CMB Special Awards

Learn more about each of our CMB Special Awards below…

Scott CampbellScott 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.

Read more about Scott Campbell and see past recipients HERE.

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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.

Read more about Rob Gregory and see past recipients HERE.

Rich_MullinsRich Mullins Artist Impact Award

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

Read more about Rich Mullins and see past recipients HERE.

 

 

 

Celebrating 50 years of broadcasting and community involvement, Family Life Radio has come a long way from a basement studio in Michigan. Today, Family Life Radio impacts more than 15 million people in 11 states.

The network serves families who have lost everything, children who go hungry on a regular basis and individuals who are in need of medical and dental care. Family Life Radio strives to make a difference in lives throughout their coverage area. In Phoenix, a partnership with Hopefest helped 20,000 people in need to get medical services, meals, dry foods, fresh groceries, personal care items, haircuts, and dental procedures. In Michigan, the Family Life Radio Car Care Clinic helped 77 single moms and widows with free services – oil change, lube, filter, and forty-point inspection – to make sure their car was ready for another winter. Events were coordinated in Albuquerque and Lubbock to collect supplies to help hundreds of students. Family Life Radio also works with various churches to bring listeners together to educate and provide hope for men and women and the special challenges they face into today’s world.

Family Life Radio looks forward to 50 more years of serving their listeners in any way God deems great.

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104.9 the River’s mission continues to be encouraging connections and sharing Jesus. Each year The River serves the community in several different ways like the city-wide Vacation Bible School Tour reaching 75 churches, The Christmas Gift contest in December where listeners nominate other listeners to receive a gift that they need, and partnerships with several local organizations to bring awareness and support to the community of girls and women rescued from sex trafficking. Each month you’ll find their Community Impact Team visiting area classrooms to record and feature kids reciting the pledge of allegiance and visiting offices to surprise and delight their passionate listeners with station coffee mugs filled with things to make them smile. The prayer page at 1049theriver.com receives over 450 prayer requests each month that are prayed for by other listeners and The River team at least three times.

The team at 104.9 the River saw a conclusion to the 8-year court battle with a 4-3 Ohio Supreme Court ruling in favor of The River continuing as a tax-exempt non-profit ministry conducting public worship as a radio station in Ohio. Even with this challenge, 104.9 the River continued to faithfully serve their listeners.

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Chris Hauser has charted a formidable path in the Christian Music community. Both radio programmer and promoter, Chris’s talents have touched the careers of Amy Grant and Caedmon’s Call – more recently Lauren Daigle and Danny Gokey – and others.

His career in radio began at WYRD in 1979. A few years later, they acquired an FM signal and Chris was named PD of the AM/FM combo. During this time, he also promoted concerts with 80s CCM artists like Petra and more.

Chris was the first record promoter hired out of Christian radio when he accepted a job at Myrrh Records in 1987. There, Chris worked legendary projects including Amy Grant’s Lead on Me. Soon after, he was hired by Warner Alliance and eventually became VP of Promotion and promoted artists like Take 6 and The Winans. In 1998, Chris branched out on his own and has been blazing the indie trail ever since. His commitment to projects he genuinely loves is at the core of Chris’s success, solidifying trust and camaraderie in a business thriving on those tenets.

Taking every opportunity to mentor those looking to transition from radio to records, Chris strives to be in a position to help others blossom.

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“The Wally Show” featuring Wally, Zach, Bekah, and Betty airs on WAY-FM and across the nation. They are passionate about doing great radio and about helping the poor and needy of the world. They spend almost a month each year traveling internationally and fundraising for ministries.

Thousands of kids have been sponsored through Compassion International, and thousands more have clean water because of their tireless work.

They also serve the local listeners. WAY-FM’s Live (service) Out events are held across the US to help communities in need. Insistent on a personal touch, “The Wally Show” staff typically spends 90 minutes a day personally answering every email that comes into the show.

“The Wally Show” pushes to expand the conversation on Christian radio outside of the family friendly boundaries. The show values “real” over “safe”, making them unique, difference-makers in the lives of thousands that have struggled in the dark with things not typically acknowledged on Christian radio. Issues like porn addiction, failing marriages, why did God let this happen, and so many more are part of the show’s content, helping countless numbers of people know they aren’t alone.

