Paul Martin, president of NRB member organization Advocace, was announced Wednesday as the recipient of the Christian Music Broadcasters’ (CMB) Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award.
The award is presented annually to a Christian broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian music radio.
With a degree in radio/TV management from Oral Roberts University, Martin helped start KLTY-FM and ran the radio sales division for Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
In 2003, Martin started Advocace, which originally worked solely with listener-supported Christian radio stations in order to grow revenue. After building rapport with those stations, the general managers began asking if Advocace could help them with business development in their communities.
Advocace became quite successful at helping radio stations grow income and increase business development, and soon other Christian nonprofits started to take notice.
Currently, Advocace works with Christian nonprofits of all shapes and sizes across the country — from rescue missions to missions organizations, Christian universities, seminaries, and K-12 schools.
Martin’s vision is ultimately that more homeless people are fed, more young men and women are receiving Christian education and becoming leaders for the Kingdom, and more listeners are hearing the Gospel on their local radio station.
The Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award was one of several Special Awards announced during the annual CMB Awards Dinner that officially kicked off Momentum 2018.
Also honored by CMB was the late Billy Graham, who was named a recipient of the CMB Board of Directors Award for the advancement of the Gospel through radio.
Awards were also presented to the radio stations of the year.
By NRB Staff
Published: September 6, 2018