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CMA Announces 1999 Broadcast Awards Nominees.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--July 12, 1999--

The Country Music Association has announced the finalists for the 1999 Station of the Year and Broadcast Personality of the Year awards. This year's winners will be recognized during "The 33rd Annual CMA Awards," broadcast live on Wednesday, September 22 at (8-11 PM, live ET) on the CBS Television Network. The CMA Broadcast Awards are the preeminent honors accorded in Country radio.

The following stations are finalists for the 1999 Station of the Year Award: -0-

SMALL MARKET: KJUG Tulare, CA
 WAXX Eau Claire, WI
 WBKR Owensboro, KY
 WIXY Champaign, IL
 WKNN Biloxi, MS
 WUSY Chattanooga, TN


MEDIUM MARKET: CKRY Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 KUZZ Bakersfield, CA
 WGNE Daytona Beach, FL
 WIVK Knoxville, TN
 WQKX Youngstown, OH

LARGE MARKET: KASE Austin, TX
 WFMS Indianapolis, IN
 WSIX Nashville, TN
 WTQR Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC
 WUBE Cincinnati, OH

MAJOR MARKET: KMLE Phoenix, AZ
 KNIX Phoenix, AZ
 KYGO Denver, CO
 WGAR Cleveland, OH
 WPOC Baltimore, MD
 WUSN Chicago, IL


 Finalists for the 1999 Broadcast Personality of the Year are:

SMALL MARKET: Breakfast Brunch WOKK Meridian, MS
 David & Dex WUSY Chattanooga, TN
 Darlene Dixon WLWI Montgomery, AL
 Tone Marconi KKIX Fayetteville, AR
 Pete & The Cruiser KIAK Fairbanks, AK


MEDIUM MARKET: Andy & Alison WIVK Knoxville, TN
 Jim Diamond KDRK Spokane, WA
 Wayne Gardener/
 Shelby Mitchell WKSJ Mobile, AL
 Neal Dionne/
 Reese Rickards WBCT Grand Rapids, MI
 ODD Squad CKRY Calgary, Alberta Canada

LARGE MARKET: Dale & Mary KFKF Kansas City, MO
 Duke Hamilton WUBE Cincinnati, OH
 Morning Zoo KASE Austin, TX
 Sam & Bob KVET Austin, TX
 Angie Ward WTQR Greensboro/
 Winston-Salem, NC

MAJOR MARKET: Debbie Connor/Davie Craig/
 Jason Dean WIL St. Louis, MO
 Hudson & Harrigan KILT Houston, TX
 W. Steven Martin KNIX Phoenix, AZ
 Tim & Willy KNIX Phoenix, AZ
 Waking Crew KYGO Denver, CO


The four categories are established by market size based on Arbitron rankings with Major Market including stations with an Arbitron ranking of 1 to 25, Large Market stations ranking 26 to 50, Medium Market with rankings of 51 to 100 and Small Market including all other markets. Arbitron rankings are determined by the population.

All interested full-time Country on-air personalities and radio stations in the U.S. and Canada were eligible to enter. The entries are judged by a panel of broadcast professionals. Entrants for the Broadcast Personality Award are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement and biographical information. Station finalists were judged on the following criteria: airchecks, ratings history, community involvement and leadership. Finalists are selected during the first round of judging. Winners are determined by the aggregate score of the first round of judging and the second round, which is done by a different panel of judges. Scoring by the judges is tabulated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. More than 6,800 music industry professionals and companies from 43 countries around the world are members of CMA. The organization's objectives are to guide and enhance the development of Country Music and to demonstrate it as a viable medium to advertisers, consumers and media throughout the world. CMA is headquartered in Nashville with offices/representatives in London, Cologne, Sydney and Amsterdam.
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