CMA’s 2010 Broadcast Awards Finalists

Final nominees for the nation’s top Country radio stations and broadcast personalities were delivered to Country Radio today (8/31), when Steel Magnolia revealed the 2010 CMA Broadcast Personality and Radio Station of the Year finalists live from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The announcements were carried live to Country radio stations by CMA’s official radio partner Premiere Radio Networks.

The winners will be notified in mid-October and will be acknowledged at “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) and broadcast live by ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night” for a third year.

Click here to see the other nominees revealed this morning. Additional CMA Award final nominees will be announced tomorrow, Sept. 1 (8:30 AM/All time zones) on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
National
“The Crook & Chase Countdown” (Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase) –  Jim Owens Entertainment and Premiere Radio Networks
“CMT’s Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
“The Lia Show” (Lia Knight)  – Dial Global

Major Market
“Ben & Matt Show” (Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.
Paul Schadt Morning Show” (Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, and Geof Knight) – WKKT, Charlotte/Gastonia, N.C.; Rock Hill, S.C.
“The Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” (Laurie DeYoung) – WPOC, Baltimore, Md.
“Steve Austin” (Steve Austin) – WQYK, Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.
“Randy and Dave” (Randy Price and Dave McKay) – WQYK, Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.
“Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray in the Morning” (Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray Stevens) – WUSN, Chicago, Ill.

Large Market
“Bucky & Bob: The Talk of Austin” (Bucky Godbolt and Bob Cole) – KVET, Austin, Texas
“Karen, Scott and Radar in the Morning” (Karen Dalessandro, Scott Dolphin, and Tony “Radar” Hess) – WMIL, Milwaukee/Racine, Wis.
“The House Foundation” (Gerry House, Mike Bohan, Richard Falklen, Al Voecks, and Duncan Stewart) – WSIX, Nashville, Tenn.
“Eddie Stubbs Show” (Eddie Stubbs) – WSM, Nashville, Tenn.
“Chris Carr & Company”  (Chris Carr, Jeffrey “Maverick” Bolen, and Jason Statt) –WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio

Medium Market
“Mornings with Brian and Kellie” (Brian Pierce and Kellie Michaels) – KFDI, Wichita, Kan.
“The Kat 103 Morning Show with Steve Lundy, Gina, and Craig” (Steve Lundy, Gina Melton, and Craig Allen) – KXKT, Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
“Tom & Becky in the Morning” (Tom Owens and Becky Palmer) – WBBS, Syracuse, N.Y.
“Kevin Richards Show” (Kevin Richards) – WGNA, Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y.
“Andy & Alison and the Morning Crew” (Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, and Jimmy Holt) – WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.

Small Market

“Scotty and Carissa in the Morning” (Scotty Cox and Carissa Loethen) – KCLR, Jefferson City, Mo.
“Barrett, Fox & Berry” (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU, Eugene/Springfield, Ore.
“The Good Morning Guys” (Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore) – KUAD, Ft. Collins/Greeley, Colo.
“The Jess Wright Show” (Jess Wright and David Conrad) – WFRE, Hagerstown, Md.; Chambersburg/Waynesboro, Pa.
“The Dex and Mo Show” (Bill Poindexter and Melissa Turner) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.

CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
Major Market

KEEY – Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
KWJJ – Portland, Ore.
WIL – St. Louis, Mo.
WSOC – Charlotte/Gastonia, N.C.; Rock Hill, S.C.
WYCD – Detroit, Mich.

Large Market
KAJA – San Antonio, Texas
KASE – Austin, Texas
KVET – Austin, Texas
WQDR – Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
WTQR – Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C.

Medium Market
KFDI – Wichita, Kan.
KXKT – Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
WBBS – Syracuse, N.Y.
WGNA – Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y.
WIVK – Knoxville, Tenn.

Small Market
KCLR –Jefferson City, Mo.
KUAD – Ft. Collins/Greeley, Colo.
WFRE – Hagerstown, Md.; Chambersburg/Waynesboro, Pa.
WGSQ – Cookeville, Tenn.
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.

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