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A new way of broadcasting

“I think a lot of people have an idea of who they think God is, or what a Christian is. But if they’ve never had a positive experience with somebody sharing the Gospel with them, or felt the presence of God, or that kind of undeniable truth that can just knock on the door of your heart - then, we hope we can help bring that in a way that’s relatable, that speaks to where they are at." 


Bjorn Brickell

There’s a Christmas buzz in the air! We’ve decorated the office with tinsel and baubles, Josh has put Michael Bublé on the big speakers, and we’re getting the team back together to plan our Christmas programmes. It’s that familiar festive excitement, as we dream up new ways to tell the greatest story ever told to NZ’s biggest commercial radio audience.

“I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” (Luke 2:10)

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No team has more energy and ‘buzz’ than our kids show team! The team’s Director Grace Bucknell was a finalist at the 2021 New York Radio Awards - so the bar has been set high for this year.


People often ask us about our relationship with Rhema Media. We’re pleased to say that we are great friends! We work together when we can, such as with our biennial Media Prayer Day. Our media chaplains provide support to the team at Rhema Media, Rev Frank Ritchie is a regular on-air contributor, and many of their announcers have played a huge role in CBA programmes over the years, including Life FM’s Bjorn Brickell, who will once again be anchoring our Crazy Kiwi Christmas Kids Show this year.

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Please help share the love this Christmas

Thank you for your generous financial support, which makes these media ministries happen. 18 hours of airtime on the nation’s leading commercial radio network at Christmas is an amazing privilege, incredibly valuable, and not to be taken for granted. Please help us to make the most of every opportunity by giving today – or by starting a secure monthly bank payment - to help cover our production costs.


Every donation will be carefully used to reach out with the love of Christ.


To donate via online bank transfer, please use our account number, 12-3110-0014706-00 - please include your donor number (if known) as a reference. (Alternatively, please provide your name and phone number) Or click here to donate by credit card. Thank you! •

Newstalk ZB programme schedule

Christmas Eve

  •  6pm-9pm: Rev Frank Ritchie and Jax van Buuren

  •  9-11.30pm: John Cowan

  • 11.30pm-12am: Feature doco

Christmas Day

  •  6-9am: The Crazy Kiwi Christmas Kids Show

  •  9am-12pm: Tash McGill and Luke Weston

  •  12-3pm: Petra Bagust

  •  3-6pm: Rev Frank Ritchie and Jax van Buuren

Click here to find your Newstalk ZB frequency to tune in.

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