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RADIO AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

02/15/2011

BLAIR GARNER WINS NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

ENCINO, CA (February 15, 2011) Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing the full list of radio award winners that will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

This marks the third ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year Award win for Blair Garner, for After MidNite with Blair Garner.  Garner, who also won this award in 2003 and 2005, brings an energy to his show that draws listeners in during the late night and keeps them up until the early morning hours.  With nearly 260 affiliates, Garner is recognized as being one of the Top 10 Most Listened to Disc Jockeys in America. 

Winners in radio categories will be invited to receive their awards at a private reception in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 2, the day prior to the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.        

For the third year in a row, ACM Awards producers plan to invite individual On-Air Personality of the Year winners (or one individual from the teams who win Personality of the Year categories) to participate in the telecast as the voices for bumpers leading into commercials for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
NATIONAL                        Blair Garner After MidNite With Blair Garner
MAJOR MARKET            Cliff and Brooks (Cliff, Brooks and Tori) KSON-FM San Diego, CA
LARGE MARKET             Chris Carr, Jason Statt and Maverick WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
MEDIUM MARKET            Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer and Jimmy Holt WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
SMALL MARKET             Dex and Mo WUSY-FM Chattanooga, TN
           
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS: (NOTE TIE IN MAJOR MARKET)
MAJOR MARKET            KEEY-FM St. Louis Park, MN (tie)
MAJOR MARKET             KNIX-FM Phoenix, AZ (tie)
LARGE MARKET            WGH-FM Virginia Beach, VA
MEDIUM MARKET            WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
SMALL MARKET            WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 46th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.


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