CBA supporter plays matchmaker

A divine encounter at a CBA supporter’s event has led to a romantic outcome. Last year, CEO Phil Guyan and CBA’s fundraiser Kate McGlinchey visited Nelson to meet with supporters in the area.  During the afternoon tea, TVNZ’s local reporter Kaitlin Ruddock spoke briefly about her time in television, what it’s like being a Christian working in media, and the …

Reaching a Large New Audience

CBA has been instrumental in the birth of a brand new programme broadcasting weekly on a secular radio station. The programme has opened up a new weekly audience of more than 5,000 regular listeners, further expanding our mission to communicate the heart of the Christian faith in mainstream media. CBA has partnered with Māori station Radio Waatea and the Anglican …

CBA’s Rev Frank Ritchie is fast becoming a recognisable media personality

With a knack for answering the hard questions with a quiet confidence and great sense of humour, Frank has become a frequent feature on New Zealand’s television and radio stations.  While the nation tackled lockdown, Frank was interviewed by nearly every major news outlet from his home office in Hamilton. This included a segment with Duncan Garner on TV3’s AM …

Petra on air with Jesus

Petra Bagust kicked off her Good Friday radio show on Newstalk ZB talking about the role of art and creativity in crisis. What followed was a three-hour show focused on showcasing stories of neighbourhoods coming together and of creativity emerging from the lockdown. Highlights included a rendition of “It is Well with my Soul” performed in isolation by the Nashville …

Sam & Julia Bloore’s Good Friday morning programme

Married broadcasters Sam and Julia Bloore teamed up once again this year to host the morning show on CBA’s 12-hour Good Friday programming on Newstalk ZB. Looking at DIY and creativity during the lockdown, the show featured Mike Cooney of Grapevine Magazine and Sarah O’Neil from sarahthegardener.co.nz during hour one. Parenting during lockdown was the flavour of the second hour, …

PODCAST SERIES: Faith in the Time of Corona

As the globe experiences a pandemic unlike anything in our recent history, the first wave of coronavirus infections is moving towards a peak, coinciding with some of the world’s most sacred religious festivals and celebrations; the Jewish Passover, the Christian Holy Week and Easter and the Muslim festival of Ramadan. In times of suffering and uncertainty, it is often religious …

Christmas 2019: Thanks for sharing the love!

Our youngest presenter, 7-year-old Eden Bloore, co-hosted CBA’s Crazy Kiwi Christmas Kids Show on Newstalk ZB. She did a great job having woken up at 5am to make it to the studio! It was her first time on live radio and she was a star! She was energetic, confident and fully involved in the banter with the other presenters. Thanks …