The minutes from Christian Media Australia’s 2016 Annual General Meeting are now available.
from Nick Ingram Consulting
On the 30th anniversary of The Challenger space shuttle disaster recently, Nick Ingram took a look at what went wrong in the thinking and conversations leading up to the failed launch, and what we can learn from it.
We have five full registrations to CONNECT16 including the gala dinner plus the Link Symposium and one nights accommodation to give away to new-to-attend board Chairs of CMA Member Radio Stations.
This special grant is available to the first five stations to apply.
We also have a further five free registrations to the LINK Symposium plus overnight accommodation to any Chairman of CMA member radio stations.
Parachute Music have announced a new grant for young songwriters.
The new Song Grant is open to Christian musicians younger than 25.
Controversial Christian novel The Shack is being turned into a major Hollywood movie.
Filming is currently underway on the screen adaptation of William P. Young’s New York Times best seller.
The CONNECT15 MEDIA CONFERENCE is the largest national gathering for Christian Communicators and features incredible speakers from Australia and around the world – covering: Leadership, Communications and Culture, Business and Professional Development.
The CONNECT15 MEDIA CONFERENCE is designed to be the premier gathering for Christian Leaders in the Media and the Arts – including: Broadcasters, Communicators and Media/Content Developers.
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Roger Climpson is one of Australia’s best known and most respected television personalities who has made a life of telling stories in a voice that is immediately recognisable to any Australian over 30.
A veteran of Australian media, Roger began his career in radio theatre during the early 1950s. Two months after the commencement of Television, Roger joined Channel 9 at its inception in 1956.
In 1965, he left Channel 9 and shortly after became the voice and face of Channel 7 news, where he stayed for 20 years, receiving the ‘Sydney TV Newsreader’ Award five times, and the Television Society of Australia’s “Best Newsreader Award” during this reign.
In 1977, he was a presenter in the afternoon shift on Sydney’s 2GB, which lasted for several years.
Roger’s other career highlights include hosting TV’s Top Rating Programs “This Is Your Life” and “Australia’s Most Wanted”.
Roger started voicing programs with the Christian Broadcasting Association (now Hope 1032 in Sydney) back in the early 60’s. He was the master of ceremonies at the official 2CBA station launch in 1979, this was the first Christian station in Australia, and became a member of the board in 1983.
Roger became chairman of the CBA in 1995 and oversaw significant changes to the organisation including a new format, new office and studio facilities, and new FM transmission facilities. Roger served 9 years as Chairman, 12 years as a Director and gave 50 years of service to the Christian Broadcasting Association.
In 1994, Roger received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers and Directors Guild for his sterling service to the Arts and to Television.
He was awarded The Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division on Australia Day, 2004, “For services to the media, particularly through the Christian Broadcasting Association and to the community through a range of service groups.
Roger has devoted his time throughout his media career to charitable causes including World Vision Australia, Rotary, The Variety Club, The Bible Society, and is the Founding Patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Pictured: CMA Board Member Stephen O’Doherty presented Roger Climpson with a Lifetime Achievement Award at CONNECT:14 Media Conference Gala Dinner
Mike Edmiston’s global perspective reflects his diverse childhood experiences. The youngest of three siblings, he was born in England, before moving to Africa at the age of five years old, when his father took up the position of General Manager for the Nairobi airport in Kenya.
Mike established his career in the computing industry where he quickly developed into management positions within multinational companies such as Datapoint and International Computer Limited. It was with ICL that Mike moved to Australia in 1982 with his wife, Barbara and their two young daughters.
Three years later, Mike moved to American company, Digital Equipment Corporation (now Compaq) and later transferred to Queensland as GM where he led a large organization to become the highest performing state for DEC in Australia for several consecutive years. However, despite experiencing considerable success, Mike knew that God was calling him in a new direction.
As a result of his considerable experience, Mike was asked to establish operations in Australia for UK-based charity, Christian Vision, which had been founded by his older brother, Lord Robert Edmiston in 1988. Mike established CVC Network Ltd (then Christian Voice Australia) as a company in 2000 to acquire the iconic Cox Peninsula Transmission Facility in Northern Territory to broadcast the Gospel to Asia and beyond via shortwave radio in its major languages.
Despite national government and media opposition Mike secured the multi-million dollar acquisition and restored Australia’s largest civilian broadcasting site to its former glory.
Mike employed a staff of more than one hundred both in the Asia Pacific Media Centre on the Sunshine Coast, where 24 hour programming was produced and managed in English, Chinese and Indonesian.
Having reached Asia for a decade via shortwave radio and FM affiliates, Mike led CVC through a landmark transition in 2010 to “let go” of their history in broadcasting and “take hold” of the future in reaching even greater numbers of people through Internet platforms. The Cox Peninsula Transmission Site was completely dismantled and returned to the government and Mike led the growth of in-country offices in Singapore, Indonesia, China, and India to support CVC’s operations in online media and in-country missions.
In response to the vision to bring together multimedia resources from around the world to equip Christians to share their faith online, Mike developed www.yesHEis.com which is now used in over 6 languages and the primary online platform used by Christian Vision to outwork its mission globally.
Mike remained the Asia Pacific Director for 12 years and is now Chairman of the organization where he continues to provide guidance through his years of strong leadership and humble service.
Pictured: CMA President Phil Edwards presents Mike Edmiston with a Lifetime Achievement Award at CONNECT:14 Media Conference Gala Dinner