COUNTRY COUNTDOWN USA WITH LON HELTON WINS
NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
ENCINO, CA (February 28, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today the full list of Radio Award winners for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Though not part of the telecast, the awards will be presented during the annual radio winners reception which will be held on Saturday, April 6 in Las Vegas, NV, the day prior to the ACM Awards® live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
This marks the fifth ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year win for Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton. Helton has been nominated in the category 7 times, with his most recent previous win taking place in 2016. Additionally, this year marks the seventh win for WIVK-FM and sixth win for KNIX-FM in Radio Station of the Year categories.
Below is a complete list of the Radio Award winners for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards:
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
NATIONAL – Lon Helton – Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton
MAJOR MARKET – Tanner in the Morning – Rob Tanner, Catherine Lane, Chris Allen, Captain Jim, and Mimi – WSOC-FM (Charlotte, NC)
LARGE MARKET – Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin Freeman – WFMS-FM (Indianapolis, IN)
MEDIUM MARKET – Mo & StyckMan Show – WUSY-FM (Chattanooga, TN)
SMALL MARKET – Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton – WYCT-FM (Pensacola, FL)
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
MAJOR MARKET – KNIX-FM (Phoenix, AZ)
LARGE MARKET – KUBL-FM (Salt Lake City, UT)
MEDIUM MARKET – WIVK-FM (Knoxville, TN)
SMALL MARKET – KHAY-FM (Ventura, CA)
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About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. R.A. Clark, Reba McEntire, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.