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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.

 

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94.9 KLTY partnered with their amazing listeners to raise more than $900,000 for various organizations such as Food for the Poor, World Concern, Cross International and their own 501(c)3, Christmas Wish. Christmas Wish alone helped hundreds of families in Dallas/Fort Worth in need during the Christmas season.

Throughout the year, the station acknowledged the people who serve their community – teachers, schools and churches – with the Teacher of the Month program, School of the Week and the Pastor Appreciation Dinner. KLTY’s 2nd annual Calibrate: The Worship Leader Event equipped 500 local area worship leaders to serve their flocks.

The 94.9 KLTY Storm Tracker Radar provides live and local severe weather coverage, which saved lives when severe weather affected parts of Dallas/Fort Worth particularly this past December 26th when 11 tornadoes went through the area.

To KLTY, radio is more than just playing music. It’s about community. It’s about sharing in their listener’s joy as well as their heartache. It’s about life.

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89.5 KVNE exists to glorify God by encouraging people, connecting their community and pointing people to Jesus Christ. KVNE identifies local needs and engages listeners to meet those needs in many ways including their “Voice of Encouragement” to support local Christian ministries, mentorship of inner city children (increasing the number of mentors by 12%), partnering with Orphan Outreach to take 45 listeners to Guatemala, 1,100 “Care Packages” to the homeless on Christmas Eve, Pastor Appreciation Dinner for 150 pastors and spouses, and raising $40,500 for The Seed Company for bible translation.

During their “Back to School” drive, KVNE listeners donated over 2,000 pairs of shoes to East Texas children in need. Additionally, KVNE listeners donated 572 fans during their “Beat the Heat” fan drive for those less fortunate.

The KVNE prayer ministry launched a “30 Days of Prayer” campaign, which united and encouraged listeners to pray for students & teachers, law enforcement, neighbors, and community ministries.

When a tornado hit Van, Texas, KVNE began round-the-clock weather coverage. KVNE’s community connections team prayed with victims and partnered with a local ministry to become a hub for tornado relief donations collecting over 23,500 items and monetary donations.

89.5 KVNE is committed to connecting people to projects and throughout the process they point people to Christ.

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Allen Henderson started his career in radio in 1972 in southeast Missouri. By 1983, Allen moved to Greenville, South Carolina to accept a position with WLFJ/His Radio, which lead to him becoming Network General Manager seven years later. In addition to his network-wide administrative duties, he programs the His Radio Praise channel. During his time as General Manager the His Radio Network has grown from one station to seventeen full-power stations and forty translators.

For the past eleven years, Allen has helped shape future generations of broadcasters as an adjunct instructor of media at North Greenville University. He has also given back to his community by serving on many local boards and committees, including Habitat for Humanity, St. Francis Hospital System, and Southern Wesleyan University.

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Todd Isberner is co-founder and president of ShareMedia Services, a fundraising consulting company devoted to improving and expanding the ministry of Christian radio and the ministries that use it as an outreach tool.

He has dedicated his life to telling others about Jesus. With a media background, Todd has helped train, coach and host over 1,000 fundraising events for over forty years. Because of this, many radio leaders and stations are now using his methods of Christ-centered fundraising.

Todd is “in his element” when he is behind the mic connecting the need of a ministry with the hearts of listeners. His team has taken their Christ-centered approach to hundreds of radio stations, producing over 3,000 broadcast fundraisers and raising over $1.5 billion for media and non-profit ministries domestically and abroad.

In addition to being a fundraising consultant/talent coach and on-air host, he has published articles for religious radio publications, taught workshops, lead worldwide educational forums and has conducted fundraising schools, tele-seminars and webinars.

Throughout his career, Todd’s mission remains the same: to help Christian radio broadcasters and faith-based organizations expand their ministry to reach more people for Jesus.

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Paul Martin’s passion is bringing the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to more and more people, especially through Christian radio.

Paul began his radio career while still in high school, becoming a lifelong student of our medium. He put his radio skills to work at KCFO-FM in Tulsa (which became an early commercial full-time Christian music station). He moved to Dallas to help start KLTY – twice! – before being called to lead the radio sales division for Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach. Paul returned to Dallas again to start Salem Radio Representatives and, later, managed the Salem Radio Network—all in an effort so more people would grow in their faith.

