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CMA Announces 2012 Broadcast Awards Finalists


The CMA has announced the finalists for the broadcast categories Radio Personality and Station of the Year. Winners will be notified in mid-October and acknowledged at "The 46th Annual CMA Awards," Thursday, November 1. The CMAs are broadcast live by ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host "Country Music's Biggest Night™" for the fifth time. Here are the finalists:

"The Big Time with Whitney Allen" (Whitney Allen) – Dial Global
"CMT's Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton" (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
"The Crook & Chase Countdown" (Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase) –  Jim Owens Entertainment and Premiere Networks

Major Market
"Fitz in the Morning" (Cory "Fitz" Fitzner, Ellen Tailor, Tony Russell, and Randy "Biscuit" Stein) – KKWF, Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
"K102 Wakeup Crew" (Donna Valentine and Mike Mussman) – KEEY, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
"Laurie DeYoung Morning Show" (Laurie DeYoung) – WPOC, Baltimore, Md.
"Mike & Amy" – (Mike Chase and Amy Faust) – KWJJ, Portland, Ore.
"Paul Schadt Morning Show" (Paul Schadt and Meg Butterly) – WKKT, Charlotte-Gastonia, N.C./ Rock Hill, S.C.

Large Market
Angie Ward – WTQR, Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.
"Big Dave and Chelsie" (David Chandler and Chelsie Shinkle) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Mornings with Dave O'Brien" (Dave O'Brien) – WLHK, Indianapolis, Ind.
"Q Morning Crew" (Mike Wheless, Marty Young, and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
"KJ and Friends" (Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin) – KAJA, San Antonio, Texas

Medium Market

"The 97 Country Breakfast Club" (Tom O'Brien, Roger Todd, and Melissa Moran) – WPCV, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
"Andy & Alison and the Morning Crew" (Andy Ritchie and Alison Mencer) – WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.
"Buzz Jackson" (Buzz Jackson) – KIIM, Tucson, Ariz.
"Ellis and Bradley Morning Show" (Bill Ellis and Beth Bradley) – WSSL, Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.
"Kevin Richards Show" (Kevin Richards) – WGNA, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
"Party Marty Mitchell & The Morning Tailgate" (Marty Mitchell) – WKMK, Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.

Small Market
"Barrett, Fox & Berry" (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU, Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
"Dex and Mo Show" (Bill Poindexter and Melissa Turner) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
"The Eddie Foxx Show" (Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green) – WKSF, Asheville, N.C.
"Gary, Nelson, & Kellie" (Gary Greenwood, Josh Nelson, and Kellie Wesslund) – KFGE, Lincoln, Neb.
"Officer Don and DeAnn" (Don Chase and DeAnn Stephens) – WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky.

Major Market

KNIX – Phoenix, Ariz.
KWJJ – Portland, Ore.
WKLB – Boston, Mass.
WMZQ - Washington, D.C.
WPOC – Baltimore, Md.

Large Market
KAJA – San Antonio, Texas
WCTK – Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, R.I.
WFMS – Indianapolis, Ind.
WLHK – Indianapolis, Ind.
WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio

Medium Market
KFDI – Wichita, Kan.
KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.
KXKT – Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa
WIVK – Knoxville, Tenn.
WSSL – Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.

Small Market
WGSQ – Cookeville, Tenn.
WKSF – Asheville, N.C.
WKXC – Augusta, Ga.
WLLR – Quad Cities: Davenport-Rock Island, Iowa/Moline, Ill.
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.

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