What is CMB?
Christian Music Broadcasters was started in 2002 by a group of 70 industry professionals who wanted to focus primarily on Christian music radio. The purpose has always been to increase the awareness and influence of music-driven Christian radio. Today, CMB recognizes that in a world that’s increasingly looking for more, it’s time to amplify what they’re searching for. And that’s by giving radio professionals the visibility in today’s saturated markets to be seen and heard more, through industry thought leadership and resources that are designed to equip you for greater impact across all multimedia platforms. When that happens, it’s giving more platform to the Gospel message. So that more people, in more places, are reached for Jesus. For CMB, that’s always worth broadcasting.
How can I learn more about CMB and it's resources?
In addition to exploring this website to see the wide range of resources offered, you are invited to join one of CMB’s Forums suited for your area of interest at your station. These free email forums connect you with other industry leaders and are a great place to start. At noon (CT) on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, CMB offers a free webinar to help empower radio to reach more people with the Gospel message. Of course, attending CMB events is the best way to bring you closer to the CMB community. You’ll get an up close view of all of the educational opportunities and resources available to give more platform to the Gospel message so that more people, in more places, are reached for Christ. To find out more, please contact us.
How can I join CMB’s mailing list?
To receive updates about CMB events, educational opportunities, industry news, radio charts, and national music research delivered to your inbox, sign up for CMB emails.
How does CMB give back?
CMB serves the broadcasting community by providing a variety of opportunities to empower Christian music radio professionals. CMB, in partnership with radio stations who want to invest in others, offers event scholarships to those individuals who have a financial need. Additionally, that money subsidizes college professors who want to attend Momentum with their students through the Carl Fletcher scholarship.
Not only do students receive a discount to Momentum, in 2019 CMB created something specifically for them called CMB University. This is an opportunity for CMB to pour into the next generation of broadcasters. It is a two-day event for college students, aged 18-24, interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. CMBU brings students together as well as industry professionals who are passionate about investing in students. Taking place in November in Nashville, CMBU is full of education, networking, fun and even a few surprises. The price is right for students so that there are no financial barriers. Learn more about this unique opportunity at cmbuniversity.org.
Lastly, CMB Mentoring was introduced in 2021 as a way to invest in a leader’s personal growth and development. It’s a 7 month long program tailored for radio professionals.
What types of mentoring programs are offered?
CMB Mentoring was started in 2021 as a way to invest in a leader’s personal growth and development. Industry veteran Alan Mason (former president of EMF – K-LOVE & Air1) created a radio leadership curriculum that best suits radio’s needs. It’s not something that can be learned in school, but rather from the experience of others in radio. This 7 month long program brings leaders together who desire to grow in their leadership and provides a personal mentor for each participant.
What kind of education does CMB provide through CMBonline.org?
You will find resources on our website that will help you in your role at your station. Those resources include the MEDIABASE charts, Troy Research, best practices and more. CMB Members have access to in-depth resources such as research projects like the TechSurvey report, CMB Salary Survey and more.
Do I have to be a CMB Member to get the resources?
There are several opportunities available to everyone, including the CMB Forums, Monthly Webinars, and website Best Practices.
Where is the best place to learn more specifically about growing in my position at my station?
Throughout CMB’s premier event, Momentum, you’ll find a variety of opportunities to learn more about excelling in your role. From the Workshops to the Breakouts, there is something for everyone (leadership, programming, promotions, marketing, digital, social, business development, revenue, and more). Another resource for you is the Momentum Summits. They are tailored to a specific area at your station. Not only will you receive resources to empower you in your role, you’ll have the chance to meet others in the radio community that are just like you. Lastly, you will find a variety of articles on the CMB website that are tagged for the various positions at a station.
What is a CMB Membership?
CMB is recognized as being industry thought-leaders and resource providers who equip radio professionals. By joining CMB, you become part of an organization that is passionate about impacting the world with the power of the Gospel. CMB Members come from all aspects of radio (traditional and/or digital), as well as those associated with radio, who are dedicated to the excellence of broadcasting.
Are memberships offered to stations or individuals?
Membership and its benefits are for the individual whose name is attached to that member purchase.
How could I benefit from a CMB membership?
Christian music broadcasters are currently reaching 35+ million weekly listeners. CMB’s vision is devoted to seeing that number grow to 50+ million. Because of this, as a 2023 CMB Member, you will receive numerous member benefits that will empower you to do just that. See all Member Benefits >>
What is the refund policy?
All refund requests must be submitted in writing within 30 days of purchase. No refunds given on any requests 30 days past the purchase date. Processing fees incurred by CMB will not be included with a refund.
Are memberships transferable?
Membership and its benefits are for the individual whose name is attached to that member purchase. Gold Memberships can be transferred upon approval from CMB. Silver Memberships are non-transferable.
How does CMB bring Members together?
CMB offers monthly webinars, virtual and in-person networking opportunities, the CMB Forums, plus 7 events throughout the year.
What is the length of membership?
All 2023 CMB Memberships expire on December 31 regardless of when initiated.
What kind of events does CMB host?
Throughout the year, CMB hosts a variety of educational opportunities that include networking and professional development, plus encouraging music from the artists you play. These events include CMB’s premier event, Momentum, as well as the Momentum Summits, Gold Member Gathering and CMB University, which is a two-day event for students pursuing a career in broadcasting. There is something for everyone to experience. The goal is for each attendee to walk away with resources that will impact your station in giving more platform to the Gospel message, so that more people, in more places, are reached for Jesus. Learn more about our upcoming events >>
Who are CMB events tailored to?
CMB recognizes that in a world that’s increasingly looking for more, it’s time to amplify what they’re searching for. And that’s by giving radio professionals the visibility in today’s saturated markets to be seen and heard more, through industry thought leadership and resources that’s designed to equip you for greater impact across all multimedia platforms. Attendees are professionals who are dedicated to the excellence of broadcasting and seek enrichment opportunities.
Are there events for students?
CMB University is a way for CMB to pour into the next generation of broadcasters. It is a two-day event for college students, aged 18-24, interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. CMBU brings students together as well as industry professionals who are passionate about raising up the next generation of broadcasters. Taking place in November in Nashville, CMBU is full of education, networking, fun and even a few surprises. The price is right for students so that there are no financial barriers. Learn more about CMBU >>
Does CMB offer event scholarships?
CMB has been blessed by stations who want to “give back” to the radio community. The scholarship fund serves those who have financial challenges and therefore cannot afford to attend a CMB event. Although resources are limited, CMB tries to serve as many needs as possible.
Additionally, the Carl Fletcher scholarship subsidizes college professors who want to attend Momentum with their students.
For those of you who feel called to join CMB in providing scholarships, donate here.
Are there volunteer opportunities available?
CMB has been blessed with many volunteers who offer their time and talents during the various events throughout the year. Their service sustains CMB’s mission and vision in giving more platform to the Gospel message. Please contact us for more information about volunteer opportunities.