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WQMX Nominated for 2018 ACM Station of the Year

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The Academy of Country Music announced the Radio Awards nominees for the 53rd ACM Awards. Receiving a nod for the Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market is WQMX 94.9 in Akron who last won the award in 2015.

National On-Air Personality of the Year nominations include Terri Clark for her Country Gold program that began in 2016 and airs on over 100 stations. The show features interviews with country stars, as well as fan interaction and plays country classics. Bobby Bones who won the award in 2014 and 2016 is back on the nominees list again, and Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase were also nominated for their The Crook and Chase Countdown, that recaps the top 30 songs each week as reported by Mediabase 24/7. Ty Bentli, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks of the Ty, Kelly & Chuck program and Cody Alan and his CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan round out the list of nominees in the category.

The Radio Awards will be presented at the annual Radio Winners reception on Saturday, April 14, the day before the ACM Awards live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET. on CBS.

The full list of 53rd ACM Awards nominations will be announced in early March.

53rd ACM Awards Radio Nominees

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Ty Bentli, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks: Ty, Kelly & Chuck
  • 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

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Bud and Broadway: WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
  • Cadillac Jack: WQYK-FM St. Petersburg, FL
  • Chris Carr, Kia, Maverick and McKaila: KEEY-FM St. Louis Park, MN
  • Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight: WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC
  • Roxanne Steele: WYCD-FM Detroit, MI

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • Dale Carter: KFKF-FM Kansas City, MO
  • Double-L: KWNR-FM Las Vegas, NV
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman: WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN
  • Johnson and Johnson: KUBL-FM Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Randy, Jamie and JoJo Show: KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • The 97.5 WPCV Breakfast Club with Roger Todd, Julie Kay and DJ Thee Trucker: WPCV-FM Lakeland, FL
  • Carina With A Twist Of Lime: WCYQ-FM Knoxville, TN
  • Buzz Jackson: KIIM-FM Tucson, AZ
  • Steve & Geoff: KUZZ-AM/FM Bakersfield, CA
  • The Odd Squad: CKRY-FM Calgary, AB

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews: WCOW-FM Sparta, WI
  • Bobby and Steve (and Mandi!) :WKYQ-FM Paducah, KY
  • Dave Daniels: KHAY-FM Ventura, CA
  • Pat James: KHUT-FM Hutchinson, KS
  • The Q Crew with Jason and Ashley on Q100.3: KRWQ-FM Medford, OR

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KILT-FM Houston, TX
  • KMLE-FM Phoenix, AZ
  • KSCS-FM Dallas. TX
  • WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
  • WPOC-FM Baltimore, MD

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

  • KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX
  • KUBL-FM Salt Lake City, UT
  • WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN
  • WKDF-FM Nashville, TN
  • WSIX-FM Nashville, TN
  • WSM-FM Nashville, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

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

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
  • KHAY-FM Ventura, CA
  • KTHK-FM Idaho Falls, ID
  • KTTS-FM Springfield, MO
  • KYKZ-FM Lake Charles, LA

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