Wednesday, September 9, 2009
– Final nominees, including Kix Brooks, for the nation's top country radio stations and broadcast personalities were announced today for the 2009 CMA Broadcast Personality and Radio Station of the Year finalists.
The winners will be notified in mid-October and will be acknowledged at the
43rd Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 11.
A key category is National Broadcast Personality of the Year. Nominee Bob Kingsley has won the
trophy two times, in 2001, the inaugural year for the CMA National Broadcast Personality Award, and 2003. Lia Knight was nominated in 2003 and
won in both 2005 and 2007. Nominated for the first time in 2008, Brooks,
of Brooks & Dunn, host of "American Country Countdown," is nominated again this year. If he wins, he would be the first country artist to claim a CMA Broadcast Awards trophy.
To be eligible, finalists must be heard in at least 3 markets with a minimum of 40 shows per year.
Five finalists are selected for CMA Broadcast Personality and CMA Radio
Station of the Year in four categories (small, medium, large, and major
market). The categories are established by market size based on population as
ranked by Arbitron. Entries for Broadcast Personality of the Year are judged
on aircheck, ratings, community involvement, and biographical information.
Candidates for Station of the Year are judged on airchecks, ratings history,
community involvement and format leadership.
CMA Broadcast Award winners are not eligible to enter in
consecutive years; therefore, those who received trophies in 2008 were not eligible in 2009.
Personality of the year
"American Country Countdown" (Kix Brooks) - Citadel Media
"Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40" (Bob Kingsley) - KCCS Productions, Inc.
"The Lia Show" (Lia Knight) - Dial Global
"The All New Dr. Don Morning Show with Doc, Grunwald, Rachael, and
Jason" (Don Carpenter, Steve Grunwald, Rachael Hunter, Jason
"The 300 Pound Cowboy" Raithel) - WYCD, Detroit, Mich.
"Cliff and Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner, and Tori" (Cliff
Dumas, Morgan Thomas, Bill Tanner, Tori Peck) - KSON, San Diego,
"The Cornbread Morning Show featuring Cornbread, Pat James,
Producer Annie, Father Harry, and Captain Mac" (Cornbread, Pat
James, Annie Henson, Harry Schroeder, Mac "Captain Mac"
Douglas) - WIL, St. Louis, Mo.
"The Laurie De Young Morning Show" (Laurie De Young) - WPOC,
"Paul Schadt and Sarah in the Morning" (Paul Schadt, Sarah
Waters) - WKKT, Charlotte, N.C.
"Bucky & Bob: The Talk of Austin" (Bucky Godbolt, Bob
Cole) - KVET, Austin, Texas
"Chris Carr & Company" - (Chris Carr, Jeffrey
"Maverick" Bolen, Jason Statt) - WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Jeff Roper in the Morning" (Jeff Roper, Angie Ward, Adam
"Flash" Dellinger) - WTQR, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High
"Jim Denny and Friends" (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin
Freeman) - WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
"Karen, Scott and Radar. . .The Moo Crew" (Karen Dalessandro,
Scott Dolphin, Tony "Radar" Hess) - WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine,
"The 97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom, and Melissa"
(Roger Todd, Tom O'Brien, Melissa Moran) - WPCV, Lakeland, Fla.
"Brian and Kellie Morning Show" (Brian Pierce, Kellie
Michaels) - KFDI, Wichita, Kan.
"The Kat 103 Morning Show with Steve Lundy, Gina, and Craig (Steve
Lundy, Gina Melton, Craig Allen) - KXKT, Omaha, Neb.
"Tom & Becky in the Morning" (Tom Owens, Becky Palmer) -
WBBS, Syracuse, N.Y.
"WIVK at Night with Jack Ryan" (Jack Ryan) - WIVK, Knoxville,
"Barrett, Fox & Berry" (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, Tracy
Berry) - KKNU, Eugene, Ore.
"Bearman and Ken in the Morning" (Benny "Bearman"
Martin, Ken Hicks) - WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
"Gator & The StyckMan" (Gator Harrison, Greg
"StyckMan" Owens) - WGSQ, Cookeville, Tenn.
"Mee in the Morning" (Kevin Mee, Brenda Mee) - KIZN, Boise,
"Middays with Philip Gibbons" (Philip Gibbons) - WGSQ,
Radio station of the year
KMPS - Seattle/Tacoma, Wash.
KYGO - Denver/Boulder, Colo.
WPOC - Baltimore, Md.
WUSN - Chicago
WYCD - Detroit
KAJA - San Antonio, Texas
KASE - Austin, Texas
WQDR - Raleigh, N.C.
WTQR - Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C.
WUBE - Cincinnati, Ohio
KSSN - Little Rock, Ark.
KUZZ - Bakersfield, Calif.
KXKT - Omaha, Neb.
WBBS - Syracuse, N.Y.
WGNA - Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y.
WAXX - Eau Claire, Wis.
WBKR - Owensboro, Ky.
WKSF - Asheville, N.C.
WUSY - Chattanooga, Tenn.
WYCT - Pensacola, Fla.