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!

Momentum 2017 – ALL ELEMENTS Reviewed by on .
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Review Overview

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The team at 94.9 KLTY has served the Dallas/Fort Worth community for over 35 years. In 2020, the need was never greater. Through their local campaigns, Christmas Wish and Speak Love, they were able to assist many families who were impacted by not only the pandemic, but by hard times in general. The Speak Lovecampaign helped first responders, teachers, servers, food service staff, and many more within the community throughout the year. In 2020 94.9 KLTY’s Christmas Wish campaign brought Christmas joy to hundreds of families in the DFW area. They provided vehicles, food, toys, and other forms of relief to families in their community. They could not have reached any of these needs if not for their listeners and their generous donations to 94.9 KLTY’s nonprofit programs. In total, Speak Love and Christmas Wish raised more than $160,000 for those in need in Dallas/Fort Worth. They also recognized those sacrificial front-line workers and first responders who keep our community safe. Each week, 94.9 KLTY honored them, raised funds throughout the summer, and then presented each first responder with a check as a token of their gratitude. With countless families in need because of the pandemic, 94.9 KLTY also helped the Tarrant Area Food Bank distribute food essentials on multiple occasions in September, October, November. It is 94.9 KLTY’s sincere honor to serve our listeners in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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LIFE 96.5 seeks to empower and serve the Sioux Falls area by reaching out in faith to help make it a better place to live and work. They want to lead their listeners to Jesus and help them grow in their faith through opportunities to love and serve others. In January 2020, LIFE 96.5 listeners donated over 950 brand new baby items during the Sioux Empire’s Largest Baby Shower. The Baby Shower grows every year, demonstrating their community’s love and support of the couples who are choosing life for their unborn children. LIFE 96.5 listeners, in partnership with Dacotah Bank, provided gift cards and cash donations to the Sioux Falls School District social workers to meet the needs of 1,000 homeless students. LIFE 96.5 also invited listeners to participate in a city-wide prayer parade, where they prayed for health care and government officials while driving past hospitals, schools, and city government offices. During the months of September and October 2020, LIFE 96.5 listeners provided over 250 twin sheet sets and 100 mattresses to the Sioux Falls Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization for children who are sleeping on floors. Through LIFE 96.5, listeners also made a difference in the lives of patients spending Christmas at Avera Behavioral Health Hospital. Each patient received a Christmas stocking filled with gifts and a note of encouragement. In addition, each Saturday morning LIFE 96.5 staff host Life Connection, a program featuring community leaders and discussing the needs and concerns of the Sioux Falls Community.

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89.5 KVNE exists to glorify God by encouraging people, connecting their community, and pointing people to Jesus Christ. When their community was turned upside down by COVID, they knew they had to jump into action and mobilize their listeners to make a difference for Christ. To best serve their local community, KVNE held multiple drives to support local ministry partners and those most impacted by the pandemic. They collected 1,500 gift cards (totaling more than $15,000) to benefit those in need because of shutdowns, gathered over 12,000 diapers for foster families, and collected 150 care packages for senior citizens. They also collected 1,032 fans for the Salvation Army and over 1,000 pairs of shoes for kids heading back to school. Additionally, listeners donated 1,512 care packages for the homeless in East Texas, and KVNE hosted two blood drives to help those fighting the coronavirus. People across East Texas needed connection during the pandemic, so they organized a social media outreach, called Praise Defeats, a coordinated time where listeners shot videos of themselves singing “Raise A Hallelujah.” The videos were shared thousands of times, as they deepened their community’s connection. In addition, KVNE launched a Hispanic Christian music station (Fuzión), started a worship station (Lift Worship), and began a Bible Teaching Station (The Well) – all to help people grow in their faith. God allowed them to impact His Kingdom in profound ways and serve their local community powerfully during an unprecedented time when people needed hope like never before.

