Houston’s Country Music Station The New 93Q Wins CMA Major Market Station of the Year 2016

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. 


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, more than 60 radio stations, six 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 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million 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.