graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in 1993, Jason Sharp
has devoted his lifeís work to the calling that God placed on
his heart at the age of 13. While serving in various roles
along the way, Jasonís journey has led him to Christian radio
stations in Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Tennessee and
Minnesota. He is currently serving as Station Manager at KTIS-FM
in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
Jason, and his
wife, Julie, have been married for 15-years and they have two
1. How did you get
involved with CMB & Momentum this year?
Iíve been involved in working with a
team to provide education for CMB for the past three years.
Prior to that, I was on the Steering Committee that provided the
education for GMA Week and I was able to be a part of that for
2. What is your role in
putting Momentum together?
I am the Education Track Chair again
this year at Momentum. That means that I helped put together a
team of creative and hard working people to book and schedule
speakers and topics to be covered at Momentum. That team
included: Carol Ellingson from WPOZ, Brittany Whatley from KSBJ,
Jeff Scott from WBGL, Scott Herrold from SOS, Morgan Wood and
Keith Stevens from KTIS, Scott Michaels from KDNW and the
infamous Grant Hubbard from EMI CMG.
3. How would you describe
If this yearís event is as
successful as it has been teed up to be, it would be best
described as authentic.
4. Why should someone in
Christian Radio attend Momentum?
This is the premiere event for our
industry! We are all in this together and frankly, we need each
other. The opportunity to learn from and fellowship with those
within our industry, and those without, is an opportunity that
one should try to be a part of. I think that often times, itís
easy to feel ďaloneĒ in what we do. Our jobs can be grueling,
difficult, and tough. We need encouragement from our peers and
Momentum is a great place to get reenergized.
5. What are some of the
highlights for Momentum 2011?
Our theme is ďFrom the Inside Out.Ē
We will be hearing from brilliant people from within our
industry this year that we have never heard from before. These
people are knocking it out of the ballpark and itís time that
they be heard and share what God is doing through them and their
ministries. In addition, there will be a spiritual component to
this yearís event. We will take a look at how each one of us are
doing spiritually and challenge our attendees to grow.
7. 6. What can be expected at
the educational sessions this year?
Here are a few highlights that you
can expect from the education at Momentum:
∑ Rich Dunham/Dunham+Company
- Rick has served the nonprofit sector for over 30 years
providing strategic counsel in direct response marketing and
fundraising and organizational management and development. Rick
speaks to us on how to discover true security in turbulent
∑ Leon Wirth/Executive
Director of Parenting & Youth at Focus on the Family - Most of
us recognize that today's moms are stressed. But do we really
understand what's making moms anxious in the busyness of the
day? Most of us know that moms are responding to the economy by
pinching pennies wherever they can. But have we grasped what
the real-life impact on moms is in these tight times? And most
of us know that moms want family time and togetherness. But
have we fully comprehended what "together" now means for her?
We'll explore some surprising "a-ha" moments that Focus on the
Family research has unearthed and give practical tips on how to
minister effectively to this important audience segment.
∑ Jeremy Hilton/VP Media
MindComet Orlando - Facebook is the world's most widely adopted
social media platform and as a marketing tool has proven to be
very effective. However, many Fan Page owners don't realize that
there is a significant chance that their Fan Page messaging is
being missed by a large number of their fans. We'll show you
easy to implement tactics that will increase fan engagement and
ultimately extend the reach of your Fan Page messaging.
∑ Todd Isberner/ShareMedia -
You've heard of, ďAre You Smarter Than a 5th Grader,Ē but as a
listener supported station, are you smarter than your donor? We
make appeals via Pledge Drives, direct mail, e-blasts,
etc...usually from the inside out. Meaning we think we know what
we should say when making an appeal and how and when...but are
we just second guessing our listeners? What do they want to hear
and see before they are motivated to respond? We did some
research to see what they prefer. So let's find out how you
the entire Momentum 2011 schedule.