ACM Announces Radio Awards Nominees!

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the 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.

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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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