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Academy Of Country Music® Announces Nominees For Radio Awards Categories For The 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards

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CULVER CITY, California—January 24, 2022—The Academy of Country Music announced today Radio Awards nominees for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including double nominations for KCLR-FM in Columbia, MO; KHAY-FM in Ventura, CA; KXKT-FM in Omaha, NE; KYGO-FM in Denver, CO; WFMS-FM in Indianapolis, IN; WHKO-FM in Dayton, OH; WUBE-FM in Cincinnati, OH; WUSY-FM in Chattanooga, TN; WYCD-FM in Detroit, MI; and WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL. Winners of the Radio Awards will be announced ahead of the 57th ACM Awards, with more information to follow in coming weeks.

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and will stream live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, marking the first time a major awards show has livestreamed exclusively. The live show will give fans in Las Vegas and around the world a nonstop party to celebrate Country Music’s biggest stars. Tickets are available to purchase now at Ticketmaster.

The full list of 57th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks, as will talent bookings for the show itself, including hosts, performers, and presenters.

57th ACM Radio Awards nominees are:

NATIONAL DAILY ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Buzz Brainard and Ania Hammar                           The Music Row Happy Hour with Buzz Brainard
  • Cody Alan                                                                   CMT After MidNite
  • Derek Haskins, Sean Powell,                                   The Big D & Bubba Show
    Patrick Thomas, Carsen Humphreville                                               
  • Jerry Broadway, Tim Wall, Mitch English,            The Bud And Broadway Show
    Becca Walls 
  • Katie Neal                                                                   Katie & Company

NATIONAL WEEKLY ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Bryan “B-Dub” Washington                                       B-Dub Radio
  • Lon Helton                                                                    Country Countdown USA
  • Michael Knox, Shalacy Griffin                                    Knox Country 360  
  • Terri Clark                                                                      Country Gold
  • Tracy Lawrence, Patrick Thomas                               Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Danny Dwyer                                                                    KUPL-FM      Portland, OR
  • Josh, Rachael & Grunwald In the Morning –              WYCD-FM     Detroit, MI
    Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter, Steve Grunwald                                                                                                         
  • Paul Schadt, Sarah Lee & Geof Knight                          WKKT-FM    Charlotte, NC    
  • Scotty Kay                                                                          WUSN-FM   Chicago, IL 
  • Tracy Dixon                                                                        KYGO-FM     Denver, CO

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET   

  • The Big Dave Show – ‘Big Dave’ Chandler,                  WUBE-FM   Cincinnati, OH
    Chelsie Shinkle, Jason Statt and Ashley Dawn                              
  • Jim, Deb, and Kevin in the Morning –                          WFMS-FM  Indianapolis, IN   
    Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin Freeman                             
  • The Wake Up Call – Kelli Green, David Bugenske       KFRG-FM     Riverside/San Bernardino, CA
  • Wake Up With The Wolf Show –                                   WPAW-FM   Greensboro, NC
    Dale O’Brian, Annie Camp, Chase Matthews                                    
  • Wayne D Show – Wayne Danielson, Tay Hamilton     WSIX-FM    Nashville, TN

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET (6 final nominees due to tie)

  • Julie and DJ in the Morning – Julie Kansy, Dale Sellers   WPCV-FM    Lakeland, FL
  • Kenn McCloud                                                                        KUZZ AM/FM  Bakersfield, CA
  • Mo & StyckMan –  Melissa “Mo” Wagner,                        WUSY-FM  Chattanooga, TN
    Greg “StyckMan” Owens                           
  • New Country Mornings with Nancy and Woody –           WHKO-FM  Dayton, OH
    Nancy Wilson, Aaron Woods                                                               
  • Scott & Sarah in the Morning – Scott Wynn, Sarah Kay   WQMX-FM  Akron, OH
  • Steve Lundy & Gina Melton                                                  KXKT-FM  Omaha, NE

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                    

  • Adam & Jen in the Morning – Adam Lamberd, Jen Little            KIOK-FM   Kennewick, WA
  • Liz and Scotty in the Morning – Liz DelGrosso and Scotty Cox   KCLR-FM   Columbia, MO
  • Morning Wake-Up Call With Dave Daniels – Dave Daniels         KHAY-FM   Ventura, CA 
  • The Cat Pak Morning Show – Brent Lane                                       WYCT-FM   Pensacola, FL
  • The Philip Gibbons Show – Philip Gibbons                                    WGSQ-FM  Cookeville, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET            

  • KSCS-FM             Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • KSON-FM            San Diego, CA
  • KYGO-FM            Denver, CO
  • WXTU-FM           Philadelphia, PA
  • WYCD-FM           Detroit, MI        

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • KNCI-FM             Sacramento, CA
  • KSOP-FM            Salt Lake City, UT
  • KUBL-FM            Salt Lake City, UT
  • WFMS-FM          Indianapolis, IN
  • WUBE-FM          Cincinnati, OH                 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KIZN-FM             Boise City-Nampa, ID
  • KXKT-FM             Omaha, NE
  • WGKX -FM         Memphis, TN
  • WHKO-FM          Dayton, OH
  • WUSY-FM           Chattanooga, TN            

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                                                                                  

  • KCLR-FM            Columbia, MO
  • KHAY-FM            Ventura, CA
  • WXBQ-FM          Bristol, VA
  • WXFL-FM           Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM           Pensacola, FL

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by MRC Live & Alternative. R.A. Clark is executive producer of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards™

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music and will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more with a show so big, only a stadium can hold it. The 57th ACM Awards are looking toward the future with a historic, first of its kind partnership with Amazon Prime Video, making history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively, LIVE from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday, March 7, 2022. Tickets for the Awards are available to purchase now at Ticketmaster.

For more information on the 57th ACM Awards, like the Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow the Academy on TwitterInstagram, and TikTok, all at @ACMawards, and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for ticket pre-sale information and the latest news and updates in your email inbox.

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