Nashville Momentum Summits 2017

The 2017 Nashville Momentum Summits are in the history books as CMB’s highest attended Momentum Summits to date. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Stay tuned for more info on our upcoming Chicago Momentum Summits in April, where we will dive into On-Air & Production topics!

“As an audience engagement specialist and member of our station’s leadership team, it’s important for me to be up to date on all aspects of our Media Ministry, including current trends and tried and true approaches that never get old. That’s why I was so excited about attending the Programming and Millennial Summits. The inspiration was endless! Speakers provided me with insights and knowledge that I couldn’t have gained anywhere else! I can’t wait to share my pages and pages of notes with my radio team and see where God takes us!  And I can’t forget about all of the opportunities to connect with the best in this business. THIS is PRICELESS!” Marianne Milano, KTIS


“The level of content of the speakers at the Nashville Momentum Summits was fantastic. Getting a look behind the scenes at song writing, from the songwriter panel was my favorite part. And I really enjoyed the performances. Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Stars Go Dim, Carrollton, David Dunn, and newcomers like Iron Bell and Jasmine Murray…can’t beat it!” Kenny Robinson, The Journey FM 

“The Nashville Momentum Summit was a great gathering of talented people and fresh ideas! Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. I would highly recommend catching one of these any time you are ready to collaborate with some new people!” Barbara Bridges, Mix 92.9

“It was a pleasure to speak at the CMB Nashville Summit about inspiring our current millennial generation. It was refreshing to see how many people are eager to continue to grow themselves and their stations. I’m thankful for the CMB team and their hard work to bring valuable education to our industry” BJ O’Neal, WAY-FM 

”I’ve been to Momentum for years, but this was my first CMB Summit event. It made me wish I would have started doing this years ago! Speakers are on-par with Momentum, but the Summit lets you dig deeper into their specific themes. Definitely worth it.” Matt Pelishek, KAXL

“CMB Summit was not only valuable to my programming skills, but the speakers gave fresh insight about the next generation of listeners” Howie Nunnelly, 105.3 New Life Radio


“The CMB Summit was the ideal setting to share our message with Christian radio leaders. The CMB staff was amazing to work with and went above and beyond to integrate our ministry into the event. Highly recommend.” Paul Goldsmith, CURE

“Thanks to CMB for inviting me to share some concepts that can help Christian radio stations create more passionate and loyal fans. Our time in Nashville was packed with great music, new insights and perspectives, and brainstorming. I recommend upcoming CMB regional summits to anyone who wants to improve their skills.” John Frost, Good Ratings

“To see the passion that the attendees and the speakers at the CMB Momentum Summit had was truly inspiring. Not only their passion for their faith, but more significantly, their passion for doing great radio in a meaningful and effective manner that speaks to everyone and helps change the perceptions many people have of what Christian radio is.” Michael La Crosse, iHeartMedia 

“I’m grateful for CMB’s vision to help equip today’s Christian music stations to expand their reach and influence… and I’m grateful to have been a small part of that.” Rick Dunham, Dunham+Company & ShareMedia

Special thanks to LuAnn Schafer for her awesome photography!

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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.