Now more than ever, CMB desires to bring together those with a passion for reaching listeners with the Gospel message. The uncertain times we are facing call for greater hope, enhanced creativity, and deeper connections than ever before and we know that is what Christian radio does best.

Because of COVID-19, we cannot gather in person...so Momentum 2020 has been reimagined!

This year, Momentum will be a 4 day online gathering for Christian radio professionals, packed with speakers who will challenge you and performances that will inspire you. When you participate, you will experience curated education, panel discussions, targeted workshops, Q&A opportunities, and unique experiences with the artists that you know and love.

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You will access Momentum through an online portal via your computer, tablet or mobile device. The virtual Momentum platform will include interactive features to provide a first-class digital event experience.

After the live event ends, you will have access to all of the educational sessions, including each breakout and workshop. This unique On-Demand offering has never been possible before, so we are excited to extend the the added value to you.

CMB members have access to the best rates for all CMB events, as well as exclusive members-only benefits.

Learn more & become a member today!

•  2020 Gold Member – *Included with $1159 Gold Membership purchase // Please register your free admission.

•  2020 Silver Member – $629  

•  NON-Member – $850   

•  Full Time College Student – $199

*Please note: the cutoff for registration is May 15. 

What’s included?

•  May 26 – 29, 2020 – live, interactive, virtual Momentum experience (we added a day!)

•  On-Demand – you can relive the virtual Momentum experience at your own pace

•  Breakouts On-Demand – while you are attending one of the breakouts, all of the others will be recorded and available post Momentum through the On-Demand platform

•  Workshops On-Demand – Workshops are NEW this year and we are delighted that you’ll have the opportunity to view all of them

•  BONUS – everyone with a Momentum 2020 registration will be invited to CMB’s Gold Member Retreat, tentatively scheduled for September 3 and 4 with Barna’s David Kinnaman

All refund requests received in writing by May 11, 2020 will be honored. A $50 cancellation fee will apply to each registration refunded. The total refund applied will be less credit card/service fees and a $50 cancellation fee. After May 11, no refunds available.

*All times are Central Time. Schedule subject to change. 


TUESDAY – MAY 26


10am – 12pm WORKSHOPS

12:30pm – 1:30pm ACOUSTIC CAFE

2pm – 4pm CMB AWARDS


WEDNESDAY – MAY 27


10am – 12pm MORNING SESSIONS

12:30pm – 1:30pm BREAKOUTS

2pm – 4pm AFTERNOON SESSIONS


THURSDAY – MAY 28


10am – 12pm MORNING SESSIONS

12:30pm – 1:30pm BREAKOUTS

2pm – 4pm AFTERNOON SESSIONS


FRIDAY – MAY 29


10am – 12pm MORNING SESSIONS

12:30pm – 1:30pm BREAKOUTS

2pm – 4pm AFTERNOON SESSIONS

7pm – 8:30pm MOMENTUM WORSHIP

Why is CMB moving Momentum to a virtual platform this year?

CMB is committed to encourage, engage and equip you in a safe and inviting environment. Due to COVID-19 we have had to make some changes. We are excited to bring our community virtually together and offer nearly all of the sessions, breakouts and workshops originally scheduled.

What does my virtual Momentum registration include?

  • May 26 – 29, 2020 – Live, interactive, virtual Momentum experience (we added a day!)
  • On-Demand – You can relive the virtual Momentum experience at your own pace
  • Breakouts On-Demand – While you are attending one of the breakouts, all of the others will be recorded and available post Momentum through the On-Demand platform
  • Workshops On-Demand – Workshops are NEW this year and we are delighted that you’ll have the opportunity to view all of them
  • BONUS – Everyone with a Momentum 2020 registration will be invited to CMB’s Gold Member Retreat, tentatively scheduled for September 3 and 4 with Barna’s David Kinnaman

What can we expect at Momentum 2020?

Access to the Momentum live stream happens through an online portal via your computer, tablet or mobile device. The virtual Momentum platform includes interactive features to provide a first-class digital event experience. No need to dress up. Just come as you are and have a front row seat to the great education and moving artist performances you’ve come to expect.

Has CMB added a day? Are the dates now May 26 – 29, 2020?

Yes, so make sure to keep these dates blocked off on your calendar! This will allow us to fit everything in without overloading the attendees.  With our traditional Momentum setting, we cram so much into three fulldays. Out of respect for your time at home, we are adding a day to fit as much into your regular work hours as possible.

What is the cost of the new virtual Momentum?

Along with safety, CMB is committed to value. Travel and lodging expenses to attend a virtual Momentum are no longer an issue for you or CMB, however, CMB has new expenses in production and operation. CMB has worked hard to keep these new costs in check. If you registered prior to April 13, your registration cost has not changed; you are all set.  For those who have not yet registered, the cost remains $629 for members and $850 for non-members. Your registration includes both live and on-demand access to Momentum.

What are Momentum Workshops?

The Momentum Workshops happen on Tuesday morning, May 26. These workshops are two hours of topic related concepts with interactive learning and discussions in a live setting. There are six different workshop topics (Leadership, Music/Programming, On-Air, Production, Promotions/Social Media, & Revenue) to choose from where you can learn more and develop new skills in that area of concentration.

What about the breakouts?

The breakouts take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm – 1:30pm CT. They are live and interactive.

Can I get a refund?

The updated refund policy states requests received in writing by 5pm on May 11 will be honored, minus the processing fees and a cancellation fee of $50.  If you are unable to join us for the virtual Momentum 2020 experience, we encourage you to apply your registration fees to Momentum 2021, scheduled for June 2 – 4, 2021 at Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando.

What is the outlook for CMB as an organization?

God is beyond good. Through you and hundreds of friends of the CMB community, CMB remains strong and confident. The CMB board and staff are proactively addressing how to fulfill its mission and vision for its members through existing and new educational initiatives and resources. Financially, with the cancellation of Momentum last year and the retooling of Momentum this year, CMB is shaken, yet hopeful. We are indebted to our members and friends of CMB for affirming the value and stewardship of what CMB means to our industry.

What can I do for CMB?

Please pray for our ongoing wisdom, peace and favor from God. As we pray for you, thank you for praying for us to have strong, enduring faith and obedience to guide us through these unchartered waters.  We are here for you as we encourage, engage, and equip our members to impact their communities for Christ.

When is Momentum 2021?

It is scheduled for June 2 – 4, 2021 at Sapphire Falls Convention Center in Universal Orlando.

Momentum Workshops take place from 10a-12p CT Tuesday, May 26, with two hours of topic related concepts, interactive learning and discussions. There are 6 different workshop topics to choose from where you can learn more and develop new skills in that area of concentration.

               

                                                                      

If you are interested in partnering with us in reaching radio’s decision makers, 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.

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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