Chicago Momentum Summits 2017

The 2017 Chicago Momentum Summits are in the history books and we want to say thanks to everyone who joined us! Stay tuned for more info on our 2018 Momentum Summits!

    “I am still soaking in the wisdom shared at the Chicago CMB Summit. I learned that when I tell a story on-air, I should put the best part of the story at the beginning.  And when I’m unsure about how to talk about Jesus on-the-air, if I can imagine sitting at Starbucks with a skeptic in front of me and a legalistic person to my right, I’ll have an easier time choosing the right words. And finally, if I can do these things while being unafraid to show my foibles and missteps, people will fall in love with Jesus all the more! That’s astounding!” Lisa Barry, KTIS

    “I enjoyed presenting, but more so, I profited from the ensuing discussions. We’re all learning. None of us has this thing figured out. So it was encouraging to be with others who are daily trying to walk this radio thing out, to introduce people to a God who loves them. That’s so helpful to me.” Brant Hansen, CURE International

    The CMB summits make me a better broadcaster, all so that I can create better programming that has a sole purpose:  introduce others to Christ in a real and appealing way.” Sterling Tarrant, KSBJ

    “I came back from the CMB Production Summit refreshed and energized! I have a ton of new ideas about creative copy writing, production tips and a better appreciation for the PD/Producer relationship that is so important in any Christian station. This was such a valuable time!” Dan Young, SOS Radio Network

    “To have the privilege of engaging with our collective CCM radio producer faction, exchanging ideals, practice and inspiration and seeing the broader vision of what we are a part of, is immeasurably valuable and worth the investment! Couldn’t be more thankful for the CMB team for facilitating community, conversation and collaboration to further the mission of CCM radio!” Kris Byerly, The JOY FM Network

    “Thank you to CMB for allowing me to help some of the brightest in Production share their vision and talents to help build stronger audio brands. Having now attended three CMB regional summits, I highly encourage all members to make the regional events a part of their annual calendar.” Rick Hall, Star 99.1

    “As broadcasters, we empty ourselves out on the air every day and over those two days…from the speakers, to the convos with friends who get the struggles…I felt like I was filled back up. So needed!!!” Mandy Young, Air1 Network

    “Being with my peers is so soul filling. It blows my mind how much encouragement flows between all of us because we get each other.  Big love and respect to the whole CMB team for their professionalism and care for our precious industry.” Lisa Williams, Life with Lisa Williams

    “The CMB Talent Summit was a valuable sharing experience for talent, programmers, and corporate people. The sessions were informative, entertaining, and well organized. I hope it’s the first of many to come!” Randy Lane, The Randy Lane Company

    “The on air and production summits were premier events. After the last production summit in 2014, I came back to WBGL and produced some of the best work I’d ever done. I was challenged in that space in Dallas. Three years later, in Chicago, I learned from on air peers who have reached close to the pinnacle of awesomeness. I met new production director friends who are doing what I’m doing, and they have no clue how much they’ve challenged me to strive to be better. I’ve stolen ideas that I’m not even fully aware of yet. I began to understand even more how I’m a part of something way bigger than myself. I’m a part of a tribe called Christian radio. That’s really something.” Jason Rackow, WBGL




    Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

    We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

    How’s that working out for you? 

    What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

    Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.