JASON ALDEAN CONGRATULATES 2018 CMA BROADCAST AWARDS WINNERS IN EARLY REVEAL

Two-time CMA Awards winner and a three-time CMA Awards nominee this year, Jason Aldeansurprised radio stations and broadcast personalities this morning to reveal news of their 2018 CMA Broadcast Awards wins, announced in advance of the award show and presentation.
Listen to Aldean surprise “Country Countdown USA’s” nationally syndicated personality Lon Helton with the news of his win here. Aldean’s tourmate Luke Combs happened to be in studio and shared a moment from their time on the road together. See below for the full list of 2018 CMA Broadcast Awards winners.
Winners will be recognized at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” Country Music’s Biggest Night™, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.
CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS: 
NATIONAL
“Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
MAJOR MARKET
“Bud and Broadway” (Bud Ford, Jerry Broadway, Kelly Rebal, “Captain Mac Douglas” Gregory Paul Ford, “T.Wall” Tom Wall, and “Sweet Becca” Walls) – WIL, St. Louis, Mo.
LARGE MARKET
“Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
MEDIUM MARKET
“Ken, Kelley, and Daniel” (Ken Hicks, Kelley Bradshaw, and Daniel Wyatt) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
SMALL MARKET 
“Steve and Jessica Mornings” (Steve Waters and Jessica Cash) – WFLS, Fredericksburg, Va.
CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:  
MAJOR MARKET
KKBQ – Houston-Galveston, Texas
LARGE MARKET
WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio
MEDIUM MARKET
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.  
SMALL MARKET
KTTS – Springfield, Mo.
The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by Arbitron. Entries for Broadcast Personality of the Year are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement and biographical information. Candidates for Radio Station of the Year are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement and format leadership.
CMA members who are full-time, on-air personalities and CMA member radio stations in the United States and Canada were eligible. The entries are judged by a panel of distinguished broadcast professionals, representing all market sizes and regions.
CMA Broadcast Awards winners are not eligible to enter in consecutive years; therefore, those who received trophies in 2017 were not eligible in 2018.  
About the CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”
CMA Awards ballots are tabulated by the professional services organization Deloitte. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of Deloitte’s legal structure.