Against the backdrop of this week’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, the Academy of Country Music® announced the Radio Awards nominees for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, including multiple nominations for KAJA/San Antonio, KHAY/Ventura, CA, KUBL/Salt Lake City, KUZZ/Bakersfield, CA, WFMS/Indianapolis and WIL/St. Louis.
• National On-Air Personality Of The Year: Cody Alan, CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan; Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox, Eddie, The Bobby Bones Show; Terri Clark, Country Gold with Terri Clark; Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase, Crook and Chase Countdown; Ty Bentli, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks, Ty, Kelly & Chuck.
• On-Air Personality — Major Market: Bud and Broadway, WIL/St. Louis; Cadillac Jack, WQYK/Tampa-St. Petersburg; Chris Carr, Kia, Maverick & McKaila, KEEY/Minneapolis; Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly & Geof Knight, WKKT/Charlotte; Roxanne Steele, WYCD/Detroit.
• On-Air Personality — Large Market: Dale Carter, KFKF/Kansas City; Double-L, KWNR/Las Vegas; Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman, WFMS/Indianapolis; Johnson and Johnson, KUBL/Salt Lake City; The Randy, Jamie and JoJo Show, KAJA/San Antonio.
• On-Air Personality — Medium Market: The 97.5 WPCV Breakfast Club with Roger Todd, Julie Kay and DJ Thee Trucker, WPCV/Orlando; Carina With A Twist Of Lime, WCYQ/Knoxville, TN; Buzz Jackson, KIIM/Tucson; Steve & Geoff, KUZZ/Bakersfield, CA; The Odd Squad, CKRY/Calgary, AB.
• On-Air Personality — Small Market: Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews, WCOW-FM/La Crosse, WI; Bobby and Steve (and Mandi!), WKYQ/Paducah, KY; Dave Daniels, KHAY/Ventura, CA; Pat James, KHUT-FM/Wichita, KS; The Q Crew with Jason and Ashley, KRWQ/Medford, OR.
• Radio Station Of The Year — Major Market: KILT-FM/Houston; KMLE/Phoenix; KSCS/Dallas; WIL/St. Louis; WPOC/Baltimore.
• Large Market: (tie within category increased nominees): KAJA/San Antonio; KUBL/Salt Lake City; WFMS/Indianapolis; WKDF/Nashville; WSIX/Nashville and WSM-FM/Nashville.
• Medium Market: KUZZ/Bakersfield, CA; KXKT/Omaha; WGKX/Memphis; WQMX/Akron, OH and WUSY-FM/Chattanooga, TN.
• Small Market: KCLR-FM/Columbia, MO; KHAY/Ventura, CA; KTHK-FM/Idaho Falls, ID; KTTS/Springfield, MO and KYKZ-FM/Lake Charles, LA.
The Radio Awards will be handed out during the annual Radio Winners Reception on Saturday, April 14 in Las Vegas, NV, the day prior to the ACM Awards live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15.
The full list of 2018 ACM Radio Awards nominees is posted online.