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Since 1986, The JOY FM has made community service a hallmark of its ministry to listeners – first in Sarasota, and then expanding to Tampa, other Florida markets, and most recently to Atlanta and Middle Georgia. Even with this growth, community outreach remains hands-on, with legacy events like T-Shirts for Turkeys, which helped feed more than 28,700 families in all markets served last year. 2020 created new challenges for serving, so The JOY FM innovated several service projects to accommodate contactless delivery and social distancing. JOY Drop and Restock, a brand-new outreach, collected 30 tons of food to restock local food banks hit hard by the pandemic. Partnering with Natalie Grant and Hope for Justice, Team Freedom approached a grand total of $1,000,000 in 2020 to fight human trafficking. As listeners faced political rhetoric and serious questions about race and justice, as well as practical challenges like hybrid classrooms, The JOY FM programming (on terrestrial signals, as well as its LF Radio and JOY Worship platforms) responded with a recommitment to our mission of “Helping You Find JOY.” Resources for listeners, such as the Off Air with Carmen podcast, was provided to help listeners wrestle with big questions like Christian citizenship. Possibly The JOY FM’s most relevant community service effort for 2020 was prayer. The JOY FM’s Prayer and Crisis Referral service interacted with 620,936 listeners in need of prayer or help. Of those calls and texts, 4,949 listeners reported praying to place their faith in Jesus Christ.

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“Hope Starts Here” is more than The Light FM’s tagline. It’s their mission. In 2020, they were intentional in regularly offering community-needed resources and hope-filled encouragement. They hosted their 5th annual Make a Difference training to encourage listeners to share God’s hope and saw 14 people begin a personal relationship with Jesus. The Light FM also visited eight local Law Enforcement agencies to share words of encouragement and care baskets. They partnered with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and artists of Winter Jam for a private concert and time of prayer with families battling pediatric cancer. The Light FM listeners from five different cities donated 258 wheelchairs, 262 crutches, 259 walkers, 71 transport chairs, and 66 canes to Wheels for the World, which brings mobility and the hope of Christ around the world. During stay-at-home orders, The Light FM began offering free monthly virtual events, including: a graduation ceremony, featuring artists and Bible teachers; a conference with Crown Financial on how to manage finances during the pandemic; Girl Talk LIVE, a women’s event with worship and Bible study; God’s Hope in Crisis training with chaplains of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team; a pastor appreciation event for local churches, featuring Chip Ingram and Matthew West; and a Family Christmas Night with live music, games, and a devotion from The Light FM staff. Even throughout the pandemic, The Light FM also found ways to be out in the public, safely, with six drive-in events featuring movies and live music.

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2021 Membership Exclusives

January – Your 2021 Radio Goals – Virtual Event
February – SURPRISE BENEFIT 
March – Radio Station Field Trip
April – A Webinar for YOUR Board
May – Virtual Mentoring Event
June – SURPRISE BENEFIT at Momentum
July – Salary Survey Webinar
August – Fundraising Webinar
September – Creative Images
October – Techsurvey Webinar
November – Radio Station Field Trip
December – Virtual Christmas Party

*subject to change

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Paul Cameron began his career in radio prior to graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1980, starting his first job in 1979 as part-time on-air talent at WMKC 96.7FM (an adult contemporary station). In 1980 Paul moved to part-time on-air talent for WHBY-AM 1230 (a news/talk station), and while still working there, began working part-time for WEMI 100.1FM. In 1981, he went full-time for WEMI and over the years served as program director, music director, station manager, and director of radio operations. In 2002 he assumed the role of executive director and general manager for Christian Family Radio, now known as The Family Radio Network. Since 2016 Paul has been chief operating officer and afternoon on-air host. He was part of the transition from one full power station to five full power stations and six translators, all in Wisconsin. Paul has given back to his community by serving on several local boards in various capacities, including The Emergency Shelter of Appleton, The Community Clothes Closet of Menasha, and Loaves and Fishes of the Fox Valley. He also serves on the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Board of Directors and has been a fundraiser host with ShareMedia/Dunham+Company since 2002.

