CMA announces broadcast winners
Friday, October 7, 2016
– The CMA announced its Broadcast Award winners today, including Lon Helton of Country Countdown USA.
CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year
National: Lon Helton, Country Countdown USA, Westwood One
Major Market: Chris Carr, Jeff "Maverick" Bolen and Kia Becht, Chris Carr & Company, KEEY/Minneapolis
Large Market: David Chandler, Chelsie Shinkle and Jason Statt, The Big Dave Show, WUBE/Cincinnati
Medium Market: Gator Harrison, Greg "StyckMan" Owens and "Cowboy" Kyle Croft, Gator & StyckMan, WUSY/Chattanooga, Tenn.
Small Market: Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green, The Eddie Foxx Show, WKSF/Asheville, N.C.
CMA Radio Station Of The Year
Major Market: KKBQ/Houston
Large Market: WUBE/Cincinnati
Medium Market: WUSY/Chattanooga, Tenn.
Small Market: KTTS/Springfield, Mo.
The winners will be honored at the 50th Annual CMA Awards Nov. 2 in Nashville.
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