Houston’s The New 93Q – CMA Major Market Station of the Year 2016
Houston, TX — Friday, October 07, 2016 — Cox Media Group (CMG) Houston’s, KKBQ-FM/The New 93Q has won Major Market Station of the Year for the 2016 Country Music Association Awards. This is the second time in the last three years The New 93Q has received a CMA Award.
“It’s a tremendous honor to receive this distinguished award,” said CMG Houston VP and Market Manager Mark Krieschen. “The CMA award is a true reflection of KKBQ’s dedication to our on-air product, the local communities we serve, our advertisers, employees and the country music industry.”
The CMA Broadcast Awards are among the most prestigious awards given out in the field of Country Radio. The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by Nielsen Audio. Candidates for Station of the Year are judged on audio sample, ratings history, community involvement, and format leadership. The entries are judged by a panel of distinguished broadcast professionals, representing all market sizes and regions.
“CMA Major Market Station of the Year. That is just surreal,” said CMG Houston Director of Operations Johnny Chiang. “This award belongs to our listeners, who drive us every day to serve our local community in the best way possible!”
The passion KKBQ has for its listeners, talent, community and advertisers is the direct result of The New 93Q reigning as Houston’s country music leader and the 1.1 million Houstonians who tune in weekly.
The 50th 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, Nov. 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.
-courtesy of Cox Media Group