Cumulus Media and Westwood One Country radio personalities have recently been nominated for eight Academy of Country Music (ACM) Radio Awards. The nominees include Elaina Smith for National Daily Personality and National Weekly Personality, Kix Brooks for National Weekly Personality, and several radio stations in different markets.
The ACM Radio Awards is an annual event that recognizes outstanding radio broadcast professionals and stations in the country’s music industry. The awards ceremony honors individuals and stations that have made significant contributions to the country music genre through their on-air personality, programming, and promotions.
Cumulus Media and Westwood One Country are no strangers to the ACM Radio Awards, having won multiple awards in previous years. Their success is a testament to the quality of their programming and the talent of their radio personalities.
The winners of the ACM Radio Awards will be announced ahead of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will take place on May 11, 2023, and will be streamed live on Prime Video. The ACM Awards is among the most prestigious awards in the country music industry, recognizing the best and brightest artists, songwriters, producers, and industry professionals.
Cumulus Media is an audio-first media company that delivers premium content to over a quarter billion people monthly through owned-and-operated radio stations, nationally-syndicated programming, and the Cumulus Podcast Network. The company has a portfolio of 424 radio stations across 87 markets, making it one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States.
The recognition of Cumulus Media and Westwood One Country radio personalities at the ACM Radio Awards is a testament to their dedication to the country music industry and their ability to produce high-quality programming that resonates with listeners. Their success at the awards ceremony will undoubtedly inspire them to continue delivering great content to their audience.
The ACM Radio Awards are highly coveted within the country music industry, recognizing the hard work and dedication of radio personalities and stations nationwide. This year’s nominations showcase the talent and diversity of the Cumulus Media and Westwood One Country teams, with eight nominations across multiple categories.
Elaina Smith, host of Westwood One’s “Nights with Elaina,” received nominations for both National Daily Personality and National Weekly Personality. Kix Brooks, who co-hosts “American Country Countdown” and “Kickin’ with Kix,” was nominated for National Weekly Personality.
In addition to the individual nominations, several Cumulus Media and Westwood One Country radio stations were recognized in different markets, including KATM in Modesto, CA, for Major Market Station of the Year and KUBL in Salt Lake City, UT, for Large Market Station of the Year.
“We are thrilled to have so many talented personalities and stations recognized by the Academy of Country Music for their hard work and dedication to the genre,” said Charlie Cook, Vice President of Programming at Cumulus Media. “We are proud of our teams and look forward to celebrating their achievements at the upcoming ACM Radio Awards.”
The ACM Radio Awards winners will be announced on April 19, 2023, ahead of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will take place on May 11, 2023. The awards show will be streamed live on Prime Video, providing worldwide access to country music fans.