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 …

Nicky Gumbel will be one of our “proclaimers of Christmas”

‘Why should people still be celebrating the birth of a baby born 2,000 years ago?’ Nicky Gumbel, a former lawyer, and now the Senior Vicar of one of England’s most vibrant churches, is well-qualified to answer this question. He’s one of the most influential men in modern Christianity, yet ‘humble, charming and chatty’ – perfect for our audience – and we’re thrilled to have him on our programme this Christmas.

CBA broadcasts the real Easter message

Sam and Julia Bloore will help CBA broadcast the heart of the Christian message this Easter on Newstalk ZB We’re delighted to have a talented team of bright, articulate, contemporary-minded Christians presenting our 22 hours of programming this Easter weekend. Among our youthful line-up of presenters, are husband and wife Sam and Julia Bloore. Sam was the host of CBA’s Total …

‘Tis the season; Award Season that is… CBA wins again!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve won Best Children’s Programme at this year’s NZ Radio Awards. Number One… Again! Every Christmas morning, to kick off our regular Christmas day broadcast on Newstalk ZB, we’ve produced a dedicated kids show. This year at the NZ Radio Awards ceremony on the 8th of June 2017, we secured the honour of Best Children’s …

CBA just won ‘most engaging radio’ award at CMAA in Australia

A CBA Easter radio programme has been honoured at the CMAA CONNECT17 Conference in Queensland Australia this week.

Phil Guyan accepted the award for ‘most engaging radio’ for CBA’s 10-part time-travelling radio drama, Newstalk 33AD, which aired throughout Good Friday nationwide on Newstalk ZB.