Momentum is Christian Music Broadcasters’ premier LIVE, in person event in Orlando and if you have anything to do with Christian radio, YOU NEED TO BE THERE! Experience everything that Momentum has to offer - high caliber speakers, performances by your favorite artists along with networking time and so much more packed into 3 FULL days. The goal is to challenge you to think differently with great expectations of how God will use you to illuminate your community.

*We know that God has great things in store for us at Momentum 2021. We continue to monitor the COVID 19 situation because your safety is our main priority.

ILLUMINATE (v) -

to make something visible or brighter by shining light on it; to decorate with color; to enlighten spiritually or intellectually.

As Christian music broadcasters, we have the opportunity to illuminate our hurting world through songs of hope and stories filled with encouragement. Daily, we get to inspire our listeners by sharing the story of who God is and who He has called us to be. To illuminate reminds us of the power of light, which not only drives out darkness, but makes things bright and colorful. That’s exactly what we are called to do in Christian radio.

Imagine what God will do through you and the CMB community when we all come together to experience the fullness of an industry engaged in illuminating our world with the powerful message of the Gospel, bringing out the God-colors in our world. We’re excited to be together again in person, and cannot wait to see what God continues to do through Christian radio in 2021.

"Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16 (MSG)

SPECIAL GUESTS

                                                               

SCHEDULE

Momentum sets the standard of excellence for a conference. I speak all over the world, and Momentum is by far one of the best organized and produced.

Paul Jacobs

VP/General Manager, Jacobs Media
Momentum is a can’t miss! The wisdom, innovation and collaboration we garner within both the speaker sessions and simply time with each other is invaluable. Be inspired, grow as a professional and make lifelong friends – it is a win, win, win!

Niki Corbin

Station Manager, Life 97.3 & Faith 90.5
Momentum is the ultimate place to reconnect with industry leaders, get inspired by truly great speakers, and go deeper with individual break-out sessions. I always come back to KTIS Minneapolis with fresh ideas to share with my team. Always a highlight for me each year!

Keith Stevens

Mornings, KTIS

WORKSHOPS

Momentum Workshops take place first thing Wednesday morning, with two hours of topic-related concepts, interactive learning, and discussions. Choose from 6 different workshop topics where you can learn more, develop new skills within an area of concentration, and revisit some basics.

EXTRAS

All Momentum attendees can sign up for the following extra opportunities during online registration. If you have already registered for Momentum and still want to sign up, let us know!

If you are new to Momentum or a college student – Momentum Mentors are just for you! This is an opportunity for CMB to pair you with a leader in our industry that will help show you the ropes at Momentum. Mentors are there to invest in you, answer your questions, and to introduce you to others throughout the conference.

We’ve all known the importance of moving into the digital space, but thanks to the pandemic, the move to digital has happened even quick than anticipated. Is your station ready? CMB is offering one-on-one checkups during Momentum to assess how your station is doing and where you can improve. Spaces are limited and in order to confirm your appointment, you will be asked to submit your digital assets ahead of time.

The Aircheck Clinic offers one-on-one sessions during Momentum for both On-Air Hosts and Program Directors. Top talent coaches in our industry will give you aircheck feedback and techniques while encouraging you on what’s working. Please note, spaces are limited and you will need to submit audio ahead of time before your aircheck time is confirmed.

FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is new for Momentum 2021?

New dates! New convention center! New host hotel! PLUS CMB is packing the entire conference into THREE FULL DAYS, with education starting early on Wednesday, June 2 and ending with attendee highlight, the Acoustic Café, on the evening of Friday, June 4. There will be two days of Aircheck Clinics and Digital Checkups, plus Momentum Workshops, Celebrity Game Night and more!

What happens if CMB has to cancel Momentum?

We’ve done it before and we’ll be ready to pivot Momentum 2021 to a virtual event if we’re not able to meet in person. We continue to closely monitor the COVID 19 guidelines and are in constant contact with our host hotel and working towards a safe Momentum 2021.

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

Plan to join the CMB Team for the All Things Momentum Webinar at noon (CT) on May 12. This gives you a preview of how to get the most out of your Momentum experience. Also, make sure to attend Momentum Welcome & 101 at 6:30p on Tuesday, June 1. Additionally, CMB connects first timers with a leader in the industry that will help invest in you, answer your questions, and to introduce you to others throughout the conference. You can sign up for a mentor when you register or send a request to info@cmbonline.org

Is CMB offering a streaming option this year for Momentum 2021?

Yes, NEW THIS YEAR, Momentum 2021 is offering a Digital Ticket! This is ideal for those who are international and others who aren’t able to travel yet. This ticket gives you behind the scenes access to Momentum, all main stage educational sessions, networking opportunities, and on demand privileges for 90 days. While it won’t give you the full Momentum experience, the Digital Ticket will give you the opportunity to stay connected in 2021 and give you access to hear the high caliber speakers that Momentum is known for bringing to the main stage. And, with the unexpected pandemic, consider purchasing an individual Digital Ticket for each member of your staff who may not have a chance to attend Momentum in person as a way to pour into and encourage them.

