Nominees For Radio Awards Categories Revealed For The 55th ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music announced the Radio Awards nominees for the 55th ACM Awards today (Feb. 3), including triple nominations for KUZZ-AM/FM in Bakersfield, California; and double nominations for WIL-FM in St. Louis, Missouri; WNSH-FM in New York, New York; CKRY-FM in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; WUBE-FM in Cincinnati, Ohio; KXKT-FM in Omaha, Nebraska and WUSY-FM in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Radio Awards are given out during the annual Radio Winners Reception which will be held on Saturday, April 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the day prior to the ACM Awards live telecast on Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS. The full list of 55th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks.

The following stations on MusicRow‘s CountryBreakout Radio Chart panel earned nominations: WCOW-FM – Sparta, Wisconsin’s Ben & Arnie – Ben Butler, Arnie Andrews for On-Air Personality Of The Year – Small Market; WGGC-FM – Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Big Rick In The Morning – “Big” Rick Daniels for On-Air Personality Of The Year – Small Market; and KTHK-FM – Idaho Falls, Idaho for Radio Station Of The Year – Small Market.

55th ACM Radio Awards nominees are:
NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Blair Garner, “Off Eric” Garner – The Blair Garner Show
Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox, Eddie, Morgan, Ray – The Bobby Bones Show
Charlie Chase, Lorianne Crook – The Crook & Chase Countdown
Buzz Brainard – The Music Row Happy Hour
Storme Warren, Mary Carlisle Callahan, Thomas Massad – The Storme Warren Show

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
Bud and Broadway  WIL-FM – St. Louis, MO
Kelly Ford in the Morning – Kelly Ford  WNSH-FM – New York, NY
Mason & Remy  WIL-FM – St. Louis, MO
The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister  – Matt McAllister, Emily Raines, Slow Joe Wallace KKWF-FM – Seattle, WA
The Rob and Holly Show – Rob Stone, Holly Hutton  WYCD-FM – Detroit, MI

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
Lexi and Banks KUBL-FM – Salt Lake City, UT
Marty McFly WSM-FM – Nashville, TN
Q Morning Crew with Mike and Janie WQDR-FM – Raleigh, NC
Robyn & Roger in the Morning CKRY-FM – Calgary, AB
The Big Dave Show – Big Dave, Chelsie, Statt, Ashley WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
Brent Michaels KUZZ-AM/FM – Bakersfield, CA
Clay & Company  WYRK-FM – Buffalo, NY
Kenn McCloud KUZZ-AM/FM – Bakersfield, CA
Steve & Gina in the Morning  – Steve Lundy, Gina Melton  KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
The Cowboy Kyle Show – Cowboy Kyle WUSY-FM – Chattanooga, TN

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
Adam & Jen in the Morning  KIOK-FM – Kennewick, WA
Ben & Arnie – Ben Butler, Arnie Andrews WCOW-FM – Sparta, WI
Big Rick In The Morning – “Big” Rick Daniels WGGC-FM – Bowling Green, KY
Scotty & Catryna in the Morning – Scotty Cox, Catryna Craw KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO
Steve & Jessica – Steve Waters, Jessica Cash WFLS-FM – Washington, DC

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX
KFRG-FM San Bernardino, CA
KILT-FM Houston, TX
WNSH-FM New York, NY
WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
CKRY-FM Calgary, AB
WDSY-FM Pittsburgh, PA
WIRK-FM West Palm Beach, FL
WMIL-FM Milwaukee, WI
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
KATM-FM Stockton, CA
KUZZ-AM/FM Bakersfield, CA
KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
WQMX-FM Akron, OH
WUSY-FM Chattanooga, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
KKNU-FM Eugene, OR
KTHK-FM Idaho Falls, ID
WBYT-FM South Bend, IN
WPAP-FM Panama City, FL
WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL

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