The Country Music Association (CMA) has revealed the recipients of the 2023 CMA Broadcast Awards. Nine-time CMA Award nominee this year, Lainey Wilson, and three-time CMA Award nominee this year, Jordan Davis, surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities today with one-on-one calls to reveal the news.
See below for the full list of 2023 CMA Broadcast Awards winners.
CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year:
Country Countdown USA (Lon Helton) – Compass Media Networks
Angie Ward (Angie Ward) – iHeartMedia
Hawkeye in the Morning with Hawkeye and Michelle (“Hawkeye” Mark Louis Rybczyk and Michelle Rodriguez) – KSCS, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
The Wayne D Show (“Wayne D” Danielson and Tay Hamilton) – WSIX, Nashville, Tennessee
Mo & StyckMan (Melissa “Mo” Wagner and Greg “StyckMan” Owens) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Steve, Ben and Nikki (Steve Stroud, Ben Walker and Nikki Thomas) – WXBQ, Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia
CMA Radio Station of the Year:
KEEY – Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio
KUZZ – Bakersfield, California
WXBQ – Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia
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 and impact information. Candidates for Radio Station of the Year are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement and leadership and impact information.
This year, any full-time, on-air broadcast personalities and radio stations in the United States and Canada were eligible to submit entries, regardless of CMA membership status. 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 the same award category in consecutive years; therefore, those who received trophies in 2022 were not eligible in 2023.
The 57th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.
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