ACM Announces Radio Awards Nominees

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• 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, Texas, KHAY-FM in Ventura, California, KUBL-FM in Salt Lake City, Utah, KUZZ-AM/FM in Bakersfield, California, WFMS-FM in Indianapolis, Indiana, and WIL-FM in St. Louis, Missouri.

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, the day prior to the ACM Awards live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. 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

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