Christian Music Broadcasters’ premiere event, Momentum, is a 4-day conference packed with applicable best practices, actionable advice and multiple networking opportunities. Momentum represents radio and record industry professionals dedicated to the success of Christian music broadcasting. Since Momentum’s inception in 2009, it has attracted hundreds of industry leaders representing 30+ million weekly listeners. This is the only conference devoted solely to Christian music broadcasting, showcasing radio’s favorite artists and equipping our attendees for excellence in radio. It is a memorable experience!

This year at Momentum, we’ll get real…from the Inside Out.

What goes out on your airwaves is a reflection of what takes place in your hallways – and that culture starts with you. From the inside of your building to the outside community, we believe that being authentic creates unity. When you have an engaged and equipped team, shared values and strong leadership, you can’t help but have a positive effect on the world around you.

If you need to remember your own calling, inspire your team towards collaboration, or get fresh ideas to connect with your listeners, join us at Momentum 2017.  No matter your role, you’ll walk away inspired, from the inside out.


• 2017 Gold Member – *Included with $1029 Gold membership Purchase // Please register your free admission.

• 2017 Silver Member – $589

• NON-Member – $775

• Spouse/Child 12+ – $389

• International Attendee – $389 *includes Silver Membership with Momentum registration

• Full Time College Student – $169

College Professor with CMB Scholarship – $169  •  Click here to apply for the Carl Fletcher Scholarship.

• ONE DAY ONLY – $299

Full Momentum Registration includes the following: Meals from Wednesday night through brunch on Saturday, along with all sessions and one ticket to Friday’s Rock the Universe at Universal Studios Florida™ (must attend Acoustic Café to receive your ticket).

*Please note: the cutoff for registration is August 25th. No walk up registrations will be accepted. 

To learn more about CMB Memberships, click here. To learn more about our CMB Scholarship program, click here.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando™

6300 Hollywood Way • Orlando, FL 32819 • (407) 503-3000

$170/night + tax  •  Reservation cutoff date: August 6, 2017.

Click Here to Book Now!  •  FREE parking onsite for Momentum attendees staying at the hotel.

Suggested Arrival/Departure:  Make travel plans to be on-site by Wednesday, September 6th by 1:00pm to get checked in and start networking. We suggest you book your return flight after 3pm on Saturday, September 9th to make sure you get the most out of your Momentum experience. You don’t want to miss anything! 


Airport:  Orlando International Airport (MCO)


Ground Transportation:  There are a few ground transportation options to/from the airport and the host hotel. They all range in pricing and travel time.


Shuttle:  Mears Transportation offers a shared-ride airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport to Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Tickets are available at the Mears Transportation counters located inside the baggage claim area on level two, as well as on level one where the shuttle departs for Loews Royal Pacific Resort every 30 – 40 minutes. Reservations are not required.

          • One-way fare: $20 adult or $15 child (ages 3 – 9)

          • Round-trip fare: $32 adult or $24 child (ages 3 – 9)

Mears Transportation also offers a direct service airport shuttle from Loews Royal Pacific Resort to Orlando International Airport. Travel time is approximately one hour. Reservations are required. Visit or call the concierge at 407.503.3200 at least 24 hours prior to departure.


Taxi: Taxis are on standby at Orlando International Airport, offering service to and from Loews Royal Pacific Resort for an approximate fare of $55 each way, depending on traffic conditions. Standard taxis can accommodate up to four people. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.


Uber: In Orlando, Uber only allows UberSELECT from the airport (which is about a $50-$60 ride, one-way).

What does the move to Universal Studios Florida™ mean?

 It means more room for growth and an opportunity to serve our attendees in a more significant way.

Will the dates change?

Nope! Momentum will remain the week of Labor Day, September 6-9, 2017.

What all is included in my Momentum 2017 full registration?

Meals from Wednesday night through brunch on Saturday are included, along with all educational sessions, music performances and one ticket to Friday’s Rock the Universe at Universal Studios Florida (must attend Acoustic Café to receive your ticket)!

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer CMB Member, Spouse/Child 12+, Student and International discounts. Click here for pricing and details.

Does my wife or child need a ticket? Can they eat with me at the meals if they aren’t registered?

We do have a conference Spouse/Child 12+ rate available. If you would like to purchase just a meal ticket for any additional guests, the cost is $65 per meal. Click here for pricing and details Please note: Extra meal tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available for purchase during the conference.

Do I need a ticket for session admission or for meals?

No. Your registration badge is your ticket. You must have your badge on at all times in order to get access to the sessions or meals.

Are there any food options for those that have special dietary needs?

Yes. Please make sure to let us know about your needs when you complete your Momentum registration form. You can also email us to let us know about your specific needs.

Where do I book my hotel and can I book it now?

Reservations can be made by calling the Group Call-In Center Toll Free: 1.866.360.7395 or by going here: The CMB discounted rate for hotel reservations ends August 4, 2017.

What is the best way to get from the airport to the hotel?

Shuttle: Mears Transportation offers a shared-ride airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport to Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Tickets are available at the Mears Transportation counters located inside the baggage claim area on level two, as well as on level one where the shuttle departs for Loews Royal Pacific Resort every 30 – 40 minutes. Reservations are not required. 

