JASON ALDEAN CONGRATULATES 2018 CMA BROADCAST AWARDS WINNERS IN EARLY REVEAL

JASON ALDEAN CONGRATULATES

2018 CMA BROADCAST AWARDS WINNERS IN EARLY REVEAL 

NASHVILLE—Two-time CMA Awards winner and a three-time CMA Awards nominee this year, Jason Aldean
surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities this morning to
reveal news of their 2018 CMA Broadcast Awards wins, announced in
advance of the award show and presentation. 

Listen to Aldean surprise “Country Countdown USA’s” nationally syndicated personality Lon Helton with the news of his win here. Aldean’s tourmate Luke Combs
happened to be in studio and shared a moment from their time on the
road together. See below for the full list of 2018 CMA Broadcast Awards
winners. 

Winners will be recognized at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” Country Music’s Biggest Night™, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS: 

NATIONAL

“Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One

MAJOR MARKET

“Bud and Broadway” (Bud Ford, Jerry Broadway, Kelly Rebal, “Captain Mac
Douglas” Gregory Paul Ford, “T.Wall” Tom Wall, and “Sweet Becca” Walls) –
WIL, St. Louis, Mo.

LARGE MARKET

“Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind. 

MEDIUM MARKET

“Ken, Kelley, and Daniel” (Ken Hicks, Kelley Bradshaw, and Daniel Wyatt) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.

SMALL MARKET 

“Steve and Jessica Mornings” (Steve Waters and Jessica Cash) – WFLS, Fredericksburg, Va.

CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:  

MAJOR MARKET

KKBQ – Houston-Galveston, Texas

LARGE MARKET

WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio

MEDIUM MARKET

WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn. 

SMALL MARKET

KTTS – Springfield, Mo.

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 Radio Station of the Year are judged on
aircheck, ratings, community involvement and format leadership.

CMA
members who are full-time, on-air personalities and CMA member radio
stations in the United States and Canada were eligible. The entries are
judged by a panel of distinguished broadcast professionals, representing
all market sizes and regions.

CMA
Broadcast Awards winners are not eligible to enter in consecutive
years; therefore, those who received trophies in 2017 were not eligible
in 2018. 

About the CMA Awards

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following
year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the
longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The
CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the
CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and
“CMA Country Christmas.”

Photo credit: Miller Mobley

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