The Country Music Association has announced the recipients of the 2021 CMA Broadcast Awards. Country recording artist and two-time 2021 CMA Awards nominee Carly Pearce individually called radio stations and broadcast personalities to reveal the news.
The CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year category was split into two new categories this year—Weekly National and Daily National.
The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by Nielsen. Additionally, 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 U.S. and Canada were eligible to submit entries, which are judged by a panel of distinguished broadcast professionals, representing all market sizes and regions.
The 55th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.
2021 CMA Broadcast Awards Winners:
CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year:
Weekly National – “Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
Daily National – “CMT After Midnite” (Cody Alan) – Premiere Networks
Major Market – “Double-L” (Lois Lewis) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.
Large Market – “Ridder, Scott and Shannen” (“Ridder” Shaun Ridderbush, Scott Dolphin, and Shannen Oesterreich) – WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine, Wis.
Medium Market – “Mo & StyckMan” (“Mo” Melissa Wagner and “StyckMan” Greg Owens) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Small Market – “Steve, Ben and Nikki” (Steve Stroud, Ben Walker, and Nikki Thomas) – WXBQ, Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.-Va.
CMA Radio Station of the Year:
Major Market – KYGO – Denver-Boulder, Colo.
Large Market – WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio
Medium Market – KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.
Small Market – KCLR – Columbia, Mo.
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