Registration for the Chicago Momentum Summits is now closed.
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PRODUCTION MOMENTUM SUMMIT // Fri., April 28th // 8:30a – 5:00p
Your listeners hear this more than just about every other element on your radio station…production. Commercials, business underwriting spots, station promos and imaging are second only to music when it comes to on-air inventory. Spend the day learning about how to get the best in listener audio, how to get you and your Program Director on the same page, and on-the-spot feedback on your own produced pieces. Whether you’re a contract producer or directing the department, you’ll gain valuable insight from industry leaders and colleagues.
SESSION & SPEAKER INFO
(click the names for more info on each speaker!)
Production Skee Ball – How To Aim For the Best Message • Ty McFarland & Sterling Tarrant – KSBJ
Production often feels like a big ol’ Skee Ball game. There is a center circle that you’re always aiming for, and that is a great message that connects with high returns. Unfortunately, most throws only land in the 10-point gutter.
We understand. It happens to the chronically understaffed and overworked in Christian radio. How about a checklist to help you say “yes, this is production that hits the target?” Ty and Sterling will help you create that for your station.
You’ll have a tool to help you share a vision for better messages on air. Ty and Sterling will also share the struggles they’ve gone through getting KSBJ staff on the same page about messaging. Whether you’re a DJ, a Production Director, a Program Director (or all three) after the presentation, you’ll have a tool you can use to hit the center circle more consistently, and you’ll be better able to define your station’s personality.
4 Things That Make Station Promos Sizzle • Matt Stockman – Director of Programming, CRISTA Media (KCMS, KFMK, KWPZ, KCIS, Pure Music Radio, Sky Country Radio)
Station promos can be an opportunity to inspire and engage your listener, if they’re written and produced well. I’ll share 4 things that I think all excellent station promos should have, and we’ll listen together to some of your station promos, to evaluate how clear and engaging they are, and how they could be even more impactful!
Your Story, Her Voice: Captivating Listener Audio • Dan Young – Afternoon Show Host/Music & Creative Services Director, SOS Radio
When a listener’s story is expertly shaped and framed by a master storyteller such as yourself, your ministry’s impact is on display, and God gets the glory. In this session, we’ll talk about the best questions to ask, and the best times to ask them. Then, we’ll take raw audio and sculpt it into a powerful story of a changed life.
We have some extraordinary things taking place during the Momentum Summits and the fun continues into the evenings as well. Invitations will be sent to registered Summit attendees. Wednesday, April 26 we will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:30pm to be transported to the Punch Bowl Social. Perhaps you want to bowl with industry favorite, Matt Hammitt? Play giant Jenga with newcomers Kristene Dimarco and Tori Harper? Great fun and music awaits for us at the Punch Bowl Social, sponsored by Bethel Music, Full Circle Music and Showdown Management.
Then on Thursday, April 27th Word Entertainment has a great evening event planned as well! They will whisk us away immediately after the On-Air Summit to head over to dinner at Granite City. Let the networking continue with new and old friends over a yummy dinner!
Gold Member – Free to one or all Summits // Please register your free admission.
Silver Member – $109 for 1 day Summit OR $199 for 2 day Summit Bundle
Non Member – $159 for 1 day Summit OR $279 for a 2 day Summit Bundle
Momentum Summits include light breakfast and full lunch on the day(s) registered as well as Wednesday and Thursday evening entertainment for attendees.
*NO walk up registration will be accepted at any CMB event. CLICK HERE for more information about CMB membership levels, benefits & pricing.
Harvest Bible Chapel
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago – Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall
Airport – O’Hare International Airport
Ground Transportation – You will need to make arrangements to/from the airport and the event location
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.