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Momentum 2022 Recap!

Momentum 2022 held in Orlando last week was a blast! It was Momentum #13 and was attended by Christian Radio broadcasters from coast to coast and as far away as Australia and the Netherlands.

From the workshops to the breakouts, educational sessions, Momentum Worship, acoustic cafe, the many exhibit booths, to the grand finale – The CMB Awards Dinner Friday night, it was a Momentum for the record books, in fact attendance was an all-time high and included 170 first-time attendees. No doubt many have already made plans to come back in 2023.


We’ll let some of those that attended Momentum tell you about their experience this year.

“CMB Momentum 2022 was such a refreshing, enriching and fulfilling experience. My cup is overflowing with a renewed energy, excitement and faith to share with our listeners. I felt seen, loved and fed physically and spiritually! God created us radio people to be unique and amazing. It was so great to connect with so many others who have similar passions and are using their gifts God has given them so well.” – Jenn Pooler – Life 101.9

“The time with friends, making new friends, the time with incredible leaders, the learning, the fellowship, there is no describing how great it all truly is.” – Chris Chicago – WayFM

Momentum Workshops 2022 – Topic related concepts, interactive learning!


“Momentum is always a beautiful time to reconnect and learn together.  I am encouraged to see so many ministries rooting each other on in our shared Kingdom work happening across the country. Momentum ’22 will forever be remembered for those who knew and loved Steve Strout. Thank you Jesus for the moments we had together, in-person to pray, and mourn the loss of our friend.” – Matt Mundt Digital Marketing

“The 20th anniversary of Momentum was not only special, but it was the best yet! The CMB team really knows how to organize an event. The sessions were informative, the artists that performed were great, and the time to Network was valuable. Overall, I give Momentum 2022 ten stars. Great job CMB team!” – Josh Villa – Moody Radio

CMB Awards Night pictures


“Momentum is my favorite conference to attend. The access to artists we have in our format is amazing! These artists love Christian radio and I hope I never take that for granted!” – Scott Herrold – SOS Radio

After 4,952 zoom calls in the past two years (hey, who’s counting), the first Christian Media conference that I’ve attended since the world was more normal was a refreshing, enjoyable and downright essential experience. From top-notch speakers, to challenging presentations and artists who passionately played for the audience, this was a conference like no other. This was my 5th Momentum and the best yet!” – Jarrod Graetz Melbourne, AUS

Women In Radio pictures


“Momentum is always a great experience of education, encouragement, networking, and catching up with friends in the industry. This may have been the best event to date! I loved the emphasis on encouraging us to talk about Jesus with our listeners, and helping us find good ways to do it.” – Adam Hannan – Life 101.9

“The theme of this year’s Momentum22, for me, was remembering that we have a unique purpose, mission, and responsibility as Christian Broadcasters. Our business isn’t just about radio; it’s much bigger than the medium itself. The broadcasting tools we use will change, but our purpose should never change! We need to stay focused on Jesus because without Him at center stage, everything will become noise very quickly. Our business is about guiding those who are hurting or lost without hope towards Jesus Christ.” – Brian Curee – Killer Bee Marketing

“It was great to see all of my radio friends at Momentum this year and to celebrate it’s creation 20 years ago. It was also very encouraging to see all of the new members, who will keep radio alive and vibrant for years to come.” – Jim McDermott – Spirit FM

Curb Word Artist Lunch pictures


“Momentum is always such a wonderful time. Not only to hear from artists’ new music coming down the pipe, and hear the stories behind the songs, but also to see how technology is ever changing and how that affects radio and how to pivot to adapt to it, as well as getting to network with other people that do what I do and bounce ideas off of them and just to absorb all that knowledge… you can’t put a price tag on that. It’s invaluable. That’s what Momentum is all about, and why I’m so honored to have been a part of it.” – Dawn Miller – Proclaim FM

“Maybe it’s been the lack of human contact over the past couple of years, but this Momentum was fire! Great people time, bonding with my coworkers, incredible music, great speakers and learning opportunities… I didn’t know how much I needed this week, and I’m so grateful for all of it!” – Erin Branham Bright FM

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