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.

Frank’s Backyard Christmas

Rev Frank Ritchie hosted our 2019 Christmas afternoon programme on Newstalk ZB. He invited his regular co-host on Sunday night’s Total Recall, Jax van Buuren as well as Newstalk ZB host Tim Roxborogh to join him in a music challenge. Together the team brainstormed music to creatively retell the nativity story using lyrics of songs that have nothing to do …

Johnny Cash

A Johnny Cash Christmas special

One of our highlights from our 2019 Christmas programming on Newstalk ZB was this Christmas special looking at the life of Johnny Cash. John Cowan presented the special that wove through Johnny’s life and career, drawing heavily on the Johnny Cash Christmas Specials that he recorded for television. Johnny’s faith comes through authentically and powerfully in the final programme. Check …

“It was my privilege to be there at the moment of birth”

In December 1969, CBA’s very first programme was broadcast from the pirate radio ship, the Tiri. CBA’s founding Chairman, Howard Martin, reflects on that exciting time: “In the late 1960s, CBA was nothing but a small band of dreamers meeting in a sun-dappled coffee shop just off Karangahape Road, Auckland. “It was a turbulent time, a time of protest and …