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ACM hands out radio, songwriter nominations

Thursday, January 29, 2015 – The first set of Academy of Country Music nominations came out today for Songwriter of the Year and radio station categories.

Nominees were:

Songwriter of the Year:
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins

National On Air Personality of the Year:
Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas The Big D and Bubba Show
Cody Alan CMT After MidNite
Crook and Chase The Crook and Chase Countdown
Lia Knight The Lia Show
Shawn Parr, Elaina Smith Nash Nights Live

On Air Personality - Major Market
Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister KNIX-FM Phoenix, AZ
Dave and Veronica WQYK-FM Tampa, FL
Lisa Dent & Ramblin' Ray WUSN-FM Chicago, IL
Razz on the Radio WXTU-FM Philadelphia, PA
Rob Tanner, Guenn, Chris & Captain Jim WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC

On Air Personality - Large Market
AJ & Ashley WWKA-FM Orlando, FL
Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
Dave O'Brien WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN
Mike Wheless, Marty Young, Janie Carothers WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC
The Odd Squad CKRY-FM Calgary, Alberta

On Air Personality of the Year - Medium Market
97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom, WPCV-FM Lakeland, FL Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker
Buzz Jackson KIIM-FM Tucson, AZ
Cash and Carey KWEN-FM Tulsa, OK
Steve & Gina and the Kat 103.7 Morning Show KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
Wynn & Wilson in The Morning WQMX-FM Akron, OH

On Air Personality of the Year - Small Market
Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan KUAD-FM Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO Moore -The Good Morning Guys
Gator, Styckman, Cowboy Kyle WUSY-FM Chattanooga, TN
M. Fletcher Brown WXFL-FM Florence, AL
Philip Gibbons WGSQ-FM Cookeville, TN
Scotty Cox & Cara Denis KCLR-FM Columbia, MO

Radio Station of the Year - Major Market
KNIX-FM Phoenix, AZ
WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
WKLB-FM Boston, MA
WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC
WUSN-FM Chicago, IL

Radio Station of the Year - Large Market
CKRY-FM Calgary, Alberta
KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX
WMIL-FM Milwaukee, WI
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
WWKA-FM Orlando, FL

Radio Station of the Year - Medium Market
KUZZ-AM/FM Bakersfield, CA
KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
WCYQ-FM Knoxville, TN
WQMX-FM Akron, OH
WYRK-FM Buffalo, NY

Radio Station of the Year: Small Market
KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
KTHK-FM Idaho Falls, ID
WGSQ-FM Cookeville, TN
WXFL-FM Florence, AL
WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL

The rest of the nominations will be announced starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

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