In 2003, Paul started Advocace to help fund listener-supported radio stations. Today, Advocace’s six consultants train business development and donor development teams to grow income for radio stations, Christian colleges, rescue missions, social service agencies, K-12 Christian schools and others who take the Gospel to people.

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For thirty-five years Tim McDermott has had a passion to see lives impacted through Contemporary Christian Music radio. Tim’s career started with his first full-time job as Music Director at KCFO/Tulsa in 1980. Today, he leads KSBJ/Houston, the largest non-commercial radio station in America for the last 25 years.

Industry service has been a part of Tim’s life. He served nine years on the NCRS Steering Committee, and as its Chair in 2004, started Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB). Tim has also served on the NRB Board and as its Radio Chair, helped bring more Christian music sessions to NRB.

Under Tim’s leadership, KSBJ has won multiple CMB and NRB Radio Station of the Year Awards and CMB’s Rob Gregory Community Impact Award. The station has grown in listenership (from 119,000 to 850,000) and in staffing (11 to 100+). A lot has happened in Tim’s years at the station including the KSBJ Mentoring Program. This program has mentored 38 Christian music stations across the US. For his efforts, NRB presented Tim with its International Strategic Partnership Award in 2009.

Wherever there has been an opportunity to impact lives through Christian music radio, Tim has stepped up and continues to do so.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Ty McFarland & Sterling Tarrant
KSBJ
@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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 lifewithlisawilliams.com.

 

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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!

 

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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.

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Beth Bacall

Beth’s been blessed with the opportunity to work as an on-air personality on many great radio and television stations for over three decades! She started on the air a few years before her now 26 year-old daughter was a glimmer in her heart. Minneapolis, Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, and Atlanta have welcomed her on amazing frequencies like KFRC, KYCY, Jammin 105 (WWPR), WKTU, Star 99.1 (WAWZ) and now The Fish Atlanta (WFSH), where Beth works afternoon drive. Beth molds her coaching strategies to fit each talent’s unique and special personality, knowing it’s a priviledge to be involved in their life.

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Doug Erickson

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 every adult 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. His American clients include one you can hear this week, MIX 92.9

Also uniquely, Doug limits his client list to 8 per year so that each gets virtually unlimited market access. Doug is a former missionary kid, has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 38 years, and has one adult son and a wheaten terrier dog, all of whom currently live in Denver. 

You can learn more about Doug, his philosophy and his clients HERE.

 

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Chuck Finney

Chuck Finney can’t remember a time in his life when radio wasn’t playing either in his head or on a nearby device. His dad was in radio in Cincinnati, so he began loving the whole enterprise as a little kid. Right out of college, he led a station team that began doing radio research.
He spent a lot of time in AC, News/Talk, Sports, Country and even classical radio—but came to Christian radio with Salem’s KLTY in Dallas where, as Program Director, he led a team that brought the station to record audience levels. He also served as National Program Director for Salem’s Fish CCM stations, and they won many awards, including NRB Music Station of the Year, the CMB Major Market Station of the Year and even the NAB Marconi Award for Religious Station of the Year.

Chuck has also served as Chairman of Christian Music Broadcasters and is currently on the Radio Committee of the NRB. Last year, he received the Scott Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from Christian Music Broadcasters. He and his wife Lynda live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and have two wonderful daughters.

 

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Alan Mason

Alan is known for his four decades of involvement in media and organizational leadership.   Currently President of EMF (K-LOVE and Air1), he’s also been a DJ, Program Director, Group Program Director, Vice President, and General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, co-founder of Goodratings Strategic Services and, of course, Change Agent.
 
Driven to help others succeed, he consulted some of the top radio stations in the nation in widely diverse formats in the areas of programming, marketing, research and leadership strategies.  He was on the forefront of emerging formats such as Smooth Jazz, 60’s Oldies, Adult Alternative, Jamin’ Oldies and Christian AC.
 
Alan is an active contributor to the industry and has presented at the National Association of Broadcasters, Radio & Records conferences, the Country Radio Seminar, the National Religious Broadcasters, Radio Ink conferences, the Gospel Music Association, and Christian Music Broadcasters, where he was on the board of directors for two years. He’s published in Radio & Records, Radio Ink, Christian Radio Weekly, All Access and has received several broadcasting awards.
 
