02/07/2018

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES FOR THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES

NOMINEES FOR RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES FOR THE

 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

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ENCINO, CA (February 7, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing today Radio Awards nominees for the 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, including double nominations for KAJA-FM in San Antonio, TX, KHAY-FM in Ventura, CA, KUBL-FM in Salt Lake City, UT, KUZZ-AM/FM in Bakersfield, CA, WFMS-FM in Indianapolis, IN, and WIL-FM in St. Louis, MO.  

Though not presented during the live telecast, the Radio Awards are given out during the annual Radio Winners Reception held on Saturday, April 14 in Las Vegas, NV, the day prior to the ACM Awards live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The full list of 53rd ACM Awards nominations will be announced in early March.

53rd ACM Radio Awards nominees are:

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

  • Cody Alan                                                                              CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan
  • Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox, Eddie                              The Bobby Bones Show
  • Terri Clark                                                                             Country Gold with Terri Clark
  • Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase                                     Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Ty Bentli, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks                               Ty, Kelly & Chuck

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Bud and Broadway                                                      WIL-FM                               St. Louis, MO
  • Cadillac Jack                                                               WQYK-FM                           St. Petersburg, FL
  • Chris Carr, Kia, Maverick and McKaila                     KEEY-FM                             St. Louis Park, MN
  • Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight                   WKKT-FM                            Charlotte, NC
  • Roxanne Steele                                                        WYCD-FM                            Detroit, MI         

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • Dale Carter                                                                KFKF-FM                              Kansas City, MO
  • Double-L                                                                    KWNR-FM                            Las Vegas, NV
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman    WFMS-FM                            Indianapolis, IN
  • Johnson and Johnson                                                KUBL-FM                              Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Randy, Jamie and JoJo Show                             KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • The 97.5 WPCV Breakfast Club with Roger Todd,
    Julie Kay and DJ Thee Trucker                                         WPCV-FM                            Lakeland, FL
  • Carina With A Twist Of Lime                                            WCYQ-FM                            Knoxville, TN
  • Buzz Jackson                                                                       KIIM-FM                              Tucson, AZ
  • Steve & Geoff                                                                      KUZZ-AM/FM                       Bakersfield, CA
  • The Odd Squad                                                                    CKRY-FM                             Calgary, AB

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews                                       WCOW-FM                           Sparta, WI
  • Bobby and Steve (and Mandi!)                                      WKYQ-FM                            Paducah, KY
  • Dave Daniels                                                                 KHAY-FM                              Ventura, CA       
  • Pat James                                                                           KHUT-FM                              Hutchinson, KS
  • The Q Crew with Jason and Ashley on Q100.3             KRWQ-FM                             Medford, OR

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KILT-FM                               Houston, TX
  • KMLE-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • KSCS-FM                              Dallas. TX
  • WIL-FM                                St. Louis, MO
  • WPOC-FM                             Baltimore, MD

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • KUBL-FM                             Salt Lake City, UT
  • WFMS-FM                           Indianapolis, IN
  • WKDF-FM                            Nashville, TN
  • WSIX-FM                             Nashville, TN
  • WSM-FM                             Nashville, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-AM/FM                      Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                            Omaha, NE
  • WGKX-FM                          Memphis, TN
  • WQMX-FM                          Akron, OH
  • WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KHAY-FM                              Ventura, CA
  • KTHK-FM                              Idaho Falls, ID
  • KTTS-FM                              Springfield, MO
  • KYKZ-FM                              Lake Charles, LA

 

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates!

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 53rd 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

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Academy of Country Music Contacts:

Brooke Primero                                brooke@acmcountry.com                           818-788-8000

Melissa Moldovan                           melissa@acmcountry.com                           818-788-8000                                                    

 

PMKBNC Contacts:

Brian Rubin                                         Brian.Rubin@pmkbnc.com                       310-854-4800

Christina Canseco                            Christina.canseco@pmkbnc.com               310-854-4800

Pipere Boggio                                    Pipere.Boggio@pmkbnc.com                     310-854-4800

Hallie Sawyer                                     Hallie.Sawyer@pmkbnc.com                      212-582-1111