CMB Industry Achievement Award

Presented to a Christian Broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian Music Radio.

2019 Award Recipient

Chris Lemke  •  Executive Director, WCSG

Past Winners

  • 2018 Paul Martin
  • 2017 Bob Anthony
  • 2016 Chris Hauser
  • 2015 Chuck Finney
  • 2014 Frank Reed
  • 2013 Mike Novak
  • 2012 Dean O’Neal
  • 2011 Ben Birdsong
  • 2010 Bob Thornton
  • 2009 Grant Hubbard
  • 2008 Bob Augsburg
  • 2007 Alan Mason
  • 2006 Lloyd Parker
  • 2005 Jon Hull
  • 2004 John Frost
  • 2003 Jon Rivers
  • 2002 Wayne Pederson
  • 2001 Keith Whipple
  • 2000 Joe Battaglia
  • 1999 Brad Burkhart
  • 1998 Rob Gregory

Andrea Kleid is a 20-year music industry veteran with a passion to help people grow. She started her career working in Christian radio at WNLT/Cincinnati. She then moved to WAY-FM in West Palm Beach, followed by The JOY FM in Tampa/Sarasota. In 2004, Andrea moved to Nashville to begin her career path in radio promotion at what is now Capital CMG. In 2008, she became the VP of Promotion at Word Label Group and led one of the most successful and influential radio promotion teams in the Christian music industry. Kleid developed a reputation for launching artists and growing their careers using her signature brand of honesty, laser sharp insight and unstoppable passion, but most importantly, by focusing on relationships. She employs the Enneagram as a catalyst for growth for artists, industry, and radio teams. In 2017, Kleid launched her own company, Boxer Poet, as a service to the music and radio industry, and in 2019 she partnered with two colleagues to create Co-Lab Management, representing I AM THEY and Blanca.

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Allen Henderson started his career in radio in 1972 at KYMO in southeast Missouri. After graduating from college in 1979 in Springfield, MO, Allen moved to Greenville, SC, in 1983 to accept a position with WLFJ/His Radio, where he has worked for 37 years—30 of those years as Network General Manager. In addition to his network-wide administrative duties, he programs the His Radio Praise channel. During Henderson’s time as General Manager, the His Radio Network has grown from one station in Greenville, SC, to twenty full-power stations and forty translators across the Carolinas and Georgia. For twelve years, Henderson 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, the St. Francis Hospital System, and Southern Wesleyan University.

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Todd Isberner, the Founder/President Emeritus 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, is a 44-year veteran of the Christian music industry who has dedicated his life to telling others about Jesus. Utilizing his media background, Isberner has personally helped train, coach and host over 1,500 fundraising events since launching ShareMedia Services in 1976. Because of this, many radio leaders and stations are now using his methods of Christ-centered fundraising. His teams have 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 2015, ShareMedia was merged with Dunham+Company, a fundraising agency based in Dallas, TX. Throughout his career, Isberner’s mission remained the same: to help Christian radio and faith-based organizations expand their ministry to reach more people for Jesus. Now retired from fundraising, he draws from his years of experience in training, consulting and coaching, and invests his time mentoring men along their journey of faith.

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Jeff Moseley, a 39-year veteran of Christian music, owns Fair Trade Services, the largest independent Christian/Gospel music company, currently home to artists such as MercyMe, Newsboys, Phil Wickham, Anthony Brown, and Maranda Curtis. Moseley has also led companies with artists such as Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and many others. Cumulatively, Moseley’s artists have sold more than 150 million records and garnered numerous accolades, including Number One albums and singles, and multiple Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications. An Oklahoma native, Moseley attended Baylor University and served as president at Reunion Records, Benson Records, and Star Song Records before starting Fair Trade Services (then INO Records) in 1999.

Moseley has also served as president of the Gospel Music Association, the Christian Music Trade Association, and on the board of various philanthropic and educational endeavors. He is also owner of Fair Trade Music Publishing, which has had numerous Writers of the Year, and is an investor in faith-based films through his company, Fair Trade Films.

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Peter York has enjoyed a 50-year career in the music business, including 37 years dedicated to developing Capitol’s Christian music artists and label properties. He has devoted his considerable talents to the leadership of artists and the A&R process, including signing and/or developing artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, Amy Grant, and Hillsong United, among many others. York leads the Capitol Christian Music Group, consisting of the following label imprints: Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong Music, Motown Gospel, Worship Together, and Capitol Christian Music Publishing. Under his leadership, Capitol Christian Music Group has achieved incredible success, including more than 120 Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum records, more than 30 Grammy Awards, and nearly 200 Dove Awards. Capitol Christian Music Group is consistently named Billboard and R&R Magazine’stop Contemporary Christian label of the year, and is the market leader in the category. York has announced his retirement from CCMG effective April 2020.

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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.

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