Alan says his greatest achievements are his 49-year marriage to his wife Becki, and his two children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His passions include family, genealogy, travel, helping people think clearly about their strategy, tracking major social shifts impacting media and changing culture by helping people understand John 13:34, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” 

 

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Bob Anthony, founder and former President of EMF 

In 1978, after Bob Anthony reached the crest of success in secular radio (93KJH/LA and 610 KFRC/San Fancisco), he got saved and discovered Christian music.  At that point he felt that God had put a vision inside of him for a high quality CCM station that would be strongly committed to a ministry purpose and that could reach the entire country using satellites. 

His first Christian radio conference was in 1980 where he met Brad Burkhart, Jon Rivers, Rick Tarrant and others.  His vision led him to sell everything and start the Educational Media Foundation, which eventually became the K-LOVE. Along the way, Bob consulted several other Christian stations. In 1986 he hired Dick Jenkins to be EMF’s second president and moved to Portland to start Spirit FM.  The Spirit FM team and Bob converted KLRD into the Air1 Radio network to start into the CHR format in 1995. Eventually they merged Air1 and K-LOVE into one ministry under EMF. Bob continued to consult EMF through much of the 90’s and into the 2000’s, acting as National Program Director and Air1 GM.  In 1998, Bob started Gospel Spots using mass media to reach listeners for Christ. He left EMF in 2002 and went into full time work for Gospel Spots.  In 2015 he moved back to his hometown of Spokane, WA where he purchased KOOL 107.1.

With not much more than an idea, faith that God would take care of the details, and an attitude of prayer, Bob Anthony is responsible for creating a national network that has influenced millions of listeners on a daily basis.

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Brant Hansen
Storyteller/Radio Guy

Brant started as a youth pastor and part-time radio newsman in Champaign, Illinois. He then went on to work as a news assistant (before ultimately becoming a morning show host) at KSBJ-Houston.

Since 2003, he’s hosted morning and afternoon shows for both WAY-FM and Air1. In 2014, he launched a new show in order to advance the global medical ministry of CURE International. That show is now syndicated on 200+ stations. 

Brant’s show stresses themes of brokenness, healing, and the grace of God.

He’s also a writer, having written for the Washington Post, CNN.com, US News & World Report, and Relevant, among others. 

He’s written two books for HarperCollins Christian Publishing: Unoffendable, and a second book, Blessed are the Misfits: Great News for Believers Who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something, which arrives in November 2017.

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Allen Henderson
GM, His Radio Network

Allen Henderson started his career in radio in 1972 in southeast Missouri. By 1983, Allen moved to Greenville, South Carolina to accept a position with WLFJ/His Radio, which lead to him becoming Network General Manager seven years later. In addition to his network-wide administrative duties, he programs the His Radio Praise channel. During his time as General Manager the His Radio Network has grown from one station to seventeen full-power stations and forty translators.

For the past twelve years, Allen has helped shape future generations of broadcasters as an adjunct instructor of media at North Greenville University. He has also given back to his community by serving on many local boards and committees, including Habitat for Humanity, St. Francis Hospital System, and Southern Wesleyan University.

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Troy Kriechbaum
President, KVNE & KGLY / Tyler 

Troy is a 30-year Christian broadcast veteran whose passion for CCM music shaped his formative years, leading him to complete a Radio/TV degree at Baylor University.   

Troy’s experience includes 17 years at KCBI in Dallas where he served as Marketing & Promotions Director, helping the team win an NRB Station of the Year Award.  At KCBI his & Promotions Director, helping the team win an NRB Station of the Year Award.  At KCBI his experience covered all facets of the station, including programming, development, marketing, public relations and community outreach. 

Since 2008, Troy has served as President/CEO of 89.5 KVNE and 91.3 KGLY in Tyler.  Under Troy’s leadership, KVNE has won multiple awards: Station of the Year awards from CMB (2010, 2012, 2015) and NRB (2011, 2013, 2016) as well as CMB’s Rob Gregory Community Service Award in 2016.  

