Z88.3 in Orlando, Salem’s Fish stations in Los Angeles, Portland, and Atlanta, CRISTA’s Spirit stations in Austin and Seattle, and many more. CMB honored John in 2004 with the Scott Campbell industry achievement award. Radio and Records and Christian Radio Weekly have recognized John as one of the most influential people in the Christian music industry.



Justin Wise  •  @JustinWise
Founder/CEO, Think Digital

Justin Wise helps people share what matters most. As the Founder & CEO of Think Digital, Wise and his team help clients through online coaching programs and done-for-you digital marketing. He speaks on the topic of digital marketing strategy at national conferences such as the Digital Media Summit, CLA Internet & Ministry Technology Summit, and the Nonprofit Leadership Academy. Wise lives in Des Moines, IA (by choice), with his wife and three children.



Wally  •  @wallyshow
Morning Show Host, WAY-FM

Wally hosts mornings on the WAY-FM radio network. He’s been entertaining listeners for more than two decades with the belief that “Content is King”. Wally came to Christian radio as host of “Total Axxess” on WAY-FM in 2007. Since then, The Wally Show has grown to air during morning drive on the entire WAY-FM network, plus other affiliate stations across the country.



Louie Giglio  •  @louiegiglio
Pastor, Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, and the Founder of Passion Conferences, a movement gathering collegiate-aged young people since 1997 in events across the US and around the globe. Most recently, Passion hosted over 40,000 people at Passion 2016 in Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX, uniting students in worship and prayer, and raising awareness for modern-day slavery. In 2008, Louie and his wife Shelley led the team that planted Passion City Church, a local community of faith with the DNA of the Passion movement. Their desire is to inspire this generation to live for what matters most.



Rick Dunham  •  @rjdunham
President & CEO, Dunham+Company and ShareMedia

Rick is a 38-year veteran in fundraising and organizational development for nonprofit organizations. After serving for 11 years in nonprofit management and fundraising leadership roles, Rick began his consulting career in 1989. In 2002 he founded Dunham+Company, which has become a global leader in providing fully integrated fundraising strategy for nonprofit organizations. Today, Dunham+Company serves over 50 organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia, providing integrated fundraising and marketing strategies. Rick is the author of Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom and If God Will Provide, Why Do We Have to Ask for Money? He has also been published and quoted in USA TodayDallas Morning NewsWashington Post and numerous other publications.