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What are you looking for?

CMB University is a two-day event for students who are passionate about Christian music. Learn how you can take your love for music, plus your talents, and use them to give more platform to the gospel message, so that more people, in more places, are reached for Jesus.

Join your peers and build valuable relationships with industry experts so you can jumpstart your career in broadcasting. Engage in interactive workshops that dive deep into various aspects of radio like music, on-air, social media, marketing and more…we have a seat waiting for you.

Registration is now closed, please let us know if you have any questions.


Event Details

Only $60!

What’s Included?
Educational Sessions
Lunch & Dinner on Saturday
Lunch on Sunday

*Registration is open for any college student aged 18 – 24.

*The last day to register is Friday, October 27. NO walk-up registration will be accepted at any CMB event.

Drury Plaza Hotel – Nashville Franklin

1874 West McEwen Dr.
Franklin, TN  37957
The CMB room block has expired. Call 615.771.6778 for availability or email


We have a discounted room rate for you in the CMB room block. The hotel block cutoff date is Wednesday, October 18. Be sure to take advantage of their free hot breakfast that is served daily from 7 – 10am. 

Saturday, November 11

8:30 – 9a • Check-in
9a – 12p • Morning Sessions
12 – 1p • Lunch
1 – 6p • Afternoon Sessions
6 – 9p • Dinner & Evening Event


Sunday, November 12

8:30 – 9a • Check-in
9a – 12p • Morning Sessions
12 – 1p • Lunch
1 – 3p • Afternoon Sessions

Suggested Arrival/Departure:

You will need to make arrangements to/from the airport and the venue/hotel. Plan your travel to arrive Friday evening, so you’re ready on Saturday at 8:30a when CMBU check-in opens. We will wrap things up on Sunday by 3:00p. 


Airport: Nashville International Airport (BNA) • From the airport to the host hotel/venue, it’s approximately a 30-minute drive.
Uber / Lyft: Taking an Uber or Lyft from the airport to the host hotel will be about $40-$50 ride, one-way. 

*Prices subject to change



Carl Bliss

Northwestern Media

Zach Boehm

Hope Media Group

Erin Branham

Brighter Media Group / WRBS

Rob Dempsey

HIS Radio

Brian Dishon

Prime Dialogue

Kaylee Farrar

Hope Media Group

Natalie Grant

Curb | Word Recording Artist

Suzanne Happs

Northwestern Media

Amanda Henry


Jeremy Henry


Sarah Kroger

Integrity Music Recording Artist

Jeremy Louis


Jordan Smith

K-LOVE & Air1

Dave St. John

98.5 KTIS

Todd Stach

Beyond 615

Stacey Stone

WGTS 91.9

Jake Townsend

Hope Media Group

Charles Van Dyke

Provident Entertainment

Mandy Young

K-LOVE & Air1

CMBU was an incredible opportunity to persue Christ, pursue my craft, and meet professionals in the industry who encouraged me in my love for Radio.

Aaron Trost
<Student, University of Northwestern St. Paul>

What an amazing honor to mentor the next generation of Christian Radio professionals! We’re not just asking the question of where are they coming from. We are doing something about it!

Josh Villa
<Station Manager, WCRF>

I soaked up every last drop of information from the amazing speakers and gained so much insight on the industry of radio and broadcasting! CMBU welcomed each and every one of us students, encouraged our dreams and goals, and gave us vital guidance for where we want to go in the industry.

Caislyn Hummel
<Student, Olivet Nazarene University>

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my registration include?

Your two day registration includes morning and afternoon educational sessions, lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.

What can I expect at CMBU?

Two days with your peers along with top industry professionals for educational opportunities, mentorships, networking, collaboration, panel discussions, Q&A and more!

Do I need to be enrolled in college to attend?

No. You must be between the ages of 18 – 24 and have a passion for Christian music.

What is the attire?

Attire at CMBU is casual. The hotel may be a bit cool, so bring a jacket just in case you need an extra layer.

When is the last day to register?

Friday, October 27.

Can I get a refund or exchange?

All refund requests received in writing by October 27, 2023 will be honored. A $20 cancellation fee will apply to each registration refund. The total refund applied will be LESS credit card/service fees and a $20 cancellation fee. After October 27, NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE.




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

Speakers & artists are subject to change. 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.