(CelebrityAccess) — In a surprise move, 2019 CMA Awards host Carrie Underwood revealed the winners of the 2019 CMA Broadcast Awards ahead of The 53rd Annual CMA Awards and presentation next month.
Underwood, who herself is a seven-time CMA Awards winner with three CMA nominations under her proverbial belt for 2019, called each of the winning radio stations to break the news in person.
Winners of the Broadcast Awards will be honored at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” which will be presented live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.
The categories for the Broadcast Awards 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 BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
“The Bobby Bones Show” (Bobby Bones, Amy Brown, “Lunchbox” Dan Chappell and Eddie Garcia) – Premiere Networks
“The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister” (Matt McAllister, Emily Raines and “Slow Joe” Wallace) – KKWF, Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
“Q Morning Crew” (Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
“Mo & Styckman” (Melissa “Mo” Wagner and Greg “Styckman” Owens) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
“Dr. Shane and Tess in the Morning” (Shane Collins and Tess Connell) – WPAP, Panama City, Fla.
CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
WIL – St. Louis, Mo.
WSIX – Nashville, Tenn.
WIVK – Knoxville, Tenn.
WYCT – Pensacola, Fla.