Momentum is where Christian music broadcasters get inspired!

Christian Music Broadcasters’ premiere event, Momentum, is a 4-day conference packed with applicable best practices, actionable advice and multiple networking opportunities. Momentum represents 700 radio and record industry professionals dedicated to the success of Christian music broadcasting. Since Momentum’s inception in 2009, it has attracted hundreds of industry leaders representing 30 million weekly listeners. This is the only conference devoted solely to Christian music broadcasting, showcasing radio’s favorite artists and equipping our attendees for excellence in radio. It is a memorable experience!

We are excited that Momentum 2017 will take place at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando™ from Wednesday, September 6 through Saturday, September 9. 

• 2017 Gold Member – *Included with $1029 Gold membership Purchase // Please register your free admission.

• 2017 Silver Member – $389 (This is the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT savings of $100 for the first 100 registrants.)

• NON-Member – $575

• Spouse/Child 12+ – $389

• International Attendee – $389 *includes Silver Membership with Momentum registration

• Full Time College Student – $169

College Professor with CMB Scholarship – $169  •  Click here to apply for the Carl Fletcher Scholarship.

• ONE DAY ONLY – $299

Full Momentum Registration includes the following: Meals from Wednesday night through brunch on Saturday, along with all sessions and one ticket to Friday’s Rock the Universe at Universal Studios (must attend Acoustic Café to receive your ticket).

*Please note: the cutoff for registration is August 25th. No walk up registrations will be accepted. 

To learn more about CMB Memberships, click here. To learn more about our CMB Scholarship program, click here.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando™

6300 Hollywood Way • Orlando, FL 32819 • (407) 503-3000

$170/night + tax  •  Reservation cutoff date: August 6, 2017.

Book Now!  •  FREE parking onsite for Momentum attendees staying at the hotel.

Suggested Arrival/Departure:  Make travel plans to be on-site by Wednesday, September 6th by 1:00pm to get checked in and start networking. We suggest you book your return flight after 3pm on Saturday, September 9th to make sure you get the most out of your Momentum experience. You don’t want to miss anything! 

 

Airport:  Orlando International Airport (MCO)

 

Ground Transportation:  There are a few ground transportation options to/from the airport and the host hotel. They all range in pricing and travel time.

 

Shuttle:  Mears Transportation offers a shared-ride airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport to Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Tickets are available at the Mears Transportation counters located inside the baggage claim area on level two, as well as on level one where the shuttle departs for Loews Royal Pacific Resort every 30 – 40 minutes. Reservations are not required.

          • One-way fare: $20 adult or $15 child (ages 3 – 9)

          • Round-trip fare: $32 adult or $24 child (ages 3 – 9)

Mears Transportation also offers a direct service airport shuttle from Loews Royal Pacific Resort to Orlando International Airport. Travel time is approximately one hour. Reservations are required. Visit or call the concierge at 407.503.3200 at least 24 hours prior to departure.

 

Taxi: Taxis are on standby at Orlando International Airport, offering service to and from Loews Royal Pacific Resort for an approximate fare of $55 each way, depending on traffic conditions. Standard taxis can accommodate up to four people. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

 

Uber: In Orlando, Uber only allows UberSELECT from the airport (which is about a $50-$60 ride, one-way).

What does the move to Universal mean?

 It means more room for growth and an opportunity to serve our attendees in a more significant way.

Will the dates change?

Nope! Momentum will remain the week of Labor Day, September 6-9, 2017.

What all is included in my Momentum 2017 full registration?

Meals from Wednesday night through brunch on Saturday are included, along with all educational sessions, music performances and one ticket to Friday’s Rock the Universe at Universal Studios (must attend Acoustic Café to receive your ticket)!

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer CMB Member, Spouse/Child 12+, Student and International discounts. Click here for pricing and details.

Does my wife or child need a ticket? Can they eat with me at the meals if they aren’t registered?

We do have a conference Spouse/Child 12+ rate available. If you would like to purchase just a meal ticket for any additional guests, the cost is $65 per meal. Click here for pricing and details

Please note: Extra meal tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available for purchase during the conference.

Do I need a ticket for session admission or for meals?

No. Your registration badge is your ticket. You must have your badge on at all times in order to get access to the sessions or meals.

Are there any food options for those that have special dietary needs?

Yes. Please make sure to let us know about your needs when you complete your Momentum registration form. You can also let Mimi Renew at mimi@cmbonline.org know about your specific needs.

Where do I book my hotel and can I book it now?

