Momentum 2013 -- Day One Recap
September 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
WEDNESDAY was the kickoff of CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTERS (CMB) MOMENTUM 2103, with the registration desk opening at 1p ET. Lots of things were happening around the halls and ballrooms of the DISNEY YACHT AND BEACH CLUB CONVENTION CENTER during the first official day.
The CMB TOWN HALL MEETING was called to order at 4:32p ET, with news of change in the wind. CMB Executive Director CHRIS LEMKE has submitted his resignation to the CMB Board, but will continue to work during the transition period. The new Executive Director will be MICHELLE YOUNKMAN, formerly the Events Manager.
CMB Board member JOE PAULO took the mike at the CMB TOWN HALL MEETING, and explained, "Most folks have no idea just how diligently and sacrificially CHRIS has worked to serve CMB. I have worked closely enough with him to have witnessed the countless hours of tireless effort he has put into this organization. CHRIS, we salute you and thank you for all you have done to help CMB be stronger than ever."
With MICHELLE vacating the Events Manager position, it was announced that BRITTANY WHATLEY will be assuming the role moving forward. LORI CLINE will continue to serve as Member Services Manager.
Following the TOWN HALL MEETING was the CMB Networking Dinner, with performances by JAMIE GRACE and AUDIO ADRENALINE. Also during the dinner, the winners of the CMB Awards were announced.
The RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR winners are: Major Market KLOVE RADIO NETWORK, Large Market WPOZ/ORLANDO, Medium Market WLAB/FT. WAYNE and Small Market KCGB/PRESCOTT.
The SCOTT CAMPBELL INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD winner is MIKE NOVAK from KLOVE/AIR1 networks.
The ROB GREGORY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD winner is THE JOY FM network/SARASOTA-TAMPA-ATLANTA.
The RICH MULLINS ARTIST IMPACT AWARD for 2013 is CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP artist AMY GRANT.
MOMENTUM WORSHIP began after dinner, with the service led by CASTING CROWNS, MATT MAHER, ONE SONIC SOCIETY, ELEVATION WORSHIP and PASTOR STEVEN FURTICK.
The WOMEN IN RADIO met later in the evening, with a call to action sponsored by DARE TO BE REVOLUTION.
Closing out the first day activities was MOMENTUM 101, an all inclusive crash course designed to help newcomers get the most out of their MOMENTUM experience.
For more information on CMB or MOMENTUM 2013, check out www.cmbonline.org.