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The Country Music Association named its yearly Broadcast Award winners and 92.5 WPAP’s On-air Personalities Dr. Shane and Tess were named CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year
WHAT: Nashville legend Carrie Underwood surprised iHeartMedia Panama City’s Dr. Shane and Tess on the phone to let them know they had won this year’s CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year in the Small Market division. Announcements were made in advance of the 53rd Annual CMA Awards show and presentation which will take place Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
The announcement comes after a long year of rebuilding since Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle on October 10, 2018. In the days and weeks after the storm, 92.5 WPAP’s Dr. Shane and Tess Morning Show kept the community informed as it began to dig out of the rubble. As the community continues to rebuild, tens of thousands of Floridians tune in to 92.5 WPAP for laughter, friendship, the occasional tear and plenty of country music on the #1 Morning Show in Panama City, Dr. Shane and Tess in the Morning.
In the photo attached, from left to right, Jason Tunnell owner of BCC, Chris Smith Chief Meteorologist WJGH, Jay Trumbull Jr. Florida State Representative, Tess Connell WPAP, Dr. Shane Collins WPAP, Jimmy Patronis CFO State of Florida, Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford, Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki.
Per the Country Music Association:
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.
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Where: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
92.5 WPAP is the leading media outlet in the Panama City market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and more than 130 million registered users.