Reservations can be made by calling the Group Call-In Center Toll Free: 1.866.360.7395 or by going here: https://uo.loewshotels.com/en/Royal-Pacific-Resort/GroupPages/CMB

The CMB discounted rate for hotel reservations ends August 4, 2017.

What is the best way to get from the airport to the hotel?

Shuttle: Mears Transportation offers a shared-ride airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport to Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Tickets are available at the Mears Transportation counters located inside the baggage claim area on level two, as well as on level one where the shuttle departs for Loews Royal Pacific Resort every 30 – 40 minutes. Reservations are not required. 

  • One-way fare: $20 adult or $15 child (ages 3 – 9) // Round-trip fare: $32 adult or $24 child (ages 3 – 9)
  • Mears Transportation also offers a direct service airport shuttle from Loews Royal Pacific Resort™ to Orlando International Airport. Travel time is approximately one hour. Reservations are required. Visit or call the concierge at 407.503.3200 at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Taxi: Taxis are on standby at Orlando International Airport, offering service to and from Loews Royal Pacific Resort for an approximate fare of $55 each way, depending on traffic conditions. Standard taxis can accommodate up to four people. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Uber: In Orlando, Uber only allows UberSELECT from the airport (which is about a $50-$60 ride, one-way).

What time do doors open? When will I be able to check in?

Momentum 2017 check in will begin Wednesday, September 6th at 1pm at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal. The registration desk will be open every day of the conference. The conference kicks off with the Momentum Welcome & 101 that starts at 3pm followed by the CMB Town Hall Meeting at 4pm.

Where is a schedule of events?

A full schedule (including details on educational sessions, artist performances, and networking activities and events) will be released closer to the event. Make travel plans to be on-site by Wednesday, September 6th by 1pm to get checked in and start networking! We will wrap things up by noon on Saturday, September 9th.

Will we be able to get liners or interviews from artists?

Please contact your record label rep to request and schedule artist liners or interviews.

Will there be things for my family to do?

Absolutely! Universal offers many options for families. Take a look here: https://www.universalorlando.com/Home.aspx. They can even participate during Momentum by purchasing a Spouse/Child ticket. Or they can join in during special Momentum events like the Women in Radio Party that is for any ladies connected to radio and the Momentum 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk that Saturday. Please contact Mimi Renew at mimi@cmbonline.org to find out pricing, details and what works best for you and your family.

This is my first time, how do I know where to go and what to do?

CMB hosts an All Things Momentum webinar on July 12th with detailed information about the conference to help you get the most out of your experience. You will also want to make sure to attend the session during the conference, Momentum Welcome & 101, at 3pm on Wednesday, September 6th. Additionally, CMB partners each first timer with another radio professional who can be your Momentum Guide. This is done prior to Momentum by going here: https://cmbonline.org/momentum-guides/.

Are we still going to Night of Joy on Friday night even though we are now at Universal?

This year we will be going to Rock the Universe at Universal Studios instead! It’s the same concept – take part in amazing attractions while your favorite Christian music artists perform on stages throughout Universal Studios™.

When will we get our Rock the Universe™ at Universal Studios™ tickets?

Rock the Universe at Universal Studios tickets will be distributed after the Acoustic Cafe on Friday afternoon. You MUST be present at the Acoustic Cafe to receive your tickets.

How can I participate in the Momentum 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk?

The cost is $10 for Momentum 2017 attendees and $35 for friends and family.  The run/walk will be on Saturday, September 9th and we are excited to announce that the course will go through Universal.

What does the discounted Momentum attendee rate of $10 for the 5K cover?

This covers admission to the 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, shirt and medal.

Can I get a refund or exchange?

Refund requests received in writing by 5pm on August 11th will be honored minus the processing fees and a cancelation fee of $50. After August 11th, no refunds will be given. However, any person unable to attend or use their existing registration may contact mimi@cmbonline.org to request a possible registration transfer to someone else within their organization only (transfer fee of $40 per registration). If the registrant wishes to ‘sell’ their registration to someone all information must be transferred and made known to mimi@cmbonline.org.

"Momentum sets the standard of excellence for a conference. I speak all over the world, and this event is by far one of the best organized & produced." Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media

MOMENTUM 5K & 1 MILE RUN/WALK

Join us on Saturday morning, September 9th for CMB’s Annual Momentum 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk. We are excited to announce that the course this year will go through Universal StudiosThis is a special opportunity to participate with some of your favorite Christian music artists! CLICK HERE for more information.


AIRCHECK CLINIC

Christian Music Broadcasters is proud to once again offer exclusive talent-coaching sessions at Momentum 2016! The Aircheck Clinic will offer talent feedback and coaching techniques to both On-Air Hosts and Program Directors.

MOMENTUM GUIDES

CMB’s mission is to encourage, engage and equip our attendees. We place a high value on this mission. There are leaders in our industry that want to invest in others by being a “mentor” or “guide” at Momentum.  If you are new to Momentum, a college student or just want to get to know others by having CMB pair you up with a Momentum Guide please CLICK HERE.


LEADERSHIP COACHING SESSIONS

Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Coaching Sessions. Due to the overwhelming response, we are no longer able to take sign ups. Christian Music Broadcasters has teamed up with Brian Burger, Executive Coach & Consultant with REFLECTNEXT, to offer custom 45-minute Executive/Leadership Coaching & Consulting sessions at Momentum 2016!

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

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As if serving one community isn’t a privilege, BOOST RADIO served six in 2021. In January, BOOST reintroduced themselves to St. Louis when they moved from a translator to a full-power signal. BOOST hit the cold streets with weekly “Sweet Stops;” the first 95 listeners to show up got free treats. BOOST team members served as the official DJs for two different Polar Plunges with the Special Olympics in February; nearly $200,000 was raised from hundreds of brave swimmers. March was when BOOST grew into Chicago! To celebrate, the station delivered deep dish pizza to listeners in St Louis and Chicago. BOOST RADIO renamed April 1 to April Fuel’s Day and had DJs pop up at random gas stations in both markets to buy gas for strangers. Spring & Summer brought BOOST to Minneapolis, Portland, OR, Pittsburgh, and Fayetteville, NC. The station brought their new friends Pop Up Parties for their backyard BBQ’s and open houses. BOOST supplied food, party favors, and custom mixes for dozens of winners nationwide. During the late summer and early fall, the station partnered with Out of the Darkness for suicide prevention walks. Across all BOOST markets, nearly 10,000 walked together. During the holidays, the station teamed up with rapper Thi’sl & the Salvation Army for the Full Ride Toy Drive. BOOST listeners filled a storage locker & U Haul full of gifts for children in need. 2021 was a year BOOST hit the streets and empowered its audience to bless others in their communities.

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At Hope Media Group, the passion for Christ and the city of Houston shine in its efforts to mobilize the community to do good works so that more people can experience God’s love. After Hurricane Ida, generous KSBJ and NGEN listeners raised over $276,000 with God’s Pit Crew, sending 684 KSBJ Team Help Crews to Louisiana and sponsoring the distribution of 2,711 Blessing Buckets. KSBJ listeners also provided 20,000 bottles of water for fellow Houstonians after the winter freeze, and over 2,450 KSBJ and NGEN listeners participated in our annual Blood Drive with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center saving more than 7,000 lives. A ministry committed to prayer, KSBJ formed the Greater Houston Prayer Council (GHPC), unifying 48 prayer groups across the city with an interdenominational, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational focus. KSBJ was also a beacon of joy to the community serving 3,000 cups of Blue Bell ice cream last summer and handing out 4,175 Easter Crosses for listeners to display as a reminder that “He is Risen.” During the holiday season, 91.7 Vida Unida blessed 100 families with Thanksgiving meals, and KSBJ listeners fulfilled the Christmas wishes of 9,315 children under the care of Houston CPS in partnership with Be A Resource. Beyond loving their neighbor, caring KSBJ and NGEN listeners sponsored 1,233 Kenyan children through Compassion International. In a year of unforeseen challenges along with the enduring effects of COVID-19, Hope Media Group listeners served as the hands and feet of Jesus like never before.

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KCBI shares Jesus’ love and transforming power in Dallas-Fort Worth, inviting listeners to join the station in serving the community. KCBI Outreaches blessed nearly 67,000 individuals in 2021. In February, KCBI listeners provided 25,000 bottles of water to people in DFW whose water supply had been contaminated after an unprecedented winter storm disrupted power for several days. Later that month, nearly 1,300 women gathered for KCBI’s HeartStrong Faith Conference in Dallas to worship, pray and grow. Speakers included bestselling author Margaret Feinberg, podcaster Tara-Leigh Cobble, and theologian Nika Spaulding. Through KCBI’s Summer of Service, listeners donated over 13,000 meals, along with 9,000 Bibles, to community members still struggling with the COVID pandemic. Another 350 KCBI volunteers served at local ministries on our Summer of Service Day. They assembled 1,000 Love Boxes for women facing unplanned pregnancies; prepped backpacks, sorted clothing and distributed food to those in need; and prepped nearly 2,000 shoes for kids whose parents otherwise couldn’t afford them. Thanks to listeners’ generosity, KCBI distributed more than 32,000 Bibles to Texas prisons, human trafficking ministries and humanitarian ministries in 2021. Listeners purchased sonograms for pregnancy centers, which helped save more than 5,500 babies from abortion. They provided 38,000 bottles of water, along with 500 Bibles, to victims of the devastating tornadoes that swept through Kentucky in December. And throughout 2021, listeners offered more than 21,300 prayers for requests through KCBI’s Online Prayer Center. KCBI is grateful to God for the opportunity to impact DFW and beyond with Jesus’ love and transforming power.

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Life 102.5 has a heart for Madison! For the 4th year in a row, during Valentine’s season, Life 102.5 invited listeners to share the love of Jesus with children and families receiving care at the Children’s Hospital. Listeners generously provided 2,234 Lego kits for the children. Afternoon host Summer Shepherd interviewed Dr. Melissa Mork on her award-winning podcast, “No Seriously, How Do I Do This?” Their conversation inspired the station’s “Embrace Play” giveaway, supporting families’ mental health during the pandemic. Life 102.5 provided a week’s worth of experiences for listeners, including art classes, game nights, and more. Morning Show host Dave Conour joined Team World Vision and rang two full marathons to bring attention to World Vision’s efforts of providing clean water to children and families around the world, Dave’s many miles provided 260 families with clean water for life! Life 102.5’s 21st annual Shoebox Gifts for Kids drive collected more than 1500 Christmas boxes of school supplies, hygiene items, toys, and winter clothing for children in Dane County. It was the station’s largest year yet. Amanda Brooks, Morning Show co-host and host of the weekly program “Faith & Life Today” focused on giving voice to women’s health, family and children’s issues in Madison including, education, marriage and divorce, immigration, and social justice. Life 102.5 had a wonderful year of reaching families, through children, with the love of Jesus. That’s why in 2022, Life 102.5’s outreach goal is focused on helping the most vulnerable children and their families in Madison and Southern Wisconsin.

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Spirit 92.9 continued its commitment of blessing the central Minnesota community through intentional service projects. As the pandemic affected another year, station listeners rose to the challenge of uplifting and encouraging those feeling loss, loneliness, or burnout. Thanks to the help of generous listeners and business partners, Spirit 92.9 raised more than $8,000 in an online tip jar that blessed the staff at 19 local restaurants returning to work full time with huge tips during the Big Tip promotion. The restaurant workers were grateful for the visibility and appreciation. Numerous area teachers nominated by their students and families received special honor at the end of the school year with flowers and $500 VISA gift cards as part of “Thank A Teacher” organized by Spirit 92.9. In the fall, Spirit 92.9 partnered with two local ministries and provided free holiday meals to the community. During the ‘More Than A Meal’ event, the station worked with community members who donated enough to provide 6,000 meals and give help to people in need. Station team members also prepared and served meals together at the local homeless mission. At Christmastime, 11 community members wrote Spirit 92.9 and shared the story of someone they believed deserved some extra joy due to personal hardships. The individuals received $1000 to bless that person during Spirit 92.9’s Share The Joy promotion. Phone calls were made to hundreds of listeners to offer prayer and encouragement. Prayer support and a personal response is offered all year long.

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2022 Membership Exclusives

January – 2022 Calendar
February – Social Series for Holy Week
March – Virtual Radio Station Field Trip
April – Book
May – Mediabase Webinar
June – Surprise at Momentum
July – Exclusive Momentum Content
August – Virtual Peer Networking Gathering
September – Fall Fun Box
October – Techsurvey Webinar
November – Noisemaker Promotions Vol 2 Book
December – Christmas Surprise 

*subject to change

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Jim Campbell, Founder & Network President of Radio Training Network, Inc. began his radio career in commercial radio in Tennessee in 1964.  In 1966 he moved his family to Lakeland, Florida to attend college, and upon graduation he joined the staff at First Assembly of God Church where he and the church launched in the mid 1970s the first Contemporary Christian Radio Station in the nation, WCIE-FM. The station grew in both market impression and influence not just in Lakeland, but around the country inspiring others to follow Jim’s lead. In 1989 Jim left the church and founded Radio Training Network, Inc. (RTN) and over the next 30+ years, he oversaw the acquisition and development of 40+ stations plus translators. With 130 team members, RTN stations serve the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Missouri. These stations are well recognized in their respective markets thanks to the servant leadership of the staff, aggressive marketing, and a commitment to a strong emphasis on Jesus first. At present RTN has some two million listeners each week on air and approximately the same number online.