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Rob Dempsey has been serving the HIS Radio Network listeners faithfully since 2000, currently working as operations manager and morning show co-host on the HIS Morning Crew with Rob & Lizz. Rob worked as a security guard at television studios for the Home Shopping Network before he was called into the radio ministry. Now, Rob’s personal stories of overcoming obstacles, walking through a long journey to health, and stepping out in faith and selflessness inspire his listeners. Some know him as the guy who lost 140 pounds to overcome obesity, others know him as the 16-year-old kid kicked out of his home to live in the streets, and others know him as being a foster and adoptive parent. Rob and his wife’s kids range from a 34-year-old war hero, 25-year-old social media marketing specialist, 19-year-old honors college student, a 12-year-old they adopted in November 2009, as well as many foster children throughout the last 9 years. Recently, Rob has been on a health journey which included two surgeries, one a major reconstructive surgery. These past two years have been a challenge for Rob, but he continues to show that through God, anyone can become an overcomer.

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Since 1989, Mike Harper has faithfully impacted East Texas on-the-air at 89.5 KVNE, where he serves as VP Communications and morning show host. He began as a volunteer weekend DJ, driving from 90 miles away. Mike advanced the cause of Christian radio by serving several years on the steering committee for CMB, and he has taken part in every NCRS/CMB since 1999. According to Nielsen, Mike and Carrie in the Morning has been the #1 Morning Show for a decade (#1 Persons 12+) propelling KVNE as high as an 8.3 share and helping KVNE become the #1 rated station in the Tyler/Longview market. During that time, KVNE won 8 Station of the Year Awards (CMB & NRB). Additionally, Mike and his co-host Carrie Parsons have been awarded “Best Morning Show in East Texas” for 9 years in a row. Mike has shaved his head to reach a pledge drive goal, donned white tights and a cape “for the children,” and stood on top of a building during a remote broadcast. He has daily arrived faithfully at 5:00 am and braved ice, snow, hail, and tornados in an effort to keep his listeners safe, encourage them, and point them to Jesus.

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Bryan O’Neal has spent a lifetime entertaining, encouraging, and spreading God’s love to millions over the airwaves, landing his first radio job in 1972 in mainstream Top 40 radio. In 1978 Bryan hosted and produced Portland’s first CCM’s 30-minute radio show on Top 40 62-KGW. He then teamed up with his good friend Bob Anthony to plan a full-time CCM station in Santa Rosa. Eventually that station became K-LOVE. After K-LOVE moved to Sacramento, Bryan became their full-time employee #13 in 1994. In 1998 Bryan worked as the program director for another CCM station, KPAM/Pamplin Media. In 2001 Bryan teamed up once again with Bob Anthony at EMF’s Air1. Bryan was instrumental in moving Air1’s entire Portland staff to the new building in Rocklin, where he worked as operations director and then program director. In 2005 Bryan worked a short stint at KTSL in Spokane, and then became the music director and afternoon host at 89.7 KSGN in Redlands, California. Bryan O’Neal has worked as the program director at KSGN and co-host with Brandi Lanai for nearly 10 years of Bryan and Brandi in the Morning. Bryan hung up his headphones for retirement in March of 2021.

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Bill Scott is one of the founders of Vidare Creative, a fundraising consulting company which helps Christian radio stations, through their 365 plan concept, raise the funds they need to grow. Bill has been a part of Christian radio for 39 years. He’s worked at WCIE, The JOY FM, and WAY FM as a production director, on-air talent, program director, and station manager. Bill co-hosted Dawson McCallister Live, which aired on 500 radio stations each weekend. Bill began ZJAM, a syndicated show that aired on 350 stations in the USA, Canada, the UK, and Guatemala each weekend. Bill’s latest show was Xtreme Talk Live, airing each Sunday night on over 200 radio stations. Bill has hosted 700 fundraisers on Christian radio in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Bill also runs Men of Radio, a Facebook group with over 600 men from Christian radio. For the past three years, he has hosted the Men of Radio Winter Retreat in McCall, Idaho, with the focus of getting to know other men on Christian radio so they can walk through life together. Bill Scott believes passionately in Christian radio, and he has dedicated his life to see it grow.

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