Monday, October 10, 2022
– The Country Music Association announced the recipients of the 2022 CMA Broadcast Awards.
The winners are:
CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year
Weekly National: "The Country Top 40 with Fitz" (Cory Fitzner) – Hubbard Radio
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.
Ashley McBryde surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities today 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 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 2021 were not eligible in 2022.
The CMA Awards air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 8 a.m. eastern on ABC.