Cat Country wins 5th ACM Station of the Year Award
ACM RADIO AWARD WINNERS REVEALED
AHEAD OF THE 58TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™
NASHVILLE, TN (April 25, 2023) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today the winners of the ACM Radio Awards for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™, taking place Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. The announcement was posted on the Academy’s official social media pages with the help of numerous artists, including ACM Award nominees Lainey Wilson and Priscilla Block. The two-hour show will stream live without commercial interruption exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide for the second year in a row. Last year, the 57th ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively.
WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL both takes home their 5th total ACM Awards for Small Market Radio Station of the Year.
“The Academy congratulates all of our ACM Awards radio winners for championing the artists that make up the soundtrack of Country fans’ lives,” said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. “Country radio has always been and continues to be one of the most important ways for today’s favorite artists to connect with fans, and for fans to find up-and-coming acts to fall in love with. We can’t wait to celebrate these stellar Country radio personalities and stations in Frisco leading up to the ACM Awards on Prime Video on May 11.”
Below is a complete list of the Radio Award winners for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards:
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
- NATIONAL DAILY – Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen | The Big D and Bubba Show
- NATIONAL WEEKLY – Elaina Smith | With Elaina
- MAJOR MARKET – George, Mo and Erik | The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik – KILT – Houston, TX
- LARGE MARKET – Big Dave, Stattman & Ashley | The Big Dave Show – WUBE – Cincinnati, OH
- MEDIUM MARKET – Julie Kansy and Dale Sellers | Julie and DJ in the Morning – WPCV – Lakeland, FL
- SMALL MARKET – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay | Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – WFLS – Fredericksburg, VA
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
- MAJOR MARKET – KKBQ – Houston, Texas
- LARGE MARKET – WSIX – Nashville, Tennessee
- MEDIUM MARKET – WIVK – Knoxville, Tennessee
- SMALL MARKET – WYCT – Pensacola, Florida
The 58th ACM Awards®, dubbed “country music’s party of the year,” will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming days. For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.
The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, will stream live on Prime Video and without commercial interruption in 240 countries and territories worldwide, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. PST from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase on SeatGeek.
A full database of previous Academy of Country Music Awards nominations and winners can be found on the Academy of Country Music website in the “Winners Search” section found here.
The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Raj Kapoor, Barry Adelman and Fonda Anita serving as executive producers of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Patrick Menton is co-executive producer. For more information, log ontowww.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org
About the Academy of Country Music
Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the country music industry. Now headquartered in Nashville, TN and boasting record-high membership of nearly 5,000 nationwide, the Academy serves as a powerhouse advocate for country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable partner ACM LIFTING LIVES, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music and providing aid in times of need, with a focus on health initiatives. 2023 looks to be another monumental year for the Academy, with the ACM Awards returning to Texas on May 11 and streaming live for a global audience on Prime Video, still the only major awards show to livestream. The Academy also remains relentlessly committed to creating a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in country music, from the boardroom to the stage, and over the last year has launched both ACM LEVel Up, a two-year professional development and enrichment curriculum for rising leaders, and OnRamp, a guaranteed income program for Black members of the Nashville music community, in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition. For more information, log onto ACMcountry.com or ACMLiftingLives.org.
For more information on the 58th ACM Awards, like the Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow the Academy on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, all at @ACMawards, and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for all the latest news and updates in your email inbox.