Production Momentum Summit – Chicago 2017

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PRODUCTION MOMENTUM SUMMIT  //  Fri., April 28th  //  8:30a – 5:00p

Your listeners hear this more than just about every other element on your radio station…production. Commercials, business underwriting spots, station promos and imaging are second only to music when it comes to on-air inventory. Spend the day learning about how to get the best in listener audio, how to get you and your Program Director on the same page, and on-the-spot feedback on your own produced pieces. Whether you’re a contract producer or directing the department, you’ll gain valuable insight from industry leaders and colleagues.


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Production Skee Ball – How To Aim For the Best Message  •  Ty McFarland & Sterling Tarrant – KSBJ

Production often feels like a big ol’ Skee Ball game. There is a center circle that you’re always aiming for, and that is a great message that connects with high returns. Unfortunately, most throws only land in the 10-point gutter.

We understand. It happens to the chronically understaffed and overworked in Christian radio. How about a checklist to help you say “yes, this is production that hits the target?” Ty and Sterling will help you create that for your station.

You’ll have a tool to help you share a vision for better messages on air. Ty and Sterling will also share the struggles they’ve gone through getting KSBJ staff on the same page about messaging. Whether you’re a DJ, a Production Director, a Program Director (or all three) after the presentation, you’ll have a tool you can use to hit the center circle more consistently, and you’ll be better able to define your station’s personality.

4 Things That Make Station Promos Sizzle  •  Matt Stockman – Director of Programming, CRISTA Media (KCMS, KFMK, KWPZ, KCIS, Pure Music Radio, Sky Country Radio)

Station promos can be an opportunity to inspire and engage your listener, if they’re written and produced well. I’ll share 4 things that I think all excellent station promos should have, and we’ll listen together to some of your station promos, to evaluate how clear and engaging they are, and how they could be even more impactful!

Your Story, Her Voice: Captivating Listener Audio  •  Dan Young – Afternoon Show Host/Music & Creative Services Director, SOS Radio

When a listener’s story is expertly shaped and framed by a master storyteller such as yourself, your ministry’s impact is on display, and God gets the glory. In this session, we’ll talk about the best questions to ask, and the best times to ask them. Then, we’ll take raw audio and sculpt it into a powerful story of a changed life.




We have some extraordinary things taking place during the Momentum Summits and the fun continues into the evenings as well. Invitations will be sent to registered Summit attendees. Wednesday, April 26 we will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:30pm to be transported to the Punch Bowl Social. Perhaps you want to bowl with industry favorite, Matt Hammitt? Play giant Jenga with newcomers Kristene Dimarco and Tori Harper? Great fun and music awaits for us at the Punch Bowl Social, sponsored by Bethel Music, Full Circle Music and Showdown Management.

Then on Thursday, April 27th Word Entertainment has a great evening event planned as well! They will whisk us away immediately after the On-Air Summit to head over to dinner at Granite City. Let the networking continue with new and old friends over a yummy dinner!


Gold Member – Free to one or all Summits  //  Please register your free admission.
Silver Member – $109 for 1 day Summit OR $199 for 2 day Summit Bundle
Non Member – $159 for 1 day Summit OR $279 for a 2 day Summit Bundle

Momentum Summits include light breakfast and full lunch on the day(s) registered as well as Wednesday and Thursday evening entertainment for attendees.

*NO walk up registration will be accepted at any CMB event. CLICK HERE for more information about CMB membership levels, benefits & pricing.


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Courtyard by Marriott Chicago – Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall
1311 American Ln
Schaumburg, IL 60173
*Our hotel room block has expired. Please contact if you need help with your hotel accommodations.


Suggested Arrival/Departure – Plan your travel to come early/leave late as there will be label events both Wednesday and Thursday before/after the Summits
Airport – O’Hare International Airport
Ground Transportation – You will need to make arrangements to/from the airport and the event location


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.

2021 Membership Exclusives

January – Your 2021 Radio Goals – Virtual Event
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


Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.