Sign up for newsletter
 

ACMs announce radio awards, Garner wins

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – The Academy of Country Music announced the radio award winners today for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music awards. This marks the third ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year Award win for Blair Garner, for After MidNite with Blair Garner.

Garner also won this award in 2003 and 2005. The show has almost 260 affiliates.

On-Air Personality of the Year Award Winners:

Major Market: Cliff and Brooks (Cliff, Brooks and Tori) - KSON-FM - San Diego, CA

Large Market Chris Carr, Jason Statt and Maverick - WUBE-FM - Cincinnati, OH

Medium Market Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer and Jimmy Holt - WIVK-FM - Knoxville, TN

Small Market Dex and Mo - WUSY-FM - Chattanooga, TN

Radio Station of the Year Award Winners:

Major Market KEEY-FM - St. Louis Park, MN and KNIX-FM - Phoenix, AZ (tie)

Large Market WGH-FM - Virginia Beach, VA

Medium Market WIVK-FM - Knoxville, TN

Small Market WYCT-FM - Pensacola, FL

Winners in radio categories will be invited to receive their awards at a private reception in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 2, the day prior to the ACMs. The radio awards will not be part of the televised show.

For the third year in a row, On-Air Personality of the Year winners (or one individual from the teams who win Personality of the Year categories) will be the voices for bumpers leading into commercials for the awards.

More news for Academy of Country Music

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Just another Saturday night for Paisley – Crank up the music, especially the guitar, combine rock and country on the more traditional side on a bunch of generally fun songs, and that's just another Saturday night for Brad Paisley. Paisley pretty much demonstrated his sentiments of how the night would go, starting with the commercially ready "Crushin It" and "American Saturday Night.... »»»
Concert Review: Carpenter doesn't disappoint – Mary Chapin Carpenter mentioned early in her set that she believed this was her first time playing Downey. She was then surprised when many in the audience shouted back that it was also their first show in Downey. She was genuinely surprised. She shouldn't have been, however, because this small theater, in the equally small city of Downey,... »»»
Subscribe to Country News Digest Country News Digest      Follow Country Standard Time on twitter CST      Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook CST

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

The Earls of Leicester rattle and roar Something old is new again. The Earls of Leicester, fresh from their first release in late 2014 and the IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award for 2015, followed that remarkable success with "Rattle and Roar." The Earls of Leicester play the songs popularized by, and in the musical style of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.... »»»
Watkins does all the right things on "Young in All the Wrong Ways" In the nine years since Nickel Creek declared itself on indefinite hiatus, violinist/vocalist Sara Watkins has been relentlessly busy. She discovered a new pathway for her harmonic gifts with Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan in the vocal trio I'm With Her.... »»»
Lonely Heartstring Band navigates "Deep Waters" Four years after forming in Boston and a year after receiving their first major award (an IBMA Momentum nod), when most bands might be expected to have two or three already in circulation, the Lonely Heartstring Band finally has its first full-length CD release "Deep Waters" (Rounder) out on the street.... »»»
Sunset Motel CD review - Sunset Motel
With "Buckaroo" off Reckless Kelly's "Sunset Motel" the band gives us one of the best hurtin' songs in recent memory. "You were my angel/I was your buckaroo," they tell us with deep regret. And after all the booze has worn off, the cold, harsh facts of life come clearly into view. "Now that I'm sober/I wish you were home." »»»