ACM Announces Open Submissions Date For Awards’ Radio Categories

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The Academy of Country Music has announced that open submissions for radio categories of the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards® will begin Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 and will end at 4 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will air live next spring from Las Vegas on the CBS Television Network.

The Academy of Country Music Awards telecast recognizes winners for the previous calendar year; the radio submission period is between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 8, 2016.

Only current ACM members may submit for Station or On-Air Personality category consideration; new membership applications and existing membership renewals must be completed by 5 p.m. CT on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. For more information on how to become a member, radio professionals may email [email protected].

To apply online for membership with the Academy of Country Music, visit acmcountry.com.

Nominees for the Academy of Country Music radio awards categories, outlined below, will be announced in the spring of 2017.

On-Air Personality of the Year – National
On-Air Personality of the Year – Major (Markets 1-25)
On-Air Personality of the Year – Large (Markets 26-50)
On-Air Personality of the Year – Medium (Markets 51-100)
On-Air Personality of the Year – Small (Markets 101+)
Radio Station of the Year – Major (Markets 1-25)
Radio Station of the Year – Large (Markets 26-50)
Radio Station of the Year – Medium (Markets 51-100)
Radio Station of the Year – Small (Markets 101+)

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