During Troy’s tenure the Lord has enabled them to complete over $3.5 Million in capital improvements, including a new broadcast facility, two broadcast towers and a 36’ two-sided digital billboard.  

In the past 9 years, there has been a 282% increase in donors actively supporting the ministry as well as tremendous audience ratings growth, earning KVNE the position of #1 station in East Texas with Persons 12+, and achieving a 7.8 Share (Nielsen).  

Troy has also served on the CMB Board of Directors, the NRB Radio Advisory Committee and the Southwest NRB Board.

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Johnny & Stacey Stone
Afternoons, WGTS 91.9 / Washington, DC 

From Chicago, to New York to the Family Life Radio Network to Washington DC, Johnny & Stacey Stone have not only grown Christian music radio listenership in each market, they have mentored team members, served their communities with heart, and through their influence they have raised the bar of excellence for all in CCM. 

Johnny’s career began at age 8 when he declared that he was going to be “the voice on the radio.” Now with over 42 years of radio career behind him, he seems to have realized that dream. Stacey walked into a studio for an internship and never left. God’s plan for their marriage and careers was more than they could have ever expected or planned themselves.  

In 2000, God decided that they should take what they had learned in their secular radio careers and grow a few stations for Him. Johnny and Stacey were the first morning show on WZFS, The Fish Chicago. From there they spent almost nine years at STAR 99.1 in the New York metro area, where the station thrived in community service and ratings through their leadership. Four years were spent at Family Life Radio network.

Now they find themselves serving at WGTS 91.9 beside the most incredible staff that includes college students from Washington Adventist University in a program called Service Gateway.  

Johnny and Stacey smile when they realize that they have sent as many interns to serve in the mission field abroad as they have to work in radio itself. Seeing someone, who is searching for their purpose in life, find their own path because they have spent time learning from them is one of their greatest joys.

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Beth Bacall
WFSH, The Fish Atlanta

Beth Bacall thrives off all the assignments God blesses her with.  A true public servant, she says “yes” to every opportunity she can to keep His Light shining. God’s orchestration through Beth’s Fish Afternoons show on 104.7 The Fish, has allowed an outpouring of blessings that unfold at a moment’s notice. On any given day, a button push and a couple phone calls will lead to answered prayers. 

One family was able to get a treasured wedding ring back after having to sell it to pay the bills. A single mom of two was given the refrigerator she desperately needed. Hundreds of free prom and wedding dresses and tuxedos have been gifted to those who couldn’t afford them. Over 75,000 valentines have been collected for the ill and injured kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. An Atlanta police officer was shot 7 times, yet his insurance wouldn’t cover an electric wheelchair. By the end of Beth’s show this man had a robo-wheel chair, a scooter, van lift, crutches an offer for complimentary physical therapy and $300 in gas cards, all delivered the next day.  During the Fish Christmas Wish, 1,200 wishes were granted with a value of approximately $500,000. One of these wishes included a deployed soldier who was gifted a visit to his family right before Christmas. 

http://www.thefishatlanta.com/personalities/beth-bacall/

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K-LOVE

K-LOVE’s San Antonio station, KZLV conducted a “Share the Love” campaign to engage listeners in thanking and assisting those who serve in their community, as well as increase their own levels of service. The campaign activated hundreds of volunteers for numerous organizations including the San Antonio’s Parks Department, St. PJ’s Children’s Home, Haven for Hope homeless shelter, and many others. The station helped provide 2,000 families with packs containing enough food to feed a family of four for a week. 

The K-LOVE Crisis Response Care program was developed to support first responders and assist with their emotional needs. The program includes critical incident stress management training for first responders and community volunteers. KZLV further served their community during their random acts of appreciation and gratitude campaign in February, which included a single-mom home makeover as part of the effort.

http://www.klove.com/

 

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KTIS

KTIS’ vision is for everyone in the Twin Cities to experience God’s love through KTIS or through a KTIS audience member.

KTIS has established three Anchor Initiatives that are key to reaching the KTIS vision:

Drive-Thru-Difference is 10 years running and more impactful than ever with creative listeners: Brian was having financial hardships on one particular weekend and on Monday when he was at work someone put an envelope on his chair with $300 and a Drive-Thru-Difference note. KTIS is also participating by sending a year’s worth of Drive-Thru-Difference cards with a surprise gift card from a KTIS sponsor to listeners who request them. Once a month they surprise a different community by paying for their morning coffee at the drive-thru.

