Luke Combs surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities Tuesday morning (Oct. 27) with calls to announce the winners of this year’s CMA Broadcast Awards. The 54th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.
A full list of winners is below:
CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
“Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
“Chris Carr & Company” (Chris Carr, Kia Becht and McKaila Granning) – KEEY, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
“The Big Dave Show (“Big Dave” Chandler, Chelsie Shinkle, Jason Statt and Ashley Hempfling) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Clay & Company” (Clay Moden, Rob Banks, and Val Townsend) – WYRK, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.
“Officer Don & DeAnn” (“Officer Don” Evans and DeAnn Stephens) – WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
KSCS – Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
KNCI – Sacramento, Calif.
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.
WKXC – Augusta, Ga.
The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by Arbitron. Entries for Broadcast Personality of the Year are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement and biographical information. Candidates for Radio Station of the Year are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement and format leadership.
CMA members who are full-time, on-air personalities and CMA member radio stations in the United States and Canada were eligible. The entries are judged by a panel of distinguished broadcast professionals, representing all market sizes and regions.
CMA Broadcast Awards winners are not eligible to enter in consecutive years; therefore, those who received trophies in 2019 were not eligible in 2020.
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