REGISTRATION

What’s included in my Momentum 2021 registration?

Full registration includes ALL meals starting with continental breakfast on Wednesday, June 2 through dinner on Friday, June 4, along with all educational sessions, music performances, and one ticket to Universal Studios Florida™ on Wednesday night (must attend Momentum Worship to receive your ticket).

Does CMB offer any discounts?

Gold Members attend for free! CMB offers discounts for Silver Members, Spouse/Child 10+, College Professors, Students and International attendees. Scholarships are also available for those who need financial assistance.

Can I get a refund or exchange?

NEW THIS YEAR! CMB is waiving the $50 cancellation fee to give you peace of mind about booking early. All refund requests received in writing by Monday, May 10 will be honored. The total refund applied will be less credit card/service fees. After Monday, May 10, no refunds are available. If CMB is forced to cancel Momentum 2021, registrants will automatically be moved to a virtual ticket.

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

CMB offers a special rate for spouses and children. If you would like to purchase a meal ticket for any additional guests, the cost is $35 for breakfast, $55 for lunch and $75 for dinner. Meal tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available for purchase during Momentum. To purchase, contact info@cmbonline.org.

Is a Universal park ticket included in my Momentum registration?

Yes! Everyone with a full registration will still receive a ticket to one of the Universal Orlando™ theme parks to be used on Wednesday night (must attend Momentum Worship to receive your ticket). *Subject to change.

Will we receive an express pass with the ticket to a Universal Orlando™ theme park?

Unfortunately, Express Passes are not included. They are available for an additional fee of $69.99. You may purchase an Express Pass here.

TRAVEL & LODGING

When should I arrive and depart?

Make travel plans to be on-site by Tuesday, June 1. All first time Momentum attendees are invited to the Momentum Welcome & 101 at 6:30p. The Check-In and Info Booth, along with exhibits, will open from 7p – 9p which will allow you to check in early for Momentum and be ready to start first thing Wednesday morning. Ladies, make plans now to attend the annual Women in Radio event on Tuesday night at 8p.

Book your return flight on Saturday, June 5 as there is a lot planned the night before. Get the most out of your Momentum experience and don’t miss a thing!

What airport should I fly in to, and how can I get from the airport to the hotel?

Airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO)

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 Sapphire Falls 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 Sapphire Falls Resort every 30 – 40 minutes. Reservations are not required.

  • One-way fare: $22 adult or $17 child (ages 4 – 11)
  • Round-trip fare: $34 adult or $26 child (ages 4 – 11)

Mears Transportation also offers a direct service airport shuttle from Loews Sapphire Falls 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 Sapphire Falls 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 $55-$70 ride, one-way).

*Prices Subject to change

Can I stay at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort?

Yes, you may stay at the Royal Pacific Resort, but it is not the Momentum 2021 host resort so you will not receive a discount. The discount applies to the host resort, Sapphire Falls. It is adjacent to the Royal Pacific Convention Center and is within walking distance.

COVID-19

What is latest safety information from the resort?

The resort is continuing to work closely with local health officials and are following CDC recommendations. Learn more>>

Will we be required to wear masks?

Currently the Sapphire Falls protocol requires all guests, team members, and vendors to wear face coverings in public areas and meeting spaces. We will let you know if that changes as we get closer to Momentum.

Will there be social distancing at the event?

Yes, we have reduced the capacity to 35% in all meeting rooms. There are social distancing signs and reminders in high-traffic areas.

How are they cleaning the resort?

Universal Orlando’s resort hotels, co-owned and operated by Loews Hotels & Co, have enhanced their standards and protocols throughout their operations to provide a clean environment at their  hotels. This carefully managed plan comes with stringent new health, safety and hygiene procedures in place. Due to the evolving nature of the situation, all details are subject to change without notice
These items currently include:

– Enhanced cleaning of guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas with an EPA-approved cleaner and disinfectant
– Frequent cleaning of high-touch areas such as telephones, remote controls, door handles, light switches, elevators, and table tops, among others
– Several contactless experiences for guests, including hotel texting-services, express checkout, contactless room deliveries and housekeeping stay over services upon request
– Certain Services/amenities have been suspended until further notice. These items include Valet Parking, Bell Services, Turndown Service and Business Center
– Housekeeping services will take place after checkout

Anything I need to know upon arrival?

Guests will be asked to self-screen for COVID symptoms and comply with quarantine orders prior to arrival. Guest will also have temperature checks upon arrival and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will require medical clearance in order to enter the hotel.

What if my company has banned travel?

For those who can’t travel, you may purchase a digital ticket.

OTHER

What are Momentum Workshops?

The Momentum Workshops will take place Wednesday morning, June 2. These workshops will be two-hours of topic related concepts with interactive learning and discussions. 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.

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.

                      

                                                                                            

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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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