CMA Announces 2011 Broadcast Awards Finalists

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• September 6, 2011

Final nominees for the nation’s top Country radio stations and broadcast personalities were delivered to Country Radio today, when the JaneDear girls revealed the 2011 CMA Broadcast Personality and Radio Station of the Year finalists live from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

The winners will be notified in mid-October and will be acknowledged at The 45th Annual CMA Awards, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 and broadcast live by the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year
“American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks” (Kix Brooks) –  Citadel Media
“Big D & Bubba Show” (Derek Haskins and Sean Powell) – Premiere Radio Networks
“The Lia Show” (Lia Knight)  – Dial Global

Major Market
“Ben & Matt Show” (Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.
“Edwards & Lee” (Chuck Edwards and Linda Lee) – WYCD, Detroit, Mich.
“Kelly Ford & Rider” (Kelly Ford and Mark Newman) – KYGO, Denver-Boulder, Colo.
“Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” (Laurie DeYoung) – WPOC, Baltimore, Md.
“Paul Schadt Morning Show” (Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, and Geof Knight) – WKKT, Charlotte/Gastonia, N.C.; Rock Hill, SC

Large Market
“Chris Carr & Company”  (Chris Carr, Jeffrey “Maverick” Bolen, and Jason Statt) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Coffee, Country & Cody” (Bill Cody) – WSM-AM, Nashville, Tenn.
“Jeff Roper in the Morning” (Jeff Roper and Angie Ward) – WTQR, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Pont, NC
“Jess, Brian, and Amanda” (Jess Tyler, Brian Phillips, and Amanda Leonardo) – WCTK, Providence/Warwick/Pawtucket, RI
“Q Morning Crew” (Mike Wheless, Marty Young, and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh/Durham, NC

Medium Market
“Kevin Richards Show” (Kevin Richards) – WGNA, Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y.
“Mornings with Brian and Kellie” (Brian Pierce and Kellie Michaels) – KFDI, Wichita, Kan.
“The 97 Country Breakfast Club” (Tom O’Brien, Roger Todd, Melissa Moran) – WPCV, Lakeland/Winter Haven, Fla.
“The Kat 103 Morning Show” (Steve Lundy and Gina Melton) – KXKT, Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa
“Ellis and Bradley Morning Show” (Bill Ellis and Beth Bradley) – WSSL, Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

Small Market
“Barrett, Fox & Berry” (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU, Eugene/Springfield, Ore.
“Bearman and Ken in the Morning” (Benny “Bearman” Martin, Ken Hicks, Daniel Wyatt) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
“Scotty and Carissa in the Morning” (Scotty Cox and Carissa Loethen) – KCLR, Columbia, Mo.
“The Eddie Foxx Show” (Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green) – WKSF, Asheville, NC
“The Good Morning Guys” (Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore) – KUAD, Ft. Collins/Greeley, Colo.

CMA Radio Station of the Year
Major Market
KMLE – Phoenix, Ariz.
KNIX – Phoenix, Ariz.
WKKT – Charlotte/Gastonia, N.C./Rock Hill, SC
WMZQ – Washington, DC
WYCD – Detroit, Mich.

Large Market
KASE – Austin, Texas
KVET – Austin, Texas
WFMS – Indianapolis, Ind.
WQDR – Raleigh/Durham, NC
WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio

Medium Market
KATM – Modesto, Calif.
KFDI – Wichita, Kan.
KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.
WBBS – Syracuse, NY
WYRK – Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

Small Market
KCLR -Columbia, Mo.
KUAD – Ft. Collins/Greeley, Colo.
WKSF – Asheville, NC
WKXC – Augusta, Ga.
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.



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