Christian Music Broadcasters is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 CMB Awards, presented today during virtual Momentum 2020.
CMB STATION OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
SMALL MARKET WINNER: KFNW – Fargo
MEDIUM MARKET WINNER: WNWC – Madison
LARGE MARKET WINNER: KSOS – Las Vegas
MAJOR MARKET/NETWORK WINNER: KPVR – St. Louis
CMB SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS
Community Service Award
Presented to a Christian broadcaster, radio station or associated professional who, during the past year, has shown outstanding effort in community service.
WGTS – Washington, D.C.
WGTS 91.9 strives to make the Washington D.C. area a better place to live and to lead their listeners one step closer to Christ with each community service project they create. With a full-time staff of 18 community-minded employees and a team of volunteers, WGTS 91.9 Hands and Heart community service initiatives served approximately 69,147 individuals in 2019. Generous WGTS 91.9 listeners provided more than 11,000 cards for mothers experiencing homelessness who would not receive one on Mother’s Day, a backpack for every foster child in Washington D.C., and more than 21,000 pairs of socks for those experiencing homelessness in the District. In order to address the special concerns of their listeners in Washington D.C., WGTS 91.9 provided a free “Forget Your Furlough” comedy show that was preceded by a food drive for families that were furloughed during January 2019 by the U.S. government. Feeding those families who were going without paychecks with the 800 pounds of food collected and providing a night to get away was a top priority, as was pulling together a team of volunteers to pick up the trash at national monuments when the Park Service was also on furlough. Each Saturday and Sunday morning, WGTS 91.9’s President and GM Kevin Krueger hosts “Breakaway,” the longest running talk show in the nation’s capital. Topics have recently included finding hope in the hard places, bulletproof marriages, and shame eating, among many others.
Industry Achievement Award
Presented to a Christian broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian music radio.
Todd Isberner – Founder/President Emeritus, ShareMedia
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.
Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award
Presented to an artist or group to recognize their long-time contributions to the music and ministry of Christian radio.
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