CMB Membership Information

Since 2002, CMB has been comprised of people just like you – people who want to positively change our industry and are committed to the excellence of Christian music broadcasting. By becoming a CMB member, you become a part of a larger group dedicated to influence our communities for Christ!

For any questions, please email us at


CMB membership is open to any person who embraces CMB’s mission, vision and statement of faith to better reach and engage people through Christian music broadcasting. This includes (but is not exclusive to): employees of radio stations and networks, recording labels, broadcast hardware, software and wireless companies, and para-church ministries, as well as individual consultants, promoters, artists and their managers.


All 2017 CMB Memberships expire on December 31st regardless of when initiated. Member benefits and discounts are not transferrable. Membership is renewable each year providing that the member continues to embrace CMB’s mission, vision and statement of faith and that all outstanding fees have been satisfied.


All refund requests must be submitted in writing within 30 days of purchase. NO REFUNDS given on any requests 30 days past the purchase date. Processing fees incurred by CMB will not be included with refund.

Gold Membership – $1029.00  ||  Benefits Include:       [ Become a GOLD Member ]     

  • Complimentary entrance into ALL CMB events*
  • Access to ALL in-depth survey results including CMB’s salary survey, CMB TechSurvey with Jacobs Media, Finney Media’s “WHY Listen”, Advocace’s “Listener Supported Radio Development Outlook” and the CMB/Mark Ramsey research project*
  • Voting privileges for annual CMB Awards*
  • Access to monthly webinars with industry leaders as well as archived webinars
  • Access to our CMB Member Directory
  • Gold Member Gathering with Roy Williams in Austin (March 9th)
  • Fall 2017 Gold Member Retreat
  • Eligibility to serve on the CMB Board

* = exclusive to Gold Members.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration of your attendance is STILL required for any event you plan to attend with CMB.

Silver Membership – $169.00  ||  Benefits Include:       [ Become a SILVER Member ]

  • Discounted registration for Momentum 2017, as well as a discounted registration for Momentum Summit events throughout 2017
  • Access to monthly webinars with industry leaders as well as archived webinars
  • Special members-only discounts and benefits from our partners (see Additional Member Benefits below)
  • Access to our CMB Member Directory
  • Discounts on CMB-sponsored research gathered from focus groups and surveys as available
  • Eligibility to serve on the CMB Board

If you would like to upgrade your Silver Membership to a Gold Membership, just contact us today!

Student Membership – $169.00  ||  Benefits Include:

  • Full registration to Momentum 2017 is INCLUDED in a Student Membership
  • Discounted registration for Momentum Summits
  • Access to monthly CMB webinars with industry leaders as well as access to the benefit section of which includes webinar archives, resources, and member directory for industry networking

*The CMB Student Membership is reserved for full time college students ONLY. Student must provide a copy of college ID.

2017 CMB Memberships will expire December 31, 2017.  Membership and its benefits are for the individual whose name is attached to that member purchase.

CREATIVE CARDIO – STUDENT MEMBERS ONLY is willing to donate a free 1-year membership for all students who attend Momentum 2017. (This is a $420 value for a 1-year membership/subscription). is life changing show prep. It’s a brainstorm community for radio personalities. It’s a community of people who share idea starters, stories, discussion questions and content. It will challenge your creativity! All memberships and related benefits expire on Dec. 31st.


Brian Gantman represents broadcasters in reviewing and negotiating tower site, office & ground lease agreements, music licensing matters, as well as other vendor & service agreements. CMB Members will receive a free half-hour consultation.


Our partnership with MEDIABASE gives radio stations access to the MEDIABASE charts, plus their affiliate pages.


Radioservers was founded by radio programmers who understand what your goals are and how to achieve them. Independently owned and operated by veteran broadcasters, Radioservers provides website design, custom plugins, custom code and more. CMB Members will receive a 20% discount off of web design.


SongScore provides affordable online music testing that works on any device, so responses increase and listeners get more involved. CMB Members will receive a 10% discount off our already low prices!