  • One-way fare: $20 adult or $15 child (ages 3 – 9) // Round-trip fare: $32 adult or $24 child (ages 3 – 9)
  • Mears Transportation also offers a direct service airport shuttle from Loews Royal Pacific Resort™ to Orlando International Airport. Travel time is approximately one hour. Reservations are required. Visit or call the concierge at 407.503.3200 at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Taxi: Taxis are on standby at Orlando International Airport, offering service to and from Loews Royal Pacific Resort for an approximate fare of $55 each way, depending on traffic conditions. Standard taxis can accommodate up to four people. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes. Uber: In Orlando, Uber only allows UberSELECT from the airport (which is about a $50-$60 ride, one-way).

What time do doors open? When will I be able to check in?

Momentum 2017 check in will begin Wednesday, September 6th at 1pm at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal. The registration desk will be open every day of the conference. The conference kicks off with the Momentum Welcome & 101 that starts at 3pm followed by the CMB Town Hall Meeting at 4pm.

Where is a schedule of events?

A full schedule (including details on educational sessions, artist performances, and networking activities and events) will be released closer to the event. Make travel plans to be on-site by Wednesday, September 6th by 1pm to get checked in and start networking! We will wrap things up by noon on Saturday, September 9th.

Will we be able to get liners or interviews from artists?

Please contact your record label rep to request and schedule artist liners or interviews.

Will there be things for my family to do?

Absolutely! Universal offers many options for families. Take a look here: They can even participate during Momentum by purchasing a Spouse/Child ticket. Or they can join in during special Momentum events like the Women in Radio Party that is for any ladies connected to radio and the Momentum 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk that Saturday. Please contact us to find out pricing, details and what works best for you and your family.

This is my first time, how do I know where to go and what to do?

CMB hosts an All Things Momentum webinar on July 12th with detailed information about the conference to help you get the most out of your experience. You will also want to make sure to attend the session during the conference, Momentum Welcome & 101, at 3pm on Wednesday, September 6th. Additionally, CMB partners each first timer with another radio professional who can be your Momentum Guide. This is done prior to Momentum by going here:

Are we still going to Night of Joy on Friday night even though we are now at Universal Studios Florida™?

This year we will be going to Rock the Universe at Universal Studios Florida instead! It’s the same concept – take part in amazing attractions while your favorite Christian music artists perform on stages throughout Universal Studios Florida™.

When will we get our Rock the Universe™ at Universal Studios Florida™ tickets?

Rock the Universe at Universal Studios Florida tickets will be distributed after the Acoustic Cafe on Friday afternoon. You MUST be present at the Acoustic Cafe to receive your tickets.

Can I purchase Rock the Universe™ through CMB?

For more information on Rock the Universe™ tickets, please contact

Will we receive Express Passes™ (formally known as fast passes) for Rock The Universe™ at Universal Studios Florida™ on Friday?

Yes! You will get your Express Pass before the Acoustic Café begins on Friday afternoon. You must be there before 5:00pm in order to get your pass! This is a special pass just for Momentum Full Registration attendees that allows you to skip the regular lines and maximize your time at the park!

What time does Rock The Universe™ at Universal Studios Florida™ close on Friday?

The park closes at 1am during RTU.

How can I participate in the Momentum 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk?

The cost is $10 for Momentum 2017 attendees and $35 for friends and family.  The run/walk will be on Saturday, September 9th and we are excited to announce that the course will go through Universal Studios Florida™.

What does the discounted Momentum attendee rate of $10 for the 5K cover?

This covers admission to the 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, shirt and medal.

Can I get a refund or exchange?

Refund requests received in writing by 5pm on August 11th will be honored minus the processing fees and a cancelation fee of $50. After August 11th, no refunds will be given. However, any person unable to attend or use their existing registration may contact us to request a possible registration transfer to someone else within their organization only (transfer fee of $40 per registration). If the registrant wishes to ‘sell’ their registration to someone all information must be transferred and made known to

CMB is honored to have PAR as our partner in providing Momentum 2017 full registration attendees a ticket to Rock the Universe™ at Universal Studios Florida™ on Friday night, Sept. 8th. This replaces the Night of Joy tickets we have provided in previous years. Attendees MUST be present at the Acoustic Cafe in order to receive the tickets which will be distributed at the conclusion of the Acoustic Cafe. You will also receive an Express Pass™ before the Acoustic Cafe when you arrive at the Acoustic Cafe before 5:00pm that Friday evening. This is a special pass that allows you to skip the regular lines and maximize your time at the park!

"Momentum sets the standard of excellence for a conference. I speak all over the world, and this event is by far one of the best organized & produced." Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media


Join us on Saturday morning, September 9th for CMB’s Annual Momentum 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk. We are excited to announce that the course this year will go through Universal Studios! Learn more about this special opportunity to participate with some of your favorite Christian music artists!


Christian Music Broadcasters is proud to once again offer exclusive talent-coaching sessions at Momentum 2017! The Aircheck Clinic will offer talent feedback and coaching techniques to both On-Air Hosts and Program Directors. Sign up today!


CMB’s mission is to encourage, engage and equip our attendees. We place a high value on this mission. There are leaders in our industry that want to invest in others by being a “mentor” or “guide” at Momentum.  If you are new to Momentum, a college student or just want to get to know others by having CMB pair you up with a Momentum Guide please sign up now!  

If you are interested in partnering with us in reaching radio’s decision makers, let us know!

CMB’s mission is rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ and our desire to equip Christian music broadcasters.  We acknowledge that all sponsors, speakers and event partners may not affirm our statement of faith.  However, we believe that their participation will strengthen CMB’s overall mission and Kingdom objectives.

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.

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