Radio personalities sure would have been thrilled to hear from Luke Bryan on Tuesday because that meant they would have won a 2014 CMA Broadcast Award.
"Country radio has been so supportive of me and my career," said Bryan. "I was honored to be the one to call and tell them about this huge honor. Congrats to all the winners."
Winners will be recognized at the 48th Annual CMA Awards" to be held Nov. 5 in Nashville.
Lon Helton of Country Countdown USA won the National Award for Broadcast Personality of the Year.
Other winners were:
- Major Market - "Laurie DeYoung Show" (Laurie DeYoung, Mark Williams, Jeff St. Pierre, and Claire Scattergood) - WPOC, Baltimore
- Large Market - "Chris Carr & Company" (Chris Carr, Jeff "Maverick" Bolen, and Jason Statt) - WUBE, Cincinnati
- Medium Market - Buzz Jackson - KIIM, Tucson, Ariz. Small Market - "Gator & The Styckman" (Gator Harrison, Greg "Styckman" Owens,and "Cowboy" Kyle Croft) - WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Major Market - KKBQ - Houston-Galveston, Texas
- Large Market - WQDR - Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
- Medium Market - KXKT - Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Ia.
- Small Market - WUSY - Chattanooga, Tenn.
To be eligible, National Broadcast Personality of the Year candidates must be syndicated, short-form, hub voice-tracking and satellite personalities heard in at least 3 markets with a minimum of 40 shows per year.
CMA members who are full-time, on-air personalities and CMA member radio stations in the U.S. and Canada were eligible. The entries are judged by a panel of broadcast professionals, representing all market sizes and regions.
CMA Broadcast Award winners are not eligible to enter in consecutive years.