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 …

Amazing Grace

YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE MET GRACE BUCKNELL, BUT YOU HAVE PLAYED A BIG PART IN HER STORY.  “I genuinely wouldn’t be here without CBA’s supporters… It’s humbling to think there are people around New Zealand who are supporting the work of CBA and making it possible for me to share my faith with so many listeners.” Grace (22) was raised …

Whostalk ZB reprised for Christmas 2019

To finish off our 2019 Christmas programming on Newstalk ZB we played our award-winning production Whostalk ZB. Peter Wolfkamp hosted an introductory chat with two of the show’s creative minds, Phil Guyan and Grace Bucknell. The ambitious and delightful rhyming production won local and international awards in 2019.