Some Houston radio stations might be sitting back looking at The New 93Q KKBQ, and to use the old When Harry Met Sally line saying, "I'll have what [they're] having."
That's because the Houston country station has been nominated for some big time stuff in the last months.
It's pretty rare for a radio station to get nominated for two Country Music Association (CMA) awards and a National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for Country Station of the Year award at the same time.
Here are more from releases they sent me:
The New 93Q gets nods for two prestigious award nominations from The Country Music Association
HOUSTON – (August 31, 2016) – Cox Media Group Houston announced today that the Country Music Association (CMA) has nominated KKBQ-FM, The New 93Q, as a finalist for two prestigious awards: Major Market Station of the Year and Major Market Personality of the YearHouston’s Country Music Station: The New 93Q nominated for prestigious Marconi Award for Country Station of the Year
for The Q Morning Zoo with Tim Tuttle, Kevin Kline and Erica Rico.
“I'm extremely proud of the accomplishments by the entire team of The New 93Q,” said CMG Houston VP and Market Manager Mark Krieschen. “Receiving a nomination in two categories is truly a reflection on the dedication of our radio stations to our listeners and our local communities.”
The CMA Broadcast Awards are among the most prestigious awards given out in the field of Country Radio. The CMA Award winners are chosen in three rounds of voting. Votes are cast by industry professional members of the Country Music Association – meaning Awards
winners are honored by their peers in the music industry.
"Today’s nomination represents the hard work and commitment of the entire 93Q team,” said Johnny Chiang, Cox Media Group Operations Manager. “Day in and day out, 93Q serves the Houston community by providing our dedicated listeners with top-rated country music, entertainment, personalities and talent. I want to thank all the staff here and in the Houston community whose passion for country music and radio makes The New 93Q a very special station.”
The 50 th Annual CMA Awards Show will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live on ABC-TV from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 2 nd at 7pm.
HOUSTON – (July 26, 2016) – Cox Media Group Houston announced today that the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has nominated KKBQ-FM, The New 93Q, as a finalist for the prestigious Marconi Award for Country Station of the Year.
“I'm extremely proud of the accomplishments by the entire KKBQ team,” said CMG Houston VP and Market Manager Mark Krieschen. “The Marconi is the radio industry’s Academy Award, so even being nominated is the highest of honors.”
Part of the selection process, entries must include innovative programming, revenue generation and station’s commitment to the community. Highlights also include audience involvement, promotion and how the station serves its audience.
"The 93Q team is the best in the business at delivering excellence in live and local content to our listeners,” said Johnny Chiang, Cox Media Group Operations Manager. “Today’s nomination represents the hard work and commitment of the entire team and I am proud to be a part of this team.”
The winners will be announced on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Nashville, TN at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show. The prestigious awards recognize radio's outstanding personalities and stations. Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners will be voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy.