CMB Station Of The Year Awards
Big Changes for CMB Station of the Year Awards!
Stations will no longer need to enter to be considered for the Station of the Year Awards. CMB will have a nomination committee committed to each market category who will thoroughly vet stations as we honor stations in the small, medium, large and major markets:
Major: Markets 1-25
Large: Markets 26-75
Medium: Markets 76-125
Small: Markets 126+
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR STATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED AS A NOMINEE?
The Station of the Year Award will be presented to stations who show outstanding achievement in their community service/kingdom impact, on-air presentation, and digital media. Stations must play Christian music for the majority of the broadcast day and have at least one person on staff who is a CMB Member. Last year’s winners will not be included.
HOW MANY FINALISTS WILL BE NOMINATED?
The nomination committees will select FIVE stations in each market category to be a finalist.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF OUR STATION IS NOMINATED?
CMB will notify the nominees by February 17.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE MY STATION IS NOMINATED?
The nominated stations will receive instructions on how to submit an application that replicates what has been done in previous years focusing on community service/kingdom impact, on-air presentation, and digital media.
WHAT WILL THE NOMINATED STATIONS BE JUDGED ON?
Audio Elements (40 points possible)
What comes out of the speakers is critical to your mission and vision.
1. 10 minute scoped aircheck from any locally-originating daypart(s)
2. 5 minutes of production / promotion / public service
Community Involvement / Kingdom Impact (40 points possible)
In 1,000 words or less – Looking over the past year, how has your station effectively impacted the Kingdom? How engaged has your station been with your community? How are you innovatively reaching your listeners? What metrics do you use to show your impact? We want you to highlight original/locally oriented events, promotions and/or news coverage that display exceptional service to your community, kingdom impact and responsiveness to the needs and problems facing your market and defined core audience. Also, your station may submit examples of how you are helping to make other Christian music stations better, such as mentorship programs. Show us how you’ve been successful this year in making an impact on your community and the Kingdom.
Digital Media (20 points possible)
In 1,000 words or less – How are you communicating off air? What have you done through the various platforms to move your ministry forward and increase your listenership? How are you incorporating video elements into your brand? Give us examples of how you utilize other media across your digital platforms – including (but not limited to) website, social media, email and podcasts. Analytics can be included in this section.
You may include a single link on your website that contains up to 5 photos and 2 videos to support your submission, but it will not replace your submission. Video submissions must not exceed 2 minutes cumulatively.
WHO WILL BE JUDGING?
A panel of radio professionals primarily outside of the Christian music industry.
2 New Awards for 2023!
PODCAST OF THE YEAR
Due to the growth of podcasting, this new category recognizes outstanding podcasts associated with a radio station. The FIVE nominated podcasts will receive instructions on how to submit an application which will require information focusing on community service/kingdom impact, podcast presentation, and digital media, along with a link to one podcast episode aired in 2022.
CMBU Station of the Year
To further our investment in our future broadcasters, it’s time to recognize a deserving student operated radio station. Stations must play Christian music for the majority of the broadcast day. The nomination committee will thoroughly vet stations and determine the nominees. The FIVE nominated stations will receive instructions on how to submit an application that focuses on community service/kingdom impact, on-air presentation, and digital media.
All nominees will be announced on March 31, 2023.
Stations may contact CMB (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request consideration.
The CMB Awards are the most distinguished awards given out in Christian music radio. Join us for the CMB Awards Dinner on Friday, June 2 during Momentum 2023, being held at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando.