If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that community matters and we are all missing it.

Christian Music Broadcasters recently conducted a travel survey with CMB Members and the results let us know that a significant number of you aren’t quite ready to jump on a plane and see each other in person, yet. But thanks to virtual Momentum, we learned that with a little creativity, the CMB community can still come together to be encouraged, engaged and equipped.

We are doing it again…this time with the virtual September Momentum Summits. Two days of enlightening speakers and amazing performances. You’ll have the opportunity to experience intensive training interspersed with peer-to-peer learning to generate an action plan.  

We know many teams are running on empty. Since these Momentum Summits are virtual and offered at a reasonable price, this is a great opportunity to send even more team members than ever before as a thank you for all the hard work and energy they’ve poured into your listeners.

Experience the virtual Momentum Summits in a live and interactive new way!

 

*Registration has now closed.*

 

 

Music & Programming   •  Tuesday, September 1    |    9a-4p CT

The 2020 Music & Programming Summit will unfold the latest trends from the CMB Tech Survey, explore ideas and strategies for successful holiday programming, and explore on-air topics that make listeners leave your station. 

Future of Radio 2   •  Wednesday, September 2    |    9a-4p CT

The 2020 Future of Radio 2 Summit will look into the future of radio listening habits, how a faith-based audience is changing, opportunities with new 5G technology, and how to have a bright future with on-air talent.

PRICING    [ price listed is for 2 days  ]

Gold Member – Free!  //  Please register your free admission.
Silver Member – $99 Virtual Registration  |  $149 Virtual Registration + On-Demand
Non Member – $199 Virtual Registration  |  $249 Virtual Registration + On-Demand

ON DEMAND BONUS FEATURE!  Exclusive Q&A with Fred & Paul Jacobs and a deeper dive into the CMB Techsurvey on Thursday, September 3.

*The last day to register is August 28. LEARN MORE about CMB membership levels, benefits & pricing.

Each registration is a single registration for one user to enjoy two days of virtual September Momentum Summits through an online portal on your computer. Just like virtual Momentum 2020, these events will include interactive features to provide a memorable experience, as well as enhanced networking!

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

CMB is committed to encourage, engage and equip you in a safe and inviting environment. According to the CMB travel survey results from participating CMB Members, a significant number of you indicated that you and/or your organization weren’t ready to let you travel. Out of respect for those Members, the CMB Board decided to move the September Momentum Summits to a virtual platform. We know community is important, that’s why it is our hope that more people will be able to attend and be encouraged by moving the September Momentum Summits to a virtual platform.

What does my September Momentum Summits registration include?

  • Your registration allows one licensed user to attend BOTH the Music & Programming Momentum Summit (Sept 1st) and the Future of Radio 2 Momentum Summit (Sept 2nd).
  • You’ll participate with the virtual Q&A session twice each day, interacting directly with the speakers and your peers.
  • We’re excited to bring back the Networking Lounge that will give you the opportunity to connect with friends from all over the country and meet new friends. This is also where peer-to-peer learning will take place.
  • If you purchase the Virtual Registration + On Demand, you can relive the Momentum Summit experience at your own pace until they expire at the end of November.

What can we expect at the September Momentum Summits?

Access to the September Momentum Summits live stream happens through an online portal via your computer, tablet or mobile device. No need to dress up. Just come as you are and have a front row seat to the great education and amazing artist performances you’ve come to expect from CMB.

Can I watch this together with my team?

Each virtual Momentum Summit registration is licensed to the person whose name is on the registration. The two-day Momentum Summits are priced to be cost effective so that more people can participate.

What is the cost of this new virtual Momentum Summit?

The costs have been reduced because the expenses have been reduced. We hope this encourages you to register your team.

We are offering the following single registration packages per person for the TWO Momentum Summits:

Silver Member:
$99 (Virtual Registration)
$149 (Virtual Registration + On Demand)

Non-Member:
$199 (Virtual Registration)
$249 (Virtual Registration + On Demand)

Gold Member: 
Included with Your Membership (Virtual Registration + On Demand)

What about networking? How can I build community or network at a virtual conference?

Twice each day, you’ll be able to participate in the Q&A session that will let you interact directly with the speakers. The highly popular Networking Lounge (from virtual Momentum 2020) will be available, allowing you to interact with your peers at virtual tables.

What about the Gold Member Retreat?

The Gold Member Retreat has moved to November 12 and 13 and will be held in a virtual setting as well.

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.

Whats next?

November Momentum Summits
November 11 & 12, 2020

Gold Member Retreat
November 12 & 13, 2020

Momentum 2021 
June 2 – 4, 2021 
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Convention Center at Universal Orlando

From the moment I walked in the door, I felt like I was in a stretching machine. The questions and observations from the participants indicated to me a full on Engagement and investment. These People who are passionate about reaching others with the Goodness of God and the Hope of Jesus through radio, professionals that aren’t going through the motions. Thank you CMB and sponsors for putting on a first class, yet affordable event.

John Brock

On-Air Fundraising Coach
The CMB team hit this one out of the park. From the surprise of having Louie Giglio share, to the top notch speaker line up, this was an amazing event. I’m so glad a good portion of my team was there.

Jeff Scott

Station Manager, WBGL
I thoroughly enjoyed the unique format of the Summit and how it invited questions and interaction from the attendees. Especially since the crowd was eager to ask informed questions and absorb the insight provided by all the speakers. Many events are simply a person speaking at the attendees from the stage…the CMB Momentum Summit provided an actual forum for discussion and learning.

Scott Burnell

Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management, Ford Motor Company
I’m thankful that CMB vets the top experts in the business to guide us through the ever-changing media landscape. Every CMB event I attend, I meet new people and get different perspectives from leaders in our industry

Steve Baker

The Joy FM, Director of Operations
I do a lot of speaking engagements and often get the sense that people are on information overload after several presentations. After mine, CMB did something I hadn’t seen before, using a professional moderator to engage the audience with thoughtful follow-up, unlocking real value. The entire conference had a learning vibe that was refreshing. Congrats to CMB for putting together a thoughtful event with great speakers, and first-rate content. Thanks for inviting me.

Steve Goldstein

CEO, Amplifi Media/Co-Founder, SONIC Ai
You guys/CMB runs the best conferences in the industry….great speakers, engaged participants, and formatted in a way that ensures strong interaction between audience and speakers. In all, a terrific event I was honored to be part of!

Alan Burns

President, Alan Burns & Associates
It really is incredible and encouraging to share your passions with a group that’s so responsive and excited to learn and grow. During our session, we really enjoyed the ‘Q&A’ time, which opened up the whole room to brainstorming together: exchanging notes and comparing ideas. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of such a thriving event.

Skip & Amy

K-LOVE, Morning Show Hosts
CMB Summits are a great investment for any radio station. The content is relevant and applicable. And the networking time valuable. I would recommend that stations large and small include the Summits in their annual budgets.

Bob Croft

Spirit 88.9, General Manager
It was such a joy to meet up with friends across the industry for the 2019 Atlanta Music/Programming and On-Air Momentum Summit. These events are packed with outstanding speakers as well as time sharing wisdom from individual stations. I came away with plenty of notes. I was rejuvenated to apply what the event equipped me to bring back to my station.  Outstanding station and personal investment. Thanks CMB!

Kim Bindel

Music Director/Midday Host, Life 101.9

                  

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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