Tracy Johnson presents Insiders is like having a virtual talent coach and consultant for pennies a day. There are THOUSANDS of pages of content, ideas, features, training materials and more. Members also get access to a free monthly webinar with Tracy Johnson and can view past videos on demand. As a CMB Member you will receive a 33% discount of your annual subscription. You will also receive a free air check with your subscription.


Zipwhip is a Seattle-based business texting SaaS provider who pioneered the concept of utilizing the cloud to enable existing landline, VoIP, and toll free numbers to send and receive text messages from any connected device. Its technology introduces trailblazing functionality for your studio request lines while holding true to the distinct culture of texting that your listeners have grown to love. Zipwhip for radio is committed to providing CMB members and affiliates the lowest pricing we can offer for commercial and non-commercial station packages including non-profit organizations. In addition, a 10% discount will be honored on all annual upfront commitments.

**ONLY current CMB Members have access to the member benefits.  Please contact us for details on how to access these member benefits.**

If you’re a leader at your station or organization, you should be a Gold Member. Exclusive experiences and training make this so worth it. Great opportunities to be influenced and be an influence. Finally, don’t consider this as you getting access. This is an investment in yourself, your organization and Christian radio as whole.” – Brian Sanders, PAR

“I support the mission of CMB.  I believe in what you are doing, and more importantly – in each of you as gifted people in leadership moving this organization forward.  I am thankful to be able to afford the Gold Membership.  It really IS a deal, to get all of my CMB gatherings paid for at once, affording me the best opportunities every year to spend meaningful time with the most radio programmers in one place at the same time.”  – Chris Hauser, Hauser Promotions

“My first year in Christian radio, I attended Momentum. It was a crucial step in me meeting as many people as possible as quickly as possible.  During that first year, I made connections I still have today. I’m thankful for CMB for the way it builds bridges between stations and between radio and the music industry. Because of this, I’ve made a point to be a CMB member every year since 2012.” – Terese Main, Family Life NY/PA

“I really believe in Membership in CMB at any level because it’s like supporting the system that supports all of us in the Christian Radio Industry. Being a Gold Member has been especially helpful in that it offers extra support on programming and great seminars and webinars for keeping on top of what’s coming in the future of the Industry. I intend to keep going Gold!” Susan O’Donnell, PD, KVNE

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.



Ty McFarland & Sterling Tarrant
@TyMcFarland  •  @sterlingTKSBJ

Ty is the Program Director at KSBJ in Houston, and over the last 27 years, has enjoyed serving alongside the talented crews at WGTS in Washington, D.C., K-LOVE/Air1, and KTSY/KTFY in Boise/Twin Falls. He loves radio, and the opportunity to make a difference in a format that points people to the Lord. He admires creativity that connects to people’s hearts, for a good purpose. Ty is married to his high-school sweetheart, Tonya, and has a daughter, Audrey, 11, who is his favorite kid in the whole world.


Sterling Tarrant has been in Christian radio since 1988. He’s worked at stations in Indianapolis, Orlando, Rapid City, Colorado Springs, and Houston. From 1998 to 2008 he was the Senior Creative Producer in Broadcasting at Focus on the Family where he was in charge of all the Creative and Dramatic promos and radio spots. Sterling is a Certified Professional Commercial Copywriter from the Radio Advertising Bureau, a graduate of Roy Williams “Wizard of Ads” Academy, and winner of multiple awards. Sterling has also been a Program Director, Music Director, Special Projects Director, Account Executive, and an On-Air Personality, but his first love is production. He loves to create messages that connect to people’s hearts, and for decades he’s honed that craft. Since 2008 he’s been leading production at KSBJ in Houston.



Dan Young  •  @DanonSOSRadio 
SOS Radio Afternoon Show Host – Music & Creative Services Director

Dan Young is the Music and Creative Services Director for SOS Radio Network, based in Las Vegas. His 15-year radio career includes awards from CMB, NRB, and GMA. Edison Research named him one of their ’30 Under 30′ up-and-coming broadcasters in 2011. He started out in mainstream radio, but likes Christian radio better. Dan also serves as a host and coach for ShareMedia, and repeats toll-free phone numbers in his sleep.



