The Country Music Association (CMA) has unveiled the recipients of the 2022 CMA Broadcast Awards. Five-time 2022 CMA Awards nominee and the soon-to-be-newest Grand Ole Opry member, Ashley McBryde surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities with one-on-one calls to reveal the news.
The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by Nielsen. 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 to submit entries. The entries are judged by a panel of broadcast professionals, representing all market sizes and regions.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.
2022 CMA Broadcast Awards Winners:
CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year:
Weekly National – “The Country Top 40 With Fitz” (Cory Fitzner) – Hubbard Radio
Daily National – “The Bobby Bones Show” (Bobby Bones, Amy Brown, “Lunchbox” Dan Chappell, Eddie Garcia, “Morgan #2” Huelsman, “Raymundo” Ray Slater, “Scuba Steve” Stephen Spradlin, “Mike D” Rodriguez, and “Phone Screener Abby” Anderson) – Premiere Networks
Major Market – “The Andie Summers Show” (Andie Summers) – WXTU, Philadelphia, Pa.
Large Market – “Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
Medium Market – “New Country Mornings With Nancy and Woody” (Nancy Wilson and Aaron “Woody” Woods) – WHKO, Dayton, Ohio
Small Market – “The Cat Pak Morning Show With Brent and Mel” (Brent Lane and Mel McCrae) – WYCT, Pensacola, Fla.
CMA Radio Station of the Year:
Major Market – WYCD – Detroit, Mich.
Large Market – WSIX – Nashville, Tenn.
Medium Market – WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Small Market – WKXC – Augusta, Ga.
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