Country Music Superstar Luke Combs Surprises 2020 CMA Broadcast Awards Winners In Early Reveal
Nashville, TN - Oct 27, 2020
CMA has announced the recipients of the 2020 CMA Broadcast Awards. Country Music superstar Luke Combs surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities early this morning with individual calls to reveal the news.
“The 54th Annual CMA Awards.” Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Music City Center in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8/7c on ABC.
See below for the full list of 2020 CMA Broadcast Awards winners.
CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
“Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
“Chris Carr & Company” (Chris Carr, Kia Becht and McKaila Granning) – KEEY, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
“The Big Dave Show (“Big Dave” Chandler, Chelsie Shinkle, Jason Statt and Ashley Hempfling) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Clay & Company” (Clay Moden, Rob Banks, and Val Townsend) – WYRK, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.
“Officer Don & DeAnn” (“Officer Don” Evans and DeAnn Stephens) – WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
KSCS – Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
KNCI – Sacramento, Calif.
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.
WKXC – Augusta, Ga.
The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by Arbitron. Entries for Broadcast Personality of the Year are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement and biographical information. Candidates for Radio Station of the Year are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement and format leadership.
CMA members who are full-time, on-air personalities and CMA member radio stations in the United States and Canada were eligible. The entries are judged by a panel of distinguished broadcast professionals, representing all market sizes and regions.
CMA Broadcast Awards winners are not eligible to enter in consecutive years; therefore, those who received trophies in 2019 were not eligible in 2020.
About the CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”
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