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Labels win Country Radio Seminar awards

Saturday, February 25, 2012 – Capitol/Nashville and Big Machine Records were among the winners at the Country Radio Seminar on Friday.

The winners were:

Station Of The Year: WUSN/Chicago (Major Market); KBEQ/Kansas City (Large Market); WIVK/Knoxville (Medium Market); WUSY/Chattanooga (Small Market).

Market Manager/GM: Natalie Conner, WXTU/Philadelphia (Major Market); Pam McKay, KAJA/San Antonio, KASE & KVET/Austin (Large Market); Mel Owens, KUZZ/Bakersfield, CA (Medium Market); Lisa Nininger-Hale, WXBQ/Johnson City, TN (Small Market).

OM/PD: Mike Culotta, WQYK/Tampa (Major Market); Travis Moon, KAJA/San Antonio (Large Market); Mike Hammond, WIVK/Knoxville (Medium Market); Gator Harrison, WUSY/Chattanooga (Small Market).

Music Director: Marci Braun, WUSN/Chicago & Ginny Rogers, WKLB/Boston (tie, Major Market); Angie Ward, WTQR/Greensboro, NC (Large Market); Kris Daniels, WQNU/Louisville & WHKO/Dayton, OH (Medium Market); Bill Poindexter, WUSY/Chattanooga (Small Market).

Personality/Show: Lisa Dent & Ramblin' Ray, WUSN/Chicago (Major Market); Mike Kennedy, Jillian Gregg And Zeke Montana, KBEQ/Kansas City (Large Market); Andy & Allison, WIVK/Knoxville (Medium Market); Dex And Mo, WUSY/Chattanooga (Small Market).

National/Syndicated Personality: Bob Kingsley, Country Top 40.

Platinum Label: Capitol/Nashville.

Gold Label: Big Machine.

VP/Promotion: Jack Purcell, Big Machine.

Director/National Promotion: Mandy McCormack, Big Machine.

Regional Director or Manager/Promotion: Erik Powell, Big Machine.

Independent Promotion Team or Executive: Bigger Picture.

"New Face Of Country" Professional: Kevin Callahan, KSON/San Diego.

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