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55th Academy of Country Music Awards: Radio Nominees

KUZZ-AM/FM in Bakersfield, CA takes the top spot with three nominations.

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The radio nominees for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards have been revealed!

Some of Country Radio’s biggest stations earned multiple nominations this year, including KUZZ-AM/FM in Bakersfield, CA with three; WIL-FM in St. Louis, MO, WNSH-FM in New York, NY, CKRY-FM in Calgary, AB, WUBE-FM in Cincinnati, OH, KXKT-FM in Omaha, NE and WUSY-FM in Chattanooga, TN with two.

The Radio Awards are give out during the annual Radio Winners Reception which will be held on Saturday, April 4 in Las Vegas, NV, the day prior to the ACM Awards live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS.

The full list of 55th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks.

55th ACM Radio Awards nominees are:

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Blair Garner, “Off Eric” Garner
    The Blair Garner Show
  • Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox, Eddie, Morgan, Ray
    The Bobby Bones Show
  • Charlie Chase, Lorianne Crook
    The Crook & Chase Countdown
  • Buzz Brainard
    The Music Row Happy Hour
  • Storme Warren, Mary Carlisle Callahan, Thomas Massad
    The Storme Warren Show                                                   

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Bud and Broadway
    WIL-FM – St. Louis, MO
  • Kelly Ford in the Morning – Kelly Ford
    WNSH-FM – New York, NY
  • Mason & Remy
    WIL-FM – St. Louis, MO
  • The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister
    – Matt McAllister, Emily Raines, Slow Joe Wallace
    KKWF-FM – Seattle, WA
  • The Rob and Holly Show
    – Rob Stone, Holly Hutton
    WYCD-FM – Detroit, MI

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • Lexi and Banks
    KUBL-FM – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Marty McFly
    WSM-FM – Nashville, TN
  • Q Morning Crew with Mike and Janie
    WQDR-FM – Raleigh, NC
  • Robyn & Roger in the Morning
    CKRY-FM – Calgary, AB
  • The Big Dave Show – Big Dave, Chelsie, Statt, Ashley
    WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • Brent Michaels
    KUZZ-AM/FM – Bakersfield, CA
  • Clay & Company
    WYRK-FM – Buffalo, NY
  • Kenn McCloud
    KUZZ-AM/FM – Bakersfield, CA
  • Steve & Gina in the Morning
    – Steve Lundy, Gina Melton
    KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
  • The Cowboy Kyle Show – Cowboy Kyle
    WUSY-FM – Chattanooga, TN

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                   

  • Adam & Jen in the Morning
    KIOK-FM – Kennewick, WA
  • Ben & Arnie – Ben Butler, Arnie Andrews
    WCOW-FM – Sparta, WI
  • Big Rick In The Morning – “Big” Rick Daniels
    WGGC-FM – Bowling Green, KY
  • Scotty & Catryna in the Morning
    – Scotty Cox, Catryna Craw
    KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO
  • Steve & Jessica – Steve Waters, Jessica Cash
    WFLS-FM – Washington, DC

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KAJA-FM      San Antonio, TX                            
  • KFRG-FM     San Bernardino, CA                            
  • KILT-FM        Houston, TX                            
  • WNSH-FM   New York, NY                            
  • WSOC-FM    Charlotte, NC

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • CKRY-FM      Calgary, AB
  • WDSY-FM     Pittsburgh, PA                            
  • WIRK-FM      West Palm Beach, FL
  • WMIL-FM     Milwaukee, WI                            
  • WUBE-FM     Cincinnati, OH                            

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KATM-FM        Stockton, CA                            
  • KUZZ-AM/FM Bakersfield, CA                            
  • KXKT-FM          Omaha, NE                            
  • WQMX-FM      Akron, OH                            
  • WUSY-FM        Chattanooga, TN                            

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                                                    

  • KKNU-FM       Eugene, OR                            
  • KTHK-FM        Idaho Falls, ID                            
  • WBYT-FM       South Bend, IN                            
  • WPAP-FM       Panama City, FL
  • WYCT-FM        Pensacola, FL

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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