The winners of the ACM Radio Awards for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards have been revealed on the Academy’s social media pages with the help of artists including ACM Award nominees Lainey Wilson and Priscilla Block.
Winners announced include two first-time On-Air Personality honorees, Elaina Smith of With Elaina for National Weekly On-Air Personality of the Year, and Julie and DJ of Julie and DJ in the Morning for Medium Market On-Air Personality of the Year.
WIVK-FM in Knoxville, Tennessee and WYCT-FM in Pensacola, Florida both take home their fifth total ACM Awards for Medium Market Radio Station of the Year and Small Market Radio Station of the Year, respectively. Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay of WFLS won the Small Market On-Air Personality of the Year title, making this Kay’s first ACM Award win and Waters’ second.
Additional winners include George, Mo and Erik of The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik on KILT-FM in Houston, TX and Big Dave, Stattman and Ashley of The Big Dave Show on WUBE-FM in Cincinnati, Ohio for Major Market and Large Market On-Air Personality of the Year, respectively.
KKBQ-FM in Houston, Texas received an award for Major Market Radio Station of the Year, and WSIX-FM in Nashville received an award for Large Market Radio Station of the Year. This is the third overall win for The Big D and Bubba Show for National Daily On-Air Personality of the Year.
“The Academy congratulates all of our ACM Awards radio winners for championing the artists that make up the soundtrack of country fans’ lives,” says ACM CEO Damon Whiteside. “Country radio has always been and continues to be one of the most important ways for today’s favorite artists to connect with fans, and for fans to find up-and-coming acts to fall in love with. We can’t wait to celebrate these stellar country radio personalities and stations in Frisco leading up to the ACM Awards on Prime Video on May 11.”
The two-hour show will stream live May 11 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas without commercial interruption exclusively on Prime Video for the second year in a row. Last year, the ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively.
On-Air Personality of the Year Winners:
National Daily – Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen | The Big D and Bubba Show
National Weekly – Elaina Smith | With Elaina
Major Market – George, Mo and Erik | the Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik – KILT – Houston, Texas
Large Market – Big Dave, Stattman & Ashley | The Big Dave Show – WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio
Medium Market – Julie Kansy and Dale Sellers | Julie and DJ in the Morning – WPCV – Lakeland, Florida
Small Market – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay | Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – WFLS – Fredericksburg, Virginia
Radio Station of the Year Winners:
Major Market – KKBQ – Houston, Texas
Large Market – WSIX – Nashville, Tennessee
Medium Market – WIVK – Knoxville, Tennessee
Small Market – WYCT – Pensacola, Florida
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