Matt Stockman  •  @mattstockman 
Director of Programming, CRISTA Media (KCMS, KFMK, KWPZ, KCIS, Pure Music Radio, Sky Country Radio)

Matt has served as the Director of Programming for CRISTA Media for over 4 years, leading a team of talented communicators to create compelling radio, so that people who are lost might encounter Jesus. Matt and the CRISTA Media Programming team have recently been recognized with the CMB Major Market Radio Station Of The Year Award for 2016, for their efforts at SPIRIT 1053 in Seattle. Prior to joining CRISTA, Matt served on the mission field leading a Christian radio network in Barcelona, Spain, and with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Western North Carolina. He’s most passionate about using his talents and experience in communication and development to help others (whether broadcasters, missionaries, or church leaders) connect in meaningful and authentic ways with the cities they’re called to serve.



Brant Hansen  •  @branthansen 
Storyteller, CURE International, Radio Host, & Author

Brant is the host of the creatively titled “Brant Hansen Show”, which is syndicated on more than 200 stations. He’s also an author for HarperCollins Christian Publishers. His second book is due out this fall: Blessed are the Misfits (Great News for Believers Who Are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something). He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Harrisburg, PA near the headquarters of CURE International.



Randy Lane  •  @TheRandyLaneCo 
Talent Coach, The Randy Lane Company

Randy’s radio career began as a DJ in college where he became fascinated with Top 40 morning legends Rick Dees and Scott Shannon. Alongside his on-air work, Randy has served as Program Director at KYSR/Los Angeles, WKQX/Chicago and WRQX/Washington, D.C. The Randy Lane Company was launched in 1996 and has directed radio and TV personalities including Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Kimmel, Kidd Kraddick, Jamie & Danny Bonaduce, Billy Bush, Mancow, The Bert Show, Lex & Terry, Mark & Brian, Ace & TJ and scores of others in every format.



Lisa Williams  •  @godsradiogirl 
Host, Life with Lisa Williams

Early in 1990, Lisa was begging God to tell her why she is on the planet. After pounding on Heaven’s door for several weeks, she clearly heard “Christian Radio”. She has been pounding on PD’s doors ever since. God has allowed her to do radio from Missouri, Iowa, North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, California, Indiana, and now in Colorado where she creates a daily syndicated show for Christian music stations. Privileged to have worked with extraordinary PDs and coaches, Lisa loves loving her listeners by being a human being alongside them. Podcasting, talent coaching, improv, and publicly speaking also fill her time. She’s Darin’s wife, JD & Jesse’s mom, and GodsRadioGirl. You can find her at



Mandy Young  •  @air1Mandy 
Middays, Air1 Network

The oldest of 6 kids, Mandy fell in love with radio at Cedarville University. After graduating in 2000 with a degree in Communications, an internship landed her a full time job at WJQK in Grand Rapids. She worked her way up from voicing commercials to the morning show…where she spent 5 years as co-host. In 2009 she became the morning show co-host for the Air1 Radio Network. 8 years later, she’s still at Air1, but now in mid-days…the dark circles under her eyes thank her for the shift change. Like most in radio, Mandy has a side gig. She started “Young Productions” in 2005 and has voice tracked for 15 stations, done voice work for radio dramas, tv and radio spots and 2 books. Spending time with her family is her favorite. Her husband Rod and kids Jack (15) Owen (13) and Mamie (4) provide her with love, laughs and a ton of show prep!



Lisa Barry  •  @labarry
Middays – 98.5 KTIS/Minneapolis and Spirit 105.9/Austin

Lisa Barry is the Midday radio host at 98.5 KTIS in Minneapolis/St. Paul and on Spirit 105.9 in Austin Texas.  She was worked with Eisabeth Elliot for 9 year as the announcer and copywriter for Gateway to Joy.  Lisa has a passion for radio education and inspiring the next generation of DJ’s.  She has bachelors degree in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcasting and has more than 30 years of experience in radio.   She lives in Minneapolis ‘where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average’ (said Garrison Keillor).  She and her husband Ken have three daughters.