HOUSTON – Oct. 15, 2014 – Cox Media Group Houston’s, KKBQ-FM/The New 93Q, received a phone call from country music artist, Luke Bryan, to award the station the Major Market Station of the Year for the 2014 Country Music Association Awards. This is the first time The New 93Q has received a CMA Award. The 48th 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. 5 at 7 p.m.
“2014, record revenue, record ratings, the Marconi for Major Market Station, and now the CMA award….this honor caps off the best year in KKBQ’s history,” said CMG Houston VP and Market Manager Mark Krieschen. “I’m very proud of our accomplishments and the entire team!”
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA. Members of the Country Music Association are music executives, artists, publicists, songwriters, musicians, touring professionals and more from all around the world.
“What an exciting year this has been for all of us at The New 93Q,” said CMG Houston Operations Manager Johnny Chiang. “This achievement gives more validity to my entire team that has endless passion and the desire to win every day!”
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 1.3 million Houstonians who tune in weekly.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.