PrayerWorks was developed by KTIS 7 years ago and remains strong today.  339,552 prayers have been submitted and 4,662,044 prayers prayed.  KTIS also has a PrayerWorks app that makes this service even more accessible.

Hands & Feet encourages others to share God’s love with acts of service. KTIS uses a singular focus through the Power of Many and the Power of One. The Power of Many enables the audience to contribute time, talents and items to those in need through various group outreach projects. The Power of One centers around the Hands & Feet app and is a unique tool for everyday impact. Users choose from 3 kind act ideas a day, track their progress and see how many others have done the same. 197,157 kind acts have been done around the Twin Cities and beyond, including Africa.

http://myktis.com/cmb-community-service-award/

 

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WCSG

WCSG is known as being more than family friendly.  Listeners actively engage with the station as a major influence of positive change in West Michigan and in 2017, their community selected WCSG as Grand Rapids’ Best Radio Station. WCSG has completed its third year of “WCSG Hometown Hero” service awards, honoring every day people who go above and beyond as “unsung heroes.” WCSG also coordinated the collection of tens of thousands of non-perishable food items and diapers in two separate drives.  Donations were dropped off at various centers throughout West Michigan.

Last summer, WCSG took listeners to northern India to serve 80+ orphans in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. In the fall, WCSG collected more than 50,000 pairs of socks and underwear for children in Grand Rapids. The station arranged donation sites and distribution to public schools and refugee programs in the greater Grand Rapids area.  And this past winter, WCSG walked with two families through WCSG’s Family Financial Focus. Over a period of several weeks, the station arranged for counsel and followed the two families with on-air segments on the start of their journey to financial wellness.

WCSG is making a positive difference and being a leading, positive influence in West Michigan for the sake of the Gospel.

http://wcsg.org/

 

 

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WGTS

For 60 years, WGTS has served Washington, D.C. and has impacted the Nation’s Capitol in many ways, such as ministry at the inauguration, working with the White House and praying over our country’s leaders. As part of the station’s 60th anniversary celebration, WGTS added a community service element titled the “Hands and Heart Initiative.” This program allows the listeners and staff to become involved in making someone else’s life better. In January the “Hands and Heart” project took the WGTS team and volunteers to the Central Union Mission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. They served the homeless men by scrubbing their rooms from top to bottom, praying with them and feeding them lunch.

Also, attendees at the WGTS Tyson Corner Concert with Colton Dixon brought backpacks and countless school supplies which the Salvation Army gave to disadvantaged kids.  At WGTSfest, volunteers packed 10,000 meals for children in Haiti. Every year the WGTS staff uses their staff Christmas party to assemble teddy bears for children at Shady Grove Adventist Medical Center.   

WGTS Service Gateway was created to provide the highest level of community service possible in a Christian radio setting. Service Gateway members are students at Washington Adventist University who are empowered and trained to meet the needs of WGTS guests and listeners. They staff events and attend community service projects, serving alongside the staff and listeners. They listen and pray with listeners whether on the phone, online or at events. This prepares them for future work experience in ministry or secular work environments while teaching them how to work in a team environment that is focused on the customer.

Overall, community service has been vital to WGTS’ service to God and Washington, D.C. over the past 60 years and for many, many more years to come.

http://wgts.org/

 

 

 

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Gary Haugen  •  @garyhaugen

Gary Haugen is CEO and founder of International Justice Mission.

Before founding IJM in 1997, Gary was a human rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focused on crimes of police misconduct.  In 1994, he served as the Director of the United Nations’ investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. In this role, he led an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensics experts to gather evidence that would eventually be used to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice. Gary received a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Gary has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero” – the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to protect the poor from violence has been featured by Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, the New Yorker, The Times of India, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, the Guardian and National Public Radio, among many other outlets.  He is the author of several books, including Good News About Injustice (Intervarsity Press) and, most recently, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence (Oxford University Press)Gary was invited to share the themes of The Locust Effect at the annual TED Conference in a talk entitled: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now.

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