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.

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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