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Andrea Kleid is a 24-year veteran of radio and records. She began her career working in Christian radio at WNLT in Cincinnati, and then moved onto WAY-FM in West Palm Beach working in programming and promotions. Her next stop took her to JOY-FM in Tampa where she served as the Promotions Director. In 2004, Andrea moved to Nashville to begin her music industry career in radio promotion under Grant Hubbard at Capitol CMG. In 2008, Andrea became the Vice President of Promotion at Word Label Group where she led one of the most successful and influential radio promotion teams in the Christian music industry. Through her signature brand of honesty, passion for Christian music, and focus on relationships, Andrea developed a reputation for successfully launching new artists’ careers including for KING and COUNTRY, NEEDTOBREATHE and Francesca Battistelli. This year, Andrea celebrates her fifth year as the President of her own company, Boxer Poet. An advocate for both radio and artists, Andrea continues to zealously host conversations around further representation for women and people of color on Christian radio.

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Jason Sharp has a rich history with CCM radio and leadership. His early years at WONU/Chicagoland and The Bridge/Delaware gave flight to his passion for great programming and innovative promotions. As Program Director of WCQR/Johnson City and eventually the network PD for Positive Alternative Radio, Jason’s influence grew across the industry. In 2007, Jason joined the team at Northwestern Media as Program Director and then Station Manager of KTIS, Minneapolis/St Paul. In 2015, Jason furthered his formal education and earned his master’s degree in organizational leadership. Applying his leadership knowledge and skills to work, he now serves as Senior Vice President of Broadcasting at Northwestern Media’s 23 stations in 14 markets across ten states that service 1.5 million listeners each week. Jason also served Christian Music Broadcasters, first as a charter member and eventually as the lead of CMB’s educational track at Momentum for more than ten years. He then served as the organization’s board chairman from 2017-2020. Jason continues to inspire others within Christian media toward excellence and compassion through a Christ-centered attitude, education, and practical application.

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2023 Membership Exclusives

January – 2023 CMB Calendar
February – Virtual Air, Digital, Fundraising and Imaging Checks
March – CMB Website Case Study Webinar with Dunham+Company
April – Momentum Speaker Book
May – Virtual Peer Networking Gathering
June – Member Party at Momentum
July – Exclusive Momentum content
August – Salary Survey Results
September – Member Box
October – Techsurvey Webinar
November – Special Member Devotion
December – Christmas Gift

*subject to change

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In 1972, while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Orlando, Johnny Stone dreamt of a second kind of “air force,” that of radio. He took an overnight position at WDIZ-FM, the station where Z88.3 now stands. In the past 50 years of his career, Johnny’s work and personality raised the bar for other programmers in markets ranging from New York City, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Diego, Tampa, Atlanta, Tucson, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. During his stint as Program Director and Morning Show host at Star 99.1 New York, his team won the NAB Crystal Radio Award and CMB Station of the Year. Presently, Johnny serves as afternoon host with his wife, Stacey, at 91.9 WGTS in Washington D.C. winner of the 2021 NAB Marconi Award for Religious Station of the Year. Owner of StoneStudios, LLC. and as a 22-year veteran in Christian media, Johnny mentored several on-air talents. Today, along with his on-air role at WGTS, he mentors college students at CMBU, teaching and modeling the belief that “you have to win in the hallways to win on the airwaves.”

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Lisa Williams was called to Christian radio while praying in 1990. She walked into KCVO in Camdenton, Missouri and started on the air that same week. Over the past 32 years, Lisa served in various roles in on-air, programming, fundraising, and station management at radio stations and networks including K-LOVE, Z88.3, Star 99.1, KCVO, and KCWN. As an on-air personality, Lisa earned several number one ratings in several markets and was the recipient of three industry awards. Lisa now serves as the Network Talent Coach for Northwestern Media, owner of 23 stations in 14 markets across ten states that service 1.5 million listeners each week. While at Northwestern, Lisa hosted the nationally syndicated show Life with Lisa Williams from 2016-2021. She stepped away from the show to focus on coaching more than 90 on-air talents, encouraging and nurturing them to shine the light of Christ through excellent radio. When she’s not coaching talent, Lisa helps stations raise money for their operations. She also hosts a Facebook group for women on-air in Christian radio called GodsRadioGirls and helps facilitate their annual retreat.

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