2018 National Religious Broadcasters Conference

February 27-March 2, 2018

Gaylord Opryland Hotel // Nashville, TN

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What does my listener really want?

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Who We Are

Finney Media: Your consultant team showing you how to reach your audio audience with heart, talent and story—for greater impact, broader reach and more positive change.

Program Consulting

Experienced help with content, music, formatics, ratings and more

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Talent Coaching

Caring coaches to help you make heart connection

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Representative sample music testing, perceptuals and focus groups

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Meshing radio and online experience for audience engagement

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Finney Media Why Listen?®

The national survey that listens to the listener

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What We Do

How can I find the Finney Fast Five?

How can I find the Finney Fast Five?

This monthly snapshot of something important, helpful and actionable can be found HERE. It also appears on the Christian Music Broadcaster website.

How can I find the Finney Fast Five?

What we do

What does Finney Media do?

Finney Media’s experienced consultants and coaches show you how to reach your audio audience with heart, talent and story—for greater impact, broader reach and more positive change.

What does Finney Media do?

How does Finney work?

What are specific ways that Finney Media works?

Finney Media works through one-on-one meetings, both in-person and over video, and by group sessions of all sizes at your station or ministry. Finney Media also has a regular on-site seminar session in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Finney Media offers a variety of services, including Program Consulting, Digital Strategy, Talent Coaching, Music Selection, and People Selection. We also conduct several forms of Research, including Music, Perceptual, Representative Sample and the Finney Media Why Listen? survey.

What are specific ways that Finney Media works?

How to get started?

How do I get started working with Finney Media?

You can click HERE and fill in the form, and someone will contact you.  Or you can call Chuck Finney at 214-676-7713 or Jan Shober at 719-331-6482.  Chuck or Jan will ask you a few questions, and in most cases, once a plan is agreed upon, you will receive a proposal.  The Finney Media Why Listen? Workday works on-site in Dallas-Ft. Worth is a registration event, and more information and the schedule is available HERE

How do I get started working with Finney Media?

Why is Finney the Best?

What makes Finney Media my best choice?

Finney Media has caring, experienced people on staff who value our relationship with you.  Each consultant has long-term media experience and a unique skill to help you.  Both Contemporary Christian Music, Teach-Talk and the Digital World are well represented, as are Programming, Talent Coaching, Program Placement, Hiring, People Placement, Research and Digital.  Full bios can be read HERE.

What makes Finney Media my best choice?

Finney Works with Chuck

Finney Works includes thoughtful actionable posts by Chuck and the team to keep you on the grow.

Repeat the Sounding Joy

Finding the Joy in telling the Good News

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Why Build an App?

These days attention focuses more and more on addiction to smartphones.  While we used to lament about the kids and …

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Four Ideas for the New Year

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Christmas on the Radio – December 2017

CHRISTMAS ON AMERICAN RADIO For many, the first Christmas song on the radio is a welcome change to the daily …

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Tim Keller, Preaching to the Heart – Part 2

Why just reading on-air won’t do.

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Glad Tidings, Cheerful Giving

How does giving fit with the Christmas message?

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Relationship matters

We view our clients as partners, as friends, as people who live in families and have a larger personal story. Clients may come to us for specific business needs, but our hope is they are blessed and enlarged by the relationship we share.

The listener is our focus

As we work in audio communications, we work with the listener in our mind’s eye.  Most of our research, our mental framing and indeed our strategy revolves around this person.  If the listener yawns, we care.

Proverbs 22:1 is our Biblical underpinning.

“A good name is to be desired more than silver or gold, favor more than great riches.”

The details of our lives and the business are directed toward integrity. This translates to how we pay our bills, how we share difficult news and how transparent we are.

Our ultimate mentor for creativity is God

We stand in awe of God’s creativity and the wonder of his creation.  We look to Jesus for our model on both the power of story and the art of storytelling.  He is also the living story that touches us most deeply with his life, death and resurrection, and the fact that he offers us a gift of salvation.

We believe growth is possible

We believe growth is possible both for a faith-life, size of audience, your family, and yes, how a team operates. This is part of our optimistic, encouraging and hopeful DNA, but also based on research.