NASHVILLE – Beginning today, Friday, May 11, the Country Music Association will be accepting online submissions for the 2012 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station, and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at Broadcast.CMAawards.com.
CMA is in the midst of the organization’s “Year of Country Radio” campaign. During February’s Country Radio Seminar, CMA awarded a complimentary organizational and two individual memberships to all 2,033 Country stations in the United States for one year. Since CMA Broadcast Award contenders must be current CMA members, all Country stations are eligible to vie for the Major, Large, Medium, and Small Market Station of the Year Award this year.
“The ‘Year of Country Radio’ is all about celebrating the hard work of Country radio and its importance to our format,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Moore. “We’re always honored to spotlight the best of the best in Country radio, and this year will be especially meaningful with so many new members in the CMA family.”
Other categories for submission include Broadcast Personality in four different market sizes (major, large, medium, and small) as well as CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year. To submit an entry, CMA member radio stations and broadcast personalities in the U.S. and Canada should log on to Broadcast.CMAawards.com, where guidelines and instructions for entries are posted. The site will continue to accept submissions until 5:00 PM/CT, Friday, June 29.
All entries must reflect performances and events between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. CMA’s panel of judges, which includes more than 50 distinguished radio and industry professionals, will be able to view and evaluate each entry online. After the judges’ scores are submitted, Deloitte & Touche LLP® will tabulate the winners.
Winners will then be notified in early October and recognized at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards,” which will be held later this year in Nashville. The annual gala, which is known as “Country Music’s Biggest Night™,” will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network.
For more information about CMA Broadcast Award entries please contact Brandi Simms
, CMA Senior Manager of Membership & Balloting, at BSimms@CMAworld.com